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Author Topic: Exalted ideas and help needed.  (Read 1203 times)

Jangling Jack

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« on: February 28, 2006, 01:26:07 PM »
Looks like I get to break this forums bareness...

I'm running an Exalted game with five players, two Dawn Caste, a Night Caste, an Eclipse Caste, and a Siderial (Maiden of Endings).

The plot that they are in at this point is: they travelled through Yu Shan during Calibration to get to Chiaroscuro. The reason is that the Siderial has told them they need to help out a sticky situation - three factions of Realm's families have gotten info on an artifact that would definately throw the Blessed Isle into a civil war. They've not been told what the artifact is or where it is exactly.

Any suggestions as to what it should be?

Which factions would be best for a treasure hunt of this sort?

Any ideas of what 'complications' to throw at them?
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 01:34:14 PM »
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Any suggestions as to what it should be?

Which factions would be best for a treasure hunt of this sort?

Any ideas of what 'complications' to throw at them?


I'd suggest an item of personal power or something with vaguely evil connotations.  Anything that could really tip the balance of power shouldn't fit, or shouldn't actually work.

I'd probably suggest something like an Essence Battery gem that lets you absorb essence from slain foes and store a very large amount.

Memnon should definately be involved, I'm blanking on other obvious factions though.

Complications can include a bill for damages for the Solar the last time they were in Yu Shan, jealous husbands pissed at infidelities, former lovers directly, or someone who they got into a fight with the last time.  Lots of fun little ways to make Yu Shan a bitch.
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 01:58:33 PM »
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I'd suggest an item of personal power or something with vaguely evil connotations.  Anything that could really tip the balance of power shouldn't fit, or shouldn't actually work.

I'd probably suggest something like an Essence Battery gem that lets you absorb essence from slain foes and store a very large amount.

Memnon should definately be involved, I'm blanking on other obvious factions though.

Complications can include a bill for damages for the Solar the last time they were in Yu Shan, jealous husbands pissed at infidelities, former lovers directly, or someone who they got into a fight with the last time.  Lots of fun little ways to make Yu Shan a bitch.



One idea that I had was that the artifact could be a relic of the Scarlett Empress - thus giving some the bold idea that with it, they would (right or wrong) have some claim to the throne. As for it being evil... sure. :)

An Essence battery with a particularly nasty special effect such as visibly pulling in the souls of the slain and glowing with such Essence could work.

Memnon? I'm not familiar with that.

As for Yu Shan - they got escorted out of there pretty quickly before any of them could do any real damage. Although one got to meet a few named gods along the way.
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006, 02:11:35 PM »
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One idea that I had was that the artifact could be a relic of the Scarlett Empress - thus giving some the bold idea that with it, they would (right or wrong) have some claim to the throne. As for it being evil... sure. :)


I thought about that, but there are a few of those out there, so you'd need to really make it stand out as special to give it that legacy.

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Memnon? I'm not familiar with that.


Memnon is one of the Empress' daughters and chief contenders for the throne, and also one of, if not the most powerful Dragon-Blooded Sorcerers.  She heads up House Memnon.