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[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2019
Originally posted by Magnus K View Post
I have decided to place my new campaign in one of the princpalities subject to the Greyfalls Satrapy. I was therefore a bit curious if you had some thoughts or even an educated guess, as to what an approximate range of the Greyfalls War Manse would maybe be. I foresee my players, who have all created some really cool solar characters, a full circle barring a Twilight, to relatively quickly gain control of the principality and tear it out of Greyfalls grasp, and the campaign will then most likely go towards war with Greyfalls itself due to some of the intimacies (like Hatred House Cynis and being escaped slaves etc.) my players have chosen. However if the Greyfalls War Manse can burn towns many, many many miles away, it would be fun to know so that I don't make a stupid mistake as a GM, ( make it far easier or far harder for my players)
Your primary concern should be with what you feel the war manse should or should not be capable of when the PCs take over and gain control over it.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2019
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[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2019
Originally posted by Abakus View Post


On page 74, The Realm says that skirmishers can be cavalry, and it's pretty explicitly not talking about auxiliaries. Is that an error?

EDIT: It's in the Legions as Battlegroups sidebar.
Yes, that's a mistake; good catch!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2019
Originally posted by Leliel View Post
Would the Utahi be remiss to having an Anathema as a Great Hero? Obviously, them declaring a Celestial Exalt to be the next paragon of their values would only not be a declaration of war on the Realm if it's considered gauche in their culture to declare war at the same time as elevating one, but I'm wondering if the Immaculates have made making one of the star-maddened inconceivable to them (except maybe as someone who retained their mind in the face of such overwhelming power).
Given that the Utahin have refused to name a Dragon-Blood as Great Hero because they expect more of the Exalted due to their power and potential, the bar would be even harder to clear for a Solar or Lunar.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2019
Originally posted by Magnus K View Post
Thanks for your previous answer, mr. Minton. Is it safe to say that a War Mance, which is a part of the Realm Defense Grid, can project some sort of mass destructive effect within a reasonable radius of Greyfalls? I am not entirely sure how a War Manse functions, but I am guessing it has some sort of effect protecting Greyfalls.
That's a fair assessment, though the details of what sort of effects might be generated aren't nailed down yet. I'm hoping we can address war manses in a future book.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2019
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Would I be correct in surmising that while they call their army the “Seventh Legion”, Lookshy’s forces are significantly larger than any INDIVIDUAL Realm Legion,
Yes, that's correct.

Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
and possibly larger or at least numerically on par with the total forces of Cathak or Sesus?
Probably around the same order of magnitude, but we're still developing the Lookshyan military section of Heirs, so I don't have a definite answer yet.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/30/2019
Originally posted by Magnus K View Post
Any info on the approximate size of the House Cynis garrison in Greyfalls, or is that up to me as a GM? I was thinking maybe a Dragon worth of troops, since it is such an important Satrapy encroached by potential enemies, previously held by the Empress legions (if I understood it correctly) and maybe backed up by janissaries or something similar, but maybe a dragon of Cynis Legionaires is too much since Cynis wants to defend it's lands on the Blessed Isle, or ?
Conveniently, The Realm specifies that House Cynis currently has a dragon of legionary troops in Greyfalls. (p.159) Presumably there's also a Cynis garrison and perhaps some local auxiliaries; you should figure out the numbers based on what you think will work best for your game.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post


​And then one paragraph later:



​So I'm not sure if they're just in a holding pattern or if they are issuing orders from a Mysterious Source.[/SIZE]
It's deliberately ambiguous as to whether the dragonlords are receiving orders from another source or not. They are not visibly acting on any clear, dynamic agenda, regardless of source.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by memeala View Post
I don't think there is an Exalted type with a comparable social relationship to an existing political structure as the Dragon-Blooded have to the Scarlet Realm, so I'd assume The Realm will be rather unique as a supplement in describing that relationship.

That being said, will there be room for discussing anything comparable when it applies to other Exalt types in the Threshold in Across the Eight Directions?
Yes, though not what you'd expect.

Originally posted by memeala View Post
E.g. Talking in greater detail about Liminals in Sijan.
Sijan isn't in Eight Directions; we're holding off so that we can present it in either Abyssals or Liminals.

Originally posted by memeala View Post
P.S. Love what I've read in The Realm so far!
Thank you! We're proud of it.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
Is it a correct reading that the Silent Legion is still operating as if they're getting orders from SOMEWHERE, even though no one else can figure out where, or are they just kind of doing nothing?
I'm not sure what you mean. Could you elaborate on what part of the text is causing confusion?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Am I miscounting then? Because the book calls the Vermillion Legion the 40th Legion, but i’m only counting 38 in the House breakdown list. Even with the Silent Legion, that’s 39. What am I missing?
There used to be more legions than there are now, and higher-numbered legions weren't necessarily renumbered after lower-numbered legions were disbanded. (It's also possible that some legion numbers have been permanently retired for various reasons, whether to honor a legion lost in battle or to condemn legions involved in failed coup attempts.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
This seems like a lore as well as a mechanical question, so Robert and Eric:

The Abyssal book is a long ways off, but how do you feel about the potential of Solar Exalted and Abyssal Exalted to temporarily access the Charms of each other? Do you feel that falls to the level of "figure it out at your own table if it appeals to you" or rises to the level of "this deserves to be codified into published material"?
I'm not really going to have a clear picture of that until we start outlining Abyssals.

Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Thus preserving the "peak, plateau, peak, plateau" pattern of Essence 1-5. 6 is a plateau where you grow wider rather than higher. Essence 7 might be a peak, but it's not a scenario worth spending word-count on.
6+ is all plateau. We don't want players to feel that they need shenanigans to hit Essence 6 or 7+ in order to play in the big leagues.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
Dragon-Blooded revealed that Fokuf is the Roseblack's uncle. Is he the son of Tepet Arada, then, or her father's brother (as I believe both of Roseblack's parents were Tepet, but Arada was the father of her mother)?
I don't think we've published anything specifying that, and it's unlikely to come up in future published material, so do whatever makes the most sense at your table.

Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
In the section on the Imperial Manse, it said that there are many stories of what actually is inside its bowels that only the Empress ever saw, including that there are "gateways to other worlds." By "worlds," does this mean Malfeas, the Underworld, etc., or unknown realms like wherever Yutani's Children think they're from and Zen-Mu, or both?
That depends on which characters are telling the stories!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Is the one Legion Tepet is listed as having the Vermillion Legion, or is the Vermillion Legion in addition to their one traditional Legion?
Just the one, as per What Fire Has Wrought: "Promoting [Tepet Ejava] to general, they placed her in charge of the one legion that had been foisted on the house in the partition of the Imperial legions — the infamous Vermilion, or “Red-Piss,” Legion."

[#][F] Eric Minton - 5/29/2019
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Questions on Exile status

- it only applies to Blessed Isle itself, right? Can an exiled Dynast who still is on good terms with their House hang out and even potentially hold some stays in one of their satrapies?
That's correct.

Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
- I assume the statement about their children being welcomed back to the House is specifically about female exiled Dynasts? The offspring of male Dynasts having no statue or House connection that doesn’t come from their mother, so any DB kids of a male exile would be Razor or Coined?
As per What Fire Has Wrought, "Husbands normally retain their family name when they marry. However, since peasants and outcastes largely lack family names, one who marries a patrician or Dynast takes on their spouse’s family name. When people of different social classes marry, the lower-class spouse is elevated to the higher-ranking spouse’s social class — at least officially." So an exiled male Dynast who marries outside of the Dynasty (assuming the necessary Imperial judges can be assembled) would bring his spouse into the family.