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[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/21/2020
Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
Speaking of storm mothers, do the Inland, White, and/or Dreaming Seas have them or only the Great Western Ocean?
Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
Eric will know better than me, but I don't think they're limited to just the one ocean.
My current thoughts are that storm mothers can be found elsewhere, but those in the Inland Sea and the western Dreaming Sea keep their heads down to avoid Immaculate attention. We may have another look at this if it comes up in a future book.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/28/2019
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Mela’s Coil in Arms also seems like a good analogue for Air Dragon Armor too.

Is there any cool artifact armor in Heirs?
The Lookshy chapter will have info on gunzosha armor, and a Kickstarter backer requested a suit of articulated plate for the artifact chapter.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/28/2019
Originally posted by DrLoveMonkey View Post
What are the chances that we'll see Dragon Armor in any upcoming supplement?
It's unlikely; as you note, there's not much of a place for it in upcoming books.

Originally posted by DrLoveMonkey View Post
Or would it basically just be equivalent to artifact armor with whatever evocations we might want and not really worth making a separate thing?
Pretty much! The magitech-themed Evocations on Cathedral of Sublime Annihilation (in Arms of the Chosen) should serve as a good guideline of what that would look like; it's really just a matter of flavoring what are otherwise normal Evocations in a dragon armor-ish way.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/27/2019
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
So the Heartflame seems to be an elemental with in the power of a sorcerer to summon and bind at the terrestrial circle--what happens, however, if it's essence exceeds 3 while bound? Does it break free of its bonds?
There's nothing in the spell description that says the elemental's Essence needs to remain 3 or below, so as written it should remain bound. The Storyteller may wish to rule otherwise, but if so, should discuss it with the player before the elemental is summoned rather than afterward.

I'll make a note of this to discuss with the Hundred Devils developer, and to consider more broadly if we get to write our planned book on sorcery.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/27/2019
Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
Is there a scheduled date for the beginning of the Exigent Kickstarter, or does it depend on what projects are ready at a given time?
There is no officially scheduled date as yet; specifics are up to the folks running things at Onyx Path.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/19/2019
Originally posted by The Unsung Hero View Post

Can we correctly interpret this response to mean that both books have already been pitched so it's just a question of response order?
Yes, that's correct.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/19/2019
Originally posted by prototype00 View Post
With regards to Amatha Kinslayer’s Exalted Dragonblood daughter, is she a member of House Peleps (not matrilineal) or House Cynis (matrilineal)?
Cynis. Amatha was a mortal Dynast, but a Dynast nonetheless; her husband joined her household, and their child took her family name.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/19/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Apologies; I was distracted and forgot this was “Ask the Devs” and not “Ask a question, get an answer.”

And now, a dev question: Which should we expect to see first, a sorcery book, or a manses/demesnes book?
That largely depends on the order in which we receive book pitch approvals from Onyx Path.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/19/2019
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
What's the Directional spread of locations in Across The Eight Directions?
Chapter 1: The North
​Chapter 2: The Northeast
​Chapter 3: The Scavenger Lands
​Chapter 4: The Far East
​Chapter 5: The Dreaming Sea
​Chapter 6: The South
​Chapter 7: The Southwest
​Chapter 8: The West
​Chapter 9: The Northwest

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/7/2019
Originally posted by light-hero View Post
So that Canvas Map I bought might be wrong? Okay.
We have no plans for retconning the map. It's a fair point that folks shelled out a lot of money on the canvas map of Creation as a free-standing purchase, and that shouldn't be casually disregarded.

(Note: Sometimes the devs will make mistakes here; we're only human, and we largely squeeze in this unpaid service in between two jobs and trying to have a life. Please don't respond with hostility or shaming.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/6/2019
Originally posted by Uknown DarkLord View Post
Does this mean that Immaculate Monks are fully informed as to who Sidereals are or what the Bronze Faction is?
No.

Originally posted by Uknown DarkLord View Post
Cause if they know they are chosen of the Sun, then why personally do they make the decision to join a wyld hunt?
"Immaculate monks understand the nature of the Solar and Lunar Anathema. The Order knows that it hunts and murders Exalted, but believes that the unyielding perfection of Solar Essence and mutable chaos of Lunar Essence lead inevitably to insanity. As spiritually naïve mortals transformed into tragic monsters, these Anathema cannot help but disrupt and pervert the Perfected Hierarchy wherever they go. Better that they die quickly, before the corruptive taint of their undeserved power spreads too far. Few monks see the need to explain these fine details to mortals and disinterested lay Dragon-Blooded, who would only become confused. Only hearts of iron can provide the mercy that Anathema need most." — The Realm, p. 89

Originally posted by Uknown DarkLord View Post
Just belief in the prophesy the Bronze Faction told?
The Great Prophecy isn't part of Immaculate dogma.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/6/2019
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
About Exalted : Essence
It's in the brochure for 2019-2020, does that mean it's coming out as early as next year?
I'd be surprised, but I don't know how things are going in its silo.
Originally posted by Epitome View Post
The brochure says it will feature "many classic Exalt types". Are there any exalt types that won't be available in Exalted : Essence?
The "optional Exalts" from the Exigents appendix won't be in there.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/6/2019
Originally posted by HamSandLich View Post
The Realm says that the Immaculate Monks know that Solar and Lunar Anathema are Exalted, but do they understand that term to mean they're Exalted by Sol and Luna? Or is it still, "they stole the powers of the sun/moon"?
Immaculate monks know what it means to be Exalted, yes.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/6/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
What's the plan for Firewander? In 1e it was an impoverished district of Nexus, while in 2e they seemed to have added a Wyld zone to it out of nowhere. Is the Wyld zone going to still be canon in 3e?
It's planned to be an impoverished district of Nexus, though we may or may not include some Wyld taint as yet another oppressive influence on its residence. We'll nail down the specifics when Eight Directions is in development.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 12/6/2019
Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
What's the protocol for a mortal dynast who draws their second breath as a solar or lunar, especially one that's esteemed or reputable?
Having one's kinfolk become Anathema is scandalous, but not nearly as much as being caught trying to cover it up. So the Dynast's household and Great House will probably try to kill them quietly, rather than risk having the Wyld Hunt spread the new Anathema's name far and wide. (And in many cases, it might feel kinder, more honorable, or more pious to do it oneself, rather than leaving it to uncaring strangers or risking the deaths of bystanders.) If that fails, the next best thing is to publicly disclaim the new Anathema and make a big show of leading the hunt against them, for similar reasons.