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[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/28/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Was Brighid still the first Sorceress back during the First Age? Or does the nature of Sorcery in Third Edition make it impossible to pin down a single origin, and there were probably Exalted Sorcerers in the War on the Gods?
The story of Brigid is known in the Time of Tumult (though the Dragon-Blooded say she was one of their own). The passage of millennia, however, makes the truth of the matter difficult to ascertain.

EDIT: Ninja'd!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/28/2017
Originally posted by Black Paper Moon View Post
What's the current planned roadmap for books after Dragon-Blooded is done?
We've already turned in our final drafts of Dragon-Blooded and The Realm for editing, and we're currently focused on ramping up toward Lunars.

We're working on pitches for the next few books to come immediately after Lunars, but we'd rather not discuss them until the pitches are approved by Onyx Path and White Wolf.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/27/2017
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
Why is it called the Bay of Kings?

Looking at the map, the walls of Medo are protection against Marama's Fell?

Is Ixcoatli an expansionist power at the "moment"?
We're still working details for these locales, and we don't want to tie our writers' hands by posting incomplete ideas on the forums. Sorry!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/27/2017
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
Question concerning Arete and its 'Mudra of Perfected Skill' Evocation: The Dissonant rules state the Evocation enhances one Ability at first purchase, with additional Abilities costing 2xp each. The Resonant rules, however, say that first purchase allows enhancement of Caste/Favored Abilities, but says nothing on how to expand beyond that. In addition, no real information is given for how to handle characters who are neither Dissonant nor Resonant, but rather are Orichalcum-neutral. Can you please clarify?
The special activation rules cover characters who aren't dissonant with orichalcum, whether or not they're resonant. The reference to a resonant character purchasing the Evocation is an editing artifact from before the special activation rules were added; it should instead refer to when the resonant character awakens the Evocation via the special activation rules. A resonant character enhancing all of her Caste and Favored Abilities is over and above the ability unlocks in the special activation rules.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/24/2017
Originally posted by wern212 View Post
First of all, wanted to thank the Devs for an amazing book, Arms of the Chosen is incredible.
Thank you for the kind words!

Originally posted by wern212 View Post
Now, onto the actual question: for Baldaquin (the Eclipse-y armor on page 94 of Arms), what counts as being an intermediary?
For example, if I represent the Circle my character is part of, does that count?
Does my character have to be subordinate to whatever they are representing in order to benefit from this artifact's evocations, or can they be equals?
Your standing in the organization doesn't matter, whether you're a subordinate, peer, or leader. All that matters is that you're a legitimate representative of the organization traveling on official diplomatic business.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/23/2017
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
1a. The Nine Foxfires coming back? Because they sound fascinating.
I'm hoping that they'll turn up again.

Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
3. Irrenii's Bell and Sozen and Vainglory all feel...infernal-y to me. Is that a coincidence, or is there some correlation there?
They aren't explicitly intended as a preview of Infernal Exalted mechanics or thematics.

Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
Congrats on platinum!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/23/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

In all seriousness I wish they'd name said island, canonically state little is known about it since few go there and return, and leave it at that for tables to fill in. The status quo of not mentioning it at all just leaves it being called Frosty Dorito Island by fans which leaves it being seen as something silly rather than existing for the purpose it was actually drawn for (being an isolated Arctic type local where you can do stories like "The Thing" or any given Doctor Who story that's about a bunch of people trapped in a place together where something weird starts happening).
We're planning to cover it in an upcoming setting book.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/22/2017
Originally posted by Blaque View Post

If an ST Guide were to include alternative or optional rules, like say, something akin to the chase system from Shards, would there be Charms for that in there, or would that be something only used granted the wordcount?
Aside from the word count involved, that would probably lead to a situation in which most Exalt types would never actually have Charms engaging with that subsystem, since we're unlikely to publish Charms for optional subsystems outside of whatever books those subsystems appear in, and we can't publish Charms in a Storytellers' Guide for Exalt types we haven't finished developing yet.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/22/2017
Originally posted by Gonzo View Post
That would be awesome!

Do you think that could also be a good place to put some "mini shard" options for different Exalted playstyles and/or settings?
Different play styles, yes. Different settings, unlikely. (Word count is limited, and alternate settings take up a lot of space; that's more the sort of thing to get its own book, as per Shards of the Exalted Dream.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/22/2017
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
‚ÄčThe significance of my referencing the Time of Tumult is that... okay, let's say there's Yurgen Kaneko, and he's fighting in approximately the same manner as Genghis Khan. The Edition has already made him a bit less sanitary by explicitly having him engaging in biological warfare, using a horrible magic disease. That's bad by my standards, but it's fitting to the setting, and it leaves room for there to be something about Kaneko other than being an arbitrarily powerful person who is uncontrollable.
Kaneko's use of puppeteer's plague is taken from the Golden Horde khan Jani Beg's use of plague-infected corpses against the city of Kaffa.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/20/2017
Originally posted by Anasurimbor View Post
Is Design Beyond Limit once per story period or once per story on a given artifact?
On a given artifact.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/20/2017
Originally posted by Electro View Post
Implosion bows leave behind only "artifacts and other indestructible items". Does this mean that all artifacts are indestructible? If not, how tough are they, typically?
Weapons and armor are indestructible, as are other items that might be subjected to powerful forces, such as prosthetics and vehicles. Other artifacts vary widely in terms of resilience, ranging from nigh-indestructible to incredibly fragile; see The Veil That Holds Back Time for an example. This is ultimately a Storyteller call.

(Also note that "indestructible" is shorthand for "indestructible by conventional means"; nothing in Creation is truly indestructible, just as no one is truly immortal. Particularly overwhelming supernatural forces, such as Burning Brand's Blazing Dragon-Ancestor Exhalation, may be called out as capable of damaging artifacts or even destroying them. The boundaries here are also a Storyteller call, though such effects are rare, and the Storyteller should err on the side of not destroying player characters' artifacts.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/20/2017
Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
And now, a question that has nothing to do with artifacts.

I assume in the Realm (and similarly, Lookshy), if a Dynast (or Citizen) becomes a widow(er), there's a traditional mourning period before they're encouraged to get remarried, if only because as Dragonbloods they're expected to keep on with their century plus lifespan.

Roughly how long do you think this mourning period is? Years? A decade? It Depends? Or is that something that actually isn't mentioned in WFhW or The Realm?
It's not covered, but insofar as marriage negotiations in the Realm go on for years, such a mourning period would likely be over by the time negotiations are complete.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/20/2017
Originally posted by Lionmanguy View Post
What was the cut N/A artifact umbrella that didn't make it into the book called?
We never wrote an N/A artifact umbrella.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 11/20/2017
Originally posted by Blaque View Post
That said, I'm kind of surprised Soul Mirror, which made its way into all prevous Artifact books before, wasn't in this one. Was it just not something that came together for this one, or is it maybe something that if revisited, might have a chance to be covered in an appropriate place like the Abyssals book? Similar with the Daiklave of Conquest.
Soul Mirror might appear in Abyssals. Not sure about the Daiklave of Conquest.