Hawk Scatters Swallows Assault

Hawk Scatters Swallows Assault

Cost: 8m, 1wp; Mins: Firearms 4, Essence 3; Type: Reflexive
Keywords: Combo-OK, Emotion
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Gunshots Like Whispers
Every soldier knows to take cover when there is even an ordinary sniper on the loose; the Iron Wolves are the terrors of whole armies. This Charm may be activated when the Solar makes a Firearms-based attack against a single target. The Solar rolls (Manipulation + Firearms), adding (HLs of Damage Dealt) successes (if multiple attacks were made, use the most damaging attack). Any allies of the attack’s target who are aware of the attack being made (whether by seeing it or hearing it) suffer an unblockable social attack which, if successful, forces them to succumb to an unnatural Emotion of fear, forcing them to take cover from the presumed source of the attack as quickly as possible. If the affected character is unaware of the source of the attack, he is instead compelled to take cover from every possible source of the attack. Characters succumbing to the influence are not compelled to move into areas that would cause harm to them in fleeing the attack.

This unnatural mental influence costs 2wp to resist for the remainder of the scene, or 1wp if the character has exited the base Range of the Solar’s firearm. However, regardless of whether or not the target spends Willpower to resist the effect, if they fail to resist it with their MDV they take a penalty of 1 on Valor rolls for the remainder of the scene. In the case of Mass Combat, the unit’s Drill is decreased by 1. This does not stack with multiple applications of this Charm.

All effects of this Charm are considered an Emotion effect based on fear, and are ignored by beings immune to such effects.

Hawk Scatters Swallows Assault

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