Exalted – Alchemicals (Starmetal Caste)May 18, 2010
The fourth Caste is the Starmetal Caste, resonating with (and serving as the template for) the Sidereal Exalted.
As the Sidereals are seers and plotters, so too are the Starmetal Alchemicals. The human soul of a Starmetal Caste must have been insightful and willing to take charge in a series of past incarnations, not simply one. The Starmetal Caste are the reincarnations of those who possessed uncanny foresight and the ability to take action when needed. They are sculpted of iridescent starmetal, and they shimmer with incandescent possibility and insight into the workings of the Great Maker.
The Starmetal Caste Attributes are Dexterity, Manipulation, and Intelligence. Through agility, cunning, and insight do the Starmetal Caste serve their nations. Theirs is the task of plotting, of gathering intelligence, of moving a single pawn at the right time to win the game. They are the spymasters and masterminds of the Alchemical Exalted, and, like the Sidereals, it is they who are the hidden hands behind social reform and engineering.
A Starmetal Caste who focuses on an area excels through precision and knowledge. Martial Starmetals are quick and accurate, applying precisely the right amount of force to solve their problems. A political Starmetal is subtle and calculating, shifting entire political movements with a single, well-placed word. Intellectually focused Starmetals are keen and insightful, understanding problems almost before they have been presented. Their forethought often averts crises before the Populat is even aware there might have been a problem.
The Starmetals are the spymasters and social engineers of Autochthonia, solving the problems of their Assemblies through precision, guile, and insight.