The ivy is indifferent to its host. An encompassing shroud of green which protects while consuming. This balanced cycle – life consuming death, and dying in turn – is the heartbeat of the world.
The martial artist cloaks herself in a shroud of whirling essence patterns which fend away blade and stone alike, increasing her armored soak and hardness by her (Essence + Martial Arts). Additionally, she may choose to harden her defenses against a particular attack, reflexively ending this charm’s effect to negate the damage of an attack in step 10 of attack resolution.
When deactivated, this charm cannot be reactivated until the martial artist’s DV refreshes, representing a special flaw of invulnerability. Additionally, each activation requires the martial artist to spend a virtue channel – with an appropriate stunt.