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Title: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 10, 2015, 03:49:36 PM
Hey guys, so I've found myself explaining stuff a lot in Journey to the East. That probably isn't going to change as there is a LOT to go through but if you guys have specific questions about the world/rules/characters/exalted then go ahead and ask them here :]

EDIT:

Do not come here expecting anything that I said above. This thread quickly devolved into me gushing about my fandom, abandon all hope ye who enter here.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 11, 2015, 01:32:28 AM
Oh cool, this'll be a useful thread :D
The main question I have right now: Is the player chracter's family rich or is the average household on top of a tower over the water and all pretty?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 11, 2015, 11:13:34 AM
The player comes from a dynastic family. Basically that can range from a petty village noble to literally being able to afford wine from heaven and bribe gods. The average house in the realm is pretty darn small. Particularly as you're in the more rural areas of the blessed isle. Houses here range from Po's house in kung fu panda to mulans house. It all depends on wealth and job, peasants have to struggle but even mortal merchants can do quite well for themselves. A manse could be compared to the Jade Palace from Kung fu Panda, in fact, seeing as Jade is magical in this world it would be a perfect manse. However much of a manses size is due to necessity; they channel magic through what is basically industrial level feng shui. So in other words, your family is extremely well off, kinda like a family of samurai.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 11, 2015, 11:40:59 AM
Okay, cool :)

Another question: What exactly is going on right now? Who is this guy and why are we fighting him?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 11, 2015, 11:49:07 AM
Your family has kinda run low on exalted in the past few decades, then you and Mengyao exalted on the same night, although in very different circumstances. Mengyao is from your rival family in your clan, because of this, the past six months have been a sort of race between your tutors and his to get you combat ready. Now, 'coincidentally' this fight has been arranged to entertain a few visiting officials who fancy the idea of watching demigods beat each other senseless. But unless you are very much mistaken this is going to be used as a test to see who is more capable, win and you will be entrusted with tasks worthy of an exalted and, as corny as it sounds, grow your family honor.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 12:21:11 PM
Okay I have totally random question. When our character first went into the arena for this fight, you said that someone wrapped sarashi around her chest, but sarashi doesn't go over clothing, so how did they do that if she was wearing a shirt? Or wasn't she wearing a shirt? .-.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 12:32:07 PM
Hmmmmm. I did not think of that. I was originally going to have it that you put on the sarashi in your room, but I forgot. As this is just basically a brawl between novices neither of you is wearing armor, hence the sarashi, plus heavy armor interferes with ill lily style. I imagined Lanying as wearing at least some heavily reinforced cloth over her chest.
Exalted tend to be tougher than their clothes, so they tend to go the superman route. Ever wonder why superman wears his underwear on the outside? He doesn't, his clothes are just reinforced there to preserve modesty. However it would not be overly unusual for her not to be wearing a shirt, in some regions of the realm Greek style nudity when performing athletics is the norm. Heck in some parts of the realm shirts are only worn on special occasions, in others you can get arrested for even having an ankle showing. But yes, she was wearing a shirt, I guess the sarashi was bound chinese style then, where it stops below the chest.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 12:39:23 PM
But in Greece it was only men who were naked for sports :P Anyway, should I just figure she's wearing something over it even if it doesn't quite make sense?
Also, I still want to know why Mengyao just crushed our lungs if this is a non-fatal brawl between novices e-e
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 12:47:28 PM
Okay, about the whole 'lung annihilation' thing. Exalted are hard to kill.
Like, you have no idea how hard to kill they are.
They're designed to rewrite reality through their presence alone, heck, you exalted by doing something impossible before you were an exalted. In the primordial war there was an exalt who choked a primordial to death with her bare hands*. Exalted can lose limbs and not die from blood loss. That's also how so much blood has been lost in this fight without either of you dying or even losing health from it. Basically, the world is saying "YOU'RE INJURED. YOU MUST BLEED." And you're saying, "TIS A FLESH WOUND."
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MadeOfIron
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Determinator
The weakest of exalts is basically a Naruto character; If it doesn't outright kill them then they'll literally sleep it off. And if it does kill them then they'll have time for famous last words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno [Skip to 2:30]


*Primordials have hundreds of throats and don't need oxygen.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 12:55:30 PM
But in Greece it was only men who were naked for sports :P Anyway, should I just figure she's wearing something over it even if it doesn't quite make sense?

First; men and women are for the most part equal in the Realm, heck it's actually ruled and founded by a woman; the Scarlet Empress. Who by the way is basically Azula if she was the Avatar and united all the bending nations.
Second; http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Sarashi see how Len is wearing it? That's Chinese style Sarashi were the bindings stop just below the upper chest. Assume that she was wearing it like that with I dunno, a bulletproof belly shirt on top.

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 12:57:22 PM
Okay, got it. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 01:00:54 PM
I get really excited when you guys find stuff like collapsing lungs surprising, cause the weird stuff hasn't even started. And you are going to LOVE IT.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 01:13:04 PM
Uh O_O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 01:14:11 PM
Mehehehehehehe
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 01:23:41 PM
Okay, another question about her clothes: What would she be wearing on the bottom? Because she's not in full-on armour or anything but she probably wouldn't be in a skirt slit up t the hip like in that one fashion picture you showed.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 01:27:37 PM
Good grief no! I was picturing sarashi, bare or bound feet, top thingy and some heavy duty trousers, kinda like these; http://www.energyhealth.co.uk/communities/0/004/012/760/580/images/4612277675.jpg

Dynast fashion and Dynast armor are very different. Although it all depends on how flamboyant they want it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 01:31:25 PM
Okay, coolness :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 01:34:46 PM
But never, EVER UNDERESTIMATE HOW FLAMBOYANT THE DYNASTS ARE.
But seriously, Creation runs on a rule called stunting.
Basically, every interaction in Creation is predicted and handled by a machine called the loom of fate, and it is maintained by tiny creatures called pattern spiders. They've been running it since the dawn of time and they have never had a day off.
Long story short, they're bored.
Therefore, if you attempt something cool enough, they'll probably alter the world to make it possible. So in other words, they might decide to make it so that you fight better in a gold trimmed ballgown than a suit of armor.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 13, 2015, 01:36:20 PM
Now I totally want to manipulate fate via bored spiders XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 13, 2015, 01:39:14 PM
Examples:
1:They were the ones that made it possible for you to exalt, well them and Lytek, the god of exaltations, who is possibly the nicest guy in the setting.
2:Exalted with high enough appearance can block cannons on their abs because the spiders think they're too pretty to be damaged.
3:It's possible to cause so much damage at one time that the spiders feel pain and divert it to by standers. AKA, you hit someone so hard the guy next to him gets a broken leg.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 12:40:11 PM
BTW, this basically sums up Junjies whole shtick.

http://niftylaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/aladdin.png
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 24, 2015, 12:41:13 PM
I need to catch up on this RP but...so much reading D:
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 12:44:30 PM
Iz cool! Just take your time. You can vote on anything at any time tho. A good/bad choice in a fight doesn't require you to know why you're fighting.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 24, 2015, 12:49:04 PM
That is very true. To be honest, I'm a little intimidated by those walls of text because it takes me a fair bit of effort to comprehend them. They're so linguistically and conceptually intricate, plus I suck at visualizing action. :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 12:53:31 PM
Sorry, I suck at describing action  :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 24, 2015, 01:00:42 PM
You totally don't. Your action scenes are really great. I suck at visualizing it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 01:09:06 PM
Aw, Thanks Cat :3

But I'm a little worried that I'll either overstate how powerful the Exalts are and then have to backpedal or understate and have to massively boost them. It would be easier if I was writing for celestials but the main charrie is a terrestrial, and they're a bit trickier.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 04:04:38 PM
Btw, I just figured out the best way to sum up the way gods work in Exalted. Has anyone seen an anime called Noragami?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 24, 2015, 04:06:30 PM
DID SOMEONE SAY NORAGAMI??!!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 04:10:07 PM
I DID.

Anyway, I just started watching it and it has almost the exact same rules for gods as Exalted does. In fact Yato really reminds me of Junjie Except Yato's so much cooler cause gosh darn
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 24, 2015, 04:12:46 PM
I love Noragami that's the only reason I'm here.
Apparently Yato is a lot scarier in the manga than the anime but I don't read manga. Whatevs
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 04:14:22 PM
It's pretty good so far, I'm watching the scene where he's talking about how famous he wants to be and it's just getting more and more like Exalted.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 24, 2015, 04:19:36 PM
HAVE YOU MET YUKINE YET. I love yukine with all my heart
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 04:20:36 PM
I'm at Jungle Savate on the freakin frog
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 24, 2015, 04:56:16 PM
Okay, I've met Yukine, he's freakin awesome.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 25, 2015, 01:58:14 AM
Yukine is my life
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 10:45:52 AM
I love Noragami that's the only reason I'm here.
Apparently Yato is a lot scarier in the manga than the anime but I don't read manga. Whatevs
He really is a lot scarier in the manga. Well, not at first. But later he's a lot scarier ._.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 12:14:16 PM
I've seen a couple of pics, he's decidedly less friendly looking.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 12:17:03 PM
He's less friendly looking, which is mainly just the drawing style of the manga versus the anime, and also he's just scarier with how he acts e-e
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 12:21:18 PM
Yeah, but in both iterations he is practically a textbook cult: 1 god with followers: 1 and allies : 2 at any given time. But he is awesome.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 12:23:16 PM
Oh, he is undeniably awesome. That was never in question.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 25, 2015, 12:25:41 PM
Yato rules and knows it.
Yukine is still my fave and always will be
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 12:32:52 PM
Yukine is a badass, he's had like two lines and he's already my favorite.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 25, 2015, 12:39:16 PM
I also really love his voice actor who is also Eren Jaeger and someone else that I love but can't remember right now
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 25, 2015, 12:40:10 PM
Yukine is a badass, he's had like two lines and he's already my favorite.
That was my reaction as well XD Just his line refusing Yato's jacket the first time he showed up was like "okay he's officially awesome" ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 12:42:07 PM
Ooh, could we move this to anime discussions? Purdy plz?  :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 25, 2015, 12:44:32 PM
Yes I will talk about noragami anywhere
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 12:47:39 PM
You will talk about Noragami EVERYWHERE.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 25, 2015, 12:48:30 PM
Yes.
Anyway. -shuffles to anime discussions-
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 25, 2015, 12:49:54 PM
*Sits alone*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 28, 2015, 04:29:52 PM
Btw guys, we're choosing abilities in the main thread so if you want to vote at all I suggest you do it now as this won't happen again for a while and it kinda decides what you can do in the mean time.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 03:45:50 PM
Another BTW, how long do you guys imagine Lanyings hair to be? Cause I can't decide.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 06, 2015, 03:48:50 PM
I never thought about it until now. I have no idea. What do you imagine it as
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 03:50:44 PM
I literally cannot decide. Maybe ponytail, cause that's always cool, or short hair because she's a bit of a grappler and a boxer and long hair can be pulled, or maybe just like an awesomely long mane of hair that's wavy or curly, I have no idea.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 07, 2015, 01:53:20 AM
I picutured it like just past her shoulders but tied up.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 07, 2015, 10:03:03 AM
That'll work. Also, how old do you guys wanna be? Cause Exaltation happens from 13 to 20 so you can be anywhere in that range.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 07, 2015, 10:53:36 AM
I guess around 17 or so
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 01:31:24 AM
Seventeen sounds good.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 08:53:38 AM
Agreed. U 17 nao
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 09:38:15 AM
And dragging around a man we knocked out with exceccive seduction.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 10:28:52 AM
*Shrugs* Exalted.

It's actually really creepy though, you guys have been roleplaying an Exalt perfectly, you guys are sure you haven't done this before?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 10:31:15 AM
Maybe we were Exalted in a past life
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 10:31:54 AM
Some types of Exalted literally reincarnate with skills and memories from their past lives how are you knowing all of this omg
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 10:32:37 AM
I am the omniscient one. I know everything
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 10:37:25 AM
Nope, you an Exalted of the Roleplaying Aspect
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:34:20 PM
Okay, I've figured out Lanyings virtues.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 12:38:27 PM
Virtues?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:41:07 PM
Yup, In Exalted there are four major virtues that basically sum up your personality. They are rated from one to five. One being pathetic to mediocre, two being good to absolute peak human ability, and three being above and beyond anything a mortal could achieve.
They are;

Valor
Compassion
Conviction
Temperance

I'll let you guess which is her worst and which is her best :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 12:48:34 PM
Wait, if three is above what any human could achieve, how does anyone get rate 4 or 5?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 12:49:48 PM
Through unbelievable difficulty, heroic feats and often centuries of effort. Although Exalted usually start out with at least one virtue and one stat at three. And I'll give you a hint, one of your virtues is at three, two are at two, and one is at one.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 08, 2015, 01:00:35 PM
Hmm, it's hard to say since I haven't read the chunk in the middle yet, but I guess:

Valor - 3
Compassion - 2
Conviction.- 2
Temperance (you mean self-restraint by this, right?) - 1
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 01:10:10 PM
That is actually exactly correct, wow. Nice one.

Valor: You exalted by forcing yourself through a kata that almost dislocated your leg the first time you did it, it could literally have killed you. When fighting an opponent older and stronger than you you practically danced around the gigantic hammer he was swatting at you with your only thought being how to hit him. You speak whatever comes to mind and are practically impossible to embarrass.
Conviction: You are stubborn, and strong willed [they are not the same] although you do know when to give up [if at all]. This combined with your high valor leads you to cut through the red tape and get straight to the problem.
Compassion: Instead of punishing servants for not telling you something you invite them to share breakfast with you. Instead of ordering Agni away you asked him to join you for a drink. Long story short, you're nice, you care about other people. Not overly, but you do.
Temperance: This is your ability to say no to things like extravagant breakfasts and boys in towels. You don't have much of this.

Also, since you have both superhuman and subhuman virtues, switching from one to the other can come across as a startling mood swing to other people. [E.g. you went from using your high valor and conviction when fighting topknot to low temperance with Agni. And it was not subtle.]
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 04:29:54 PM
Like the first time we met Agni we were perfectly sane and friendly and then we flirted him into passing out, dropped him in a pond, and then started throwing rocks at him? :P

I've been thinking that Agni was supposed to be an important character plot-wise and then became the one to be screwed around with :P I like him though.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 04:42:43 PM
Glad to hear it :] But yeah, Exalted tend to break everything and anything in sight.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 04:46:16 PM
This is going to be so much fun XD

So, what happened to...that guy who's name I forgot? Mengyao? Something with an M? Anyway, what happened to him?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 05:10:01 PM
He is back at his familys manse. There are three exalt families in your clan and each is based at a manse. He is currently doing all the stuff you would be doing if you had failed the duel.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 05:28:46 PM
Ah. What are these things?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 05:31:22 PM
You may or may not find out at a later date  ::)

Btw, when you talk about Agni being all important plot-wise [I'm not giving away plot of course but] he's your first follower. So you remember all those stats like resources and backing and stuff? He's a follower.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 05:43:22 PM
Perhaps we should be nicer to him ._.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 05:57:58 PM
I think it is a little bit late for that  ::) besides, he's a follower, not an ally.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 08, 2015, 06:02:34 PM
Still :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 08, 2015, 09:59:37 PM
Well it's entirely your prerogative. You guys get to make the choices. Back to Mengyao though, the reason you beat him is that he's a fire Aspect, which is up there with earth as the two best close combat castes. However, while you have resistance as a favored skill he has dodge, where you studied martial arts he has social charms. Basically while you were actually fighting and being a badass he was focusing on playing to the crowd, and he did a good job too. In fact it's quite surprising that you managed to beat him at all, he had a point in ox body [and thus double your health] and a better weapon.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 01:30:22 AM
Agni is totally the butt monkey ::)

Remind me what a follower is, again?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 08:45:42 AM
They can be servants, slaves, a cult that worships you etc. They're like allies except subservient.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:17:47 PM
So are the fae basically roleplayers on a massive scale?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:18:38 PM
Exactly that. If you understand what that means, then look very very scared.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:20:53 PM
Does that mean that they enjoy doing twisted things to their worlds? :3
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:22:39 PM
Fae regularly and habitually kidnap mortals and then engage in murder, experimentation, transformation, body swapping, rape, torture, shipping, granting their wishes, saving their lives, turning them different colors, switching their genders etc. And they want to do this to all of Creation. Forever.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 09, 2015, 01:25:38 PM
Yeah I would not want to live in a roleplay XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:28:37 PM
Yeah.
Now the funny thing is, some fae can actually be nice. In their own way. It all depends on their character. They're all a bunch of attention seeking freaks but some can be survivable. For example, they can almost all be reasoned with [deals are sacred to them] and they often pick favorites. But that can be a problem too.
For instance, once a fae picked a mortal and said he would make him a king of a faraway land. The man said he couldn't leave his wife and family. The fae said that he understood, and then killed the mans wife and family and chained him to a golden throne in the deep wyld.

Examples of fae would be Rasopel and Alouicious. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 09, 2015, 01:31:26 PM
Examples of fae would be Rasopel and Alouicious. Make of that what you will.
Wait wat
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 01:35:12 PM
Alouicious: Flirty, attention Wh**e who performs slightly impossible feats that could just be put down to not knowing how the real worlds physics works. Has an obsession with attention and causing big situations [fae literally feed off of emotion and praise] and picks favorites, makes sure he always has an audience and has a tendency to make deals that almost get people killed.

Rasopel: Obsessive, deranged, unique perversions, violent, pathologically incapable of understanding that he isn't in control. Physically incapable of caring, his body can get damaged but he feels no pain.

Both: Extroverted, flamboyant, are good looking but in an odd sense, 'pretty' in ways that humans can't be and favor unnatural and bright colors.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 09, 2015, 03:35:54 PM
Btw, found some awesome stuff people wrote about Exalted, all of this is perfectly accurate.

Most RPGs Jump the Shark. Exalted skis on a giant sword over lava from an erupting volcano, being pulled with quicksilver cables by an airship, and then does a quad somersault 1080 with a pike over a tank filled with evil robot super sharks with laser beam eyes made from an alloy created from the souls of DEAD GODS.
— [Muskie]

Solars do horrible things, Lunars are horrible things, and Dragon Blooded make horrible decisions?
—Herrison

"How many push ups did you do?!"
"ALL OF THEM"
- A master addressing an Earth Aspect who just Exalted

The game where you can punch people into being so sick their organs fall out.
The game where you can turn yourself into a city.
The game where dinosaurs pee heroin.
The game where you can sign on with the fallen supergod that erased nine-tenths of Creation because it lost the war.
The game where you can kill five things with one knife throw, jump over a mountain, and still make it to teatime with a dragon.
The game where you can build a giant robot out of ghosts.
And then kill it with a giant sword made of dead gods.
The game where you can insult someone so badly they die.
The game where the sun is like a giant Death Star piloted by the king of gods and capable of blowing up anything he doesn’t like.
The game where you can be so sexy it hurts.
The game where you can be so sneaky you turn into someone else.
The game with fairies that are more like Cthulhu.
But it’s okay because the zombie gods (not gods of zombies, gods that are zombies) accidentally drove them back with a horrible plague.
The game where starting martial artists have to punch a river in half.
The game where, if all goes well, you really should overthrow the gods before you’re halfway done

Exalted not only jumped the shark, it jumped the whole damned ocean. The force of the leap was so great that water and hapless sharks alike were pulled along in Exalted's wake, scattering the sunlight into a million rainbow shards and ominous pelagic silhouettes. Just before landing, Exalted turned around and started running back along the backs of the sharks as they flew, razor teeth foremost, directly into the camp of Those Other Games, who were caught napping and consumed.
Its enemies defeated or awestruck, Exalted then proceeded to engage in an epic kung fu battle against a convenient local mountain range, merely as an encore.
The Fonz "heyed", for at long last the phrase for lameness he had unwittingly inspired was so thoroughly subverted by Exalted's action that The Fonz was cool again merely by association.
Overheard on an rpg.net forum

In Exalted, if it can't be solved with murder, you aren't murdering it hard enough.
- commonly held principle

"We'll start with the basics. Of course, since you're Exalted, the level is raised a little. Now punch that river in half."
- Ten Winds discusses Exalted martial arts

Don't worry! I'm an Exalt, and I'm here to help!
—Some of the most terrifying words in Creation
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 10, 2015, 12:41:51 AM
That is amazing XD
I kind of want to try insulting someone to death now. Except I sort of like all the characters so far :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 12:45:50 AM
Where is Exalted even from? XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 10, 2015, 12:48:44 AM
It's a tabletop RPG, right?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 07:24:57 AM
Yes. A ridiculously complicated and detailed one with mechanics that are way too confusing but story and world building that are second to none. And I mean that quite literally in my opinion. Btw, most of the things written here are entirely possible, not all of them for Dragon Blooded, but they are mostly possible.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 07:36:13 AM
Wait. So are all those texts from the library from canon or did you write them?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 07:38:27 AM
I wrote them, but they're canon information. I just had to edit things to make them sound like books, remove information that you guys can't know yet yadda yadda. That's the finger workout I was talking about.

Bit more:

The wyld-
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2284596/images/1217670029371.jpg

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2284596/images/1217670417164.jpg

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2518951/images/1220746660112.jpg

Nexus is a massive trading hub, people from all across Creation come to buy pretty much anything. And it has an utterly absurd amount of Exalted, at any given time a barfight could level the city.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2518951/images/1220746306453.jpg

This is something that happens.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2518951/images/1220747019644.jpg

A lunars tell is a unique aesthetic that appears in both their human and animal forms.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2518951/images/1220747454176.jpg
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2015, 08:07:32 AM
Wow...how you keep track of all of this in your head and manage to type out responses so quickly is beyond me.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 08:08:29 AM
I've read it like fifty million times. I haven't even got started on the city of Gem yet.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 10, 2015, 11:08:42 AM
This is a very, very cool world :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 01:01:02 PM
The coolest :) It was designed specifically to make it possible for you to pick any cool stereotype and play it to the hilt.
Heck, google rule of cool on tv tropes.
That is a LAW OF PHYSICS in creation.
Because pattern spiders.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 10, 2015, 01:18:45 PM
It totally has to rain macaroni.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 01:21:09 PM
It can and it will. We will invade heaven if we must and force the elemental dragons to make macaroni an Earth Aspect skill (just between craft and resistance) if we must. BUT IT WILL HAPPEN.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 10, 2015, 10:05:30 PM
By the way.
Both as a joke and as a not-joke, we are going to start a list called;

WHAT I'M NO LONGER ALLOWED TO DO IN EXALTED:

[Updated whenever the system is abused hilariously or you can think of a way to use it hilariously]


1: Try to use Macaroni as a throwing weapon
2: Put fae in blender to 'see what happens'
3: Kiss fae to 'see what happens'
4: 'Gotta Catch Them All' is not a Realm-approved warcry.
5: 'If it were a shakedown, there would be more threats.' is not a good argument, when bullying the God of Lost Artifacts into giving me stuff.
6: Playing at being possessed is not an all-purpose plan B.
6.1: Nor is starting an orgy, even if I AM a ludicrously wealthy dynast.
6.2: And we will never again speak of using followers as fae bait
7: The Loom of Fate is not to be referred as 'Cosmic Google'.
8: "Grant me the patience to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and ESSENCE CANNONS FOR HANDS" is not an appropriate prayer to Mars the goddess of war.
9: Contrary to popular belief, throwing a mountain at it is not always the best answer.
9.1: Strength 5 is not an excuse
9.1: Nor is Appearance 5
10: No rebooting pattern spiders
10.1: Nor kicking them.
11: There is no Daily Blooper Real in Yu-Shan, sponsored by the God of Humor, in which the most hilarious events in Creation for that day get played back on the dome of Yu-Shan between moves of the Games of Divinity. No, really; it's just a myth.

BTW, sorry if I've been getting a little spammy with this thread, I kind of designed it for infodumping, but still.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 11, 2015, 12:22:58 AM
Omg XD I wouldn't even have thought of most of this, but now you've given me ideas ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 08:32:53 AM
Yay ideas!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 09:41:54 AM
ADD THEM TO THE LIST. I MUST SEE ZEM.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 11, 2015, 10:26:29 AM
Patience...good things come to those who wait ;)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 10:31:58 AM
Fiiiiiiine. In the meantime, I'll explain stunting.
Stunting is when I ask you to say what you want to do, and then you describe it in a way that is cool. E.g. 'I hit him' isn't a stunt, 'I scream "JUNGLE SAVATE" and pin his head with a spinning kick' is a stunt. Stunting impresses the pattern spiders so they give better/more dice rolls. The cooler the stunt, the better the bonus.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 11, 2015, 10:43:54 AM
I will try to do that XD
At the start of this roleplay I was worried if I was doing it right. I am now beginning to doubt if I could do it wrong if I tried ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 11, 2015, 10:49:23 AM
Being an exalt means never (saying please) doing anything wrong. ;)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 12, 2015, 08:38:39 PM
Basic stunting.

http://endlesspicdump.com/original/bull%20riding%20monkey.jpg

http://memestorage.com/_nw/26/12503961.jpg

http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/02/GIF-That-awesome-moment.gif

[EDIT] Also, seeing as we're playing as a heroic mortal right now, here's a bit of info on them.

No thumbnail sketch can do justice to the variety of histories and motives that produce mortal heroes, but it almost always begins with a call to adventure. This can be an involuntary adventure (defending one's home against invaders, being kidnapped, being framed for a crime, etc...) or one the hero chose (joining the army, running away from home, joining a more experienced hero in his travels, etc...), but the experience always involves a significant trial or obstacle that tests the very limits of the hero's talent and willpower. This might be a fierce melee, a daring escape, a hostile environment, the loss of loved one to a vastly superior opponent, or anything else that places tremendous emotional, mental, or physical strain on the hero. If the mortal endures this trial (many don't), she learns something about herself and earns newfound confidence. It is at this point that she goes from being merely mortal to heroic.

The change is a subtle one - not at all like Exaltation. Perhaps he finds that people come to him for advice or ask him to tell stories of his adventures. Maybe she develops an uncanny knack for arriving in a place just as trouble is starting or can creep up on a person unnoticed without even trying to do so. It could be that no one can sneak up on him anymore or she knocks the town bully out with one punch. A heroic mortal might live out his entire life with this latent talent and never use it to its full potential. What sets mortal heroes apart is that they eventually notice these aptitudes and decide to do something with them. A heroic mortal becomes a mortal hero at the moment he decides to be one, and that makes all the difference in the world.

Mortal heroes are still mortals, and that alone prevents all but the most powerful or foolish from taking needless risks. They must pick their fights carefully lest they find themselves in way over their heads. Even then, they are certain to make enemies. A hero's reputation is more than just a tally sheet for children rescued and monsters slain. Often, it is the greatest armor a mortal hero wears. A beloved local hero can rely on the support and, in some cases, protection of her neighbors. Even the most cowardly and simple-minded farmhand is at least good for a meal and a bit of gossip if he owes his life to the hero, and the bouncer at the pub in the rough part of town might be willing to rough up someone who was impolite to the magician who cured his daughter's fever. Mortals in a mortal heroes game are not human scenery. They are people with skills, knowledge, and resources that might be of great value to the hero, one day.

On the other side of the argument, a reputation for villainy and cruelty is a much bigger problem then moral laziness. People may fear the power of a villainous hero, but they seldom cower in terror before one the way they do before one of the Chosen. Unless the hero can back up his threats with raw power or influence, someone is eventually going to come after him with intention to do harm. And if that doesn't work, a mob almost certainly will. It is possible for a mortal to rule her fellows with an iron fist, but even then, the hero cannot do it alone. Even a tyrant needs an army of brutal soldiers to enforce his will.

The Age of Sorrows is a difficult time for any mortal to live in. Heroes who are too vocal about or renowned for their skills will be conscripted, manipulated, or watched by those more powerful than themselves. Those who anger one of the Chosen or a spirit are likely to have especially short careers. Mortal heroes are hardly the biggest fish in the pond. Even the Charms of the Dragon-Blooded dwarfs all but the most advanced Heroics, and the lowliest Terrestrial Circle spell is still more powerful than any mortal magician's Third Circle spell.

Heroes and Soak: Mortal heroes soak bashing damage with their full Stamina, but cannot soak Lethal damage without armor, Edges, or magic.

Bleeding, Infection, Disease, and Poison: Heroes are as susceptible to these things as an ordinary mortal, which provides them with further incentive to avoid direct confrontations, especially with Exalted. They heal at the same rate as mortals, as well, including the risk of complications.

Also, heroes can be very roughly clumped together by concept, what sort of character they are, here's a list.


CONCEPTS
Architect:   Rebel leader, city defender, politician, educator, artist, family supporter, craftsman
Bravo:   Gladiator, gambler, thug, ruthless politician, cutthroat merchant, military officer
Bureaucrat:   Magistrate, watchperson, bureaucrat, Immaculate monk, career soldier
Caregiver:Healer, wise councilor, friendly diplomat, defender of the innocent, well-meaning matron, enlightened official
Conniver:   Con man, manipulative diplomat, ruthless bureaucrat, decadent educator, conspirator
Critic:   Veteran warrior, skeptical scholar, shrewd merchant, cynical writer, master craftsman
Explorer:   Rescuer, scavenger son, adventurer, well-traveled sailor, First Age scholar, spy, wandering scholar
Follower:   Dutiful soldier, loyal bodyguard, field surgeon, researcher, apprentice, Immaculate monk, simple-minded thug
Gallant:   Wandering entertainer, prima donna, flashy swordsman, pit fighter, social butterfly, flirtateous courtier
Hedonist:   Decadent noble, lusty entertainer, worldly merchant, roving pleasure-seeker
Jester:   Light-hearted soldier, easygoing scholar, quick-witted entertainer, roguish trickster, eternal optimist
Judge:   Diplomat, magistrate, lawyer, mediator, reformer, cool-headed leader
Leader:   Charismatic officer, narrow-minded educator, strict sea captain, disciplinarian officer, bossy noble, veteran guide
Martyr:   Religious fanatic, courageous rebel, selflesss bodyguard, tireless healer, career soldier, long-suffering leader
Paragon:   Vigilante, naive bureaucrat, benevolent healer, philantropic noble, selfless priest, kindly inventor
Rebel:   Cultist of the Illuminated, rebel, rogue scholar, wanted criminal, disillusioned adherant, countercultural artist, partisan
Savant:   Obsessed scholar, meticulous researcher, wandering cartographer, spy, perfectionist craftsman, questing philosopher
Survivor:   Refugee, shameless vagabond, desperate cutpurse, impoverished professional, displaced farmer, escaped slave, opportunistic soldier
Thrillseeker:   Adreneline junkie, compulsive gambler, travelling ringfighter, adventurer, assassin, professional burglar, fate-tempting magician
Visionary:   Inventor, fate-aiding seer, missionary, obsessed scholar, driven merchant, deposed heir, idealistic rebel, reformer
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 13, 2015, 11:49:55 AM
I stopped reading partway down the concepts list but I think I get the idea. And that is very cool :D Does Agni have a backstory already planned?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 12:05:17 PM
No spoilers. But I posted his concepts. He is a Martyr/follower. So he could be any one of the archetypes listed next to them, or a completely different one.

But in fairness, anyone who deals with Lanying is a martyr
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 13, 2015, 10:44:59 PM
Sorry for the triple post but forget what I said. Lanying has a problem.

And the only prescription is Agni
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 14, 2015, 12:55:32 AM
If the pattern spiders ship them, I'm guessing Agni is screwed ::)

Also. In my NaNo book Li is the name of a little furry thing. And now it's the name of Lanying's brother and it keeps tripping me up when I read it XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 14, 2015, 09:22:59 AM
Two pattern spiders ship them, there are trillions of others.
I call the spiders Cat and Pan

And yes, that is it, your brother is a little furry thing, you figured out the plot twist. Great job.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 14, 2015, 09:27:22 AM
Yesss, I have the power to make my ships canon. I can literally write them into existence this is amazing
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 14, 2015, 09:29:51 AM
This was a horrible idea and you will forget I said anything.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 14, 2015, 09:31:42 AM
Okay. Yup, totally forgot ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 14, 2015, 09:34:57 AM
Suuuure ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 14, 2015, 11:30:19 AM
Actually, you guys are all but literally pattern spiders. A: You're posting on this thread to make silly/cool stuff happen for giggles B: You have control over the decisions made C:You still have to choose from possible options
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 14, 2015, 01:08:07 PM
Cool. I always wanted to be a spider :3
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 14, 2015, 03:13:46 PM
Psa: Pattern spiders have feelings too. Show the little fellas some love.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li6b8mUhDc1qhsasfo1_500.jpg

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/200H/i/2012/064/3/a/baby_high_five_by_kylandryn-d4rrpc0.jpg

Or they will tie your destiny to a freaking rhino.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 15, 2015, 12:55:43 AM
*high-fives spiders*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 15, 2015, 01:48:22 AM
I'm terrified of spiders, but *hugs spiders anyway*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 15, 2015, 02:13:24 PM
Spiders: *Don't sever your fate strands*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 12:01:59 PM
Here's some awesome art I found of the two most powerful deities in Creation.

The Unconquered Sun:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/276/a/4/the_unconquered_sun_by_blaqueandstuff-d6p3lm5.jpg

And Luna:

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/284/b/0/luna_by_blaqueandstuff-d6q34lg.jpg

Or in color:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/258/1/c/luna___colored_by_blaqueandstuff-d7z8ue2.jpg
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/250/0/e/the_unconqured_sun___colored_by_blaqueandstuff-d7xa8xm.jpg

Also, an Air Aspect:
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/143/8/d/student_of_mela_by_blaqueandstuff-d7jgt20.jpg

A Wood Aspect:
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/148/f/1/student_of_sextus_jylus_by_blaqueandstuff-d7k46f2.jpg

And a Fire Aspect:
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/115/b/9/cathay_red_dragon_by_blaqueandstuff-d7fx7u7.jpg

And the rest of Creations Incarnae [the most powerful deities]

Gaia [Technically a primordial, but nyce :3]:
http://blaqueandstuff.deviantart.com/art/Gaia-455140102

Autochthon [Also a primordial, but he was bullied by the others so he was like 'Stuff it, I'm inventing Exaltations':
http://blaqueandstuff.deviantart.com/art/Autochthon-450005333

Saturn, the maiden of endings:
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/115/a/6/saturn_by_blaqueandstuff-d7fx4bj.jpg

Jupiter, the maiden of secrets:
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/086/5/2/jupiter_by_blaqueandstuff-d7bv20y.jpg

Mars, the maiden of war:
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/351/c/8/mars_by_blaqueandstuff-d6ybep2.jpg

Venus, the maiden of serenity:
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/351/c/1/venus_by_blaqueandstuff-d6ybd6b.jpg

And Mercury, the maiden of journeys:
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/289/2/7/mercury_by_blaqueandstuff-d6qq2yz.jpg
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 12:06:42 PM
Niiiiiice :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 12:07:26 PM
I knoooooow I just found that artist and they did so much cool stuff. The UCS is in charge of Perfection, so he's kind of unbelievably overpowered. As long as he's holding his shield he has an eternal perfect defense. A perfect defense means if you hit him with a nuke, he's fine. If you destroy all of Creation, he's fine. If you do absolutely anything that isn't a perfect attack to him, he's fine.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 20, 2015, 12:12:32 PM
That's awesome! :D I totally need to draw something from this one day :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 12:19:22 PM
If you do, you win forever.

Oh, I kinda forgot to mention. Since the UCS is so powerful he's kinda got the job of protecting Creation. So to do that he built a battle ship out of orichalchum [gold refined in volcanoes and injected with laser beams of sunlight and is the most powerful and rarest metal in the world] and gave his one of his right hand goddesses [who it is so obvious has the biggest crush on him imaginable] and was like 'Aight, fly that shiz across the sky all day' and she was like 'Kay senpai but Y?' and he was like 'Uh, cause it will constantly bathe the world in essence from my body that damages anything I consider my enemy' and she was like 'Cool'.
And that is where the daystar came from.
And they also built the Apolyon cannon into it, which deals infinite aggravated damage per hit.
As for Luna, she was created when one of the titans made a great big hole in the world that made it so that anything that entered it was considered nonexistent, then he put his nightmares in there. The biggest, baddest nightmare hunted, murdered, seduced, bullied and tortured the other nightmares to death and sneaked back into Creation. The UCS was like 'Stuff it, give him/her/it a job' and he/her/it was like 'cheers bruh' and they made here a battleship out of moonsilver that she sails across the sky, and as long as it's up there the wyld gets pushed/held back, more the bigger the moon is and less the smaller it is. E.g. crescent moon means tonnes of fae while full moon means they ain't coming near Creation.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 20, 2015, 12:24:28 PM
Um. What's the UCS again?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 12:29:19 PM
UnConquered Sun. He's based on the sun deity from Roman mythology; Sol Invictus. He can be a massive jerk but he can be pretty bro if he feels like it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 20, 2015, 01:04:07 PM
Oooh, him. I remember him :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 01:06:03 PM
Yeah, the solar Exalted are kinda his fault. Aaaaand he's never done anything about it because he's addicted to video games.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 20, 2015, 01:15:02 PM
Yeah, the solar Exalted are kinda his fault. Aaaaand he's never done anything about it because he's addicted to video games.
XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 20, 2015, 01:18:12 PM
Not a joke. All of the Incarnae are utterly addicted to the Games Of Divinity and all but completely ignore Creation. The UCS literally doesn't even know what the solars are up to.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2015, 12:52:57 AM
*facepalm*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 11:27:18 AM
Yup. So Heaven has turned into a hopelessly corrupt bureaucracy, except for a few deities, like Lytek, god of Exaltation [such a nice guy] and the pattern spiders [who are just awesome].
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 21, 2015, 01:32:14 PM
Btw, once, a bunch of corrupt deities sent a messenger to UCS [when he was taking a break between turns of the Games] asking for permission to take out a group of exalts who were wrecking part of Creation.
There was only one problem.
What they were doing was awesome.
And he approved.
So he did this.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/34363650/images/1408900719656.png

When he removed his fist from the messengers face the words 'REQUEST DENIED' had been written onto his face in bruises.
It was awesome.

EDIT: Okay, found this pic and it is almost exactly how I imagine Mengyao. 
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30387024/images/1393001790477.jpg

Also, epic art is epic:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a9/6a/43/a96a43c2bb188fcdb0a053c85bdfde7d.jpg

Badass Fire Aspect:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/84/aa/7c/84aa7c34a69c13376bba2f6ce65cbd99.jpg

Badass Air/Water Aspect:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a9/ba/08/a9ba084e251fc7d2d5779cdc55c52ac0.jpg

Also, each city/town in Creation has a deity who feeds off the ambient prayers of their inhabitants:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/465137467735308282/

Lastly, another cool Fire Aspect:
http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Korhal_IV/media/ScarletEmpress.jpg.html

Edit: The Realm has one major rival, it's called Lookshy. It's tiny compared to the Realm but it happened to have been built on top of a massive stockpile of First Age technology. Mostly warstriders.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/zweihander01/MotPosters/motivator4487034.jpg
Nobody messes with them.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 23, 2015, 12:44:10 AM
Wow. I never realized how big the creative fanbase for this game is.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 23, 2015, 01:02:51 AM
Most of the art isn't official. In fact I really don't like the official art, it's kind of cartoony and really doesn't match the epic, very animesque descriptions of the world. But the creative fanbase does occasionally turn out some decent fanart, but they are experts at finding art from other franchises/artists that fits the world. It's not hard considering that it's a game world designed around the idea of picking a cool image/character/trope in a story/movie/show and then finding a way to play it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 25, 2015, 08:53:42 AM
Things we aren't allowed to do in Exalted part 2:

1:Start the Yu Shan High School Host Club
2:Rip off Noragami
2.1: Actually yes. Do this all of the time
3:Create a terrestrial martial art based around macaroni
4:Create a celestial martial art based around PAAAASTAAAA!
5:Play out hetalia using the gods of each nation
5.1:I will know if you try
5.2:Especially if Realm-sama starts dating Lookshy-chan
6:Take the harem route
6.1:Appearance 5 is not an excuse
7:Challenge solars to a cooking contest. We've lost too many wyld hunts this way.
8:Invite a group of exalts around for dinner then point at a servant and scream 'ANATHEMA!' just to see what happens.


Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 25, 2015, 09:58:47 AM
Why can't we make a Host Club? Lanying could probably make an excellent man if she tried.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 25, 2015, 10:00:44 AM
Do what you want. But I'm making you roll for it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 25, 2015, 10:09:01 AM
Whoops, I meant to cross that out and I put it in italics XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 25, 2015, 10:10:29 AM
You failed your linguistixs roll :P good grief I'm a nerd
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 25, 2015, 11:06:32 AM
That list is more of an inspiration for things that would never have even crossed our minds. Pasta martial arts. I'm pretty sure that could potentially work
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 25, 2015, 11:08:40 AM
Grappling from a distance with pasta cabbles. Swinging around on angel hair, tortelini throwing stars, mincemeat lava, meatball avalanche.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 25, 2015, 11:12:16 AM
YES. And this is when the macaroni rain happens!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 25, 2015, 11:13:47 AM
Yessss. Bow tie pasta as maces, smoke bombs with Parmesan cheese, ravioli grenades. Instead of belts you would get new pastas tied around your waist as you advance.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 25, 2015, 11:22:06 AM
Okay that's it. I'm making a food based campaign one day.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 25, 2015, 12:08:14 PM
How did Lanying Exalt, again?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 25, 2015, 12:09:29 PM
By completing a martial arts practice routine designed to be impossible for anyone but an Exalt.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 25, 2015, 07:05:37 PM
Lunar vs war god

http://40.media.tumblr.com/032a10bcf8b07939301dd890b45854c2/tumblr_ncmkm17GZ01rv231do1_1280.jpg

This is how you stunt

http://40.media.tumblr.com/4036afaf432460006645c37f4ac77478/tumblr_nic8kmGRLl1rv231do1_1280.jpg

When carefully written NPCs get turned into comic relief

http://media.tumblr.com/f20cd0eb65741154302e51c423fb765e/tumblr_inline_nisqocCwzl1s5zvy0.gif

When the players managed to beat Mengyao

http://media.tumblr.com/95d6c1fd33567f8bd57a802209fa39da/tumblr_ng6j5eAiNt1qilkfko1_500.gif

Whenever you guys come up with something fun

http://40.media.tumblr.com/5fd1935f112b66f02daaef27568e00c9/tumblr_nch3kfSd4e1rv231do1_1280.jpg

Lanying to Agni

http://40.media.tumblr.com/4235cd2f683edc96bbaabce3f63dcbe7/tumblr_nc7rm03He31rv231do1_1280.jpg

Best tactic

http://40.media.tumblr.com/4d7131bbd9db45bb93fb92675f8f62df/tumblr_nc7rl6dYzG1rv231do1_1280.jpg

What Lanying almost was

http://40.media.tumblr.com/2444859b6cbbbd7fd9fb6ab87be2b990/tumblr_nbc6m27PaN1rv231do1_1280.jpg

What Lanying will be

http://41.media.tumblr.com/3a734317905d88710bc9728353067359/tumblr_nb4fdewXpT1rv231do1_1280.jpg

Basically how Mengyao Exalted

http://36.media.tumblr.com/809c62fd51706153f204c5da1c504cac/tumblr_na8nabvrSz1rv231do1_1280.jpg

Lanying vs anything

http://36.media.tumblr.com/fa41f6d0d7af92eae8987b6c0420b171/tumblr_na4z59c62h1rv231do1_1280.jpg

Low Temperance

http://40.media.tumblr.com/479c71da26b257fbba619d226f176580/tumblr_n9c5vm9AIs1rv231do1_1280.jpg

Agni is the one on the bottom left, Li is the top left

http://36.media.tumblr.com/921cc9003b2eb83120116114676ccfb2/tumblr_n8pehvTshZ1rv231do1_1280.jpg

Lanyings fighting style in a nutshell

http://41.media.tumblr.com/a7b5399b7dd2ba52ba490df3bbb07b3c/tumblr_n5ffhq6ExE1rv231do1_1280.jpg



Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 26, 2015, 08:22:05 AM
...is that last one from Nichijou? It kinda looks like Nichijou.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 26, 2015, 10:23:49 AM
No idea. I've never seen that show. I just went on a late night posting binge. I tend to do that.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 26, 2015, 10:40:49 AM
I looked it up, it's from Nichijou XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 26, 2015, 10:49:32 AM
Is that good?  ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 26, 2015, 11:16:24 AM
I'd say so XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 30, 2015, 09:14:38 PM
Okay, new headcanon, this is Agni: http://wiki.rpg.net/images/4/44/Vyric.jpg

And this is what gave me the inspiration for Lanying: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Los_Tiburon
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 31, 2015, 09:47:14 AM
"And that's how I made it to level four" XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 31, 2015, 09:53:15 AM
'Grapple EVERYTHING' (Boulder crushing grasp)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 22, 2015, 08:00:09 PM
A game set in the true Wyld:

ST: You are running through duck smoke. You smell fresh crystals in your toes. Underhead, angry chairs rupture your strangest desires. What do you do?
Player: What?
ST: Roll Charisma plus Throwing.
Player: Uh, three successes.
ST: The milk dragon entwines your hopes in a ocean of screaming snails. Your psyche has separated from your consciousness and run off with your foot.
Player: What?
ST: (throws book at player)
Player: Ow! What the hell is wrong with you?!
ST: I'm just trying to be totally random. Keep you on your toes, you know? Capture the feel of the Wyld.
Player: Let's just go back to playing Solars.

"Just remember that it's a smorgasboard, so don't feel you need to like all of it, and for pity's sake don't try to fit all of it in your mouth at once." - Kasumi on RPG.net, advice to an Exalted newbie

[Caught during a discussion regarding the lack of sexism in the Realm] Well, I imagine the Empress's rule probably explains a lot of that. If there's been a woman, the same woman, on the throne for seven hundred years, it's a bit hard to say that a woman's place is in the kitchen.
It's even harder to publicly say it without experiencing a sudden and lethal case of ninjas.
-Random Nerd. rpg.net

"Z17", in a post on the WW Exalted Forum in a thread about Essence 5 Charms (Solar):
Resistance: Well, the world's about to explode. Don't worry, you'll be fine.
Athletics: Because you don't need to breathe, move, or do anything unless you want to.
Ride: And neither does your horse.
Sail: And your boat will be fine too. Not that there's any water now that the world is destroyed.
Craft: But now there is! Because you made some! And you recreated the world!
Occult: And turned all of the dead ghosts of the previous world into people again.
Presence: And you enslaved them all.
Archery: Before you got bored and destroyed it again.
Larceny: But they don't know it's you.
Stealth: Because they never saw you.
Socialize: Because they never wanted to in the first place.

Spoken by DeathBySurfeit in response to her character removing her "child" and "small frame" flaws to represent growing up:
"Can I spend XP to grow boobs too?"
- Trithne

GoldenH:
Okay then, hotshot. Maybe YOU'D like to try and explain why martial arts is a Dawn-Caste ability...
Gothic Rose:
Because you can hit things with Martial Arts.
Dawn Caste are like abusive drunken uncles. They like hitting people. And yelling.
Can you hit people with Bureaucracy? No. Can you hit people with Dodge? No.
Can you hit people with a three ton Spanish Galleon sailing at full ramming speed? Ok, yes.
So Dawn Caste should also have Sail. Sue me.

from Emprint, on rpg.net:
Why did the Exalted burn down the village?
Solars: "Hah, fool, you are no match for my Hundred Flaming Meteor Method! Oh, there was a village there? Sorry, I kinda went nuts when that puppy got kicked."
Lunars: "It was their fault for eating with chopsticks and forks and s**t. Really, I was doing them a favor."
Dragon-Blooded: "Well, Cindi went to the dance with Henry but was supposed to be going steady with Frankie, so a bunch of us got together and trashed the city her parents got her for her birthday. Y'know, as a prank."
Abyssals: "You don't think it looks better on fire? What if I splashed some entrails over there, to the left? Too much?"
Alchemicals: "Oh, I needed space to park my mech. By which I mean my ass. Boo yah."

From a post by Thanqol:
A friend of mine went in to have his appendix removed, and while hopped up on anasthetic he sent me the following email:
"I think I finally get Malfeas now. Some tiny, useless part of him tried to kill him, and instead paralysed him and left him in utter, immobilized agony, trapped in a tiny, boring room with people he can't stand. The things I'd do to that thing if I ever got my hands on it."

Btw, anyone know how to rename a thread?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 23, 2015, 07:12:51 AM
The Wyld sounds like a very strange yet immensely entertaining place XD

And you can rename a thread by editing the first post and changing the subject line.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 23, 2015, 10:26:31 AM
Ty :]
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 29, 2015, 09:35:21 PM
One thing that peeves me is when people try to say that heroic mortals can be as strong as Exalted. They can't. Sorry, it's not fair, but they can't. If they become as strong as an Exalted then surprise! They're an Exalted now.
Really, if they aren't Batman they should really just run when the fighting starts.
Although that's not necessarily always because the mortal is weak, it's just that, well, they kinda get overshadowed a bit.
Particularly if you pair up a Twilight caste with a mortal specialized in athletics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFuMpYTyRjw
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 07:05:14 AM
...that was ridiculous XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 11:25:17 AM
I know. It always cracks me up. Sorry if the textwalls are annoying btw. I pretty much use this thread for just dumping funny stuff since Journey died.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 11:29:30 AM
No, I like it :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 11:34:49 AM
Okey dokes  :)
Btw I've been thinking bout starting a new thread that would be like Journey but instead of a backstory or anything you just pick Exalt type, aspect, direction, sex and appearance and then make something up.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 11:45:40 AM
That could work :) Could I use the same guy I made last time?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 11:47:42 AM
Probs. Peeps would vote on it though. But in fairness you're really the only person interested in it anymore.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 12:00:40 PM
Bleh :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 12:01:30 PM
Bleh?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 12:02:46 PM
Bleh if I'm the only one interested :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 12:07:05 PM
I don't understand 0.0
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 12:19:40 PM
I would like this to happen so if I'm the only one interested I will be mildly dissatisfied?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 12:21:42 PM
Got it. If it does happen then I might (MIGHT) involve the Exalts I've been keeping a secret.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 12:48:24 PM
I want to know o_O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 12:59:06 PM
Cool but I've been going to a lot of effort to make sure that you guys know nothing about them. I've had to alter pretty much everything I've posted on this thread to remove all mention of them. I HAVE BEEN VERY CAREFUL.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 01:04:01 PM
O^O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 01:05:01 PM
What is the face? Why is it here?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 30, 2015, 01:13:14 PM
Cool but I've been going to a lot of effort to make sure that you guys know nothing about them. I've had to alter pretty much everything I've posted on this thread to remove all mention of them. I HAVE BEEN VERY CAREFUL.

Actually this is the perfect summary. What I did to this thread is what these exalts did, but to the loom of fate.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 30, 2015, 11:33:59 PM
What O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 01, 2015, 10:04:01 AM
Yup. The pattern spiders were a little ticked off. Normal exalts tend to cause snarls in the loom but they can handle that. But these guys? The loom basically grows arms and starts crocheting itself.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 01, 2015, 10:20:18 AM
That...is disturbing.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 01, 2015, 10:26:42 AM
You have no idea. They are one of the few things in the game that I genuinely find terrifying. They are sneakier zhan lunars, have powers that not even solars can learn and have access to the literal pinnacle of martial arts.
You see, there is a concept called the perfected lotus of martial arts. The soil is mortal martial arts, the source of all other styles but common and weak.
Then Terrestrial martial arts are the roots of the lotus, they draw from mortal styles but are greater than and seperate from them. They touch both the mortal soil and the branches and stem of celestial martial arts, which are seperate entirely from the earth.
Then there's the blossom. These exalts have access to the blossom.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 01, 2015, 10:51:00 AM
Wait, you mean you don't find everything else in this game terrifying?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 01, 2015, 11:02:44 AM
You get numbed to it after a while. Beastmen for instance are scary sure, but they actually behave exactly like humans most of the time (but the way they are created is utterly disgusting seriously don't ask). And other things like that are really only scary in appearance. It's the situations that are the stuff of nightmares. Namely being a mortal. If any exalt of appearance 3 or above decides you're cute BAM you are now in love with them. Without being an exalt yourself it is impossible to say no, no matter what the circumstances are. They could be the same sex as you and you could be straight BAM you are now gay. No choice. And that is before they start using charms. Possibly the scariest thing in the game was a guy called Desus, a Solar of the Eclipse caste. Eclipses can make it so that any promise you make to them is unbreakable. So he had every. Single. Servant of his swear to act as though they loved him and swear to never tell anyone that he horribly abused them to the point that their own minds actually censored their memo- I'M JUST KIDDING I LOVE DESUS DESUS IS AMAZING HE IS WONDERFUL.
You get the point?
There was a reason the dragon blooded overthrew the Solars.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 01, 2015, 11:21:43 AM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Being mortal in this world sound awful XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 01, 2015, 11:34:16 AM
It sucks so badly. Except somehow, the biggest and most powerfuyl organization in the world, the Guild, has lasted for centuries while being made up almost entirely by humans and with direct opposition from SOLARS AND LUNARS. Basically the best situation a mortal can have is what Agni got. A nice secure manse, easy job, a couple of spells and a moderately sane Exalt with the hots for him. Everything on that list will prolong his l    ifespan.
It's almost hilarious how different Lanying is from what I had planned. You guys are such fun to write for.
Aaaaand now I miss Journey :/
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 06, 2015, 08:57:38 PM
Shinobi garb=

http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/shozoku7.jpg

Designed for infiltration and stealth. Ironically, real world shinobi wouldn't have been caught dead in such outfits, they used disguises rather than all black jumpsuits.

Iron lamellar=

http://s298.photobucket.com/user/stirner_photo/media/heavycavpb7-1.png.html

This heavy scale armour is of the style favored by Master Bingweng, it provides excellent full body protection but is costly and time consuming to make.

Lacquer armour:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/31/1d/cf/311dcfa0a95b876c708bd90680a2446d.jpg

This armour is favored by eastern officials and warlords, designed to deflect the blunt striking weapons used by peasants.

Martial artist robes:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs6/i/2005/050/2/6/Character_Design___Monk_by_Kungfugenius.jpg

There are two basic variations on martial arts clothing. One is to minimize the amount of clothing to what is barely necessary for modesty and in some cases protection. The other is to turn the clothing itself into a weapon. The flowing sleeves and trail on these robes can be used to redirect enemy blows and hamper their movements. Even the broadness of the shoulders is designed for functional use. They allow the practitioner to shrug one or more of their arms out of their clothing should increased mobility be required, particularly when using a sword. For this reason [among others] practitioners usually wear sarashi under their clothing.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/3b4d1a37f8518eff5d5444b34d92673a_5570.jpg

A much less FLAMBOYANT version of Lanyings flamboyant eastern outfit = http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRwFc1jVqWw2RvtlpR9EKmdDCyhaSLEsq-I4_L6tnoXWbl6uy9sFg

Just add more colours, massive sleeves [srsly sleeves are the best] badass candy colored shoes, bigger headpiece, more jewelry, painted eyelids etc.... Lanying wears awesome clothes. Nuff said.

Went looking for pictures that looked like Agni, couldn't find any. Found badass war fans. They will have to do.

http://www.artwallpaperhi.com/thumbnails/detail/20121019/archers%20weapons%20armor%20red%20eyes%20artwork%20fan%20white%20hair%20long%20ears%20anime%20girls%20bow%20weapon%204133x354_www.artwallpaperhi.com_61.jpg

When I was first coming up with Lanyings family I had the headcanon that one of her parents had dark skin and the other fair, that would explain why you guys could pick from any skin coloration at the start [well not entirely but still]. And now we know that It's her dad who has the dark skin. Because this is him. Srsly.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/13913650/images/1297807702330.jpg
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2015, 12:02:46 AM
I'm pretty sure you'd already established Lanying's dad had dark skin the first time he showed up. And that picture is awesome XD
And I'm sure these pictures will be very useful when I eventually get around to drawing something :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 12:30:48 PM
If you draw something I may freak out. Your drawings are amazing.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 07, 2015, 12:52:49 PM
I really want to but every time I've tried so far it hasn't come out :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 07, 2015, 01:00:14 PM
SHHHHHHHH S'okay
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 08, 2015, 09:26:07 AM
Important question! How does Agni dress?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 08, 2015, 11:10:48 AM
It varies. Since he's a northerner he's used to tunics and coats. But since he's in the Realm as a servant he'd probably dress like the guy on the right. http://www.mainlesson.com/books/bergen/china/zpage183.gif Except he has medium length red hair and a heap of freckles over his nose and under his eyes.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 08, 2015, 11:24:37 AM
Excellent :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 14, 2015, 05:40:33 PM
Here's a little info about House Ledaal.

Ledaal, the Empress’s fourth child to survive to adulthood, was clearly a prodigy. To make sure that she was never bored, the Empress
asked ------ ----- for a -------- tutor for her little girl.

Ledaal absorbed everything the ------ of --------- told her: about sorcery, about the First Age, even about the Usurpation.
Though she never repeated all that she knew (a lesson she learned early on), Ledaal was powerfully shaped by what she learned from her tutor.
She later asked that tutor, and some other --------s as well, to stay on with her and her family as trusted advisors.

That, along with the House’s elemental aspect [air], has resulted in one of the most intellectually curious and investigative Houses in the Realm.
Curiosity has been the bane of many in this House, but most Ledaals would find death preferable to boredom anyway, so they don’t much mind the danger.

House Ledaal is one of the few Houses to realize the enormity of the threat posed by Deathlords.
While its scions are trying to point out the danger to the other Houses, they have not been as effective as they need to be.

House Ledaal is aspected towards air, resulting in a house of subtle plotters, quiet observers and reserved diplomats with the occasional mad scientist thrown in for good measure. Occasionally water, fire or even wood aspected exalts are born into the house, but they are vastly outnumbered by air aspects. Earth aspects in the
house are practically unheard of.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 14, 2015, 11:40:48 PM
WHY AGNI
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 09:08:30 AM
WHAT'S WRONG?!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 11:09:17 AM
SPYING
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 11:12:39 AM
OH. WELL THINK ABOUT IT, HE WORKED FOR MENGYAO FIRST, THE CONVERSATION THAT JUST HAPPENED TOOK PLACE THE DAY BEFORE HE EVEN MET LANYING.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 11:15:20 AM
BUT
BUT
BUT D:
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 11:17:31 AM
BUT WHAT?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 12:56:44 PM
But Agni ;-;
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 12:58:28 PM
I don't understand ;.; I am confuzzled
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 12:59:51 PM
I don't want Agni to be spying for Mengyao ;-;
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 01:02:50 PM
Alrighty then. This will be a situation that you should find a way to change. But get used to it; it's the Realm. Everyone's a spy for someone. And Ledaal are spies for everyone. In fact, you should probably take into consideration the fact that Lanying hasn't been asked to do anything even remotely sneaky.....[DRAMATIC MUSIC]
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 01:11:30 PM
...did you give him a name that means fire on purpose?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 01:15:48 PM
Actually no. Agni means fire in sanskrit [I think] but Agni is a northerner, and in the north Agni actually has several translations. In the region he came from it meant 'one who is feared' because they considered red hair to be bad luck. Really it doesn't have any such effect [in the north at least....] but he was born near a demesne [area with heightened essence flow] and they cause variations in children born nearby. Hair color differences are really common in such children. Although as the demesne was attuned to air he should have had blue hair, but hey, you really can't predict these things exactly.
So he has red hair, red hair = bad luck = give him a scary name.
And then he grew into an utter wuss.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 01:20:28 PM
That's pretty awesome, actually XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 01:25:31 PM
I know right? I love this game. He was actually lucky in multiple ways. Sometimes demesnes give people special powers, like there are literally mortals who have awakened their essence IN THE WOMB by being near them. But they can also do things like give you extra limbs, fewer limbs, purple spiky skin, absolute lack of reproductive organs or even have you get born as a beastman [SOMETHING YOU DO NOT WANT] so he was really actually quite lucky. And if he'd been born a girl he would have been one of the only women who could sail in the west without getting brutally murdered by the storm mothers.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 11:39:04 PM
A lot more thought went into this than I realized O-o
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 15, 2015, 11:54:31 PM
Agnis back story or the game? Agni pretty much has a standard heroic mortal backstory; 'He would be dead normally but he isn't'
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 15, 2015, 11:56:40 PM
Eveything O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2015, 12:19:18 AM
Well for the game yeah, freakish amounts of thought. On my part, eh, not as much as you might think. I tend to work it over in my mind when I'm on the bus, that sort of thing, so there's a lot of information but it's not that complicated.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 16, 2015, 05:15:48 AM
Well...I remain impressed.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2015, 09:02:01 AM
*Tips hat* thank ye kindly
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 16, 2015, 09:27:52 PM

Okay, Panzers amazing art in the Roleplay art thread has inspired me to go on another posting binge.
First off, seeing as I always say that the best Exalted art doesn’t come from Exalted, I’d thought I’d actually post some official art for once, some of the better stuff.
First off; the Scarlet Empress, the earth aspect that created the Realm.

http://www.acrosstheboardgames.net/wp-content/uploads/scarlet-empress-roseblack-exalted-rpg.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs13/f/2006/360/f/d/Scarlet_Empress_by_UdonCrew.jpg

In a fight she’s about as dangerous as a Terrestrial can get [and she isn’t even combat focused] her appearance has reached such heights that mortals [and some exalts] find it almost physically impossible to tear their eyes from her and she is over 800 years old, making her possibly the oldest Terrestrial in existence. Oh, and she is one of the tiny group of Terrestrial Exalts that can practice Celestial Circle sorcery. Each of her children took harems and founded the great Houses of the Realm, such as Memnon and Ledaal.
Some Agnish art, if he was from the East, and smiled occasionally, and didn’t wear shirts, or pants, and was a smoker [Idk it looks a little like him though don’t you think?].

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d2/70/df/d270dfeadd36989550dfcaaf1fd89a30.jpg

Solars, they’re scary when they’re mad, heck they’re scary when they’re calm.

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs44/f/2009/094/a/d/Exalted_2nd_Ed__Slayer_by_chriss2d.jpg

The Roseblack; leader of the red piss legion and one of the greatest tacticians and strategic masterminds in the Realm, she is incredibly charismatic and has a vast group of loyal followers both Exalted and mortal. Many of the houses fear and or hate her. She is seen here in green jade armour talking with an earth goddess.

https://jaroche.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/da-exalted__the_blessed_isle_by_kunkka.jpg

An array of Solar Exalted of various castes with a single heretic Dragon Blooded on the far right.

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/339/2/1/exalted_character_line_up_by_samliu-d5mowjo.jpg

Can’t remember who this is, they’re from the Realm and they’re awesome, that’s all I got.

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7161/abfmalakainq4.gif

Aaaan that is where the official art ends, I know it seems really good but it never lives up to the descriptions. The way they write the stuff describes stuff like this;

http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/m12.jpg

And all we get from the company is some comic bookish art every now and then. Plus they have a minor obsession with fanservice, so there’s a lot of art [unfortunately the better drawn stuff, funny that….] that I don’t want to post here or even look at honestly. I wish they’d just hire some people from deviantart or something, get some art that actually lives up to the story.
And back to the unofficial stuff.
Eh, here’s a water aspected martial artist with war fans and some minor mutations [blueish skin].

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs16/f/2007/149/b/8/Exalted___Issue_3_Powerfoil_by_UdonCrew.jpg

Fire aspect warrior;

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/db/e5/2e/dbe52eea03cb7ca8d5c60542ff4564b4.jpg

Wood aspect traveller;

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/23/f7/9b/23f79bbbd89ba25bb2182fbcbaaa6c2c.jpg

Fire aspect courtier;

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/0d/52/710d52470f19de7ffaa03d26b001c97c.jpg

Sea Goddess;

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f7/6c/45/f76c45aacadf1f50a62367779a0e9892.jpg

Solar and Lunar pairs usually balance each other out. So a brash, flamboyant dawn caste Solar general;

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ac/27/70/ac2770f0da96521bac8be5f63171ee3f.jpg

Might find himself with a subtle, observant No moon caste Lunar;

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/40/a7/81/40a7812b49ff47da779cf6efa63bb8c9.jpg

Tyrants, saviours, say what you want about the Dynasts; but they have the bestest hats in the world

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a8/83/e4/a883e49173226ee0efe489e13cf29ab5.jpg

Many people are stunned by how many Dragon Blooded wear revealing clothing into battle. What they fail to realize is that the Terrestrials most likely to enter melee combat are either earth aspects, which are practically indestructible, or fire aspects that survive battles by dodging, and as such have few more suitable defences than distraction. If that means wearing a feathered glove, rainbow coloured kilt, a kilogram of jewellery and a feathered boa, then so be it.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/51/77/48/5177486e3753db82f2e13dff9a640896.jpg

Fae, you know them when you see them.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/83/1d/a3/831da38ad8e054f21555191421ac5c00.jpg

Lastly, epic Terrestrial is epic;

http://i.imgur.com/NbFl9Oh.jpg
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 17, 2015, 12:14:15 AM
Well that was a lot @-@
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 18, 2015, 05:21:31 PM
Since I’m always going on about terrestrial martial arts I figured I’d give you guys a list of [most of] them. There’s a few there that aren’t on this list but that’s for a reason. If you guys want to know anything about any of them then just ask.

Elemental styles
Falling Blossom Style
The First Pulse Style
Golden Exhalation Style
Golden Janissary Style
Ill Lily Style
Jade Mountain Style
Night Breeze Style
Orgiastic Fugitive Style
Path of the Arbiter Style
Seafaring Hero Style
Swaying Grass Style
Terrible Ascent-Driven Beast Style
White Veil Style
Elemental Encompassing Styles
Crimson Pentacle Blade Style
Even Blade Style
Five Point Brotherhood Styles
Blazing Corona Style
Falling Rain Style
Hurricane Fist Style
Ruthless Avalanche Style
Arrow Frog Style
Other
Crystal Shards Style

And if you guys want I can post a list of Celestial martial arts.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 18, 2015, 11:36:21 PM
Oooh, I'm curious about celestial martial arts.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 19, 2015, 02:02:10 PM
Okay then, these are the Celestial Martial Arts, they can only be practiced by Celestial Exalted and Terrestrials that have received Immaculate training.
Immaculate Styles
Air Dragon Style
Earth Dragon Style
Fire Dragon Style
Water Dragon Style
Wood Dragon Style
Animal Styles
Celestial Monkey Style
Crane Style
Hummingbird Style
Mantis Style
Silver-Voiced Nightingale Style
Snake Style
Tiger Style
Other Styles
Arms of the Unconquered Sun Style
Black Claw Style
Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style
Ebon Shadow Style
Eye of Heaven Style
Heart's Fire Style
Laughing Wounds Style
Righteous Devil Style
Violet Bier of Sorrows Style
White Reaper Style
Wind Cutting Style






Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 20, 2015, 11:03:11 PM
Just ask if you want to know about any of those. Lanying MIGHT learn a CMA at some point, but it's very rare. Still, if it's what you want to have happen, go ahead and ask.

Btw, to do with what I mentioned on the other thread, about clothes being social armour. Well, as Lanying has Craft as an Aspect skill if she advances in the skill she'll be able to make more powerful outfits, armour, weapons etc. Eventually she could even make artifact equipment with hearthstone slots.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on May 27, 2015, 02:13:01 PM
...that was a lot of reading I just caught up on 0.0
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on May 28, 2015, 08:02:14 PM
You make it sound like homework  ::)

[Actually it is a lot like homework....]

Okay guys, actual best system I’ve found for the game. This one was designed by a guy who wanted to run a choose your own adventure game on a forum, so yeah, it translates pretty darn well.
You get 5 willpower for each point in conviction you have [so 10]. Willpower can be spent in certain situations.
And then you get 5 Committed Essence and 5 Burn Essence
Committed Essence is restored at a rate of 5 every time you sleep/rest while Burn Essence comes back at a rate of 1 per turn that you don’t spend Essence.
So it would work like this;

Boulder Crushing Grasp: Cost = 1 Committed Essence + 5 Burn Essence
So in other words it would flatline your Burn Essence pool and slightly reduces your Committed Essence pool. That way there is a cooldown period before you can use it again as well as a limit to how many times you can use it.

Stem Branch and Log approach: Cost 1 Committed Essence
This is used for essentially creating a new weapon on the fly, but you need to have Essence leftover to fight with.

Veins of wood: Cost 2 Burn Essence or 1 Committed Essence
This way you would be able to use it on multiple objects per turn.
And lastly your hearthstone adds 2 Committed Essence to your maximum amount and allows you to recharge 5 Burn Essence motes once per scene.

This way the numbers will be made smaller and things will get simpler. Would you guys be okay with this?

Also, I’ve decided to add Jewellery to the outfits you can pick so that you can add combat [and social] bonuses without wearing armour, seeing as you guys tend not to. However armour is still better at defence.
So far I’ve figured out the stats for; bangles, perfume, bells, scarves, hems, necklaces and bracelets/anklets.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 28, 2015, 11:21:08 PM
Cool! :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 03, 2015, 07:58:55 AM
This is like...my unofficial summer homework. But it's fun homework :D

That's surprisingly easy to understand! I think it'll work really well
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 05, 2015, 01:11:21 PM
And I just realized I've been writing that you have 10 burn essence XP Get yer shiz together Bes
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 11, 2015, 04:47:25 PM
COSTUMES 8D

An Eastern headpiece:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/55/9a/b0/559ab079ba14a77ea5af246f9571b78b.jpg

Official clothing; Central:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/74/c4/df/74c4dff9cbae31e426e35e0af007407d.jpg

Tough clothing: Central

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4f/48/e8/4f48e8d4dc802be8ccdc65200ffc4345.jpg

Flamboyant clothing: Northern

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1f/46/d5/1f46d5b88e5def683c6d1e5d9130b203.jpg

These are just basic examples. Any other outfits you'd like to see?

EDIT: I FOUND THE RULES. LIKE, THE ACTUAL RULES. I NOW UNDERSTAND MOST OF THEM. I REALLY WANT TO START ANOTHER GAME NOW BUT NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE GOSH DARN IT.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 11, 2015, 11:25:26 PM
Is it too late to start playing the one we already have running by the rules?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 12, 2015, 11:20:16 AM
I'm gonna say no, it isn't. BUT I'd have to rewrite a bunch of things. The good news? It would be easier and honestly more fun, bad news? Take a while for me to transfer everything.
Some utterly majestic fan made a playable story in flash game form. So basically, every step it adds more of the rules for combat, social combat, stats, character building etc. as you just pick the options in what is honestly one of the best choose your own adventures I HAVE EVERY PLAYED!1one
Oh, and it includes a red headed Earth Aspect Dragon Blooded who keeps hitting on a random mortal, SOUND FAMILIAR?
But the absolute best part is the game is set for you to play a Heroic Mortal, so you start from the bottom and get a feeling for the way the world works. It's based on second edition rules [e.g. 5 in a skill is peak human instead of 2] but I think they work great. Want me to post it? It's PG to M but there really isn't anything bad but violence, a couple of hints towards certain things but that's all.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 12, 2015, 11:30:11 AM
Oooh, yes I want you to post it O^O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 12, 2015, 11:34:08 AM
http://jyenicolson.net/exalted/sakuya.html?loadgame=true

Thar u go. Have fun! It takes a couple of hours to do in one sitting, so I recommend you save every now and then.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 12, 2015, 11:50:57 AM
I'll do that over the weekend :)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 12, 2015, 12:14:55 PM
Have fun ya crazy kid
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 12, 2015, 02:56:08 PM
This looks fun! Added to my list of 'Things I Want To And Will Probably Do At Some Point When I Have Time To Kill And Am Sufficiently Motivated'.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 12, 2015, 03:00:44 PM
I have one of those lists, it goes for miles.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on June 12, 2015, 03:01:14 PM
Same here. I feel ya.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 12, 2015, 03:02:13 PM
I tell you what though, the fight scenes are SO GOOD. SERIOUSLY. I've replayed them like a half dozen times. They are amazing.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 13, 2015, 04:22:37 PM
Putting this here for reference. The calendar in Creation is different to Earths.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/41786441/images/1439226401754.jpg
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 20, 2015, 06:42:17 PM
BYTHEBY.

If you guys want info on side charries let me know.

Bingwen for example:

The five earth favored abilities are craft, resistance, integrity, war and awareness. Bingwens favorite abilities are resistance and awareness followed by integrity.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 26, 2015, 05:42:56 PM
YAY 4TH POST. Here are Lanyings Attributes for future reference. There are 9 and they are what you add to your Abilities to determine how things work out. Don't worry if you have low scores in some, you're supposed to.

Remember:
1: Pathetic
2: Average
3: Above average
4: Fantastic [real world peak human ability]
5: Peak human [superhuman in real life]

PHYSICAL:

Strength: 4; You are extraordinarily strong for your size, heck for any size; more than capable of grappling opponents much larger than you and lifting almost half a tonne.
Dexterity: 5; You are terrifyingly accurate, precise, flexible, balanced etc.
Stamina: 2; You are a little... Lazy, to put it lightly. While you can do great things, they tend to wear you out. You can soak Bashing damage equal to your stamina and Lethal damage equal to half of your stamina rounded down.

SOCIAL:

Charisma: 4; You have an extremely forceful personality, and plenty of it. While this may be intimidating or off putting to some it gives you fantastic social firepower.
Manipulation: 3; You aren't exactly subtle, but being raised essentially as a princess with a doting father has allowed you to master the puppy dog eye.
Appearance: 3: You have a pretty face, great sense of style and extremely trim figure from all those martial arts, even if you are a little... Slight? Yes, slight.

MENTAL:

Perception: 1; You are not the sort to go looking for deeper meanings or clues behind clues, usually preferring the straight forward approach.
Intelligence: 2; You aren't an idiot, you've been educated, somewhat and you know your basic things; how to read, basic maths, a little history but you aren't the bookish type.
Wits: 3; Growing up as the youngest of four siblings has taught you how to think on your feet, from food fights to surprise pillow attacks, you're ready for most things.

LASTLY:

Your virtues; you have 4 Valor, 2 Conviction, 2 Compassion and 1 Temperance. You have 2 points that you can assign to any of these virtues. I couldn't decide where to put them, whether to max out valor or add one to con and one to comp etc. so I'll let you guys choose. If you guys want to remove points from one or more to assign elsewhere let me know and as long as it wouldn't change too much I'll do it.

NOTE: Temperance is your Fatal Flaw and so you can't raise it above any of your other virtues.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 12:23:25 AM
I get the feeling Temperence is Lanying's fatal flaw just because Cat and I aren't taking most of this too seriously ::)

I'd vote to give the two points to Valor and Conviction, but we should wait for Cat too.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 27, 2015, 01:53:44 AM
I second this.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 10:24:10 AM
Okay! And it's okay, basically everyone's first Exalted is high valor low temperance. It's probably the most common in general too.

Valor 5
Conviction 3
Compassion 2
Temperance 1
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 27, 2015, 10:30:48 AM
Because it's fun to abuse power in a fictional context? :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 10:35:40 AM
Honestly yeah. That and everyone wants to be a hot blooded anime protagonist, and/or a drunk.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 27, 2015, 11:04:05 AM
Everyone's secret dream is to be a typical hot-blooded anime protagonist
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 11:12:27 AM
Well it ain't secret no more!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 27, 2015, 05:26:59 PM
Yay more homework.

All Exalted have what's called an anima banner. It's a giant display of light, sounds and colors caused by Essence overflowing from their bodies, it activates in stages, the more essence spent, the larger their anima becomes. It's basically the glow anime characters get when they power up.
Every anima has a different effect that kicks in when the anima reaches its largest [or 'iconic'] stage. At that point the anima takes on a form unique to that Exalt and applies a passive effect.
For instance, the Dawn Caste anima reduces the enemies attack dice by 2 and forces enemies to pass a valor roll before they can attack.
Dragon Blooded animas however have an effect called anima flux, which means instead of some metaphysical jibber jabber they just start leaking their element. For instance, Mengyao's anima is a burning Dragon and his flux effect is dealing 1 lethal damage per turn to every enemy in melee range as well as his Essence [2] in damage to anything that touches him physically.

Lanyings Earth anima allows her to soak all lethal damage with her full Stamina and also add her Essence [2] to dice rolls to resist grappling attacks or to avoid knockback. Also, she may add her Essence to her Stamina for all purposes, but only while her feet rest on either earth or stone.
Basically it turns her into a tank.
However, I haven't decided on what her iconic anima looks like. Usually players decide so I wanted you guys to give me your ideas.
Here's some I have;

1: A hurricane of gems
2: The earth growing hands to support and defend her
3: Her body becoming crystal
4: An aura of white light in the shape of fists and feet
5: All of the above

Etc. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2015, 12:08:44 AM
All of the above and glowing eyes?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 10:52:46 AM
Sure, they'll be white glowing eyes cause earth aspect. http://33.media.tumblr.com/847076f339da537c5cecd2d48fa2e05e/tumblr_n85g1j8Sl01tco7bwo10_500.gif
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2015, 11:40:05 AM
Cool 8)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 28, 2015, 02:07:57 PM
How exactly does on Exalt through Gateway? O-O And just how screwed are we? :P Like...are we risking physical injury via this board game or just lost dignity?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 28, 2015, 03:23:55 PM
They have to be put through adequate stress [e.g. possibly something important was riding on the game] and they have to do amazingly at it [his highest skills are Intelligence and War], soooooooo, yeah. You guys would have annihilated him in a fight BUT TOO LATE NAO ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
As to how screwed you are, eh, it's just a loss of dignity.
By the way, I rule I forgot to mention [it wasn't relevant before] is that if you score double the number of successes the other person got you score 2 points instead of one, and if you score that number again on top of that you score three, all the way up to the maximum number of gateways on the board [in this case 4].
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 29, 2015, 12:16:36 AM
I probably would have voted to fight even before knowing how this guy exalded but oh well :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 29, 2015, 11:48:03 PM
NEW RULES:

1: If you guys respond with anything more than the number you're voting for [e.g. with a gif or description] it counts as a stunt [extra diiiiice]
2: Art earns you bonus experience  8)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 12:07:20 AM
So how much experience is a 24 page comic? Plus a cover?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 30, 2015, 12:34:50 AM
Hehe I like this rule. I shall now be armed with many GIFs of perfection 83
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 01:20:27 AM
And I can draw. We make a good pair.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 30, 2015, 04:55:52 AM
Us in Exalted:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/78/b2/b9/78b2b9300922c79271ceb8617cd9d71e.jpg
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 09:14:37 AM
So how much experience is a 24 page comic? Plus a cover?

WOW. UM. A LOT. LIKE, SO MUCH I'D HAVE TO GIVE IT TO YOU BIT BY BIT AS TO NOT TOTALLY UNBALANCE THE GAME. THAT WOULD BE AMAZING.

You two dream team yiss.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 09:34:24 AM
Well that's currently the plan, so coolness :) I mean, there's every chance the plan won't come to pass, but that's the plan :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 01:39:28 PM
Nicely done on that last roll. As you've probably noticed you and he are opposites in your proficiencies.

Lanying excels in [in order]

1: Physical
2: Social
3: Mental

-Attributes while Chanying excels in-

1: Mental
2: Social
3: Physical

-Attributes, meaning that while he's better at the game you're both roughly in the same league socially, though he has a slight advantage.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 02:40:42 PM
So we really should've just beat him up and we'd have done fine :P Or he'd have managed to talk us out of it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 02:54:36 PM
You would have demolished him. Fighting is how you Exalted.

You have; Strength 4, Dexterity 5 and Martial Arts 5
He has; Strength 3, Dexterity 3 and Martial Arts 3

He was the guy who suggested it in the first place so yeah, he wouldn't have even tried to talk you down. Plus if you're in the middle of a fight you're immune to mundane social influence.

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 03:01:57 PM
Why did he suggest it? Did he not know I'd win?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 03:06:09 PM
He's a Mnemon; they're the oldest, largest, richest, most powerful house in the Realm. They're almost all Earth Aspected and consider themselves the best at just about everything. In fairness however, they're rarely entirely wrong.
But good grief do they tick people off.
Still, they're good at what they do.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 03:09:31 PM
Well he's certainly ticked me off successfully :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 03:19:12 PM
Gewd  :P

Believe it or not, they aren't even the Ledaal family rivals. House Sesus are.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 03:26:11 PM
Oooh, are we gonna meet them?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 03:27:33 PM
Hopefully not. They are such jerks. You have no idea they are the actual worst.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 04:06:00 PM
I as Pan really wanna meet them; I as Lanying do not :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 04:13:34 PM
They're the Roman Legion minus their manners and decorum.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 04:16:53 PM
Oh boy O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 04:18:09 PM
Yurp yurp yurp. If it makes you feel better they're getting weaker as a house. Turns out if you focus on war your business doesn't go well. Funny huh?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 04:22:05 PM
Is our sister we just met Exalted? And if she did, how'd she exalt?

Also as a side note, is the A in Agni's name pronounced like "ah" or like "aa"? I just realized I've been saying it both ways in my head :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 30, 2015, 10:19:07 PM
Yup! Lanfen is an Exalt of the Water Aspect [hence the black jade gear]. She Exalted during a trip to the coastline. She's always been big on swimming, so she took the opportunity to explore a cave in a coral reef. A giant octopus lived in the cave, a big one, about 8 feet in diameter. She grappled it to death.
Your other sister Lifen is an Air Aspect. She Exalted when she jumped off a building and tried to fly.
The twins are each a little under a decade older than Li and almost fifteen years older than you.
And then there's Li. Li is now the only child in your family still mortal.

In Southern pronunciation [the one Lanying probably uses] it's aaG-knee :P A as in Asp or Asprin. The Northern variation can be pronounced either way. So however you say it you're correct. But the latter one sounds badass if you have a Scandinavian accent.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 30, 2015, 11:57:01 PM
Li seems to be the only child in my family still sane :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 04:32:58 AM
Yup! Lanfen is an Exalt of the Water Aspect [hence the black jade gear]. She Exalted during a trip to the coastline. She's always been big on swimming, so she took the opportunity to explore a cave in a coral reef. A giant octopus lived in the cave, a big one, about 8 feet in diameter. She grappled it to death.
Your other sister Lifen is an Air Aspect. She Exalted when she jumped off a building and tried to fly.
The twins are each a little under a decade older than Li and almost fifteen years older than you.
And then there's Li. Li is now the only child in your family still mortal.

In Southern pronunciation [the one Lanying probably uses] it's aaG-knee :P A as in Asp or Asprin. The Northern variation can be pronounced either way. So however you say it you're correct. But the latter one sounds badass if you have a Scandinavian accent.
That is amazing XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 08:40:07 AM
Does the Ledaal house have a symbol? And what does it look like?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 09:55:09 AM
Yup, every House has a symbol called a mon. Ledaals is 4th from the left, top row. And Mnemon is directly to its right.

(http://img08.deviantart.net/f434/i/2012/264/6/4/great_house_mons_by_riskalittlelight-d5fh2gp.jpg)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 10:54:19 AM
Of course it's like the hardest one to draw .-. Oh well :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 11:19:36 AM
Yeah  ::) They're supposed to be embroidered or painted really big or used as seals so yeah.
Plus Ledaal tend to be deeply intellectual scholars and geniuses so they like to show off. Oh, also, that lettering under each symbol is Old Realm; the original language.

Yup! Lanfen is an Exalt of the Water Aspect [hence the black jade gear]. She Exalted during a trip to the coastline. She's always been big on swimming, so she took the opportunity to explore a cave in a coral reef. A giant octopus lived in the cave, a big one, about 8 feet in diameter. She grappled it to death.
Your other sister Lifen is an Air Aspect. She Exalted when she jumped off a building and tried to fly.
The twins are each a little under a decade older than Li and almost fifteen years older than you.
And then there's Li. Li is now the only child in your family still mortal.

In Southern pronunciation [the one Lanying probably uses] it's aaG-knee :P A as in Asp or Asprin. The Northern variation can be pronounced either way. So however you say it you're correct. But the latter one sounds badass if you have a Scandinavian accent.
That is amazing XD

What is?

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 11:37:59 AM
Lanying's family ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 11:47:21 AM
Oh that  ::) they take after their mother.

Except Li.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 11:53:20 AM
This is so random but I keep reading Li as Li as in the chemical symbol for Lithium.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 11:54:38 AM
Lithium Aspect, Periodical Exalted.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 11:59:59 AM
Lithium is an alkaline earth metal. Coincidence?

http://i.imgur.com/aAdzY6V.gif
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 12:01:35 PM
Totally coincidence.


Li is also a master craftsman. Craft is an Earth Aspect skill
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 01:25:42 PM
Oh that  ::) they take after their mother.

Except Li.
...I must know about their mother O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 01:27:28 PM
Two words; Wyld Hunt
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 01:31:12 PM
I can't remember exactly what that is but I remember that is is badass O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 01:33:28 PM
It's their job to hunt down;

1: Fae
2: Demons
3: Solar and Lunar anathema
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 01:50:39 PM
Well that's terrifying O-O And she had four children with a relatively normal guy? Or is our dad a total badass too?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 02:08:11 PM
A: Kinda is. She choked a Lunar to death once.
B: Yes and no
C: I think so.

How much information would you like?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 02:15:44 PM
What's yes and no? And what is our dad's badassery?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 02:25:43 PM
He's relatively normal in that he's a mortal but he comes from an extremely pure blooded family. Like, not one generation of theirs has gone without an Exaltation or two and they were always Air Aspected; they were the perfect Ledaal family. And then he just didn't Exalt. As simple as that. Probably because he spent most of his time reading the stars in his home; a Star Manse on the Western Coast used to predict Solar and Lunar Exaltations in the West.
And his baddasery comes from the fact that during one of the countless times he read the future for prospective Wyld Hunters to find their prey an Earth and two Water Aspects turned up. The Earth Aspect was named Bo, the youngest Water was named Bolin and the other Water Aspect was named Lihua; she was a martial artist and considered possibly the most beautiful woman in the entire West.
And she fell madly, totally and head over heels in love with him, offering him five hundred cattle to marry her [odd in itself as she could have just ordered him to, but she was a hopeless romantic].
He politely declined.
So yeah, I think that's badass.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:01:52 PM
Nice. Way to go, Dad. I forgot your name. But good for you. How did he end up meeting our mom? And having children?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:05:16 PM
Well Lihua left with the other two and came back with the skull of a Fae prince, offering it as a betrothal present.
Again he thanked her, but no thank you.
Two Lunar and one behemoth head later and he conceded as long as she changed her family name to his.
And then they got married.
And then they made lots and lots of babies.

THE END. Not really.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:06:26 PM
And then three of those babies are evidently just as crazy as she was. Agni better watch out and hope we don't start bringing him heads.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:10:00 PM
Actually Lifen is more like your Dad. But yes. Many crazy babies. Having your sisters was unexpected however.
You see, supernatural beings in Creation have a gestation period of one full year, and Dragon Blooded can only have one baby every five years or they risk draining their soul and losing power. When Lihua gave birth to twins it hit her hard, she lost a full rank of Essence and lost her most powerful charms.
She's recovered since then but it was almost ten years before she had another child
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:13:26 PM
And that child was Li? And then me?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:15:45 PM
Yup! Li, then five years on, you. 17 years after that and here we are!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:27:58 PM
So the twins are 32?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:30:05 PM
31 turning 32. They look twenty. Exalted age differently, they basically stick at the age they feel most comfortable with until they start going downhill at the end of their life. Some stay childlike for centuries, others age prematurely.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 31, 2015, 03:38:23 PM
Well that makes potentially drawing them a lot easier :P How old does Lanying look? Seventeen?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 31, 2015, 03:41:14 PM
Yep. Crazy short tho.

But Li is taller.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on August 31, 2015, 08:53:53 PM
Huh. That was really cool information. Our dad is awesome.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2015, 10:39:08 AM
He's pretty cool yeah.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 02, 2015, 01:15:38 PM
So did Lifen actually think Agni was an assassin or
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 02, 2015, 01:17:21 PM
Yes. That or she just wanted to tackle Agni to the floor. Either or both.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2015, 06:27:21 PM
Question:

If I made another choose your own adventure set in Exalted, what would you guys want to play as?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2015, 11:35:40 PM
Iiii dunno O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 14, 2015, 02:55:01 PM
Ooh, by the way. We never picked Lanyings favored abilities. You see, you get 5 Aspect abilities, for each of those abilities your Essence ranking is considered 1 higher and you can buy levels and charms cheaper, but you also get to pick two other random abilities out of all the others that have the same effect. E.g. Changming favors Presence and Lore.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 14, 2015, 11:33:11 PM
So how do we pick those? What are the options?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 14, 2015, 11:37:28 PM
The options are absolutely any abilities minus your aspect ones. I'll copy paste the full list eventually, what sort of things are you guys considering doing?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 15, 2015, 02:29:54 PM
I'm gonna post your skill level in each next to it, if there's no dot next to it you have no skill in it [aka level 1]

AIR

Linguistics *
Lore
Mystic
Stealth
Thrown

Earth

Awareness **
Craft
Integrity**
Resistance ***
War

FIRE

Athletics **
Dodge *****
Melee
Presence **
Socialize *

WATER

Bureaucracy
Investigation
Larceny
Martial arts *****
Sail

WOOD

Archery
Medicine
Performance
Ride
Survival


All your abilities in one place:

Linguistics *
Awareness **
Integrity **
Resistance ***
Athletics **
Socialize *
Dodge *****
Presence **
Martial arts *****

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 15, 2015, 11:27:21 PM
We have no socialize skill?  :o We should change that.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 10:56:08 AM
I love that you're surprised at Lanyings lack of social graces  ::) because she's always been so classy before. Also, you'll be able to buy ability scores at the end of each chapter. Buying your first level in a skill costs 3XP points, and from then on costs the level times 2. Unless it's a favored or Aspect skill in which case it costs the level times 2 minus 1. Remember, if you have no level in a skill you still get a single dice as if you were level 1 in it, but you still have to buy level 1.
If you would like explanations for what the abilities do, what your skill level in them means or want to know the abilities of other characters [e.g. Mengyao, Lifen, Bingweng] just ask.

[Oh, lastly, the Strength Attribute and the Athletics Ability are combined for feats of strength. A feat isn't a roll, it's just adding up the dice you have for your combined score to see if you're strong enough to do something. Here's a list of the levels of strength]

The number on the far left is the amount of dice, the second number is how many pounds you can lift and lastly there's some information about what you're capable of doing at that point.

 1 - 80 -  Lift an anvil or suit of heavy armor.
 2 - 160 - Lift a full-grown man. Break a pine board with a kick.
 3 - 250 -  Lift a mule. Punch though a pine door.
 4 - 350 - Tote a bale of cotton on one shoulder. Break a sword over knee.
 5 - 450 - Lift a grown warhorse. Kick a pine door to splinters.
 6 - 550 - Punch through an oak door. Carry a log on one shoulder.
 7 - 650 - Lift an ox. Bend an iron bar with both hands.
 8 - 800 - Throw a mule. Bend horseshoe into pretzel.
 9 - 1,000 - Pull a fully laden wagon. Snap an ax haft over your knee.
 10 - 1,200 - Lift a yeddim. Throw a full-grown warhorse.
 11 - 1,500 - Lift an unlocked portcullis. Slowly kick down a brick wall.
 12 - 1,600 - Kick a door to splinters. Pull down a wooden bridge.
 13 - 1,800 - Lift an elephant. Throw an ox. Punch through iron-shod door.
 14 - 2,000 - Snap iron manacles. Tear apart castle wall, stone by stone.
 15 - 2,200 - Punch through a stone wall. Kick an iron-shod door to splinters.
 16 - 2,500 - Lift a locked portcullis, snap sturdiest lock with single kick.
 17 - 3,000 - Punch through an iron door. Pull down temple pillars.
 18 - 3,500 - Rip iron bars out of a stone still with one hand.
 19 - 4,000 - Throw yeddim, tear apart the welded steel bars of portcullis.
 20 - 4,500 - Kick down iron-shod and barred gates of a mighty fortress.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on September 16, 2015, 10:57:51 AM
I'm curious about Lifen's and Lanfen's abilities now :0
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 11:02:00 AM
Okey dokey

First, Lifen.

She has a LOT more ability points than you, but that's at the cost of having much lower attributes, plus she's almost twice your age.

Linguistics *
Lore ***
Mystic *
Stealth *****
Thrown *****
Awareness ***
Athletics ****
Dodge **
Investigation ***
Larceny *****
Martial arts ***

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 16, 2015, 12:11:28 PM
Well I assumed Lanying could be sociable if she wanted to :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 12:14:05 PM
Totally, her Socialize skill just determines how big her dice bonus for talking to people is. She already has Charisma 4 so she definitely isn't incompetent. Besides, Socialize is just one of the five social stats; Socialize, Charisma, Appearance, Presence and Manipulate. You have pretty good Charisma and Appearance with a little bit of Presence, the other two are non existent but that can be fixed.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2015, 10:39:11 PM
Aaaand Lanfen.

Linguistics ***
Athletics *****
Dodge ****
Presence ****
Socialize ****
Bureaucracy ***
Investigation ***
Larceny ***
Martial arts ****
Performance ***
Ride **
Sail **

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 16, 2015, 11:31:06 PM
Whoa O^O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 09:57:12 AM
What?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 10:10:30 AM
She's awesome O-O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 11:02:23 AM
Well you're not wrong  ::) It comes of focusing on fewer things. Like, not splitting your XP over two martial arts. Besides, she's older.

And she likes being the best at everything

Anyone elses stats you wanna see? Or do you want to see their Attributes now [e.g. Stamina, Dexterity, Strength]
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 12:03:01 PM
Agni? Does Agni have stats?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 12:14:54 PM
A few. I'll just throw his attributes in there for good measure.


ABILITIES:

Linguistics **
Lore **
Mystic ***
Stealth ****
Athletics ***
Dodge ***
Melee ***
Socialize *
Presence *
Larceny ***
Thrown **
Performance *


ATTRIBUTES:

Dexterity ***
Strength ***
Stamina ****
Charisma **
Manipulation *****
Appearance ***
Perception **
Intelligence ***
Wits ***


Specialties:

Melee: Sword **
Thrown: Knife **
Athletics: Climbing **
Appearance: Shirtless ***

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:02:59 PM
Is appearance shirtless actually an atrribute ._.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:05:55 PM
Specialty. A specialty is an upgrade you can buy. It's sort of like a dice bonus to a stat under specific circumstances, and you can only have up to that ability score in specialty points. E.g. Agni has level 2 melee, therefore he gets 2 dice from it. But his melee specialty gives him an additional 2 dice as long as he's fighting with a sword.
But no the shirtless specialty is a joke :D
Btw, there are martial arts specialties too, so you might want to consider getting some.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:13:20 PM
What specialties are there?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:16:32 PM
For martial arts? Anything that you can use for martial arts. So if you use a sword based style you could have Melee sword specialties and Martial arts sword specialties. Or If you were big on jade mountain style you could buy up grappling specialties, or improvised weapon specialties for Ill Lilly style. Basically anything you can name.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 17, 2015, 01:40:32 PM
Let's use grappling. We seem to grapple people a lot.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 01:42:24 PM
Kay. You'll be able to buy them the next time we spend experience. They're a leedle bit pricey but cheaper than charms or buying levels in a skill.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 17, 2015, 10:38:59 PM
Double post! :D

Found a fantastic map of the Realm.

http://www.oakthorne.net/pics/wiki/exalted/blessedisle-map-overview.jpg

As you're on the west coast of the Realm you can decide which of the following dominions you live in;

Tongma Island:

One of the two largest islands off the coast of the Blessed Isle, Tongma is sparsely populated. It’s spring storms and freezing winter rains make it a wet place, and the meager farmlands near its interior are insufficient for the populace, necessitating the importation of food from the overpriced merchants of the Storm Coast. Tongma teems with wild life, including boar, deer, birds and Tongma monkeys, furry, friendly simians that originally came from the West. A herd of sea lions lives on the northern coast in Sharu prefecture.

Storm Coast:

Sloping down from the Ahbrem Mountains to the east, the Valley and Storm Coast that occupy the northwest corner of the Blessed Isle is an example of agricultural splendor. Far from the machinations and pageantry of the Imperial City, this region is far more provincial and homey than other areas of the Isle. The weather and animals are not quite as friendly as those found elsewhere, but neither is the weather (whence the name), and as people are inclined to it is taken as a point of pride to live in such straits.

The Silk and Pearl Peninsula:

The least “civilized” region of the Blessed Isle, the Silk & Pearl Peninsula is scattered with ruins from the Shogunate and First Age, eerie and imposing hidden in the foggy bamboo forests. Most settlements here are small fishing villages, and the lack of notable cities results in expansive prefectures. The coast is shallow and rocky, of no use to trading galleys, though these shallow seabeds produce prized clams and oysters with their attendant pearls. Inland are mulberry bushes and their silkworms, which give the Peninsula the other half of it’s name.

Because it is such a “wilderness,” banditry is fairly common here, particularly along the Bamboo Road that circumscribes the peninsula. Deep in the bamboo forests lurk wild pigs and pandas, though no animals fearsome enough to deter travelers more than the prospect of bandits.


Daoshin Peninsula:

A region of dry, fallow fields and poor peasants, Daoshin is a land in need of aid. Ten years ago the Scarlet Empress founded the Ministry of Renewal, headed by Ragara Usha, to oversee the rehabilitation of the Daoshin Peninsula. Usha has undertaken drastic steps, shipping half the population to the Isle of Eternal Leaves (where they remain productive by learning to fell and export lumber), while the rest remain to tend fields overseen by Immaculate Monks who whip local spirits into shape and geomancers who manipulate the dragon-lines to promote fertility and growth.

Isle of Eternal Leaves:

While the Daoshin Peninsula is barren and home to only sparse domesticated herds, the Island off it’s coast is lush and overrun with herds of deer, wolves, boars, bears, and even strix and other large birds. About half the population of the Peninsula was shipped to the Island to allow the land to heal; in the meantime they have been taught the art of logging and continue to serve the Realm as they can.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 12:23:52 PM
Little update; if you have no points in a skill at all you face a 2 dice penalty when using it, I was not aware of this beforehand, I am now :/
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 12:31:25 PM
Well. We should probably invest something in social skills so we don't make everyone hate us even more than they already do XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 12:32:47 PM
That would be wise yes XD I sometimes wonder how much this story has relied on me not knowing what I'm doing.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 12:33:21 PM
Okay. So when can we do that?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 12:45:34 PM
Ehhh, I guess you could do it right now, or at the end of the chapter when we buy charms. Which would you like?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 01:30:17 PM
Sooner sounds good :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 01:38:19 PM
Kay, here are all your abilities.
The cost for buying a point in an ability is the level you want X2. Or if it's one of your Aspect skills or favored skills [which you haven't picked yet] then it's X2 -1 point. And the first level is only 3 xp regardless.
At present you have 40 experience. Which by the way is also what you use to buy charms and Attributes.
You guys will have to agree on any purchases you make.

AIR

Linguistics **
Lore
Mystic
Stealth
Thrown

Earth

Awareness **
Craft
Integrity**
Resistance ***
War

FIRE

Athletics **
Dodge **
Melee
Presence **
Socialize

WATER

Bureaucracy
Investigation
Larceny
Martial arts *****
Sail

WOOD

Archery
Medicine
Performance
Ride
Survival

Aaaaand Attributes: For them the cost is the level you want X4, except for the first level which only costs 3xp

Dexterity ***
Strength ****
Stamina **
Charisma ****
Manipulation **
Appearance ***
Perception *
Intelligence **
Wits ***
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 01:51:51 PM
I would like to just get a point in Socialize :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 01:52:38 PM
Okay then  ;D

Unless Cat disagrees you now have * in Socialize and 37 experience points.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2015, 01:53:40 PM
I'm going to bed now, so I shall see how this turns out in the morning!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 22, 2015, 01:58:21 PM
Mighty night Pan, Strong dreams.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 29, 2015, 10:41:51 AM
Pssssst, Caaaaaat
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 03, 2015, 11:58:40 AM
Oh and guys? I kinda do need you to eventually pick one of those regions I wrote up before, not immediately, but eventually.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 03, 2015, 12:57:50 PM
I honestly do not remember what you're talking about ._. Do you mean specialty regions or actuwl geographical regions or...?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 03, 2015, 01:06:07 PM
The geographical ones? At the top of the page? :] Again, not immediately, just eventually.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 12:04:07 PM
The Fourth Noble Insight
The Dragon-Blooded, who were the disciples and children of the mortal incarnations of the Elemental Dragons, are leading the Immaculates toward that degree of perfection.

To mortals, this Insight is what grants the Dragon-Blooded families the right to rule. It is proper to follow those who are the children of the Immaculate Dragons. Who better to teach how to properly emulate the Dragons but their own children? It is also proper to follow the wisest. By dint of their Exaltations and long lives, the Dragon-Blooded are the ones who are wise in drawing closer to the Essence of the Immaculate Dragons.

To the Exalted of the Dragons, this is the statement of utmost responsibility. It is why the Immaculate Order frowns on greedy and intemperate Dynastic Dragon-Blooded, for they are not providing proper examples. It is too easy for base human nature to poison the carefully gathered wisdom and enlightenment of lifetimes of service with such distractions. Dragon-Blooded who are not aware of their duty in leading mortals toward behavior that will elevate them are not worthy of their Exaltation and thus subject to judgement, but only those who possess Exaltation themselves are capable of determining who has abandoned their calling and thus deserves retribution.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 12:26:27 PM
Somehow I feel like giving most Exalted any more power than they inherently have is just not a good idea.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 12:27:27 PM
How so?  :) Not confirming or denying it, I just want to hear your reasoning for it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 12:29:19 PM
Seeing what the Exalted we've met have done with their Exalted-ness, I just feel like they do not handle power responsibly :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 14, 2015, 12:33:26 PM
Not inherently they don't. There is a reason that the entire Immaculate faith focuses on Temperance as the highest virtue above all else and stresses the obligation of the Dragon Blooded as guardians and caretakers of the people, but yes; anyone can abuse power and Exaltation only gives you more. As you can see, that there is only the Fourth noble insight, there's a bunch of others. But there's nothing preventing lost eggs outside the realm from starting their own petty dictatorships and in general trampling over anything in their path.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 14, 2015, 12:55:47 PM
Okay, that makes sense.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 02, 2016, 11:36:37 PM
A small note on languages; if you look back a few pages at Lanyings skill sheet you'll notice that she's got one point in Linguistics.
What this means is that she speaks two languages, in her case; High and Low Realm. High Realm is the formal tongue of the Realm, it is to Low Realm what Latin is to English.
Most words in Low Realm come from words in High Realm, and most words in High Realm come from words in Old Realm; the first language and the tongue of Gods and demons.
For instance, in Old Realm Lanyings name is Lanayinigi.
While Agni, Lifen and Lanfen also speak both High and Low Realm, Agni uses High Realm when speaking to the Exalted as it's more polite. Because of this I write his dialogue as sounding more proper and respectful, whereas you and your sisters usually just chat in Low Realm, as the words are shorter and it has more slang.
Li however speaks Low, High and Old Realm.


Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 02:31:41 AM
That's neat :D That sounds totally insincere but my brain is flopping on a better way to word it
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 05:40:05 AM
I love fictional linguistics. That's actually really cool :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 11:09:11 AM
That's neat :D That sounds totally insincere but my brain is flopping on a better way to word it

I think so! I love the detail that was put into this game. It's a gold mine for GM's ;D

I love fictional linguistics. That's actually really cool :D

I know! It's so good. If you hear people talking in Old Realm I'll probably just write it out the way it sounds instead of just saying that people are talking, even though you don't speak it, because both languages you speak are really similar to it so you'd have at least a chance at deciphering it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 11:10:32 AM
And by 'you', you do mean Lanying, right? I was so confused at first :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 11:13:52 AM
Yup! Lanying aka you guys in general. I should have been more specific >.<

Also, funny thing; seeing as Lanying, Lifen and Lanfen talk to each other in Low Realm, that means the average peasant would understand what you were saying, whereas anything Agni said would go completely over their heads. They'd probably think he was a foreigner ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 11:21:36 AM
Isn't he a foreigner tho? Didn't you say something about how his name would be pronounced like 'Ogg-knee' if it had correct northern pronunciation? Or would that just be how it would pronounced if he met people from the north and they said his name?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 11:30:56 AM
He is a foreigner, I'm just saying it's like being an American in Australia who speaks so properly people think they're English ::)
And yeah, in the north his name is pronounced with a very long A, so it would sound like Ogg-knee. Just picture a Norwegian saying it and you've got it. In the Realm though it's A as in Apple, as in Old Realm it would be written as A-Ga-Ni and the pronunciation leaks through into the other dialects.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 11:34:38 AM
Hm, interesting. Where is Agni originally from anyway?

(On a side note I just realized that silver and nickel are directly diagonal from each other on the periodic table and together they spell Ag-Ni)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 11:43:06 AM
He hasn't said. But ethnically he looks like a northerner, and he has that accent.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tS1Q41iP3mQ/VE5YB9OPKjI/AAAAAAAAB7k/YgBnXiL_4t0/s1600/Exalted%2BWorld%2BMap%2B1%2B85dpi.jpg)

He's pale enough to be from Fortitude or Grieve, but not dark enough to be from the far north. You could ask him later if you want, he's always been pretty vague about it.

[AND OH MY GOSH THAT IS AWESOME :D]
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:00:09 PM
That map looks so cool 0.0

I will make a point to ask him sometime.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:03:21 PM
Oh, and about that map, just to give you an idea of how big Creation is;

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/wrpigeek/Random%20Crap/BlessedIsleRussia2_zps1f6ef6f2.jpg)

I will make a point to give him a good answer.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:08:43 PM
It took me like 4 minutes of stupid staring before I realized that it was superimposed over Russia .-. That's actually not that big compared to our Earthly continents.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 12:12:16 PM
I kind of want some peasant to think Agni is some classy foreigner now ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:12:45 PM
same here XP
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:13:47 PM
It took me like 4 minutes of stupid staring before I realized that it was superimposed over Russia .-. That's actually not that big compared to our Earthly continents.

I know the Realm itself isn't enormous, but look how big the Realm is compared to the rest of Creation.
And then imagine how big it was before it became 90% smaller, TWICE.

I kind of want some peasant to think Agni is some classy foreigner now ::)

And what would that make Lanying? ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 12:16:18 PM
Maybe they'd thing Lanying was his servant? Would that make sense?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:19:10 PM
It actually probably would XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:20:29 PM
The thought of Lanying and Agni's servant is very amusing XD And oddly fitting :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:21:38 PM
Alternate universe where he's Exalted?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:22:45 PM
Yes. Exalted!Agni
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 12:23:09 PM
I bet Lanying would find ways to torment him anyway
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:25:29 PM
Lanying would be the worst servant but I think Agni would make a quite decent Exalt.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:28:41 PM
He might *Gasp* Make sensible decisions! ::) And the question is; why on earth would he keep Lanying around? ::) Hmmmmmmm...
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 12:32:47 PM
:-*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 12:35:52 PM
Tru lurve! according to Lanying anyway...

Well, Agni does seem like the type to grudgingly keep around an overexcited, bumbling puppy, which is basically what Lanying would be. And she's kind of like that now actually
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 12:36:52 PM
EXCITED BUMBLING PUPPY.

BEST DESCRIPTION. XD

Oh, that and TRU LUUUUUURVE ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:02:03 PM
OKAY. Kinda random, but if you write Topknot in Old Realm it's pronounced as Topokonoto ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:04:44 PM
What's the rule for converting words into Old Realm?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:09:02 PM
Well there's no list of ALL Old Realm words, but it uses a phonetic alphabet, so each letter in Old Realm is usually two letters in English. And they're put together to make the sound of the word.
Basically, someone who speaks Old Realm could say 'Topknot' but they'd write it was Topokonoto, so it would be remembered that way and pronounced that way by people who read it later.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 04:12:03 PM
Topokonoto and his hipplotmus
Edit: I accidentally made my iPad read that out loud and it was hilarious XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:12:51 PM
That sounds like those Japanese borrowed words from English that have the spelling changed XD

Pan how do you do that I wanna do that with my iPad :O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:14:49 PM
Topokonoto and his hipplotmus
Edit: I accidentally made my iPad read that out loud and it was hilarious XD

XD The word hippopotamus in Old Realm is freaking hilarious.

That sounds like those Japanese borrowed words from English that have the spelling changed XD

^^^

Old Realm sounds a lot like Japanese when you read it out loud.

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 04:16:17 PM
...what is hippopotamus in Old Realm?

That sounds like those Japanese borrowed words from English that have the spelling changed XD

Pan how do you do that I wanna do that with my iPad :O
Highlight it and then there's a "speak" option, at least with mine. I don't think my old iPad had it though, so... :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:18:08 PM
Hipipopotamusu.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 04:20:42 PM
HIPIPOPOTAMUSU
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:20:56 PM
You have to turn speech selection on. I did it and it was hilarious XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:21:22 PM
HIPIPOPOTAMUSU

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:22:21 PM
Omg you can make it say the hippopotamus in Old Realm (not even gonna try to spell it) in English, French, and Spanish and I'm dying of laughter here
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:23:44 PM
;D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 04:24:51 PM
I can't make it speak other languages :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:25:16 PM
Huh. It asks me whenever I highlight that word, but only that one.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:40:04 PM
I can't make it speak other languages :P
WAIT I THINK ITS BECAUSE I HAVE THE KEYBOARDS INSTALLED. Yes that's it I think
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 04:44:09 PM
The French is the best thing I've heard all day XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:45:15 PM
I know XD Honestly tempted to install more keyboards just to hear them say that word
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:45:38 PM
DESCRIBE IT TO US O^O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 03, 2016, 04:47:21 PM
Ee-pee-poh-pah-ta-mu-zu. With French-sounding u sounds.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 04:48:49 PM
XD

This game.

This freaking game.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 03, 2016, 04:50:14 PM
Now I had it speak Pan's description XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 03, 2016, 08:33:18 PM
Welp, we did it. After almost a year we made it to 100 pages.
Aaaand what did we do when we got there?
We argued about flashing corpses ::)
Believe it or not I originally planned for this to be a serious rp. I had plans for mysteries and murders and intrigue ::)
Aaaand what did we get?
Rom-com and punching.
It's fantastic. Great job guys! ;D

Aaand for todays homework ::) here's a little info on the Immaculate order, specifically the prime symbols of the faith; the Immaculate Dragons.

THE IMMACULATE DRAGONS

The Immaculate Texts do not say whether the immaculate Dragons were born with their power or if they were merely Dragon-Blooded somehow elevated to the Immaculate state. Indeed, it is considered a secular waste of time to contemplate the origins of the Immaculate Dragons. It is suffi cient that, at the time of greatest need, the Elemental Dragons made themselves manifest in Creation as the Im-maculate Dragons. What’s important are their teachings and the deeds they performed while thus manifest.

EMULATION VS. WORSHIP

It is inappropriate to render up worship to the Immaculate Dragons (to say nothing of the Elemental Dragons). They are not part of the godly bureaucracies.
Instead, the Elemental Dragons made themselves manifest in the Immaculate Dragons in order to show mortals the correct means of emulating the ineffable dynamic that the Dragons themselves embody.
The Immaculate Dragons are not gods to be worshipped, but rather are the foremost inspirations for enlightened behavior. Through their example, mortals may understand proper action in accordance with the human experience in the cycle of rebirth.
Therefore, to worship the Immaculate Dragons is to lose sight of the message that they taught: Through proper action in successive lifetimes, mortals may one day embody the very powers that the Immaculate Dragons did. To worship a thing that one should aspire to be is foolishness, shackling oneself to a base existence instead of striving for true spiritual ascendance


DAANA’D Arbiter of the Immaculate Complaint

Capricious and rebellious was Daana’d, the Immaculate of Water, a maiden from the Far West. Although many claim that their arrogant refusal to obey is in emulation of this Immaculate Dragon, the rebellious ways of Daana’d were not the result of such blind vanity.
Rather, Daana’d understood the need within each being to be wholly sufficient within itself. She bowed her head to none, for those who wished her to do a thing were not enlightened until they did a thing themselves.
Likewise, she did not seek for others to do things on her behalf, for she was the very embodiment of capability.
Although the Anathema sought to lure her into their thrall, she spurned them, eschewing the seductions they laid before her. She turned aside all offers of power and wealth, asking what followers of Daana’d call the Question of Virtue: “If I did not gain these things on my own virtue, do they have worth?”
In all cases, the answer is a resounding No.
When the Anathema were thrown down, it was Daana’d who swam to the bottom of the deepest sea to lock away the gate to the Underworld, preventing them from returning to trouble the world of man. Her followers teach that, in this action, she taught true freedom: the freedom of dependence upon the cycle of death and rebirth to enlighten one.
Instead, the freedom-loving and self-sufficient seeker might find their enlightenment here and now.
Daana’d’s mon is the Crashing Wave That Swallows, symbolic of the plunge one must take in accepting full re-sponsibility for oneself, without reliance on others.

THE UNMANLY BABBLER

The Antithesis of Daana’d is the Unmanly Babbler. The Unmanly Babbler depends on others to do everything for him and finds his worth only in the praise of others. He cannot solve his own problems, and he whines until others do it for him. He cannot see that the true answer to every problem lies in his own Essence.

EMULATING DAANA’D

Mortals seek in Daana’d the inspiration for self-sufficiency. They understand that this is not selfishness—those in need are not ignored. In fact, the truly enlightened seeker tries to inspire others to self-sufficiency, aiding them where they are weak, that they may depend on themselves in the future.
Dragon-Blooded who truly follow Daana’d understand that all of the riches in the world are nothing before the ability to do for oneself. Those who truly seek to embody her Essence should work toward self-sufficiency as complete as possible. Daana’d’s teachings are considered vital for Water-aspected Dragon-Blooded to overcome their faults, for their elemental nature inclines them toward dependence on social interaction and chains of command
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 04, 2016, 02:20:14 AM
"The Unmanly Babbler" is somehow not as epic as the rest of the names of stuff in this game :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 04, 2016, 11:24:58 AM
Best name tho amiright? ;D

The question is though; as a trainee Immaculate Monk, how closely does Lanfen emulate Daana'd? :o DUNDUNDUN! ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 04, 2016, 08:09:27 PM
Aaaaaand for a little more background; here is a brief summary of how people practice the Faith.

The Diligent Practices

The expectations placed upon an ordinary devotee are relatively few and are defined as a set of five obligations that mark a follower of the Philosophy as being particularly devout. They are guidelines, however, so the average layperson does not have to follow them strictly, but the monks of the Order are expected to perform the Diligent Practices all the time.

1: Hear a recital of an Immaculate Text at least once a month, in the company of at least seventeen other followers of the Philosophy.

2: Respect and honor Spirits only according to the calendar and in the specific rites set down by the Immaculate Order, giving each spirit its due only insofar as it serves the harmony of Creation.

3: Imitate in word and deed the honorable behaviors of the Five Immaculate Dragons, the mortal incarnations of the Dragons of the Elements. Emulate the thoughts appropriate to your incarnation as decreed by the Immaculate Dragons.

4: Obey the Dragon-Blooded, who are the descendants and disciples of the Immaculate Dragons and are so close to enlightenment that their commands cannot cause a soul to stray from the Road.

5: Resist the commands of the Anathema to the fullest degree of the abilities of your present incarnation, and do not fall into despair.

The Diligent Practices tend to bring communities of disciples together strongly. Often, the official rituals in the temple each day are followed by discourses led by a prominent abbot or teacher of the Order, who will lead a guided meditation on her favorite Immaculate Dragon. These discourses are often designed to promote a community project or civic duty, so that a new public bath or marketplace or orphanage will be built or provided for. The Immaculate Philosophy thus brings real and practical benefits to the communities it touches. That these communities are strongly opposed to the Solar Exalted only pleases the Order and its sponsors the more.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 07, 2016, 03:49:23 PM
So. Headcannon. Polyamorous Lanying?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 07, 2016, 03:55:30 PM
Um, if by poly-amorous you mean crushing on two guys? Then yes, poly-amorous Lanying.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 08, 2016, 10:12:28 AM
Panaxerekerapitasatika

Katafomitisikity

Geneletema Beseleye

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 08, 2016, 10:27:35 AM
Those are great, I made my iPad read them aloud in three different languages and I'm laughing so hard XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 08, 2016, 10:29:11 AM
IS IT NOT THE BEST THING?? :D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 15, 2016, 12:35:53 AM
My Spanish textbook had the phrase "caballeros y dragones de chocolate" (chocolate dragons & gentlemen) and I immediately thought of Exalted for some reason XP I feel like if this RP had an "aesthetic" it would be that :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 10:18:28 AM
Well, when the bearded gentleman who invented Exalted was pitching the idea to a friend, that friend asked him why he didn't just call it Dinosaurs vs Robots.
And that was before he even knew about the beasts of resplendent liquid ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 15, 2016, 11:32:15 AM
The beasts of resplendent liquid?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 11:38:51 AM
Well, you know how Solars are the best at everything? Well the brainiest type of Solars are the Twilight Caste, they're all about alchemy and genetic engineering and stuff. Anyway, one day a Twilight decided that he wanted to mass produce heroin for his rituals. So he bred dinosaurs that peed liquid refined heroin.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 11:48:28 AM
And then he named them 'Beasts of resplendent liquid', because 'magic pee pee dinos' would sound silly.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 15, 2016, 12:23:47 PM
That's ridiculous, I love it XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 12:25:15 PM
It was one of the first things I learned about the game XD
The last known breeding pairs of the species are owned by the Guild [the largest trade conglomerate in the world] and it's part of the reason that they hold the monopoly on the drug trade.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 15, 2016, 12:47:06 PM
That is wonderful and strange XP
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 12:48:59 PM
The strangest thing isn't actually the dinosaurs. The strangest thing is that the guild has survived for as long and spread as far as it has despite the fact that there isn't A SINGLE EXALTED INVOLVED. AND THEY HAVE FACED SOLAR AND LUNAR OPPOSITION. FOR CENTURIES. THEY'RE MORTALS. ALL JUST MORTALS.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 15, 2016, 10:00:58 PM
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm0tc9FW4D1qzekiko1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 10:04:19 PM
^^^
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TTVVO3TeA5o/Ud7SoOziewI/AAAAAAAAGJY/wliTcLGVaqg/s1600/tumblr_mhi5jdtWrJ1rx1v6bo6_400.gif)
MORE EXALTED NEED TO BELIEVE THIS.
THERE IS A REASON THE UNDERWORLD IS RULED BY MAN.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 15, 2016, 10:04:47 PM
It is? Woah :o What's the underworld like?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 10:10:35 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3rgXBPnHpEMu0B54lO/giphy.gif)

Yah, mostly. Well, man and the deathlords. The deathlords are infinitely more powerful, but they rule less than and have less direct involvement than the human spirits.
What's it like? Hmm.... Well, remember that map of Creation I showed you before? The underworld is shaped the same, but well, it's shaped by the spiritual and religious environment of its corresponding location.
For instance; The Blessed Isle is the most peaceful, safe and prosperous region in Creation.
In the underworld that same space is occupied by a desolate wasteland, as ghosts in the Realm are almost instantly exorcised, and as the Immaculate Faith is the only real religion there and teaches for people to accept reincarnation as natural almost no one lingers as a ghost, and even if they do, the Faith forbids ancestor worship, so their ghosts are weak, sickly things.
Plus, ghosts arrive in the underworld with what they were buried with. This means that Guild merchants turn up with elaborate tomb-palaces and piles of wealth and weapons to keep them safe, whereas a Realm citizen would turn up with almost nothing, as they would leave everything to their families.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 15, 2016, 10:15:25 PM
Cool, that's neat 8)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 10:21:30 PM
I've always thought so :D

Basically the rule for ghosts is that the human soul is made of the hun [upper soul, logic and personality] and the po [lower soul, desire and emotion]. Upon death they split in half and are recycled, if they become a ghost you have two spirits walking around; a furious devouring beast and the person that died.
A ghost retains their Essence ranking that they had in life, so enlightened mortals have bigger badder ghosts than regular peeps.
The underworld itself is basically Mordor. It's a vast desert dotted with cities [graveyards and necropolises], endless wastes and weeping skies filled with pallid stars that only ever predict the inevitability of death.
The whole thing is built over an endless, maddening labyrinth of twisted, screaming ebony and obsidian, formed by the dying bellows of the Neverborn; primordials killed by Lanyings own ancestors.
But they're primordials, they have millions of souls, and ever time one soul dies it simply alters the shape of the primordial.
Primordials can't die.
But these ones did.
BUT THEY CAN'T. Death itself wasn't built to handle it, so the wheel of reincarnation had a hole punched in it, and the un-things that the primordials became formed the underworld, pinned between reality and oblivion, and they've been trying to die ever since.

Aaaand I've gone off on a massive tangent because that's what I've done but MORTALS
(https://thetvmouse.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/doctor-who-said-youre-not-important.gif)
STUPID. PATHETIC. FEEBLE LITTLE MORTALS. THEY ARE THE BEST THING ABOUT THE ENTIRE SETTING.
THERE IS NOT A SINGLE EXALT IN ALL OF CREATION THAT WAS NOT ONCE A MORTAL.
THERE IS NOT A SINGLE MORTAL THAT COULD NOT BECOME AN EXALTED.
The Agnis! The random guards! The Guild! Priests! Convicts!
(http://i.imgur.com/cIh6qMR.jpg)
THEY ARE THE ENTIRE AXLE THAT THE SETTING TURNS AROUND.
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE EXALTED.
IT'S ABOUT THE MORTALS.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 15, 2016, 11:46:58 PM
Wow. I have nothing to say to that. That's really intense and that honestly sucks since now the Primordials are stuck in oblivion for eternity and the souls of everyone else have to get trapped in their makeshift  custom death realm e-e

"White people"
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 15, 2016, 11:54:40 PM
Oh it's worse than that. The Primordials are jammed in the plug hole. They can't fit into Oblivion, they never built reality to handle their absence. Basically; imagine that your name, which is just a label for your identity, began to bloat and swell as every single piece of information that could be used to describe you vanishes out of existence entirely until most of you doesn't exist.
But it doesn't end.
You can't fall asleep, you can't die. It just goes on forever as your melancholy and agony takes physical form as hundreds of miles of mazes and labyrinths above you.
The only way they can end their pain is if they totally destroy Creation, Heaven, everything.
As for ghosts, eh, they can have pretty sweet lives in the underworld. It's basically the same as Creation; the rich are rich, the poor are poor.
Admittedly the rich occasionally imprison a bunch of souls and then torture them until they would rather spend eternity in agony as soulsteel than go through with another instant.

And yes. "White people"
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 16, 2016, 01:38:56 AM
This game is so neat O^O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 16, 2016, 06:34:26 AM
Woah 0.0 I feel really bad for the Primordials now 9_9

Wait, so, soulsteel means an eternity of agony?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 16, 2016, 11:03:03 AM
The Primordials feel bad for the Primordials too.
And yes; eternal agony. There is no way to reverse the process. In fact, soulsteel artifacts emit a faint hum when not in use, that's the souls screaming at the top of their lungs.
There are soulsteel daiklaves that beg for forgiveness as they kill, and soulsteel armor sometimes bleeds if its damaged.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 16, 2016, 11:24:59 AM
...I now feel bad for soul steel too 9~9
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 16, 2016, 11:53:35 AM
Soulsteel is the worst fate in the setting. Even worse than getting dream eaten.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 16, 2016, 11:54:25 AM
...even worse than Primordials' fate? And what's dream eaten?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 16, 2016, 12:03:51 PM
Let me rephrase that; it's the worst fate that can befall a mortal or Exalted.
Being dream eaten is when a fae eats your emotions until you have no Virtues, Willpower or personality left. The Guild sells dream eaten slaves and concubines to the highest bidder. They're exceedingly expensive because they're incapable of saying 'no'.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 16, 2016, 12:07:48 PM
So it's basically like people who have received the Dementor's Kiss?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 16, 2016, 03:30:36 PM
Yes! Exactly! Except they still have a soul.

UNRELATED, but check these out ;D

(http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~tuelean/Junk/exalted.jpg)

(https://qendi.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/633517249793241445-exalted-combat-this-might-take-100-dice-but-its-going-to-end-in-awesome-motivational.jpg)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 19, 2016, 03:02:57 PM
Nopitopusu
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 19, 2016, 03:34:06 PM
NOPITOPUSU
AN INHUMAN SOUND HAS JUST ESCAPED MY BODY
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 19, 2016, 03:41:28 PM
DID YOU JUST EXALT?!? BECAUSE I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE. THIS IS A SIGN FROM THE PATTERN SPIDERS.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 19, 2016, 04:04:05 PM
WHAT TYPE OF EXALTED AM I IF I EXALT VIA INHUMAN LAUGHTER
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 19, 2016, 04:07:57 PM
PROBABLY AN EXIGENT. MAYBE A LUNAR.

YES YES YES A LUNAR WITH AN OCTOPUS SPIRIT ANIMAL.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 20, 2016, 01:35:27 AM
WONDERFUL
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 20, 2016, 10:50:56 AM
YES A BIG TERRIFYING LUNAR WHO PUT ALL OF THEIR POINTS INTO DODGE AND STEALTH AND ONE POINT INTO LINGUISTICS SO THEY KNOW OLD REALM AND THE SECOND SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS THEY TURN INTO THEIR SPIRIT SHAPE WHICH HAPPENS TO BE A 12 INCH OCTOPUS AND NOPE ON OUT OF THERE WHILE SAYING NOPE IN OLD REALM.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 20, 2016, 10:54:21 AM
I want to draw this now O^O Are glasses a thing in this world?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 20, 2016, 10:55:30 AM
Yes. But in uncivilized areas they use beryl stones instead. You can find plenty of glasses, monocles and opera glasses in any nation that has glass grinding technology tho :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 20, 2016, 10:57:27 AM
'Kay cool. I got this. I've never drawn an octopus before. But I shall try.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 20, 2016, 10:58:34 AM
I just realized that you are going to draw an octopus with glasses I am so excited.

Btw, guess how you write 'Nope' in Old Realm? :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 20, 2016, 11:00:58 AM
Nopu?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 20, 2016, 11:02:27 AM
Actually it's just Nope. BUT YOUR VERSION IS SO MUCH BETTER XD

"Nopunopunopunopunopu!" *Nopitopuses to safety*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 20, 2016, 11:15:17 AM
*Nopitopusus to safety*
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 20, 2016, 11:21:06 AM
Changed it.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 21, 2016, 10:07:56 AM
This is the most time and effort I've put into a joke before but I am enjoying myself XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 21, 2016, 12:40:58 PM
 ;D I am excite.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 24, 2016, 09:07:08 AM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2431842.jpg)

This is the first drawing I did with a new program and I'm not sure how I feel about that XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 24, 2016, 10:51:52 AM
Pan your art has changed my life.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 24, 2016, 10:56:14 AM
In a good way, or
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 24, 2016, 10:57:11 AM
GOOD WAY. O^O
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 24, 2016, 10:58:53 AM
Yay! ;D
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 24, 2016, 11:00:44 AM
"Nopitopusu out" XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 24, 2016, 11:10:34 AM
The Nopitopusu is having none of whatever is happening.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 24, 2016, 11:21:25 AM
Not one bit of it. No one else even knows it's happening.
But Nopitopusu?
Nothing gets past the Nopitopusu.
NOTHING.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 24, 2016, 11:24:56 AM
Did it put a lot of points in perception? Is perception even a thing you can put points in?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 24, 2016, 11:28:57 AM
YES. Perception and Awareness combined are what let you tell when NOPE is trying to sneak up on you. And Wits and Awareness is what lets you have your turn earlier than other folks.
Nopitopusu always has his turn first.
His turn is Nope.
It's always Nope.
Dodge charms, Athletics charms, he has many forms of Nope.
Maybe even a Perfect Defense for Ultra Nope.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 24, 2016, 12:05:13 PM
But never yes.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 24, 2016, 12:05:57 PM
*Nods* It's his curse.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 27, 2016, 03:47:06 PM
I was playing with a fantasy name generator and it just gave me Agni O.o
Not as good as when it gave me Kevin
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 27, 2016, 03:47:49 PM
XD GLORIOUS
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 28, 2016, 04:57:03 PM
A bit of info that caught my eye on Tv Tropes, and that slipped my attention when I was explaining the world to you guys >.<

Exalted uses a dating system starting with the founding of the (second) Realm, and has a rather different calendar inside each year also. The year is divided into 15 months (ascending, resplendent, and descending Element, where Element is one of Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Wood (not in that order)), plus five days of Calibration, when spirits are at their strongest and the gods are all partying.

- Well if you are going to pedantic about it (and I am) Calibration is not part of the year, the five days of calibration do not belong to either the year before or the year after.

- The various different regimes use different calendars, many of which will be in use at the same time in different places. The nominal "start of game" year would therefore be Realm Year 768; 4878 Dawn of Autochthonia; Year 4999 of Our Everlasting Glory and the Year of the Mouse in the Bronze Era of the 11th Epoch the Dragon-Blooded Shogunate.

- Being Exalted, it also has an extremely alternative calendar — the Calendar of Setesh, which not only tracks time in the Underworld, it actually cements the concept of time passing in a linear fashion down there.


So Lanying is 17 in Creation years, which are 425 days of 25 hours each long.

As for the aforementioned Calibration; At the end of each year the stars vanish for five days and the sun and moon don't rise. During this time all of the Gods and spirits take time off to relax as the laws of physics slacken and realign.
This is also the only time that third circle Demons [the living embodiment's of the primordials] can be summoned. Because of this, all summoners capable of performing such a feat invite one another to gigantic feasts through out calibration, to make sure that none of them summons Ligier or something like that.
Aaaand of course mortals get in on the fun; gifts and treats are exchanged throughout the five days, as going outside is usually a bad idea...
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 29, 2016, 01:35:21 AM
Well that sounds like a mess e-e
So Lanying is really twenty? In our years?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 29, 2016, 10:07:53 AM
It is a mess. It's what life was like in our world before the calender's were standardized.

Yup! Twenty. However, a 17 year old in Creation is [virtually] identical to a 17 year old in the real world. Even though they've lived longer. It's weird.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 29, 2016, 05:24:34 PM
BTW: Someone once told me that short people [like Lanying] can't be grapplers.

Well.

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/02041257e86bb89e1e1d796b7d7f79fb/tumblr_inline_o0wvejhtRg1rwz9dl_500.gif)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 01, 2016, 04:36:32 AM
^true
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 01, 2016, 12:28:36 PM
Since when do you post on here? :o Not that I'm complaining ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 07, 2016, 10:25:10 PM
*Chants in hideous forgotten language not meant for the ears of mortals*

(http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/downhill-freeride/704128d1359601749t-new-school-gravity-bikes-thread-necromancy-thread-necromancy-demotivational-poster-1271554886.jpg)

MUAHAHAHAHAHA! I got bored so it's time to raise my favorite poster dumping ground/soap box DISCUSSION THREAD back from the dead >:D

I don't have to explain this one:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OXscir8K5Hs/UUh-sEO10gI/AAAAAAAADvQ/BjL0Znx57lM/s400/The_Melancholy_of_Haruhi_Suzumiya_Haruhi_SuzumiyaHe_knew_she_was_there_by_the_joy_and_fear_that_overwhelmed_his_heart_demotivational_poster_Kyon_Haruhi_Suzumiya_SOS_Brigade_clubroom_books_school_uniform_sailor_fuku.jpg)

Fighting Lunars can get weird.
(http://i.imgur.com/OVGaz.jpg)

This game has so many rules. But when you add it all up and realize how much damage you just did and how far you sent that demon flying and how far away people heard it? Then it's all worth while.
(https://static.spiceworks.com/attachments/post/0013/5957/633517249793241445-exalted-combat--.jpg)

Frankly once you get a pair of Grand Daiklaves the game is over. You won.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/7b/27/7f7b2726d652ac254f829d3e96a9b5ae.jpg)

PERFECT DEFENSE.
(http://orig07.deviantart.net/9fff/f/2011/301/9/9/infernal__s_wrath_by_golentan-d4e7spe.jpg)

One caste of Solars can learn the charms of other exalts. Including aaall of those Terrestrial charms.
(http://i.imgur.com/p4cZc.jpg)

Social Excellency: 5 motes and they all believe and agree with you.
(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/830/577/e3d.jpg)

Yozi are a big deal. Walking worlds tend to be. Don't look directly at them. Don't think about them too hard. Just get out of the way.
(http://orig02.deviantart.net/9309/f/2009/264/c/e/yozi_on_creation_by_torkbacklash.jpg)

I can never remember the rules for how to create a flying manse. I just want you to know that they exist.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n_ZjsTlQ9b0/U9Pzui4BWLI/AAAAAAAADcE/cOWQxJ8p4Kw/w750-h600/a2cdbc3a-8252-4fa1-840f-d720e94e3253)

Warstriders get big. BIIIIIG.
(http://orig09.deviantart.net/7d21/f/2014/258/f/6/warstriders_by_golentan-d7zcjs4.jpg)

The Ward flaw allows you to start with extra levels or abilities in exchange for having a vulnerable/naive character that you have to protect. Agni has a few points in it, hence his high stats [by mortal standards anyway].
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/3139541965_a4f82ab97f_o.jpg)

DYNAST PARENTING ;D
(http://www.belloflostsouls.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/highlander-babies-demotivational-poster1.jpg?240c48)

Most behemoths are dead or hidden. But not in the West. In the West they COULD BE ANYWHERE.
(http://i42.tinypic.com/5d042b.jpg)

The Wyld is fun :3 bring the kids, they'll get superpowers.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/Killfalcon/motivator8182772.jpg)

Don't try and cut in front of an Exalt in a queue. Just don't.
(http://www.belloflostsouls.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DemotivationalPoster.jpg)

A lot of charms remove the upper limit on the range of attacks. Sometime, somewhere, that arrow will ruin someones day.
(http://www.geneticanomaly.com/RPG-Motivational/slides/exalted.jpg)

If you're gonna get a magical, diamond sharp bulldozer blade, you might as well get a big one.
(http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/shadowdepository/rpg/exalted_daiklave.jpg)

So many bits, and it takes so long to put them together.
(http://www.xdtalk.com/gallery/data/541/medium/Exalted-XD-01-sm72.jpg)

I know that the whole 'being an Anathema' thing is a bit of a turn off but sometimes you want to turn into a bear.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/f5/a8/d6/f5a8d6d3deabfaa51e17e0519d92329f.jpg)

I dunno. This one's just cute :3
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/27/98/eb/2798eb9dff0cb311ca2a4030fc52e7b8.jpg)

'UM I think you put enough motes in that excellency!'
'SHUT UP I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING'
(http://static.zerochan.net/Anima%3A.Beyond.Fantasy.full.84066.jpg)

TROOTH.
(http://rpg.go-ghoti.com/Motivators/Elder%20Dragon%20Blooded.jpg)

Easiest way to kill an Exalt of any type? Wait for them to have a bath.
(http://i12.tinypic.com/6433mft.jpg)

The official reaction for whenever Lanying tries to do something intellectual.
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv160/bayonder/motivator3758301a2bd3e01db04bb02c61.jpg)

Silksteel robe, Orichalcum mitre and red Jade prayer wheel. Not canon art, but suits it perfectly.
(http://orig06.deviantart.net/0236/f/2007/363/a/2/anima______16_by_wen_m.jpg)

Most Exalts who practice ranged combat learn charms that let them store infinite ammo Elsewhere. Others just improvise.
(http://orig08.deviantart.net/b9d8/f/2009/152/5/6/alterego_artwork04_leraje_by_kometani.jpg)

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 08, 2016, 02:42:47 AM
Most of the pictures aren't showing up :P
Edit: Never mind, they are now :P
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 08, 2016, 03:31:28 AM
Since when do you post on here? :o Not that I'm complaining ::)
Since you mentioned short people being cool.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 08, 2016, 09:41:40 AM
Oh no ::) now how am I supposed to get rid of you ;)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: |ĸιrα| on February 08, 2016, 09:51:21 AM
::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 15, 2016, 10:12:26 PM
GUYS. THERE'S A BLOG FULL OF OUT OF CONTEXT D&D QUOTES.
THEY HAVE AN EXALTED SECTION.
I PRESENT: OUT OF CONTEXT EXALTED QUOTES.

Story Teller: “So, have you all decided what you’re gonna do in the time skip?”
Player:“I want to experience murderous gorillas.”

Player: “You used the phrase ‘male energies’ and it all went downhill from there.”

Player: “And this is my wife.”
Horrifying Shapeless Abomination: *bangs on the walls of its cage*
Player: “Fine! Ex-wife.”

“You’re torturing the flower?”
“If it screams, it can be interrogated.”

“Don’t you guys have twitter in hell?”
“No.  Only Myspace.”

Fire-Aspected Dragon-Blooded: “And I also say I know another teahouse.”
Heroic Mortal: “Do you know every teahouse in the Creation?”
Fire-Aspected Dragon-Blooded: “Most. I have read the Harek Carask’s Guide to Teahouses three times."

“I am going to counterattack ALL OF YOUR TEETH. TWICE.” -A Zenith discovering the fun of defensive combos

“I’m pretty sure the paddy fields are an anathema conspiracy.”

Player [after being bitten by a pattern spider]: “It doesn’t matter that I have rheumatism, at least I’m not ugly!”

Player: Does beatboxing exist in this world?
Story Teller: Noooo, but I suppose it could be invented.
Player: Sweet. Guys, guess what I just created.

Player: "So basically, to make soulsteel full plate I have to torture a dozen ghosts until they beg me to end their living suffering and begin their unending torment as my codpiece."

Player: "So I've figured out how to get my effective Essence to 17."
Story Teller: "What? Wait, don't high Essence expenditures screw with the Loom of Fate? I wonder how many Pattern Spiders you'll piss off if you start spending motes like that.
Player: "They should be less worried about tangles in the Loom and more worried about when it grows arms and starts to crochet itself."

Player: "I have a cunning plan"
Story Teller: "Not if it involves training monkeys again you don't"
Player: "I have an okay plan"

Player 1: "We can't seduce every Wyld Hunt the ST throws at us"
Player 2: "Not with that attitude we can't!"

Player: "So, should I make my robot out of ghosts or Demons?"
Story Teller: "Do you want the cupholders to fill your commuter mug with salty tears or try to bite you?"
Player: "I really want both of those things"

Player: "Making out with an Exalted is a horrible idea. I mean, Exalted win. It's what they do. So they're gonna try to win the whole time, and that means they're going to be stunting the whole time. And that means they're going to be popping two dice stunts the whole time. And the rule of two dice stunting is that you have to involve the environment somehow. Spiderman smooching his girlfriend upside down? That's the bare minimum.
If you're anything less than a heroic mortal you won't make it past the five minute mark.
If you're another Exalt then it'll take at least a day and by the time you're done the local mortals will have based a martial art around sloppy Solar makeouts."

Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 16, 2016, 02:37:29 AM
Amazing XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 31, 2016, 10:51:50 PM
I KNOW THIS THREAD = DEAD but I was reading a webcomic and a dragon blooded just turned up and he's a Ledaal. I also really like him. He's v cool. That is all, go about your day.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2016, 11:34:08 PM
Guys.
Guys.
Guys.
The third edition of Exalted has come out.
There's new Exaltations.
A martial art that gives you a beard that eats people.
And the art is finally awesome :D

(http://projects.inklesspen.com/fatal-and-friends/images/407a9b20b89106f726152bb2351eb24a3ff784dcbe69a506e6a42abb0370d6b4.jpeg)
(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/images/4261/145501.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/iYtP9uC.jpg)
(http://projects.inklesspen.com/fatal-and-friends/images/206b7df75dd3b14d641e151eaef35c9b8646b006f54222856e7d1f3b98cd95b9.jpeg)
(http://projects.inklesspen.com/fatal-and-friends/images/12badf97a824124bb6076fcec23343284d22fcc1332425cc6cf5561e7493d7f8.jpeg)
(http://projects.inklesspen.com/fatal-and-friends/images/8e5a49cf0ec16c0e614b467f81411606c8b289bed10bb6bf9a686cfae1f01f69.jpeg)
(https://doc-0o-18-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/ha0ro937gcuc7l7deffksulhg5h7mbp1/j9sr7kvvrbqpu7s6b1tg9flsebiun0lj/1465300800000/06843456858152100364/*/0B4tvd3LODXnvblFUVWVBb3BmNXM)
(http://i0.wp.com/www.acrosstheboardgames.net/wp-content/uploads/MZRyr72.jpg?w=900)
(https://doc-0k-18-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/ha0ro937gcuc7l7deffksulhg5h7mbp1/95n7qgiisdla38jgea607ecn38ojdt3o/1465300800000/06843456858152100364/*/0B4tvd3LODXnvdGZmVVI4c0JPbXM)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2016, 11:51:23 PM
A martial art that gives you a beard that eats people
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2016, 11:52:25 PM
Yes.
Also Exalted based on Fullmetal Alchemist.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2016, 11:53:30 PM
!!!
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 07, 2016, 11:54:26 PM
INDEED.
I haven't looked up any of the changes yet BUT STILL

EDIT: Oki Pan I found the quote but not the details;

Savage Witch Style, a style used by those hardened, wizened old ancients who live on the Steppes on the edge of the Wyld in the Near North. It is an unclassified offensive style that uses the growth of a long, carnivorous beard as its main method of attack. Users of Savage Witch are known to have bestial claws on their hands and feet, run on air, and release swarms of flesh-eating one-eyed bats from their beards. The horrifying signature technique of Savage Witch is when the beard splits open into a giant, many-toothed maw and slams shut like an iron maiden around an opponent, devouring them completely.

Also I forgot about these ones but they are awesome so I'm putting them here.

Dreaming Pearl Courtesan, a fighting style popularized by courtiers and consorts in southern polities, where a member of the royal seraglio is just as likely to be a spy, assassin, and bodyguard. Dreaming Pearl is both a "soft" and "hard" style with offensive and defensive emphasis. It uses an eclectic blend of courtesan's tools, including folding war fans, razor-lined sleeves and skirt-hems, sinuous dancing motions, and even one's own hair to attack. The signature jutsu of Dreaming Pearl Courtesan transforms you into a massive flying carp dragon.

Silver-Voiced Nightingale Style, a "hard" and "soft" offensive style that utilizes musical (sonic) weaponry, primarily your voice, to debilitate a target and end a fight before it starts. Used as a "hard" style, the voice can be shaped to blow a heavy oak door to flinders, put cracks in a stone wall, and bring down rotten or loose tonnage on the heads of your enemies. Used "soft" it can paralyze, stun, and disorient. The signature technique allows you to strike a foe with your voice like a solid fist.

Monkey Style, a "soft" offensive style that emphasizes conservation of force to turn a larger opponent's strength and momentum against them. The signature jutsu involves punching someone in the balls really hard.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 09, 2016, 01:34:24 PM
I love that this is all nicely, officially worded, and then "punching someone in the balls really hard" ::)
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 09, 2016, 02:10:53 PM
Why did you think I saved that one for last? ;D

But actually the way that style works is that it lets you see peoples chakras, or in this case the ones that govern that persons virtues. Then you aim for their biggest virtue and you punch them there, but instead of hitting them, you hit their chakra.
Which hurts.
A lot.
So like if they have a tonne of  Willpower you punch them in the forehead.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 09, 2016, 02:30:48 PM
What chakra is in the balls
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 09, 2016, 02:35:06 PM
Valor, obviously ;D why do you think people say brave people are 'ballsy'? ::) Well technically the valor chakra is in the general groin area, so it's the same place on males and females.

[Also Chakras are round so TECHNICALLY you always hit them in the balls, the only thing that changes is how many]
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 09, 2016, 02:46:59 PM
So the braver you are the more likely you are to get punched in the balls?
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 09, 2016, 02:49:19 PM
If you fight a Monkey Style martial artist yes. :D
So Lanying would get kicked in the groin. Agni would not.
ALSO in that martial art you can take your chakras out of your own body and use them to parry attacks and hit people.
So you can hit people in the balls with your balls.
This game was made by mature adults ::)

EDIT:

[Just ignore this part, It's kinda boring. I'm Just posting this here so I can find it if I need it]

Aside from a myriad of small, local currencies used in more remote locales, Creation has two major currencies: Silver and Jade. They are backed by the Guild (a loose but widespread connection of Traders)and The Realm, respectively. Many locales use both interchangeably.

The Silver Dinar is the basic unit of the silver currency, but it is often cut into pieces for smaller transactions.For large transactions, 400 dinars add up to one Dirham, four of which add up to one Silver Talent, though that is not typically minted.

Jade is a magical material, as such it is very valuable. Since the smallest unit of currency actually made from Jade is worth a lot, the Jade currency actually comes with a form of paper money, Jade Scrip. It's smallest unit is a copper coin, the Yen. You can get about a day's worth of food for that, and is is also commonly split. 8 Yen are worth 1 Siu, a copper coin specially treated to be of a brown colour. 2 Siua (16 Yen) are worth one paper Qian, a red&brown paper note depicting a lion. 8 Quian (128 Yen) are worth one Koku.

Actual Jade currency is also used, but obviously of high value. 8 paper Koku are worth one Jade Obol [1024 yen]. The only thing standardized about an Obol is it's size and weight, it comes with all forms of markings and emblems.
Obols also get split, simply because of their high value. A quarter Obol is called a Bit, though of course their actual size can vary.
Eight Obols are worth one Shekel, a small jade bar. A Shekel is thus worth 64 Kokus or Silver Dinars - four times the income of a normal household with two working adults in a year. That's over eight-thousand Yen.
As for a Mina, a Mina is worth two Shekels.

If you really want to adapt it to real world currency think of a yen as $5

In game terms, one Shekel would put you at Resources 2, whereas one Talent would be 3.
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 08, 2016, 06:50:53 PM
Okay best art in the world must share. Most of it's by a guy called Zhong Fenghua. He is amazing and he does heaps of myth inspired images. You should totally check him out but I'm pretty sure that at least one of his works is NSFW. I mean it's still a really gorgeous work of art [no sarcasm, it's incredible] but it has boobs in it so be warned.

This guy is the best picture of an Infernal [which I can't say more about for spoilery reasons] but their whole theme is corrupted materials which are mostly blackened with traces of color left [like this dudes stuff] and being badasses with anger/control/love/betrayal issues. They're pretty freaking powerful, on par with solars in a lot of areas, in some they even exceed them.

(http://s2.narvii.com/image/jguazvatdhherf7ode3h67gcvfyatujb_hq.jpg)

Either Lunar Exalted with orichalchum and silksteel armor or a Solar Exalted beastman with the same. Funny thang, the guy in the picture is Son Goku, the monkey king. Who was supposed to be the worlds greatest martial artist and fought with a staff in the story "Journey to the West", which is where I get the name for the rp from and the idea of having a martial artist with a bo staff as the protag :D
Of course I had no way of knowing that Lanying would have the same virtues as him ::)

(https://i.imgur.com/5fX6hqTh.jpg)

Lunars can increase their size when in spirit animal shape, to the size of 'A sanity shattering behemoth whose shadow blankets cities', I like to think that it would look a little something like this pic.
Also It's probably a pretty good estimation of what it would look like if Lanying ever used that comet catching parry.

(http://img.zcool.cn/community/01f9a255445f620000019ae98b99d6.jpg@900w_1l_2o)

Solar manse

(http://i0.wp.com/www.iamag.co/features/itsart/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Zhong-Fenghua-21.jpg?resize=746%2C336)

Army of ghosts protecting their city

(http://read.html5.qq.com/image?src=forum&q=5&r=0&imgflag=7&imageUrl=http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/mmbiz/0DSXLNibvwCAWIibGDdoSQwdykic1br4vRnykZibQo6RFibrPicdPGibTMklerB3GMyia9AMXSg77q0HiazMZ2Hlk8t8bxA/0?wx_fmt=jpeg)

Mass combat [this is that staff Son Goku was supposed to use]

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tzKzciykupM/Vdwb19GUW7I/AAAAAAAAAFU/8ELb8LJG7b8/w800-h800/6aa09e8fjw1eu2g9r248aj21hc0zlk08.jpg)

EDIT: I found some Fae characters that are damn near perfect examples  :D

http://exalted.xi.co.nz/wiki/Kurulham/LongLeggedPavan

http://exalted.xi.co.nz/wiki/WaiyaddoNoDan/DyingStar

http://exalted.xi.co.nz/wiki/OhJames/RakshaChallengeUno

http://exalted.xi.co.nz/wiki/OhJames/Temptations

When Lanfen hugs Lanying

(http://img.ifcdn.com/images/fff58c6e9ca984225ab7e4f3564354258bc5b25e6cee94fa4d9d862b8e135406_1.jpg)

Dexterity 4 Martial arts 4 b like

(http://media.yourdailymedia.com/4/tumblr_mm4yatqqvM1ruy5p4o1_400.gif)
(http://media.yourdailymedia.com/4/holy_crap_wow.gif)

Dexterity 4 Dodge 4 b like

http://img.ifcdn.com/videos/10eea4ae09601c973a5d493cf3c878c3b5f023fbc45295059673c56754780d5a_1.mp4
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 12:14:51 PM
Woah you changed the title of this. I thought I kissed 34 pages of some other topic :o
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 12:19:20 PM
I wanted to call it something more realistic ::) it doesn't make sense to call it a question/headcanon thread when no one has asked a question or posted a headcanon in months and I just use it for posting text walls and pretty pictures ;D
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 12:27:21 PM
Weren't you gonna post something? :P
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 12:28:34 PM
Yah, a text wall. HENCE THE NAME ::) It takes a while to type tho typey typey
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 12:30:35 PM
But you typey fast
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 12:31:41 PM
Since when do I typey fast? :D

INTIMACIES: Intimacies are basically things that your character cares about enough to influence the way they act. Intimacies are tied to virtues with each virtue representing a rough category of things a person might care about. Compassion represents things (usually people) that the character loves. Conviction represents goals the character works towards, from “murder THAT guy” to “Eliminate all traces of the Great Contagion”. Valor represents self-image, traits the character prides about herself. “Priestess of Luna” for example, or “Greatest Swordsman in the East”. Temperance commands taboos, things the character would never, ever do, like “Turn my sword on innocents” or “Have Sex before marriage”. Temperance also contains controlled vices, for example, a character who drinks regularly but in always careful never to a) become an alcoholic or b) get completely trashed.
Much like a characters attributes, intimacies range from one to five dots, with one dot being something a character cares about, three dots is something a character would risk death to protect, and five being something that is central to a characters being.
A character may begin play with a number of dots of intimacies in a virtue equal to the rating of the virtue. No character may begin play with an intimacy rated higher than three dots.
Effects of Intimacy
In addition to affecting the character’s defense values during social combat Intimacies can also assist a character in other ways. When a character takes an action that supports the intimacy, she may add the intimacy’s rating in dice to the action. She may do this a number of times per scene equal to the rating of her virtue. (ex. Knott the White has compassion 2, with a four dot intimacy towards his daughter, an Abyssal named Terror, and a two dot intimacy towards a crush, Nerine. Twice per scene, he could add four dice to any action intended to help Terror, or two dice towards any action intended to help Nerine. Either of those intimacies would count against the compassion cap, but his intimacy in valor of “Go big or go home” would count separately)
Building and Eroding Intimacies
Like the human heart, intimacies can be fickle things, changing rapidly in strength and number. Any time a character takes a action boosted by intimacy dice, the rating of the intimacy may change. If a character takes an action boosted by an intimacy, and fails, the rating of the intimacy instantly drops by one, as doubts creep into the character’s mind. An intimacy’s rating may only be changed once per scene in this manner.  (ex. Razor-petaled Rose has a three dot valor intimacy of “Best swordswoman in the South”. She tags this intimacy during a fight with an Infernal who has come to covert her people to Yozi worship, in order to add dice to an attack. Her attack misses, and she wonders if the taunting Infernal might be better than her. This shaken faith lowers the intimacy by one dot. If she tags it again later, she gains fewer dice, but if she fails again, it does not lose another dot.)
Building intimacies works much the same way. If the character succeeds at an action with the intimacy, with a difficulty of at least (the current rating +1), then the intimacy increases in strength. Again, intimacies may only be modified in this way once per scene. Starting a new intimacy works the same way, with the player tagging the desire intimacy for an action. If the action succeeds, the new intimacy has been established. [E.g. Lanying has built a Compassion intimacy towards Agni, starting at one dot and growing over time, Li has a Temperance intimacy to prevent his family [coughcoughLanyingandLanfencoughcough] from embarrassing him.]

Once an intimacy has been raised to five dots, things work a little differently. A five dot intimacy is also known as a motivation, something central to a character that defines many of the actions they take. A character may only have one motivation per virtue. (all other intimacies are capped at four). When a character succeeds at a difficult action(diff. 5+) that supports one of her motivations, she instead gains a point of temporary willpower. If she fails, the intimacy does not immediately drop, instead, the character may roll willpower at a difficulty of the difference between the success threshold and the character’s result. On a success, the motivation does not diminish. Even on a failure, the character may spend a point of willpower to keep the intimacy at five dots.
Motivations can be things like;
Valor: "I WANNA BE THE VERY BEST LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS"
Conviction: "I will change the world"
Compassion: "TRUUUUUUU LUUUUUUUV"
Temperance: "Inner peace"
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 12:32:35 PM
Since as long as you've run Exalted, at least :P

I don't ready this type of thing fast so I will respond later :P
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 12:37:10 PM
Huh, that cool, I didn't know I was fast. I FEEL VALID O^O
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 12:43:52 PM
We've said you're fast before :P But ye, you are the sanic typer
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 12:51:16 PM
I AM sanic O^O
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 12:52:21 PM
But not super sanic. I'm officially super sanic, you know
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 12:56:41 PM
But no that is a lie
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 12:58:53 PM
NO OK exactly ONE YEAR AGO LAST WEDNESDAY my friend lost a bet and now I am eternally super sanic. It's official.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 12:59:12 PM
Was that friend IDK
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:00:23 PM
Lol no actually it wasn't. It was this other good friend that always loses bets to me until last Saturday when I made a very foolish mistake ;-;
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:01:46 PM
gurl gimme the deets
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:04:44 PM
Ok so at my other other friend's birthday party in January there was this controversy over inviting some people. My friend insisted that they weren't there and I said they were. So then I rewatched this video that we took of us making demon noises and they weren't there which kinda raised a red flag but I still made the bet anyway because I was an arrogant fool. They were invited but didn't come and now my ego has taken a blow ;-;
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:06:03 PM
Does your folly know no bounds

Also y wer u making demon noises
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:10:12 PM
We just...were XD My friend asked us all to sit on her and then we started vocalizing and then our voice cracked after awhile so we purposefully started voice-crack wailing at different pitches so it sounded discordant and then my friend played the video in slow-mo and we got d e m o n s (no broken glass tho XP)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:12:08 PM
Okay childe whatever u say ::)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:12:56 PM
I'd send you the audio if I could find it because it's hilarious
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:14:24 PM
That would be a gift and I would give bonus experience points for it ;D
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:16:37 PM
IDK is re sending me it, yay ;D
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:16:54 PM
DUUUUUUDE
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:22:38 PM
Ok I'm trying to figure out how to post just the audio but I can't stop listening to this and laughing (I really hope my mom doesn't here bc what would she think :o )
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:25:13 PM
Pm it to me? :P
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:27:26 PM
I'm trying to upload the video, lel. I can't find the slow-mo version tho but we still sound like demons ::)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:29:15 PM
XD
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:41:31 PM
I GOT IT. Okay u get 10 experience for demons.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 01:44:36 PM
Yay!! ;D
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 01:46:23 PM
I have completely forgotten how much you guys already had O__O but whatever it is I'll probably have to double or triple it when Pan finishes the comic ::) I am a horrible gm ;D
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 19, 2016, 05:27:27 PM
Cat I wanna hear too that sounds amazing XD

Also. Speaking of the comic. There may be a style change between pages one and two because I drew a lot on vacation and my art looks different now, at least to me. I'm gonna try and keep it consistent but who knows how this will work out :P
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 06:03:38 PM
IT SOUNDS LIKE D E M O N S

DUUUUUDE U GOTTA SHOW MEEEEE O^O I am so excited for this

Edit: Query; do you guys actually like having the dice rolling mechanics in the rp? Like do you want more or less. Cause combat in particular can get a bit of a drag I know :P let alone bloody gateway ::)
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 19, 2016, 06:09:10 PM
I have nothing to show right now I have one half-lined page and it is currently inaccessible to me :P

Honestly the hardest part of dice rolls is copy-pasting the results because my iPad is dumb sometimes :P

ALSO I absorbed the text wall on the ride home and does this mean that we get extra dice when attempting to seduce Agni
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 06:11:33 PM
Dang dangit :P

I keep forgetting u don't use a computer o_o

UMMMMMMMM I've made a mistake >__< no, you get automatic successes without rolling for them.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 11:30:30 PM
Absorbed? And yeah sometimes it's difficult on my tiny iPhone/iPod screen :P But it's fine. Pan I'll send you the vid once I get my phone back
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 11:35:01 PM
that's really the only way to process that much text. You just gotta pour it all over u and let it soak in. That's what I always do ;D

Speking of my current text wall is a place set in Exalted space I did not know there was places in Exalted space o_o
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 19, 2016, 11:43:28 PM
Oooh I gotta read that!

Teach me your ways of absorbing text walls :0
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2016, 11:47:54 PM
Gotta read what the space thing? ???

I cannot it is a superpower u gotta be born with it but it kinda looks like this [skip to 3:57] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QzofwqELao
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 20, 2016, 12:58:48 AM
By absorbed I mean that first I read it but did not really comprehend anything because sleep deprivation, then I realized what it meant :P
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 20, 2016, 01:27:31 AM
Ah, I getcha. I absorb text that way when I read articles for school. Aka how I finish reading tests early :P
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 20, 2016, 10:44:43 AM
I really gotta read things twice like

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9edyqSPIb1r0hqyw.jpg)

"So THAT's how excellencies work..."
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 20, 2016, 10:55:37 AM
Excellencies?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 20, 2016, 11:34:12 AM
Basically you pay motes to get extra dice on a roll using that ability. So punching someone? Put 5 motes in the Martial arts excellency and you get five extra dice on that attack.
Persuading someone? 5 motes on the Presence excellency and you get 5 extra dice.
But there are different amounts that each Exalted can spend and there are several different excellencies and it is a pain to learn but I eventually got the hang of it V_V mostly >_>

Basically I'm bad with rules so you guys are gonna have to forgive me for the whole 'different rules every five minutes' thing :(
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 20, 2016, 12:25:11 PM
Oh I get it, I think
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 20, 2016, 12:27:23 PM
So did I 9_9 but there's like 3 different versions for each exalt type and asdfghjkl now I'm just reading bout space to cool my brain off
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 20, 2016, 12:28:02 PM
Send me whatever you're reading about space :0
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 20, 2016, 12:30:35 PM
http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/exalted/356214-white-elephant-for-sanctaphrax-the-heaven-spiral-stair-setting-and-behemoths
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 20, 2016, 12:50:09 PM
That sounds like the coolest void ever O.O
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 20, 2016, 12:56:03 PM
Dude I know right o__o how far have you read CAUSE IT GETS BETTER

EDIT: IT GETS SO MUCH BETTER O^O
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 21, 2016, 01:55:30 AM
I'm like, 1/3 through? I shall have to read more 0_0
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 21, 2016, 10:57:14 AM
duuuuude u gotta it gets so much better there's a dude who made a manse out of a star and like 8 adorbs mortals who are totally convinced they're Exalted ::)
like
they're totally convinced
t o t a l l y c o n v i n c e d
THEY THINK THEY EXALTS IT SO PRESHUS

EDIT: BEHOLD

(http://i63.tinypic.com/vijof5.png)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/316t6if.png)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/x3vhph.png)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/10paczl.png)
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Post by: Catvomitsky on July 21, 2016, 03:24:26 PM
AHHHHHHH I LVOE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT ITS AMAZING
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 21, 2016, 03:37:49 PM
THE LANYING SERIOUS FACE
THE MENGYAO GRUMPY BABY FACE
THE SPARKLEY NOD
THE LANYING BITCH PLEASE FACEs
ASDFGHJKLKJHGFDSA
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 21, 2016, 03:44:39 PM
YAY now I gotta color it
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 21, 2016, 03:48:10 PM
OKAY GO COLOR IT but btw

+25 EXPERIENCE GET

WHich is huge btw. The average is 5 exp per session SOOOOOO. YAH. THAT A LOT. DON'T SPEND IT ALL AT ONCE.

You know have a grand total of 65 exp
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 21, 2016, 03:50:05 PM
NICE I don't actually remember how spending it works so
I'm going to bed now though
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 21, 2016, 04:15:08 PM
Night Pan!

Here's the chart for what you can spend experience on and how much it costs.
[The number in italics next to 'ability' and 'charm' is the cost for favored abilities and the one on the left is for your normal abilities.]

Attribute To increase an attribute you have to pay four times the number that you want to raise it to [e.g. Strength 5 would cost you 20 exp]
Ability To increase an ability it cost you two times the number you want to raise it to, For favored it equals two times the amount -1xp (First level always costs: 3xp)
Specialty You can have as many specialties as you want, but you can only buy up to 3 points in each specialty, each point adds 1 dice to any action taken under those conditions. E.g. Resistance specialties could be "In armor 3" [you get 3 more resistance dice when wearing armor] or a Martial arts specialty could be "Punching 3" or "Grappling 3". All specialty points cost 3 experience points.
Virtue To raise a virtue you have to pay the number you want to raise it to times 3 in experience
Willpower Willpower costs twice the number you want to raise it to, but you already have 10, so that's as much willpower as any human can have.
Charm charms cost 12xp, favored ability charms cost 10xp.
Essence To increase your Essence ranking costs the level you want to raise it to x10 exp

Attributes are;

Strength 4 u strong af. Combined with your Athletics 3 that makes you strong enough to lift an ox, bend an iron bar, lift 650 pounds, jump 21 feet vertically and 42 feet horizontally.
Dexterity 5 you could do cartwheels on a tight rope or fire arrows with your feet [if you knew archery]
Stamina 1 You tiny child. You get tired. Need coffee. Too smol to take punches.
Charisma 4 You have too much personality. T o o m u c h
Manipulation 2 You are a pro at lying cause you the youngest you gotta make ur way
Appearance 3 You totes adorbs little childe
Wits 2 You have relatively quick reflexes
Perception 2 You're as perceptive as a perceptive person
Intelligence 2 You've got a good brain. You use it for evil, but it's good.

Abilities are everything else. The ones with * next to them are your favored abilities. You can pick two more.

Air

Linguistics 1 You speak Low and High Realm. Usually Low, sometimes both at the same time.
Lore 2 You have a solid education. Maths, literacy, history, the works.
Mystic 0 You are not a wizard.
Stealth 0 You are as subtle as a hippo in high heels singing opera in a china shop.
Thrown 1 You throw stuff as more of a hobby than a profession.

Earth

Awareness 2* U know when people talking shit. U know.
Craft 1* SARASHI IS A CRAFT AND AN ART FORM AND LI CANNOT CONVINCE YOU OTHERWISE >:C
Integrity 3* You are hard to convince or corrupt.
Resistance 1* U are a delicate princess you need your donuts and coffee and fluffy things AND YOU NEED THEM NOW
War 1* You play gateway. That is the extent of your tactical ability.

Fire

Athletics 3 Cartwheels, backflips, jumping, sprinting. You're one heck of an athlete.
Dodge 5 You move too fast to keep track of, let alone hit.
Melee 1 You know how to use a sword and spear but you're no expert.
Presence 1 You got a whole lot of attitude but people have difficulty taking you seriously.
Socialize 1 Which fork goes where? What do you mean I can't highfive the Empress?

Water

Bureaucracy 0 Oh no paperwork D:
Investigation 0 You can't even find the servants quarters in your own house. Considering you're looking for door breaking ghost monstas you might want a level or two in this.
Larceny 1 Anything more than a cookie jar is beyond you.
Martial Arts 5* You are John Cena, Jet Li, Chuck Norris AND Lucy Liu.
Sail 0 You got lost in a duck pond. Twice.

Wood

Archery 0 Bows are sticks. Sticks are for hitting things.
Medicine 0 You break noses, you don't put them back together.
Performance 1 You got mad dancing ability You took dance classes as part of your education, plus a little music. You only know the basics but your natural dexterity and charisma mean you can out perform most mortals.
Ride 0 They put you on a horse once as a child. You were still screaming an hour later.
Survival 0 ^^^ see Sail.

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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 21, 2016, 11:08:17 PM
"What do you mean I can't high-five the empress?" XD
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 23, 2016, 06:35:45 PM
 ;D
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 15, 2016, 02:57:10 PM
*Angels descend from heaven bearing fanart*

(http://67.media.tumblr.com/1f583a8ea077b57f0f96902dc630b951/tumblr_obveig99he1uur35wo1_1280.png)
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/e3b4315f9b1748fc7b34f7bc10f05ab5/tumblr_obveig99he1uur35wo2_1280.png)
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/15665947c136ba9725529886ded3d42e/tumblr_obveig99he1uur35wo3_1280.png)
(http://65.media.tumblr.com/64b26b5afcbbdfa9620e6437f228e5fb/tumblr_obveig99he1uur35wo4_1280.png)
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 15, 2016, 02:59:23 PM
*descends*
Also here's the link to it on my blog if it's too big here to fit on the screen: http://productsofmymind.tumblr.com/post/148910629691/ive-been-working-on-this-fori-dont-even-know
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 15, 2016, 03:02:06 PM
Did I already give you experience for this
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 15, 2016, 03:05:32 PM
You gave me half of it when I finished the lineart and said you'd give the other half when it was all the way done I think
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 15, 2016, 03:07:13 PM
oh no. Is it okay if I give it to you in installments cause otherwise you'll be able to buy basically everything all at once
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 15, 2016, 03:13:01 PM
Yeah sounds good
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2016, 02:24:53 PM
Coolness

Okay so I was reading the Exalted calendar cause it's weird and I was trying to remember when all this was set and my headcanon was the last days of their sort of winter and it's been 3 days since then? [?] so it's the 2nd or 3rd of Ascending Earth and;

Festival of Declaration - 4th Ascending Earth
This "Dark Day" as it's called in some places, is celebrated virtually everywhere. This is the day of all the men declaring their love for their sweethearts. The custom is to give a earthen toned gift of affection (chocolates, dark meat, dark clothes, ect.) There are various tradition based around this holiday, such as in the south, they give the gift before dawn and don't declare their love until the sun has set.

So yeah sometimes you have trouble coming up with a story arc and sometimes it descends from heaven gift wrapped ;D
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2016, 02:48:17 PM
Agni better give us something real frickin romantic
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2016, 02:57:01 PM
"I bought you a hat. Actually I brought you a hat. It was already yours. But it was on the top shelf so. Gimme a bonus."
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2016, 03:01:00 PM
...fair
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2016, 03:22:00 PM
Ayy and then they do the Japanese thing the month after apparently

Festival of Requittal - 4th Resplendent Earth
"White Day" is the opposite of "Dark Day", and partner to the Festival of Declaration. On this day it is the woman's turn to answer and return her affections for the men or man who declared their love for her in the month previous. Gifts on this day are typically white or silver to show the purity of her love. Like the "dark day" there are regional traditions such as in the West women leading their men to the shore and giving their gifts among the while foam of the surf. ect.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2016, 03:48:44 PM
Foam of the surf? I'll give him my gift in the surf. Under the surf. I'll go get him some white ocean sand
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2016, 03:58:23 PM
On a surf board
How much sand
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2016, 04:09:46 PM
Enough to fill the hat
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2016, 04:10:37 PM
I don't even know how to respond that's just funny :D bless you. I think I shall necropost it I miss the old game. wait DID I EVER POST THE NEXT RESPONSE OR DID I JUST LEAVE YOU GUYS HANGING I CAN'T REMEMBER
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2016, 04:13:51 PM
You were waiting on us and I don't know why I haven't responded
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2016, 04:15:52 PM
You probably had a good reason maybe it was a death threat or you were waiting on Cat
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2016, 04:20:37 PM
I think I was busy at the exact moment I saw it but then it wasn't marked as unread anymore so I forgot. I'm gonna go mark the thread as unread and then go to sleep because it is later than I should be awake
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2016, 04:21:17 PM
Good grief go sleep child rest don't die I hope a shrew doesn't climb into your bed again
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 18, 2016, 07:04:09 PM
Okay I'm just gonna spend some of your xp to buy Thrown Specialty: Mortals, how many points in it do you want you can have 1-3

Also I googled it this is how much Lanying can lift https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBhji7yr5Ww
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2016, 12:19:20 AM
3 is like a reagular mortal abolity to throw mortals right
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2016, 08:05:07 AM
P much. 2 dexterity is the average score for mortals. And if they make a habit of throwing stuff they'll have 1 Thrown so that's three. But if they stunt they can get 1 or 2 extra dice so the average is 3-5 dice. You have dexterity 5 and thrown 1 and since you always get the stunt bonus you always get 8 dice.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2016, 11:02:04 AM
Let's go three mortal-throwing points
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2016, 02:05:27 PM
YOU ARE NOW THE BEST MORTAL THROWER
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2016, 02:26:24 PM
HECK YEAH
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2016, 02:41:21 PM
You have 56 experience left. And probably some buyers guilt.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2016, 02:48:22 PM
Heck naw I'm the best mortal slinger in the West
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2016, 02:56:18 PM
XD you're gonna need more followers. Maybe chain a few together to use as nun-chucks ::)
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2016, 03:01:32 PM
I'll just buy Agni some really heavy armour. Also possibly get Jace to follow me around, he's more useful as a weapon anyway
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2016, 03:05:29 PM
Okay now I have to go find the stats for using mortals as weapons I am positive they are around here somewhere iF NOT I WILL WRITE THEM
But Jace would be dead before he reached you. He'd have to be dropped like a bomb.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 19, 2016, 03:13:11 PM
Oh
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 19, 2016, 03:58:26 PM
Okay I had to dive into Infernal Monster Style to find anything resembling such rules BUT I HAVE FOUND THEM.

The martial artist can use a held enemy as an improvised one-handed weapon to strike or parry (the restriction on parrying while grappling is lifted for this purpose) using the following statistics: Speed 6; Accuracy -3; Damage (Strength x 2)B + attack successes; Defense -3; Rate 2; piercing damage

So if you hit someone with a mortal you do 8 damage dice of piercing bashing damage, but you have 3 fewer dice to do it with. WHICH MEANS that thanks to your specialty you still get to make Thrown attacks with mortals at your full regular dice pool of 8.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 20, 2016, 12:05:25 AM
Nice 8)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2016, 04:03:15 PM
(http://66.media.tumblr.com/9a7f5bcf22cb245bf3089aad49c475a9/tumblr_oc70jz3Iy11uur35wo1_1280.png)

+10 EXP GET

You now have 66 experience, so you've earned back the cost of those specialty points +1 :D
Also did you guys maybe want me to suggest how you might want to spend your points or are you cool with hoarding? :P
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2016, 04:08:23 PM
(http://productsofmymind.tumblr.com/post/149249907100/hes-trying)

I don't really get how spending EXP works or when it happens so yeah that would be helpful
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2016, 04:12:18 PM
[THANK YOU FOR LINKING I LITERALLY JUST REMEMBERED THAT]

OKAY XD Okay so are there any very general things that you'd like Lanying to be better at? Like grappling or jumping or lifting or persuading or anythang? Do you want speed? You can buy speed. Do you want abs? You can buy abs. Do you want love? You can't buy love. Love is a goal not a substance. Don't believe anyone who offers to sell you love. They're probably a prostitute come to think of it
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2016, 04:15:09 PM
But I hired Agni

...I will think of a more constructive response in the morning it is late goodnight
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2016, 04:23:34 PM
Ooooh troo

Night Pan!
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2016, 11:27:18 PM
Okay we seem to grapple a lot so I'd like to be better at grappling
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2016, 11:33:56 PM
Okay well for starters would you like to buy grappling specialty points? you can have up to 3, each costs 3 exp.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2016, 11:34:32 PM
Let's buy two
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2016, 11:42:24 PM
O k a y so you now have 60 experience and while grappling you get 14 dice instead of 12
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 21, 2016, 11:43:41 PM
Nice 8)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 21, 2016, 11:58:14 PM
So like was there anything else
what do you want Lanying to be able to do that she currently can't?
Turn her skin into jade?
Yell so loud she knocks people over?
Turn anger, terror or desire into each other?
Be able to make a suit of rock armor at will?
If you want I can post a link to the full Dragon Blooded charms list.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 22, 2016, 12:06:53 AM
That would be helpful
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 22, 2016, 12:10:25 AM
http://ninjasensei.wikidot.com/base:dragon-blooded-charms
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 22, 2016, 12:41:10 AM
Warm-Faced Seduction Style
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 22, 2016, 12:32:44 PM
They actually have one called that? ._.
okay I checked they do
Just want to point out that it doubles your socialize score for the purpose of seduction, but for you that'd only be a one point increase at present, however that would be fixed as the prerequisite for buying it is Socialize 3 and Essence 2. You're already Essence 2 so if you want to buy it you'll just have to buy 2 levels in socialize first. That ok?
So buying-
Socialize 2 = 4exp
Socialize 3 = 6exp
Charm = 12 exp
=22 exp

Cool?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 22, 2016, 01:11:05 PM
Cool
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 22, 2016, 01:39:53 PM
sahweeeeet

Also you've spent about half the exp so far so if you want anything else I'm gonna wait on Cat to agree first :P you can stil suggest stuff tho
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 22, 2016, 01:48:07 PM
Fair
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 22, 2016, 07:31:04 PM
Also I usually really hate the social combat rules cause they work nothing like the regular ones, but I've found a homebrew version that works just like normal combat and it seems to make more sense in general :D
Basically instead of this weird 'try to use up all their willpower except don't because if they do they become immune' shullbit it gives you social 'Health' called Composure. You get 7 composure health points like so

-0
-1-1
-2-2
-4
incapacitated-

So it works exactly like regular health. Composure represents how much control you have over yourself, if you run out you start behaving according to your dominant virtue [Valor]. So if Lanying got totally argued into a corner she'd get really aggressive/defensive and would be easily manipulated into pretty much anything.
Also the person who wrote it rewrote how Appearance works so instead of just giving the person with higher Appearance bonuses and the lower person penalties it is now your Soak stat. So like how Stamina reduces how much damage you take? And that seems weird until I realized that the health is Composure, so what it's saying is that instead of high Appearance meaning 'I am really hot/intimidating' it can mean 'I have perfect control over my expressions' IT'S LITERALLY SAYING YOU'RE GOOD AT KEEPING UP APPEARANCES SO IT'S HARDER FOR YOU TO LOSE COMPOSURE AND I THINK THAT'S WONDERFUL. But also it doesn't mean you can't play Helen of Troy or Sauron it just means that playing a high Appearance character has more meaning.

SO IT ACTUALLY WORKS KINDA LIKE HOW CONVERSATIONS WORK I like it and I think I'll use it

Edit: if I ever get the chance to play a Solar I'm having this as my anima banner

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5eeb8282a8411e8766bd7c52e9d3e07f/tumblr_inline_o4x8sgK2Oj1qj3kdz_1280.png)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 29, 2016, 09:12:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-3f2p53Bp0

Okay so this is literally Lanying vs Lanfen or Mengyao or probably a Solar pretty much anyone in fact. Only watch up to 1:20 if you don't want RWBY spoilers.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2016, 02:52:32 PM
Okay so Lanying fights with a bo, Lifen uses throwing knives; what does Lanfen use?

Also: I've been assuming Lanying is pronounced with the first syllable like "lawn," but my mom said it with an A like in can so now I'm wondering how it's supposed to sound
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2016, 03:03:27 PM
Well Lanying fights with a bo because it's a martial arts weapon. She can use any weapon that's part of one of her martial arts [in this case the bo is a wooden weapon, making it appropriate for Ill Lilly style and a crushing weapon, making it a Jade Mountain style weapon too] using Martial Arts 5 instead of Melee 1.
Lanfen can do the same with her martial art, but she uses black Jade Smashfists and God Kicking Boots.

Also: http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Lan%20Ying click the Hong Kong one. also why was your mom talking bout Lanying? O_o

Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2016, 03:09:46 PM
God Kicking Boots :o

Ah, so my mom was right :P And she was reading the beginning of the comic out loud to tell me what she was looking at
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2016, 03:13:06 PM
Cause they're used to Kick Gods.
They come in practical, high heeled and stiletto [by stiletto I mean they have daggers tied to them] The boots weigh about twenty pounds each. Or if they're attuned; absolutely nothing for the wearer, and exactly too much for one mortal to carry.
Soooo when she kicks someone, it's with the force of an Olympic athlete with weights tied to her foot.

Dude mums are always right ::) DID SHE LIKE IT?
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2016, 03:31:22 PM
Exalts, man O.O
Another two clarifying questions: first, Lanying is an earth aspect, right? I think she's earth but she also does a lot of stuff with wood so I'm a little confused
Second, did you ever describe what Lifen looked like? I have a really clear picture in my mind but I looked and couldn't actually find the post where you introduce her

Her first comment was that it was really well-written, so kudos to you for that. She loved it :)

Also, I searched the Exalted thread for "aspect" trying to answer my first question on my own and I wanted to let you know that the phrase "she's an air aspect, she could be anywhere" has appeared three separate times XD
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2016, 03:41:35 PM
EXALTS INDEED.
Lanying is an earth aspect yes. She has mostly earth charms, practices Jade Mountain Style, and the only wood stuff she does is Ill Lilly style :P
About Lanfens height. Black hair, about shoulder length. Grey/blue eyes. White skin [very white, she doesn't get out as much as Lanfen]. Wears black clothes, tabi boots, usually pulls a black mask over the bottom half of her face. COVERED IN KNIVES. She wears plates of blue jade armor BUT EVERYTHING IS COVERED IN BLUE JADE KNIVES. EVERYTHING. KNIVES EVERYWHERE.

Aw shucks XD I'M GLAD SHE LOVED IT IT'S GREAT

WELL SHE IS AN AIR ASPECT. SHE COULD BE ANYWHERE she could be behind you.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 01, 2016, 03:49:35 PM
Okay coolio. And that's pretty much exactly what I pictured so you must have described her somewhere I couldn't track down :P

Why would Lifen be in my house actually she's recently been shown to watch people for fun never mind I don't want to know
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 01, 2016, 03:51:23 PM
I did but only once :P And only in the split second before Lanfen tackle-hugged her.

Tracking fate errors maybe? You fate exalt u just reads your posts over your shoulder and changes things whenever you look away.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 12:38:00 PM
http://productsofmymind.tumblr.com/post/149911061657/hello-and-welcome-back-to-i-cant-draw-lanying
And now you know why I asked :P
I keep making the colors not even close to what you said they were sorry 'bout that :P And I actually wanted to use warm colors this time too. But I wasn't sure how to show air and water without blue? So I went with blue instead of thinking harder :P
Edit: Besly, do you want me to tag you in Exalted art when I post it on tumblr?
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 01:30:06 PM
GAH
GAH
GASDGHBKLGAUOEIUHWYBAH BGKNAK JNVBJ MHB JBFJKNAGHFKCBGAJVGAENJHBdBHJGJYGiyGigAgsgkchkgsyikgyiks igygG ISGKKGLIYSNCYIGIYSKG IYGH VHBJSHGYICLGLSC YIG KZYSGKUGY LVS UVUL VVVSNCBICVGSZVTKZVSKNICGBNCZIVRNYGVNCZLBZLIYBZIYKRYGVNKCZVKYZYBYKBKINIYZSGYGROBYZCCYNIGZILGNRYUGNYZSGINGIYRNGBZGCJZKMVB KBFZ IYYI
OOUOZN IKNIRGZ[VBHRNZICGNIZG]Z NGUYBGGNZSUYCGNSIYCGZIYGCIYNGY RRTEWASDFGTHUJIHUYGTFRDESWDRFGTHJUIKOIJUHYGTFRDTYGHUJIKKJUYGTFRDESDRFTGHJUKLJHUGTFRDGFTHJUKHGTFDGTHJUKLJIHUGFHJUIKLJIHUGTFGRTHYUJHUJGTFRDGFHJU
YFGJHKFHGD
SDFGHJKLJHGFDSFGHJKJHGFDGHUJIUHGFDFGHUJHGFDGHHHHHJ
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 01:34:31 PM
I'll take that as a compliment
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 01:38:58 PM
MATCHING COLOR SCHEMES
POSES
FACES
BAGGY PANTS
DRESS
BOOTS
GAUNTLETS
STICK
EVERYTHING
[SCREEAMING]
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 01:40:54 PM
I AM GLAD YOU LIKE IT
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 01:43:43 PM
I LOVE LIFENS HAIR DID I MENTION THAT? AND HER BAGGY PANTS. SO BAGGY.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 01:49:40 PM
YAY I was unsure about Lifen's hair
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 01:51:52 PM
LIFENS HAIR IS PERFECT
YOU DID THE LEDAAL MON OMG I JUST NOTICED THAT AND IS THAT LEDAAL IN OLD REALM? HOW DID YOU KNOW HOW TO SPELL LEDAAL IN OLD REALM OMG.

Also those alternate titles tho XD
Title: Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 01:57:45 PM
Yup, every House has a symbol called a mon. Ledaals is 4th from the left, top row. And Mnemon is directly to its right.

(http://img08.deviantart.net/f434/i/2012/264/6/4/great_house_mons_by_riskalittlelight-d5fh2gp.jpg)
You had the name in the same post you showed us the mon, so :P I was honestly nervous that didn't actually say Ledaal

Glad you like those too XD
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 02:09:26 PM
It says Le-de-a-la WHICH IS HOW YOU SPELL IT. PERFECT CALLIGRAPHY BTW

'Lanfen is too pretty to draw properly' ::)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 02:20:03 PM
I just traced over the picture you posted :P

SHE IS I drew her face four times and she's still not pretty enough
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 02:40:12 PM
YOU DID A PERFECT JOB. DID I MENTION THEIR FACES? PERF.

Well she has Appearance 4. And Appearance 5 is described as 'artists weep because they can never accurately depict such beaty' so life immitating fiction dood.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 02:55:36 PM
Well I didn't quite weep so I guess it's working
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 03:23:41 PM
IT'S ALL SO GOOD. ALSO COLOR COORDINATION ON POINT
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 03:30:25 PM
I am trying to get better at color schemes so I'm glad you like it :)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 03:31:18 PM
SO GOOD squad goals. Gonna give you another 20 exp 4 dat.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 03:34:28 PM
Oh. Okay O_O
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 03:44:49 PM
So you've totally broken the growth rate calculator for this game singlehandedly hope ur proud :)) totes worth it tho 10/10
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 04, 2016, 04:06:44 PM
What is the growth rate calculator
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 04, 2016, 04:29:24 PM
Characters are supposed to get five exp a session each. But we don't even have sessions. We crazy rebels. So I've probably given you guys either way too much or way too little exp for how long we've played but either way the chunks I've given are waaayyy too big lol :]] but it's cool cause u guys never spend any 8)

http://productsofmymind.tumblr.com/post/149911061657/hello-and-welcome-back-to-i-cant-draw-lanying
Edit: Besly, do you want me to tag you in Exalted art when I post it on tumblr?

WILL THERE BE MORE? YES. YES PLEASE.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 05, 2016, 01:40:07 AM
No guarantees but there's a good chance there will be because these characters are fun to draw
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 05, 2016, 10:58:50 AM
Please tag me in further art O^O gotta make all characters look as cool as possible from now on so u draw dem
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 07, 2016, 11:17:13 AM
Found this glorious short story when I was looking up Dragon Blooded Performance charms. It is perfectly accurate this is how they work.

Silence fell upon the vale when the Princes of Chaos marched into the agreed meeting point. A great army of hobgoblins came with them: while no two of them were very much alike, they all looked decidedly brutish and dangerous.
Jineb, the Seven Times-Graced Defiler of Anarchs, looked upon his foe and found it wanting. The Dragon-Blooded had a pityfully small army. They hadn’t even brought siege machinery. He had been anticipating this moment, waiting for them to surprise him, and they dared underestimate them so?

“This is unacceptable. The Exalted damned better outdo themselves today, or this won't be a proper battle," he observed. His gossamer armor, styled to make him look nimble and aerodynamic, gleamed beautifully under the sunlight. He strode forth, displaying his great cyan wings for all to see, towards the enemy party.

Jineb was judged the strongest warrior of the Fae army, so he had the privilege to declare terms. The Dragon-Blooded were awaiting him around a great box of dark wood which piqued his curiosity. It was too small to house artillery, but it was large enough to hold half a dozen grimcleavers. And there seemed to be a lot of smirking going on, despite the sorry number of troops they had. Jineb dared to hope that they might have a legendary weapon or two hidden in there.

"Everyone has bad days, and this is obviously one of yours," he began. "It's such a shame that your army is in pieces. If you surrender now, though, we could skip the hostilities and go straight to the fun part. I promise you’ll enjoy it.” He grinned his best charming-yet-threatening smile, his elongated canines hinting at what he had in mind.

One of the Dragon-Blooded hopped off the box and lifted a triangular lid, allowing Jineb to see a careful array of strings. Another panel was removed, revealing a set of keys. The other Dragon-Blooded took out several stringed instruments from recesses in the base of the box. The Raksha smiled, looking very pleased. He had no idea why they were taking out musical instruments, but he realized that he desperately wanted to find out.

A Dragon-Blood with flowing green hair and bright brown eyes stepped forward to meet him, bearing a curiously angular guitar and a smile. He took a pick to the strings with a marvelous flourish.

Whaaaaauum.

The silence of the vale withdrew from the powerful wail of the guitar, then settled in once more with an air of keen expectation as the other four Dragon-Blooded took positions. A black-haired woman with crimson eyes and ashen skin took her hands to the keyboard. A man with flowing purple hair and bright blue eyes tuned a bass guitar. A white-haired man with skin like granite twirled a pair of small hammers behind his drums. A pale-skinned, blue-haired woman let her guitar hang on a sling as she drew a mighty breath, and the air stood still.

"We are the blood of dragons!
Let their roar be our answer!"

*BA-BUM*
Whaaaaauum.

The music started, and the atmosphere of the vale came alive with it. The Dragon-Blooded’s men watched, incredulous, as the Princes of the Earth met the Rakshas’ great army with an electrifying display of music rather than weapons.

Jineb was delighted. Was this a plea? A defiant challenge to make him back off? He raised an arm, and his companions led the hobgoblin horde forward. It surged around him like the tide, and they converged on the Dragon-Blooded with weapon, fang and claw.

The air shimmered: the horde was met with shockwaves of deadly force from the performers. Explosive waves sent rocks and goblins flying every which way through the air, streams of icy wind raced past to cut and freeze flesh. The landscape exploded with noise, blood, fire and metal as the animas of the performers raged.

The Hobgoblin wave stood still, and began to retreat. As they did, one of them called to Jineb, "We cannot win, lord! They rock too hard!"

He wasn’t listening. The ground in front of him burst with a wave of his hand, and from it emerged a glorious instrument of musical might—crystalline sound board, two ruby-tinged necks strung with golden strings, glowing with the unearthly beauty of gossamer that only the Raksha could evoke. Shaiya, Shaiya, Scourge of the Argent Sky, and Arelias, Crusader of Steel Wings, looked at each other and followed his example, magicking a long and curved flute and a violin of glass.

The Dragon-Blooded finished their first piece and looked at the Raksha band forming in front of them. Both armies watched in stunned silence.

Sound flew forth. Razor-sharp shards of crystal erupted from the ground, coaxed by the enchanting music of the Raksha, while the Dragon-Blooded responded with a shrill, blood-stirring cry which shattered them in midair. The ground pounded to the beat of the dueling singers, and both humans and hobgoblins could not help but stomp to the beat of the mighty duel.

It was a battle for the ages.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 07, 2016, 11:48:44 AM
http://panzercrappitastica.tumblr.com/post/146943163197/when-the-bard-uses-intimidate
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 07, 2016, 12:18:50 PM
XD yes. Except for the skeleton part. That'd be this spell:

Blessed Dead Fools
Cost: 13 motes
Target: Several ghosts
Song begets song. In search of lovely, gentle music, the necromancer croons a short and disturbing melody while forming thin staves of Essence and binding them with cords of the same. Finished after nearly a half-hour, she stands the haphazard flagpole in the Underworld and binds it with a kiss. In response, a flag bursts into being at the top of the staff, one formed of pale blue flame and visible for leagues.
Ghosts who know and curiously foolish ghosts alike are drawn to the burning flag. Each ghost who nears the signal is gifted with instant knowledge — the flag is a request and a binding oath, which any ghost may accept. A ghost who agrees to the bargain is given a gift of skill — he is blessed with a Performance of ••••• — and a gift of knowledge [he knows when and where he is to perform.] The oath requires him to be there at the proper time and properly attired, and it binds him to never speak of the event or anything he may learn there.
The return to the ghost is great: The parties of necromancers are grand and gaudy affairs, and many maskmakers or peddlers of dreamstones make their fortunes through networks forged at such parties. Additionally, the music played is as vivid and vibrant as anything the ghost might have heard while alive — the strength of these sensations can even be enough to create addicts among the dead. Even when not addicted, most ghosts are very grateful for the opportunity to experience such a thing.
Until the event, the ghost may use his newfound skills to improve his lot in other ways. Afterward, the skill fades. After the sixth ghost touches the flagpole and binds himself to the necromancer, the flame atop the staff gutters out, and the Essence-built sticks crumble. The same occurs if the flagpole still stands when the event actually begins.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTgFtxHhCQ0
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 09, 2016, 09:25:29 AM
Okay
Ok
ok
There is a charm.
An Infernal charm.
That lets you turn yourself into a perfect copy of a single being in your sight. Gods, demons, mortals, elementals, fae. It doesn't matter. You turn into an exact copy. As in, you get a copy of their character sheet for as long as the effect lasts. If they're a Solar, you're a Solar for as long as the charm lasts. Dragon Blooded? Yup. YOU CAN TURN INTO OTHER EXALTED. YOU EVEN GET THEIR INTIMACIES AND VIRTUES.
THIS IS TERRIFYING.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 09, 2016, 10:00:25 AM
OH BOY does that have dramatic potential for protagonists to get beat up by their evil clones O^O
Or better yet, their friends' evil clones. Bonus points if they don't know it's an evil clone
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 09, 2016, 10:05:49 AM
Dude. Dude. D U D E. It is a charm that comes from the platonic archetype of saturday morning villains and general douchebaggery himself. It comes from the primordial who invented heroism and goodness so that he could be its opposite.
OF COURSE it has dramatic potential for protagonists to get beat up by their evil clones ;D
YES THAT'S THE THING. Even divination magic can't tell the difference between the two, it'll just say that the person is in two places at once. And if you reach Elder Essence and use that charm it has no time limit so you could kill the protagonist and everyone will run up and hug you because they're so glad that you're okay and the evil clone is dead now.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 09, 2016, 10:15:56 AM
O_O
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 09, 2016, 10:20:19 AM
And then the Chosen of his sister have the power to destroy the free will of every mortal within 1500 feet of every manse they own at once. This costs them 10 motes and 1 willpower I believe.
And then the Chosen of his brother can leave vows of retribution carved into their enemies flesh every time they hit them, and then detonate as many as they want whenever they want to deal 2 lethal damage each.
And the Chosen of his other sister can vomit up brand new mortal copies of themselves.
INFERNALS
ARE
TERRIFYING
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 11, 2016, 11:11:49 PM
Just a lil bit of info about The Realm.

(http://wallpapersonthe.net/wallpapers/l/fantasy_city-749.jpg)

Ever since Creation was, well, Created, the Center has been its crowning jewel. This is for many reasons.
Firstly, it was furthest from the corrupting influence of the wyld, and in fact was the very source of the most wyld resistant element [Earth] meaning that it was guaranteed to last and so the primordials lavished it with attention.
Secondly, as it was equidistant from the rest of the directions, it was chosen to be the domain of the gods, who at the time did not live in Heaven.
Thirdly, the reasons the far East and West are tropical is because the Daystar draws closer to them when it rises and sets. The Blessed Isle however remains the exact same distance from the sun all day, giving it a perpetually balmy climate. It's never too hot or too cold.
Fourthly, since it's always been such spiritual location [it's literally surrounded by the gates of Heaven], the courts of elementals and gods are monitored far more closely than those around the world, add to that the policing nature of the Immaculate Faith and you have a nation where nature operates in almost perfect order, creating a virtual paradise.
(http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1O8XHLFXXXXXqXFXXq6xXFXXXE/Living-room-home-wall-decoration-sill-fabric-large-poster-fantasy-font-b-art-b-font-font.jpg)
(https://hdwallsbox.com/wallpapers/l/1920x1080/14/fan-ming-artwork-landscapes-oriental-paintings-1920x1080-13279.jpg)
(http://static.tumblr.com/malkk9j/J4Dm7r2bp/13461444.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/tCxef10.jpg)
(http://img02.deviantart.net/bbb5/i/2014/332/c/6/the_offering_by_joshhutchinson-d87zjlc.jpg)

In the center of the Blessed Isle, and thus, the Realm and the world, is the Jade Mountain. While it isn't made of Jade it is rich in it, as it's the physical personification of the Elemental Pole of Earth, taking the form of a mountain over six hundred miles high.
Look up the height of Mt Everest.
Yeah.
Many people live in the titanic ranges around the mountain
(https://images8.alphacoders.com/648/648413.jpg)

However living, or indeed trespassing on the mountain itself is forbidden, it's far too holy. But there are roads set aside for public use or for the use of pilgrims.
(http://i.imgur.com/lo06bis.jpg)

But what about the location of the rp itself?
Well you see that peninsula on the far West of the Isle?
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff427/hellrazoromega/Exalted_World_Map%201.jpg)

That's the Silk and Pearl peninsula, famous for its numerous mulberry bushes filled with silkworms and its beaches full of oysters. This rp takes place in the mountains near the coast of that peninsula. It's the closest thing the Realm has to a wild area or a frontier. Customs are much more lax, there's more cultural diversity, the temperature is a bit closer to tropical [just a bit], while in the rest of the Realm the most dangerous thing you could find would be a panda or maybe a snake, here there are tigers in the bamboo, and apes in the hot springs. Even bandits and organized crime rear their heads. This part of the world is dotted with old manses, ruined cities and landmarks of forgotten significance, but then, the whole Realm is.

(http://www.memegogo.com/img/9LtzcwQ.jpg)
(http://www.1wallpaperhd.com/wp-content/uploads/Games/FTP1/1680x1050/Fantasy%20City%20Wallpapers%20HD%201680x1050.jpg)
(http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2012/12/18/25619/big_thumb_427052c033c6639ff29b71cc66aa2714.jpg)
(http://www.walldevil.com/wallpapers/w09/artwork-fantasy-art-waterfalls-water-nature.jpg)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 16, 2016, 08:47:11 AM
Yeahyeah triple posting blabla I hate myself BUT THIS IS IMPORTANT THE ORIGINAL PICTURE I POSTED OF LANYINGS MANSE GOT DELETED FOR SOME REASON BUT I HAVE FOUND IT AGAIN

(http://img11.nnm.me/c/3/e/4/2/da560be8cb1d0f921d54b216f4b.jpg)
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on September 26, 2016, 06:19:29 PM
B R U H

MO ART

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Apparently Agni has a ponytail now.
Guess he's trying to copy Topknot.
All I know is this picture is awesome. :D

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I've found a copy of 3rd Edition online. For free. And it opens with stories the stories are so good here are some of the stories.

THE CITY OF WU JIAN

It's roots sink into the ocean, unto the beginning of the world. It hides that glory, shelters it like a watchman covers his red lamp up: you cannot see it when you sail nigh. Rather the jagged piles and stacks that comprise Wu Jian heave up from the horizon and give the impression, not of grandeur, but of a slum of beggars slouching hovels, all leaned and tumbled over one against the other: written large.

Yet it began in the first days, nearly the very first days as the outcast islands.

They roamed free.

They swum like a pod of whales playing in the ocean.
They knew no stability and no order. They drifted on the currents and the waves. Red Tiger tells us that they were renegade humans who had cast off the shackles of their subservience, grown tall as the smaller mountains, tossed their heads, proclaimed their anger at the earth, and swum off into the sea. The Scholar Clad in Irons tells
us, rather, that they were untethered, unrooted, but... ordinary... islands, in the keeping of unruly gods.
They did not rebel against the order of things, but partook in it neither; therefore, the great demon-gods and goddesses, the “Anathema,”came out to bind them to the sea.

Do they not groan now, in remembrance of that awful day? Do they not heave, and shudder, and tremble, because the city weighs them down?

The demon-gods came for them—so the Scholar writes.
They stood upon the surface of the water and they were clad in vestments of gold.

The chiefest of the islands roared out a challenge. It came at them on the lip of a tsunami, hung over it like a ship at wave’s-edge, and then plunged down; its fists were like the boulders of a landslide, like a trampling of great oxen, they tumbled down one after another and they were crested by the foam of waves. Not two of them but hundreds rather, each a writ of war and murder—but a young and slender demon-god, standing towards the front of them, took his pipe from his mouth, reversed it, and blocked each fist consecutively with its slender end. The island flew past him, lost its balance, flipped itself over like a turtle flounders and it was helpless then; in that moment of its defenselessness he replaced his pipe, seized a shaft of sunlight from the sky, made it gold, and plunged it like a pillar, like a needle, like a spear, through the body of the island, through the stone and through the sea beneath the island, and made it anchored to the ocean floor.

Each and all of them, then, all the wild islands: they pinned them with nails of jade and sun and shining metal until they ceased to move.

Such were the deeds of the “Anathema”

Before the Dragon-Blooded cast them down.

Atop that dusting of pinned-down land amidst the endless waters they built a crisscrossing maze of bridges, an iridescent web and stronghold, rising, falling, slanting, sloping, reminiscent in its many angles of a broken legged spider crouching, injured, on the sea.

Lesser builders would later build their work upon it; would spread their warrens and their rookeries upon it; until the iridescent spires were hidden behind rough and modern
structures, wood and stone. They burdened the islands down with city, weighted them down as if under a prisoner’s yoke with it, and the city spread until the islands blurred
with one another and the sea-lanes were as the sewers beneath the fortress: beneath Wu-Jian.

"Ten thousand dragons rule the world,” Sabriye’s aunt had
said. “When a flight of them comes to Wu-Jian, its towers shudder underneath the weight of them"
“Where the dragons rule: civilization; beyond that: barbarity— And, Wu-Jian, somewhere in between.”

Ten thousand dragons ruled the world... rather, ten thou-
sand Dynasts with the blood of dragons, ten thousand
infused and blessed by that Exalted gift.

Their legions stomped down the earth. Their navies’ sails
made white the seas.

“But Wu-Jian was too much for them,” she’d always say; and Sabriye and Suzu had listened, eyes opened wide. “They couldn’t keep our towers up; the islands shifted, the islands groaned, and our buildings shuddered and knocked about. They couldn’t keep our people down, not the Scarlet Empress of ‘em all herself—’cause to conquer the folk of Wu-Jian, well... that’s worse than rootin’ out the rats.”

Sabriye had loved this tale best.

“We’d dug down,” Sabriye’s aunt had said. “They came in and they were wreathed in animas of wood and fire, earth and water, wind—they had armor forged in the ancient days and weapons that could shatter buildings in one go—but we dug down, we hid ourselves; we gnawed and nested at the roots of their great grand house like rats. Hated and despised we were, but we were the unconquerable gold; raised up our bosses, us, to extort from them, our thief-kings to steal their goods from them and made our priests and murderers our saints. And in the end they gave in to us. They didn’t have the steel in them to burn us out, to uproot Wu-Jian, and lose their great grand port in the western sea."

She’d grinned with the missing teeth of her, and glee.

Years later, Sabriye would remember that grin; hesitating, uncertain, on a roof not far from Suzu’s one-time door, she would remember it, and match it with a smile of her own: “The demon-gods could tame the sea,” her aunt had said, “and the Dragon-Blooded cast them down—”
Jin and his heavy spear crashed down; shattered her reverie, burst the roof that Sabriye crouched on, tore through it as she rolled aside. A mantle of wind swirled up around him, sped his movements, he was already up and lunging at her again, striking in time to the sounds of crickets as she reached her feet... took three quick-steps back. She seized the spear, tried to unbalance him with it, but the thatch of the roof betrayed her: it was un-tended, slightly wet and moldered, and when she tried to shove the weight of him both feet pushed through the thatch instead. Acceptable, she thought; threw herself into that movement: twisting, falling, bursting through, and crashing down onto the mud-soaked mattresses below (and to the outrage of the toads). She was up again and dashing through the rotten door. Her ankle turned on a slippery stone; she staggered to one of the eccentric, half-tended bridges that spanned across the sluice-streets below. The wind knocked her against the ropes that bound it, swung a lantern—her shadow wobbled like a dervish dancer—and gave him half a second to catch up. His next blow struck her cloak, it fluttered from her; he stabbed through it, but she was nowhere. He searched, he spotted her three floors up from him; the wind carried him to her side.

Her open palm struck his chest, but he was armored: awful, terrifying armor it was, black steel inlaid with jade. It rang with it, he brought his spear around, but she was too close to him, she writhed like an escaping cat, and he reached for her, but it was never clear to him, not even afterwards, what happened, save that her forehead glittered and she arced like a fish and her belt knife was out and he reached for her and he flinched from the knife and her weight fell on his forearm and on his hand and despite all his best intentions he found himself twisting in a fashion that nature had not intended for him to twist and his bone was snapping and his hand was numb like it was struck by lightning and his spear went clattering to the bridge. He lunged for it, trying to recover it before he died, but the girl’s knife was in his face, or, rather, almost in his face, half an inch shy of being in his face, and he twisted, and he stumbled, and it wove in the air before him like a snake and for just a moment—when the knife wasn’t directly in between them—he found himself lost inside her eyes. His heart beat hard and he was honest:

"All I ever wanted,” Jin said, in that long slow moment—
“All I ever asked for, out of life... was that I never have to
hunt down and battle an invincible demon-goddess of
war, and a good pork bun. Now and then.”

She gave him a curious look. “Did you get the pork buns?” she asked him.He spread his hands.“Ah,” he said. “But... this is Wu-Jian.”Two seconds ticked by. The crickets sang. An outraged civic pride bloomed slowly on her face. Then:“You’re just saying that,” she said. “People just say that. Some pirate just said that, like fifty years ago: ‘You can get anything in Wu-Jian but an honest fence, a smoke-free house, or a meat bun worthy of the name.’ But no. Just, no. They’re fine.”Jin eyed the knife at his neck. “...OK?”
Her eyebrow twitched, and perhaps she might have spoken further, then, or perhaps just killed him; but Jin’s partner Toad Rat—who’d never wanted anything more from life than to have his name well-regarded in society, and, never to have to hunt down and engage in battle with an invincible demon-goddess of war—had reached a decent vantage point at last.

Crouched precariously above them between a mossy overhang and a support beam, he drew out his great  jade bow; in the same breath fired; and the stillness between the girl and Jin was broken.
Her hand lashed out. She caught the arrow. Another two came down. She leaned to avoid them. A fourth, and a fifth; the lean turned into a tumbling, flipping backwards roll. Space opened before Jin and he scrambled for his spear.The girl steadied on her feet; caught her breath. The crickets sang.“Noodles,” she argued. It took Jin a moment to recollect the topic she was on. “Can’t go half a block up there without finding a decent noodle shop, or a perfectly acceptable black pepper soup.”
He had his spear again, he took a stance again, he felt the rightness of that movement pull straight and set the broken bone.
(Such were the benefits of the blood of dragons.)

“I don’t slurp noodles,” he said. “I am a hero of the Realm.”
“But you could,” Sabriye argued. She jinked a half-step back, forward, and forward again, as arrows passed before her face, behind her spine. “Because there’s nothing actually wrong with Wu-Jian cooking. There’s just the stuff that people say.”
An arrow came down; she caught it, spun, and threw it; Toad Rat gave a strangled cry; “I am trying to talk here—” Sabriye said.
Foolish to spin, he thought. He struck mid-motion, came in behind her, moved with the swaying and the creaking of the bridge as the wind blew; but her knife hand had come up behind her back to block him with unlikely speed. The knife fell from her hand—It was an awkward movement— But she was already back facing towards him, had already finished up her turn.

“You synchronize your attacks to the ambient noises,” she noted. “You ought to stop.”
“...what?”
Then she moved. His balance shifted in what should have been a counter, if she were just a little slower, except she wasn’t. If anything she was a little faster, and she had hooked the back of his leg with hers...—no.
That is inadequate to describe it. To speak of the positioning of her legs, her hips, her hands, would be inadequate to describe it; in that moment, her Essence surged, a radiance—an anima—of sunlight flared up around her, and the whole of her Solar prowess became more than its individual parts.
She moved, and it was as if he were seized up by a giant hand. His stance shattered and his breath blew out; his armor seemed to slam tight around his chest; an absurd admiration welled up inside him as inexorably, impossibly, he was lifted up into the air, bent over double, and then slammed down straight.
The demon-gods could tame the sea, Sabriye’s aunt had said, so many years ago; and the Dragon-Blooded cast them down—But they could none of them not stand one whit against the people of Wu-Jian.

And Jin passed out.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 23, 2016, 06:29:56 PM
Hi guys. I've been losing track of the abilities and charms the characters have, so I've decided to update and post complete character sheets here.
You'll also note that I've added Merits and Flaws. Flaws are weaknesses, obligations etc. that give you extra points for character creation in exchange for a downside, whereas Merits work in reverse. There's a list of a lot [but not all] of them here; http://exalted.xi.co.nz/wiki/The_Long_Second_Age--Merits_And_Flaws
But the exact wording of them on that page is often off. I think it's been house-ruled.
ANYWAY
Starting with Lanfen;

LEDAAL LANFEN:
Age: 30
Essence: 2
Deadlift record: 800 pounds

MERITS:
Animal Magnetism - 1 Point Merit
Something about you is compelling and interesting. You have an additional die to all Socialize rolls.
Black Market Ties - 5 Point Merit
You have ties to the underground’s market place. This Merit reflects the additional die you can use for Larceny rolls to find, buy, and sell items. It doesn’t give you an instant in with the rest of the Underworld, only in the commercial aspects of acquisition of items.
Good Ol' Girl - 2 Point Merit
Folks just tend to like you. You’re a decent person, and it shows through. Depending on the setting, most folks just take a shine to you. Take an extra die to all Socialize rolls.
Soothing Voice - 3 Point Merit
Your voice tends to be soft and soothing. You gain +2 die to social encounters to inspire calm and trust. You lose this bonus if you try to inspire violence or passion of any kind.

FLAWS:
Compulsion - 1 Point Flaw
You have a psychological compulsion of some sort, which can cause you a number of problems. . Compulsions can be avoided by spending a point of Willpower.
Curiosity - 2 Point Flaw
You have an unnatural curiosity , and find mysteries irresistible. You must make a Conviction roll to break off from pursuing your curiosity, even if it might over ride your common sense.
Dogma - Variable Point Flaw [15: Immaculate Faith]
Your kinship to the spirits is closer than other Exalted, and you are bound by the rituals of a religion regarding them. The value of this flaw varies with the frequency and severity with which it may be called upon. Determine its worth by adding the values below together.
If the rituals may bar the Exalted from entry into a location, add 1 point.
If the rituals may summon the Exalted to a location, add 2 points.
If the rituals may banish the Exalted from his present location, add 3 points.
If the rituals may compel the Exalted to perform non-lethal actions, add 3 points.
If the rituals may compel the Exalted to kill or place himself into danger, add 4 points.
If the ritual may block the Exalted's access to Essence temporarily, add 4 points.
Whimsy - 3 Point Flaw
You’re a bit of a kook. You often do things without rhyme or reason. Maybe you’re Fae Touched, maybe you’re just an odd duck, but you don’t need a reason for many of your actions. You change your mind at the drop of a hat. All of your Temperance rolls are made at +1 Difficulty.

VIRTUES:
Valor: ***
Compassion: ****
Conviction: *
Temperance: *


WILLPOWER: 5

ATTRIBUTES:

SOCIAL:
Appearance: ****
Charisma: ***
Manipulation: ***


PHYSICAL:
Dexterity: ****
Stamina: **
Strength: ***


MENTAL:
Intelligence: **
Wits: **
Perception: ***


ABILITIES:

AIR:
Linguistics: ** [Specialty * Swearing]
- Low Realm [Native]
- High Realm
- Wavetongue
Lore: **
Occult:
Stealth: *
Thrown: ***


EARTH:
Awareness: **
Craft:
Integrity: **
Resistance: ***
War:


FIRE:
Athletics: *****
Dodge: ***
Melee: **
Presence: **** [Specialty: *** Persistence]
Socialize: ***


WATER:
Bureaucracy:
Investigation: *** [Specialty * Snooping]
Larceny: ****
Martial Arts: ****
Sail:


WOOD:
Archery:
Medicine:
Performance: ** [Specialty: * Dance]
Ride: *
Survival:


CHARMS:

AIR:
LORE:
Elemental Bolt Attack
Elemental Burst Technique

EARTH:
RESISTANCE:
Ox Body Technique 1
Ox Body Technique 2
Ox Body Technique 3

WAR:
Enfolded in the Dragons Wings
FIRE:
PRESENCE:
Auspicious First Meeting Attitude
Passion Transmitting Nuance

SOCIALIZE:
Sweeten the Tap Method
Warm Faced Seduction Style

WATER:
LARCENY:
Naked Thief Style
Shifting Waters Impersonation Style
Impostors Voice Technique


IMMACULATE CHARMS:
Spirit Sight
Spirit Walking Technique


Total charms: 15

Edit: I was gonna do them all at once but I'm gonna take a break cause this takes forever to write 9_9 I'm gonna write Lifen next tho.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 24, 2016, 01:50:33 AM
Why am I not surprised she has a specialty in swearing ::)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 24, 2016, 10:13:11 AM
Because you are perceptive childe ::)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 25, 2016, 11:27:49 PM
One thing I should explain. You see how near the top Lanfen is listed as Essence 2? Essence is ranked from 1 to 5 the same as other stats. Your Essence rating determines how powerful you are in general compared to other beings.
Essence 1: Newly Exalted Dragon Blooded fresh out of secondary school, mortals, enlightened mortals, small gods, small elementals etc.
Essence 2: Experienced Dragon Blooded a few decades old, Newly Exalted Solar or Lunar Anathema, talented enlightened mortals, most spirits
Essence 3: Old and powerful Dragon Blooded, Experienced Solar or Lunar Anathema, the height of power a mortal can attain on their own
Essence 4: Exceptional Dragon Blooded [usually player characters], Terrifying Solar or Lunar Anathema, a mortal who has undergone apotheosis and become a God, some older spirits
Essence 5: Dragon Blooded main characters near the end of a long game, Solar or Lunar Demon Gods capable of shattering armies, Mighty spirits capable of miraculous feats and in some cases creating Exigent Exalted

Etc. The ratings go all the way up to 10, a ranking occupied only by the Incarna, led by Ignis Divine, the Unconquered Sun.Also exactly one Exalted in the world but ratings over 6 are only possible once the character turns a hundred.
Raising ones Essence rating requires spending the Rating X10 in exp points and the character meditating on the nature of their power for a number of months equal to the new Rating.
Lanying has already raised her Essence once, during the six month period following her Exaltation where she learned the basics of ill lilly and Jade mountain style she made a pilgrimage to the outskirts of the Jade Mountain itself, meditating for two months on a column of white jade infused stone, gazing at the center of the world.
Raising ones Essence at such a young age is very rare, and while in-game people don't rank Essence from 1-5 Lanying possessing her current level of power is a testament to her natural talent, the skill of her mentors and her exceptional breeding.
Most Dragon Blooded have Essence 1, most don't make it past Essence 2. Lanying's mother has Essence 4.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on November 03, 2016, 01:23:39 AM
DEMON BUTLERS: When the primordials were defeated, one of the terms of their surrender was that their souls would have to answer and obey any Exalted who summoned them for any task.
Because of this, arguably the most popular spell for sorcerors of any power level, from Terrestrial to Solar, is Summon First Circle Demon. This spell allows the binding of, well, a first circle demon. The Erymanthoi that Mengyao fought are one example. Another are the Angyalkae, creatures with dozens of twenty jointed fingers that draw music out of time itself, and die if they ever stop playing. Or Tomescu, living hurricanes with dozens of weapon bearing arms that scream every morning as they remember how they will one day die. Or Perronele's, living suits of armor made of liquid flesh and eyes.
There's a lot of them
And they're all freakishly useful.
And you can bind them for up to a year and a day of constant service or a single job [e.g. butler] permanently.
So sorcerors have demon butlers.
Cause they have less baggage than elementals.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on November 03, 2016, 01:59:23 AM
That. Is. Awesome :0
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Post by: GeeBeezy on November 03, 2016, 08:46:48 AM
It's also risky, and in the Realm it's tightly policed. No one is allowed more than three bound demons at a time without written permission.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on November 03, 2016, 09:35:02 AM
I'd say three is reasonably high number considering we're talking about enslaving demons
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Post by: GeeBeezy on November 03, 2016, 10:15:44 AM
True. However there isn't much enforcement of that law, and the fine is rather low [an obol, and in some places banishing the excess demons]. For construction projects and large battles, some sorcerers are allowed to summon hundreds of them.
Picture 300 eight foot tall Erymanthoi charging at you.
Yeah.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on January 25, 2017, 10:03:13 PM
Jace has a theme song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=notKtAgfwDA
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on January 26, 2017, 01:06:46 AM
::)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 07, 2017, 10:28:44 PM
HEY. I am very excited about this I know none of you will be but the image I posted of the Ledaal Wen manse broke a couple of months bACK BUT I FOUND IT AGAIN.
(http://v-torrente.ru/_ld/92/26845174.jpg)

Also this pic seemed relevant considering the last fight from when we were doing the rp was knives vs cables.
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/000/766/403/large/ray-yushan-vs.jpg?1432623753)
Also that ^^^ is my new headcanon for Lifen's knives.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 18, 2017, 11:32:32 PM
(http://img1.joyreactor.com/pics/post/extrafabulous-comics-superpowers-3727395.jpeg)

Exaltation.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 19, 2017, 12:32:14 AM
Pff ::)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 19, 2017, 12:34:14 AM
Are eyerolls your response to all my posts now

Also in Lanying's case it literally made her as strong as John Cena. That's gotta be at least 8 chairs.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 19, 2017, 12:59:07 AM
Who would win in a fight, Lanying or John Cena
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Post by: GeeBeezy on March 19, 2017, 08:52:49 AM
Lanying. Not even close. John doesn't have charms.
However he does have charm. Lanying would feel awful the entire time she was feeding him his feet.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 19, 2017, 12:21:42 PM
True, true
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Post by: GeeBeezy on April 21, 2017, 08:59:55 AM
 I'm reading a webcomic where (among other things) two people are trying to invent their own rpg, one based around crazy, over the top, wuxia style combat scenes.
Anyway, they were trying to figure out a way to make players play their characters to fit that theme without penalising them.
And so this guy said something like "why not use the carrot instead of the stick?" And they got really excited when they came up with the idea of awarding extra dice to players who describe what they want to do in a badass, action movie inspired way. And then those extra dice would make it easier for them to do more crazy stuff, in an infinite loop.
And I'm just grinning like an idiot because that's literally how Exalted works.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on April 21, 2017, 09:13:52 AM
Amazing ;D
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Post by: GeeBeezy on April 27, 2017, 11:02:03 PM
This is real apparently

https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?799438-Exalted-3-Hidden-Horse-Style
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Post by: GeeBeezy on May 03, 2017, 11:34:14 PM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/c6fe474f6ead7a1ded9cf67c38cf32a6/tumblr_onyq6hJhBV1uur35wo1_1280.png)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I like it.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2017, 11:54:16 PM
If it's too big: https://panhasapen.tumblr.com/post/159250688697/i-found-an-article-a-tutorial-about-attack-effects

And thanks!! :D
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 02, 2017, 04:41:19 PM
HEY WHO WANTS TO SEE AGNI

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/c87238ebd80f935a56387d3b7c0d7877/tumblr_oqwfbdElRq1uur35wo2_1280.png)

https://panhasapen.tumblr.com/
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 03, 2017, 01:35:22 PM
LANFEN 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO Now with added smug. Featuring blUE EYEBROWS

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/03b169ca97ee3bc9efc11700be88755e/tumblr_oqwmxo2orQ1uur35wo2_540.png)

https://panhasapen.tumblr.com/

Also I promise to post more frequently in rps V_V
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 15, 2017, 11:48:03 AM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/47e99cfa634476f200ebc95f78d0b700/tumblr_or7a80VphU1uur35wo1_540.jpg)
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/a215dd5b2b6c4c177574a0d8037fe95a/tumblr_or7a80VphU1uur35wo2_540.png)

!!!!!!!!

https://panhasapen.tumblr.com/
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 15, 2017, 11:57:45 AM
I. Kind of forgot I drew that ._.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 15, 2017, 12:11:07 PM
It is FLAWLESS and I LOVE it. Also I read the tags and u said every character in that rp was full of sin how dare u.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 15, 2017, 12:27:50 PM
Many are
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 15, 2017, 12:48:12 PM
But Agni tho
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 15, 2017, 01:29:49 PM
Fair
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 16, 2017, 11:01:13 PM
Are the Ledaal sisters + Agni supposed to be the four elements or am I misremembering or misinterpreting something?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 16, 2017, 11:17:07 PM
...
Holy shit they are.
I PLANNED THIS.
I TOTALLY PLANNED THIS FROM THE BEGINNING.

Creation has five elements tho
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 16, 2017, 11:27:47 PM
What's the fifth?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 16, 2017, 11:35:10 PM
Wood.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 24, 2017, 06:40:21 PM
I've been really terrible about posting, sorry guys, so I'm going to try and get at least 3 [that's a one and a one and a one btw] rp posts done every day so we can actually build up some steam. ALSO every two days or so I'm going to post Something on here that Lanying Knows. She has a full primary school education, which gives her a lore rating of 2. However she lacks any mystical knowledge, so while her education and life experiences have involved a great deal of stories and encounters with magical beings, her perspective on them is usually limited to a description.
For instance, she knows there's a difference between gods and elementals. She doesn't really know what the difference is though and if you asked her which one a siren is she wouldn't know, but she'd know what a siren is because she's heard stories of them.
She knows that the underworld is full of ghosts that linger rather than reincarnating as Heaven intends. She doesn't know what the underworld is like, she's never seen a ghost and she certainly doesn't know how to summon one [though she knows they dislike purple and garlic].
She knows that most spirits and ancient documents are in Old Realm but she doesn't speak any.
Etc.
Hopefully this will help give you a more intuitive understanding of what Lanying and the rest of the Realm think of the world and their place in it.
SO. Without further ado, the first Thing Lanying Knows.

THE STORY OF TAMALIDINI AND THE LITTLE GIRL:

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Once upon a time, over a hundred years ago, there was a god named Tamalidini. Tamalidini carried a bed made of a dozen trees on his back, sleeping in a different one of his five homes every night.
His first home was on a hill in a lake full of sirens.
His second home was in a forest full of blind and dying deer.
His third home was in a field full of blue skinned peasants.
His fourth home was at the bottom of a well in the underworld.
His fifth home was beneath a cliff next to a village of red roofed huts.
The fifth day was drawing to a close when Tamalidini laid down his bed by the cliff above the village. He laid down his bed and fell asleep, his snores echoing off the cliffs. However, as he slept, a red ape came from hell and hurled a boulder down to crush his skull. Luckily, the boulder struck the sleeping deity on his magic helmet. He woke howling with pain, then grabbed the stone, and, as gods cannot raise their hands against demons in war, hurled the stone away from him, took up his bed and headed for the hill in the lake full of sirens.
However, the stone landed on one of the huts in the village. It smashed through the pretty red roof and killed the parents of a girl who had a habit of holding grudges. The girl wept for five hours, then swore vengeance five times over against whoever killed her parents, then set off for five days and five nights, searching for her parents killer.
At the end of the five days and five nights the girl found herself before a tower in the ocean. She knocked and found it to be the home of a golden dragon who ruled one quarter of the compass.
The dragon listened to her story and found pity on the girl. He fed her, clothed her in red and gold, then led her through five trails, taught her six languages and seven spells. In exchange, the girl would owe the dragon one favor for every trial, language and spell he taught her.
The girl thanked the dragon and set off to take vengeance, riding on a magical chariot made of clouds and lightning. Through her arts, she discovered that Tamalidini was the culprit. After rejoicing in knowing the name of her enemy, she worked one of her seven spells, singing in six languages for five days.
At the end of the five days, five pieces of the sky fell burning on Tamalidini's head as he slept. Tamalidini woke howling with pain, alive only thanks to his magic helmet. Tamalidini saw the burning pieces of sky, swore an oath of vengeance five times over against whoever threw them at him and threw them away, crushing another five houses in the girls same village, then walked to his next house and laid down his bed when he arrived the next day. But that very night, after he laid down his giant bed, another five pieces of the sky struck him where he lay, battering him nearly to pieces.
He woke again, cursing whoever threw the stones, but his knees shook with fear as he looked on his shattered bed and his scorched belly, realizing how close he'd come to death. For Tamalidini knew he had lived his days in sin, and feared his next life as a back fears a knife.
Full of fear of reincarnation and fury at his unknown enemy, Tamilidini ambushed five innocent gods, beat them into a paste with his great fists and poured them into a mold, forging them into a mighty shield. He went on, holding the great silver dish aloft, and when the sky came raining down on him the pieces burst against the mighty disk, the pieces breaking and burning trees and fields.
Day by day, Tamalidini marched on, hunting his offender. Everywhere he went, the shattered meteors wrought destruction, once a day but at a different time each and every day, leaving Tamalidini too afraid to lower his great shield. As he traveled, his arms began to shake and sweat beaded on his furrowed brow. Though he was used to bearing the great weight of his twelve-tree bed, the shield was exceedingly heavy, and twice as he made to lay it down the stones fell burning from the sky, and he parried them so barely with his hastily raised burden that his eyebrows kindles and his cheeks were scorched red.
Eventually, exhausted half out of his wits, the god walked to the village with the red roofs and stomped five villagers flat with his vast feet, ordering the hundred and eleven survivors to dig a great network of tunnels beneath their village. They labored for fifty five days, Tamalidini standing beneath the cliff above them, shouting the most dire threats and imprecations against any who dared to rest or shirk their loads. So great were their exertions that the fifty five frailest fell dead, one every day that they dug until only the strongest peasants were left, and even these were sweating their very blood from the lack of food, drink or rest. But even worse than these poor souls was the state of Tamalidini! For the blood of his exertions flowed down his arms in steaming waterfalls and mixed with his blood to form the river Tamal that flows in that region to this day.
As the villagers finished their fifty fifth day of labor Tamalidini tore past them, panting and steaming with such heat that five men fell dead at his passing and the others cowered from him until he dove headfirst into the pit bellowing his thanks from the depths.
The villagers wept with relief and fell asleep where they stood. One man failed even to fall over and stands sleeping to this day.
However, they had not slept more than five hours when five pieces of the sky fell and set five homes alight. The weary villagers fought to douse the flames, but not before five more huts had been consumed utterly.
For five days five stones fell and shattered five homes each day, until the people were so desperate in their woe that they pulled the hair from their heads and hurled ashes over their shoulders [These ashes had the unfortunate habit of landing in the eyes and mouths of the other wailing mourners, causing great discomfort which only added to their woes].
And then a hero came from the sea.
She was crowned with coral and the beach shook beneath her mighty stride, the creatures of the sea were housed in her long hair and the glorious heat of her smile silenced the weeping and mourning for a full five minutes.
The woman looked back and forth five times, before asking what was the cause of such devastation and wailing and throwing of ashes?
"The God Tamalidini had us dig caves fifty fathoms deep!" they told her. "He sleeps there now, and has for five days, and every day he sleeps five stones fall from the sky and break our homes and our hearts!"
The hero wept salt tears at their suffering and vowed to aid the hapless farmers. She dove headfirst into the pit, struck a rock and was dazed for five beats of her mighty heart. "It doesn't do to rush headfirst" she told herself, "Not even when helping others!" she said, coming to the most correct and upright realization that charity is the gift given only by the living.
She followed the sound of the deity's snoring until she found him, resting in a pool of his own blood and sweat. Though her heart quailed at the sight of his immensity the hero swallowed her fear and knocked on his magic helmet, not wishing to come upon him unawares.
Tamalidini woke in great terror, and with a panicked bellow he vanished into the world of spirits, where no things of the world could touch him. It was only as he did so that it occurred to him that he could of escaped the curse and his suffering almost entirely by doing so earlier. His moans of frustration and self-loathing echoed off the walls of heaven and the Dragons plugged their holy ears against his loudness.
But as he stood cursing himself the hero reached into the spirit world and heaved him out bodily, tossing him over her shoulder and headfirst into a boulder that his magic helmet split down the middle. As he lay dazed the hero took his great shield in both hands and with her magic rendered it weightless, then raised it and brought it down five times on his bull sized neck until his head came free and rolled away into a pit where it complains to this day.
The hero climbed from the pit triumphant and bearing the great shield in one hand, still dripping with the deities blood. The villagers rejoiced, offering her every reward in their power to give. Looking on the ash and corpses the hero shook her head, telling them that her only reward was seeing the burden lifted from their shoulders. So saying, she took the shield from five arrogant youths trying to carry it on their shoulders and threw it into the newly formed river of the Gods sweat, leaping aboard and riding it to the ocean, waving to the villagers as she went.
The villagers returned, shaking to their homes and fell into a troubled sleep, until they woke and realized to their joy that no stones had fallen. They were free!
The hero rode east on her new shield-boat, seeking the land where Dragons come from. One day she found it and married a man with stars in his eyes.
But that is another story.
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 25, 2017, 12:11:24 AM
So is five a significant number in Exalted? Is that why there's five elements?
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 25, 2017, 09:02:16 AM
There's five of pretty much everything in Exalted tbh. The magnitudes of things are ranked from one to five, five weekdays, five elements, five maidens, it's based on how the Chinese consider five a lucky number.
Of course, it is entirely possible that that story isn't entirely accurate and that there wasn't quite as many multiples of five in it ::) but people insert things like that when they retell stories.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 26, 2017, 02:05:22 PM
Bes what color jade are Lifen's knives?? I've run out of search terms to try and I think they're blue but I can't remember
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:07:06 PM
Blue jade :] I can't remember the exact shade, but I think the handles are a darker shade than the blades for sneaky reasons.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:08:39 PM
The whole thing is made of jade?
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:10:26 PM
Jade in Exalted is more like a metal. It isn't real world jade. If you melt it down and shape it into a weapon it's several times stronger and sharper than steel or even titanium, but it weighs a lot.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:13:38 PM
Oh okay I was gonna say. That's just not practical. Even though they have knives with jade blades and they look cool as heck
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:14:57 PM
I'VE SEEN THOSE they're awesome. Picture Lifen's knives looking like that but blue I guess.  Dark blue hilt and sky blue blade.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 26, 2017, 02:17:47 PM
Noted
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:19:56 PM
It looks like they use a flintstone technique to sharpen those ones since jade is stone LIKE DRAGONGLASS but if its like metal that's probs not necessary???
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Post by: Catvomitsky on June 26, 2017, 02:22:09 PM
Are the Ledaal sisters + Agni supposed to be the four elements or am I misremembering or misinterpreting something?
Woah :o

What's dragon glass?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:24:02 PM
Obsidian
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:25:39 PM
It looks like they use a flintstone technique to sharpen those ones since jade is stone LIKE DRAGONGLASS but if its like metal that's probs not necessary???

You'd need a freakishly strong stone. It's not just metal it's like, super metal. Magic metal. You basically forge it sharp and once it's finished it's pretty much impossible to damage, let alone blunt.

Obsidian

There are people who use obsidian weapons in Exalted actually! They make them pretty much the same way they did in real life.

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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:27:19 PM
So like metal.
Unfortunate. Flaking is fun and dangerous

YAAAAAA LIKE GAME OF THRONES okay does the obsidian have like a special use cuz in got it and valyrian steel are the only things that can kill white walkers does exalted have stuff like that
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:43:52 PM
Heavy Metal dude.
Yah danger fun[tm].

YEH. Okay there's a few substances in Exalted called Magical Materials which include all five [technically six but yellow jade doesn't count] colors of jade, orichalchum, moonsilver etc. and they all have their own properties and powers [besides nigh indestructibility] that make them valuable. So like, some creatures can immunize themselves to damage from mundane sources like arrows, volcanoes etc. but can still be harmed by magical damage, attacks from magical weapons count as magical damage so yah, some substances can be the only way to hurt something. Think of it as Celestial Bronze, Imperial Gold etc from Percy Jackson.
Obsidian isn't one of those materials, it's just volcanic glass like in real life, however some of the most Gods most involved in mortal affairs are volcano deities, who often bless the weapons of their worshipers in exchange for human sacrifice and to fight the Gods enemies, which are usually either Fae or the dead.

So, particularly in the west you'll find a whole lot of people using obsidian weapons to kill the undead. That's Game of Thronesey right? Honestly though it has more in common with the actual politics of GOT than the setting details.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:47:28 PM
I mean white walkers are just ice zombies so ya thats game od thronesy i guess obsidian killing the dead is a commonality v good
POLITICS ARE BORING. Unless they involve mur (omg thank you) murDER (*gasp* judas..)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:48:54 PM
Yeh it's cool.
Elemental demigods arguing over who to nuke is not boring ty. What's that a reference to?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:53:07 PM
That's so boring unless they actually do it come on man.
https://youtu.be/8y7EBA5GMJk
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:54:52 PM
They do it a lot. Like I said it's like GOT.
That's my new fave thing. Ty.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 02:57:14 PM
They don't have nukes in GOT everyone just kinda sneak attacks. Well theres Wildfire but like we don't discuss that
Yw
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 02:59:41 PM
Ooooh you mean nuking, I c. Yeah there's Wildfire in Exalted, it's just slightly less deadly and it's called firedust.

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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:04:25 PM
WE DON'T. DISCUSS. WILDFIRE.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:04:51 PM
:3 do they ever start shooting it out of pistols in GOT?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:06:29 PM
-_______________-
they don't use guns in GoT
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:07:45 PM
But they have wildfire? ???
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:08:48 PM
I don't think theyre the same thing
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:09:26 PM
It goes woosh right? So if you stuck it in a tube and lit it it'd go woosh at everything in front of you right?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:10:38 PM
I mean I guess so but it's more used like how you'd pour gasoline and then light it so it spreads. It's a liquid
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:11:19 PM
Okay but what would happen if you soaked sand with wildfire?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:13:50 PM
Well it'd be wet. Cuz it's a liquid that's pretty useless without a preexisting flame.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:14:46 PM
Yeah but I'm saying could you pack it into a tube for later gun related use?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:16:15 PM
I mean maybe??? I think at one point that have Wildfire bomb type things
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:18:05 PM
That's pretty much how firedust gets used. It's more napalm than gunpowder.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:20:02 PM
Yeah. They don't have any sort of gun-like weaponry its all swords and bows and arrows and armor
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:20:43 PM
That's pmuch most of Exalted. How many ninjas do they have?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:23:17 PM
Approximately 0
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:24:10 PM
Weird. How about slaves?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:25:55 PM
Tons, m'dude. That's Dany's whole thing, freeing the slaves and bringing ruthless judgement to the masters
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:27:24 PM
That's Exalted. Except half the time you play the masters.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:36:17 PM
Guhross
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:39:27 PM
No it's fun cause glorious peoples republic sees to their needs.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:40:29 PM
Okay but wheres Dany to smite them all
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 03:50:28 PM
Getting hunted by Communist Buddhist Magic Ninjas with kung fu for being a heretical golden demon goddess. GOT has already been run through the Exalted lens before.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 26, 2017, 03:53:13 PM
I don't wanna know, man
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 26, 2017, 09:45:08 PM
Alrighty y'all. Time for the second round of Things Lanying Knows. I've decided to do a story/article + a weapon description every time, cause the weapon descriptions are too short for this threads title and the stories don't give you practical knowledge.
However, this time I've got some art to post first thanks to Pan :3

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I've said it once and I'll say it again, while they both look great I think that's my favorite picture of Lanying so far :D
Now for the Thing Lanying Knows.

HOUSE LEDAAL:

Ledaal was the fourth of the Empresses children to live to adulthood, and was clearly a prodigy. To ensure that she never bored, the Empress provided her with the finest tutor in sorcery in the Realm. Ledaal absorbed everything she learned, about sorcery, the First Age, Heaven, Hell and more but has shared almost none of it, as one of her first and most important lessons was in secrecy.
That knowledge, along with the House’s elemental aspect of Air, has resulted in one of the most intellectually curious and investigative Houses in the Realm. Curiosity has been the bane of many in this House, but most Ledaals would find death preferable to boredom anyway, so they don’t much mind the danger.
House Ledaal is one of the few Houses to realize the enormity of the threat posed by the underworld. While its scions are trying to point out the danger to the other Houses, they have not been as effective as they need to be.


MASTER(S) OF THE HOUSE

Throughout its history, House Ledaal has consistently been run by a cabal of powerful, experienced Exalts. For the last several years, that cabal has included four Dynasts who epitomize both the worldly and intellectual seeking for which House Ledaal is known.


LEDAAL KEBOK OMEGER

A scholar and a sorcerer, Omeger was a savant and archeologist at the Heptagram for many years before retiring to take a more active hand in the running of his House. Like many in his family, he is an avid student of First Age history. He spent most of his life in the wilds of the Threshold searching out lost historical texts and studying the ruins of the First Age. He returned only 20 years ago to help lead his House, sporting a deep scar new on his cheek. Though everyone has asked to hear the story behind it, Omeger refuses to discuss the matter with anyone but his Sidereal advisor.

LEDAAL CATALA GAMAM

Like most of House Ledaal, Gamam has a very low boredom threshold, which has made her something of an adventurer. She has spent most of her Exalted life in the Threshold. She has spent many years mapping the location and edges of several shadowlands, and during that time, she was also able to gather some intelligence on the ways and movements of the underworld and its denizens. Six months ago, she left on another expedition, where and why she would not say but took a large chunk of her library and many mute slaves.

LEDAAL CAROS

Caros is a strategist. He studied at the House of Bells [The Realms finest military secondary school for Exalted], where he has since taught as well, and he has advised several of the Realm’s great generals. House Ledaal’s astrologers [one of which was Lanying's own father] predicted his worth as a strategist at his birth, so he has never been allowed to choose his own path. He has suppressed his frustration and resentment over this, since he understands what is at stake. As a result, he has grown increasingly morose and peevish over the years.

LEDAAL CYCEL

With an eidetic memory and an uncanny ability to figure out who will do the most good where, Cycel runs most of the day-to-day operations of her House. She often consults with the astrologers on which of the House’s children should be encouraged to go into what fields. She has no compunctions about pressuring parents into dictating their children’s career choices, and many parents and children alike have thanked her years after the fact for her meddling.

MAJOR LINES

There are two major households and a number of smaller offshoots of House Ledaal. Lanying and her family hail from the Ledaal Kebok line.

THE LEDAAL CATALA HOUSEHOLD

When Catala opted to form a household, she was not content to remain on the Blessed Isle when most of what the Realm urgently needed to know was out in the distant parts of the Threshold. She established a household in a powerful Air-aspected manse in the hills where the north fork of the Great Forks River starts, and her many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have come to prefer the role of pioneers to that of nobles with too much leisure time.
This branch of the family finds it easier to study the Threshold and gather wonders and information when it doesn’t have to travel back and forth to the Realm. The primary subject of study for the Catala household is the Anathema, the shadowlands and the Fae.
Its members collect old texts and new intelligence, ferret out foreign business opportunities to keep the House vaults filled and make friends and allies in places where most Dynasts are afraid to venture.
So numerous are the sorcerers in this household that they’ve formed their own sorcerous society.


THE LEDAAL KEBOK HOUSEHOLD

Another great Air-aspected sorcerer, Ledaal Kebok is a famed scholar and sorcerer, and he still teaches at the Heptagram [The Realms school of sorcery] from time to time. His household takes after his scholarly bent and collects historical texts, records oral histories, studies sorcery at the knee of the masters and runs a solid intelligence-gathering network that boasts eyes and ears in most of the major cities around the Realm.
Though he will deny it to the end, there is a rumor that his eldest daughter, Sulco, took a demon as a lover, and that a strain of demon-blood taints all of her children. The rumor may or may not have some truth to it, but Kebok can’t accept the notion and refuses to hear it spoken in his presence.


Did you actually just read all of that?? If so I'm both impressed and grateful ;D I'll try to make the weapon section a bit more brief.

LIFENS THROWING KNIVES:

All magical devices in Creation are referred to as artifacts. Most are made of some combination of mundane matter and the magical materials. As it is in the case of Lifens throwing knives, some weapons are made of pure magical material.
Lifens knives are forged from solid blue jade, which despite bearing an affinity to Air Essence still weigh over 5 pounds each, with a blade as sharp as obsidian. If you ever see a pound weight in the shops, pick up 5 and imagine that much weight concentrated into a 9-10 inch long, 1 inch wide blade sharp enough for surgery being hurled at a fleshy target.
They're very dangerous is what I'm trying to say.
However, despite being covered in blades, Lifen is only actually carrying one knife, called the Blue Hedgehogs Quill.
Some artifacts hold unique pseudocharms that can only be activated by a devoted wielder, these are called "evocations". In the case of Blue Hedgehogs Quill, if the wielder places the knife in a scabbard on their body it shapes Essence into enough knives to fill every scabbard they're wearing, thus allowing her to draw and throw many more knives at once without running out of ammo.
How does she not collapse under the weight? Well, as an Essence user Lifen can fill her artifacts with a few motes of her Essence, making the loom of Fate read them as a part of her soul, thus rendering them entirely weightless while in her hands, yet not taking away their intertia.
This allows Lifen to throw dozens of heavy metal blades with no more exertion than it takes to swing her arms :]
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 27, 2017, 02:13:34 AM
Very good weapons
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 28, 2017, 01:14:34 PM
I've been rereading the roleplay from the beginning and I had forgotten how considerate and socially acceptable Lanying's behavior was before Cat joined in ::) You gave me the opportunity to flirt with Agni when he was introduced and I did not take it I tried to complete the budding quest you were setting up like I was gonna take this seriously or something
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:18:06 PM
I KNOW I WAS SO PROUD and theeeeen. ::) I like to think there has been at least SOME seriousness along the way though.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:19:59 PM
Nothing you do is serious
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:21:17 PM
Some things I do are serious. It's just that being rich is fun and inherent antics follow that.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:22:14 PM
Nothing is serious
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:23:23 PM
Kids got stolen and a family were found crucified on a mountainside.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:23:58 PM
Not serious enough
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:25:22 PM
Uhuh.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:31:58 PM
You. U needa work on that. Ya.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:34:17 PM
I'd appreciate any advice.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:34:40 PM
 Kill ur main characters
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:35:48 PM
That would be tremendously ambitious of me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR68W56DCBU
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:42:30 PM
Kill them.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:43:34 PM
Why.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:43:55 PM
For despair.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:44:34 PM
Why.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:44:45 PM
Its fun.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:45:17 PM
But I love my children.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:49:52 PM
http://pin.it/7l6VXhG
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:56:46 PM
You can't boss me around.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 01:57:39 PM
I'm just tryna show you the possibilities
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 01:58:33 PM
You're trying to kill my children.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 02:05:30 PM
No, I'm showing you how to kill them.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 02:06:24 PM
You're Aries.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 02:08:59 PM
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 02:12:43 PM
Wonder Woman would be ashamed.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 02:13:21 PM
I mean. If she has to come kill me at least I'll get to meet her
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 02:13:49 PM
True. Goals.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 02:22:39 PM
If I die I wanna die at the hands of my one true love
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Post by: GeeBeezy on June 28, 2017, 02:23:52 PM
Or sword.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on June 28, 2017, 02:25:40 PM
That too
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Post by: GeeBeezy on July 07, 2017, 02:09:38 PM
oKAAAY I'm way late for posting the next thing so Imma do that but first here have some quotes from other peoples games that I found funny.

“…Get me a dead koi fish and I’ve got a plan” -Lunar Exalted to his circle.

“I’m pretty sure the paddy fields are an anathema conspiracy.”

“It doesn’t matter that I have rheumatism, at least I’m not ugly!” - After getting bit by a pattern spider

“Don’t you guys have twitter in hell?”
“No.  Only Myspace.”

“Could you guys stop being so provocative?”
“Said the guy who attacked a fridge!”

"So what do I roll to terrorize the city as a t-rex?"

“That’s not a cult. That’s called a culture.”

“I am going to counterattack ALL OF YOUR TEETH. TWICE.”

“The only problem I can see with Operation Meat Surprise is that I’m not sure how small the Very Small modifier gets you.”

"Anathema go in, tornado comes out! You can’t explain that!"~NPC Guard

“I swear, some of my best friends are demons!”

“You’re torturing the flower?”
“If it screams, it can be interrogated.”

“We don’t support blatant vigilantism*”

“I have bones, but they don’t really matter.” -God-blooded with both versions of double-jointed.

“I just put it in my mouth, and whatever happens happens.” fair-folk, on how he is able to eat rocks

“Are you sure you’re not a supervillain? Your motivation is literally to conquer the world.”

“What happened to that unusually compassionate raccoon?”

"Dammit we don’t have time for another murder!"


Now for ART:

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/9a50170af12797ca47ab0f0e80e025c8/tumblr_os6nxgjnZU1uur35wo1_1280.png)

https://panhasapen.tumblr.com/post/162301771769/i-had-no-internet-today-so-i-tried-digital

!!! I LOVE IT??[?] IT'S BEAUTIFUL??[?]

Okay I'll write the next thingamajig in a bit.

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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 07, 2017, 02:31:23 PM
Thanks for the compliment because I had no idea what I was doing :P
Also the comment about bones not mattering is cracking me up XD Exalted ::)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 16, 2017, 09:35:09 PM
YOU WERE CREATING EXCELLENT ART IS WHAT YOU WERE DOING
Exalted ::)

I promise I will get back to this when I'm not buried in assignments and lack of sleep but also I just found out someone made a full rewrite/edition of Exalted called Exalted: Kawaii Edition which replaces Dragon Blooded with sailor moon style magical girls and the Solars are evil bishonen guys trying to turn the whole world lazy and Essence has been replaced by moe and I'm trying to come to grips with this rn ty for your patience.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on August 16, 2017, 09:55:53 PM
That's the best thing Ive read all week. I'm also trying to come to terms with this
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 16, 2017, 10:46:14 PM
Update: Lunars are catgirls and fae are alien princesses and each caste [Aspect] of magical girl [Dragon Blooded] is descended from one of Gaia's husbands one of whom is literally Mamoru. Also there are no Martial Arts there are instead Marital Arts. They are worse than they sound.
Also the primordials have been renamed the Not Fun At All Things and the art of summoning their souls [demons] to Creation used to be called Summoning The Sore Losers To Me but was shortened to Sorcery. Which instead of three circles is divided into three cliques. Only the mighty brooding bishonen are popular enough to access spells of the third clique.
The Water Aspect has been replaced with the Sailor Warriors who have pretty much all of the same Water Aspect abilities and stuff except they wear sailor scout outfits.
There are also transformation wands and stats for different magical girl outfits this is not a drill.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on August 17, 2017, 12:27:25 AM
Amazing XD
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 17, 2017, 05:26:18 PM
Update: Instead of Terrestrial and Celestial martial arts they have Girlfriend and Fiance level marital arts.
My new favorite piece of literature is this little slice of the mass combat section, aka the rules for battles between armies.

"In Exalted: Kawaii, mass combat resembles the gang fight from West Side Story. It is a giant song and dance number with two armies manuevering in synchronized dance manuevers, in order to basically make the other side realize it is less cute and force them to run for their lives in shame. Death is minimal unless one side gets stubborn or is particularly blood thirsty.
Military units basically act as the chorus line for their unit commander and most of the actual fighting, except with particularly blood-thirsty foes, comes down to a duel between unit commanders with the units acting as moral support / psychological intimidation / stunt fodder / entertainment for the dueling leaders."


I can't describe my emotions towards this fandom. I have never been more shamed and more hysterically giggly towards a group of people since Kung Fury.

"Karaoke : Very popular in the Kawaii Isle, especially with magical girls. The needed equipment is a level 1 artifact in its simplest form; Karaoke facilities can be found in any Blessed Isle city of 10,000 or more. Very large cities have many competing ones. In the Threshold, such facilities are found usually only in major noble homes and in major cities,"

This is canon now.

International Drug Trafficking is dominated by La Cosa Nostradamus, run by a circle of renegade Helping Goddesses. They use their prophetic powers to figure out how the demand and supply of drugs will change, then move in and take over the key players, replacing them by the use of Disguises, if necessary.
They utilize a race of giant sentient, semi-humanoid pitchers of liquid to produce their drugs. These giant armed and limbed pitchers (with faces drawn in black on one side of the pitcher) constantly produce various drugs in liquid form and are constantly being slowly drained off and allowed to solidify into everything from alcohol to crack cocaine to pogs. One such pitcher, however, escaped many years ago and fights a lonely guerilla war against La Cosa Nostradamus. It is unclear whether or not Kool-Aid Man will ever liberate his brethren.
Of late, La Cosa Nostradamus has been experimenting with addictive dinosaurs, to break into the kiddy market, since kids love Dinosaurs. However, repeated maimings of test children and testers alike by the test models have made progress slow.


This is the only game you'll ever need to play.

Bratwurst Academy (The Pyramid)

Located on an island on the lonely northern coast of the Blessed Isle, this giant four-sided pyramid is the premiere magical academy of the Isle, where people go to learn sorcery and to engage in intense study of charms. Most of the Island's sorcerors gained their skills by studying here.
Students are divided into five 'Houses', which compete against each other for points; whichever house has the most points at the end of the year is rewarded with special sorcerous knowledge and artifacts and CANDY. Whoever gets the least will be mocked for all of eternity. The Houses are:
Manticore: Self-righteous snots who think they are braver and more moral than everyone else.
Sniveling: Arrogant whiners who think their bloodlines are the purest and everyone else should just give it up. They especially look down on anyone who comes of mixed heritage, or worse, was born into a mortal family. Or isn't fantastically wealthy. Or has bad hair. Or doesn't wear the latest fashion. Or...
Kawaii: Obsessed with their own beauty, house Kawaii's members are in this to become EVEN PRETTIER THAN BEFORE. They reject all ugly things, like homework.
Elephant: They say an Elephant never forgets. Nor will he let you forget he never forgets anything and is SMARTER THAN YOU WILL EVER BE. Ever.
Puff'n'Stuff: This is the house where the uncool kids get put, the hard workers who will actually keep the Empire alive while the other four houses are busy getting themselves off on how great they are. Most quickly learn to keep their heads down until they graduate and get out of this asylum. House Puff'n'Stuff is also noted for its yearly 'Giant Demonic Puppet Festival', which involves creating huge marionettes controlled by demons, who then perform skits.


My sides ruptured at "Puff'n'Stuff" and were left in ruins at "who then perform skits".
And now I leave you with this snippet from the calendar section;

"Air 1 is the first day of the year, commonly celebrated as Hangover Day."
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Post by: Catvomitsky on August 22, 2017, 11:51:16 AM
Just wanted to pop in and say that 1) Kawaii!Exalted is a work of art and 2) I was configuring my printer and the manual repeated the phrase "the LANs" (local area networks) and I thought of Lanying and Lanfen ::)
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 22, 2017, 11:26:06 PM
IT ABSOLUTELY IS I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
The Lan network is extensive they are e v e r y w h e r e ::)

aNYWAY. After a crazy stupid long hiatus imma post the next Thing Lanying Knows.
So, last time I explained house Ledaal in all their geeky glory.
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/186309/House_Ledaal.jpg)
But Ledaal has enemies and allies among the other great houses. Today, we're going to take a look at their closest ally; the fire aspected house Cathak.
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/186305/House_Cathak.jpg)

House Cathak

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1d/00/66/1d0066d64c3eb3f9a455156a596b7ec4--character-concept-concept-art.jpg)

Famed as one of the most militaristic of the Great Houses, House Cathak has been blessed by the Dragons with a better Exaltation rate than any House but Mnemon’s. Even more auspiciously, House Cathak has produced more children than any other Great House for 80 out of the last 100 years. For other Great Houses, this would be a blessing.
For House Cathak, it’s necessary to offset the House’s equally high mortality rate. The majority of young Cathaks (Exalted or not) enter the legions, where they strive to equal or surpass the legends of the House’s great war heroes—and the House’s casualty rate reflects that. More tragedies befall the young soldiers of this Great House than any other. Publicly, this is attributed to the fearlessness of House Cathak. Privately, it is often claimed that, while members of the House are long on bravery, they’re short on judgment. Some members even secretly claim that it’s an extravagant conspiracy engineered by Mnemon to keep House Cathak from taking control of the Dynasty simply by out-breeding the rest of the Great Houses.

Due to their shared devotion to the Wyld Hunt and largely aligned goals, the Cathak and Ledaal houses have enjoyed a strong, and mutually beneficial relationship for centuries. House Cathak is the intimidating big brother of house Ledaal, and to help cement this bond, marriages between the houses are commonly arranged, or at least strongly encouraged by both houses.*


Master of the House:

Great grandson of Cathak himself, Cathak Cainan is the current patriarch of House Cathak and a true icon of the Scarlet Empire. Cainan is one of those rare, truly pious souls who obtained his schooling at the Cloister of Wisdom and then chose to be a soldier rather than a holy man.
Over a glorious career that has included leadership of the Cathak legions, massive battles with invading Fair Folk and vigorous participation in the Wyld Hunt, Cathak Cainan has earned the respect of his family and the obedience of the legions. He is one f a handful of Exalts in the Realm who can get an audience with the Mouth of Peace [Basically the Pope] within an hour of requesting one.
Like his House, Cainan has proven himself unusually fecund, and a surprisingly high percentage of his children and grandchildren have Exalted.
Though he does not consider himself his House’s ruler, per-se, Cainan does guide his extensive family with a firm, but gentle hand. He’s open to the input of other family members, but no one questions that his word is final.


MAJOR LINES

THE CATHAK GAREL HOUSEHOLD

Cathak Garel is a respected military historian whose household is based in a sprawling manse outside Tuchara, in Arjuf Dominion.

She and her family are renowned for writing the most accurate and complete histories of the Scarlet Empire’s conquests and battles anywhere in the Realm. Gathered both through battlefield observation and exhaustive interviews, these histories read like hyper-detailed and thoroughly annotated skirmish-by-skirmish accounts. They are so accurate that they are considered sensitive information and guarded accordingly. Any time the Realm enters a conflict, chroniclers from the Cathak Garel household appear on or near the field of battle as dependably as hungry crows. On many occasions, the family has earned the ire of other Houses and households by being too honest in its histories, but Garel has always insisted that accurate records of battles are far more crucial to the Realm than flattering ones. If any member of the Cathak Garel household were ever to falsify a chronicle of a battle, both Garel and Cainan himself would be forced to take drastic action to defend the integrity of the household’s reputation.

While many in Cathak Garel’s line have followed her example and become historians, many have also made more active use of these historical lessons by becoming strategists and generals in the legions.


GOOD JOB ON READING THAT EAT A SNACK. NOW WEAPON TIME.

DAIKLAVE:

(https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/0364/58/1417306147997.jpg)

A daiklave [meaning, "Huge, magical sword"] is a huge, magical sword. They are usually [though not always] much larger than conventional straight swords, with some reaching or even exceeding six feet in length and eight inches in width. In such blades, their killing potential is often due not only to its impossibly sharp edge, but also its sheer momentum.

*Mengyao's mother is a fire aspect from house Cathak who was married into Ledaal.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on August 22, 2017, 11:28:19 PM
They sound like the Fire Nation. Also, that is one badass sword.

MENGYAO
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Post by: GeeBeezy on August 22, 2017, 11:34:26 PM
Well they CAN be a little Fire Nationy. They have many satrapies in the Threshold, and that’s where the vast portion of the House’s funds come from. Cathak Cainan has a reputation for squeezing the House’s satrapies harder than most of the Dynastic Houses, but also for providing more disciplined troops, less corrupt officers and a range of other services (road and bridge building, mostly).
Ledaal on the other hand usually prefer to give clear, simple demands to their satrapies, not interfering unless someone messes up, at which point they make a decisive and memorable point about why you should not piss off a house full of ninja and sorcerers.
It IS a badass sword.

YES MENGYAO whadaboudim?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on August 23, 2017, 08:53:55 AM
Cathak Cainan has a reputation for squeezing the House’s satrapies harder than most of the Dynastic Houses
I'm sorry, but I can't possibly take this sentence seriously

Mengyao and...the betrayal 0.0
Title: Re: Exalted text walls [Abandon all hope ye who enter here]
Post by: GeeBeezy on August 23, 2017, 02:02:36 PM
SHUT UP it means they tax them more heavily and with a stronger military presence ::) very serious technical term.

muahaha. ;D
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 20, 2018, 10:02:51 PM
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/84.gif)

I'm sorry can either of you forgive me?

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/186311/House_Nellens.jpg)

HOUSE NELLENS

Being a Dragon-Blood in House Nellens is a mixed blessing. On one hand, such individuals are beloved because they are automatic celebrities in their House. On the other hand, House Nellens has thrown its lot in with patricians and the un-Exalted, and despite being Princes of the Earth, Exalted can wind up feeling like second-class members of the House. The ambiguity of such status can anger Nellens Dragon-Blooded, and some of them have even left their House in disgust. Most, however, accept their awkward status gracefully and take pride in the advantages enjoyed by the Dragon-Blooded that others in their House will never know. Some even become advocates for the rights of the un-Exalted, although doing so borders on heresy in the eyes of the Immaculate Order.


MASTER(S) OF THE HOUSE

House Nellens is guided by a council comprising its four oldest patricians and three oldest Dragon-Blooded [Who everyone assumes are the real decision-makers.]

MAJOR LINES

Nellens is at a disadvantage in almost every way conceivable when dealing with the other Dynastic Houses, and members of the House consider it very important to project a unifi ed front. For that reason, all members of House Nellens use the Nellens name, and there’s strong pressure not to weaken the House by breaking into separate households. Most of the family lives in an enormous manse in the city of Juche, at the base of the Imperial Mountain.

The House founder was the only mortal with whom the Empress ever condescended to share her superlative breeding.* She must have felt very strongly for him because even after his death, the Empress did not take steps against his bloodline.** Nellens is largely a mortal House, seeing only a small fraction of the Exaltations of any of the other Great Houses. The most Exaltations ever recorded by scions of Nellens is precisely 10 in a single year. The House leadership has taken great efforts to improve its Exaltation rate, including strategic weddings and adoptions, and their efforts appear to be gradually paying off. Still, more Exalted blood comes into the House every year, and at some point in the distant future, Nellens might be blessed with an Exaltation rate similar to the other Houses. All the House has to do is survive that long.

The Exalted of House Nellens favor no elemental aspect over any other. This is exactly the lack of elemental focus that other Houses mock (and fear, and guard against), though such a burden is expected of a House as misbegotten as Nellens. As a result of this sorry state of affairs, characters born into House Nellens suffer a +1 external penalty to social interactions with Dynasts from other Houses.


ECONOMICS

With the Dragon-Blooded taking the lion’s share of the more lucrative and glamorous business opportunities, House Nellens has learned to manage very well on smaller industries overlooked by the Houses with more Exalted. It has diversifi ed into farming communities, fi sheries, whaling expeditions, silk production, small textile operations, minor shipping and trade routes and so on.

While none of these modest endeavors makes Nellens immensely wealthy, they all add up. They also see to it that Nellens is surprisingly well connected among the un-Exalted, a level of society that many Dragon-Blooded completely ignore. All of these factors help to make Nellens one of the very few Houses whose income is still growing, despite the economic hardship that has fallen on many of the other Houses.

Nellens controls only a handful of satrapies, but it is not unhappy with this state of affairs. Truthfully, House Nellens just isn’t organized to deal with large shipments of tribute. Accordingly, instead of collecting tribute directly from those satrapies it does manage, Nellens often makes complex three- or four- party deals instead. These deals result in the House’s satraps shipping goods to distant third parties who happen to be allies of the House. These allies then do other favors for House Nellens or provide the House with raw goods and services of every description. It’s a complex maze of connections and trade that leaves Nellens not only in possession of more goods for less effort, but also helps keep its tributaries and satraps happy.

The smaller trades and shipments are not only cheaper, but easier to protect. These arrangements even served to hide some of the House’s income from the Empress, and Nellens elders are certain they will have even more success concealing their transactions from whomever ascends to the Scarlet Throne next.

Nellens also goes out of its way to ally itself with tributaries that are feeling squeezed by other the Houses. It has secretly underwritten a handful of tribute payments to other Houses in return for goods and favors of various sorts, most notably information and artifacts from the First Age.


GOALS AND ALLIANCES

Because of its perceived fondness for the un-Exalted, House Nellens has powerful strategic sway over mortals on the Blessed Isle, including most patrician families and the businesses they control.

The un-Exalted see House Nellens as their one window onto the Dynastic world. Even with its poor breeding rate, the House has far greater access to the resources of the Blessed Isle than even a mortal from another Dynastic House.

It’s a well-known fact among the mortals of the Blessed Isle that the Dragon-Blooded take care of their own and screw over the un-Exalted at every opportunity. Patricians and other mortals, however, quietly do what they can to take care of House Nellens, which, in terms of sheer numbers, is easily the most popular House on the Blessed Isle, regardless of what Dynastic propaganda might claim.

Although they have to be incredibly discreet about doing so, members of House Nellens regularly make inroads into the other Great Houses by wooing the many un-Exalted (and resentful) members of those Houses. Those patricians who feel as though they have been screwed over by the Dragon-Blooded at some point—and most do—support House Nellens in whatever subtle, discreet ways they are able.

Consequently, House Nellens often gets better prices for important goods and services from mortal families than other Great Houses do, and it has contacts everywhere. Some other Houses have almost been forced to assume that anyone who isn’t Exalted is either a member or a supporter of House Nellens.

Nellens has learned to expect nothing from the other Houses, and it certainly won’t count on them to defend its right to exist now that the Empress is gone. Nearly every member of House Nellens desperately wants their House to take the throne or to have a solid grasp on the individual who does wind up sitting on it. Any other outcome puts Nellens’ future viability as a Dynastic House in serious jeopardy.


And now for today's weapon! The Grand Daiklave!

GRAND DAIKLAVE

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/7e/a2/6c/7ea26cb30a54d7b2d64cbd8f2702901c--fantasy-weapons-swords.jpg)

A Grand Daiklave is what most people think of when you mention daiklaves, or Exalted for that matter, and was one of the first things that I saw online to draw me in. Sometimes called a battlefield blade or foecutter, the grand daiklave is the ultimate expression of the philosophy behind the daiklave- one needs no defense against a dead opponent. Two handed weapons with blades six-feet long, over a foot wide, it is the only lightening effects of Essence that allow these weapons to be wielded at all.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 27, 2018, 11:58:44 PM
Not going to post the next House thing for a day or two, so until then just enjoy these gorgeous examples of what Craft 5 [Earth] is capable of.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/rgz8rc.jpg)

And one of my new favourite quotes regarding truly old art; "We don't own this, we get to look at it, we get to enjoy it, but we don't get to disrespect it."
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on July 19, 2018, 01:18:39 PM
ON THE SUBJECT OF GETTING SWOLE

Right, so, one of the goofier things about Exalted is the feats of strength table, which is supposed to represent what a character of a given Strength+Athletics score is capable of lifting/doing, buuuuuut it's a little goofy in how it works. Take a look.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/TechnoGothic/EXALTED/ExaltedFeatsofStrength.jpg)

Yeah, cause an average person can TOTALLY lift a mule.
Uhuh.
Legit.
So I made my own version that I think is slightly less crazy while also allowing you to do objectively impossible stuff at higher levels.

1: 40 pounds: Carry an sack of seed without dashing. Drag a suit of armour without dashing. Wear a sword. Climb a tree at [Dexterity] yards per two ticks.
2: 80 pounds: Carry a sack of seed on each shoulder without Dashing. Carry a suit of heavy armor. Swim against a current at [Dex/Str] yards per two ticks.
3: 120 pounds: Dash with a sack of seed on each shoulder. Move normally in heavy armour. Climb a tree at [Dexterity] yards per tick.
4: 150 pounds: Carry an average sized person over each shoulder at half speed. Dash in heavy armour. Climb/Swim at normal speed. Swim against a current at [Dex/Str] yards per tick.
5: 200 pounds: Carry a large anvil. Catch an average sized person. Carry a person twice your weight. Break a solid plank with a kick.
6: 300 pounds: Kick a wooden door down. Move one Dash action along a vertical surface. Reduce fall damage by [Athletics] bashing on a successful Strength+Athletics roll.
7: 500 pounds: Bend a bronze bar under an inch thick. Break through wood [Strength/Athletics] inches thick in [Strength/Athletics] blows. Throw an anvil [Str+Ath] yards.
8: 650 pounds: Shatter a lock with a kick. Break rope bindings. Swim at Dash speed against a current. Swim at [Dex/Str] yards against stormy waters per two ticks.
9: 800 pounds: Bend an iron bar under an inch thick. Pull a fully laden wagon at [Str/Ath] yards per tick. Throw an anvil [FOSX2] yards for 4+Str bashing damage. Carry a mule.
10: 1000 pounds : Swim against stormy waters at Dash speed for [Strength/Athletics] ticks, moving at normal speed for one tick per tick dashed afterwards. Climb a tree or wall at Dash speed. Break through stone [Strength/Athletics] inches thick in [Strength/Athletics] blows. Throw a mule, or small shark FOS yards for 6+Str bashing [lethal, if you manage to hit them with the bitey bit of the shark] damage. Drag a fully loaded cart at Dashing speed. Attempt to grapple an opponent twice your height and width. Reduce fall damage by [FOS] on a successful Strength+Athletics roll.
11: 1250 pounds: Throw an anvil [FOSXEssence] yards. Dash with a full wine barrel on each shoulder. Shatter iron manacles. Lift an unlocked portcullis.
12: 1500 pounds: Uproot or knock over a tree [Strength/Athletics] yards tall over [Strength/Athletics] turns and carry it. Carry [Strength/Athletics] people your size at normal speed.
13: 2000 pounds: Breach an iron plated and barred door with a blow. Break a hole in a brick wall [Strength/Athletics] bricks thick over [Strength/Athletics] blows. Carry a horse. Throw a horse, bear or shark Strength+AthleticsX2 yards for 6 bashing damage. Use a tree [Strength/Athletics] yards tall as a weapon.
14: 2500 pounds: Move a hippopotamus. Attempt to grapple an opponent [EssenceX] your size. Catch a drawbridge. Break through bronze [Strength/Athletics] thick over [Strength/Athletics] blows.
15: 3500 pounds: Lift and carry a small hippopotamus at [Str/Ath] yards per turn. Force everyone around you weighing under half your FOS limit within [Strength] yards to roll against knockdown at a difficulty of your [Strength/Athletics]. Roll Strength+Athletics and Dash [FOS] yards for one tick per success. Roll Strength+Athletics and Dash up a vertical surface for one tick per success. Shake the ground hard enough to wake sleeping mortals and rattle windowpanes for [FOS] yards around you in every direction when you jump, land or Dash. Leave footprints in solid brick.
16: 5000 pounds: Carry a tonne of metal or stone on each shoulder at walking speed. Throw a hippopotamus [FOS] yards for 10+Str bashing damage. Throw an anvil [FOSXEssenceX2] yards. Throw a dead horse, bear or large shark [FOSXEssence] yards. Carry a pair of horses. Uproot or topple a tree FOS yards tall over [FOS] turns and drag it.
17: 6500 pounds: Create a strong wind or a current [Strength/Athletics] yards wide and [FOS] yards long for [Strength] ticks by punching or kicking after preparing for [Strength/Athletics] ticks. Make a hole a yard wide and two deep in solid earth [half that for stone] with a single blow. Carry a small forest elephant at a rate of Strength yards per turn.
18: 8000 pounds. Create a crater [Str] yards wide and deep in loose dirt [or half that for stone] with a single blow. Lift a small Orca and carry it back into the sea, gently and lovingly at a rate of either Strength or Compassion yards per turn. Double your jumping distance with FOS ticks of preparation. Carry a small forest elephant at normal speed.
19: 9000 pounds. Cause the earth to shake within [FOSXEssence] yards around by falling, Dashing, jumping or striking the ground. Rip a safe open with your bare hands. Throw a small forest elephant Strength/Athletics yards for 15+Strength bashing damage. Create a strong wind or current [Strength+Athletics] yards wide and [FOSXEssence] yards long for [Strength+Essence] ticks by punching or kicking after preparing for [Strength+Athletics] ticks.
20: 10,000 pounds. Throw a small forest elephant up to FOS yards for 15+Strength bashing damage. Topple a bush elephant with a push. Besides that pretty much do whatever you want, throw an orca at someone, just don't hurt me.

Now, Lanying currently has 4 Strength and 3 Athletics, putting her at 7 on this chart. If she stunts, she can increase this by 2 [3 technically but that almost never happens] meaning that she can lift, on average, about 800 pounds.
However.
There is a means.
For her to exceed that.
Are you interested?
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 06, 2018, 04:32:59 PM
HEY do you wanna see Realm Fashion?? Of course you do.

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/xqhkli.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2qitzk4.jpg)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/a17ss1.jpg)

And here's some examples of the sort of cavalry arms and armor+barding used by the Realm in its engagements.

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2j0ysgk.jpg)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/1z3pbvq.jpg)

Fun fact though, most cavalry in the Realm's armies isn't stationed in the Realm! Since the Blessed Isle is, well, an island, it's seperated from anywhere it might want to conquer by ocean. So rather than transport hundreds of horses by ship whenever they want to invade somewhere they just train cavalry detachments in their satrapies and ride them to wherever they need them. The exception are the Exalted [as usual] who often have literally spiritual bonds with their horses, tigers, elephants or whatever else they ride. Plus, a Dragon Blooded with a mount is a Dragon Blooded who can ride away from the main force before busting out the elemental kung-fu that could maim or kill their own soldiers, there are charms to prevent that but not all DBs learn them.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 13, 2019, 12:57:30 AM
We interrupt your text walls to bring you this *gasp* anonymously submitted art of Topknot! Wow I wonder who made it he's probably cool and a good writer.
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2evuwr7.jpg)
Those aren't boobs on his arms they're biceps btw.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on January 13, 2019, 01:09:44 AM
I'l give it an E for trying.

Also, the armor and weapons in the post above it seem reasonably realistic compared to my knowledge of Eastern armor and weapons.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 13, 2019, 01:20:36 AM
N-nice haha y-yeah ri-righ-right. 9_9

I'm glad to hear it!
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on January 13, 2019, 01:22:51 AM
Not that I'd really do any better.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 14, 2019, 12:42:52 AM
 ::)

BTW, here's the monsters Lifen recognized. If you've got any questions go ahead. :P

ERYMANTHOI/BLOOD APES:
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/115893/blood_ape.jpg)
Huge, violent and alcohol obsessed apes with an appetite for the body's of dead people, stand 6 to 7 feet tall on their knuckles.

TOMESCU/THE CLAMORING ARSENALS:
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e6/65/c3/e665c39ff975a934abd07d3e1f246b0f.png)
A creature whose body is obscured by a long whirwind, save for the dozen or so protruding limbs carrying a different weapon each. Every day, every tomescu in existence screams as it has a vision of its death, save for one every few million who forsee a glorious end to their lifetimes.

CHERNOBAAL/THE HOUNDS OF HELL:
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2lo0wwn.jpg)
Monstrous, horse sized hounds that stand six feet or over at the shoulder, obsessed with eating items to spit out superior versions made of ash. Can breathe green fire and eat most things. They're at their deadliest against an opponent they've hunted for at least five days.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 14, 2019, 10:50:50 PM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/e00b7b02e200d1cacf639366f5a84b1e/tenor.gif)

Hey gang, I'm pretty sure I've mentioned a few times that I'm adjusting the way canon rules work for this game, I only started finding out some of the problems with the edition I use after I'd been using it for a while so I'm gradually phasing out the fiddly bits in favor of some homebrew. :P
In particular, let me just summarize how attacking and defending works so we have it all written down somewhere.
When you attack, your dice pool is your Dexterity + the relevant combat ability [Martial Arts, Melee, Archery etc.], + your weapon/attack's accuracy [if any] + any relevant specialty + stunt dice - any penalties.
So for instance, Lanying throwing a punch has 14 dice, [5 Dex + 5 Martial Arts + 2 accuracy for punching + 2 stunt dice]. After taking an attack action, another thing that comes into play is any defense bonus or penalty that action might involve. For instance, swinging a tetsubo-
(http://www.nihonzashi.com/bokken_shinai_pictures/purpleheartwoodtetsubo-1_L.jpg)
-then reduces both of of your defense values [parry and dodge] by 3 as its defense bonus is -3 because it's so freaking heavy. Punching on the other hand requires bringing your arms up in front of you, and so increases your defense by 1, while kicking is awkward, and thus reduces your DVs by 1.
But then flurries get involved.
And shit gets weird.
Flurrying is taking multiple actions on a single turn, and really the only limit to the number of actions is your dicepool for making them, but each TYPE of action has it's own Rate, which is the number of times that action can be taken in a single turn. Grappling for instance has a rate of 1, while punches have a rate of 3 and kicks have a rate of 2. So Lanying for instance, could kick at someone twice, punch at them 2 times, try to grapple them once and then punch them, all on the same turn.
HOWEVER, each action you take in a flurry reduces your DVs by 1, plus any DV penalties the actions inflict [swinging a tetsubo twice is so ungainly for example, that it would leave pretty much anyone totally open to all attacks] and the TOTAL NUMBER of actions in the flurry determines the dice penalty each action will face, but fortunately it follows a really simple mathematical progression: The first action in a flurry loses a number of dice equal to the total amount of actions in the flurry, and then each action after it adds 1 to the penalty.
FOR INSTANCE, if Lanying DID do the flurry I listed above, her first kick would be at a 6 dice penalty [6 dice in total] her second would be at a 7 penalty [5 dice], her first punch would be at 8 [6 dice in total due to 4 plus 2 accuracy] her second punch would be at a 9 penalty [5 dice] her grapple attempt would be at a 10 penalty [4 dice] and her final punch would be at an 11 penalty [3 dice].
THAT SOUNDS PRETTY USELESS DOESN'T IT? What's she supposed to do with 3 measly dice?? WELL every attack in a flurry that's directed at the same character gives that character a cumulative -1 DV penalty against the flurryer[?] so let's say the target had a highest DV of 5 against Lanying, by the end of it they'd be at a flat zero by the time she tried punch them, leaving them totally exposed should she roll even a single success, which she could guarantee by spending a willpower point or buying some successes or extra dice using an excellency!
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 14, 2019, 10:59:23 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3otOKvastzBHckMWDC/giphy.gif)
Granted, what I described above is more of a duelling technique, as doing that while surrounded by enemies results in you being surrounded by enemies with no DVs left 9_9
Fortunately however, dragon blooded like Lanying can learn a charm called The Dancing Candleflame flow, that lets them apply DV penalties to their parry OR dodge DVs. So, for instance, if someone equal to Lanying in skill [unthinkable I know =3=] used that same tactic on her, she could use that charm to mean only her parry DV would get put to zero, while her dodge was still sitting pretty at 7!
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 14, 2019, 11:00:47 PM
HELLO you pmed me about changing mechanics and can I just say the whole flurry paragraph was mmm good shit and I can’t wait to see it (and Lanying! And the others but mostly Lanying) in action
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 14, 2019, 11:02:32 PM
DID IT MAKE SENSE?? GOD I HOPE IT MADE SENSE 9_9 HALFWAY THROUGH I PANICKED ABOUT THAT. [Same tbh she's a delight with her punchiness. Love the way she punches dudes it's really beautiful.]

Edit: here's some BEAUTIFUL flurry stunting inspiration done by two beautiful irl martial artist men I love these guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HvnRvUSHr4
When the irl Exalt rp movie gets made we getting Mike Tyson as Lanying and Donnie Yen as Lanfen lads. But on a more serious note, the whole way that Donnie in particular keeps switching between parrying and dodging blows in that scene is a real inspiration for how I'm gonna have dancing candleflame flow in the rp cause like, that's it's job, making it so when someone is hitting so insanely hard that you can't afford to take more than a few blows from them you can bounce the penalties between DVs to try and keep the difficulty of hitting you beyond the reach of their dice pools. This gets EVEN TRICKIER when sometimes your enemy can bust out a charm or weapon or something that's undodgeable or unblockable [so only one DV can protect against it D:].
You'll probably notice that Donnie and Mike are throwing more than three punches per few seconds though. ::) Well the rules can't PERFECTLY model real life, but also in-game there are a bunch of martial arts that let you increase the rate of your natural attacks past their limits. In Mike's case I'd say he'd have made it so the Rate of his punches is equal to his Martial Arts, meaning if Lanying had that MA she could make 5 punches per turn! Scary! Speaking of I'm totally gonna homebrew a boxing martial art that lets you do that. And a capoeira one that lets you do the same with kicks.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 14, 2019, 11:23:59 PM
It passed the sensibility acid test which is, does it make sense at 6 am. And it did! [IKR]
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 14, 2019, 11:33:33 PM
KCICKSASS :D That was a typo. Oh no. I'm ashamed.

Another cool thing about the whole penalty thang is that a house rule I'm implementing is that you can increase 1 [one] DV against an attack by one [1] by spending a willpower point. So, even if your DV's get knocked down to zero on all fronts, you can try and weather the [hopefully] tiny attack pools your opponent/s have left by increasing your DVs slightly, BUT willpower is also incredibly expensive as you can only possibly get back 1 point per turn. So battering an enemy down to low DVs and then using charms that make your attacks deal lethal damage, or poison [like Lanying does will ill lilly style] or something else that makes being hit by them a Bad Idea is a great way to drain your enemy's willpower pool, which is necessary for fueling a lot of their most powerful attacks, or even just getting through the day! The assumption is that the average human being spends 1-2 willpower points a WEEK, things like forcing themselves out of bed at 5 after going to bed at 1, or forcing yourself to pull an all-nighter on an assignment are examples of spending a willpower point. Flatlining someone's willpower in a fight has out-of-fight consequences. A fighter pushed that hard in a fight will be a hundred times more willing to throw the next one for money EVEN IF THEY WON THAT FIGHT, because willpower is what you use to resist social attacks!
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on January 30, 2019, 11:34:34 AM
ONCE AGAIN OUR EYES ARE BLESSED BY PANZER
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/918c9347a8ea3e2b841fa12280b7ec86/tumblr_pm10yh2nNz1tq3idi_1280.png)

E A R S
BUT ALSO
DAAAAAAAAYUM THAS GOOD ART :D ;D Thank you Pan

https://panhasapen.tumblr.com/post/182389036864/if-you-draw-halloweenlanying-or
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on February 20, 2019, 05:01:26 PM
Just sum fanart I saw on tumblr.

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/aa21ccc34c3b36ad0fbd8fcd781c9196/tumblr_peujh8Q5dE1x9tez2o1_500.jpg)
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/95ccf0302a33d6e729ace9d6c611e3be/tumblr_pb1frcDhPu1x9tez2o1_500.jpg)
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/f9fa4961f525d2621a452cbadb578803/tumblr_paoinf3Wop1u5d5tno1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 06, 2019, 02:09:34 PM
Q-q-q-quadruple post!

Last month exalted turned 18! I was planning some massive text walls to commemorate it but instead I'm just gonna do these two things, first, here's some of the first exalted-related pictures I saw like five years ago that got me interested in it.
(https://1d4chan.org/images/a/a4/Sniper-guitar.jpg)
(https://1d4chan.org/images/4/4a/Chess-solar-exalted.jpg)
(https://1d4chan.org/images/7/75/Mortals_in_exalted.jpg)
(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/shadow_of_the_throne/imageproxy.php?url=http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/orcawind/whisper2.jpg)
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/013/719/exalted.jpg)
(https://photobucket.com/gallery/https://s11.photobucket.com/user/morithar/media/posters/motivator020f3138da0541e7f1d47a7bef.jpg.html)

And secondly, I just wanted to know if you guys are actually enjoying the rp. Cause, I just realized I don't think I've ever asked you guys that. Are you enjoying the mechanics or are they annoying? Do you guys like switching between the characters or would you prefer to stick with Lanying more? Are you having Fun? I want your thoughts.
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 07, 2019, 08:26:52 PM
I enjoy it when I actually am arsed to read

Anyway I read this before bed last night and had a dream about Exalted! There was this character who looked like Mystique with teal skin and dark purple hair kinda but she was a deity, and she wielded a whip, and she was a villain from Exalted lore and I had to fight her
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 07, 2019, 10:53:42 PM
Honestly same.

I hope it was a good dream! She sounds scary! I hope you beat her! Also I'm totally gonna make her a character cause she sounds sick!

Also I just realized I totally neglected to tell you guys I'll be away for like a week from a day or so from now. Holiday. I am sorry. D:
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: Catvomitsky on April 08, 2019, 08:03:33 AM
I don’t think I beat her but I managed to avoid getting my ass kicked so I count that as a victory. Omg if you made her a character I would be v honored :0

Don’t be sorry, have a great time!
Title: Re: ETW
Post by: GeeBeezy on April 08, 2019, 12:25:27 PM
Victory indeed! Be honored then! Also tell me everything about her so I can.

Thanks I will!