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[#][F] Eric Minton - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
Was the Exigence "intentional"? By which I mean, when Autocthon and the Incarnae were creating their Exaltations (though I suppose I should also question if Autochthon was involved in 3ed), was there "some left over" and they decided to make use of it, or were the blank exaltations intentionally created for the use of other gods?
There's no such thing as a "blank Exaltation." The origins and nature of the fires of Exigence will be touched on briefly in Exigents: Out of the Ashes, but we won't go into any great detail; if the specifics of the Divine Revolution's events are germane to the story being told at your table, you're better served with free rein to invent the specifics yourself.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
What determines whether an Eclipse's business is "legitimate" for the purpose of their diplomatic immunity? Can an Eclipse fool spirits into thinking they are there on legitimate business when they're just trying to get close enough for a kill? Or does the protection not work if the Eclipse tries to use it with the intent to betray their host?
Legitimate business means actual legitimate business. You can't say "Fakharu sent me to audit your spirit court" and gain diplomatic immunity unless Fakharu has indeed sent you to audit that spirit court.

You can attack your host while on legitimate business. However, as stated in the last sentence of the anima power write-up, doing so voids your diplomatic immunity. Likewise, while your host cannot attack you without just cause while you have diplomatic immunity (as per the second sentence of the power write-up), the flip side of this is that if you do provide just cause, she can indeed attack you. If you're planning an assassination and your host gets wind of it before you make the attempt, that's a pretty just cause.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by General Trivia Kit View Post
Was Exigence a thing in the First Age?

Originally posted by General Trivia Kit View Post
And could a solar have got their hands on a dose(?) and crafted their own Chosen?
No; the Exigence responds only to gods.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by tonberrian View Post
How much is gold worth in Creation, relative to silver?
Varies from place to place; throughout most of Creation it's only useful for ornamental purposes, and is typically less valuable than silver. Specific valuation is a matter for the needs of the scenario at hand (or fact declaration rolls).

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Clophiroth View Post
What happens to a Lunar´s clothes, armor, and other things she is carrying when she shapeshifts into an animal? Do they vanish, or should she remove her clothes beforehand so that they don´t break when she turns into a rhino? If they don´t vanish, could Seven-Colored SIlkworm Flourish, in Changing Plumage Mastery, be used to turn the clothes into animal appropiate "clothes", like a pet collar? Mostly so they don´t break. I was thinking about it because the character I will start playing soon will tend to turn into harmless animals to spy, and I want to know if I need hidden caches of clothes around the city :P
"When a Lunar enters an animal shape, any items or equipment that she is wielding, wearing, or carrying that she can’t use in that animal’s shape are sent Elsewhere. This includes almost all artifacts, although moonsilver armor will reshape itself to accommodate any form the Lunar may take, and some other artifacts possess powers that allow them to do so. The banished items return as soon as the Lunar takes a shape that is compatible with them."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/14/2019
Originally posted by LostLight View Post
Wait.. wasn't it spoiled somewhere that the illicit Exigent were called the "Sovereigns"? Am I imagining things?
Whoops, it can be hard to keep track of what's been spoiled and what hasn't. So yes, they're the Sovereigns of [REDACTED].

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/13/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Ah, okay thanks.

Are the other example Exigents like that too, or are they more specific examples? Ie is it Strawmaiden Janest, or Strawmaidens generally?
Strawmaiden Janest and the illicit Exigent are both presented as specific examples of unique Exigents (although players are encouraged to use the chargen rules to replace those individuals with a new Strawmaiden/Strawlad or [REDACTED] in their games). The Architects and the [REDACTED] are both presented more as general Exigent types, though you'll find specific examples elsewhere — whether Revana Quin in the core book, or the homeland of the [REDACTED] in Across the Eight Directions.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/13/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
The Architect in the Core book is an Exigent of the City-God of Wu Jian; is the example Architect in the Exigents book also an Exigent of the City God of Wu Jian (or indeed, that particular Exigent from the Core), or a different City God?
Exigents will present the Architects as a complete (albeit narrow) Exalt type and provide the tools to produce your own Architect from the city of your choice. (Revana Quin will return from the core book for the chapter fiction.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/13/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
I'm guessing that's the black market Exigent.
That's one of the gods associated with the last Exigent write-up in the book.

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Vance said you guys weren't going to use the "Dirty Bomb" terminology, as it's confusing and anachronistic. What's a better way to describe that kind of Exigent?
We're still finalizing the terminology, but on the table are expressions like "unstable Exigent" or "accursed Exigent."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/13/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Vance and Minton, IIRC the Architects will be Attribute-based. Now we're getting closer (I mean, not really close, but closer) to the publication of Exigents, are you willing to reveal either a)what kind of stat the other 3 example Exigents are based on, or, more exciting, b)besides a city and field god, who (or what kind of) the god(s) of the other two Exigents are?
I don't think we're quite ready to discuss Karana, Cantata-of-the-Depths, and [REDACTED] yet.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/3/2019
Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
Are Panoply Charms still a thing, or are they Replaced by Gods instead knowing Evocations? Or can Spirits not learn Evocations because of Panoply Charms?
If I recall correctly, Panoply Charms were largely a workaround for designing powerful, unique Spirit Charms without allowing Eclipse Caste Solars to purchase them. In 3e, I think that the Eclipse Keyword and the nonuniversality of Spirit Charms have largely rendered Panoply Charms obsolete.

Spirits can learn Evocations. "Gods, demons, fae, and other un-Exalted beings capable of attuning to artifacts normally don’t harmonize with any of the magical materials. Weaker entities are dissonant, while stronger beings — such as Second Circle Demons, nephwracks, or raksha nobles — have a neutral affinity. Many exceptions to this general rule are found in Creation, and the Storyteller always has final say on what level of power an un-Exalted character can evoke." — Arms of the Chosen, p. 17.

Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
If I were to design NPCs without the QC rules would it be out of line to have Attributes for beings like spirits go past 5 but keep Skills hardcapped at 5 as a universal rule?
I don't see Abilities as being more important to cap than Attributes? Mostly, I'd watch to make sure that overly high dice pools (especially attack pools) don't result in unexpectedly dangerous opponents. Specifically, in Adversaries of the Righteous development, Vance has advised making sure that Dexterity and combat Ability ratings don't go above 5.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 9/3/2019
Originally posted by HamSandLich View Post
So, are the Neverborn explicitly straight up inert nonactors incapable of anything or is it going to be somewhat ambiguous whether or not they're constrained 100% of the time by their condition. Like, is all the weird stuff in the Labyrinth just the metaphysical equivalent of the smell of meat going bad or is it more alien and incomprehensible?
The Neverborn are not lucid, but I don't think that "inert" is necessarily the right term. They are dead and dreaming, and occasionally lash out in their unending death throes. They may have flashes of awareness, but they aren't alien schemers actively plotting the death of reality.

Whether or not there is still a Labyrinth, and other specifics of how the Underworld works, are things that we're waiting to hammer out when we start development on Abyssals.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/16/2019
Originally posted by Sticks View Post
Are there any published Fae antagonists or fae templates?
Pages 534-539 of the 3e core book.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/15/2019
Originally posted by prototype00 View Post
Would the Ice King from Adventure Time be a Neverborn-ish character?
Compared to the Neverborn, the Ice King is a paragon of lucidity.

Neverborn are cosmic horrors, not people. Any actual _character_ from fiction is going to be a bad comparison.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/3/2019
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
One location you are most excited to show us in Across the Eight Directions?
Still waiting on the final draft for Gentian, and excited to see how it comes out. It's a rising power in the Scavenger Lands that traces its origins to a fallen post-Contagion empire and is still largely wedded to that empire's once-widespread ghostly Immaculate heresy. (Gentian is Left Hand Chalima's birthplace, and she follows the Intou heresy's tenets.)