Spiritual (Action Powers Form)

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Spiritual powers are based on the relationship between the community and spirits, deities, or philosophical ideals. It draws its power from the united minds of a group sharing the same ideals. This form is about metapowers of spiritual power; the powers here deal with how to change spiritual powers and are used to make generic powers more spiritual in nature.

Alternate Names: Divine Magic, Faith, Spirit Magic.

Associations

Creature : No specific creatures, general powers of warding
Skill : Impress
Attribute : Mind
Sense : Visions
Mood : Inspiring, Pious, Devout
Blast: Spiritual

Spiritual Cantrips

Basic Action

You can project an air spirituality, making it obvious to others that you are a spiritual person. This does not insure a positive reaction, and might have the opposite effect on enemies of your brand of spirituality. You can detect those who share your faith and ideals, but this can be faked by a good charlatan. You can sense the presence of Principles and Creatures relevant to the Forms you know.

Charm Spiritual

Awaken Power

Limit break

You can awaken and converse with lingering spell effects as if they were intelligent creatures. If you are charming enough, they may let you off, or even change sides. Make an opposed Charm roll against the creator of the power. If you succeed, you can convince the power to change its effect in a minor way, moving about one meter or changing target from you to something harmless. On an outcome matching the creator's Mind, you gain control of the effect as if you were the user of the original power, or you can cancel the effect and then use it once during the current scene.

Focus of the Soul

Finisher

You can find the focus of another person's soul, the central dilemma or struggle defining their life at the moment. While you can use this on voluntary targets, it only works on allies when there is a concrete issue for you to help them with. You can use this insight to influence them and possibly help them resolve the dilemma and grow. For the rest of the adventure, you gain the following benefits towards the target.

  • Any successful interaction you use against the target causes a Setback.
  • You can use a Trigger Action to cause any action the target takes to be Stymied.
  • As a Basic Action , you can make the target Focused.

This also allows you to advice and guide the target on how to resolve the dilemma, based on your own wisdom, discretion, and teachings. If done in good faith this is often a help, but success hinges on the target's willingness to cooperate.

Listen to the Heart

Basic Action

You are sensitive to the wishes and dreams of spiritual people, especially those sharing your faith and/or credo. You can sense the mood of a congregation, and know if there is dissident or doubt. You can sense the dreams people have, especially if projected as prayer. You can get a general feeling for a person with an opposed Charm roll, particularly in regard to to matters of faith.

Sealing

Finisher

This power seals away, confines, and placates a supernatural creature, making it harmless. Supernatural creatures include Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead. The creature does not need to breathe, eat, or drink while bound, nor does it age. It can use its powers, but only on voluntary recipients; an unwilling target is automatically immune. It cannot use powers on itself. Choose one of the following forms of confinement:

  • Slumber: The creature falls into a deep, comatose sleep. If harmed, it is freed. It can be temporarily awakened for short conversations.
  • Chaining: The subject is confined to the spot it occupied when it received the power, but can act normally there. Nothing can move the creature from the spot as long as the power is active.
  • Idolatry: The subject is imprisoned in an object. It is comatose, but any creature touching the object can awaken it and communicate with it. The creature cannot leave the container unless it is broken.
  • Metamorphosis: The creature is transformed. If the shape it has been transformed into is slain, the creature is released.
    • It assumes gaseous form, except for its head or face.
    • It is shrunk to a height of 1 inch or less.
    • It is transformed into a mundane animal or person.
  • Combination You can combine several kinds of confinement.

Other than noted above, Sealing can be broken like a Curse.

The duration depends on the outcome of an opposed Charm check. It is common practice to institute a yearly ceremony to re-seal a powerful creature bound this way. The power can be extended by casting this ritual again and achieving a better duration than the current sealing.

Charm Check Result Duration
Negative A month and a day
0-2 A year and a day
3-5 A decade and a day
6-9 A century and a day
10 or higher A millennium and a day

Spirit Gossip

Limit Break

You talk to spirits and listen to what they have to say; the result is similar to Gather Information, only you learn of things relevant to spirits instead of people.

You listen to rumors in a radius of 100 meters times your Charm, but if there is a distinct territorial division in the area the power's effects do not cross such a boundary. Examples of such borders include a specific cave complex, city/countryside limits, a shore separating land and sea, or the limits of a major forest or other distinctive terrain limit. The ritual must be performed in the locale you wish to inquire about, and involves wandering around and actually conversing with spirits, which might be dangerous in certain places.

Spirit Guide

Basic Action

You have a principle as a spiritual companion, a Henchman Extra with a maximum skill equal to your Charm who looks out for your interest and will accompany you on adventures. Spirit guides generally have Spirit Form as their natural form, with you as their medium.

You are in constant telepathic communication with your spirit guide. It sees advising you as it's primary role, but will also help you in other ways as needed.

Spiritual Inspiration

Trigger Action

You inspire others to be inspiring, pious, and devout. Whenever someone in the vicinity fails an action based on these virtues, you can take a trigger action to give him an immediate Confident reroll. This applies to most uses of the Impress skill, and to other skills and rolls as determined my the GM.

Create Spiritual

Bless

Trigger Action (Combo)

When you are using another power that usually only affects yourself, you can trigger this power to have it affect another person who is within Mind meters of you. You can do this for several people, with a separate shot cost for each. The power will affect everyone as long as they remain in the area or until it ends normally.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Celestial City

Limit Break

You call on astral spirits to transform a place. This creates an urban landscape, a mix of palatial pavilions and park. It has a radius in meters equal to your Create result. As a part of this process, you can manufacture objects with Body equal or less than your Mind and buildings with a Body equal to your Create. You do not have exact control over what's created, but it will always be aesthetically and functionally pleasing to you.

If you succeed at a Create roll against the Body of a construction, it can be morphed to merge with the theme, but constructions of higher Action are only whitewashed; they retain form and function but are decorated to fit the new setting.

The change lasts for the rest of the scene.

Lore

Basic Action

Touching an object tells you how it was made and if there are any legends or stories it has been involved in you learn those. You can tell its exact abilities.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Seance of Power

Limit Break

You hold a seance to share power among the participants. You all form a chain of hands with up to your Mind participants. Select one power known to a participant. All participants can use this power for a scene.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Dodge Spiritual

Insubstantial Form

Stance

You are not fully material. Physical attacks find it very hard to do damage to you, doing damage based on the attacker's spirit rather than brute force. Such attacks do damage equal to the Mind of the attacker, ignoring all bonuses. You are immune to the side effects of such damage, such as knockback, shot loss, or burn. Damage and effects based on Force affect you normally.

Physical damage that is not directed by a creature, such as that caused by mechanical traps or accidents, lacks a spiritual component and does not hurt you at all.

Select a kind of attacks that can penetrate your resistance or a condition when it will not work; typical examples include attacks based on a specific subtype of the damage type you are resistant to (such as Disruption/ Fire), weapons made of (or incorporating) certain materials (such as silver), or under particular circumstances (such as in daylight).

This is often coupled with the Incorporeal limitation.

Physical Resistance

Inherent

Your other-worldly nature makes you resistant to physical damage. Add your Mind to your soak attribute against physical damage.

Plead for Resistance

Basic Action

Select one Damage Type. Add your Mind to your soak attribute against this type of damage for the rest of the scene. You can only become resistant to one type of damage this way, if you use this power again, any earlier resistance granted by this power ends.

Sanctuary

Trigger Action (Defense)

Use this after you have been attacked, increasing your Dodge by +3 against this particular attack. If the target is a supernatural creature and hits you with an attack, he loses one shot from his shot counter. An unnamed target instead loses his next action. These include Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.

Impress Spiritual

Avatar

Limit Break

"You" in this text refers to the original who created avatars. In some cases a player might be playing an avatar of a higher being, but this is not the assumption in how the power is written. Avatars are serious things. The loss of a powerful avatar is a great loss and successful avatars bring you prestige and power, but in most campaigns actual xp gain would be contrary to how experience works in Action - everybody in a campaign is supposed to have the same xp. Still, you should not take your avatars lightly.

You create a lower-powered copy of yourself, and send this copy off on it's own adventures. The copy does not appear near you, instead you use this power in response to a situation you hear about and the avatar appears near the epicenter of that situation. The avatar then acts on its own initative, and might be active for days, years, or a lifetime.

You can take this schtick many times. For each time you take it, you can have more avatars, but the new avatars granted are less powerful than those of an earlier level. This can be read on the table below. For example, if you take this power twice, you can have a total of 12 avatars, 3 which are 30 points weaker than you, and 9 that are 45 points weaker than you. Remember that for each 15 points removed, you Maximum Value is reduced by one, this has its own column in the table below. You need not create your avatars in order, you can make the weaker avatars first and keep some powerful potential avatars in reserve. You can even create an avatar weaker that the weakest indicated by your number of power picks - perhaps preparing for a day when you get more schticks in this power.

Schtick Picks Total Avatars Avatars of this level Avatar points Maximum Value
1 3 3 -30 -2
2 12 9 -45 -3
3 39 27 -60 -4
4 120 81 -75 -5

All avatars start out as lesser-powered versions of yourself - you must remove abilities without adding any new ones. No avatar can have the Avatar power. 10% of the points of each avatar can be rearranged, making avatars slightly different from you. You can also change cosmetic details such as appearance, gender, or even (if within the budget) Race or Creature Type. In general you do so to match the environment of wherever you are sending your avatar - if the avatar is to act among the blue-skinned natives of the world ocean, it is smart to match the skin color and aquatic ability of the natives. You can also select what memories your avatar has - it can know all you knows (skills and schticks permitting) or it can be given false memories of a background appropriate to the setting it is to act in.

This is how the avatars are first created. Your avatars adventure independently of you and can gain experience points on their own. This means you can play a lower-powered version of yourself in another campaign - as long as your avatar's points confirm to the starting points of that campaign and the GM agrees. Avatar experience points spent need not be spent in ways identical to your original character - avatars can grow increasingly different form their original over time.

You have a general idea of what all your avatars are doing at all times, and can communicate with them by using the power again, sharing experiences as if one being. You get to decide how much of this the avatar recalls. If the original has advanced in points, this advancement can be applied to an avatar in this way - as if you used the Avatar power again, re-creating the avatar from scratch.

If two avatars, or you and one of your avatars, ever touch, the lowest-point avatar is dispelled. The original can also use the Avatar power again to dismiss any avatar. All memories of the dispelled avatar transfer over to the avatar that dispelled it.

If an avatar is unwilling to accept what you or a senior avatar does to it, it can resist. You (as the senior avatar) must then make an opposed Impress roll, and if this roll fails the unwilling avatar stops being an avatar; it instantly becomes an independent being and does no longer count against avatar limits. You can also free an avatar voluntarily to let it continue as its own separate being, but this incurs a loss of prestige and should not be done lightly.

Binding Invocation

Finisher

You steal the True Name of a defeated or helpless creature. You learn the target's True Name. You can choose not to inflict any Hits on the target with the triggering attack, hoping to control it an use it in the current fight instead.

Commune

Limit Break

You get a spiritual revelation about a topic decided upon before using this power; the reply comes in the form of a short sentence, poem, or possibly a dream or prophetic vision. Range is irrelevant, but topics of spiritual import are generally easier to divine.

To gain information this way you make an opposed check against the targets' Recon. You gain valuable information based on the outcome of this roll; if the outcome matches the target's Mind you gain clear and important insights into the target's activities. On a failed roll, you learn obvious details and trivia; if the negative Outcome matches your Mind you learn misleading information or the target notices your spying.

Condemn

Basic Action

When you witness someone breaking the central tenets of your beliefs, you can condemn their action. Make an opposed Impress roll. On a success, you can inflict the target with a Finisher you know, but this Finisher ends at the end of the session. If you score an Outcome matching the target's Mind, the Finisher has its full normal effect.

This is linked to the Belief method and requires you to have a code of ethics. If you break this code, you risk condemning yourself (at the GMs discretion).

Dismissal

Basic Action or Finisher

You return a creature native to another plane to its home plane. This is a Basic Action against a creature whose True Name you know, a Finisher otherwise. If the Impress check matches the creature’s Mind, it cannot return to the plane it was dismissed from for a time dependent upon the result of the check. This is considered a Curse on the creature. If the check fails, the creature is still dismissed but can return normally.

Impress Check Result Time Dismissed
7 or lower A month and a day
8-11 A year and a day
12-15 A decade and a day
16-19 A century and a day
20 or higher A millennium and a day

Invocation of Power

Limit Break

Select one power other than this one. Until the end of the scene, when you use this power, you can base any roll or stunt using that power on your Impress skill instead of whatever skill the power would normally be based on.

Spirit Supervisor

Finisher

You give the target a guiding spirit that advices him on how to act and what the faith requires of him in different situation. This spirit draws on the dogma and teaching of your religion as well as both your and the victim's knowledge and personality. It can interact with the target using your Impress skill and can cause the target Setbacks when he blasphemes or breaks major tenets of the faith with a successful opposed Impress roll. It can try to interact with the target once per round. The Spirit Supervisor is removed as if it was a Curse.

Spirit Ward

Limit Break

You create a permanent ward similar to Ward Enemy. It counts as an unnamed creature with your Mind and Impress skill and will try to ward against all creatures not aligned with your faction or faith. The ward is focused in a physical object; often a statue, stone, or pattern on the ground; destroying this object disrupts the ward.

Summoning Invocation

Basic Action

You can seize a creature whose True Name you know through time and space and bring it into your presence. The creature must be in another dimension or juncture, and not currently summoned, imprisoned or otherwise occupied. You can summon one Henchman or a number of Minions of the same type equal to your Mind. It takes an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to summon.

The creature immediately makes an initiative check to see when it will next act, but this cannot be earlier than the shot in which it is summoned. In future rounds, the creature has its own initiative score.

You can also use this power again on a creature (or group of unnamed creatures) you have summoned along with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress, in order to extend your control over it until the end of the following round. During combat, you must succeed at this action each round or the creature will break free, but you can try repeatedly in each round. Out of combat, you only need to roll every 15 minutes, but any failed roll means you lose control of the creature.

You can also use this power with an Impress roll against the creature's Dodge or Impress to dismiss a summoned creature whose True Name you know, even one you did not summon yourself. Summoned creatures can also be dispelled using other dispel powers, which like all dispels becomes harder and harder as they remain in their world.

Summoned creatures can perceive your aura as you summon them, and know who you are. Their initial attitude depends on your reputation among this kind of creature and whether you have an allegiance or pact with them. In any case, it still takes a roll every hour and for each task it is ordered to do to keep the creature under control and on your plane.

You can release a summoned creature from your direct control. This means the creature can remain on your plane indefinitely, but that your control over it ends; you must bargain with it or use other powers to acquire its services. Sometimes a creature is summoned simply to cause terror or otherwise freed to act out its instincts and inclination. Such a creature can still be banished or dispelled, and someone who knows its true name can seize control of it as noted above.

You can summon creatures that share your spiritual views; spirit servants of your religion or creatures you can impress by your spiritual nature. Because they are on some level aligned with you they rarely go hostile if you lose control of them, but they might return home, pontificate, or play to their own agenda. Only the most evil of creatures will attack you on sight, making this power dangerous for truly evil spiritualists.

Ward Enemy

Stance and Trigger Action

You keep hostile supernatural creatures at bay. This protects an area with your Mind meters in diameter; you must be in the warded area. At any time when a supernatural creature tries to enter the area or attack anyone inside, you are alerted to its presence and can take a trigger action to make an opposed Impress roll. The loser takes psychic damage equal to the opponent's Mind plus the absolute outcome. If you win, the creature's action fails and it is expelled from the area. If the creature wins, you have the option of dropping the ward rather than take damage; if you do so, you cannot use this power again in this scene.

This power only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.

Know Spiritual

Consecrate

Limit Break

You make a place sacred to your faith; the radius is equal to the result of the Know roll that created it. If cast inside a room or building of approximately the right size, Consecrate will protect the entire room or building (including exterior walls) but not extend outside. It lasts as long as you remain inside the area. If there is an alter or other stationary object dedicated to your faith in the area, you can make the object the focus of Consecrate and the effect then lasts as long as the object remains.

Consecrate makes power use harder for infidels. The minimum difficulty to use any power in the area or against someone in the area is equal to your Know unless it includes a heartfelt praise of your spiritual patron.

The area keeps out supernatural creatures; Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead cannot be summoned into the area unless they utter a heartfelt prayer to your patron. They can enter the area by mundane means, but only if they have been invited by someone inside who has at one timed uttered a heartfelt prayer there.

Crisis of Faith

Finisher

The target suffers Power Loss. This is a Curse.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Prayer

Inherent

As long as you maintain a stance it also affects a number of friendly creatures equal to your Mind, who you must see and be within Mind meters of when you activate the stance. It only affects stances that would normally affect only you; a stance that normally boosts others or causes an effect physically separated from you is not affected by Prayer.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Test of Faith

Limit Break

Age of
Effect
Minimum
Difficulty
One Day 12
One Week 14
One Month 16
One year 18
A decade 20
A century 22
A millennium 24
Ten millennia 26
You can end the effects of other powers. You can only dispel powers you know of (though a vague description, such as "whatever is making Bert turn green" is ok). You can try to dispel a single Finisher, Limit Break, or any power that has been in effect for a week or more, or you can try to dispel all powers except those mentioned above on one creature or in an area with a diameter equal to your Mind. When dispelling several powers at once, you can choose to ignore some of them as long as you know of each power you want to make an exception for.

A power that has been dispelled cannot be used again by that creature in this scene, and another creature that tries to use the same power in the same general area must match your Know with the stunt the power is used with, or it fails.

This will not negate a Curse, but will tell you how to defeat the curse if the roll is successful.

Inherent powers cannot be dispelled.

The difficulty is the skill of the most skilled creature involved in making the effect. Effects that have been around a long time are harder to dispel: see the table. Use the highest relevant difficulty.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Understand Miracle

Basic Action

You can analyze the properties of any power within reach, even if it is inside a container or otherwise separated from you. You learn what power it is, who used it, when, to what effect, and an approximate power level. Even powers that have ended leave a signature that can be analyzed, though the impressions fade; after the end of the scene, it is no longer possible to determine who used the power and its exact effect. The signature fades completely in a matter of days or weeks, stronger and more dramatic used leaving stronger impressions.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Maneuver Spiritual

Incarnate

Basic Action

You can assume a mundane form and back again. The mundane form is normally human, but you can choose any Folk or a normal Animal. In this form, you have normal attribute maxima of your assumed race. This power is negated as soon as you use any power. It is not possible to detect your lost powers or spiritual nature when you are in this form; they simply are not present to be detected. This is tied to the Mark of Power method.

Spirit Form

Basic Action

You can assume spirit form. You become Insubstantial and Incorporeal. Damage and effects based on Force affect you normally.

While you are in spirit form you are linked to a medium, a creature or an object of spiritual significance such as an altar or holy symbol. You cannot move except as your medium moves and can only interact with this focus. You can perceive normally from the location of the medium and you can use the Channeling power (if you have it) through a creature that either is or carries your medium. You can choose to link to a different medium each time you use the power.

When you take this power, you must decide if your spirit form or your temporal form (the form you are in when not using this power) is your natural state. You begin play sessions in your natural state, and resume your natural state on Power Loss or if the power is dispelled. It is possible to be in Spirit Form without taking the power, but of you do, you cannot manifest physically.

Spirit Incarnate

Inherent

Pick one Stance power. This power becomes a part of your spirit nature, and becomes inherent, always on, and a part of your body. This often changes your physical appearance and works well with the Mark of Power method.

You can take this power several times, each time it applies to a separate power that is a stance.

Melee Spiritual

Blessed Smite

Inherent

You can make Normal Melee Attacks that do normal weapon damage, but of an unusual type. Used unarmed, this does Body +4.. Blessed Smite does Spiritual damage soaked with Mind. This damage only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.

Blessed Weapon

Stance (Damage Boost)

You can imbue a physical attack with +2 extra damage of a specific type, either a Melee or Shoot attack. This damage is often of another type than the attack normally does, which requires some special rules.

  • Unless the target has some extra resistance to either type of damage, he takes +2 damage from the attack.
  • A target resistant or immune to the ordinary damage of the weapon or to the extra damage, the weapon does its basic damage without the extra damage. The target does not get to use its resistance.
  • A target resistant to both the extra damage and the weapon's normal damage suffers the +2 extra damage, but gets to apply its resistance.
  • A target immune both to the elemental damage and the regular damage takes no damage at all.

This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Extra Damage. You can only benefit from one damage-boost stance or instance of Extra Damage at a time.

Smite does Spiritual damage soaked with Mind. This damage only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.

An attack like this that does both physical and mental damage can either add +2 to the physical damage, or use its normal damage, soaked by Mind.

Divine Weapon

Stance

You create one or more melee weapons in your hand(s). These function exactly as normal weapons of the type you choose to create, but are magical constructs made of ephemeral materials and not of any particular material a creature might be vulnerable or resistant to. They disappear at the end of any round when it is not in your hand. You must be familiar with a weapon to create it this way.

This power can create weapons favored by your patron god(s) or otherwise aligned with you spiritually.

Soul Smite

Inherent

You can use your body to do melee attacks that do Mind +2 damage, or more if you are using an Implement to improve damage. This is Spiritual damage soaked with Mind. This damage only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.

Recon Spiritual

Sanctuary

Inherent

If you are sneaking, you can use powers that affect only you and your allies without breaking hide.

Sense Miracle

Basic Action

You can sense the presence of powers at a distance. Make a skill roll and multiply the result by 10; this is the range in meters. Normally, you detect any type of power, but by concentrating on a particular type (name, form, tradition, origin, or general description) you can eliminate all others. You must make an opposed Recon check to sense a creature that is Sneaking or an object in such a creature's possession.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Zone of Revelation

Basic Action

You create an area where the natural and the supernatural overlap, making living and/or supernatural presences that are normally hard to perceive obvious. The area is either a sphere with a radius equal to your Recon centered on you, or a sphere with a diameter equal to your Mind that you can create at a distance.

Within this area, creatures and power effects stand out clearly, and can be seen through smoke, fog or darkness (even supernatural darkness), but not through solid objects. Empathic traces of strongly emotional events can be discerned through study.

This makes it easier to spot creatures using powers to hide. You automatically notice a creature that is sneaking and relying on a power to conceal it. If it is using a power, but could sneak under the normal rules, Zone of Revelation gives no additional help.

This is a meta-power that affects other powers. In some campaign worlds there is a strong Origin Divide among different origins. Check with your GM regarding your campaign. Origins that are opposed cannot cannot be modified by meta-powers; it is as if powers from the opposing origin was actually a schtick rather than a power.

Ride Spiritual

Channeling

Limit Break

You establish a link with another, through which powers can be channeled. You must touch the target to establish the link. The two of you have a weak empathic link; you cannot transmit specific information, but you both know the other's general mood and health. It is common to use other powers to get more specific information, at least in times of stress, doing so makes the channel power much more useful.

When this power is active, any power either of you uses can manifest through the other, just as if the other character was using the power (tough it is still based on the actual user's skills and attributes). If the power is to target anything other than the other linked character, the linked character needs to take a Trigger Action to target the effect.

The link lasts until the end of the story or until either of you enters another link that allows the transfer of powers.

Intercession

Basic Action

You channel one Fortune Point to another character, who need not be present. You spend this point, and the target receives it, replenishing any lost Fortune points. If this leaves the target with more than a full Fortune pool, the points must be spent before the end of the scene or they return to you. Intercession works over any distance; you only need a clear image in your mind of the person you are interceding for.

Martyrdom

Trigger Action (Defense)

Use this power when you take damage or suffer a finisher. You die and go to whatever place your spirit is destined to go, but you can come back from this place and reappear in the mundane world at a later time. While "dead" you cannot be affected in any way, except possibly with Summon powers.

You reappear at the gamemaster's discretion, generally in the next session but possibly later. Your reappearance is linked to the plot and tied to your allies rather than to a place or to enemies.

Sacred Teleport

Limit Break

You Teleport up to Mind willing creatures (which can include yourself) to a sacred site.

To teleport to a spiritual site, you must have been there and attuned yourself to it using this power. If you are attuned to several sacred sites, you can select which of these sites to recall to another use of this power. This selection remains until you change it.

To serve as a sacred site, a place needs to be consecrated to a faith you share, and there must be some kind of iconography there to show its significance. If the site is destroyed or defiled, it can no longer be used until it is restored. Once it is restored, any sacred recall links to the site are automatically restored as well.

Shoot Spiritual

Cleromancy

Limit Break

To use this power, you need a set of lots or tokens, each associated with a spiritual entity, creature, or ideal. You also need one blank lot. To use the power, you randomly select one of them. Cleromancy will make you select the lot whose symbol most closely represents your answer. If none of the lots are relevant, a successful Cleromancy will yield the blank lot.

The two most common ways to use this power is to identify a person or group of people who most closely answers the question, or to find under what divinity or spirits influence the answer lies.

Anwulf the norse rune-priests casts the runes to determine the fate of his lost father, putting tokens for Thor, Odin, Heimdal, and Tyr in the jar. The GM knows his father is involved in an intrigue. Anwulf successfully reads the runes and finds that the relevant god is Heimdal. Had Loki been in the lot, this token would have been the most meaningful.

The difficulty of the check is either 5 + the number of lots drawn from, or the Recon of whoever the divination is directed against. whichever is higher. By adding more potential answers to the lot, you can gain more information but the divination becomes correspondingly harder.

Community

Community Damage Propeties
0-3 +3 Close
4-9 +4 Short
10-25 +5 Short
26-100 +6 Short,
101-250 +7 Long, Static
251 or more +8 Long, Static

Stance

When you begin this stance, you gain the benefits of an Implement with a power depending on the number of faithful who are present and rooting for your success when you use the power. You can always select a lower level benefit if you like.

Exorcism

Inherent

You can make a Ranged Attack - either the basic stunt or using some other stunt, schtick, or power. Damage is Mind +2, or more if you are using an Implement to improve damage.

Exorcism does Spiritual damage. This damage only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Demons, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.

Merciful Blast

Trigger Action (Combo)

Spirits guide your attacks, avoiding any harm to innocents.

You can choose not to damage a certain target when you would normally do so. This is useful in combination with area attacks and other non-selective powers.

Righteous Smite

Limit Break

You can blast everyone in a globe with a diameter equal to your Mind in meters.

Damage is Mind +2, or more if you are using an Implement. Make a separate attack roll against each target, including friends and bystanders.

Righteous Smite does Radiation damage. You can choose to ignore certain targets in the area.

Wrath

Limit Break

You blast everyone in a cone; a triangle with you at one corner. You can control the exact dimensions of the cone when you create it, with some limitations. The base of the triangle can be as wide as your Mind and both the other sides have the same length and can be as long as your Shoot. All measurements are in meters. Damage is Mind +2, or more if you are using an Implement. Make a separate attack roll against each target, including friends and bystanders.

Wrath does Spiritual damage. This damage only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Demons, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.