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Old 11-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Manifestations of Discord

Discord is always obvious in Ceslestial form. But how? A Geas manifests as tokens or chains I know, but how does Lustful, Ethereal discords, deteriorating geas all make themselves known? Is there a printed guide or is it GM and player discretion?
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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GM and player discretion, mostly. Corporeal Discords are easy -- they look like the corporeal version. The rest... depends. In the case of a Lilim with Bloodlust, I tended to describe her as having needle-sharp points on her horns, little tiny fangs instead of canines, and narrow, killer's eyes. (She also had Claws/6 and a habit of going "switchblade" with them for grins.)

And then there was the "Lust-Magnet" Discord that a Grigori PC had when I was GMing; he just looked unreasonably hawt to those affected. *evil snicker* Despite having Stigmata and nasty rotty vestigial wings!
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:16 AM   #3
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The signs might even be different for different Words. A servant of Novalis might have her Discords manifest in flower-language; one who had gained Lustful might see cactus needles spring up about her form ....
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:53 AM   #4
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It doesn't always have to be visual to be obvious. Sounds, smells, etc, might all be appropriate. Even touch, if they radiate noticeable and uncomfortable heat or cold.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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I tend to use a combination of verbal and aural cues. After all, "discord" kind of implies something that you hear. I described one Cherub who had a level of discord, for instance, as having a slightly manic wobbliness to its halo, with a soft screech of Overzealousness.
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