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Roleplay / Come Winter's Light

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The long night ends with awesome.

Come Winter's Light was an Exalted Modern shard chat game run by Anthiens, started on RPNation as a hybrid of chat and play-by-post. It was a weekly game, played over IRC.

The game started with the main crew Exalting at a street festival celebrating the launch of a mission to Mars. Over a year, much was changed...

It had an overwhelmingly female presence, though Flawless Glory, a Deathknight, provided a male presence.

It began in 2014 and stopped receiving updates near the end of 2015.


Come Winter's Light contains examples of:

  • Artists Are Attractive: Professor Okonkwo/ Amalion's stated reason for her romantic attraction to Trina, her former student before they learned they were part of a Reincarnation Romance.
  • Art Attacker: In her first battle, Trina discovers that a picture of a golden sword she draws works exactly like a real one when she pulls it out of the page. Later she uses a painting of a howling wolf to deliver a full-blown sonic attack.
  • Art Initiates Life: Most of Trina's drawings and paintings after her Exaltation.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Morena, as part of a Xanatos Gambit that involves her becoming a goddess.
  • The Atoner: Jiji, for having created the circumstances that led to this dystopian setting.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: It happened on the moon!
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  • BFS: Kosche - any sword in her hands receives an automatic upgrade
  • Big Bad: Thrice Damned Gorol
  • Butt-Monkey: Roxy. Oh god Roxy. She's got problems with her past life and hid in the caves under the Heptagram for three years, alone because she feared what the government would do to her. It has not done well for her sanity. Her past life was worse.
  • Cargo Ship: Trina and Shining Star Ascendant, the in-universe equivalent of the Taj Mahal. Justified in that it turns out to be a living building...and the physical structure is only one of its many bodies.
  • Childhood Friend: Anne and Bran, who have been friends their whole lives.
  • Genius Loci: Amalion, the Manse of Echoes Ascending, is the embodiment of art and architecture, particularly magical architecture. Can take the form of a living building or a woman whose veil hides a familiar face.
  • Great Offscreen War: Heaven saw war long ago, but God is Malfeas, who is a demiurge - not the true creator of this world. Thus he won - for now.
  • Happily Adopted: Seen with Bran and Morena's relationship. Not so much the others.


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