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[#][F] Eric Minton - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Ascension View Post
I'd take that as indication that River is herself a lost egg who took the razor. That would also fit with the new signatures representing each potential origin for your Terrestrial characters (Prasadi and Forest Witches excepted).
River is a Ledaal who joined the Immaculate Order.

Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Do we know anything about Left Hand yet? Just occurred to me they could be a Forest Witch.
Chalima is an outcaste from the Scavenger Lands. She's not affiliated with a larger outcaste group or lineage.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

In that case, I take it slaves are generally only used as servants on the Isle? They’re not used as a labor force for agriculture/industry?

That would make sense with the (compared to oppressed populations in the Threshold) beneficial status the Realm extends Isle commoners - you don’t want imported slaves putting them out of work.

Any slave plantations would be in satrapies?
The Dragon-Blooded may assign slaves to mortal overseers on the Isle, including manual labor. But the Dragon-Blood remains the owner.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
If it's in the text I missed it. What's Realm law on when a slave Exalts as Dragon-Blooded? I assume they're automatically freed and then treated like a commoner Found Egg (Razor or Coin)...
That's correct; it's explicitly covered in the text.

Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
but I'm guessing the former owner is entitled to compensation? Is the new Dragon-Blooded considered in debt to them, or do the Legions, Order, or Empress just pay them the cost of the mortal slave they lost, or what?
Unsure; we didn't cover it in the text, and I don't see any coverage in Exalted: the Outcaste. I'm not sure whether the former owner is compensated. The outcaste is not indebted to her former owner; I'm not sure why one might think she should be. Her obligations are solely to the Empress.

Note that slaves on the Blessed Isle may only be owned by the Dragon-Blooded, whose stipends make any such compensation nominal.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
-As a player, what sorts of Lore-based Fact introductions have you gotten away with making?
Off the top of my head? Declaring ways to attract the attention of a couple of different elementals; establishing the presence of a manse and a ghost ship; and pinning down the details for a potential sorcerous initiation.

Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
-As an ST, what's the wildest introduced fact you've allowed?
My players haven't shown any real interest in introducing facts as yet.

Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
-What sort of difficulties have you assigned/had to overcome?
My ST hardly ever bothers telling me the difficulty rating, due to Lore Supernal churning out tons of successes.

Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
-What's the most trouble a declared fact has ever gotten you into?
The Circle's Dawn Caste was annoyed when the corrupt dragon censor I'd introduced started hitting on him.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by OpMegs View Post
So, it's mentioned the Signature DBs are going to get writeups in the DB Companion. Are we likely to see similar writeups of the Solar sigs in a hypothetical storytelling guide or similar? I remember Moerke wrote up an enormously detailed one for Perfect Soul, which I'd hardly expect similar things in official books given wordcount, but I admit to some curiosity as to the sigs, especially Shen given DBs' significant reworking of Iselsi making his situation very interesting.
It's hypothetically possible, but we don't see any appropriate opportunities for this in the schedule at present.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

Even Nellens’?
House Nellens has two legions. They aren't so hurting for Dragon-Blooded that they can't find two Dragon-Blooded officers to take the role.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Does the Realm book go into how high a mortal can typically rise in the Legions (be they Dynast, Patrician, or Commoner)?
It's touched on, yes.

Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Is there enough of a meritocracy for a common-born mortal to advance past a less skilled mortal Dynast?
Yes, though it's uncommon, and no mortal ever leads a full legion.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5 Days ago
Originally posted by Ketrus View Post
And, as nice as this thread is, can we get authoritative errata / rulings consolidated somewhere?
It's worth noting that while Vance and I do the best we can to provide answers to folks' questions, nothing in this thread is official errata. We can indicate our personal preferences and understanding of the rules and setting, and suggest our intended directions for future books, but for better or worse, the published text is the published text. Our word on a message board isn't canon.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
Does Varangia include those huge lakes between Kirighast and Jiara?
Nope. Urim, on the map, is one of the Varang city-states; they're nowhere near that lake region.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by Marros56 View Post
Going through Arms again, and taking a closer look (SO GOOD) and I do have one question.

Many of Flying Silver Dream's charms allow it to use a variety of Solar Charms of it's own volition, Does the wielder need to know these charms?
Nope! (Except for Eternal Moonsilver Champion's reference to "its wielder's Charms.")

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by The Unsung Hero View Post
The new image that appears below the new stretch goal of QC writeups for the new DB circle.. I presume that's supposed to be Yushoto Mathar? If so, it struck me that the story wrote his robin as Red in color with the picture being blue...
Each story starts with the year it took place in. The intro fiction with the robin was fifty years ago, and alas, robins only live a fraction of that. Mathar's been through his share of birds.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7 Days ago
Originally posted by OpMegs View Post
So it'd be more along the lines of.... I forget which 2E Book it was, but there was a sidebar with like, six different options that the Emissary of Nexus could be, from "the Council of Entities has twelve people running around in identical masks" to "He's a First Age Solar that survived somehow". Or the one that provided offhand explanations for the Bull of the North that included being a Lunar, Abyssal, etc. instead of a Solar?

Because those were always some of my favorite things back in the day. You don't need to say how it is, but giving me a half dozen "how it could be" things about something ambiguous is great for letting me see if one of those works for me or I make my own.
That’s the plan, though it would be a much more extensive tool kit, with notes on additional sub-variations. (If it helps, I’m the one who wrote that sidebar on the Bull.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/15/2018
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
If those last 14 Charm slots don’t sell (i’m betting they will when the Kickstarter gets a surge of attention from new people near the end, but hypothetically if they don’t) is that space forfeit, or is it just more space for new Charms Vance has lying around that didn’t make WFHW?
The former.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/15/2018
Originally posted by Wise Old Guru View Post
Hualli and Grip are my favorite new NPCs. They just have so much potential for Immaculate buddy-cop comedy!

Glad you enjoyed them!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/15/2018
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Given the number of stretch goals we’ve hit, are we in danger of having the companion turn into multiple books?
I don't think so. It's currently still smaller than Arms of the Chosen, including reward tier bonuses.