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[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/12/2018
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

​What about something akin to domestic cadet Houses? Dynasts, but without the benefits of a Great House corporate structure.
Nah. Realm society is already pretty complicated for players and Storytellers to keep track of; I'd rather avoid adding more formal social classes.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/11/2018
Originally posted by TDS View Post
If she did have any descendants, what status do they have? Are they patricians or Dynasts? Do they bear her name?
It's not something that would come up often; the Empress' sons were largely married off into the Great Houses, and her daughters often founded their own houses (or were occasionally adopted into other houses — see Rulinsei in the House Mnemon write-up). But it makes sense that the Empress' daughters passed on their names to their children as a general rule, rather than having their children change names after ascending to Great House status.

As to whether they would count as Dynasts or patricians, patricians probably makes the most sense. Still, they'd have more prestige than the typical patrician, given their origins and their potential prospects.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/11/2018
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
For Essence 3, typically decades or longer. Essence 4 is typically only possessed by Dragon-Blooded who've lived for longer than a mortal lifespan.
Also note that Essence gain is never guaranteed. For instance, an elderly Dragon-Blood who's never surpassed Essence 3 is perfectly reasonable.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/11/2018
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
I assume Berit has descendants since she was lobbying for Great House status? Do they bare her surname and count as Patricians (unless adopted into a Great House for her descendents who Exalt)?
You don't need to have descendants to become the matriarch of a Great House. Whether or not Berit has any descendants is not currently specified.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/11/2018
Originally posted by Ellis View Post
Do you recall who wrote what in What Fire Has Wrought? I assume the sorcery is Vancian as ever, but I understand freelancers wrote some of the chapter fiction?
We prefer to leave it to freelancers to acknowledge their own work (or not). I'd like to think they're all proud of their work, because I think the writing team has been doing a great job! But it's not my place to make that decision for them.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Vance.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/8/2018
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
Extremely sad music.
Also, little earthquakes.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/8/2018
We have no plans to implement a single Creation-wide martial arts monoculture in 3e. Local martial arts societies and subcultures will appear in print; these are specific to their locales, such as Wu-Jian's Thirteen Schools.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/5/2018
Originally posted by Mizu View Post

Does that mean Sidereal are going to be the 5th type released or am I reading way too much into them being the splat mentioned here?
That's our current intention, but it's far enough down the line that its placement in the schedule isn't set in stone.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/5/2018
Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
I apologize if you're getting tired of questions like this, but how far out do you see doing a book on gods, spirits, and elementals? We've got the Immaculate styles to wallop wayward gods with, now we just need a bigger selection!
We've been writing up the pitch for such a book, and we hope to fit it in between Exigents and Sidereals if the schedule allows.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/5/2018
Originally posted by Amine Hsu View Post

(I'm a bit slow)
Will there be further expansion/explanations to the rules regarding this?
Like, it's obvious that you're referring to specific things in the setting, but what about things that are functionally similar but are thematically different. Like rather than an airship, something like a normal sailing ship that flies with a hotair balloon? Or a giant flying carpet. Or if rather than a giant robot suit of armor, it's a giant claydoll ya person sits inside the head doing a special form of meditating and katas to control?

I'm really not trying to be pedantic.=>_<= It just feels really vague.
First Age Artifice has nothing to do with theme; it isn't "the magitech craft ability." Whether an artifact needs to be built and maintained using First Age Artifice is based solely on what it does, not on how it's themed. A giant flying carpet that functions similarly to an airship, or a giant clay figure that functions similarly to a warstrider, would still require First Age Artifice, while a suit of magitech powered armor that mechanically functions like normal artifact armor wouldn't require First Age Artifice.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/4/2018
Originally posted by Saipjas View Post
This may be more an Eric Minton question, but is the Deliberative serving both as the executive body and legislative body with the disappearance of the Scarlet Empress?
Some of its members have ambitions in that direction, but the Deliberative faces obstacles from without and within.

Originally posted by Saipjas View Post
How much of the Realm setting book will be devoted to the political/governmental structure of the Realm?
Chapter 2 covers the magistracy, the ministries, the All-Seeing Eye, and the Deliberative. It's a solid chunk of the book. There's also material on prefectural government in Chapter 1 and satrapial administration in Chapter 6.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/3/2018
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

River left the Order because she fell in love. While writer comments have confirmed that she faces social marginalization for this decision, it was obviously something that was legally within her rights to do. Should we assume that Found-Eggs who take the Razor do not have that legal option?
That's correct; an outcaste monk cannot leave the Order of her own volition. I'm not sure as to exactly what happens if an outcaste monk turns apostate — we didn't think to cover it in the text — but it wouldn't be pretty.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/3/2018
Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
Speaking of Immaculate strictures - how important to mainstream Realm Immaculate monks is the tonsure? (I ruled in my personal game that Dragon-Blooded monks can get exemptions from it, because one of my PCs wanted to be a monk with hair, but.)
The tonsure is a mark of humility and conformity. Monks are expected to shave their heads every five days. No one's going to punish a monk who, say, winds up with a bit of hair because she got lost in the wilderness without a razor. But deliberately growing out one's hair is a sign of vanity, and failing to seek humbling punishment for such a transgression is a sign of arrogance.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/3/2018
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
There's a few 1e materials that mention writeups for critters in Creatures of the Wyld being cut for space, and subsequently compiled into a PDF. However, the links given in the books no longer work. Any idea where I can presently get these bonus beasties?
The PDF is still floating around on the web, but I don't think there's currently a legal mechanism to acquire it. I'll kick this up the chain.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/3/2018
Originally posted by TGUEIROS View Post
And what does that entail for that ex-monk in Realm society in general?

Are they now pariah, exiled from the Realm?
The Realm covers this.

Originally posted by TGUEIROS View Post
What happens so that is not the easy way out of the Coin's 50 year service for Outcastes?

Choose the Razor, have an orgy after graduation, and then I'm free to do what I want? Seems not plausible.
That's a matter of Realm law, not Order policy.