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As with Norse and Roman religion, in Creation one generally deals with gods on the basis of bargains and covenants. Sure, you want to avoid pissing off the gods, so you'll propitiate them to avoid random divine nastiness, but when you want something in particular, you make or pledge a sacrifice to the god in exchange for its aid. Even benevolent gods are not presumed to be beneficent, any more than rich and powerful mortals are; one can beg them for charity, but it's unwise to do so with any expectation of actual aid unless you have something to offer in compensation.
Originally posted by DShomshak
I seem to recall a beverage made from fermented bread: People chew the bread, spit it in a pot, and wait for it to ferment. I *think* this is the old Russian drink kvass, but wouldn't swear to it. (My dictionary says kvass is a "thin, sour beer made by pouring warm water over barley," fermented.)
Several fermented beverages are made from chewed vegetable matter, such as cauim, chicha, and masata. Ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian beer was made from bread. But I don't recall references to beer made from chewed bread.
Originally posted by danelsan
Is this a recommendation for players to get drunk on exotic beverages?
Not at my table! Drunk players get silly, and I prefer to run Exalted with more depth than that. (My D&D players drink at the table, but that's more of a beer & pretzels game, so it's OK.)
Here's a fun, if rather old and outdated quote:
"About a third of the current provinces are related by blood to the Dynasty. The rest belong to lesser nobles. While the Dynasty is obsessed with its own superiority, treating its vassals more like worshipers, those lords who are tied to the Dynasty through marriage are treated less like second-class citizens than those who have only their oaths of submission to tie them to the Realm." (Exalted 1e core, p. 36)
(Read "provinces" as "satrapies.")
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard
Not being put to the sword is nice, as it turns out. Also, considering the gods and Icewalker-allied Animal Avatars flocking to the Bull's banner, the priests might have been commanded by their gods to side with the Bull.
Yep, you've got it,
Originally posted by Eric Minton
The only things I can think of that were cut from my manuscript were the Intimacies for Samea, Raneth, and Nalla Bloodaxe.
Speaking of which:
The Bull’s Circle: Intimacies
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega
Were the rest of the Circle statted up and cut for space? Anything you can share with us about the others who didn't appear?
I didn't write up Crimson Antler and Tear-Eater, nor did I design anything about them that was intended for publication. The only things I can think of that were cut from my manuscript were the Intimacies for Samea, Raneth, and Nalla Bloodaxe.
Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega
Wait, what? I thought the Bull was written up in 2E core... Did you write up Samea in the North compass?
Sorry, I misspoke. I wrote up the Bull's empire in North. Yurgen himself appeared in the 2e core. And yes, I wrote up Samea and the rest of the Bull's circle in North.
Originally posted by Foorish Shamurai
Wait, did you come up with the Bull of the North?
The Bull first appeared in the 1e core as an unnamed bandit warlord. Yurgen Kaneko as the Bull appeared in Castebook: Dawn. I didn't join the line till the 2e release of Infernals. That said, I did write up the Bull in Compass: North.
Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist
The Bull is tight with the Lunars now? I thought that there were certain issues with the mass conversion of various Icewalkers to sun worship, and general reticence in trusting the Solars at all.
Whoops. That's from my original writeup from my home game, where the Bull was a Lunar. That would have been changed during development if this had gotten closer to completion before the Ink Monkeys blog shut down.
Originally posted by Korhal_IV
I want to see Chejop Kejack as a planeswalker.
Transferring a character wholesale from one setting and system to another is rarely productive.