Surety of the Destined Self

Surety of the Destined Self

Cost: 3m; Mins: Integrity 3, Essence 3; Type: Reflexive
Keywords: None
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Unwavering Well-Being Meditation

Reinforced with Sidereal magic, a Resplendent Destiny can be more than an archetypal identity, worn as a cloak or wielded as a tool. When a vizier with this charm is wearing an active Resplendent Destiny, he may choose to refute Shaping magic with the very nature of the destiny in which he is wrapped.

This charm perfectly defends against a single Shaping effect of which the user is aware. It cannot defend against any Shaping magic whose effects are entirely in keeping with the Resplendent Destiny the character is currently wearing (which constitutes a special flaw of invulnerability), but is especially effective if the shaping effect is diametrically opposed to the nature of the destiny he wears. When activated, this charm inflicts one point of Fatigue on the Sidereal’s active Resplendent Destiny unless the effect which was defended against directly opposed the Destiny’s nature.

Design Commentary

This one goes further afield – I wanted to get well clear of a generic Integrity Protecting Prana clone, while still filling the same basic niche in the range of functionality, so I figured I’d leverage the one thing that gives a Sid more identity than he starts with to protect the integrity of the one he’s got.

Surety of the Destined Self

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