This will be an edited gameplay transcript. The main narrative as generated by the storyteller and the players will be posted, with the pertinent out-of-character discussions, questions and answers to and from the ST, mechanical actions, and dice rolls placed in spoilers at appropriate locations.
Narrative Musical Opening
Step one: to entangle the fates
The All-Seeing Eye
stores files on known exalts throughout creation,
in a micro-manse in a secret location
and to entangle their fates
this plot mandates
breaking into that manse
Say you’re an imperial bureaucrat
at the perspicacious ministry of blissful cultivation
and this new clerk
keeps interrupting your work.
You’re just auditing some geezer's farm
and he sets off an alarm
on some warded door
on the fourth floor
What’s he doing up there anyways?
Each time it happens a bunch of goons storm the place
and according to the drunk bureaucrat
the kid said that he forgot his hat
why doesn’t he get fired?
But if you’re a dynast from a powerful family
incompetence just isn't a barrier to entry
to getting the job as the guy
collating for the All-Seeing Eye.
He’s supposed to store each anathema’s dossier
In special cabinets when he’s gone, so they stay locked away
Behind layers of sorcery
In case someone like me
follows him and steal his zhuzi jin
with the special stone that lets you walk right in
to that manse.
But no one ever checks if he follows protocols
When he’s out munching on sesame rice balls
and if he left those files
Stacked out in some piles
what’s the difference?
It’s just 45 minutes....
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