Shayakar Heritage Edges?

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wilcoxon
Shayakar Heritage Edges?

Why are Alakar and Eldakar Heritage edges restricted to Unshadowed?  If it is your racial Heritage, how can/does being Shadowed suddenly block you from gaining any further racial edges?

To further complicate things, Aevakar Heritage works significantly different from Alakar and Eldakar Heritage (and does not require being Unshadowed).

It seems like Unshadowed Shayakar are significantly limited in some ways until Veteran (with Greater Night Gifts reqiring Transcend the Call).

swampfoxib
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The call to becoming Shadowed, especially as a Shayakar is very strong and that's the path to Darkness.  its a racial thing about Shayakar and why most are corrupted.

As to the differences between the elven races, they are different races and have different things going for/against them.

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Chris Parks

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Lt. Felosia Naiilo - High Druidess: Phoenix Moth Grove; Sog
Lt. Magpie Stormsinger - Trollkeep

wilcoxon

Yes, but, if a Shayakar if descended from Eldakar (or Alakar), how does it make sense that becoming Shadowed suddenly causes them to lose that?  Becoming Shadowed touches them with Darkness but I still fail to see how that can possibly cut them off from their own bloodline.

swampfoxib
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They are Shayakar, they are Darkness aligned. The Elven races for Alakar and Eldakar are light/life aligned generally speaking.  But a Shayakar is a thoroughly corrupted elven form.  That corruption, tied to the fact that you are talking ancient bloodlines a long long time ago being of those elven races means when they take that final step to become shadowed they are cutting the final ties to their ancient heritage.

You can also think of it as similar to a coming of age thing. Once you pass a certain point some things no longer apply.

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Chris Parks

Previous Culture Warden

In Game:
Lt. Felosia Naiilo - High Druidess: Phoenix Moth Grove; Sog
Lt. Magpie Stormsinger - Trollkeep