A dowry is necessary when a marriage is made between two unequal parties: Mnemon is proud of the fact that no other House has as many Exaltations as her own. Adding extra XP and BP costs onto that feels excessive.
This could make for some interesting Charm divides too.
Most graduates merely end up more skilled sadists and criminals. That interest need not be jade either, as favors, goods and information can also count as interest.
The Heptagram admits only Dragon-Bloods, while the other three schools admit only those mortals who meet exceedingly rigid admission criteria. The Manual of Exalted Power: Malakai made a name for himself by being the lone Exalted survivor of an attack by a deathknight on a Realm ocean vessel.
It has no satrapies, no seat on the Deliberative and few obvious allies among the other Houses. If you must criticize, always offer advice to the creator on how they could improve, or even suggest alternative solutions to fix a problem you can see.
Needless to say, the children of House Mnemon have no trouble finding suitors. All of Creation pays tribute to the mighty Realm, and the Realm provides Creation with civilization, art, culture and, most importantly, protection.
Those who remain as visible symbols of the tragedy that has befallen House Iselsi are the less clever or trustworthy members of the House, and the tragic end of House Iselsi might be theirs to act out once the rest of the family has relocated to the Threshold.
House Ragara loans money to anyone, as long as it can get that money back with interest. If it does not, then both parties are expected to do the responsible thing and make the most of things.
Characters who graduated from the Palace of the Tamed Storm must start with a minimum of Larceny 3 and Socialize 2. The vast majority of Dragon-Blooded in this household attend the House of Bells and take command of a vessel in the Imperial Navy within a few years after graduation. Graduates of the House of Ancient Stone routinely become skilled farmers, vintners and apiculturists.
At this point in the fallen Second Age, much of the information available about sorcery and its related fields is incomplete, and some is quite hazardous. What is not accepted in Dynastic culture, though, regardless of sexual orientation, is weakness in women or effeminate behavior in men. Ozymandias Retired User Aug 7, 2006. Among the Terrestrial Exalted, producing children is almost compulsory.