From publisher blurb:
From the bustling streets of Nexus to the savage western seas, Creation is ripe with threats to mortals and Chosen alike. Crooked traders, vile occultists, and even zealous protectors of the Realm can be found in every city, satrapy, and region waiting for unsuspecting targets or standing their ground as they prepare for the inevitable.
In this collection you will meet new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the inner workings of several different factions and societies dedicated to criminal activity, nefarious plotting, and more.
Ninegala, Forge Goddess of Makelo
Ninegala once labored at the forge of one of the world’s makers. When the Exalted cast those ancients down, she exiled herself to Creation, raising a sanctum on the Western isle of Sinti. Eventually, an enterprising mortal hero persuaded her to forge him a weapon in exchange for a year of service; others trickled in over the centuries. During the Contagion, she opened her doors to a tribe of survivors. In gratitude, when they founded the city Makelo, they took her as their sovereign god.