Originally Posted by Kiero
No, there's no Exalts in the first place, but I'm wondering if perhaps Terrestrial Martial Arts do function, so that being an Enlightened Mortal still means something.
Alternatively, no human applications of Essence work at all, then we really do ground things (especially since no iron anywhere to be had).
The martial arts are independent from the exalted. Every essence user can learn some of it and sorcery/necromancy. (Sorcery is primordial-stuff)