Cost: – ; Mins: Martial Arts 3, Essence 2; Type: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: None
The wildfire knows how to burn. Those who would embark on the path of the Pyrotechnic Savant surrender their essence to the flames, and the flames guide their hands and empower their weapons. This charm negates all penalties for wielding a form weapon in the off hand. Additionally, the character may pay one mote as a reflexive action to magically reload his weapon. Reloading a form weapon in this way does not count as the activation of a charm.
This charm is just better than Righteous Devil Style’s Twin Salamander Fist and Archery’s Phantom Arrow Technique put together, but neither of those charms are remotely worth buying – the first negates a single -1 penalty, and the second provides an unlimited supply of a resource zero item – so that’s fine. On the whole, this isn’t a super powerful charm, but for the first charm in the style it’s solid in the area of setting themes, and provides some worthwhile benefits.