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[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
Would The Legend of Zelda (more specifically Breath of the Wild) be good recommended viewing for Exalted players? It does feel very much like an Exalted video game.
It's recommended playing for anyone. :-) I'm replaying it right now in my limited free time.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/11/2019
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
I'm not gonna strictly say they can't, but the thought of statting up a microscopic critter gives me headaches, let alone running a game with a micro-Lunar running around interacting with other people.
In addition, we aren't necessarily ever going to specify whether microscopic animals actually exist in Creation one way or another.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/11/2019
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Would the illicit Exigent be someone we’ve heard of before? I’m assuming Plentimon’s Chosen who won his Exaltation at the game table wasn’t what the Unconquered Sun had in mind when that particular bit of the Exigence was handed out, for example...
This will be her first appearance.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/10/2019
Originally posted by Jefepato View Post
Does the Realm have no proper name other than "the Realm?"
It is more properly the Scarlet Realm, a term which appears a couple of times in What Fire Has Wrought. We usually cut that down to just "the Realm" for word count reasons. Now that you mention it, it seems like we may have done that a bit too often, to the point that it hardly appears anywhere at all. Oops!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/10/2019
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
As it’s been mentioned Janest and the Architects are on the roster, I take it then the other 2 are an illicit exigent, and a corrupted one?
As it happens, yes.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/9/2019
Originally posted by memeala View Post

As a follow-up, is it too early to tell us how many fleshed-out examples you're planning on including?
As per the current outline, there will be four different fleshed-out examples of Exigents in the book.

EDIT: Ninja'd!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/6/2019
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Do you think there's an approximate upper limit to the size that a satrapy can be which is acceptable to the Realm, beyond which they'll do things like partition it or reprimand and curtail its expansion (depending on whether it was too big before or after being conquered), or if the Realm is ready to take on whatever?
The Realm explicitly states that the Empress sometimes partitioned subjugated states into multiple satrapies.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/5/2019
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Has it ever been said whereabouts Carnelia is?
Carnelian is on the northern shore of the White Sea, more or less northward of Whitewall and Gethamane. It's slated to appear on the Lunars map.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/5/2019
Originally posted by memeala View Post
Will the final version of Fangs at the Gate include maps in the Dominions chapter to help orient the geographically impaired? Failing that, maybe some reference to them in Across the Eight Directions?
A map is under development. I don't know if it will appear in a spread like the Blessed Isle map in What Fire Has Wrought, or if bits of it will be scattered through the chapter as per the core book; the specifics will be determined by the art director.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/5/2019
Originally posted by Iceblade44 View Post
The patrons of the Optional Celestial Exalted. Per chance, do their names follow the same pattern of the Incarnae barring Conky. That is they are named following roman gods of what they are representing? Or are they different.
They vary.

Originally posted by Iceblade44 View Post
Also the Getimian Patron, is it also one of the Incarnae.
We're not going to discuss that yet!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/5/2019
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Would the territories under the control of the Delzhan be the largest satrapy of the Realm?
I don't think it's useful for us to specify which satrapy oversees the most territory, nor do I think it's a particularly meaningful question within the context of satrapies that extract tribute from nomadic or seminomadic peoples.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/5/2019
Originally posted by MrFamiliar View Post
Charm possessed by Prince of the Fallen Tower (Lunars, Celestial Spell)
Sword-Shattering Sinew (3m, 2i; Reflexive; Instant; Decisive-only, Perilous): The prince adds its soak to its Hardness against an attack. Mundane weapons that fail to overcome this Hardness are destroyed.

So, if I shoot the Prince with a mundane longbow, and I don't beat it's enhanced Hardness, does my bow break?
It's intended to represent supernatural toughness rather than some sort of actively weapon-seeking magic, so the arrow would be destroyed, not the bow. (Though of course the Storyteller is welcome to rule otherwise.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4/1/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Hey, bringing up Sidereals again, can you give examples of any canon Sidereals you might be looking to significantly reinvent or expand on?
We're going to need to take a careful look at the canonical 1e/2e Sidereals once we start digging down into the specifics of their corner of the setting (fate, destiny, the Bronze and Gold factions, the Bureau of Destiny, etc.), which we won't have a chance to do until we're in the run-up to development on the Sidereals book. So I don't really have a good answer for you; while there are characters I'd want to delve into now, that list may chance once we start Sidereals development.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/28/2019
Originally posted by KuiperBelt View Post
So if Hearteaters were once the Exalted associated with Adamant, but Adamant isn't getting a writeup for its themes or anything for a while... Will it be apparent from the Hearteaters writeup what the themes of Adamant are? (i.e. from extrapolating what Hearteaters' themes were before their corruption)
Hearteaters won't be the only character type in Exigents to be resonant with adamant. We'll provide adamant thematics in the book.

Originally posted by KuiperBelt View Post
And in a similar vein, how similar/dissimilar are Hearteaters themes from their pre-corruption form? Similar/related enough that we can extrapolate them from the Hearteaters writeup, or so different that it may take some time to fully unravel what they used to be like?
Not too similar. Their original themes will be mentioned, but as we're not aiming to provide material to design the pre-Divine Revolution Hearteaters as QCs for actual play, we won't discuss them extensively.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 3/28/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
What's your plan for Sidereal signatures? On the one hand, it's always nice to see new characters. On the other hand, the pool of Sidereals is small enough - and enough Siddies have been named already - that if y'all do too many more, there won't be room for player characters!

​(I'm admittedly employing some exaggeration, but not that much.)
It's tricky. We recognize that this is an issue, and we hope to find a balance where we provide enough NPC Sidereals to support Storytellers and players without eating up too many of the available spots.