Last night was Exalted. We ended last session facing down a volcano.
We began this session by fighting it.
We beat on each other a bit until the Lunar in our group (who had grown up in the area and respected the volcano) managed to talk us down by pointing out that (1) The volcano ruled here and received its sacrifices according to laws passed down by Solar exalted (like us) and (2) If we continued the fight we’d probably destroy the whole island. Talking down the volcano was a bit trickier. We gave the social combat rules a whirl – I managed to finally get it to back off by channeling my Valor and intimidating it.
Yes. I intimidated a volcano.
…and it backed off.
That is what Exalted should be about.