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A few weeks back my good friend bowchickawowers introduced me to Through the Breach, and I was instantly hooked. She is Fatemastering for the very first time, and I am playing my very first Fated: Miss Charlotte Mae Hawthrone. This thread will chronicle Charlotte's experience, primarily in the form of select correspondence sent back and forth through the breach. Since such things can easily be intercepted by Guild officials and others with prying eyes, many of the letters include secret messages written in arcane script which I will transcribe (in italics) at the end of each letter. Still, many details from our sessions will be left out--some events may simply unimportant to Charlotte, and some activities would be unwise to commit to paper! Thus, I encourage you to read the campaign notes we're keeping as well. And now, a proper introduction: Miss Charlotte Mae Hawthorne was born March 6, 1878, in Belfolk, North Carolina, to the respected Mister Elliot James Hawthorne and his wife Catherine Edith Hawthorn (formerly Trimble). She was instructed from an early age by her aunt and governess, Lady Margaret Alene [bowden] Trimble. Her uncle, Doctor Samuel Rudolph Trimble, arranged for a proper education in literature (and Necromancy) under the esteemed Professor Percival Bernhard Grant. When she came of age Doctor Trimble tutored her in the artful science of medicine to provide a legitimate cover for her inevitable pursuit of Necromancy. Charlotte descends from the Eustolia Dynasty, a Resurrectionist lineage which came into being as an effort to distill necromantic potential within a pure bloodline, and which claims relation to one of the few magicians to survive the original rending of the Breach. This magician was not the only prodigy of the dynasty’s effort, but is, to date, the only Eustolian to have mastered all eight necromantic magias. The dynasty actually takes its name from the ancient Eustolia Tradition of Magia, which is passed down in the form of an epic poem each member learns by rote from an early age. In this Tradition, one may only learn a new magia by developing a masterful understanding of the verse. The lesser magias typically spans dozens of stanzas each, and it can take a lifetime of diligent pursuit to learn three or four of the eight necromantic magias contained in the Tradition. There is a ninth magia rumored to be hidden among the others, spanning the entirety of the poem. Those who whisper of this ninth magia believe that it contains the key to unlife. Charlotte is the product of generations of arranged marriages and careful genealogy, and her mother and uncle have conspired from the start to put Charlotte on the path to the ninth magia. Under the Trimbles’ tutelage, she mastered two magias as a young woman—years in advance of any recent Eustolian. With guidance, she has developed a theory of ambimortality, with which she believes it possible to achieve a lasting paradoxical state of unlife and undeath for oneself by securing the soul apart from the body. The Trimbles gifted a Eustolian heirloom to Charlotte to mark her coming of age. The simple necklace contains a sliver of inert soulstone encased in a drop of silver, which forms a single bead on a thin silver chain. Lady Margaret also taught Charlotte how to harness soulstones, should she ever require their use. She wears the heirloom abidingly beneath her collar, hoping one day to replace it with an active stone. Charlotte is well suited to social situations, and has learned the fine art of charming others. Though she is accustomed to certain courtesies afforded young ladies of circumstance, she has been adequately prepared for less cultured company in anticipation of her venture through the Breach.
Hey all, I'm just asking this on a hypothetical whim as the thought popped up in my head: Let us say that we have a game with Perdita (and family Francisco, Papa Loco, Nino, and Santiago) versus Seamus (and Sybelle, CCK, and whatever number of Belles - let's say 5 for whatever reasoning). The players agree that a model (Seamus) utilizes Corpse Markers, and thus living and undead models will drop them when they die. Corpse markers are dropped, and then by some miracle of fate, Seamus is killed. What happens to the Corpse Markers on the field? They no longer serve a purpose; can the players rid the field of them to save themselves from clutter, or is that illegal? Furthermore, Lynch as 10T v. that same Seamus. Lynch has brought along Rail Workers, which are both Living and Construct. Both players again agree that Seamus is using Corpses, but neither player is utilizing Scrap Markers. Seamus's crew kills one a Rail Worker. What can it drop, and what does it drop? This question might give some 10T players a knowledgeable advantage, I'd expect, if the way I am reading it is correct... Thank you all! ~Lil Kalki