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Rykon

Four Thousand Club
Alright, I'll be getting started soon.

Did we know who was wanting to take the office of Satrap?
 

Random Word

Two Thousand Club
So we start at E2 but with 0 advances? (i.e. fresh out of character creation)? A Satrap fresh out of the Spiral Academy is interesting.
 

jaydude

Three Thousand Club
So we start at E2 but with 0 advances? (i.e. fresh out of character creation)? A Satrap fresh out of the Spiral Academy is interesting.

No, you get to use the Essence 2 Advancement template given in the manuscript:

Motes: 7
Attributes: Assign one 4 and two 3s
Abilities: Assign one 5, one 4, six 3s, one 1
Charms: 9 Charms
Merits: Pick a primary, secondary, and two tertiary Merits

Apologies if I didn't make this clear.
 

Chowlett

New Member
Still working my way through the manuscript, but the first concept that's sprung to mind is maybe a Water or Wood-aspect who is, like, the Satrap's flustered but efficient clerk; but also an assured Martial Artist?
 

D. Rex

Magic Eight Ball
I'm also thinking of water Chowlett Chowlett !



And I wouldn't be against being a Satrap if nobody else has ideas for it. Rykon knows the lore better so he'd probably make a better one.

I got a few concepts in mind.

My lazy one armed swordsman, trying to get away with the barest minimum.

Or

A naval officer in charge of keeping the tradeways clear and the waterways protected.
 

D. Rex

Magic Eight Ball
jaydude jaydude
Given that we are established influential figures in the city. Will we be getting bonus merits to match this, or do we need to use our starting merits to reflect it?
 

Chowlett

New Member
Hm, or seeing how the slimmed-down attributes work, maybe an investigatory type. With Water's stubborn wearing away, and a Finesse (rather than Force) build, you get a Sam Vimes type instead of a Sherlock.

We don't need a proper Circle of aspects, do we jaydude jaydude ?
 

WlfSamurai

Maelstrom Engineer
I’d like to be someone’s sister. Maybe the Satrap’s ( Random Word Random Word )?

And I’m thinking a spy for the Satrap. Stealthy. Able to gather intel in impossible ways. And an assassin, as well, of course.
 

Random Word

Two Thousand Club
Responsible older sister who has set out to make sure her airheaded and idealistic younger sister doesn't get herself killed - or worse, humiluated - in the Threshold? Younger sister dragged/tagging along? Sisters by blood or marriage? jaydude jaydude what House is the Satrap from?

I'm thinking Air Aspect perfectionist administrative genius who can't resist trying to fix everything all at once everywhere, often with theoretically optimal solutions too complex to be remotely practical without extensive infrastructure that doesn't exist and training that would take generations. It doesn't help that she's liable to lose all interest in it half way through because she's too excited about her new, even better idea. She's a nice contrast to Satori - she's still immensely problematic, but because she's obsessed with the new instead of obsessed with preserving the status quo.
 

WlfSamurai

Maelstrom Engineer
Responsible older sister who has set out to make sure her airheaded and idealistic younger sister doesn't get herself killed - or worse, humiluated - in the Threshold? Younger sister dragged/tagging along? Sisters by blood or marriage? jaydude jaydude what House is the Satrap from?

I'm thinking Air Aspect perfectionist administrative genius who can't resist trying to fix everything all at once everywhere, often with theoretically optimal solutions too complex to be remotely practical without extensive infrastructure that doesn't exist and training that would take generations. It doesn't help that she's liable to lose all interest in it half way through because she's too excited about her new, even better idea. She's a nice contrast to Satori - she's still immensely problematic, but because she's obsessed with the new instead of obsessed with preserving the status quo.
Any of those? I’ll mold to fit your character.
 

Rykon

Four Thousand Club
I'm still conflicted on Aspect for the new character. Ironically Air and Water were the two top contenders.
 

WlfSamurai

Maelstrom Engineer
If I went spy, I guess I should choose Air? I actually really have no preference, though. I don’t want to double up on Aspects. So, if someone wants Air, I might go Wood and make her a courtesan using her charms to get close to those of the court and extract information.
 

jaydude

Three Thousand Club
jaydude jaydude
Given that we are established influential figures in the city. Will we be getting bonus merits to match this, or do we need to use our starting merits to reflect it?
Strictly speaking, only one of you needs to have their Merits reflect their station; I feel the satrap should have an Influence rating of at least three - to represent their position - but the others are just staff who may or may not have worked to build up influence of their own in the couple of years they've been in Kandara. Also, you do already get to start with an additional Tertiary Merit by virtue of beginning play at Essence 2, and you get to use your Essence rating as an interchangeable Merit as per the Prince of the Earth advantage.

All this being said, I am willing to discuss matters with you if you wish.

We don't need a proper Circle of aspects, do we jaydude jaydude ?
No, you don't all need to be different aspects.

Responsible older sister who has set out to make sure her airheaded and idealistic younger sister doesn't get herself killed - or worse, humiluated - in the Threshold? Younger sister dragged/tagging along? Sisters by blood or marriage? jaydude jaydude what House is the Satrap from?
Any house the satrap's player wants.
 

D. Rex

Magic Eight Ball
So what's the ideas we got?

Sherlockian Investigator
Obsessed administrator nee-chan
Courtesan spy

And whatever I'm making. And whatever Rykon has.

And who is the Satrap? Random or Rykon?
 

Rykon

Four Thousand Club
Makes more sense for Random to be Satrap.

I can take a Manato-like role with a merchant or musician, or perhaps try a soldier type. Either way, I'd probably keep the more easy going attitude.
 
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D. Rex

Magic Eight Ball
I still have no solid idea yet. So waiting to ee what others make. Maybe will lean into being a body guard or combatant of some kind. Not sure yet. Having had the spark of inspiration yet, but haven't quite had time to think on it.



Sonce we all work in the same city. We all definitely know each other.. so anybody else looking for connections or got any ideas?
 

WlfSamurai

Maelstrom Engineer
I still have no solid idea yet. So waiting to ee what others make. Maybe will lean into being a body guard or combatant of some kind. Not sure yet. Having had the spark of inspiration yet, but haven't quite had time to think on it.



Sonce we all work in the same city. We all definitely know each other.. so anybody else looking for connections or got any ideas?
Always looking for relationships/connections. I‘d like to be Random Word Random Word ’s sibling, but am open to have a connection with any/everyone else.
 

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