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1) Do most Anak aligned with your Blessing concepts speak your character's language, or are the Spirits more about indirect communication and understanding/interpreting them except after a good deal of Shadowing, regardless? Do they have tones/accents?

2) Do Anak have wildly varied personalities across a human-like spectrum, or do they all tend to feel and act similarly, with possible deviation based on past experiences?

3) Are there Dreaming/Nightmare concept Anak?

4) What are some ways for non-Loshova blessed to barter with Spirits for favors/manipulations of concept, aside from sacrifices?

5) Does a concept to be fed to a Spirit require fresh intent/actions, or will static objects such as an old sword be enough to feed a Blade-concept Anak until the thing is barely a blade anymore?

6) What language will an Ose-Bori speak?

7) Does the Ose-Bori have past experience and knowledge they are willing to share with a bonded Sev'ryn? How knowledgeable would they be about the Beneath? Would this differ between Type I and II?

8) If a Sev'ryn has a blessing, will his Ose-Bori be able to access it through the connection they share? Is this also the same for Domain magic?

9) If a Sev'ryn suffers Emean/Domain mutations and Banes, will their Ose-Bori share them?

10) If an Ose-Bori is venomous, and it manifests and poisons someone, will that poison dissipate when the familiar does? Is this the same for any blood should the familiar be injured?

11) Can a character knowing how Spirits are born intentionally create a lot of that concept to create a spirit, or will this 'awareness' muddle the action?

12) Would a Water Anak preying upon a Fire Anak feed its concept by consuming the other? Or is this simply done as
that is their Purpose, and due to the Hierarchy from such?

13) Can an Anak's concept change into different concepts?

14) Can an Ose-Bori develop new and unusual abilities similar to common familiars?

15) Can an Ose-Bori's Purpose change once they have united with a Sev'ryn and bonded?

16) Is the Purpose of an Ose-Bori simply to be with their soul counterpart?

17) As Sev'ryn seem to have Purposes as Diri, does this make them susceptible partially or spiritually to things that might affect Diri? Are they effectively part-Diri due to their bond with one?
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1. They mostly speak in interpretation and understanding, but if you share a domain with the spirit, you can understand their intent. Most Anak are not extremely intelligent and have very short and rather basic conversations.

2. They feel and act similarly but that can change based on their experience.

3. Yes. Ask Anomaly for more.

4. Offerings, mostly, a demonstration or creation of their Concept. Usually this must be a fairly large show, as it takes a good deal of the Concept to actually feed a Spirit.

5. An old sword might be worn or somewhat consumed by rust. Offerings must be intentional and a little costly to gain the attention of an Anak worth speaking to. Very young ones need very little Concept, but they also have the least ability to really hold a conversation or communicate. And when their Concept is offered to them, they feed from it. That doesn't mean they actually consume it, they seem to derive some sort of essence from it. That essence can replenish, but usually much slower than an Anak has patience for. So most offerings are only used once.

6. The dominant language of its bound.

7. They do and they might. They are aware of the Beneath and some of its denizens but usually spend a great deal of time isolated, waiting for their other half to come.


8. No. Domain magic is aberrant to an Ose-Bori usually, since they share souls. Spirits do not have the ability to use Ether usually so they cannot make use of magic or blessings unless stated otherwise. The part of the soul that creates the ether for magic is in the human part.

9. No. But depending on what they are, it might be effected by them.

10. Yes, when they cease to manifest so will their effects on the physical world.

11. They can. But it does take QUITE a bit of Concept.

12. Purpose and a little bit of feeding. Spirits are made from Ephemera which is also how they utilize their power. Spirits usually don't deviate from their Purpose or Concept and if their Concept would consume another, it happens in the spirit world as well.

13. Yes. But only the oldest. They may become Induk.

14. Not at current.

15. No. The Ose-Bori's purpose is to unite with the half it belongs to. Once it does, the Purpose is to remain bonded. Small change and then it reverts when their other half dies and their wait for the reincarnation.

16. Yep.

17. In a way, yes. This will be expanded with Pact.
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Thank you so very much, Plague!

1) Do Spirits suffer moreso from Intent than actual harm like Immortals?

2) Are there Spirits of Concept for each of the Domain magic disciplines?
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1. No, they suffer from harm.

2. No, Magic has no spirits attached usually (Pact and Aberrance being the two exceptions currently) Just like there is no spirit of Immortals.
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If I was an Exalted Loshova marked and wanted to defend against Rupturing portal pull/phasing, what Spirit would I need to get a resistance?
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Might be a daft question - apologies if so.

Do souls / can souls sleep / dream?

Can a Famula marked see souls in Emea? So - if a Zuuda was also a dreamwalker - would they see souls whilst lucid in dreams? What about if they aren't a dreamwalker?

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Mal:

1. Presumably some sort of earth Anak to root yourself against pushing and pulling. But there aren't really any spirits that have power over a direct Domain manifestation...no spirit I can think of can close portals or prevent them from opening.

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1. No. Souls do not dream or sleep.

2. Yes, you could see them...if there were any around where you were dreaming. It isn't that common though to get unfettered souls lost in Emea that way.
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Once marked by an Immortal (any Immortal), can that marked see a Sev'ryn's osi-bori familiar? Or is that still something only Sev'ryn can see for themselves?
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Do manifested Ose-Bori share skills with the marked, or do they earn skills seasonally like personal NPC's?
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