Constructing the West in 3e

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Baaldam View Post
Speaking of cut writeups for Antagonists, weren't there a strategos from Brightwork (Auspice Isles) called Whelk the Younger and a doppelganger, of an auspicene executed in the Kraken's Pool to boot, called Blue Shadow somewhere?

Another interesting bit with Whelk that i remember is his having bodyguard relatives, making for a potentially mirror/riff/variant of sorts of the dynamic of Shigira Mizue with her aunt Okita. I think one or two (possibly more) such QC partnership/synergies were inserted in the fluff cut writeups, in fact.

And beings like Sard the War Ghost or Blue Shadow the Doppelganger (maybe even, oh boy, the Prince of the Red Chamber Nephwrack) could certainly play more peculiar - and not so honored - variants to Zoria the Honored Ancestor.

Ah, if i'm mixing up book stuff with the homebrew NPCs from someone's blog, feel free to correct me people, i've been far from up to date, or precise, with my sources in 3e stuff.
Whelk the Younger and Shigira Mizue were both in the original draft for the Antagonists chapter, but were cut for space. The Blue Shadow appears in Hundred Devils Night Parade. The other NPCs named above appear in the 3e core book. (Well, except for Okita.)

[#][F] Stephen Lea Sheppard - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
Why do people keep assuming 1400s-1500s sailing tech for people in Creation when nearly every source material covers a time period hundreds, if not thousands of years earlier?
If you say “sailing,” people think tall ships and the Age of Sail. If you say pirates, they think Golden Age of Piracy. There’s no helping it.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 4 Days ago
Originally posted by Saipjas View Post
Murcushio, I’ll find it when I get home and can do a proper control F for it, but I believe the devs in the Ask dev thread said explicitly that the vast majority of Realm ships were biremes and triremes, which would seem to me to belay a idea of Age Of Sail it even the treasure fleets of Zheng hi. I could be totally be wrong but that I think is where thecountalucard is coming from.
The vast majority of the Realm's ships are galleys, because the vast majority of the Realm's maritime traffic remains within the confines of the relatively placid Inland Sea. The Realm also maintains blue-water sailing vessels for traversing the more tempestuous White Sea and Great Western Ocean.