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Online Zaer Darkwail

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 12:43:58 AM »
That site looks wonderful! Probably a manse where brothel has had been build around it. Wood aspect probably.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2014, 01:12:34 AM »
Satrap would be best.  With a trade in prostitues and entertainers along with slaves if we choose we could easily move in and out of the Blessed Isle.

Offline CopperLily

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2014, 01:39:03 AM »
I'd be interested in this as well - once played a submissive 'Concubine to the Stars' outcaste DB who I'd be happy to revisit.

Offline Rishon TamTopic starter

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2014, 01:57:07 AM »
I feel like intrigue based out of a brothel in a satrap sounds a lot better than any of the generic frameworks I'd tossed out.
Maybe the intrigue could be one house trying to elbow in and swipe the satrap (and its delicious, delicious tax revenue) from another? Like the sex, it happens a lot, but it doesn't get a lot of attention.

With a brothel serving as a major part of the initiative, Cynis would obviously be a strong candidate for the house on either side of the effort.
As the aggressors, Cynis could seek to leverage their strength in the sex trade until, oops, they might just happen to have ended up running much of the local economy! Well, Tepet probably wasn't really taking very good care of those people anyway, right?
Or, if Cynis is the standing power, a competitive house might step in through the most available -- and least threatening-seeming -- means. Their one brothel isn't going to threaten a Cynis satrap, after all... unless it turns out that it's being used to facilitate or conceal a different kind of bid, such as V'neef seeking to seriously undersell on the sex trade in order to cultivate a public taste for their exclusive supply of quality wines along with all the women and song.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2014, 02:07:25 AM »
 Would the brothel have need of someone to keep the artifacts in working order and summon elementals for more exotic pleasures?

Offline CopperLily

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2014, 02:17:47 AM »
Fleshing out the idea a little bit, basically I was thinking of a character who took her second-breath while she was part of the...ahem...floor show at a Cynis party, and to avoid scandal they set her up, saw to her education, etc.

She's now essentially a very high priced call girl - Dragon Blooded, so she's not embarrassing to have on your arm at a party, and unlike those pretty mortal things, a night with her is charm-enhanced. But as she's an outcaste, there's all manner of Dynast fantasies she plays to - feelings of superiority, bringing the wayward girl to heel, etc.

She may or may not also be a spy or information broker >.>

Offline Synecdoche17

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2014, 02:45:31 AM »
Manses, brothels, slaves, even a Dragon-Blooded courtesan?

Who could possibly afford such things?


Why, you can, with a little help from your friends here at House Ragaratm. Just go ahead and sign on this dotted line, sweetheart. Fine print? Oh, we would never stoop to such a thing!




mwahahahaha

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2014, 02:51:48 AM »
Sounds like we have our main attraction and our backer along with some one to keep the spirits in line.

Online Zaer Darkwail

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2014, 03:10:58 AM »
Ragara house sponsored brothel to collect blackmail stuff and try get more business running in said satrap and pull the carpet off from other house?

Sounds good idea, possibly Ragara may had 'recruited' members from other house participate in their little project ('remember the favor I did for you back in academy? Well, I need favor returned now good pal...').

With Ragara influence there could be one those rare V'neef sons/daughters working in brothel as escort plus provide the delicious wines, a Tepet outcaste to bring exotic import (herself and her skills&knowledge before exaltation), a Cathak graduate from Cloister of Wisdom working as performer and bouncer if need be.

Only one which would be scary opposition who would own very large satrapies would be....Mnemon.

Offline AribethAmkiir

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2014, 03:41:30 AM »
I thought the idea was to bring a wider assortment of characters and Dynasts together for a common goal?  Not to focus on running a brothel.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2014, 03:47:58 AM »
Need a good cover for when The All Seeing Eye comes peeking.

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Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2014, 05:56:48 AM »
*nods*  Indeed. 

That said, are we working towards something as simple as profit or a localized  power grab?  Or do we have an agenda? 

In all honestly I think it would be awesome to have a group like this supporting Tepet Ejava for the Scarlet Throne, but it doesn't have to be quite that grand.  :) 

Offline Riveda

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2014, 06:03:49 AM »
Coming to this a wee bit late, I guess, but…color me intrigued.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 06:08:57 AM »
I could definately see the group trying to make major power plays for the throne.  Best to start off small of course.

Offline Dracorion

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2014, 08:56:58 AM »
Hm, I'd want to play a Wood-aspected alchemist for the brothel.

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2014, 09:05:24 AM »
I would be interested in jumping in on this maybe a Dragon Blooded Healer/Concubine.

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Offline Kolbrandr

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2014, 12:27:45 PM »
Ah, going to withdraw my interest then, not really into the brothel setup/situation, but enough people seem really keen on that, that I wouldn't want to get in your way.

Good luck with it though, hope you guys have fun.

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Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2014, 01:57:10 PM »
  I'm not sure about setting this story off of the Blessed Isle by the way. 

  If our agendas are more than just to get a little extra personal wealth and influence, we want to be where their are important people to influence towards our way of thinking. 

  I mean, we could set things at a realy popular dynastic vacation spot like An Teng, but the blessed isle is probably our best bet. 

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2014, 03:12:10 PM »
Well, I think off the Blessed Isle would be best at least for initial start up.  This is two fold because the first is simply easier for our GM to setup a satrap for us to operate from, deal with their politics and so on.  Also from a character perspective this is easier to deal with places outside of the Blessed Isle and also with other people.  Easier to do trade with the Guild, with Nexus, with rebels and so on. 

Also, I never had any intention that this RP would become Sim Brothel.  I just thought the aim of the GM was for an exploration of the sexual politics of the Blessed Isle and figured a brothel front for a political faction's beginnings would be fun.  Kind of like a motorcycle club owning a porn studio in Sons of Anarchy, or a mafia group owning a strip club in Sopranos.

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Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2014, 03:23:27 PM »
Shall we propose some possible political agendas to Rishon? 

I've always been strongly in the 'Ejava for Empress erm, Shogun court.  But there must be plenty of others. 

That and it will be nice to get to flex our combat skills some too.  :) 

Offline CopperLily

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2014, 04:06:09 PM »
Also, I never had any intention that this RP would become Sim Brothel.  I just thought the aim of the GM was for an exploration of the sexual politics of the Blessed Isle and figured a brothel front for a political faction's beginnings would be fun.  Kind of like a motorcycle club owning a porn studio in Sons of Anarchy, or a mafia group owning a strip club in Sopranos.

Similar. Though I saw it more as the Gem Saloon from Deadwood. It's a place where sordid dealings take place, a set dressing, etc. rather than Sim Brothel.

Shall we propose some possible political agendas to Rishon? 

I've always been strongly in the 'Ejava for Empress erm, Shogun court.  But there must be plenty of others.

I'm pretty sure my girl's agenda is "Don't end up a pretty corpse." Which could be a fun contrast to some of the political scheming, as she's working without a net.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2014, 04:07:18 PM by CopperLily »

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2014, 05:01:33 PM »
I think my character would be more after reputation building and  fulfil her desire for the thrill of accolades from a performance.

Offline Synecdoche17

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2014, 06:41:47 PM »
I agree that actually running a brothel shouldn't be the point of the story - it's just a facade behind which we plant the seeds of the revolution.

If we're going to place it in a satrapy, why not have the focus of our game be taking over the satrapy? It wouldn't necessarily have to be to attack a particular house - perhaps our characters just all have a reason to hate the current governor and his cronies. Perhaps they're too corrupt for us to stomach, perhaps we suspect them of serving demons, perhaps it's just so we can get promoted to take their jobs.

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: Exalted: Dynasts and Dragon-Blooded (Interest Check)
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2014, 06:44:03 PM »
Honestly, I could see us being a band of Outcastes..perhaps plotting our return to the Blessed Isle and an overthrow of the corrupt Scarlet Regime!

:: giggles and runs from the heresy of it all::