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GeeBeezy

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« 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 :]

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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.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 01:13:23 PM by Gentlebiscuit »
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ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #2 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.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #3 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?
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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #4 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.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #5 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? .-.
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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #6 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.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #8 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.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #9 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.

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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2015, 12:57:22 PM »

Okay, got it. Thanks :)
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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #11 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.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2015, 01:13:04 PM »

Uh O_O
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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2015, 01:14:11 PM »

Mehehehehehehe
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Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

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Re: Journey to the East questions/headcanons
« Reply #14 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.
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