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Exalted – Alchemicals (Orichalcum Caste)

May 18, 2010

Each caste of Alchemical Exalt is based on the prototype schematics Autochthon drew up for one of the initial Exalted, and is made mostly or entirely out of the corresponding Magical Material. The first caste is the Orichalcum caste, corresponding to the Solar Exalted.

As the Solars are radiant and exceptional, so too are the Orichalcum Alchemicals. The human soul of an Orichalcum Caste must have been larger-than-life in a series of past incarnations, not simply one. The Orichalcum Caste are the reincarnations of heroes and geniuses many times over. They are sculpted of golden orichalcum, and they shine with the radiant light of the Great Maker.

All Alchemicals are Attribute-based Exalts, and the Orichalcum Caste Attributes are Strength, Charisma, and Intelligence. Through raw force, whether force of mind, body, or spirit, the Orichalcum Caste paves the way for the rest of Autochthonia, broadcasting a message of possibility and hope to the people. It is through their triumphs that the Populat vicariously excels.

An Orichalcum Caste who focuses on an area excels in that area through sheer, overwhelming force. A militant Orichalcum will smite his foes with genius tactics and radiant displays of might. A political Orichalcum will awe and dazzle his opponents with insight and rousing speech. An intellectual Orichalcum will overcome obstacles and impossibilities with solutions too brilliant to have been conceived by lesser minds.

In short, the Orichalcum lead Autochthonia by example, demonstrating that nothing is impossible for the disciples of the Machine God.

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