History TabletopGame / BlueRose

1st Jul '17 7:30:51 PM Ramidel
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* EveryoneIsBi: This is an expectation in Aldis; monosexuals exist and are accepted, but it's also acceptable to see if you can get one to [[IfItsYouItsOkay switch teams]]. Also, mechanically in Second Edition, the Flirt stunt takes no account of a character's stated sexual orientation.

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* EveryoneIsBi: This is an expectation in Aldis; monosexuals exist exist, and are accepted, tolerated, but it's also perfectly socially acceptable to see if hit on someone who you can know is of an IncompatibleOrientation and try to get one them to [[IfItsYouItsOkay switch teams]]. Also, mechanically in Second Edition, the Flirt stunt takes no account of a character's stated sexual orientation.
20th Jun '17 8:20:33 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Compared to a lot of other fantasy settings, Aldis has very few people who are outright ''evil''. There are ''monsters'' who are inherently evil, but those are basically demons - they just can't help be anything else. People, meanwhile, are most often either misguided or simply very selfish, and few are beyond redemption. Sayvin may secretly detest Jaellin but this due to a combination of honestly believing he would have made a better King for Aldis and plain, old, all-too-human jealousy. Jarzon may be extremely prejudiced against gay people but their position becomes far more understandable (even if one doesn't agree with it) once you realize their people have suffered such losses during the war that they're all but in risk of ''extinction'' and can't afford people to be in relationships that won't produce children. Even the Lich King gets a motivation that is presented in a fairly human fashion with his lust for knowledge and power. Nobody's simply "bad".
2nd Jun '17 3:33:14 AM Ramidel
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* EveryoneIsBi: This is an expectation in Aldis; monosexuals exist and are accepted, but it's also acceptable to see if you can get one to [[IfItsYouItsOkay switch teams]]. Also, mechanically in Second Edition, the Flirt stunt takes no account of a character's stated sexual orientation.
2nd Jun '17 3:30:04 AM Ramidel
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* CorruptChurch: The Church of the Pure Light has a bit of a problem with this in the upper ranks, as the high priests are often chosen more for political ability and connections than for their ethics.

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* CorruptChurch: The Church of the Pure Light has a bit of a problem with this in the upper ranks, as the high priests are often chosen more for political ability and connections than for their ethics. The lower ranks of the church are mostly [[GoodShepherd Good Shepherds]], however.



* FightFireWithFire: The Church of the Pure Light uses any means to root out Shadow cults and sorcerers, including letting its own priest-adepts make liberal use of sorcery.
2nd Jun '17 3:23:53 AM Ramidel
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* CorruptChurch: The Church of the Pure Light has a bit of a problem with this in the upper ranks, as the high priests are often chosen more for political ability and connections than for their ethics.



* TheDarkSide: Sorcery (that is, evil magic) works like this. Either using arcana that are inherently evil [[note]]Flesh Shaping, for example - even if used for a morally good purpose, it's still a sin against the natural order[[/note]] or using ''any'' arcana for an evil purpose causes the user to suffer physical and spiritual [[TheCorruption corruption]].

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* TheDarkSide: Sorcery (that is, evil magic) works like this. Either using arcana that are inherently evil [[note]]Flesh Shaping, for example - even if used for a morally good purpose, it's still a sin against the natural order[[/note]] or using ''any'' arcana for an evil purpose causes the user to suffer physical and spiritual [[TheCorruption corruption]].
30th Mar '17 9:27:52 PM undeadsun
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* {{Transsexual}}: Gets a cursory mention in the first edition as a possible character option. In the second edition they are given considerably more space, as ''laevvel bran'maur'' [[note]]("beyond the loom of Braniel and Maurenna" - a catch-all term for people with atypical gender identities)[[/note]] are believed (rightly or wrongly) by many people in-setting to possess souls that are close to enlightenment and to have a special relationship with the spirits because of it. Also, in second edition, [[GenderBender gender-reassignment magic]] is no longer [[BlackMagic sorcery]].

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* {{Transsexual}}: Gets a cursory mention in the first edition as a possible character option. In the second edition they are given considerably more space, as ''laevvel bran'maur'' [[note]]("beyond bran'maur''[[labelnote:♥]] "beyond the loom of Braniel and Maurenna" - a catch-all term for people with atypical gender identities)[[/note]] identities[[/labelnote]] are believed (rightly or wrongly) by many people in-setting to possess souls that are close to enlightenment and to have a special relationship with the spirits because of it. Also, in second edition, [[GenderBender gender-reassignment magic]] is no longer [[BlackMagic sorcery]].



* YaoiGuys: The gods Braniel and Hiathas (gods of spring and hope, respectively) represent passionate romance. Gays and lesbians are called ''caria daunen''[[note]]lovers of the dawn[[/note]] because of them.

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* YaoiGuys: The gods Braniel and Hiathas (gods of spring and hope, respectively) represent passionate romance. Gays and lesbians are called ''caria daunen''[[note]]lovers daunen''[[labelnote:♥]]"lovers of the dawn[[/note]] dawn"[[/labelnote]] because of them.
6th Feb '17 10:52:00 PM Baeraad555
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* TheChosenOne: At the moment of the monarch of Aldis' death, the Golden Hart begins searching for a new one, marking their foreheads with a silver crescent when they are found and escorting them to the palace to be crowned. Anyone who would attempt to hurt them during the process is struck unconscious until the end of the coronation. This fact has led to many decrying Aldis as a false utopia, pretending to be a meritocratic democracy while in fact having its rulers be chosen by a divine ungulate. A counterpoint to this argument is that the Golden Hart doesn't actually offer any ''powers'' to its chosen monarch or even continues protecting them after the coronation. Theoretically speaking, nothing prevents the Aldins from choosing their own king (or, for that matter, having democratic elections) the instant the ritual ends while some fellow with a silver crescent on their forehead screams impotently.

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* TheChosenOne: At the moment of the monarch of Aldis' death, the Golden Hart begins searching for a new one, marking their foreheads with a silver crescent when they are found and escorting them to the palace to be crowned. Anyone who would attempt to hurt them during the process is struck unconscious until the end of the coronation. This fact has led to many decrying Aldis as a false utopia, pretending to be a meritocratic democracy while in fact having its rulers be chosen by a divine ungulate. A counterpoint to this argument is that the Golden Hart doesn't actually offer any ''powers'' to its chosen monarch or even continues protecting them after the coronation. Theoretically speaking, nothing prevents the Aldins from choosing their own king (or, for that matter, having democratic elections) the instant the ritual ends while some fellow with a silver crescent on their forehead screams impotently.
30th Jan '17 11:26:13 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* TheChosenOne: At the moment of the monarch of Aldis' death, the Golden Hart begins searching for a new one, marking their foreheads with a silver crescent when they are found and escorting them to the palace to be crowned. Anyone who would attempt to hurt them during the process is struck unconscious until the end of the coronation. This fact has led to many decrying Aldis as a false utopia, pretending to be a meritocratic democracy while in fact having its rulers be chosen by a divine ungulate. A counterpoint to this argument is that the Golden Hart doesn't actually offer any ''powers'' to its chosen monarch or even continues protecting them after the coronation. Theoretically speaking, nothing prevents the Aldins from choosing their own king (or, for that matter, having democratic elections) the instant the ritual ends while some fellow with a silver crescent on their forehead screams impotently.



** The Trebutane couldn't be more Jewish if they spoke Yiddish: they are currently exiled from their homelands, forced to live in communities within other nations which aren't always trusted. They worship only a single god in a world where polytheism is standard, and their society is dominated by rule-obsessed scholar-priests whose main job is analyzing and interpreting the laws which govern every aspect of Trebutane lives, including an arcane system of dietary restrictions. They are known for integrity and somberness, though noted for being more laid back among their own. Their man dress all in black with wide brimmed hats and long beards, and they have a tradition of being craftsmen, scientists and merchants.
* FantasyGunControl: No actual guns, but there are crystons, which are basically an exact {{Magitek}} equivalent of flintlock pistols. Only less likely to blow up in your hand.

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** The Trebutane couldn't be more Jewish if they spoke Yiddish: they are currently exiled from their homelands, forced to live in communities within other nations which aren't always trusted. They worship only a single god in a world where polytheism is standard, and their society is dominated by rule-obsessed scholar-priests whose main job is analyzing and interpreting the laws which govern every aspect of Trebutane lives, including an arcane system of dietary restrictions. They are known for integrity and somberness, though noted for being more laid back among their own. Their man men dress all in black with wide brimmed hats and long beards, and they have a tradition of being craftsmen, scientists and merchants.
* FantasyGunControl: No actual guns, but there are crystons, which are basically an exact a {{Magitek}} equivalent of flintlock pistols. Only The one big difference is that they only affect living tissue, and can only ever bring someone to unconsciousness, not kill. Cryston warfare, as a result, is far less likely to blow up in your hand.bloody and deadly than one based on firearms.
30th Jan '17 8:10:54 AM InsomniacWeasel
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** The Trebutane appear to be some form of SpiritualAntithesis to the {{Amish}}. [[note]]They dress like them and are strongly religious, but where the Amish are famously pacifistic and avoid modern technology, the Trebutane's religious beliefs center on the goddesses [[LadyOfWar Aulora]] and [[WrenchWench Goia]], and therefore pride themselves on their martial prowess and engineering skills.[[/note]]

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** The Trebutane appear couldn't be more Jewish if they spoke Yiddish: they are currently exiled from their homelands, forced to be some form of SpiritualAntithesis to live in communities within other nations which aren't always trusted. They worship only a single god in a world where polytheism is standard, and their society is dominated by rule-obsessed scholar-priests whose main job is analyzing and interpreting the {{Amish}}. [[note]]They laws which govern every aspect of Trebutane lives, including an arcane system of dietary restrictions. They are known for integrity and somberness, though noted for being more laid back among their own. Their man dress like them all in black with wide brimmed hats and are strongly religious, but where the Amish are famously pacifistic long beards, and avoid modern technology, the Trebutane's religious beliefs center on the goddesses [[LadyOfWar Aulora]] they have a tradition of being craftsmen, scientists and [[WrenchWench Goia]], and therefore pride themselves on their martial prowess and engineering skills.[[/note]]merchants.
23rd Jan '17 12:00:37 AM Baeraad555
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* DoWrongRight: Any Roamer caught stealing is going to suffer at least a lot of stern rebuke from their kin for feeding the public stereotype of Roamers being thieves... but if the theft was [[GentlemanThief dashing and artful enough,]] there will be some [[NotSoAboveItAll grudging respect]] mixed in with it.
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