False Life

In the echo of a point blank shotgun blast, the Ghoul growls, "Now I'm mad..."

A 1 Gift Barrier Power used by Edgar Stokes, created by Strazhari.

Description

Ghouls feed not only on the flesh of the dead, but the lingering life force as well. By feeding on this life force they increase their already significant resistance to injury for a time.

System Active

Exert your Mind, choose an Animate target within Arm's Reach, and roll Brawn + Occult Difficulty 6 as a Committed Action. If you succeed, the next Outcome + 2 Damage to that target is absorbed by the barrier. The Damage reduction from the Barrier applies before Armor, and is treated like Armor by any effects such as Armor Penetration.

You must maintain concentration while using this Power. That means you can only move at a slow walk, and cannot split your Action between using the Power and other Actions. The Barrier will fall if you are interrupted or if it absorbs the full amount of damage. When a Barrier falls, you cannot use this power again for a minimum of 6 - Wits rounds.


Enhancements

  • Tying Off (You no longer need to remain focused in order to maintain the barrier. May only have one barrier active at a time. Lasts one hour after activation.)
  • Conditionally Costless (This Power does not require Exertion in certain circumstances. The condition should be balanced such that the Power has an activation cost the majority of the time you are able to use it.)
    • Condition - Corpse Feeding

Drawbacks

  • Sacrifice (Activating requires you to take a Severity-1 Injury instead of Exerting your Mind or spending a point of Source.)
  • Selfish (You may only target yourself.)

Parameters

Barrier Strength: 2 ( Outcome + 2 ) Range: 0 ( Arm's Reach )

Edit History

- Sept. 27, 2021, 7:53 p.m. - Revision Cost: 1. Added Enhancement: Conditionally Costless, Added Drawback: Sacrifice

Sept. 26, 2021, 10:33 p.m. - New Cost: 1. Initial power creation

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