The Celestial Deliberative (Faction)
The Celestial Deliberative is the government of an alternate future Creation; it has only recently and tenuously come into contact with the Nexus. It has no single leader; rather it is run by two great legislative bodies, the Celestial and Terrestrial Deliberatives, and a variety of bureaucratic agencies.
It has an Embassy in the middle of Outside.
- The Immaculate Order
SpoilerThe Immaculate Order has changed in some significant ways - most notably, the way it defines Anathema and how they are to be dealt with - but in most other respects it remains as it was before, encouraging veneration of the Exalted host while maintaining a schedule of worship that pays the gods for their work, and providing a corps of trained Essence-users to pummel misbehaving divinities into submission.
- Notable Members of the Immaculate Order
- Master Surely-Refulgent Anshu (Zenith-Caste Solar, Monk of the 5th Coil)
"Most Enlightened Master"
- Master Vasanti Anila (Wood Aspect Terrestrial, Monk of the 4th Coil)
"Most Enlightened Master"
- Honored Hidden Currents of the Black Sea (Water Aspect Terrestrial, Monk of the 3rd Coil)
- The Bureau of Destiny
SpoilerThough the Bureau of Destiny is technically part of the Celestial Bureaucracy in Heaven, the Sidereal Exalts who assist in running it are also subject to the authority of the Celestial Deliberative.
- Notable Members of the Bureau of Destiny
- Blue Illumination of Exceptional Jubilation (Sidereal Chosen of Serenity)
- The Sky Fleet
SpoilerThe Sky Fleet is the aerial division of the Celestial Deliberative's navy.
- Notable Ships and Units
- CDS Defiance in the Night
SpoilerThe Defiance in the Night is a Kireeki-class skyreme, a vessel 300 feet long and shaped like an enormous orca whale made of steel and jade alloy. Its tail forks into massive, bulbous magitech turbines, clustered in stacks of two each port and starboard. Stabilizing fins set at angles to each side and pointed slightly ventrally end in numerous weapons turrets, while a single deckhouse rising from the dorsal deck terminates in the ship’s bridge. A slender ventral fin holds further weapons turrets and a small observation deck.
- CDS Soryu
SpoilerThe Soryu is a Kireeki-class skyreme like the Defiance. She is captained by Peleps Najalin Adamaris.
- Shooting Star Sky Fang
- Hurricane-class Variable Common Warstrider
SpoilerThis blue jade warstrider has a slender, streamlined construction, with wings folded neatly on its back. The long, sloping adamant helm/entry hatch extends well down the fuselage and cannot rotate, but nonetheless provides the pilot with a 360º visual field. When in "bird" mode, the legs and arms fold up under the deployed wings, holding the Elsewhere stutter cannon along the centerline of the warstrider, and the pilot reclines in the helm, using the harness to direct the 'strider's flight and fire the cannon.
Elsewhere Stutter Cannon
These rapid-firing weapons fire bursts of coin-sized Essence vortices at high speeds, but the vortices quickly lose cohesion and dissipate. When the vortices come into contact with a solid object, they transport however much of the object they touched into Elsewhere. These "bits" can be retrieved from Elsewhere via a chute at the rear of the weapon for post-mission analysis or other uses.
- Siran Bhavna, the Crimson Meteor
Sky Winglord, Chosen of Battles
- Cathak Jonan
- Leaping Tiger
Full Moon Caste
- Penitent Wind Bearing Ash Like Snow
- Glorious Prototype for Reunion
((This description is purposefully incomplete. More information will be added as it becomes relevant and necessary))