2011-01-18, 09:40 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: General Exalted Discussion II: No Longer Mortal
It doesn't make Exalted. It doesn't make Exalted -at all-. It makes Akuma...and really, the difference sounds naggling, but let's look:
Originally Posted by Xefas
Mortal Akuma gain access to "You" Charms from Essence 1-3. Being an Akuma doesn't let them gain any more Essence than usual, so reaching Essence 4 requires apotheosis into a spirit, which renders the Akuma-process invalid. Yes, you can create what are effectively infinite Half-Castes...but I'm betting an Essence 10 Solar can, too. At least until Mortal Akuma and Half Castes are beaten with the nerf stick they so rightly deserve.
Terrestrials...well, you can corrupt them, give them access to Primordial level Charms. It's an upgrade, but it's not quite creating a whole new class of Exalted, given that the Yozi already have this capability in setting and haven't been able to find all that many takers.
Making Exaltations...well, it requires more than just a Charm. We're not likely to ever SEE the exact process, because it is such a big mystery of the setting and we've slaughtered most of the mysteries to begin with. But it's a task of sufficient drain and difficulty that some of the most powerful beings in existence only did it once, to a limited quantity of individuals.
So...yeah. Not really applicable.
Edit: Akuma aren't really Solar level, either. Green Sun Princes are Solar-tier by virtue of having multi-Yozi access. Primordials are Solar-tier by virtue of infinite XP and Cosmic Principle benefits. Akuma generally occupy a level a half-step above their native tier.
Last edited by GryffonDurime; 2011-01-18 at 09:43 PM.