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Twilight Sparkle's Solar Exalted character, casting some fancy sorcery.

Members of the Twilight Caste excel in the search for knowledge and the application of that knowledge. During the First Age, they where the greatest scholars, sorcerers and artisans of the Realm.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2010-2011 Lauren Faust (Studio B Productions, Hasbro Studios, The Hub )

Exalted 2006 White Wolf Publishing
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:iconcygnargunmage:
CygnarGunmage Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
She'd also make a decent Chosen of Secrets but hey, with a name like Twilight, where else are you going to go?
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't really a choice, was there?
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Kymme777 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice work, friend! /)
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Ariamaki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
"Man, I didn't learn my AABBCCs. I don't know about any Twilight Twilight Sparkle Sparkle, god god damnit damnit."
--Alternate Universe Mitch Hedberg.
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah!
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:icondakathi666:
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Sweet!
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:iconzolem:
Zolem Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Am I the only one noticing that this is a bit TOO good a match?
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is almost worrying, innit?
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:iconzolem:
Zolem Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Not really. I've seen bigger coincidences.
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hurr
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:iconzolem:
Zolem Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
What was the Twilight Caste's disadvantage again?
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exalted don't have disadvantages, as I recall... nothing keyed specifically to their caste anyway. Are you referring to Virtue Flaws?
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:iconzolem:
Zolem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
That's it! Been a while since I played. Is there any that make them neurotic like in Lesson 0?
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure there is one - else it'd be pretty easy to make.
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Cyberwraith9 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Awesome! Nice to meet one of the other 30 people on the planet who've played Exalted.
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm suprised and delighted at the amount of knowledgeble Exalted players here! Its fantastic!
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Blackwater154 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hey we got to stick together! ^^
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Karacoon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah... Double Twilight *O*
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:iconkyman102:
Kyman102 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
*Lame Joke Inbound*
Yo dawg I heard you like Twilight, so we made Twilight into a Twilight, so she can cast spells while casting spells!

*Rejected Joke*
Double Twilight across the sky! What does it mean?!

*Rejected Joke mk. 2*
Double your magic, double your fun!

*Oh god why does it keep going?*
You are entering a world of oddities. A world where a show about brightly colored ponies has become popular with an adult male fanbase. A world where said ponies can be mixed with everything, including a game where mortals receive fragments of divine power. You are entering, the Twilight Twilight Sparkle Zone
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right?
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:iconinnak:
Innak Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Twilight: "Wait, there's a caste named after me?"

From Kkat:

Somehow, I expect that Twilight might be a little disappointed at how difficult and limited sorcery is in Exalted. Bureaucracy as a favored skill, perhaps?
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Jor25 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Well, keep in mind that all the charms are explicitly magical effects too.

Plus, the spell she used to give Rarity wings fits perfectly as a sorcery spell. I'm not sure what circle it would be, though I'm leaning towards Terrestrial given its limitations. Her failsafe spell from Return of Harmony pt.1 probably counts too.
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DaWrecka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps it's an Equestrian version of Wings of the Archon? Then again, Wings of the Archon is Solar Circle... I've not seen that episode so I'm not sure.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With her organizational skills - for sure!
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Recamen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Hmm... I remember Twilights having to make some kind of major sacrifice on the way to gaining more Essence. What would Twilight have given up by this point? My memory's hazy on the subject, but I recall there being five things Twilights had to prove before they could gain Essence. Sacrifice was one of them, and it's generally a doozy.

These are enjoyable. I like reading through the discussions on the characters.
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Kyman102 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Well, I don't think that Solars gain Essence by going through the five steps... I think the five steps are for gaining access to a higher tier of Sorcery. Hell, one could argue that the first episode was all about Twilight gaining access to a new tier of Sorcery.

-The first trial is Humility
Twilight was shown that she was WRONG. Wrong about so many things. About her not needing friends, about how Celestia wasn't taking NMM seriously, she had to learn that sometimes she's not right.

-The second trial is to find a Teacher.
This one is obvious. Twilight respects and learns from Celestia, as well as the other unicorns of the Academy, but mostly is inspired by Celestia

-The third trial is the Journey.
Twilight left Canterlot, her home for her entire life, and traveled to Ponyville, learning things she never would have.

-The fourth trial is to embrace and defeat your Fear.
Nightmare Moon. The Mare in the Moon. The Bringer of Eternal Night. Twilight met this god incarnate, stared her in the face, and struck her down. If that's not facing a fear, I don't know what is.

-The final trial is the Sacrifice.
This one might be stretching it, seasoned Exalted players (I have the books but have never played a game) can tell me if I'm wrong. But go back to the Journey portion. Twilight left her home. The literal Ivory Tower where she felt safe and comforted, in an isolated environment. Twilight did sacrifice something. Her old life in Canterlot. She took a chance, cast off what was safe, and found a new life, happy, in Ponyville. But she'll never be able to return to that life alone in Canterlot. Not all Sacrifices need to be painful in the aftermath, I don't think.
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DaWrecka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would certainly explain her initiation into the Terrestrial Circle; Problem is, the White and Black Treatises say that the higher circles require the five trials to be repeated - and the station of Eclipse demands ever-greater sacrifices...

Twilight's entry into Solar Circle Sorcery might be... problematic.
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Kyman102 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Hm, question on the repeating trials... Do you have to get a new Teacher for each repetition of the trial, or can the same Teacher serve as long as they're able to teach you the appropriate tiered sorcery?

For example, let's just assume that in the mechanics of the Exalted world, Celestia has access to Solar-tier sorcery. If she continued to teach Twilight through Terrestrial, Celestial, and Solar, could she serve as the same Teacher?
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DaWrecka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On re-reading it, and also asking people in one of the Exalted channels I frequent, it seems that not all of the trials need to be repeated to transcend the Terrestrial Circle... The White and Black Treatises is pretty clear that sorcerers who transcend the Terrestrial Circle must offer up a new, greater sacrifice at each further circle, (p.18-19 of the White Treatise) but nothing about the other trials.

Interestingly-enough, the section detailing the Station of Tutelage doesn't actually say anything about the teacher being a sorcerer themselves; In fact, the only reference to teachers are in the name itself, and in the comment that the Zenith Caste, accustomed to being priests and teachers rather than sitting still and learning from others, found this station the hardest. It says that the would-be sorcerer needs knowledge that goes beyond formal study, and uses examples like the general who sees "the ebb and flow of his troops in war and understands how Essence flows through Creation", or the glassblower who might comprehend "the shaping of Essence into fragile yet potent patterns as he creates his masterpiece." The other stations are pretty unambiguous as to how they got their names, but not-so the Station of Tutelage...
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Kyman102 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Fascinating... I have a PDF of White and Black Treatises, but I've never sat down and read it. All the extra source books can be a little intimidating.
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DaWrecka Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it being a PDF can't help... I've actually got a PDF copy of the White and Black Treatises, but I bought the hardcopy anyway, because I find it a lot easier to read a book than read text on a screen.
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Aubri Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
We've never seen her parents or heard her communicate with them since she moved to Ponyville.
Maybe that was her sacrifice.
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ArnoldFriend Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
She did turn them into a potted plant and a cactus. They got turned back, but still, that had to be unnerving.
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Kyman102 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I admit, I hadn't thought of that... If that's possible, it gives a possibility for a sacrifice I had in mind for a Twilight I'd been dabbling with. My idea for a sacrifice would be his memories of his mortal life. It'd build mystery, and give the Storyteller several chances to build drama by having someone who remembered him show up.
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Recamen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Good explanations - I got the impression the Sacrifice had to be on the really painful side, but she did make a very wild change in coming to Ponyville. Plus the Rainbow Laser followed by the glowing eyes could signify Exaltation.
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Aubri Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
What do you think happened at her entry exam? :)
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing compilation there - I can only nod my head in agreement.

For the Sacrifice, one can argue she doesn't -really- complete that one until Feeling Pinkie Keen, where she sacrifices her utter devotion to science and knowledge, and accepts that some things cannot be explained.
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Awesome! :D
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j6cubic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Very much awesome, although I would've pinned Twilight as more of an unusually Lore/Occult-oriented Zenith caste, given that the is the closest we see to a priest of Celestia in the show.
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:iconrhanite:
Rhanite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, but who else could epitomize a scholar and savant, if not Twilight Sparkle?
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SaddlesoapOpera Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Second. Booksbooksbooksbooks. She's a Celestia FANGIRL, maybe, but it's really more an example of having a hella-big rating in Mentor than it is a priest/goddess relationship.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
6-dot Mentor, anyone?
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j6cubic Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Point taken. Plus, Celestia doesn't need much of a clergy given that she's not a WoW addict and can actually represent herself.
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tomthefanboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I was wondering if this was the first one that set you down the path, because of how obvious it was.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, Applejack was the first one - Twilight was very obvious - but not just for the name *chuckle*
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SilentCarto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Virtue: Conviction
Virtue Flaw: Truant Scholar
Condition: The character is shown to be mistaken, or her beliefs are challenged and she is unable to effectively refute the challenge.
The character retreats from reason, becoming utterly gullible. She will believe anything she is told, no matter how outlandish. She is not compelled her to harm herself or others based on that belief, however.
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DaWrecka Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's the Partial Control on that one?
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SilentCarto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
p.s. Partial control is for wusses. ;)
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SilentCarto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I didn't work out the full mechanics -- that would be something to decide with your GM -- but I'd start with the "Heart of Flint" Conviction flaw as an example. Partial would be along the lines of a 3-die penalty to rolls to detect falsehood, and probably a general-purpose social penalty as well.
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CrystalKatrice Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
woah ponys and exalted together nice I was hoping someone would eventually cross the two eventually perfect job
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