Flight of the Broken-Winged Crane
There is no such things as the Reclamation.
Oh, there was such a thing, once, and any demon sage confident that Orabilis cannot hear their speculation has a theory as to why it ceased to be. Some say their leashes were too long, and the Green Sun Princes rebelled for the same reasons all mortals have rebelled against their rightful masters. Some say the idea was a dream too far, even beginning to imagine that the soul-pantheons of the Yozi could cooperate in such a coherent way for any length of time. Others point to the absence (disappearance? death?) of the phylactery-construct Lilun. And some say it was too little, too late-- not even with a hundred warlocks could Hell have averted what has befallen Creation.
For the Yozi, it matters not. Ligier has declared the subject taboo, and Orabilis declared that such a project never transpired in the first place; the Green Sun Princes have officially been abandoned, and must forge a new path for themselves...
But in this day and age, who -isn't-?THIS PART IS KEY:
Be sure to make a character that is not only going to be willing to, but interested in, working with the other PCs. The game will be taking place RY778, ten years after the normal timeline begins, and shit is going to have been increasingly fucked as those ten years roll on. The narrative that builds from here will depend at least in part in what interested players are interested in, whether it's the preservation of Creation against forces that are likely to destroy it, the creation of a preternatural paradise that will stand against the tides of darkness, or saying "fuck it, dude, let's go bowling with blood ape skulls."
All PCs will have known one another on past encounters and at least be nominally familiar enough with one another to be willing to form a sort of extended circle/coven/siblinghood. I'll be soliciting possible particulars as to what specifically has gone wrong, but it'll suffice to say for now that unless someone posits something more interesting, the Lotus Massacre succeeded, the Realm's strength is being spent in isolationistic fervor, the Deathlords now rule openly and war openly with their errant minions, Solar Exalted suffer even more desperately from the Great Curse, the unity of the Silver Pact has been a sham ever since the Shogunate days, and the Champions of Autocthon know better than to trust any of these crazy Exalts at their word.MECHANICALLY:
We will be using the 2.5 ruleset. For those of you who desire a chance to play with numbers on a sheet (a crowd of which I am oft part of), this game will be primarily focused on GSPs, additionally using the rules out of The Book of Ten Thousand Scorpions
for the Unwoven Coadjutor background and additional Yozi Charms. I'll also be taking GSP-friendly Solars, Lunars (as per the Terrifying Argent Witches rewrite with options to veto particular Charms), Abyssals, and Dragonbloods. No PC akuma, Sidereals, or Alchemicals are permitted. This will be done as an XP build with (subject to change) 600 XP; all Attributes and Virtues start at 1, Essence at 3, and Willpower at 5, with Backgrounds costing 3xp. No Merits/Flaws. Characters will gain one free Excellency for their Caste and Favored Yozi/Abilities/Attributes. Crafting will be using Revlid's revision
. The Mentor background will be required to learn new Martial Arts, sorcery, or necromancy (at 1 dot per "tier" of the capacity in question) if you do not have a teacher through other sources. Other homebrew may be used at my discretion; do not build a character around it until you have my go.