Final Form Transcendence

Final Form Transcendence

Cost: 7m, 1wp, 1vc; Mins: Martial Arts 5, Essence 4; Type: Simple
Keywords: Obvious, Combo-Basic, Motivated
Duration: One Scene
Prerequisite Charms: Dedicated Hero’s Rejuvenation, Why We Fight Remembrance, Beyond Forgiveness Assault, Rise to the Challenge
The mightiest of Champions have a secret technique that they may call upon, but only when the need is great enough. Upon purchasing this Charm, the user selects (Martial Arts + Highest Virtue) points worth of Mutations. These mutations must be Obvious, but can have whatever appearance is appropriate to the martial artist. The Storyteller and player should work together to define a package fitting the character in question. While this Charm is active, the user’s anima flares iconic, and gains the benefit of all Mutations selected when the Charm was purchased, physical manifestations of her power and drive. The raw power coursing through and around her increases the Overwhelming rating of her unarmed attacks by 1, applies a -1 external penalty to attacks directed at her person, reduces the speed of all of the Champion’s unarmed attacks by 1 (to a minimum of 3), increases all of her Virtues by 1 (to a maximum of 5), and increases her Aggravated, Bashing, and Lethal soak by (Virtue Rating).

Such power does not come without consequence, however. The hero may not act against any Virtues now rated at 5, and may not roll to resist acting on Virtues now rated at 4. A conflict between two Virtues at 5 results in frozen inaction for a minimum of one action, even if the hero’s player can see a valid workaround. Additionally, the strain this places upon the pugilist’s body is immense; any physical damage the hero has suffered stages up one level (from Bashing to Lethal, or Lethal to Aggravated) at the end of the fight, and when the Charm ends she must succeed at a (Stamina + Resistance) roll with a difficulty of (Wound Penalty) or immediately fall unconscious.

Some users of this Style have managed to develop alternate versions of this Charm, but all share the same basic form – significantly increased power, at a cost at the end of the scene (or, in some cases, throughout the scene).

Final Form Transcendence

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