The Scarlet Eclipse

Old Oct 9 '10, 8:16am
Selene Selene is offline
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The Scarlet Eclipse

The Scarlet Eclipse - Forum
Ad Closes: Nov 30 '10
Estimated Members Requested: 10

The ad is set to allow time to create characters to with rich backgrounds and to have time to react to feedback. If there are enough characters that are ready before that time the ad may close before the noted time. If that happens then we will be sure to make a note several days in advance. In the character application Please also note any preference of circle [North East/ South West] if any.

Game Description:

Setting: This is an Exalted 2nd Edition game that will start several years after the Realm's empress has gone missing. Over the years the Wyld Hunt has slowly grown impotent, the great houses begin drawing power and resources, and the tension increases as it seems that the Scarlet Empress will never return again. Celestials begin to have more breathing room in the threshold and start to have more impact on Creation now acting and even clashing in the open. Around Creation severe threats loom and need immediate attention while others simmer.

This game will revolve around two separate circles that will begin exploring Creation as the gears of fate begin to move. Some of the plotlines will involve the return of the Scarlet Empress, other might involve the backgrounds of the character, and others might just be there because a storyteller is having a wild hair idea. One group will be starting in the North East and will largely explore these two regions, the other group will begin in the South West and will likewise explore that region.

Theme: Each character will hopefully bring new ideas and concepts to the game. That being said, one of the major stories that this game will draw upon culminate in events that will force the characters to dig deep down. Players should think a bit on how their characters feel about corruption, redemption, justice, punishment, and mercy. What do these words mean to them?

Character Creation: This will be a multi-part process that is aimed to help create solid and well thought characters. First start a thread in the "Character Concepts" section and then post a quick description of the character, what you want it to be, themes you want to explore ect. We will do our best to offer feedback to the concept to help you define and refine the character. Once we approve the concept we welcome you to open a thread in the 'Character Applications' section to post your character with; Stats, Background, Resources, Description and Appearance [image optional], and any other notes you need.

Any charm or artifact that is not from the core book or relevant splat should have a reference offering the book and page number. Any artifact not in a printed book/PDF needs to have the full text inside the application.

Ideally any background represented on the character sheet will have at least a brief description and history. While in most cases this is merely encouraged, backgrounds of four to five levels must have at least three to five paragraphs that touch on things such as description, history, and impact on the character. These are backgrounds that should have a huge impact on the character and might even define them in part. Example: The One Ring is a level five artifact carried by Frodo.

Dragon Blooded, Solars, Lunars, and Sidereal are allowed as are Abyssals which in concept and background can work within a circle of would be heroes. Characters will be created with the rules and guidelines from their appropriate splats with an additional 75 build points, one free combo of up to seven charms, and four free non-combat related specialties.

The following Merits and Flaws are allowed: Ambidextrous, Improved Resistance, Legendary Attribute, Pain Tolerance, Selective Conception, Carouser, Silver Tongue, Common Sense, Internal Compass, Prodigy, Paragon of [Virtue], True Love, Cache, Heirloom, Hidden Manse, Alternative Divination, Holy Mien, Legendary Breeding, Luck, Priest, Sorcery Focus, Special Sense. All flaws are allowed.

The following background traits from Manual of Exalted Powers: Infernals are allowed; Past Life, Savant, Spies. Dragon-Blood and Sidereal characters have access to Destiny from Scroll of the Monk.

The following martial arts styles are available to all: Solar Hero Style, Snake Style, Dark Messiah (Abyssal Hero) Style, Hungry Ghost Style, Lunar Hero Style, Infernal Monster (Infernal Hero) Style, Forceful Declaration (Valor) Style, Meditative Discussion (Temperance) Style, Relentless Persuasion (Conviction) Style, Victorious Concession (Compassion) Style, Mantis Style, Tiger Style, Ebon Shadow Style, Air Dragon Style, Earth Dragon Style, Fire Dragon Style, Water Dragon Style, Wood Dragon Style, Crane Style, Crystal Chameleon Style, Arms of the Unconquered Sun Style, White Reaper Style

The following martial arts styles are available to Sidereal:
Violet Bier of Sorrows (Sidereal Hero) Style, Charcoal March of Spiders Style, Prismatic Arrangement of Creation Style, Citrine Poxes of Contagion Style, Sapphire Veil of Passion Style

Last edited by Selene; Oct 9 '10 at 8:23am..
I look forward to seeing the character applications and getting this game rolling =)

As you can see in the description I have a list of what is allowed. This is purely the default, other content might be approved, but that is a case by case basis above an beyond character approval.

I'm going to post interest for the Southern group Twilight with either a Solar master craftsman or a healer/sorcerer. I'll put up a concept thread in a bit.

Sure, take your time. I might suggest that you post a general concept sooner rather than later. We might be able to help stoke ideas and the direction might change from your original concept.

I'm very interested, but the concept I have in my head is unfortunately similar to one of Ankimo's, and I don't want to seem like I'm cribbing off of him. Should I use that concept anyway or come up with something else?

Don't worry about what others are posting and develop your concept. With ten characters it is inevitable that there will be some overlap of characters..

On another note, to avoid any confusion, we will be using a revised anima banners for Twilights

Solar Exalted of the Twilight Caste may channel Essence through their animas as a last-ditch protective
act. If after damage has been rolled, a Twilight Exalt will lose health levels, she may instead spend fi ve motes of
Essence to strengthen her anima in an attempt to resist the attack. Subtract health levels from the damage equal to one half of her permanent essence (Rounded Up). This effect can turn an otherwise deadly blow or reduce a weak attack to harmlessness. This effect comes into play automatically once the Solar spends 11-15 motes of Peripheral Essence.

Originally Posted by The Red Ranger View Post
Just to double check, is it OK for me to go ahead and post my concept in the game forum?
Everyone else is; I don't see why you wouldn't be allowed.

go ahead. The whole point is to try and help refine the character with feedback before writing a character. I know that we are asking a lot for chargen.


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