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Online Red LobsterTopic starter

Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« on: August 30, 2014, 10:48:18 PM »
What is Gunstar Autochthonia?

Gunstar Autochthonia is an Exalted campaign alternate setting. If you are not familiar with the White Wolf roleplaying game Exalted, this is probably not the recruitment thread for you. If you are familiar with Exalted, but just don’t know about this campaign setting, have no fear! I will expand on it below.

One of the key moments in the history of Creation was the war with the Primordials. The Exalted types were created in order to combat the seemingly unstoppable force of these ancient beings, alongside their parents Gods. This is where the campaign setting takes a major turn. Despite the best efforts of the these heroes, the Primordials won the war. The Unconquered Sun and Luna were forced into bending the knee, then pledged their loyalty to the Primordials in the aftermath. Their first punishment for defiance was to turn on their children, and kill the Exalted men and women who had also defied the Primordials. The Gods adopted this responsibility with a religious zeal. Autochthon, the only Primordial who shared compassion and loyalty with the Exalted children let all of the different caste types retreat in to his massive body. Then, in a desperate attempt to survive, he launched up into the air and escaped the oncoming wrath of the Gods and Primordials by hiding deep in space. That was 1000 years ago, and the Exalted are still on the running. Though they grow more powerful, and more ready to turn and fight to take back Creation from their immortal enemies.

They live and work within what once was the body of Autochthon. Over the centuries the different Exalted types have transformed the enormous space station into a battle ship. It is capable of combating the enormous Primordial fleets that attack, but not strong enough to turn and go on the offense. The vast home they have made is run by a military structure, with the Exalted Deliberative governing everyone and everything.
What is the Exalted Deliberative?
This is a house rule of mine for story purposes. In the normal campaign setting, Solars are pretty much in charge with all other Exalt types having “influence” but nowhere near as much authority. Over the 1000 years that passed, it was eventually determined that inequality between the different Castes was a function of the Exaltations, classification by the deities that made them. In order to defeat the Gods, they put aside this magic determined caste system and made it to where rank and power was determined strictly by past deeds and competency. Though Solars hold the majority of high level positions (which is unavoidable), they do not control more than 50% of the high level positions.

What can you play?

With the exception of Abyssals and Infernals, all other Exalt types are applicable. This means Solars, Lunars, Dragonblooded, Sidereals and Alchemicals are valid characters to be created. There are a few things to keep in mind. My recommendation would be to decide what personality you would like to be before picking your caste. Solars have a predisposition to holding military command type positions. Lunars and Dragonblooded are the favored Exalts for the front line defenders and attackers of the Autochthonian army. Sidereals are considered the tacticians and battle coordinators. Lastly, Alchemicals are the pilots of the Gunstar, and often man the internal defenses during combat. These classifications are not set in stone, but you should have some element of these associations in your background. Meaning if you want to play a Alchemical war general, you need to go more in depth as to how a Alchemical holds a position that is fairly unusual for his Exalt type on the Gunstar.

Important Note:
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I do not have my books on me at this time. Everything I say is based on my pretty extensive memory of Exalted. But, if I make a mistake, please point it out. I will have my books soon.

Character Sheets and System

The characters that everyone will be playing are going to be considered ‘veterans’ among the Gunstar crew. When you create your character, they will be Essence 5 starting characters. For now, do not go above Essence 5. Among the crew, create your character under the assumption that you are one level lower than the top ranking officials of the crew. Not the Admiral, General, or a member of the Exalted Deliberative. But almost there.

I have not yet decided whether we will or will not be using the system in this game during combat. However, I would like everyone to create a character sheet. That way I have an idea of where your strengths and weaknesses are located. Also, what charms/spells you have at your disposal. When creating your sheet, go through the normal character creation process. You will receive an extra 500xp on top of the normal stuff. Please see the below rules for reference:

1)      You may not go above Essence 5.

2)      You will get an extra 10 Background points to spend. You may not purchase a level 5 artifact. Just 4 and up. You may create custom artifacts, just PM me for approval on your idea.

3)      If you are a Lunar, and want to grab a lot of Heartsblood creatures, I will need to approve them. The Gunstar has limited access to creatures, so you would need to have significant influence in order to have a lot of creatures in your menagerie.

4)      Use the Solar caste costs for bonus point expenditure.

5)      Everyone gets 3 Artifact points for every 1 Background point they put in Artifacts. The limit of no level 5 artifacts still applies. Dragonblooded will get 4 points per dot along with Alchemicals.


Please post your sheet for approval. Feel free to PM me with any questions!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2014, 08:19:47 PM by Red Lobster »

Online Red LobsterTopic starter

Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 11:19:56 PM »
Here are some inspirational images for Voidfighters and Autochthon.




Online Red LobsterTopic starter

Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 11:21:12 PM »
Added a note about Terrestrials to the main post.

Online Red LobsterTopic starter

Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 01:03:33 AM »
One important note guys. You need to use the XP you have been given to purchase up to Essence 5. You may go lower than that if you'd like to distribute your XP elsewhere.

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Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 05:27:15 AM »
*pounce* 

Still very interested.  May not get to my aplication 'til I wake. 

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Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 05:31:13 AM »
Just tiny note that in Gunstar canon Luna fought Sol Invictus as he bended knee and moved to exterminate the exalted host, so Luna bought time for exalted host to board Autobot and fly off. She was severly injured and Gaia took her in under her protection and launched herself also as comet (along with her dragon children). Neither Luna nor Gaia have not seen since. Not sure did you intent differ in canon in this regard. Anyways below is my char which I used in another Gunstar game two years ago. I need edit the charsheet area of the char (as you limited backgrounds to be universally max 4 and also need purchase my way to 5th dot from 2 dots of essence). Although I would like ask story/plot approval for 5th dot artifact which is the prototype voidfigther he is flying with. Also may need edit my background bit as you have house ruled that all exalts get top seats in government (but could also stay as it is as as most top seats belong to solars even if they got only 50% influence).

Name:Jay Jadestar
Type:Solar
Caste:Night
Mortal Background:Son of dragon-blood ace pilot and mother a bar tender, had elder sister
Motivation:Be the best pilot ever in Gunstar
Intimacies:Cenjo/father (admiration), Mother (sorrow), Sister (disgust/pity), Racing (passion), Space Battles (passion), Gunstar Defense Line (dislike), Dylan Blade (hatred), Goldhammer (mild annoyance), Phoenix/Radiant (affection), His Circle (respect), Lunar Mate (fear)
Anima:A orihalcum furred wolf with blazing white eyes.
Anima Power:Can pay extra motes hide anima manifestation, 10m to get 1/2 essence as added internal penalty to detect his presence. In 11-15 anima display distinguishing features become completely shrouded.
Age:48
Height:5'5"
Weight:180 lbs
Skin:Caucasian
Hair:Red
Eyes:gold/red
Style:Wear pair of blue 'jeans' along with pair of belts and motorcycle boots and gloves along with studded leather vest. He has red dragon tattoo over his left arm and he wears simple silver necklace which is wrapped around a wooden icon somekind. Which looks like a chained nude female humanoid (closer inspection reveals it to bear resemblance maiden of battle).
Charsheet
Strength3Charisma3Perception3
Dexterity5Manipulation3Intelligence3
Stamina3Appearance5Wits5

Archery5Integrity4CraftX
Martial Arts2Performance0Investigation0
Melee1Presence5Lore2
Thrown0Resistance3Medicine0
War5Survival4Occult2

Athletics4Bureaucracy0
Awareness5Linguistics0
Dodge5(+3)Ride5
Larceny3Sail5
Stealth5Socialize0

Craft Invested dots
Air0
Earth0
Fire0
Water0
Wood0

Specialties
Sail:Voidfigthers3Larceny:Pickpocketing2
Resistance:Poisons1Resistance:Sickness1
Athletics:Parkour3Dodge:Projectiles1
Survival:Urban Environments1Ride:Motorbikes2

Languages:
Old Realm (native)

Charms

Archery
Second Excellency, 2m/1 sux
Infinite Mastery, 2m+1wp
Trance of Unhesitating Speed, 2m or 3m/multi action
Flashing Vengeance Draw, 3m
Essence Arrow Attack, 2m
= Righteous Judgment Arrows, Dazzling Flare*
Phantom Arrow Technique, permanent (1m)*
Inexhaustible Bolts of Solar Fire, 8m+1wp*
Solar Flare Methodology, 3m+1 wp or 5m+1wp (summons a prayer piece called Seeker of Justice)*
Lambent Bolt of Annihilation, 5m (Lords of Creation+Scroll of Errata)
Golden Artillerist Method, permanent (enhances phantom arrow technique and Inexhaustible Bolts of Solar Fire, Scroll of Errata)

War
Heroism-Encouraging Presence, 5m or 5m+1wp (mass combat) (scroll of errata)*

Integrity
Third Excellency, 3m/re-roll or average of dice pool added top of DV
Phoenix Renewal Tactic (valor), permanent

Integrity
Ox-Body Techniquex2, permanent

Athletics
First Excellency, 1m/1 dice

Awareness
Second Excellency, 2m/1 sux
Surprise Anticipation Method, 1m

Dodge
Third Excellency, 3m/re-roll or average of dice pool added top of DV
Shadow Over Water, 1m
Seven Shadow Evasion, 8m (valor)
Leaping Dodge Method, 3m
Reflex Sidestep Technique, 1m
Flow Like Blood, 5m+1wp
Refinement of Flowing Shadows, +3m or +3m+1wp (valor)

Larceny
Second excellency, 2m/1 sux
Flawless Pickpocket Technique, 3m

Stealth
Second excellency, 2m/1 sux

Ride
First Excellency, 1m/1 dice

Sail
Second excellency, 2m/1 sux
Space Ace Method, 3m (Salty Dog Method)
Void Explorer Attitude, 4m (Perfect Reckoning Technique)
Void Space Omniscience Intuition, 3m+1wp (Oceanic Omniscience Intuition, abyssal mirror: Sea-Scanning Glare)
Immortal Ace Advantage, Permanent (Immortal Captain's Advantages, Ink Monkeys)
Void Ambush Technique, 10m+1wp (Sea Ambush Technique)
Ship and Soul Union, Permanent (3m to activate Night caste power; +3 all stealth rolls and Void Ambush costs only 1 wp activate)
Fleet-Outrunning Voidfigther, permanent (Fleet-Outrunning Flagship, Thousand Correct Actions of Soldier)

Thaumaturgic Arts&Degrees
xxx (+x)

Sorcery
xxx, xxm

Backgrounds
Allies2 (Goldhammer, orihalcum alchemical)
Class4 (his status wealth&influence plus followers)
Cult5 (highly celebrated hero of populate as Goldhawk)
Reputation5 (from his deeds as Goldhawk and his life as 'rebel solar')
Manse (personal manse)5 (Willstone of Strategos)
Artifact (transport)5 (Phoenix 5, Lightning Elemental Core 5, Motorbike 2, Orihalcum Hearthstone Bracers 2, Resplendent Personal Assistant 1)
Intelligent Voidfigther5 (resides in Phoenix)
Connections5 (Hadal) (Major contact; Raesha, female elder twilight solar who leads Solar Deliberate research branch for arms development&research and has specialized for voidfigthers specifically, Minor contact/ally; Goldhammer, orihalcum caste alchemical)

Merits
xxxx (xxx) (-xpts)

Virtues
Compassion3Conviction3
Temperance1Valor5

Virtue Flaw:Foolhardy Contempt


Defense Values (dodge):Physical:9 (10 vs projectiles), Mental:10

Soak:B2/L1/A0 (unarmored B2/L1)

Health Levels:-0, -1, -1, -1, -1, -2, -2, -2, -2, -2, -2, -4, incapacitated, x3 death
Attacks:
Seeker of Justice Spd 5 Acc +2 Dmg 10L* Rate 2 Range 50 Ammo ??
*=Aggravated dmg vs Creatures of Darkness

Willpower:10

Essence:5
Personal Pool:25/25

Peripheral Pool:57/53

Other Pools:30 (sail charms)|

Committed:4


Bonus Points 18/18
Increase Abilities (2pts): Dodge to 5th dot, Melee 1st dot
Purchase Specialties (3pts): Pickpocketing (Larceny)+2, Parkour (Athletics)+3, Projectiles (Dodge)+1
Increase Willpower (5pts): Up to 10th dot
Increase Virtue (3pts): Valor up to 5th dot
Increase Backgrounds (5pts): Raise Intelligent Voidfigther to 5th dot

Experience 500/500
Attributes (60/60): Wits to 5th dot, Inteligence to 3th dot, Perception to 3th dot, Stamina to 3th dot, Strenght up to 3th dot
Abilities/Specialties (103/103): Athletics up to 4th dot, Archery up to 5th dot, Presence up to 5th dot, Survival up to 4th dot, Integrity up to 4th dot, Ride up to 5th dot, Stealth up to 5th dot, Awareness up to 5th dot, Larceny up to 3th dot, Martial Arts up to 2th dot, first Resistance dot and up to 3th dot, Purchase Speciality; Resistance (Poisons)+1, Resistance (Sickness)+1, Increase Speciality; Voidfigthers (Sail) up to +3
Charms (221/221): Refinement of Flowing Shadows, Phantom Arrow Technique, Inexhaustible Bolts of Solar Fire, Solar Flare Methodology, Lambent Bolt of Annihilation, Golden Arttilerist Method, Surprise Anticipation Method, Ox-Body Techniquex2, Heroism-Encouraging Presence, Phoenix Renewal Tactic, Ship and Soul union, Fleet-Outrunning Voidfigther, Leaping Dodge Method, Second Sail Excellency, Salty Dog Method, Perfect Reckoning Technique, Oceanic Omniscience Intuition, Immortal Captain's Advantages, Sea Ambush Technique, Flashing Vengeance Draw, Essence Arrow Attack + Dazzling Flare (extra trick with essence arrow attack), Infinite Archery Mastery, First Athletics Excellency, Second Stealth Excellency, Second Larceny Excellency, Flawless Pickpocket Technique
Backgrounds (36/36): Purchase Reputation and Connections (Hadal) up to 5th dot each, Allies to 2th dot (Goldhammer, orihalcum alchemical)
Essence (72): From 2th dot to 5th dot
Background
Jay Jadestar is son of Cenjo Jadestar, a veteran dragon-blood soldier who served in Gunstar Defense Line army as a ace pilot in company known as Brilliant Blades. His mother was Tuya and they lived in Claslat where she worked as barkeep in bar called Racing Star. Jay also had elder sister, Vneya. She was understudying with mother to both aid and continue her work in the bar which attended to needs of populace and rare exalted guests. Jay dreamed to become someday a soldier, ace pilot like his father which he much admired and he had deep respect for Gunstar Defense Line and thinked all of them as heroes like his father descriped the bunch to be. His father always left his wooden/silver medallion of maiden of battles to Jay whenever he left to work, saying it would be Jay's job to protect home while he is gone and giving medallion as link to guidance when time comes to protect what is precious. Cenjo promised return always retrieve it from Jay when he comes home and so take Jay's duty off him and so he did for many years. It became a ritual shared between Cenjo and Jay.

However, Cenjo one day did not come back home. He died on duty when Jay was a ten year old. From Brilliant Blades arrived Dylan Blade, the company's solar commander to deliver his condolences to Tuya and to rest of the family. Jay saw him near instantly start court and flirt with mother.....Jay did not like it but seeing mother happy instead crying was better deal in his opinion so he did not say anything. Later on Jay felt it was perhaps lucky Dylan ignored him entirely and left him linger on background. However relationship lasted a year, during that time Jay's mother and also oddly sister got odd bruises and both told Jay it was because of 'falling down the stairs' altough bruises appeared in odd spots and Jay did not see them even once fall down stairs in home.

Soon when mother saw sister had also bruises they started shout angrily on each other which resulted Jay's elder sister, back then 17 in age, leave home and literally quit studying the running a bar and ceasing to come to bar help mother. Jay watched more bruises come to mother but she seemed happy somereason. Then one day Dylan came drunk and Jay's mother asked him that they go outside but he refused and then Jay learned where she had got bruises.....Dylan beatting mother up! Dylan struck and mother did not defend herself, receive beatting and nasty words along with nastier activity following that. Jay, a brave altough incredibly foolish young eleven year old boy, screamed and charged to try kick Dylan's ass! He felt this is what he should had seen happening and interfere since start! Try keep promise for his dead father even if he is just eleven years old! But mom, probably had forehand guessed what was about to happen and probably for Jay's own good and to protect from drunken solar grabbed him up from behind and dragged him to his own room and locked the door so he could not get out and he was reduced to listen the lustful activity occuring outside his room and sound of smacks from beatting occuring.

But mom smiled after she got the beatting and she forced Jay to swear never to tell anyone about it! Jay, taught by his father since childhood to honor promises sacred gave angirly his word. However after year of abuse Dylan dumped mother completely off cold...called her being worthless and being only a good lay, slut and so on. It crushed mother's self-worth, more so when her husband had died so recently and it made mother cry and become depressed. She lost interest and will to run the bar and so Racing Star was closed. After long silence in mother's part, days after Dylan had spoken and bar closed she hanged herself on appartment and Jay was one to find her.

Jay then met with local district champion; Goldhammer (orihalcum alchemical) and Jay told him full story (as investigation for her death must be thorough and so it forced/freed Jay from his promise) and he expected Dylan being persecuted or very least punished for his actions. Goldhammer was symphatic for Jay's story and he went all his lenght to send his report in, but he was convinced by one Dylan's friends in bureu of investigation that the case is unfounded and that Jay's (a child) testament is merely for Jay looking someone blame for mother's suicide. Goldhammer bought the story and he told Jay to give up on blaming Dylan when is not responsible......this enraged Jay how fucked up the system was! As the system seemed protect Dylan (when in truth it was Dylan's own clever work ensure such scandalous immunity). It was outright unfair and not right in Jay's opinion! It made him despise Gunstar Defense Line instead admire it, it literally crushed all remaining admiration he had. Thinking Dylan was just one rotten apple from the rotten tree but Goldhammer's explanation made him grew spiteful towards Goldhammer who did nothing for Jay's mother who's suicide clearly was related to Dylan's actions. Same spite spreading to go rest Gunstar Defense Line, as he no longer viewed them as noble heroes.....but bunch of crooks clothed as heroes and only true hero was his father which he still deeply admired.

Because of the law he was send to where his elder sister was....and discovered Dylan had been there and dumped her also and she had lot more bruises but instead doing suicide Vneya handled the break up better in her own way. However Dylan left her influence, or determination, to seduce and whore herself to solars until she finds her perfect match and get elevated from her position?! She had forsaken all ideas to run bar like mother did and did not care for Racing Star and she instead gave the property in return for some fancy clothes and comforts?! Jay was disgusted with his sister, loosing mother was hard blow on Jay but he saw sister was in her own way changed more selfish from the kind sister what he had.....and in way it was perhaps better mother killed herself instead succumb to undergo same change caused by Dylan if this is alternative! However Jay had no other place to go so he stayed with his sister and watched her transform more and more ruthless and cold blooded in her pursuit, it becoming a single minded obsession to her to point she dated any solar and bedded any one of them! Despite the looks and mannerism or treatment what she received in bedroom, so long solar looked her favorably was enough and it sickened Jay watch this.

Jay and his sister had break out when he was 17 when he had grown sick of her behavior completely. He had not never seen his sister again after that. He has pondered few times on the future years how she eventually ended up but he never pursued to confirm any of it. Only confirm was few years ago that she had died but he did not attend on her funeral nor visited her tombstone even once. Fearing what he will see or learn about her. Jay, who disliked the whole caste and hierarchy of Gunstar became then a rebel. Jay never commited serious crime but he stole what he could get by as he refused to work in shifts in local factories (as he lacked training for any specialisized field) and his numerous thefts and misbehavior draw ire of Goldhammer and they both started despise each other and they saw regularly over the years for antics what Jay did. He hated Gunstar Defense Line pilots with passion, but knowing it's suicidal to attack them head long so he instead went indirect route; pranks, sabotage their bikes, pour liquid waste on them when they left from tavern (and one case succeeding dump the stuff on Dylan himself; which earned a everlasting enmity from Brilliant Blades from doing that and Jay was very lucky run alive that day). Whenever Jay was caught, Goldhammer dragged him to work in factory as laborer and forced to work there until Jay one way or another slipped free whenever he was not watched by shift chief. He was officially branded as lumpen after his third arrest and forced instalment to work in factory waste section and branding was done by Goldhammer who had given up for Jay learn his lesson and his place in Gunstar society. Becoming lowest low caste in Gunstar. But Jay did not stop; he went further disgrace himself and keeping running off and then Goldhammer decided this was enough and he called for a fellow alchemical to bring in personality changing spike. As Goldhammer personally dislikes using that charm because of his personal ideals and refuses implant it on himself, but it is final method in his disposal and he uses it only these extreme cases of misbehavior.

Jay was in factory when fellow workers started talk about a infamous soulsteel alchemical; Inquisition without Mercy, showing up and many wild theories were thrown around but one stuck out; that she had come to rewire one lumpen workers to more proper behaving. jay, guessing correctly him being target ran away from factory and instead sticking in his normal territory he went to reaches themselves, there at least he could live free from Goldhammer and from the damn system nor get his personality stolen! He learned to scavenge for food from wastes and occassion make daring thefts but overall he no longer lived in civilization anymore. Living in constat fear for gremlins and what else lived in dark glooming urban wasteland. In there he befriended a gang, Blood Dragons, which was made up from similar outcastes like Jay was. Lumen who refused to work three shifts a day nor wanting get themselves personality rewired completely. They wanted only simple thing; freedom from the oppressive system. Jay was accepted in the gang and he bears even today the dark crimson stylisized dragon tattoo over his arm as memory for them. Soon after joining he found out they had stolen motorbikes! Shocked from revelation the gang told that couple years ago they got lucky and hijacked few bikes from Gunstar Defense Line, stealing their patrol bikes! However problem was they lacked essence to power them up. However, a somekind exalt approached them (none was sure who/what this mysterious figure was). However figure gave them deal; he/she offers special artifacts which allows power up the bikes (it was not everlasting, as these artifacts worked like essence batteries which ran out eventually). In return the gang members would hold highly dangerous daredevil races to entertain vain members of exalted host who would witness these races in private channel (which no doubt figure asked high fees to watch). If races were entertaining enough they get also food or some minor left over luxuries (which gang called 'bread crumbs from shiny tables').

Jay, as part of gang, was given his own motorbike. A spare one which had remained collect dust in one hidden carages in reaches where even champion patrols would not come investigate or try locate just handful missing bikes from years ago. Jay, who had very much already given up ever become Gunstar pilot had tears of unsuppressed joy when he started the bike and drived with the gang! Of course life in reach was not picnic but the gang sticked together and worked together and had figured best spots find secure rest locations and food in reaches and bikes gave them advantage when it came to running off from danger if they were cautious. Jay after month of practicing became one best bikers in the gang. He joined the races and he did not care did he win or loose the races, he enjoyed the thrill of driving in dangerous and risky situations. It was only true joy what he had left in the world besides feel of freedom what he had in reaches. Altough how costly that freedom was. He expected to die any moment, either by reaches dangers or during the races but he did not care. He was now thrillseeker like the gang was and the gang gave feel for family what he had lost, they were his siblings who all enjoyed same things with their own quirks in their characther.

But then when Jay had turned 29 year old (ten years living in reaches) they decided do a amazing shocking stunt to hold race in the Yugash! Whole gang involve in it! They spoke the idea had been, appealing to mysterious identity who promised some generous bonus if they pull the race succesfully. With promise for some serious luxury for their wicked lives they drove in Yugash, and started the races in there on less occupied and patrolled streets in the lines. But they were caught off guard by sudden thought-ligthning from Autochton which happened outside normal pattern and it chased after them! The lightning started fry one by one the gang members! Jay, who had lived years mocking death now first time faced it for real.....and he was scared! He did not want to die! He cried in anquish when gang members got fried one by one in painful fashion. Him surviving because he was fastest and ahead of the gang. Driving top speed in hair lenght's away from deadly ligthing, all gang members dead he shouted that he will live for them rest of his life best as possible manner he can if he survives this day! And so he exalted on the spot with that promise which he meant by his full heart. He started elusively dodge the ligthning with his motorbike, moving smooth grace and survive the near death experience thanks his exaltation as a solar. In thrill of the moment he did not realize it until he saw everything glowing gold....and see from motorbike's reflection castemark in his forehead, framed by his lumen brand tattoo.

Loom of Fate detected his exaltation and he was soon tracked down by recruiter from The Academy of Celestial Refinement where his education will be held. Jay felt this was big change for him, but still he disliked solars in general because of Dylan and them being immune or rather above the common laws which apply to mortals and so he could not but laugh on the offer and irony of whole situation. But he joined the academy altough he was listed one most laziest and uncooperative students in there. Along his joining his lumen tattoo was removed but it did not remove spite what Goldhammer held towards Jay whom he thinks does not deserve being a solar (and Jay did not improve his statement by showing tongue at him). Biggest shock for Jay however was that Dylan had actually died heroically in battle years ago while he was in Reaches! So any dreams to get back on Dylan now that he was exalted would never come to be....and it left very sour and bitter taste to jay's mouth. When graduation eventually happened eight years later, they prepared grand banquet for him and even visit on the Malki archives in Sova to meet his earlier exalted incarnation. But he skipped the whole dinner sneaking out the place and racing out with his bike and returning to Claslat! He was few solars ever in Realm history to skip the graduation dinner and ceremonies! The other expections were based on national emergencies or such giving reason ignore the tradition but he did so willingly and on purpose. His reason being simple; he hated solar society and the influence solars have and he so thought all of them being one way or another rotten and he does not want associate with people like them nor live like them! This enraged many solars who had came to attend and disrupt them from their duties or their own plans. It also included his own circle who had came to attendance specifically and also his lunar mate who all felt properly insulted by his childish behavior.

Jay then became a wandering solar in Claslat, doing nothing to contribute on the Realm and holding the daring race stunts to get some food to get by while he slept in ruins or in unfinished buildings. Doing his reaches harnessed urban survival combined with basic pickpocketing to survive. He got caught dozen times red handed by alchemicals and dragon-bloods who grew disgusted that one Realm brightest stars, a solar, was living in such conditions. despite being caught the deeds were not publisized and any rumors were denied, as any confirmation of such tales would lower image of all solars! This bad the situation was and the local law office was stressed to keep things only local level known instead spread it over as common knowlegde. Jay had been offered nice apartment and room and food in Claslat.....but he refused it. He felt it was betrayal for his friends from reaches if he lived in such condittion without honestly deserving it (instead auto granted just because he is solar). He did not live where he should be and where he got food but he continued live like he had before he had been recruited upon the academy! Goldhammer who's dislike only continued grew and he could do little to stop Jay from continuing as he did expect a night in restriction cell whenever he got caught in theft and so earn ire of locals. Only way how he spended his wealth at all was weird tailor made clothes which were not uniform alike at all....but simply weird fashion and he did it so he can even passively defy the present stuck up social structure of Gunstar by dressing against 'the norm'.

However his behavior had drawn attention of Raesha, a female twilight solar who was a brilliant engineer and weapon designer. She had researched his piloting skills were top notch in academy and in practice how he eluded peacekeeper patrols with daring stunts with outdated motorbike model. He had little to no connections to any solars, nor apparent any grand ambitions for that matter and he had disliked to Gunstar Defense Line. Raesha then contacted Jay and introduced him to her secret project....orihalcum Phoenix, a top of the art voidfigther designed specifically for celestials to use. She asked obligation and also eclipse reinforced oaths be silent about the project and in return Jay would get his long awaited dream come true; fly a voidfigther and battle enemies of Realm in space. While not be part of Gunstar Defense Line which he disliked or hated depending day of the week. But rather as part as Raesha's private testing group which occasions cooperates with military but is not part of command structure (expects hers personally and she has enough influence and weight around to keep military out from her labs and her people). Jay agreed on the terms and so he became test pilot for Phoenix and during a day lasting meditation he formed link and connection to ship's AI which is called Radiant. Jay formed team with four other dragon-blood pilots who belonged to Raesha's staff and after several weeks of tests, training for war stragedies and aerial combat and he showed naturally fast progressing talent to pick up piloting voidfigther craft. After final adjustments the ships, the squad entered to one conflict zones to test the ship....and it left their target audience; Gunstar Defense Line military and folks in Realm slack jawed when they saw Phoenix in action. However part of the deal was for Jay work under a alias and not reveal his real name nor face while wearing full body helmed pilot suit. So he is known only by his code name; Goldhawk. For a decade he would remain as unknown pilot and in decade he had formed solid fan base as Goldhawk.

Jay continued live at first like he did before; stealing, living by carbage send to farms work as biological fertilizer and sleeping in ruined city blocks. However his lifstyle was known by mortal family who had served generations Jay's exaltation loyally since beginning of Realm history was highly distressed for his situation. It also included his lunar mate who was pulling all strings she could keep it as secret and she tried locate Jay and talk sense to him but he eluded her very well. As lunar mate could not contact solar deliberate to correct this error as if it was found out Jay had lived already month like this.....they may decide execute him to avoid public embarassment! Jay had even skipped one solar deliberate meetings where it was wondered where he was and was searched for a hour before meeting proceed without him! Lunar mate, who was pressured by all fronts to ask where Jay was went only source of help what she could trust on; to Jay's circle eldest solar Reflections of Serenity. Reflections of Serenity, then upon learning that Jay was more than just rude....but outright disgrace and rebellious solar who clearly had no idea of his responsebillities or idea that his actions will affect more than himself!

So Sapphire Wind digged out Jay's movements with his contacts in subtle manner and learned he had frequently visited Rhaesha's labs in past. He went there and asked what Rhaesha was up to as Jay was living like a slummer. Rhaesha, who was annoyed that another elder solar started snoop around on her business now turned her ire on Jay. She wanted a social outcaste as test pilot as then no one would discover what she is doing, but Jay was pulling his act too far! Also she had mind use Jay in future to advertise success of her project, so his present behavior would not do nor prepare for such high profile life. So she used her own staff locate Jay and send Reflections of Serenity on him, Reflections of Serenity found him on old abandoned storage house drinking stolen booze and he was then dragged by Reflections of Serenity (figuratively speaking) and same time tongue lashed about his behavior. Jay may be stubborn hothead but even he is not immune for well build lecture where he then feels guilty for his behavior as he did not know his lunar mate and mortal family who had attended centuries before him his exaltation were having trouble. He so far had selfishly thinked only to answer on himself and himself only for his troubles.

Back at Rhaesha's lab Rhaesha gave Jay a ultimatum; he either improves his behavior or he is cut off the project for good! Pressured by his own dreams to become ace pilot stacked over his own stuborn nature (which was beaten down by Reflections of Serenity already) and so Jay agreed on the terms. He started live on literally on Rhaesa's lab; some her workers had rooms in the lab and there was spare one which small very spartan in furnituring. He ate same breakfast as workers did and he goes get evening meal by dinning outside with small amount of money and eats same dinner what workers have in lab. Rhaesa did not complain the arrangement and Radiant was actually thrilled for it as it allowed her interact and talk to her pilot more often. It did not remove distress from lunar mate or family entirely but no longer Jay was slumming and so it was big relief know he now had even semi-proper place to stay and eat regularly. So after tough month the rumors of 'slumming solar' became a local urban legend instead of fact, only very few know the truth (including Goldhammer). He was dragged to solar deliberate meetings by Rhaesha but he mostly absented from votes expect the critical decision making where he took same vote as Rhaesha did. Some elder solars could predict pattern in his votes but they never learned what connection Jay had to Rhaesha until a decade later.

Jay however continued keep his profile up as local troublemaker by visiting Claslat daily and often stalked and patrolled by peacekeepers and Goldhammer to wait just Jay to steal something....but as he had no longer need to steal live by he did not. But he more often than not started break local driving codes with motorbike to rouse peacekeepers and Goldhammer into chase where he kept his driving skills sharpened with the daily exercise. But eventually Rhaesha decided it was time to unveil her project and then she waited for a major battle.....then decade later there was one where Goldhawk and his crew proved their mettle in heroics which are even singed today. They drived to the Gunstar Defense Line and there the crew was greeted as heroes and there they took their helms off.

Then many who knew Jay were surprised to see his face under the helm and it was revealed that years he had kept his appearance as vagabond to keep project details secret until development was complete. So many who knew but did not know Jay well started treat all his antics just a extreme means to keep project secret and in actually heroic achievements! Becoming a new milestone to many inspiring young solars to take example when it comes devotion to duty. Only one who was not convinced about that was Goldhammer who knew Jay had always been rebel and that some his actions were not act but he decided be silent about it. Also some elder solars knew about Jay's rebellious nature and easily see through the common lie, but decide to leave it be as it polished and improved solars reputation to keep the lie as fact than tell actual uglier truth side of it.

But eversince his unveiling it resulted in explosive popularity to Jay. He was instead stalked by fangirls (both dragon-blood and mortals) who had got decade to admire Goldhawk's aerial battle stunts and brilliant tactics! Secret identity had been long disputed rumor among the fans and Jay was striking person both hot looks and bit bad boy personality, a very attractive combination. Jay however started to be scared about his obsessive fangirls than ever from Goldhammer or Peacekeepers or ever being caught by Brilliant Blades who still remember the kid who soaked their much admired hero. Second effect was that because he gained so much reputation from this, he became highly wanted and invited guest to the parties. Rhaesha, who was enjoying height of her success in recogniction and now many factories are starting copying her prototype. However she wants her project further promoted and advertised by her test pilots and knowing jay's dislike for 'dress gala' parties of solar circles she pulled strings to get Jay's decades old nemesis; Goldhammer, assigned as Jay's personal assistant to make sure Jay attents in all critical parties. Both Jay and Goldhammer were shocked but neither could object for varied reasons, and so Goldhammer became Jay's assistant and person to keep Jay socially in line.

Third and most important factor was that Jay got to meet with his circle first time in two decades since he exalted, it was highly awkward meeting for him considering he had insulted his circle decade ago with his graduation and Reflections of Serenity had witnessed Jay during his most lowest bottom period of his life. But Reflections of Serenity had succeed talk everyone meet their circle member and smoothen over hurt feelings and consider the meeting as fresh start over for everyone and for Jay. Jay expected decadence, arrogance, pride and other awful feelings related to solars. However he was surprisingly shocked from experience which opened his eyes first time that he may had been wrong all this time regarding solars (altough Reflections of Serenity wisely told all solars are not nice people like them but they are expection than norm). Jay thanks effects of his circle started less dislike the solars and society overall, but he still disliked to dress up into galas so Goldhammer (sometimes loaning Jay's dragon-blood crew) to check Jay meets proper time his tailor and dress ups and gets into party in time. Jay may not care much for presented glory of his crew but his dragon-blood crew who had served under him decade wants to dress up and get finally enjoy fruits of their hard work!

However, even he now actively spends his wealth more than usual he still refuses live in splendid manor dedicated for his exaltation. Still live in Rhaesha's labs and even his recogniction had positive impact on his mortal staff who upkeeps the manor in his absence are still wondering (and guessing) why he does not come 'home' that he no longer needs act up as vagabond? Same question is pondered by his lunar mate who wants meet him but Jay keeps eluding her best of his abilities and now she is starting loose patience on said subject. It's matter of time before Jay is forced to meet her. Reason why Jay avoids her is mostly on fear; she is older, experienced and fears she turns him into full blown solar fitting on society. A something which Jay is correct about as Jay finds her strikingly attractive and some memories in his shard are influencing his own feelings and empowering the attraction.
Statitics for Orihalcum Phoenix (unique voidfigther)
Speed: 60/120 mph
Maneuverability: +S3 (Lore 2, Sail 2, Occult 2)
Endurance: Need powered by +5 essence core heartstone. Needs maintenance from every 20 hour of use. Repair 4.
Crew: 1/1
Cargo: 1 passenger or equivalent of cargo
Armor: 25L/30B (Hardness 12L/15B)
Health Levels: Ux10/Mx5/Cx4/Ix2/D
Integrated Artifacts
Solar Slicer: Speed 6, Accuracy +1, Damage 20L (piercing), Rate 1, Range 600. Each shot costs six motes. Each shot consists of wave beam which is 600 yards long and can be from two to fifty yards wide. Because of razor sharp structure of the beam it is considered piercing attack and it drops opposition's armor by -4. It is meant to clear cluster of enemies in single close range blast or hit massive targets several systems and blocks all once.
Long-Ranged Twin Lightning Ballista Cannons: Speed 6, Accuracy +2, Damage 25L, Rate 2, Range 1,500. Each shot costs three motes.
Nova Warheads: Speed 5, Accuracy +0, Damage 30A, Rate 1, Range 1,000. All ships within 100 yards of the initial point of detonation are damaged if their DV is lower than the pilots attack roll. Charging a nova warhead costs ten motes.
Intelligence: Orihalcum Phoenix houses a intelligence similar what is found in intelligent royal warstriders. Statistics in below;
Charisma3Perception3
Manipulation2Intelligence5
AppearancexWits2
Virtues
Compassion2Conviction2
Temperance2Valor3
Charms
Measure The Wind, 1m
Amethyst Awareness, 6m
Tracking, 5m
Essence Bite, 3m/scene
Uncanny Prowess, 2m
Donning Spiritual Armor, 5m/scene
Essence: 3  Motes: 30
Private Auspicious Relay Node: Works same as normal Auspicious Relay Node, expect it goes in separated wave length compared to other voidfigthers in Gunstar and so is more private. It's attended by chosen of battles who is under command/service of Raesha.
Celestial Resonance Engine: Unlike standard voidfigther the core of the voidfigther has been rebuild entirely to host a celestial core made from orihalcum sphere with moonsilver links towards starmetal chips which communicate with adamant core inside orihalcum sphere shell. Overall it provides 30 motes essence use for Phoenix's weapons and systems but powering none the charms.
Environmental Shielding: A voidfighter gunship’s hull provides full protection against the hazards of exposure to hard vacuum. The ship is also capable of producing an unlimited supply of air, synthesizing it from Essence drawn out of its celestial core.
Integrated God-Machine Grid: The grid contains the installed machine god's charms which are alchemical in nature. It has slot for total six charms which can be removed and replaced by other charms while ship is docked in dock bay and download needed programs use the charms. So far Raesha has not been able expand slots any further than this but it goes above average standard voidfigther. The qualifications for each charm is based on driver's own attributes than attributes of the awakened god in voidfigther.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 05:39:10 AM »
Right now I'm toying either between Steel Orchid, the Dawn I played in the other Gunstar game, or trying to build Infinite Sky on here.  Right now, Steel Orchid is winning.

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 07:04:58 AM »
One initial note Zaer before I go through your sheet more in depth. Backgrounds as a whole are not limited to 5,just Artifacts.

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2014, 07:50:10 AM »
I read through your back story Zaer and I will say that I am on the fence about approving the character you have created. Primarily because he is very clearly built to be a solo type guy, and obviously not a big team or Deliberative player.

Since this is a group game, it requires that your character voluntarily want to band together with the other group in a very proactive manner. I don't see this guy as being someone who would do that. Do you disagree?

@Andy, whichever is your preference. I haven't read through Steel Orchid so let me know what you are going for first. That way I don't dig through her another and stats if you don't plan to use her!

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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2014, 08:35:37 AM »
  Atarn and i are brainstorming ideas. 

  Red, do you want Void Fighters to be a major theme? 

  Ideas Atarn and I have thrown around include a pair of dragon blooded twins who are ace voidfighter pilots.  Another idea--I'm not quite sure how it would work--involves Atarn running a voidfighter pilot and I running a sidereal who uses the loom of fate to support him--perhaps including a sort of ethereal projection of a beautiful girl appearing behind him, offering counsel and aid. 

  In either event, we're still very much in the brainstorming phase.  I've been thinking a lot about the Prismatic arrangement of creation  martial arts. 

  I've also been thinking that--if Andy prefers Steel Orchid--i might consider a magitech engineer.

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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2014, 08:52:33 AM »
Good question Muse. Void Fighters will only be as prevalent as the number of characters who actively do it. A lot of the game will also take place on other planets or small moons they explore. Borrowing heavily from Battlestar Galactica, much of the plot will revolve around us trying to find a means to return to Creation. Now that we are near strong enough to fight back.

I lean more towards your DB character than Sidereal. Though primarily because you would not be able to use the Loom for the purpose you described. The Loom in this is going to be treated almost like a unimaginably powerful super computer that can allow Sidereal to discern events and the future. The information it gives though is fairly vague.

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2014, 09:10:01 AM »
I read through your back story Zaer and I will say that I am on the fence about approving the character you have created. Primarily because he is very clearly built to be a solo type guy, and obviously not a big team or Deliberative player.

Since this is a group game, it requires that your character voluntarily want to band together with the other group in a very proactive manner. I don't see this guy as being someone who would do that. Do you disagree?

The earlier ST had similar question and being on fence about approving my char. However I convinced him that he will be team player and the time the game lasted he was team player. Now hear me about second as I explain bit about Jay Jadestar as personality;

Overall background wise he has been loner and a rebel, he has been alone and surviving and so called 'fighting the social caste' system. As mortal he sink lowest low, he became literally a human trash in eyes of the Exalted Deliberate and overall society and he lived off as outcaste. However, in the moment where he was supposed to die for amusement of the corrupt citizens who watched death races, he wished for survive, somewhere in his heart he wished for more albeit he could not shape nor name that desire.

Because of that and his determination to survive and figure out what for he is living for...he exalted as a solar. Now it did not change who he was, he still had hang ups with the system but once he realized he wanted to be best pilot in Autochtonia then came conflict of desire and interest; to become top tier recognized pilot he would have to work with military but as early background shows he has lots of negative vibes entirely about military structure. So his rebel attitude conflicted with his dream to become a pilot.

Now Rhaesha, the solar in background becomes a big major shaper of Jay Jadestar's life. His solar status gave him some perks but he out of rebelling attitude refused use them, he refused to be 'become one of them' (indicating bureaucratical assholes in the system). Instead contributing to society with his solar powers he did not want any part of it because he had fear it corrupts him and thus betrays his own ideals.

So Rhaesha gives him means to achieve his dream; become voidfigther while not part of military structure. Overall in said career as test pilot and building his legend Rhaesha was forced to make Jay Jadestar more socially involved or less troublemaker and as Jay Jadestar had got taste being pilot he was hard pressed by continuing it comparing to continue to rebel. So along with the process he became less rebel and became more cooperative.

Now, as test pilot who was listed anonymous in battlefields and became a legend and a hero idol, when he unmasked himself after project was concluded as a success it brought big change in his life. He was no longer 'trash solar' but a recognized and respected one. Based on things what he loved to do. Now he cannot anyway shape nor form argue he haven't deserved the 'respect' he is getting by his own merit (instead him being just a solar). But it same token makes him uncomfortable about it but he is forced endure the discomfort of the fame best as he can. Also his years interaction with his wingmen (DB support pilots) he has learned he may had been too harsh for members of his circle or other exalted people in general sense (kind judge all as if they had been made from single mold).

So the game would start from point where future is laid open for Jay Jadestar; he has no seat nor any 'political' position in Exalted Deliberate nor any military nor government duties. However he is highly recognized celebrity, a battlefield hero who owns a prototype voidfigther who by his own free will joins to defend Autochton and the city because he loves aerial battles than sense of duty. He had long time hang ups avoid socializing with other exalted host (besides the ones involved with Rhaesa's secret project), but he has realized he had those walls and he is lowering them down in this point in his life.

So in short the concept what I try bring with Jay Jadestar is; A dare-devil rebel pilot with a golden heart. You can note that he has compassion 3, so he does care about other people but he may have harder time show it thanks his life what he has led. Reason why he is not socially awkward (social attributes and presence high) is because he was groomed into captain, a leadership position, under Rhaesa's care and taught responsibility. So he is far cry from being anti-social.

However, with temperance 1, performance 0, socialize 0 and investigation 0, means that he is completely uncomfortable in high social gala settings even with his presence 5 which just allows him make strong impressions, both good and bad as his temper can flare up and lead him do something rebellious or foolishly daring.

Anyways sorry for long winded explanation but I can understand why my background screams a 'loner', 'solo' and so forth. But that's just his past life, not what he is now in present and in future. I added all those quirks and hang ups as means to make him interesting and bit a challenge compared to make a typical solar who gets along with everyone and has no hang ups nor problems to team with anyone for anything.
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2014, 09:17:46 AM »
Very  good explanation Zaer, you convinced me! I like where you are going with this concept.

Since you are volunteering to have 0 social status with your character in the military and thus no authority (which I am granting everyone for free) I will approve your Prototype Void Fighter artifact. Just understand that every other party member will outrank you, and be able to order you to do things like a superior officer would. That is sort of the price you are paying to have a stronger artifact than everyone else. One that only you can pilot.

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2014, 09:29:32 AM »
Good you understand my idea better now :). However does 0 social status mean 0 class rank? Just note a low class low-trade commoner has class rank 1 in Autochton. Jay Jadestar has lived as class 0 rank (which is the social outcaste life he lived as death racer).

Or is 0 social status more as actual influential rank in government/military? I am fine with that in return with the perk of the prototype vessel. However it needs 5th level hearthstone to work (power it up) so need invest some background dots to get suitable Nova Battery (or get manse).

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2014, 09:34:28 AM »
In military rank influence wise. He is still a celebrity among the people, so he would be quite well off in his general lifestyle.

I am adding a note to the rules informing everyone that you do not need to take any points in Class. I'm basically granting everyone for free a high Class rank because you are all important military officials.

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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2014, 09:49:59 AM »
Ok, so we get Class 4 for free for everyone for various reasons? But for actual military ranks and such folks need to take Backing background.

Anyways do you approve the statistics of the prototype vessel? It has basically 6 charm slots like alchemicals do have so it can be custom fitted with various implantations. However the qualifications for said charms are based on pilot's stats. But ship has essence core which gives 30 motes to power weapons or alchemical modules (but not spirit charms, ship has 30 motes in itself for those).

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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2014, 10:16:12 AM »
I lean more towards your DB character than Sidereal. Though primarily because you would not be able to use the Loom for the purpose you described. The Loom in this is going to be treated almost like a unimaginably powerful super computer that can allow Sidereal to discern events and the future. The information it gives though is fairly vague.

So there are no Auspicious Relay Nodes in your story, Red? 

Auspicious Relay Node: A clockwork assembly of starmetal housed beneath the control console of a voidfighter maintains a constant uplink to the Loom of Fate, allowing the Sidereal Exalted to synchronize with the ships of the Gunstar Defense Line. A Sidereal in Hadal using a Loom terminal may attune his senses to multiple voidfighters, committing a single mote for each ship he wishes to focus on. While he maintains this commitment, the Sidereal can telepathically communicate with the pilots of those ships, and simultaneously experiences everything they see. He can also activate any Sidereal Awareness Charms he knows on behalf of a pilot, allowing them to benefit from it as though they had used it. Charms used through an Auspicious Relay Node still follow all normal rules for Combos, and both the Sidereal and the pilot must take any actions needed to use an activated Charm.
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2014, 10:33:52 AM »
Yeah, my ship has specific version of that Relay Node which is separated from Gunstar Defense Line (it's private line).

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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2014, 02:23:25 PM »
@Zaer, I have not yet approved the stats for your Void Fighter, only that it can be a Artifact 5 and not a normally capped Artifact 4. I won't be able to run through whether I think it is too weak or too strong until I have the chance to look at it with my books.

@Muse, I would not be taking those out of the game. However, I have not yet decided on whether or not we will be using the actual Exalted system for combat. We may just roleplay out fights and I will gauge what everyone does and whether or not it works based on what I have for your stats vs. how powerful I think the enemy is. I wouldn't want anyone to base a character around a system-fighting mechanic and end up not actually using the system to fight.

Basically if I took the system out, roleplaying wise the Auspicious Relay Node is just a communication device that allows you to "enhance" the other player during combat. It wouldn't be very interesting for you roleplaying wise because you would not be directly in the knitting gritty of the fight. I may say instead (if we end up not using the system) that the Auspicious Relay Nodes allow you to take control of Void Fighters as a sort of VR from the safety of the Gunstar. You would not be as fast, or as maneuverable as a normal living pilot in the cockpit, but you would be safe.

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2014, 02:40:47 PM »
Hey guys, based off Muse's suggestion I am going to allow everyone the ability to select 2 Artifact dots for the cost of 1 Background point.

Dragonblooded will get 3 along with Alchemicals.

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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2014, 03:18:30 PM »
The original setup gives everyone 3 points per dot of Artifact.  Is that being lowered, so that non-DBs or alcs only get 2, or raised even higher so that it ends up being actually 6 for most and 9 for DBs and Alcs?

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Artifact: The magitech infrastructure of the Realm
makes it far easier to mass-produce personal artifacts.
An Exalt gains three dots worth of artifacts for each
point of the Artifact Background he buys. The Exalted
may even raise their Artifact Background all the way
to five dots without using bonus points, paying only
one Background or bonus point each for the fourth
and fifth dots.

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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2014, 03:22:42 PM »
@Zaer, I have not yet approved the stats for your Void Fighter, only that it can be a Artifact 5 and not a normally capped Artifact 4. I won't be able to run through whether I think it is too weak or too strong until I have the chance to look at it with my books.

Ok, so that will be on hold on bit. Anyways starting figure out and calculate how edit my charsheet numbers wise. Also double check that I don't have former game freebies floating about.

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2014, 03:29:11 PM »
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The original setup gives everyone 3 points per dot of Artifact.  Is that being lowered, so that non-DBs or alcs only get 2, or raised even higher so that it ends up being actually 6 for most and 9 for DBs and Alcs?

If the actual campaign setting says that people get 3 for each point, then we can run with that. My intent is to give Dragonblooded and Alchemicals more artifacts to start with that Solars, Lunars, and Sidereals to account for the DB and Alc. having weaker charms overall. So that being said, if we want to go with 3, I can give the DB and Alc.'s 4 if everyone prefers that method.

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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2014, 03:54:53 PM »
I am okay with that.

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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2014, 05:43:16 PM »
Wait.  Back up.  What're we doing with Artifacts, now?

Also, quick question to the crew.  Which Social ability would be more useful for getting information in an...*ahem* private setting?  Presence or Socialize?

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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2014, 05:57:53 PM »
Unless you are striking up a conversation during the private setting, probably Presence. Depends on how you play it out.

We may be awarding additional dots of artifacts per background points.

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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2014, 07:00:51 PM »
The idea would be that my character would...extract information during 'pillow talk' time with the...unfortunate target.

Okay, well, if you guys do that, let me know so's I can adjust accordingly.

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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2014, 07:08:40 PM »
Socialize is to social combat what War is to physical combat

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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2014, 07:10:25 PM »
Which means...what?  Oh, also - how are we handling Linguistics, since, you know...we're not in Creation?

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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2014, 08:00:09 PM »
Before our game starts I am going to make up a bunch of other reoccurring antagonists that we would encounter out in space. Think sort of Warhammer esk. We can pick languages based on those extra races.

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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2014, 08:05:33 PM »
Okay...but aboard the Gunstar, there's just one language?

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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2014, 09:06:31 PM »
I imagine there are multiple languages (someone can probably confirm with the books) but we won't be taking Linguistics into account for those. Only for the foreign species or races.

I am changing one of the rules to reflect what I mentions earlier. 3 dots of Artifact for 1 point in Backgrounds for Solars, Lunars, and Sidereals. 4 for DB and Alchemicals

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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2014, 03:49:06 AM »
Hmm...I think that I'll go with the Dawn if we do system combat and the Twilight if we keep combat to freeform.  Both of those would work pretty well in those respective methods.

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2014, 07:12:32 PM »
Okay.  Well, it's not completely done, but it's 95% there.  I still have a couple questions that need answering, but I'll post what I have.

Graceful Argent Wind
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Exaltation/Caste/Character Concept: Lunar/No Moon/Dancing Spymaster
Motivation: Defend the Gunstar from its internal enemies.
Attributes:

Physical:
Strength 2
(F) Dexterity 5
Stamina 4

Social:
Charisma 4
Manipulation 3
Appearance 5

(F) Mental:
Perception 4
Intelligence 5
Wits 4

Abilities:

Favored Abilities:
Martial Arts 5 (+2 White Reaper Style)
Survival 2 (+2 Tracking)

Other Abilities:
Athletics 3 (+1 Leaping)
Awareness 5 (+2 Tracking, +1 Listening)
Dodge 5 (+2 Multiple Opponents)
Integrity 3
Investigation 5 (+2 Conducting Interviews)
Lore 2
Occult 2
Performance 5 (+3 Dance)
Presence 3 (+2 Extracting Information)
Resistance 3
Socialize 3
Stealth 3 (+2 Evading Pursuers)

Backgrounds: 0 free BG Points
Artifact 4 (Moonsilver Battle Armor – Crimson Typhoon; Resplendent Courtesan’s Garb; Moonsilver Dire Lance; Hearthstone Amulet; +1)
Backing 3 (The Void Hunt)
Connections 5 (Argent’s Spy Network)
Heart’s Blood 2 (4-10 Shapes)
Manse 4 (Seven Leaping Dragons Stone)
Manse 3 (Stone of Judgment)
Reputation 4 (Entertainer, Dancer)

Charms:
Excellencies: 1st Appearance, 1st Charisma, 1st Dexterity, 1st Intelligence, 1st Wits
Defensive Charms: Golden Tiger Stance, Wary Swallow Method, Ferocious Guardian Beast Stance, Heron Sheds Rain
Disguise Charms: Perfect Symmetry
Endurance Charms: Ox-Body Technique (-2x4)
Wits Speed Charms: Wasp Sting Blur, Many-Armed Monkey Style
White Reaper Style (Whole Tree, 9 Charms)

Knacks:
Changing Plumage Mastery
Deadly Beastman Transformation
Hybrid Body Rearrangement
Prey’s Skin Disguise
Towering Beast Form

Virtues:
Compassion 2
Conviction 2
Temperance 5
Valor 2

Languages:

Intimacies:


Essence: 5
Personal Essence Pool: 25
Peripheral Essence Pool: 60
Committed Essence:
Willpower: 10

Health Levels: 11
0 []
-1 [] []
-2 [] [] [] [] [] []
-4 []
Incapacitated []

Hearthstones:
Stone of Judgment (Water III, freestanding)
Seven Leaping Dragon Stone (Celestial IV, set into Amulet)

Equipment:

Combat Stats:
Join Battle:
Dodge DV:
Dodge MDV:
Parry MDV:

Move:
Dash:
Jump:

Soak:

Attacks: Speed/Accuracy/Damage/Parry DV/Rate

Experience: 500 XP (500 total, 1 unspent)
Increase Essence to 5: 81xp
White Reaper Style Martial Arts (9 Charms): 90xp
Increase Charisma & Stamina 2 to 4: 40xp
Increase Manipulation 2 to 3: 8xp
Increase Dexterity & Intelligence 4 to 5: 24xp
Increase Wits 3 to 4: 9xp
Increase Survival 1 to 2: 2xp
Increase Abilities 3 to 5 (Awareness, Dodge, Investigation, Martial Arts, Performance): 70xp
Increase Abilities 1 to 3 (Athletics, Integrity, Presence, Resistance, Socialize): 30xp
Defensive Charms (Ferocious Guardian Beast Stance, Heron Sheds Rain): 20xp
Deadly Beastman Transformation, Hybrid Body Rearrangement, Prey’s Skin Disguise, Towering Beast Form Knacks: 44xp
Increase Stealth 2 to 3: 4xp
Stamina Charms (Ox-Body): 12xp
10 Specialties: 30xp
Gain Occult, Increase 1 to 2: 5xp
Wits Charms (Excellency & Speed Charms): 30xp

Bonus Points:
Awareness Specialty (+1 Listening)
Martial Arts Specialties (Favored, 2:1, +2 White Reaper)
Survival Specialties (Favored, 2:1, +2 Tracking)
Backing 3 (The Void Hunt)
Heart’s Blood 2 (4-10 Shapes)
Manse 3 (Stone of Judgment)
+5 Willpower Dots
+2 Virtue Dots

Resplendent Courtesan's Garb (4), 2m Attunement
[Essence] times per day, the Exalt can choose a target from a group that could be affected by her Performance Charms.
[Charisma or Manipulation]+Performance roll, 3m to activate. Target's MDV is modified by the difference between target's Appearance and the Exalt's Appearance. If Exalt's Appearance is higher, target takes a penalty. If target's Appearance is higher, target gets a bonus. This roll can be modified by any Performance Charm.
If the Exalt scores at least one success, the target is under Unnatural Mental Influence in the form of a temporary Intimacy of Desire and Utmost Trust toward the Exalt, lasting until the next morning.

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« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2014, 12:41:40 AM »
Some important things for people to know about Gunstar:
  • Uses typical Autochthonian technology (ie. stuff from the Alchemicals book)
  • Casteless Lunars/Wyld Taint doesn't exist, and Lunars don't normally have their tattoos (they can purchase them to protect from physical shaping as an Artifact 2)--I think this means that all five of the original Lunar Castes are available, GM?
  • Dragon-Blooded use the Lookshy creation rules (and also the Solar BP costs as per the GM's house rule)
  • Artifact Background:  Exalts gain 3 dots worth of artifacts per dot in the background; Dragon-Blooded and Alchemicals gain 4.
  • Breeding Background:  3 dots of breeding costs 1 bonus point/background dot--costs as normal beyond that.  Note:  Having less than 3 breeding means you're widely regarded as "imperfect" and sometimes "sub-Exalted".
  • Class:  Replaces Followers, Influence, Resources, Salary.  As per the book DB/Alchemicals receive Class 3 for free, Celestial Exalts receive Class 4 for free.
  • Cult:  Celestial Exalts receive Cult 3 for free.
  • Manse:  Manses don't exist within Autochthon.

Want to make any changes to that, GM?

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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2014, 12:50:30 AM »
Thanks for the combined list Re Z L!

The only thing I would change is that Manse's do not exist. Not because Re Z L is incorrect (he is correct) but just because if you would like to have a Manse that would make sense to have on the Gunstar, I see no reason why you can't. We can bend the rules and fantasy a little on those if you really want to have some cool place to call home and roleplay in.

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« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2014, 01:26:34 AM »
Thanks for the combined list Re Z L!

The only thing I would change is that Manse's do not exist. Not because Re Z L is incorrect (he is correct) but just because if you would like to have a Manse that would make sense to have on the Gunstar, I see no reason why you can't. We can bend the rules and fantasy a little on those if you really want to have some cool place to call home and roleplay in.

It's a minor issue, honestly.  You could say still that manses don't exist (because they don't), but the Hearthstones exist as various Elemental Power cores, which function almost identically to Hearthstones.

PS:  I'm looking at some possible Martial Arts that allow armor...  Are there any power armors that you would classify as "medium" or less?

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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2014, 05:56:28 AM »
I think the Immaculate Dragons (DB's armor) is medium unless it's earth aspected armor. Or overall treat power armors as medium armor unless you buy the extra plating and such.

Anyways for worth of mention anyone can freely ask do they want to be part of my char circle or be my char lunar mate.

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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2014, 11:31:07 AM »
Possibly a strange or unusual question, but if I go with Steel Orchid (which is still up in the air, I'm sorry), and I give her flying, how will that work in MC?  Would I have to go for Command of flying units, or would non-flyers still provide benefits to some degree?

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2014, 11:35:49 AM »
A lot of the game will take place on random planets and land masses, as well as boarding attacks or boarding parties. So if you don't take Flying, you will still be extremely useful. It's one of those things where if I step back and look at every characters sheets once we finish, and nobody has Flying, then we won't do almost any of it. Not that it won't be happening, it just won't be the focus of the game.

And vice versa.

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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2014, 11:39:11 AM »
Good morning, Red. 

Do we use flying or sail? 

What section of the site do you want this game in?  AKA, what sort of sexual content, and how often would you like it to come up? 

(Probably best to approach it from what you would enjoy, and then let people opt out of any content they don't want.) 

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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2014, 11:49:52 AM »
Flying.

I am going to put the game in NC Exotic, not because I think we will end up doing everything therein, but I like to prepare for any future players or interests.

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« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2014, 05:21:02 PM »
Question.  Which set of DBs exist aboard the Gunstar?  The Gens of Lookshy or the Houses of the Dynasty?  Or neither?  Do there happen to be 'new' organizations of DBs?

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« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2014, 05:23:28 PM »
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The Dragon-Blooded
Once, the Dragon-Blooded were the foremost soldiers in
the Army of the Gods, marching against hosts of devas and
star-spanning behemoths. To the Terrestrial Exalted, that
war has still not ended. Dragon-Blooded are still the elite
soldiers of the Exalted, piloting voidfighters on the Gunstar
Defense Line or serving in the ranks of the Deliberative
Army. Other Dragon-Blooded serve the Realm as magitech
engineers and technicians, installing and maintaining the
industrial wonders of the Eight Nations. Still others are
district administrators, overseeing the local government and
bureaucracy of metropoli while the Solar Exalted rule from
on high. In all things, the Dragon-Blooded are the esteemed
and honored subordinates of the Celestial Exalted, beneath
them in station and power, but not in dignity.
Upon Exaltation, a young Dragon-Blood is taken from
her family and enrolled in one of the Realm’s Terrestrial
academies. The Steel Crucible of Dragons Academy puts
those with the most martial aptitudes through grueling
regimens of training in preparation for service in the Gunstar Defense Line. Those with an aptitude for command
are placed in the Upright Soldier Military Academy, or
in the Scarlet Academy of Proper Bearing if their inclinations lean more towards governance than warcraft. Youth
with the makings of a savant or sorcerer are enrolled in the
Eight Degrees of Enlightenment Academy, learning the
fundamentals of magitech and the motonic sciences from
pedagogic material intelligences. Once a Dragon-Blood has
completed five years of hyper-accelerated education, she is
formally recognized as a member of the Terrestrial Host and
a hero of the Realm.

I think we can safely say neither Lookshy nor Dynasts.

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« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2014, 05:28:28 PM »
Are you asking for thematic purposes, or character creation?

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« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2014, 05:34:28 PM »
...both?  Argent has a combat crew that she normally operates with.  Their job is to take care of internal matters, and they'll go out on the front when there's orders stated for them to.  Her crew consists of 5 - herself, two Terrestrials (one Air, one Earth), an Alchemical (Jade), and possibly one Sidereal (Battles, though they may or may not be out fighting when the time comes, and they're the least seen of the group, anyways).

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« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2014, 05:41:05 PM »
Since the Gunstar took off way before Lookshy or the Dynasty were founded, neither exist on board the ship. There are just DB.

For the purposes of character creation you can use whichever template you prefer for spending your points. Just make sure to follow the rule set in my first post.

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« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2014, 05:46:19 PM »
Well, according to Rez' list, mechanically DBs are built around the Lookshy template (See a few posts bac), but I'm asking more thematically - names, Gens/Houses, elemental predilections, that sort of thing.

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« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2014, 05:51:54 PM »
I'm unable to help you here without the book. Can someone else field this question?

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« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2014, 06:05:08 PM »
Well, according to Rez' list, mechanically DBs are built around the Lookshy template (See a few posts bac), but I'm asking more thematically - names, Gens/Houses, elemental predilections, that sort of thing.

Gens/Houses simply don't exist as far as I understand it.  The setting isn't very particular about how it works with DBs, and doesn't even give any example characters like it does with the Celestials...

I'd suspect that generally all mortals have the capability to exalt as a DB, and the blood doesn't necessarily run stronger or weaker in one family or another (due to specific eugenics programs onboard Gunstar)--hence the cheap cost of buying Breeding 3.  When they do Exalt they're snagged up and sent off to 5 years of advanced training depending on their predilections.

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« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2014, 06:07:07 PM »
So noted.  You mentioned that past Breeding 3, though, the cost was normal?  Remind me what that was, again...it's either 1BP or 1 Background to get to B3, and then it's...

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« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2014, 06:29:20 PM »
To be honest I have no idea, they're not very clear on what they mean.

I would guess that they mean as a normal background, instead of the high costs presented in the DB book since that's after millennia of poor breeding.

Since you can't raise backgrounds above 3 without bonus points, it would cost another 2 bonus points per dot to raise breeding beyond 3.

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« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2014, 10:10:47 PM »
Did we end up deciding whether the combat was going to be freeform or not?

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« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2014, 02:14:27 AM »
I think I would like to put it to a vote of the people who are currently interested. Let me make a few quick points to help you choose, so we all know what to expect.

If we go with the Exalted system, combat will take longer since ultimately we will need to wait on people's combat posts. There are things we can do to alleviate that delay, for instance setting a time requirement before we skip to the next person, or letting people PM me their movies. Having a system would hold more true to the core of Exalted difficulty theme, and I would be able to reward experience. So we can actually grow stronger as the game continues. I would be making all of the rolls. However, if we go with a system, then I will have to do a lot of Storyteller type stuff that you guys as players may not like or be familiar with in your own games. I have a way that I like running Exalted, which prioritizes my idea for the setting and story and less towards White Wolf's vision of the game. Allowing Manses is one example, as well as adding in some Warhammer like races. You guys will need to roll with it and trust that I've done this a bunch of times before. There may even be some "I don't agree with that" and me saying "That's ok" happening at some points. I'm not an asshole, trust me.

If we go free-form, combat will be faster and there will be no required posting order. So the game will move just as fast as people post. I've GMed a bunch of free form games and have a good feel for combat. But ultimately what is going to happen is you will make attacks, and I will say whether it hits or not based on what is appropriate for the scene and story. We can still use charms, but they will be just to enhance aesthetics and add flavor to posts. I will factor in the purpose of the charm in the outcome of your attack. Also if we do free-form, I would be removing perfect attacks and defenses from the game. Since we won't be tracking essence in combat. This style could be more collaborative with the players since things can change on the fly without affecting the game. But growth and power increase won't be significant from your starting character.

So, abbreviated that's what I think would be different. Let me know what you guys would prefer to do! I am going to remain impartial for now and just address any questions you have until the votes are in.

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« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2014, 03:31:32 AM »
I'll probably go with Steel Orchid if we do system combat and Infinite Sky if we do freeform combat.  I could be convinced otherwise, but it seems like Steel Orchid would be at her best in combat and I feel like I'd be buying lots of Charms just to fluff up the freeform aspect of stuff.  In my experience, freeforming ranged weaponry (which Sky would have) works better whereas melee is better with a system (like Steel Orchid would have).

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« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2014, 04:15:26 AM »
Generally I would prefer using the system for combat, but I'm not too particular either way.

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« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2014, 06:16:00 AM »
I got a somewhat different reading, Rez.  Seemed to me they still had pretty intensive eugenics programs to keep dragon blooded lineages strong. 

*  *  *

I, too, would far prefer we use the system. 

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« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2014, 06:54:16 AM »
Hey Red, would it be possible for my character to pilot a version of the Scarlett Empress voidship?

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« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2014, 09:59:51 AM »
Can you expand on what you mean by a version of the Scarlett Empress? That could mean a lot of different things.

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« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2014, 10:22:15 AM »
Well, a Solar-adapted version of it. So not that particular ship per se, but the second generation of it?

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« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2014, 10:31:09 AM »
It looks like this game filled up quickly! I'm having some trouble following exactly who/what is in the game.

If there are still any spots open -- any chance I could get a quick list of who is playing, and what they're playing, so I can be sure to contribute something to the group?

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« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2014, 12:59:28 PM »
Hey there lockepick. Currently we only have three players for sure. I only reserve spots once characters have been submitted and approved. So right now there are plenty of openings.

I would say no Atarn. I'm not able to look at the moment, but I believe the Scarlet Empress is a 5 dot artifact ship. I don't want people starting with her than artifact 4 gear unless the receive special permission. Which is given if I feel the item is integral to the characters back story and concept.

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« Reply #62 on: September 03, 2014, 12:59:51 PM »
Can you expand on what you mean by a version of the Scarlett Empress? That could mean a lot of different things.

Scarlet Empress exists in Gunstar setting (interesting enough) and she succeed to operate a special mecha x voidfigther which was designed for solar but so far had refused to attune to anyone. She attuned, used it on desperate gambit to save Gunstar and she became heroine and most famous DB pilot in Gunstar history (and it's still investigated how/why she managed attune on the prototype which was designed only to solars).

Inspired by that story Rhaesa build the vessel which Jay Jadestar pilots (it's not mecha but it's a hyper up voidfigther).

Anyways I have preference on system as I am familiar with it and it stays loyal to exalted feeling more better than freeform. Anyways what comes to DB's there are no gens, houses nor clans or anything. DB's are just regular Gunstar citizens who are entitled exaltation of elemental dragons and in Gunstar they have genetic records which observe breeding of the DB's but so far they do not enforce it really (but it's often take account when DB's decide to become couple or marry to see do their match up produce good genetics for future). Or there are some specific groups which only marry to DB's (more as tradition).

Overall though build DB like he had normal life before exalting and got to send to academy in very young age (families may or may not protest from their child taken away and put into cogs and wheels of the Gunstar government but so far I know the contact is not destroyed....just separated from family for several years until you graduate, but universally speaking becoming a DB is more blessing than curse for families and the population admires their heroes deeply).

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« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2014, 01:02:07 PM »
Thanks Zaer. I know what the Scarlet Empress is in the setting, I just wanted to get an idea of what he had in mind for a version of it.

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« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2014, 01:08:57 PM »
Eh, not integral, I just like Veritechs more than Jet Fighters In SPace!
Which of course White Wolf messed up ^^

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« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2014, 01:11:59 PM »
Or you could pick Warstrider and be so 'mecha' in space (albeit you would need vessel to transport you onto battlefield and if it happens in void of space you need method travel there).

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« Reply #66 on: September 03, 2014, 01:18:08 PM »
Sure, you can definitely go with a space warstrider that is just artifact 4.

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« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2014, 01:19:31 PM »
Hmm, I might do that...

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« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2014, 03:05:36 PM »
Can I reserve a spot? Or does that require me to offer up a full concept/sheet to do so? Apologies, not trying to be lazy -- just want to make sure I get in quick before it fills up!

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« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2014, 03:59:17 PM »
It would require you to offer a full sheet and concept, and get approval on it before your spot is reserved.

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« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2014, 04:09:58 PM »
It would require you to offer a full sheet and concept, and get approval on it before your spot is reserved.

Like mine, albeit I still need edit it quite bit and have room edit if anyone wants to be part my char background.

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« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2014, 05:16:54 PM »
Can anyone remind me how the Craft Skill works?  Is each one a separate skill, or is it the same overall, or...?

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« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2014, 05:37:57 PM »
Each is a separate skill.

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« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2014, 06:45:12 PM »
Quick question to put out to those more attuned to the Alchemical Exalted.  Beamklaive or a gyroscopic chakram?  Also, beamklaives have settings for 'elemental power cores' just like their mundane counterparts?

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« Reply #74 on: September 03, 2014, 08:53:47 PM »
Can anyone remind me how the Craft Skill works?  Is each one a separate skill, or is it the same overall, or...?

Reiji, are you planning on a crafter?

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« Reply #75 on: September 03, 2014, 09:00:10 PM »
Not for my character.  Argent has a number of...well, I guess technically they're her comrades (though she lacks the Allies BG), who she goes Voidbringer hunting with, or works with whenever the Powers That Be say she needs to go hunting elsewhere.  He's the cook (Craft Water) at her place of business - the Howling Wolf.

And like most quiet cooks, he is one total badass.

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« Reply #76 on: September 04, 2014, 12:33:26 AM »
I'm kind of settling into a Night Caste scout using a little Archery and Martial Arts along with a handful of social stuff as well, though a heavier focus at first on Stealth, Athletics and Martial Arts

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« Reply #77 on: September 04, 2014, 01:13:48 AM »
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like the primary interest is swinging towards a system game.

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« Reply #78 on: September 04, 2014, 01:16:42 AM »
*applauds* 

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« Reply #79 on: September 04, 2014, 02:02:23 AM »
How will Command work?  The Dreams of the First Age rules seem a little iffy based on the large amount of technology available and lack of access to Arsenal.  I'd be good with going with Command 3 and just saying that she has access to a large array of troops and just avoiding the MC rules in lieu of just saying that all that aspect of stuff is handled if that works okay.

That also allows for having more of a hierarchy instead of troops instead of, say, a scale of DBs with armor and weapons but without them having troops of their own.

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Double-posting, but found this and figured it was important.

• Dragon-Blooded graduates of one of the Realm’s Terrestrial academies use Lookshyan character creation rules

Sorry for missing it before.

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« Reply #81 on: September 04, 2014, 02:20:06 AM »
Command is going to work as you described Andy. It's like having all of the roleplaying perks but none of the MC weirdness.

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« Reply #82 on: September 04, 2014, 02:22:49 AM »
and I guess the other question would be whether we can use those 10 extra background points for a 2 for 1 deal for the 4th and 5th, something you wouldn't normally be able to do.  I'm not sure I'm crazy enough to take Command that high, but it is tempting...

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« Reply #83 on: September 04, 2014, 06:41:37 AM »
So with Command you get troops armed also without taxing either artifact dots nor resources? Nice! Although my char case he should have allies dots instead to present his DB wingmen who were with him during creation of the prototype and testing it out and also get backing for Rhaesa so that my char can use her hangar for repairs and check ups.

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« Reply #84 on: September 04, 2014, 02:57:20 PM »
Name:Steel Orchid
Caste:Dawn
Anima: A gold-white banner showing the symbol of Ignis Divine
Motivation: Free Ignis Divine

Intimacies:
Ignis Divine: Devotion
Autocthton: Devotion
Other Exalts: Respect
Her troops: Respect
Aides and Servants: Appreciation

Strength 4 Dexterity 5 Stamina 2
Charisma 3 Manipulation 2 Appearance 5
Perception 3 Intelligence 3 Wits 3

Archery 4 Athletics 3 Awareness 5 Bureaucracy 1 Dodge 5 (Flying +3) Integrity 5 Investigation 3 Lore 1 Martial Arts 3 Medicine 3 Melee 5 (Goremauls +3) Occult 4 Performance 3 Presence 5 Resistance 4 Socialize 3 Thrown 0 War 5

Compassion 2 Conviction 5 Temperance 2 Valor 5 Essence 5 Willpower 10

Artifact 4 (Orichalcum Grand Goremaul, Orichalcum Superheavy Plate with attached Gauntlets and Boots, Orichalcum Wings of the Raptor, Orichalcum Hearthstone Bracers), Backing 4, Class 4, Command 3, Contacts 2 (Exalted Deliberative, Gunstar Defense Line), Cult 3, Crystal Manse (Gemstone of Spoken Language) 3, Reputation 2

Exceptional Gauntlets: Increases Accuracy, Damage and Rate (attached to SHP)
Exceptional Boots: Increases Accuracy, Damage and Rate (attached to SHP)
Lucky Charm: Talisman of Good Luck Charm and Walkaway
Exceptional Surgeon's Toolkit: +1 to Medicine rolls

Charms
Archery: Trance of Unhesitating Speed, Flashing Vengeance Draw
Martial Arts: Fists of Iron Technique, Thunderclap Rush Attack
Melee: Melee Triumphant, Supreme Perfection of Melee, One Weapon Two Blows, Peony Blossom Attack, Iron Whirlwind Attack, Invincible Fury of the Dawn, Call the Blade, Summoning the Loyal Steel, Iron Raptor Technique, Blazing Solar Bolt
War: War Resurgent, Rout-Stemming Gesture, Commanding the Ideal Celestial Army, Immanent Solar Glory, Heroism-Encouraging Presence, Tiger Warrior Training Technique, Legendary Warrior Curriculum

Integrity: Integrity Resurgent, Phoenix Renewal Tactic
Presence: Presence Triumphant, Irresistible Salesman's Spirit
Resistance: Soul Fire Resurgence, Whirlwind Armor-Donning Prana, Hauberk-Lightening Gesture, Armored Scout's Invigoration, Invincible Essence Reinforcement, Ox-Body Technique, Essence-Gathering Temper

Investigation: Investigation Triumphant, Judge's Ear Technique
Medicine: Medicine Triumphant, Wound-Mending Care Technique
Occult: Spirit-Detecting Glance, Spirit-Cutting Attack, Ghost-Eating Technique

Athletics: Athletics Resurgent, Increasing Strength Exercise, Thunderclap Attack Prana (Overhead Smash as a Fierce Blow)
Awareness: Awareness Resurgent, Panoptic Fusion Discipline
Dodge: Reed in the Wind, Reflex Sidestep Technique

Calculations
Peripheral Calculation: Essence 35 + Willpower 10 + Virtues 14 - 8 Grand Goremaul - 8 Superheavy Plate - 4 HSB - 1 Wings of the Raptor - 1 Goremaul in Elsewhere - 12 Armored Scout's Invigoration

Grand Goremaul Accuracy: Dexterity 5 Melee 5 Spec 3 Accuracy 2
Grand Goremaul Damage: Strength 4 Damage 16/3 Bracers 2

Dodge DV: Dexterity 5 Dodge 5 Spec 3 Bracers 3 Essence 5 = 11DV

Soak: Natural 5 Armor 17


Grand Goremaul: Speed 6 Accuracy 15 Damage 22B/3 Defense 13 Rate 2 - Tags: 2, O, R

Dodge DV = 11 + Charms

Soak: Bashing 22 Lethal 22 Aggravated 17 Hardness 11

Personal Essence: 25/25
Peripheral Essence: 25/25
Overdrive: 0/10
Immanent Solar Glory: 10/10
Willpower: O O O O O O O O O O
Conviction: [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
Valor: [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]

Limit Break: Heart of Flint
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The Crystal Manse is her own private quarters, with lavish accommodations on top but spreading out to create a training center and barracks for her troops.
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« Reply #85 on: September 04, 2014, 06:34:13 PM »
So, uhm...are we waiting for something?

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« Reply #86 on: September 04, 2014, 06:36:53 PM »
More characters. We currently don't have enough people for me to feel comfortable starting the game. Hopefully everyone will finish their sheets by the end of the weekend.

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« Reply #87 on: September 04, 2014, 07:09:04 PM »
Atarn's AFK 'til saturday, but I've been putting some stuff together for him. 

Rose, meenwhile, will be ready for EXP after a few more charms. 

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« Reply #88 on: September 04, 2014, 07:12:49 PM »
Can someone give me a roll call of what we have?  I know I'm not the GM, but I am curious to see what the Gunstar will be fielding.

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« Reply #89 on: September 04, 2014, 07:28:59 PM »
My char is almost done as well. My char is Night caste voidfigther solar pilot ace shortly in concept.

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« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2014, 07:34:28 PM »
I've noticed we've gotten quite a few Solars...have we gotten anything else?  Or am I odd Lunar out?

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« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2014, 07:46:53 PM »
  Sidereal here.  :) 

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« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2014, 03:17:22 AM »
I have 7 more points of Backgrounds and don't honestly know what to do with them.  Suggestions are appreciated.

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« Reply #93 on: September 05, 2014, 05:39:49 PM »
Andy, I have a few recommendations.  Just as a note, the Class background, as stated in the Alchemical book, encompasses three things - Followers, Influence, Resources.

1 - Reputation.  If Orchid is as savvy a general as she's made out to be my her sheet, she'll have at least a point or two of that.  While your rank (as denoted by Class) gets you the cooperation of the Gunstar, Reputation gets you farther.  People know who you are, and more importantly, what you've done.

2 - Connections.  Class doesn't cover Connections, and Connections get you help when you need to call on it, or what's going on.

3 - Sifu.  While it's clear Martial Arts isn't Orchid's chosen field, having someone around who you teach you half a dozen different martial art styles (there's one in particular I'm aware of that allows armor and uses Goremauls as form weapons) is also quite useful.



Also, the layout of Argent's combat crew.  You probably won't see them all that much, but for flavor.

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Heavenly Azure Scarab - Chosen of Mars.  Scarab is the least seen out of the crew, mainly because as one of only a hundred Sidereal Exaltations, his time is much in demand.  Argent commands his attention when she needs someone to come up with a really inspred and clever battle plan against the forces they'll be fighting.  Scarab uses a starmetal reaper beamklaive in conjunction with a set of hearthstone bracers, and lighter armor - he embraces the fencer style of swordsmanship, preferring speedier defense to heavier absorption of an attack.

Isara - Chosen of Mela.  Isara is usually the one that accompanies Argent on her smaller outings, mainly because she's usually available: Isara is another entertainer at the Howling Wolf.  Not as renowned as Argent, but few are.  Isara brings to the group a few things.  One is knowledge - with the exception of battlefield skills, Isara is easily the most well-versed in the group in things mental: her knowledge of spirits and elementals has proven highly useful.  Second is her skill at archery - she's gotten a fairly good handle on her Jade powerbow, inset with a Gladestalker's Stone.  The final thing she brings to the crew is her Dragon Armor (either Air or Water, haven't decided which, yet).

Terat - Chosen of Pasiap.  Terat is the crew's usual battlefield tactician (unless Argent decides she needs to scrape up Scarab), specializing in small unit tactics.  Terat has eschewed heavier armor in favor of a simple pairing of a set of Silken Armor and a Breastplate.  This is because of his choice of fighting style - he practices Ivory Pestle style, with a Jade Wrackstaff in hand.  You'd think that with such a background, he'd be a bouncer at the Wolf.  He's not.  He's one of the major cooks at the Wolf, putting his Earthy nature to good use in the background (though he's been called upon to eject some rather rude patrons if they prove persistent enough).

Entrancingly Arrayed Sentinel - Array, as she's known, is a Jade Caste Alchemical.  She's the scout of the group - and in her work, she's the one that always picks up some piece of information that brings Argent's crew onto a trail, or prevents a surprise, or some other critical discovery.  Array practices Thousand Wounds Gear martial arts, and she carries the gyroscopic chakram to prove it.  Her armor is just a basic synthetic leather buff jacket (albeit an exceptional one), but she doesn't really need anything else.

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« Reply #94 on: September 05, 2014, 05:58:16 PM »
Reputation would definitely be useful.  If Influence comes from Class, though, Contacts might be better than Connections.  Not sure what areas to take for that, though...

As far as Sifu, I'm not sure if Earth Dragon exists, but Jade Mountain isn't going to be useful to her and pre-form Earth Dragon Charms are inferior to Solar Charms that I didn't take.  I guess I could consider an SMA but not sure it'd be all that useful compared to everything else.

So I'll put Reputation 3 as a wise battlefield tactician.  She can be stoic and expects a lot from her troops, but also shows them respect.  When one falls during training, she heads over to patch them up herself.

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« Reply #95 on: September 05, 2014, 06:03:27 PM »
Connections areas are usually easy to justify (and trust me, GMs will often ask you to) if they're a part of what you do.  You're an officer?  Connections within the Deliberative Army, or the Solar Deliberative itself (since you are a Solar).  Having the Gunstar Defense Line might also be useful, as they're the scouts of the Gunstar, and thus having access to them would be a ready source of first-line info or transport.

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« Reply #96 on: September 05, 2014, 06:15:23 PM »
Contacts 3 (Exalted Deliberative, Deliberative Army, Gunstar Defense Line)

Thank you ^_^ One to go.

Oh, as an aside, I found a reference to the language Autocthtonic in the Familiar section.  I think it's safe to say that everyone in Autocthtonia speaks that.

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« Reply #97 on: September 05, 2014, 06:17:41 PM »
Andy?  Not quite how Contacts works.  Contacts is specified by group.  If you have Contacts 3 with 3 groups, that's 9 points, not three.

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« Reply #98 on: September 05, 2014, 06:24:32 PM »
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Trait Effects: Each dot of
this Background
provides one major
contact and one additional die
for finding minor ones.

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A major contact could be a Guild factor,
a high-ranking military officer,  a  powerful
courtier, a small god or a Dynast of the Realm.

You're thinking of Connections.

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Each area of influence (detailed below) is essentially a separate
Background. A character can develop Connections (Military) 4,
Connections (Gens Maheka) 2, Connections (Scavenger Lands
Outlaws) 2 and Connections (Intelligence) 2, or Connections
(House of Bells) 5, Connections (Military) 3 and Connections
(Intelligence) 2, for example.

Appreciate you double-checking my sheet, though ^_^ I'm certainly not immune to making mistakes.

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« Reply #99 on: September 05, 2014, 06:27:46 PM »
You know, the funny thing is, I wrote Contacts, I saw you wrote Contacts, but all the time I was thinking Connections.  >_<

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« Reply #100 on: September 05, 2014, 06:37:27 PM »
I've done that too ^_^ which is why I appreciate checks

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« Reply #101 on: September 05, 2014, 06:38:21 PM »
Here's a thought for your last point - Backing, in one of the three areas you have Contacts in.  Backing is good for a lot more than just money.

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« Reply #102 on: September 05, 2014, 08:23:13 PM »
I'm a little iffy on the exact differences between Backing and Influence.  Would you mind giving some detail?

Edit: Really, double-checking, isn't Influence the same thing as Reputation?
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« Reply #103 on: September 05, 2014, 08:39:22 PM »
The key difference between Backing and Influence is rank.  The Exalted corebook clearly states that if you have Backing, then you have rank, and that Influence does not cover rank.  Backing also, if you include the Sidereal bits of it, also lets you temporarily obtain Backgrounds that you don't already have.

Maybe.  Even if Influence is the same as Reputation, you don't have either.  To me, Reputation is about your name being out there, people knowing who you are, getting bonuses to Social-type rolls when people are aware of your Reputation.  Influence is about...well, being able to push people and get them to do stuff for you.  To me, Reputation vs Influence is the same as Charisma vs Manipulation - one is getting people to do stuff because they know you and like you, and the other is because you have some sort of way of compelling them.

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« Reply #104 on: September 05, 2014, 08:50:55 PM »
Actually do have Influence because I have Class.

If I have Backing and Influence already with the army, though, I probably don't also need a contact in the Army.

Currently looking at Backing 3, Contacts 2 and Reputation 2.

Thank you very much for the help ^_^

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« Reply #105 on: September 05, 2014, 10:31:41 PM »
Done editing my charsheet, so folks can check it is it okay or have I done math mistakes (also welcome any tips). I noticed that in earlier game I had got some reason +9 extra charms compared to number I had purchased. So had to edit them in to normal XP expenses.

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« Reply #106 on: September 05, 2014, 10:52:52 PM »
Random question.  Can non-Alchemicals have Beamklaives/Gyroscopic Chakrams?

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« Reply #107 on: September 05, 2014, 11:03:27 PM »
Sure, why not?

Don't forget Autoklaves too.  Basically chainswords, 139 of Shards.

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« Reply #108 on: September 05, 2014, 11:04:25 PM »
Shards I don't think I have.  I've got the main Alchem book, and that's it.

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« Reply #109 on: September 05, 2014, 11:22:31 PM »
Shards is the book Gunstar is in, Reiji. 

Here's what I have of Rose so far 

One more charm and I'll be ready to spend her EXP. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hg0xcfVwJAzMJwKWGAgPinZ9QOQYfFhqrx6-BXVpMkc/edit

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« Reply #110 on: September 05, 2014, 11:24:26 PM »
I don't have Gunstar.  What I know about it is what I've garnered from previous interest threats on E that were going to do it - like the one Krule did a while back - as well as filling in the gaps with what I have from my other books.

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« Reply #111 on: September 05, 2014, 11:37:37 PM »
*nods*  Makes sense. 

Are we supposed to spend experience as normal for our type? 

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« Reply #112 on: September 05, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »
If everyone spends BP like they're Solars, I would suspect that having everything spend their XP like they're Solars would be a good idea as well

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« Reply #113 on: September 05, 2014, 11:51:33 PM »
I think I remember reading something about everyone having their bonus points like solars, which was why I asked. 

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« Reply #114 on: September 06, 2014, 02:25:57 AM »
BP will be used off of the Solar table, however continue to use the normal experience table for your caste type with everything else.

Frankly I wouldn't mind making it all Solar (with the exception of caste specific purchases like Knacks) but I know that several people have already made, or started making their sheets without that info. And I wouldn't want those people to have to backtrack.

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« Reply #115 on: September 06, 2014, 02:42:25 AM »
It's also really rough for Solars if their big advantage goes away, unless they're also allowed to get stuff like Astrology, shapeshifting or artifacts that completely inure them from shaping attacks.

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« Reply #116 on: September 06, 2014, 02:43:28 AM »
BP will be used off of the Solar table, however continue to use the normal experience table for your caste type with everything else.

Frankly I wouldn't mind making it all Solar (with the exception of caste specific purchases like Knacks) but I know that several people have already made, or started making their sheets without that info. And I wouldn't want those people to have to backtrack.

Thank you for the clarificaiton  I'm on it. 

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Whisper

Player:Re Z L
Type:Solar
Caste:Night
Motivation:Restore or Replace the Unconquered Sun
Intimacies:
  • Adventure (+Longing)
  • Exploration(+Fun)
  • Noi(+Admiration)
  • Autochthonia(+Duty)
  • (+)
  • (+)
  • (+)
  • (-)
  • (-)
  • (-)
Anima:
Age:30
Height:5'09"
Weight:
Skin:
Hair:
Eyes:


Character Stats
ATTRIBUTES
[•] Strength•••••[•] Charisma•••••[•] Perception•••••
[•] Dexterity•••••[•] Manipulation•••••[•] Intelligence•••••
[•] Stamina•••••[•] Appearance•••••••••[•] Wits•••••
                                                                                                                                                                                    

ABILITIES/SPECIALTIES
DAWNZENITHTWILIGHT
[•] Archery•••••[•] Integrity•••••[•] Craftbelow
[•] Martial Arts•••••[•] Performance•••••[•] Investigation•••••
[•] Melee•••••[•] Presence•••••[•] Lore•••••
[•] Thrown•••••[•] Resistance•••••[•] Medicine•••••
[•] War•••••[•] Survival•••••[•] Occult•••••
                                                                                                                                                                                    
NIGHTECLIPSESpecialties
[•] Athletics•••••[•] Bureaucracy•••••Martial Arts - Fists•••
[•] Awareness•••••[•] Linguistics•••••Archery - Long Distance•••
[•] Dodge•••••[•] Ride•••••Survival - Unfamiliar Terrain•••
[•] Larceny•••••[•] Sail•••••
[•] Stealth•••••[•] Socialize•••••

Languages: Old Realm (Native)

BACKGROUNDS
Class•••••
Cult•••••
Artifact (15 dots of Artifacts, none higher than 4)•••••
Manse•••••
Contacts•••••
Allies•••••

Virtues and Willpower
VIRTUES (33xp)
Compassion•••••
Conviction•••••
Temperance•••••
Valor•••••

Willpower: ••••• •••••

Essence and Charms
Essence: ••••• •••••
Personal Pool: 25
Peripheral Pool: 57
Overdrive Pool: 0/10

CHARMS
EXCELLENCIES
  • First Archery
  • First Martial Arts
  • First Awareness
  • First Athletics
  • Second Investigation
  • Second Presence
  • Second Stealth
  • Second Survival
ARCHERY
  • Essence Arrow Attack (Righteous Judgment Arrow)
  • Phantom Arrow Technique
  • Summoning the Loyal Bow
  • There is No Wind
  • Forceful Arrow
ATHLETICS
  • Lightning Speed
  • Increasing Strength Exercise
  • Monkey Leap Technique
  • Glorious Temple Body
  • Graceful Crane Stance
  • Unparalleled Acumen Meditation
AWARENESS
  • Keen Smell and Taste Technique
  • Keen Sight Technique
  • Keen Hearing and Touch Technique
DODGE
  • Reed In The Wind
  • Reflex Sidestep Technique
  • Shadow Over Water
  • Seven Shadow Evasion (Valor)
INTEGRITY
  • Integrity-Protecting Prana
  • Righteous Lion Defense
  • Shedding Infinite Radiance
LINGUISTICS
  • Sagacious Reading of Intent
PRESENCE
  • Hypnotic Tongue Technique
  • You Can Be More
  • Irresistible Salesman Spirit
RESISTANCE
  • Body-Mending Meditation
  • Essence-Gathering Temper
  • Ox-Body (-1/-2/-2) x1
STEALTH
  • Easily Overlooked Presence Method
  • Mental Invisiblity Technique
SURVIVAL
  • Hardship-Surviving Mendicant Spirit
Arms of the Unconquered Sun Style
  • Day and Night Kata
  • Spirit Over Clouds Approach
  • Fading Sun Form
  • Shining Sun Form
  • Sleeping Sun Form
  • Rising Sun Form
  • Meditation Upon The Shield
  • Meditation Upon The Horn
  • Meditation Upon The Laurel
  • Meditation Upon The Spear
  • Heaven And Earth Stairway
  • Crowned Sun Form


Merits, Flaws, Mutations
MERITS (-0)


FLAWS (+3)
Phobia (Small Spaces) +3bp


MUTATIONS

Expanded Backgrounds and Equipment

Perfected Boots 1
Attunement:  1m

Skin-Mount Amulet Artifact 2
A skin-mount amulet installed between her shoulders on her back, just below her neck.

Prosthetics of Clockwork Elegance 3
Right arm from the elbow down has been replaced with an orichalcum limb.  It has the following upgrades:
  • Retractable claws (identical to razor claws) on the fingers.
  • +2 Strength for purposes of feats of strength
  • +1 Strength for all actions

Attunement:  5m

Perfected Kata Bracers 4
Attunement:  8m

Stone of Inhuman Beauty 4
4-dot Stone set in the Skin-Mount Amulet on her back, adds 4 to her Appearance.  Bonus shown on above stats as golden dots.


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Inspirations



This is still very much work-in-progress, but this is the jist of what I have put together so far.

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« Reply #118 on: September 06, 2014, 11:25:31 AM »
Wait.  Are we allowed to use Merits/Flaws?  I wasn't sure if we were...

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« Reply #119 on: September 06, 2014, 11:29:09 AM »
Wait.  Are we allowed to use Merits/Flaws?  I wasn't sure if we were...

Was not sure either.

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« Reply #120 on: September 06, 2014, 12:28:43 PM »
She's sexy, Rez. 

Does anyone know if the default war strider would be sealed against the vacuum of space? 

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« Reply #121 on: September 06, 2014, 02:25:12 PM »
@Re Z L, no on the Merits and Flaws. You don't have many, so if you want to just put them in as character roleplaying fluff, feel free.

@Muse, I do not know whether the default war strider would be sealed from the vacuum of space. Let's say yes.

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« Reply #122 on: September 06, 2014, 02:44:51 PM »
Guess I should have asked first for mine; I was going to take Tactical Instincts.  I'll figure out where else to put the points.

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« Reply #123 on: September 06, 2014, 03:41:19 PM »
Ack! 

Bloody hell!  I'm probably going to have to start all over.  No clue at this point where I spent most of those bonus points, or what to do without them.  *Sweat drop* 

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« Reply #124 on: September 06, 2014, 05:13:13 PM »
Are you using Scroll of Heroes at all?  I was in the process of working up a god blooded ally? 

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« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2014, 08:40:33 PM »
Sure, go for it.

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« Reply #126 on: September 07, 2014, 02:16:15 AM »
Can I get everyone to post their character sheets here, that way it is easier for me to find everyone's submission? Thanks!

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« Reply #127 on: September 07, 2014, 06:22:44 AM »
I still have to do a complete rewrite without the flaws.  ^_^;; 

Want me to link to the old one while I work on that? 

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« Reply #128 on: September 07, 2014, 08:22:55 AM »
Good morning, Red. 

Hiro's (Atarn's) War Stride Crimson Yeager is already artifact 4/4/3 and Commitment 22.  (This is before we give it melee capability.) 
We'd also very much like it to have an Auspicious Relay Node.  Would you like hiro to pay artifact background and/or committed motes to have this attuned? 

Auspicious Relay Node
(Artifact ?, Attunement ?): A clockwork assembly of starmetal housed beneath the control console of a voidfighter maintains a constant uplink to the Loom of Fate, allowing the Sidereal Exalted to synchronize with the ships of the Gunstar Defense Line. A Sidereal in Hadal using a Loom terminal may attune his senses to multiple voidfighters, committing a single mote for each ship he wishes to focus on. While he maintains this commitment, the Sidereal can telepathically communicate with the pilots of those ships, and simultaneously experiences everything they see. He can also activate any Sidereal Awareness Charms he knows on behalf of a pilot, allowing them to benefit from it as though they had used it. Charms used through an Auspicious Relay Node still follow all normal rules for Combos, and both the Sidereal and the pilot must take any actions needed to use an activated Charm.


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« Reply #129 on: September 07, 2014, 02:58:25 PM »
Just a reminder guys to move any sheets over to the Character Sheet thread so that I can review them!

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« Reply #130 on: September 08, 2014, 08:56:54 PM »
Are we getting an OOC thread, too?  I assume you want the sheets separate for easy review...BTW, who're we still waiting on?

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« Reply #131 on: September 08, 2014, 08:59:48 PM »
I still have to go through and review everyone's sheet. But yes, we will have a OOC thread to use, separate from the main game and character sheet thread.

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« Reply #132 on: September 08, 2014, 09:01:53 PM »
Are you going to be reviewing sheets for significant NPCs, or probably not?  Guys like Muse's Gossamer and maybe one or two of Argent's combat team.

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« Reply #133 on: September 11, 2014, 09:33:37 AM »
Way too quiet in this thread.

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« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2014, 09:36:38 AM »
Sorry guys, I'm spending the next few days getting caught up with everything.

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« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2014, 06:43:33 PM »
Hello?  Can I get some help, here?  I'm sitting on a done character, her nearly-done ally, and her not-even-started other ally...is this game dead?

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« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2014, 08:49:47 PM »
Haven't had the chance to catch up yet. Trying to keep managing my other game that's going. I hope to get to it soon.

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« Reply #137 on: September 15, 2014, 09:30:32 PM »
Okay.  I ask because there's an artifact build I'd like someone to evaluate, plus if someone can help explain to me a few questions I have on Alchemicals, that'd be great.

EDIT: It there anyone out there who can help me out?  I'm trying to select a Caste for Argent's Alchemical Ally so I can get around to *most* of the character building.  I've got my own thoughts, but it would be appreciated if others would chime in.
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« Reply #138 on: September 19, 2014, 11:32:54 AM »
I don't really know Alchemicals well enough to help out.  Sorry.

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« Reply #139 on: September 19, 2014, 12:34:58 PM »
Could you be more specific on what questions you have?

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« Reply #140 on: September 19, 2014, 02:36:29 PM »
I have 2 Re: Alchems.

1 - What would a combat-type Orichalcum Caste be like?  Generally speaking.

2 - I'm trying to build, for Argent's Alchemical ally, basically an Alchemic version of Star-Lord from GotG, or the Predator.  Thoughts on which caste would be better for it?  (I'd like it to be Orichalc, because of their impressive anima power, but...)

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« Reply #141 on: September 19, 2014, 03:44:09 PM »
Ori are generally your Diplomatic types, or your paragons of some kind of ideal, the "larger than life" people.  Personally I'd see Starlord as more of a Moonsilver Caste (Explorer, Assassin, Spy, etc.).  This isn't to say that an Ori couldn't be used like that, but they'd typically be doing things like Starlord for some greater purpose or cause--some overarching ideal.

Your combat abilities for an Alchemical are extremely flexible/fluid.  Your Caste is basically irrelevant.  Do you want someone that uses ranged?  Melee?  Both?  Additionally they can have multiple suites of combat charms that they can switch out depending on the situation.

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« Reply #142 on: September 19, 2014, 04:03:12 PM »
So, Shepard-Paragon from ME is what an Orichalc would look like?

What about a Starmetal Caste?  Starlord's definitely a tricky type, a bit more social and a bit less physical than what I hear Moonsilvers to be like.

And what if I wanted to do the Predator?  Soulsteel?

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« Reply #143 on: September 19, 2014, 04:09:00 PM »
Starmetals and Moonsilvers have a bit of overlap as far as what they typically do.  Starmetals are the more Mental focused of the two, Moonsilvers being the more Disguise-oriented of the two.  They're both pretty equally social/physical.

The rest of it is pretty spot on (Predator = Soulsteel, Shepard-Paragon = Ori)

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« Reply #144 on: September 19, 2014, 04:10:15 PM »
Maybe if I can tell you what I have in mind for the character, that will help sort this out - or even allow you to explain the possible flavorings for my concept with each caste?

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« Reply #145 on: September 19, 2014, 04:14:09 PM »
Sure  ;D

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« Reply #146 on: September 19, 2014, 04:20:10 PM »
First off, the name - Argent's Alchemical ally is Entrancingly Arrayed Sentinel, or just Array for short.  I don't know what her regular job is (that is one of the things I'm hoping will shake out when her caste is decided), but working with Argent isn't her primary task, she's not a worker at the Howling Wolf (she was in her first incarnation, but that's an Age ago).

Array's role in the group is one part intelligence gathering apparatus, one part combat-bot.  One of her defining Charms is her Optical Shroud, which she's upgraded with as many submodules as she can.  I'm considering giving her Thousand Gear Wounds Style MA, but the more I've looked at it, and at the Charm, it doesn't really seem to mesh with my thoughts of her - I might just give her a klave and let that be it.

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« Reply #147 on: September 19, 2014, 05:20:46 PM »
Intelligence gathering, while typically a more Starmetal thing, also fits for a Moonsilver--I'd say you can probably go with either really as far as looking for a good fit for caste.

If you're looking for a Martial Art that fits with Optical Shroud, take a look at Chrystal Chameleon (It's in the Glories: Maidens book), it works on becoming invisible and making unexpected attacks.  A Chain Daiklave installed through Transcendent Multimodal Artifact Matrix works well.


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« Reply #148 on: September 19, 2014, 06:50:33 PM »
Transcendant...what?  Can you fill me in on that?  That's a Charm?

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Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #149 on: September 19, 2014, 08:18:35 PM »
Yup it's a charm, basically you get to turn a part of your body into an artifact weapon.

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Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #150 on: September 19, 2014, 08:29:16 PM »
Hmmm...how would it work with Crystal Chameleon?  BTW, you're entirely right, that would work with her style, minus a few things.  But CC's form weapons are the rope dart, weighted rope, and spear...not really sure how well those'd work out.

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« Reply #151 on: September 19, 2014, 09:40:40 PM »
The Chain Daiklave is the artifact version of a rope-dart

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Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #152 on: September 19, 2014, 09:50:49 PM »
Chain Daiklaves can also be wielded like a short daiklave, though, right?

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« Reply #153 on: September 19, 2014, 11:44:58 PM »
That it can, gives you some flexibility

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« Reply #154 on: September 20, 2014, 08:59:24 PM »
Yes, but can you wield the chain daiklave in non-chain form and still use CC?

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Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #155 on: October 11, 2014, 09:28:09 PM »
Bumping this thread.  Are we still doing this?  Or is this game dead?

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Re: Gunstar Autochthonia Campaign - Recruitment Thread!
« Reply #156 on: October 11, 2014, 09:31:29 PM »
   I hope so. 

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« Reply #157 on: October 11, 2014, 09:40:46 PM »
Still around.

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« Reply #158 on: October 12, 2014, 07:30:34 AM »
Same, still around.