History TabletopGame / MageTheAwakening

23rd Jul '17 7:34:58 AM GentlemensDame883
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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: Archmasters are expected to avoid throwing around divine-class power in the Fallen world. It's perfectly acceptable to rewrite all of reality through altering the Supernal, but being too blatant in the Fallen is likely to wreck things for archmasters as a whole (plus, selective enforcement of this rule is to the benefit of the Exarchs, who are its most ardent defenders).

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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: Archmasters are expected to avoid throwing around divine-class power in the Fallen world. They even have a term for it: the Pax Arcanum. It's perfectly acceptable to rewrite all of reality through altering the Supernal, but being too blatant in the Fallen is likely to wreck things for archmasters as a whole (plus, selective enforcement of this rule is to the benefit of the Exarchs, who are its most ardent defenders).
6th Jul '17 11:04:31 PM Ramidel
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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: Archmasters are expected to avoid throwing around divine-class power in the Fallen world. It's perfectly acceptable to rewrite all of reality through altering the Supernal, but being too blatant in the Fallen is likely to wreck things for archmasters as a whole (plus, selective enforcement of this rule is to the benefit of the Exarchs, who are its most ardent defenders).
29th Apr '17 10:35:19 AM Leliel
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** ALighterShadeOfGray: It should be noted that ''all'' the people in the first hand have an ethos based around noble reasons. The Silver Ladder's paternalism is based around the fact that they ''[[ComesGreatResponsibility really are]]'' wise enough to utilize magic and feel responsible for bringing others up to their level. The Free Council's revolution obssession comes from their recognition of the Seers being ''[[GodzillaThreshold that bad]]''. The Adamantine Arrow's oaths and honor are self-explanatory, if more neutral than they would like. The Mysterium wants to protect its knowledge for ''everyone'' who wants to discover it. And the Guardians of the Veil are, when it comes down to it, a police force whose entire ethos revolves around protecting [[{{Muggles}} Sleepers]] from being abused by magic. The Seers' real problem is that they're the only Order for whom selfish jockeying for power is things working as intended, as opposed to a corruption of righteous ideals.
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.
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