In the First Age, there was a great war between the gods and their creators, the Primordials. Ruled and led by their king, Malfeas, who could not conceive of defeat, the Primordials were nonetheless overthrown by their traitorous children. The gods had empowered their own children, the Exalted, and gifted them with the strength and power to overthrow the Primordials, though at great cost. The greatest of the Exalted, children of the Unconquered Sun, were called the Solar Exalted, and through treachery and a betrayal of the order of Creation, the Solars cast down the Primordials and committed the ultimate crime against the creators of their world: they murdered several of the Primordials, beings who could not conceive of death.
Malfeas saw this and knew that they had lost, knew that he had failed to protect his subjects, and once again did the unthinkable: the king of the universe surrendered. He was cast down, his component souls turned inside out and forced to become the prison of the Primordials, within which all the beings now known as “demons” would exist. In rage and despair, Malfeas had nearly given up on ever finding release.
But then one of his brothers, the Ebon Dragon, came unto him and spoke of a great master plan: the Reclamation. It would require cooperation, and vision, but it would find them freedom. Along with Adorjan, also called the Silent Wind, Cycelene, and She Who Lives In Her Name, with assistance from Kimbery, The Sea That Marched Against The Flame, the five Primordials contacted their slain bretheren, the Neverborn, and concocted a plan that would earn them all release.
They assisted the Neverborn’s servants, the Deathlords, in freeing some of the broken Solar Exaltations from their Jade Prison, in return for a portion of these Essences for their own use. Fifty in all, the Primordials reshaped them for their own use, creating new servants out of old enemies. They called these servants the Infernal Exalted… and these servants are you.
This here is going to be an Exalted 2nd Edition game focusing on a coven of Infernal Exalted (who you guys will play!) The focus will be on Reclamation-oriented Infernals
and all of the baggage that comes with that; dealing with life in Hell, and Hellish politics, and hanging out with demons will all be important themes.
That said, I want to run a character-centric
game -- I want interesting and fun characters to tell stories about and with!
I'm looking for four to five players
, with three to four Infernals
and one Sidereal Akuma or one Abyssal
(with the caveat that there has to be a Fiend in the group if there's going to be an Abyssal.)
The game will be rated PG-13 to R
, which is to say, there will be violence and terrible activities and the occasional boobs and maybe some people will knock boots off-screen.
You must have access to Exalted 2e and Manual of Exalted Power: Infernals
for this. Normally I'm willing to help people out with systems if they don't know them, but Exalted is too involved and Infernals is too different from Solars for someone without either book to really get by.
We will be using the errata from Glories of the Most High
as well as incorporating the Defend Other
and Blockade Movement
actions from those books.
Past that: I take a very open approach to Exalted. The game's a sandbox, and I like that. Make your character with the themes you like in mind, and I'll do my best to make sure they're important to the game. I don't expect the PCs to be working together as a party 100% of the time -- you'll all have your own interests and motivations to tend to as well as group stuff with the coven.
Some things I'd rather not
focus on, though, are warstriders and robots etc, as well as the fair folk. Warstriders don't really interest me, and I don't have Graceful Wicked Masques.
Thanatos, playing Hakun Joral a Sidereal Akuma in service of She Who Lives In Her Name, Chosen of Secrets
KrataLightblade, playing Fasara, Fiend in service of the Ebon Dragon
Hotran, playing Walker on Shards of Beauty, Slayer in service of Malfeas
AdventFalls, playing Ano Akina, Malefactor in service of Cecylene
Rainfall, playing Rihanis, the Dancing Wind, Fiend in service of the Ebon Dragon