Dragons, naga, fey, and creatures of all types tend to collect and hoard. The problem is knowing about what is in your hoard, what they do, and what other beasts lay claim to your wealth. Now you can intuit that information by spending time with new pieces, studying and examining its exterior and underlying powers.
Exert your Mind and spend a minute to activate. Select a target Object within arm's reach. You cannot investigate the same target more than once per hour. At the end of your investigation, roll Perception + Investigation at Difficulty 6.
You learn a single specific piece of information, chosen from the following list, about your target:
Juan knows how to leap into action he leaps to get around and away from things.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Location which is at most 50 feet away horizontally or 10 feet away vertically.
You jump to the chosen location. If the landing is precarious, the GM may call for a roll to land safely. You will never take fall damage from successfully landing a jump made with this Effect.
Lines of a magnetic ferro-fluid flow from underneath the steel bracelet, forming a Henna pattern on the desired surface.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a target within 10 feet. This Effect cannot be used unless under a Close Protection Contract.
You place a ward, which is fixed to a target Object that can be moved and repositioned. You can hear and see through the ward as though you were standing at its location. You may have at most 3 wards running at once.
The ward requires Concentration to monitor, though it will remain active until you deactivate it. It can be detected with a roll and destroyed through mundane means.
Your Ward records all activity it observes, regardless of whether or not you are actively monitoring it. This recording can be played back and referenced later.
You may communicate through your ward, though doing so will reveal its presence.
During a Downtime, Grace can banish traumas from her or another’s mind by singing the nursery rhymes she used to calm herself down in the past. Usually, it’s “Rain, Rain, Go Away”… sitting across from the target, holding their hands, the way she thought it should be. All that’s really required is spending time relaxing and listening.
It was getting difficult to deal with the torrents of trauma from the jobs, and Grace can’t exactly go and see a normal therapist. Happy thoughts are already in her toolkit.
Exert your Mind to activate. Select a Living target within arm's reach. Over the course of one Downtime, your patient must communicate with you and reveal at least one of their Traumas to you, including the details of those Traumas and the circumstances of how they were acquired.
After the full treatment time has elapsed, you may remove one of the patient's revealed Traumas without incurring any Experience cost.
Your patient is required to Treat the dead with respect, they can hear you; and while they might not care enough about you to take offense, Grace certainly cares enough about them to get offended in their place. for the next month. If they violate this rule, your treatment is immediately reversed.
This was Valery's first sign that she was special. She had always had an aptitude for knowing way too much about death, but in the hospice she could just... ease them gently into the next world. Those who are effected by this ability can see a form overlapping hers, varying on where their soul will go after they die. For those who told her what she looked like in the hospice, it was usually some sort of angel, but it can also appear as a dark hooded figure, a flaming demon, a loved one who passed before, a being to whom they sold their soul, etc.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a target within 45 feet. This Effect cannot be used unless The target must be close enough to death that using this power would kill them. If you do not deal enough damage to kill them, your action is wasted. Roll Intellect + Occult Difficulty 6. The target may contest by rolling Mind, Difficulty 6.
If the contested Outcome is positive, the target takes that much damage plus 3. Armor is fully effective against this damage.
This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.
When you yourself are a temporal anomaly, focusing the energy within your body into a strike can cause peculiar effects. The objects that are touched by the caveman actively progress backwards through their technological timeline, and objects without any are simply reduced to dust as their formative events are reversed. What is scariest about this is that the caveman only seems to need to strike the target in question to deliver the effect, though it does seem to require a great deal of focus and temporal energy has been observed congregating around his hands before he executes such a strike.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Non-Sapient Object within arm's reach no larger than a large luggage bag (75 liters). You must actively and obviously use A time piece to activate this Effect. Roll Brawn + Brawl Difficulty 6.
If your Outcome is 4 or higher, the target will be completely destroyed and can no longer function, though it may still be repaired. If your Outcome is less than 4, the target will be partially damaged, and any attempts to use it will suffer a dice penalty equal to your Outcome.
When activating this Effect, you may spend an extra minute and maintain Concentration. If you do, it has no Exertion cost, and you may destroy an object which has up to 3x larger dimensions, or up to 27x larger volume than the normal maximum size.
If you have access to the remains of an object you had previously damaged or destroyed, you may spend a Committed action to un-destroy it.
The Psychic focuses for a moment, and a precise replica of themselves shimmers into existence. The copy is merely a visual illusion and is easily dispelled if it is touched. The Psychic may concentrate to puppet the illusion, or give it a basic, repetitive task.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a target within arm's reach.
An image of yourself is generated at your target, and it will remain in place for the next minute. It can be perceived by people through their sight. The illusion cannot be used as an attack. You may create a replica of a specific being, though it is still limited by whatever you do or do not know about that individual.
Anyone who touches the illusion (or who would be able to perceive it significantly through a sense it cannot fool) realizes it is an illusion, and the entire effect will be ended for all targets.
The illusion is not fixed to the initial target, and may move about at a maximum speed 30 feet per Round. It may have moving parts and engage in simple, predetermined movements but cannot perform anything complex or interactive unless you maintain Concentration and “puppeteer” it.
After this Effect ends, you cannot move quicker than a walk for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.
The bad reputation of the Evil Eye proceeds all Witches for good reason. It is a terrible curse that can cause any number of awful diseases or maladies. After making eye contract with their victim, the Witch's eyes sink into dark vortices of malicious, roiling blood. They return to normal a moment later, leaving the target to wonder if they were merely seeing things as a cough heralds their oncoming illness.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Living target within arm’s reach. Roll Perception + Occult at Difficulty 6. Your target may resist by rolling Body at Difficulty 7.
If you succeed, the target is afflicted with a Condition that causes one of the following symptoms:
The affliction is not treatable by modern medicine. It may be diagnosed by rolling Intellect + Occult at Difficulty 6, and can be cured by dripping virgin blood into your eyes.
The cop keeps his gun trained on The Witch and nods to her cart. "Open it. Slowly"
Her wrinkled fingers pry open the door. Dozens of miniature glass bottles, each one unique in shape and color, tinkle against each other.
"I can be useful, you know," she croaks, lifting a cloudy pink flask no larger than her finger. "Are you looking for love? One sip of this will send even the most stone-hearted prospect into a fit of passion."
The officer snatches the vial and regards the faintly-glowing fluid swirling within. "Another charlatan," he grunts, tossing it over his shoulder. He grabs the old woman's waterskin and takes a swig. "Plain water's worth more than your lies you dirty--"
He freezes and blinks at the Witch. Where before he saw a vile con artist, now he sees an old woman finding her way though a harsh world. Was his own mother so different? He lowers his gun. "Don't let me catch you tricking folks around here again."
The Witch smiles and snaps her cart closed. "With pleasure."
Spend an Action to activate. Select a Living target within 45 feet as well as a specific emotion. You must actively and obviously use your potion brewing set to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Alertness at Difficulty 6. Affected targets can resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 6.
If you succeed, for the next minute, your target will do things they otherwise wouldn’t have done, inspired by the chosen emotion. They will not necessarily display their emotions in an obvious way.
Actions they take will be in keeping with their character and the way they tend to deal with strong emotions. They will be unlikely to change their mind about any actions taken or decisions made until after the Effect ends.
Both attacking someone and being attacked will end the Effect.
This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.
The Priest can channel their true faith in the Lord into a brutal assault on the consciousness of demonic or unholy creatures. By wielding his favored holy symbol, a gilded crucifix, they can put a proper fear of God into them, leaving them cowering at any truly holy things they encounter. Brandishing his crucifix in this way wreathes his entire body in a warm golden glow.
Exert your Mind (unless you have been recently attacked by your target) and spend an Action to activate. Select a Sapient target within 20 feet. This Effect cannot be used unless the target is an undead or demonic being. You must actively and obviously use an ornate gilded cross to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Occult at Difficulty 6. Affected targets may resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 8 with a -3 dice penalty. If they are incapacitated or unconscious, they fail automatically and their Outcome is 0.
If the Contested Outcome is positive, the target takes Mind damage equal to the Contested Outcome. If you deal at least 3 Mind damage, the target will gain Fear of Holy Things as a Trauma. This trauma may be removed by Effects or mundane therapy as per normal rules. Affected targets are aware that they are being attacked and can generally tell who did it.
The Future Soldier has access to an arsenal of specialized foam grenades. These look like glowing orange capsules with a rugged rubberized grip. When thrown, they burst into splash of expanding neon orange foam. Initially this is no more than a mess, but the foam hardens in seconds, doing no damage but severely hampering the movement of anyone unlucky enough to have been splashed. Those affected may use their hands or weapons to hack away at the foam and free themselves.
Use up this small metallic grenade with a pin activation and spend an Action to activate. Make a lobbed grenade attack at a Location within normal attack range. Roll your for your attack as normal. The target may roll to dodge or defend, as normal for lobbed grenade attacks. The attack may or may not deal Damage as per a normal attack, at the user's choice.
If you succeed, all affected targets will be restricted at their location by a physical, tangible binding. They can still move their arms and use Effects, but are reduced to ¼ of their movement speed.
The binding around a target must be destroyed in order for them to break free. Breaking the binding requires a total amount of damage equal to twice the contested Outcome from the Effect activation. Damage from multiple attacks is cumulative and stacks linearly.