Circles Shattered and Reforged
- Unrelenting Spring, unExalted daughter of Unrelenting Rain, was the one who paid to have Mina Rayfair assassinated. Basically in indentured clerical servitude to the Nexus Freelance Troubleshooter’s Association. Because assassinating Dragon-Blooded across the world ain’t cheap, yo. But mom’s worth it.
- Athyfer’s Lunar Mate, Verith died somewhere in one of the Blight-fighting missions Athyfer sent himself on, neither by Athyfer’s hands or will. Another casualty against the Engine of Extinction. Par for the course, sadly; no matter what happens, Athyfer will always outlive his Lunar Mate; they die young.
- It was entirely possible to find a cure for Autochthon’s Blight. I didn’t have one in mind. If a player it convinced me that it was plausible and awesome, I’d go for it.
- The Mask’s secret weakness: He had a whole prophecy built up around his rise. That at the height of his glory, he would know all his enemies, that none who craved his power would take it, and that none who wished him ill would strike him down. Enter Askatu, who really just owed the dead queen a favor for her kindness and courage, wanted to sword the problem in the face and move on like a hero in the books he always read as a child…and Mint, who is pathologically incapable of ill will, but is totally willing to find out what happens when you plant a Solar-Circle spell of regeneration into an immortal ghost and a crawling corpse-beast.
- Fun fact: Askatu is totally really bright and called Mint in for martial assistance with summoned creatures and to check his numbers on the physics of knocking stars out of the sky. He is, however, flaky as anything when confronted with responsibility, and that can pass for the blithering idiocy in low light.
- The Nemissary who came to Hatiq? The one whose Soul’s Price was Lyim returning to Skullstone in service to the Prince? Totally Lyim’s mom. Not allowed to say anything because the last thing the Prince wanted was the Exalts knowing she was under his thumb at all times. But that was definitely a thing, because the Prince is going to investigate a Solar Exaltation in his borders.
- Paravion—Lyim’s past life—banged Adorjan. He’s the father of the winds of Malfeas.
- Against Suntarankal, Akeva had a…chance, I guess? I would be pulling out all the stops, with custom charms, most Exalted hero styles and other Terrestrial and Celestial tricks. I would place my money on the demon.
- Jaan Diheris. AKA Five Winds Jay. AKA Guildswoman Teggah, who Akeva, Unari, and Sparrow met in the first session. (Fun fact, John D. Harris was the recurring character of the most horrible person I’ve ever had the misfortune of rooming with.) was the guy who first took a look at the message that Tiger-at-the-Ramparts left for Lion, and so was slapped with the compulsion to sell himself to the Ebon Dragon and become the monster that brings the heroes together.
- There was also a Blood Ape who the PC’s never ran into. A Freelance Tissue Reclamation Specialist who specializes in Neomae who got stiffed in payment. He probably would have been a member of Aphelsine’s Solar Cult.
- Hauricant is being circumspect. He’s following Dusk from afar, in reports and news. I had no idea when or how I’d bring him into play. He and Staenfoldt did not like each other.