Deva: The Reborn
Table of Contents
Prologue – Awakening
Introduction – Talks about what the Deva are, and what this game is about
Themes – Alienation, discovery
Mood – Dark mysticism, Decaying Grandeur
Lexicon – Common terms and their usage.
Chapter 1 – Setting
The Deva – What are the Reborn?
Mythology – History of concepts, theories about the past, outlining the unknown
Rebirth – Bardo, returning to the world, and Dysphoria
Lesya, the Shadow, and Dharma – How the Deva are shaped by their rebirth.
Insight and Respect – What Dharma means socially and spiritually.
Deva Society – Councils and Houses, guides to the newly reborn.
Titles and Position – The anatomy of the Council.
Circle and Vessel – Basic units of Reborn society.
Veils and Masks – How the Reborn interact with the mortal world.
Others – Different supernatural beings of the Shrouded World.
Chapter 2 – Characters
Character Creation – From the mechanical to the spark of life.
Creation Summary – Mechanics of rebirth.
Insight – Understanding Dharma
Reflection – Speaking to the Shadow
Gates – Qualities of the soul.
Merits – Special adaptations of the Deva
Rituals – Rites of the Deva that call upon or bind outside forces.
Lesya – The stain that colors a soul.
Dharma – Purposes of the return.
Arts – Powers of the Reborn that come from within.
Soul Arts – Arts that deal directly with Souls and Shadows.
Chi Arts – Abilities that affect Chi in all it’s forms
Physical Arts – Pacts that shape a Deva’s form or world.
Shadow Arts – The power of the Shadow, manifest.
True Seeing – The pinnacle of the Deva’s Arts.
Chapter Three – Special Rules
The Shadow – The inconstant companion.
Shrouds – Altered states of mind, influenced by the Shadow.
Spirit Senses – Perceptions the Deva gain through their spirit nature
Crossing Borders – Traveling between the worlds of flesh and spirit.
In the Flesh – Creating a physical form.
Life and Death – Survival, healing, and destruction as one of the Reborn.
Bardo – The spaces between.
Seekings – Spiritual journeys for understanding.
Vessels – The spirit of a Circle.
Artifacts – Objects of power.
Chapter Four – Storytelling and Antagonists
Life Among the Reborn – How life is changed for every Deva.
Twilight War – Conflict between the Reborn
Regional Variations – Reborn across the world.
The Spirit World – The Yang realm of animistic spirits.
The World of the Dead – The Yin realm of ghosts.
Naraki – Enemies of the Deva.
Other supernaturals – How the Reborn deal with the inhuman creatures of the Shrouded World.
Experience – Character advancement.