3.3.4   MIRACLES

THIRD TRIAD

Charmed Existence
Level: 1
Aspect: Glory
Duration: Session
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description:
With the power of his will, the angel bestows divine luck upon a child of clay. Good things will happen to the recipient, and coincidence will make misfortune rare. This good fortune, however, can only be bestowed on mortals not celestials.

Optional Rules
In game mechanic terms, rolls of 2 are no longer automatic failures and do not incur the subsequent penalties. Keep in mind such a roll can still be a failure, just not such a grievous one.

Minor Blessing
Level: 2
Aspect: Glory
Duration: immediate
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
Using this force, the child of fire can bestow a touch of grace upon a child of clay. This grace allows the mortal to perform tasks they would have otherwise failed at.

Optional Rules
Making the roll exactly (20) imparts one point of grace. For every point by which the roll succeeds an additional point is added to this grace pool. The recipient can spend these points to augment die rolls, but only one point can be used per roll. Once points are used, they are gone forever. Angels can not compound the effects by using the force multiple times on the same target.

Charisma
Level: 2
Aspect: Glory
Duration: Scene
Form: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
The voice of an angel is bestowed upon a child of clay. He or she can enrapture and command crowds with but the simplest spoken words. Followers are lost in their leader’s aura, and simple minds can be convinced of the most unbelievable things. Some of the world’s greatest leaders were recipients of this force, granted the ability to move the masses. Celestials should be wary, however, of who they grant this gift to. Once bestowed, it can not be revoked, and the child of fire has no control of what the recipient might say.

Optional Rules
With a roll of 30+ (very hard) the effect on the child of clay is permanent.

Conception
Level: 3
Aspect: Glory
Duration: immediate
Forms: Divine (material), Hidden
Description
By laying a gentle hand upon a daughter of Eve, the child of fire can ensure that a child will soon be born. Though it is not an immaculate conception (both man and woman are needed to make it possible), it can allow an infertile couple to conceive. The baby born of this union will be of blessed origin. The determination of how this plays into the story is left entirely up to the storyteller. One thing is for sure, though; the child is destined to make a wondrous difference in the world.

Minor Miracle
Level: 3
Aspect: Glory
Duration: Story
Forms: Divine, Subtle, Hidden
Description
By using this force, a child of fire can bend the laws of nature to produce effects that some might deem divinely inspired. This may be anything from stigmata, to portraits that weep oil.


SECOND TRIAD

Shrine
Level: 4
Aspect: Glory
Duration: Story
Forms: Divine, Hidden
Description
With this ability the child of fire can turn an ordinary place into a holy sanctuary. It must be a place that holds some important significance to the surrounding populace or is of particular uniqueness or beauty. An outhouse, for example, can not be made into a shrine. This new holy place will provide strength and resilience to those angels who are nearby, and can inspire faith in the children of clay.

Optional Rules
The strength of the shrine is dependent on the roll the angel makes when using this force. If the roll exceeds only a difficulty of normal (20) the result is a level 1 shrine. A roll of hard (25) results in a level 2 shrine, and a roll exceeding a difficulty of very hard (30) would make it a level 3 shrine. The level indicates the bonus any child of fire with positive grace receives for all actions while inside or within a 15' perimeter of the shrine. Additionally, children of clay with very high faith may also receive this bonus.

Major Miracle
Level 5
Aspect: Glory
Duration: Story
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
This force is very similar to minor miracle save for its scope. Major Miracle can effect wide areas, and can break as well as bend he laws of nature. Evidence collected at the scene will reveal the physical impossibility of the event.


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