Legends Forged of Gold
Legends Forged of Gold
Cost: – ; Mins: Craft 6, Essence 6; Type: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Craftsman-Hero Approach
In his lifetime of work, every craftsman creates countless objects he considers mundane and unremarkable, but those works of which he is truly proud will always resonate with him in a special way. In the hands of a Solar craftsman-hero, such weapons radiate power the likes of which cannot be ignored, for that which a lawgiver forges and wields by his own hand must inevitably be the stuff of legends, destined to be remembered through ages to come.
This charm provides the Solar with additional benefits when wielding a specific weapon forged using Craftsman-Hero Approach, chosen when the charm is purchased or the weapon is created. Only one weapon may be chosen, and once chosen the choice cannot be undone. Only the permanent destruction of the chosen weapon – which is normally impossible without some truly extraordinary means – can sever this bond, but if he chooses, the craftsman may forge the essence of his chosen weapon into a new artifact he creates using Craftsman-Hero Approach, passing the bond on to his new creation. When doing so, the essence of his current weapon counts – and must always be used – as one of the exotic components required for the new artifact’s creation.
The heightened bond formed by this charm facilitates nearly every action the Solar might take using his chosen weapon: the 1m cost associated with summoning and dismissing the chosen weapon is eliminated, the weapon’s commitment cost is reduced to zero, the Solar ignores all external penalties on attack rolls made with it, and the called shot penalties associated with any attempt to disarm him are doubled.
More dramatically however, by pouring his essence into his chosen armament (a reflexive action requiring the commitment of 5m and lasting for the duration of the scene) he can forge it into the ultimate tool of destruction, capable of _un_making with all the skill he might otherwise employ towards more creative ends. While so empowered, attacks made with the weapon against inanimate targets gain the benefits of the charm Keen Understanding of the Core Imperfection. Empowering a weapon in this way is always Obvious, but the specific manifestation displayed varies depending on the nature of the weapon and the intent of its creator – forge-hot glowing metal and complex mechanical transformations are common, but nearly any similarly impressive effect is possible.