Legacy Power: The Skeleton Key

She keeps it on a loop around her neck, and never takes it off.

A 1 Gift Unlock / Open Power created by shady.


At first glance, this appears to be a standard, modern house key made of ivory. A close observer might compliment its skull-shaped head or usual material. No one would suspect it to be one of the Thief's most prized possessions: The Skeleton Key.

The Skeleton Key slips easily into any small or medium-sized keyhole and turns without a fuss. The thief even used it on a door that used key-cards once.


Spend an Action and use The Skeleton Key to lock or unlock any lock within Arm's Reach. It cannot be used on locks more complicated than a residential door or common padlock, and it can only open locks that require a key of some sort.


  • Cantrip (Activating this Effect has no Exertion cost, but its Gift Cost can never be increased above 2.)
  • Concealed (Using this Effect is not obvious. Choose a Tell that occurs only when you use the Effect; if-- and only if-- someone suspects that a Effect was used, they must roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 8 to pick up on your Tell.)
  • Locker (You may use this Power to lock or unlock.)


  • Specialized (Only affects a certain type of Object.)
    • Item Category - Locks that require some sort of key to open
  • Unique Focus (This Power takes the form of a specific, unique item, which can be borrowed, lost, or stolen. You must use / wear this item as intended to use this Power.)
    • Focus - The Skeleton Key
  • Focus (Using this Effect requires a specific kind of item.)


Range: 0 ( Arm's Reach )

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Nov. 8, 2023, 11:20 a.m. - Revision Cost: 1. Added Enhancement: Costless, Removed Enhancement: Cantrip

Feb. 6, 2023, 11:39 a.m. - Adjustment Cost: 1. Text field change

Nov. 15, 2022, 11:33 a.m. - Adjustment Cost: 1. Text field change

Oct. 30, 2022, 1:35 p.m. - Adjustment Cost: 1. Text field change

Oct. 30, 2022, 1:35 p.m. - Revision Cost: 1. Added Enhancement: Jailbreak, Removed Enhancement: Ultimate Locksmith

May 9, 2022, 4:49 p.m. - Upgrade Cost: 1. Upgraded from old powers system

- Dec. 1, 2020, 6:12 p.m. - New Cost: 0. Initial power creation