Shining Moment Attainment

Shining Moment Attainment

Cost: 15m; Mins: Martial Arts 5, Essence 4; Type: Reflexive
Keywords: Combo-OK, Obvious, Shaping
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Hardship Vanquishing Grace, Cost of Victory Demonstration

Each actor in a scene – each warrior in a battle – has opportunities for glory, but most go unrealized. With consummate skill, the martial artist sees these opportunities, and brings them to the fore. Light breaks through clouds to gleam from blood-spattered armor, the din of battle recedes so that an oath of moment may be heard, or combatants turn and watch as a flawless attack strikes down the foe, all at the bidding of the narrator of battle.

This charm is activated in reaction to a stunt performed by the martial artist or another character, and allows the martial artist’s player to elaborate on that stunt as he sees fit, using his ability to shape the scene to suit his whim. This has the effect of elevating the stunted action to a perfect effect – reducing defense against a stunted attack to zero, perfectly defending with a stunted defense, or ensuring automatic success with a threshold equal to the current Escalation Rating on any other roll – and furthermore allows the character who performed the original stunt to receive all of the rewards he is eligible to receive from that stunt, rather than having to pick between them.

Like all Escalating Narrative of Consequence charms, this is a Shaping effect. The perfect effects it provides are ineffective against characters immune to Shaping – their defenses are not reduced, and their attacks are not perfectly defended against – and this constitutes a special flaw of invulnerability.

This charm can only be activated if the scene’s Escalation Level is two or higher.

Shining Moment Attainment

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