Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
-William Ernest Hensley, Invictus
Five years ago, a great quake shook all of creation Creation. Amid the blackouts and earthquakes, shadowlands opened for the first time in centuries amid the wreckage of broken cities. New shadowlands continue to appear in places afflicted by death and destruction—the sites of battles with evil spirits, the ruins of terrorist bombings, and amid the Linowan and Haltan killing fields. Deathknights emerge from these holes in reality—some backed by ghostly armies, others alone. Though their military sorties against developed nations have been thrown back, their shadowlands remain open.
The Transcendent Mastery of the Abyssal Exalted
The Abyssal exalted are dark mirrors to the Solar, and share their manyfold mastery. To represent this, Abyssals automatically receive any one free Excellency in all their Favored and Caste Abilities. In addition, whenever they buy a charm for an ability that they lack an Excellency for, they receive one of the Excellencies for that ability.