We will go with Melati being her niece. I like that.
Being able to reach out at range and hit an opponent is sometimes critical. I'd suggest the two Lore Charms of Elemental Concentration Trance and Elemental Bolt Attack. That gives a ranged shot for you at the cost of only 4 motes.So I'm still in the process of selecting all my Charms. Anyone here have any advice on what to pick in general? I've already taken Ox-Body twice, and I'm currently planning on having my character's main unique noncombat skills be Investigation and Sail (Random/Melati seems to be handling Bureaucracy, and I don't know how much need there'll be for Larceny in this game).
This does make sense, but after looking through the book again, I'm thinking about instead getting the Brawl Charms Water Dragon's Coils and Currents Sweep to Sea, seeing as I've already spent my 28 ability points, and Brawl's an Aspect Ability for Kasumi. I'd have a ranged move of sorts - albeit a gambit, and dragging opponents over to me instead of outright striking them - and if worst comes to worst, my weapon has an Evocation further down the line that'll allow me to make Melee attacks at Short Range.Being able to reach out at range and hit an opponent is sometimes critical. I'd suggest the two Lore Charms of Elemental Concentration Trance and Elemental Bolt Attack. That gives a ranged shot for you at the cost of only 4 motes.
Yeah, I'd be down for some shared backstory. It might help me. My character is feeling very uninspired and paper-thin right now. Maybe this will kick her in the pants.Anyone wanna work on shared backstories while our ST is enjoying the great outdoors?
I still need to nail down specifics on Guro's story, but with what I have now here's the highlights.
Edit: I also want to say, Random Word 20 years is the highest threshold for avoiding scandal between children, as in if it takes longer than 20 years the parents are under increased pressure to produce another child. From what I see in the text it's 12-20 years for "progenitive essence" to peak. So my base assumption is an average of 15 years. That said, I hate the progenitive essence concept as everything about "blood" in this splat has been watered down to the point of being nearly a joke in my eyes for this edition. Though that's my personal perspective and values coloring my take away from the text.
- Street urchin who worked fields and sold produce prior to Exalting in his late teens. Had an older brother who abandoned him to feed his own drug habit, has not seen him since.
- Injured prior to Exaltation leaving his face disfigured, has undergone treatments to look normal but has grown comfortable with wearing masks or helms regularly, much of his stipend has been spent to pay for said treatments leaving him effectively at Resource 2. He's somewhat indifferent about the disfigurement but follows through on the insistence of the Matriarch.
- Dislikes excessive displays of deference from others, makes him uncomfortable as a consequence from never expecting this lifestyle. On that note, he's still adjusting to the social aspect of being Exalted. Still trying to find where he fits in the new world he finds himself in.
Any thoughts on what gives Enathia an interest in V'Neef affairs?Yeah, I'd be down for some shared backstory. It might help me. My character is feeling very uninspired and paper-thin right now. Maybe this will kick her in the pants.
I was thinking she was born and raised to join the Cathak military machine. And that's just what she did. I'm thinking she's been a fantastic warrior and a budding field commander. That's really as far as I've made it.
Ooooh. There's some good ones in there. Can I do the last one? That might be really fun.A few ideas come to mind.
You could be good friends with one of the others, and knowing that this treaty is important to him/her, you agreed to go along and act as a chaperone and bodyguard.
Some elder Exalt in House Cathak could have sent you along on this to gain favor with House V'neef.
A fact that is going to be revealed in the story is that a rich vein of jade has been found in the Wavecrest islands, and while V'neef is set to be the one to capitalize on this, House Cathak is always interested in trying to fatten up their own wallets. Having a Exalt from Cathak there to make sure that the wedding takes place and everyone gets their 'fair' share of the impending financial windfall is an easy thing to see.
You could also just be on vacation, taking some time away from the legions of your House to relax, and any credit to you making sure that this treaty is signed can't be a bad thing, since it does help the Realm as a whole.
You could be on the hunt for a legendary artifact that you have reason to think is going to be located in Wavecrest, but you don't want to let the cat out of the bag too soon, so you are traveling with the wedding party to maintain a cover for why you are going there until you locate exactly where the item is that you seek.