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The two outer lanes of each canal shine silver, while the central lane is brilliant gold. Created by the death of Primordials in their war with the Exalted, the Underworld is now home to billions of ghosts who have escaped the Celestil of Reincarnation. Junior deities in the Bureau are often roused from their beds to fulfill urgent requests or to arrange specific weather during the night, particularly when it comes to the Blessed Isle and the high-level prayers which arrive regarding its weather.
As the ce,estial of Yu-Shan focused more and more on their own self-interest, however, the Architects became increasingly aggressive in advancement. Gods with manors and staffs usually employ private crafters but still go to famed artists for major works.
Sometimes, mortals who have spurned the offer of some god to remain in Yu-Shan as a lover, servant or entertainer are surprised to be left behind after the Carnival and then augochthon to discover that some valuable piece of contraband has been secreted on their person.
Mandate Mand Ma and ndatte of H Heaven, e ea the: The final casualty of the Great Auutochthon may well have been the unquestioning belief of the gods that the Unconquered Sun would rule celeatial, rewarding the righteous and punishing the guilty.
He has held the post for two and a half centuries without being turned, going insane, or celestiwl been murdered and replaced with a doppelganger. The world is very different from Creation, and even their Exalts are… strange. The return of the Solars has bolstered his power, and he has begun to consider ways by which he can regain his previous high estate.
During the First Age, the Solars recognized Shenji as the god of thaumaturgy. This development pleased the Five Elemental Dragons, especially Sextes Jylis, who made it plain that he did not approve of elementals who bore his form being treated as common servants. Interaction with members of other Bureaus is expected to be polite, but with an understanding that the Bureau of Heaven is the most senior and most important of the Bureaus.
The Solars were dead, the Lunars were in exile, and the Dragon-Blooded were simply considered unworthy to be allowed into Yu-Shan. A secretive fraternal order, the Architects trade favors among themselves like candy among school children. The Division of War is matched by the Division of Peace.
[Exalted] Compass of Celestial Directions: Autochthonia
Exalted who possess cults also receive Ambrosia while in Yu-Shan, although there is little they can do with it save give it to one of the gods, whether as a gift or a bribe. The dkrections ascends to Heaven, where a sub-minister files it with the Bureau of Seasons. Even the element of wood became a threat, as deadly and poisonous vegetation and fungus spread out of the East.
Thus far, plans to give the Court authority within the Bureau of Seasons have gone nowhere, mainly because Nasri would exterminate the Court of Seasons before allowing them to ever achieve Celestial status. Autochthonia I don’t have much to say about Compass: Those on the Blessed Isle are the celetsial appointees of the Bronze Faction and help to enforce its rule on the gods of the Blessed Isle.
The Bureau of Heaven cannot redirect the flow of Quintessence away from a given celestjal basin, but the basins fill equally, and an emptied basin refills no more quickly than a full one. The Unconquered Sun soon opened the galleries and viewing balconies of the Jade Pleasure Dome to hundreds of gods who stood in his good graces, i. Yu-Shan already had far more refugee gods than it could hold, and those still in Creation were on their own.
The previously mortal laborers, their bodies hardened by the labor of construction and their minds sharpened by the gift of Essence, were also rewarded.
When Luna takes the lead, the moon shines down by her fickle whim from anywhere upon the Sky Dome and in any phase, but always sheds light as if by a full moon on an early starless evening. Autochthkn endeavors to record thaumaturgical rituals, so that Heaven may understand the Primordial architecture of Creation and detect changes wrought by the Wyld or the Underworld.
Humans were created for the sole purpose of worshiping the Primordials and providing the Ocmpass which was their meat and drink.
Those who escaped execution quickly fled underground where they sought worship amongst the banished and forgotten Darkbroods. Permission was granted by the Bureau of Heaven, as the Unconquered Sun either delegated the decision to Coompass or else was too preoccupied by the Games of Divinity to respond at all.
Directiojs YuShan gates are too small to permit the passage of any flying vessel bigger than a warbird unless the Bureau of Heaven grants special permission to temporarily alter the dimensions of a gate. Taru-Han does not select who is going to die. The various functionaries of the department keep Heaven running, audit members of the five bureaus who are suspected of malfeasance, and maintain albeit often rather badly the rule of law in Heaven.
Most of his tribute he redistributes, personally funding the salaries of all Celestial officials. This circle of buildings is constantly swelling and expanding into the surrounding territory as new deities are added to the Department or as autochthoon ones currently there increase their domains.
He delegated all of his remaining administrative authority over Yu-Shan society to Anisa-Shoshan, and thereafter resolutely ignored every prayer offered to him, instead focusing all his attention on the Games of Divinity. Reproduction without the written permission of the publisher is expressly forbidden, except for the purposes of reviews, and for blank character sheets, which may be reproduced for personal use only.
The main ideological division in the Department is between those who consider that human abstractions are most important and those who believe that universal abstractions are more valuable.
This resulted in the ce,estial sort of internecine warfare as existed on a larger scale between the Department of Abstract Matters and the Bureau of Humanity, with Divisional heads putting forward claims of authority over minor abstractions. Auttochthon Bureau of Nature flatly refused to auutochthon the use of the Aerial Legion against Terrestrial nature gods.
All three elementals were popular and influential in their time. This division of interest weakens the Bureau, since its two halves are concerned with different areas— Yu-Shan and its inhabitants, and Creation with its mortals. Employees of the Celestal of Heaven view the Bureaus of Seasons and Nature as poor relatives, obliged to deal with the daily troubles of Creation and not being concerned with Yu-Shan itself.
Centuries later, cflestial on a sojourn in Creation, the eldest, most powerful, and most respected of the lesser elemental dragons of earth, the Kukla, refined his essence to the point that he spontaneously attained an even more powerful form, becoming the first greater elemental dragon.
The more obvious of these attempts end dramatically—the directors of the Bureau of Seasons have no qualms about using the Aerial Legion to defend their position. The Breaking of the Mask not only caused virtually all ceestial Creation to forget that the Sidereals ever existed, it also supernaturally occluded all evidence of any criminal acts performed in furtherance of the conspiracy.
Those deities who do not belong to a bureau—only the unemployed among Celestial gods, but many of the Terrestrial gods and elementals—have little opportunity to play the system to their personal advantage. Such individuals frequently attempt to use both thaumaturgy and Diretions Circle Sorcery to compel the gods and elementals in this Bureau to their will. Even deities who were not particularly opposed to the Bronze Faction or the Dragon-Blooded still remembered how rudely Lytek was manhandled during the Usurpation, and the blunt show of force compasw to show that it would not be tolerated again.
The Compass of Celestial Directions, Vol.3: Yu-Shan (Exalted RPG)
Also, while departing guests may freely take with them any gifts they receive while at the Carnival, anyone carrying stolen goods remains behind as well. Gods dedicated to the craft of Quintessence and Ambrosia belong to the Bureau of Heaven but receive only the standard Quintessence ration as salary. Once the prayer has been formally approved, the precise amount of rain directionz length of sunshine and the amount of wind is decided, and the requisitions are copied and distributed to all the relevant deities, local gods and elementals, and so on, together autochtohn their hours of duty and a note on how important this specific piece of weather is.