Creation's big and varied and there are notable regions where the Immaculate Order doesn't have a lot of penetration -- for example, the River Province itself is lousy with Lookshy's Immaculate faith but the area to the east of it is largely free, because the Realm can't move past the River Province without conquering the River Province first, and they haven't done that -- but in general the Realm has made "Control major nexuses of trade and political capitals" a priority, and it's made spreading the Immaculate Philosophy into all those places a priority, too. They don't need to control all the world; just the places where the money and power are. And that means if you decide you have business with money or power, you'll see monks. And they might see you.
Originally posted by Isator Levi
The difference is in the implications this has for Outcastes.
Mmhm. It also opens the door to some pretty interesting stories where a ragtag bunch of Outcastes, born and raised deep in the Threshold, far from the support network of the Realm (or Lookshy) come together for mutual aid and fellowship, and then, in the course of time, encounter one of the Anathema. And they realize: There is nobody here to deal with this but us. Without proper training or magical panoply or on-tap military support... we're going to need to put together a Wyld Hunt, and deal with this monster.
We're sort of easing up on the banned words thing; we have a strong enough setting presentation that there's little danger it'll be misinterpreted because of the inclusion of a few kings, taverns, and churches.
I think the tentacles are rooted some distance into whatever material they're summoned out of; if you summoned magma kraken on a ship, the tentacles would burrow out of the wood, and eventually you'd end up with ten obsidian tentacle structures with a bit of burned, carbonized wood stuck to their roots, sinking into the sea.
Originally posted by Kukla
"You are the prey and we are the literally anyone we say?" you gay boat! That's not how you german!
shhhh the recognizable signifier is the first couple words of the lyrics not the actual grammatical statement
Originally posted by wulf
This write-up made me think how much fun it would be to play in a Dragon-Blooded game wherein the characters engage in Attack on Titan-esque conflicts with Wyld Anathema.
Sie sind das essen und wir sind die literally anyone we say.
Lot of good writers doing very concise work here.
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard
Who wrote this little snippet? Have you edited it yet, Lea?
I'm about to go 'round sharing it with friends, so I'd like to keep the details straight.
This is Grabowski.
It looks pre-edit? I mean, I did an edit pass on this and at least one cut I made wasn't implemented, but that might mean John or Holden vetoed it.
(No, I will not tell you what it was.)
I love the fact that all of this extrapolation is coming out of "what if Old Realm color names worked like in Japanese?"
Originally posted by Kirby Jerusalem
I'm willing to consider it as long as the promises of a much, much cooler Underworld than 2e had are followed through on.
In my very subjective opinion, Minton's write-ups for undead antagonists give you a way cooler Underworld than 99% of 2e's writing on the matter.
Originally posted by Tiresias
There's shit out there that's dangerous enough to threaten the very existence of Dragon-Blooded Exaltation.
Exactly. "We are ultimately vulnerable to extinction."
Originally posted by Kazorh
My first thought was that you could take your Magma Kraken shape at a predetermined time, get summoned by your fire-immune lover on the other side of Creation, and share a romantic (scene-long) interlude before returning to where you were.
Magma Kraken: lets love transcend distance.
When people say "the power of love," they're really just referring to Magma Kraken.
Originally posted by While My Guitar
If you combine this with some type of stealth charm (probably under agility or something)... Does that mean the Lunar has now become SURPRISE MAGMA! ? Because assassinating a person by melting him with boiling rock is the best thing.
Surprise magma is best magma.
Have you checked under the couch cushions?
Originally posted by While My Guitar
Speaking of Lunars, can I summon a Magma Kraken, then ritually stalk, hunt and kill it to get a Magma Kraken Shape? Or can this only be done on Magma Kraken summoned by others?
Doing so causes you to disappear from existence, and you only reappear briefly when someone casts the Magma Kraken spell. As such it is deemed inadvisable.