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[#][F] Eric Minton - 2/12/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Did Raksi and Ma-Ha-Suchi exalt before the Usurpation? It's not clear if that's still the case.
They're both explicitly presented as First Age elders in their individual write-ups.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 2/7/2019
Originally posted by Alpharius View Post

A question about this. When it comes to the assumption of 'always Anathema', would it be reasonable to assume that they just very clearly notate the signs of Solars and Lunars and their caste marks then...I guess just go 'any other Exalted may not be as blessed as the Dragon-Blooded, but like gods have a part to play in our world'?

Just trying to guess kind of how if a young peasant child went up to an Immaculate monk after seeing anything from a Chosen of Battle to an Exigent in service of a local river god asking questions would be answered.
The world is full of supernatural entities whose presence and activities aren't sanctioned by the Immaculate Philosophy, but which aren't necessarily so troublesome to the Perfected Hierarchy as to warrant extermination. An Exigent or other unidentified Exalt should be reported to a monk, but only those who bear the signs of Lunar or Solar Exaltation are innately considered to be,Anathema.

Basically, by default Exigents (like god-blooded) and other non-Dragon-Blooded Exalted are seen by the Immaculates as the result of inappropriate congress between gods and mortals, but can atone for their inauspicious creation through noble service. But they have no innate role in the well-being of creation; they can easily go astray, and those whose evil deeds draw sufficient condemnation may be dubbed Anathema on an individual basis.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 2/7/2019
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Will The Realm have a timeline?
Yes, along the lines of the ones found in First Edition books like Exalted: the Dragon-Blooded and Scavenger Sons.

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Does it talk much about the Shogunate?
Occasionally mentioned in passing where relevant, but it receives no dedicated coverage.

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
How about Immaculate theology (as opposed to praxis)?
Discussed in the Immaculate Order chapter.

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
How much of the book is about Satrapies?
There's a full chapter on satrapies, including both general discussion of the satrapial system and individual write-ups of several satrapies.

Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
Finally, is the Immaculate version of history in Chapter 1 of 1st edition Exalted still representative of what Realm commoners believe?
Page 32, "The Realm Historian Speaks," largely carries over in its broad strokes, though it's worth noting that it's explicitly presented as a systematized compilation from various sources rather than a universal historical orthodoxy. (One noteworthy change is that Sidereals are no longer considered Anathema by default in 3e.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 2/6/2019
Originally posted by Nabirius View Post

On the first question, I wasn't so much asking about mechanics as story, but the point is taken that there are many types of Akuma that might have different abilities both in their base form, and what they were granted. However, I was trying to ask if say a Terrestrial Exalted Akuma focused on combat would be a threat to a combat-focused solar as a matter of story?
As Vance says, in 3e "Akuma" isn't a mechanical template that you paste onto an Exalt. It's an umbrella term for someone who's been granted infernal power. The term "Terrestrial Exalted Akuma," by itself, provides no meaningful information on the particulars of the infernal powers that a Dragon-Blood may have received. So the answer is that whether any given akuma is a challenge to your PCs is up to whatever traits your Storyteller decided to assign to that akuma.

(This seems like something we might want to provide guidance for in a future book. But it's not something that we have the wherewithal to address at this time.)

[#][F] Eric Minton - 2/4/2019
Originally posted by Pharsti View Post
Just pinging this one from a couple weeks ago, in case it got missed. If it's something without an easy Dev Thread answer, no worries.
We're aiming to cover these things in an upcoming book about spirits, if possible.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 2/4/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
I take it, then, that a hypothetical future write-up of Gervesin would probably have his "petrifies crops and flowers he passes over, and spreads fibers of brass through day birds' flesh" omen, be given such an exception clause? I figure brassy tumors are a touch more deleterious than uncontrollable crying.
Some demonic omens are more dramatic in their impact than others, but by and large, they aren't meant to unexpectedly murder your PC's familiar.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/29/2019
Originally posted by Lerinome View Post
Hey guys, questions about airships:
Are they capable of evocations?
Any artifact rated three dots or higher is theoretically capable of developing Evocations,

Originally posted by Lerinome View Post
The process of repairing them is the same one as a warstrider?
How many hearthstones could they hold?
For both of these questions, it depends on the nature of the specific airship. A two-dot hot air balloon whose sole magic is a self-healing canopy will have very different mechanics from a five-dot blue jade aerial cruiser with integrated lightning ballistae.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/28/2019
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Question for Eric:

How big can First Circle Demons be? Is there room to ever have any that are Legendary Size?
There's no inherent rule against it, but the combat advantages of Legendary Size are significant; you'll want to be careful not to make a Legendary Size demon of the First Circle into the optimal combat summons.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/28/2019
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post

Do you plan on including them in heirs?
The Golden Hounds (and other unique artifacts in Arms of the Chosen) are highly unlikely to reappear elsewhere; that would undercut the flexibility of providing artifacts for your PC to wield. Admiral Sand is not appearing in Heirs of the Shogunate.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/27/2019
Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
So how big are the Realm Legions now? Back in 2nd ed and I think in 1st they were each about 5k. But reading the New DragonBlooded book they seem to be bigger over all, like each legion is composed of multiple groups of 5k perhaps?
A legion has 5,000 legionnaires, roughly 2,000-3,000 skirmishers, and a small assortment of officers and specialists. Auxiliary forces attached to legions in the field vary widely in size and composition.

Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
Am I misinterpreting this. If they are only 5k per legion then it doesn’t seem like they have the forces to “defend” all the Satrapies and man the Realms military HQs.
What you're missing here is that satrapial garrisons aren't composed of legionary forces. The garrisons have always been supplied by the Great Houses, even before the Imperial legions were divvied up among the houses after the Empress' disappearance. They are a completely different set of troops.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/26/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Was the Sand mentioned in the backstory for the Golden Hounds in Arms of the Chosen the Sand who was in Caste Book: Eclipse?
That's up to you!

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/19/2019
Originally posted by Jetstream View Post

Anyone go with Avaku? And if so, are we gonna find out what the hell “of Ways” refers to? :P
Cynis Denovah Avaku wasn't chosen as a backer character for Heirs to the Shogunate.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/19/2019
Originally posted by Sakii View Post
Are there four or five dot artifacts in Heirs?
At present, no five-dot artifacts but several four-dot artifacts. Specific dot ratings may be subject to change during development, however.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/18/2019
Originally posted by Snakesandsuns View Post
So I have a question. How much of this is actually written up before the kickstarter?
None. We didn't overwrite for What Fire Has Wrought; everything in Heirs to the Shogunate is new material.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/17/2019
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
The previous edition made a point of stating that Icemind identifies as female, but Ledaal Kes and Ragara Szaya both were stated to refer to Icemind as "it" as their way of denying personhood to Icemind.

​(The books themselves also did this.)

Can we safely assume this bit is getting dropped in this edition?
I don't think it's likely to come up in the text one way or the other.