3.4.2   CHILDREN OF CLAY - ASPECTS

While there are rough equivalents between the aspects of the children of clay and those of the children of fire, there are enough differences to warrant renaming and describing them. Many of the strengths and some of the limitations angels have do not correlate to humans.

These aspects are not just applicable to the children of clay, though. The same aspects are used for any material/mortal creature. Nephilim and Anakim, for instance, would have a health rather than a vigor score.

Athleticism
This is the equivalent to the celestial aspect of power. Whereas power represents the celestial’s potential to influence the universe by force of his will alone, athleticism merely represents an influence on the physical world. It encompasses all traits such as strength, dexterity, agility, and overall speed.

Health
Like vigor, this aspect represents the character’s ability to resist the influences of the universe. It is less an ethereal strength though, then it is a physiological toughness. The higher this aspect the more punishment the body can take and the more resistant to diseases it is.

Perception
Perception finds a vague counterpart in the celestial aspect of understanding. The major difference, however, is that perception only allows the human to comprehend the physical world and not the ethereal and esoteric elements of the universe that angels are privy to. Additionally, understanding is used for celestials to deal with technology. This is not a consideration for mortals, who do not have these natural blocks against technological use.

Intelligence
This represents the child of clay’s capacity to retain and utilize information. It dictates both memory skills and knowledge of the world. It is equivalent to the celestial aspect of knowledge

Presence
This is the material equivalent of glory. It does not represent the divine aura its corresponding aspect does, but is derived purely from charisma and communication skills. It makes a character believable and an effective leader.

In general, the children of clay are much weaker than celestials. The average aspect score for a child of clay is seven or eight. Additionally, these aspects can not exceed twelve.


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