History TabletopGame / MageTheAwakening

24th Mar '17 1:18:57 AM GhostLad
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[[caption-width-right:310:[[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 Ready to believe ten impossible things before breakfast.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:310:[[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 [[caption-width-right:310:[[AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Ready to believe ten impossible things before breakfast.]]]]
24th Mar '17 1:16:23 AM GhostLad
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* TheCorrupter: Pretty much any being from [[TheCorruption the Abyss]] will naturally fall into this.
** Acamoth, for example, are Abyssal spirits trapped in our world who can offer tempting boons to mages, such as increasing an Attribute for a month or not aging for a year. The price is that they get to take your soul on a nightmare tour of the Abyss, forcing you to experience committing acts of degeneration and to save against losing [[KarmaMeter Wisdom]].
** Gulmoth, their cousins still in the Abyss, offer a variety of services, such tutoring in exchange for the sacrifice of a small animal, or killing an enemy in exchange for one of your fingers. The catch is that they don't give a damn about your finger, and would happily offer their services for free, because their real payment is the moral degeneration that comes from making deals with beings that want to destroy your species and your world.



* TooDumbToLive: Seers of the Throne skirt this trope. Anyone who summons or otherwise willingly seeks contact with the Abyss for reasons other then killing it has taken a perfect 10.0 dive into this trope.
** Summoning something from the Abyss for the purposes of fighting/killing it is the equivalent of smearing your naked body with barbecue sauce and then poking a sleeping grizzly in the nose with a toothpick to show him what-for, too.

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* TooDumbToLive: Seers of the Throne The Scelesti skirt this trope. Anyone who summons or otherwise willingly seeks contact with the Abyss for reasons other then killing it has taken a perfect 10.0 dive into this trope.
** Summoning something from the Abyss for any purpose is explicitly a very bad idea. Summoning something for the purposes of fighting/killing it is the equivalent of smearing your naked body with barbecue sauce and then poking a sleeping grizzly in the nose with a toothpick to show him what-for, too.
17th Mar '17 10:12:02 PM GhostLad
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* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: The angelic messenger Metathron is the personification of this trope, being charged with delivering tragic [[CallToAdventure Calls To Adventure]] by a being responsible for creating heroes. Unfortunately, it never understood that the would-be heroes are supposed to overcome their tragedy, not be destroyed by it, so Metathron ended up going rogue and now delivers destructive Calls to people it thinks ''can't'' rise to the challenge of becoming heroes.
14th Mar '17 6:34:53 PM ErikModi
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** Also to the Chronicles of Darkness as a whole. It may be a CrapsackWorld, but Mages genuinely have the potential to make it better. . . and that potential literally lies sleeping in the soul of ''every single mortal on the planet.''
14th Mar '17 6:26:19 PM ErikModi
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** Cultists of the Prince of 100,000 Leaves (an alternate history banished to the Abyss) are this. In the "Prince" history, mankind as a whole engages in cannibalism on a regular basis, and the cultists do so not just to emulate that history, but because they believe doing so can invoke RetGone. . . eating a person can ''erase them from existence'', bringing the world hat much closer to the "Prince" version. The worst part? ''The book indicates they may be right.''
14th Mar '17 5:14:22 PM ErikModi
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* BaldWomen: A young 20-something who keeps her head bald because her nimbus manifests as sparks running along her scalp serving as a sample character (for the Pygmalian Society in Legacies: The Sublime). Interestingly enough, she actually has the Striking Looks merit, indicating that she's actually exceptionally attractive in her own unique way.

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* BaldWomen: A young 20-something who keeps her head bald because her nimbus manifests as sparks running along her scalp serving as a sample character (for the Pygmalian Society in Legacies: The Sublime). Interestingly enough, she actually She also has the Striking Looks merit, indicating which does not necessarily equate to raw beauty, but the fact that she's actually exceptionally attractive in ''something'' about a person's appearance is "striking" or "memorable" (in this case, probably, her own unique way.bald head).
22nd Feb '17 6:05:26 AM morenohijazo
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* CastFromSanity: Antinomian Sorcery channels the reality-eroding power of the Abyss and threatens the combined {{Karma|Meter}}/SanityMeter with each use, thanks to it linking its practitioners' souls to a gangrenous realm of Things That Cannot Exist instead of the pure Truth of the Supernal Realms.
3rd Jan '17 6:53:57 PM bagga
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** THe Daimon is the embodiment of ones desire of self improvement, they usually manifest as contrarian embodiment of the person's personality but whether or not they are ''evil'' is another matter entirely.



** DarkerAndEdgier: On the other hand, the Technocracy are WellIntentionedExtremist and that Mages can work together to reach worldwide Ascension in the end. The Seers of the Throne however are just massive assholes that rule the world due to taking orders from the closest things to ''God'' , where God is the living symbols of tyranny itself.

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** DarkerAndEdgier: On the other hand, the Technocracy are WellIntentionedExtremist and that and,as shown in the end, Mages can work together to reach worldwide Ascension in the end.Ascension. The Seers of the Throne however are just massive assholes that rule the world due to taking orders from the closest things to ''God'' , where God is the living symbols of tyranny itself.



** On the other hand, Mage society ''is'' a metaphor for academia...



* WizardingSchool: The Mysterium are the ones who usually have this. The Cult of the Doomsday Clock have the Clock Tower, which is what happen if Hogwarts was ran by time-eating dementors and their doomsday terrorist cultist



* WorldOfSymbolism: It's that kind of cosmology.

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* WorldOfSymbolism: It's What else do you think a setting that kind of cosmology.has a literal Platonic realm would be?
3rd Jan '17 5:51:23 AM bagga
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: What the conflict between the Pentacle and the Seers of the Throne is like. On one hand you have a group consisting of mystery cult knowledge mafias, dangerous revolutionaries, egotistical patronizing pseudo-theocratic dangerous revolutionaries, oath obsessed martial cultist, and messianic secret police cult with ridiculous martyr complex. On the other hand you have a world controlling cult that want nothing more for humanity to be so miserable and/or apathetic that we will be nothing more than slave to the very principle of tyranny.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: What the conflict between the Pentacle and the Seers of the Throne is like. On one hand you have a group consisting of mystery cult knowledge mafias, dangerous revolutionaries, egotistical patronizing paternalist pseudo-theocratic dangerous revolutionaries, oath obsessed martial cultist, and messianic secret police cult with ridiculous martyr complex. On the other hand you have a world controlling cult that want nothing more for humanity to be so miserable and/or apathetic that we will be nothing more than slave to the very principle of tyranny.
3rd Jan '17 4:05:55 AM bagga
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** The Legion is a psychological disease slash Legacy of this trope.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: What the conflict between the Pentacle and the Seers of the Throne is like. On one hand you have a group consisting of mystery cult knowledge mafias, dangerous revolutionaries, egotistical patriarchal pseudo-theocratic dangerous revolutionaries, oath obsessed martial cultist, and messianic secret police cult with ridiculous martyr complex. On the other hand you have a world controlling cult that want nothing more for humanity to be so miserable and/or apathetic that we will be nothing more than slave to the very principle of tyranny.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: What the conflict between the Pentacle and the Seers of the Throne is like. On one hand you have a group consisting of mystery cult knowledge mafias, dangerous revolutionaries, egotistical patriarchal patronizing pseudo-theocratic dangerous revolutionaries, oath obsessed martial cultist, and messianic secret police cult with ridiculous martyr complex. On the other hand you have a world controlling cult that want nothing more for humanity to be so miserable and/or apathetic that we will be nothing more than slave to the very principle of tyranny.
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