3.3.1   OVERVIEW

The following sections describe the Forces children of fire can possess. They are broken up by category and further divided by third triad and second triad powers. Characters who belong to a choir not in the second triad may not choose from those forces. Since PCs are not able to advance into the first triad, those forces are not described in this work. They will be detailed in a later supplement.

Each entry follows a standard format beginning with the force’s name. This is followed by the level of the force. Characters must posses a force at all lower levels before they can attain the higher level force. If, however, two forces exist at a given level the character need only attain one before learning the subsequent force. This requirement applies to each category of forces separately. In other words, having a level one force in Benevolence will not allow the character to attain a level two force in War.

After the level indicator is the governing aspect. This indicates what aspect is used in conjunction with die rolls to invoke the force.

Next, the duration of the force is listed. There are four possibilities for duration: immediate, scene, session, and story. Immediate effects are not necessarily instantaneous. Once they are invoked they can feed off themselves, but are not sustained by the angel. The remaining duration indicators are fairly self-explanatory.

Finally, the description of forces is prefaced by an indication of what forms the angel can be in to invoke the force. There are few forces that allow celestials to use them while in the subtle form. Additionally, some forces must be invoked while in a material state. Since the hidden form is always material, nothing is added, but the divine form will have the word material in parentheses after it.

The description of each force gives a general idea of the mechanism and effect of the force. It is kept purposefully vague to allow Storytellers some leeway in their interpretations.

Some Storytellers feel more comfortable with more specific and detailed examples. For this reason, the author has included Optional Rules after many of the force descriptions. Those who find merit in a more structured set of rules may find them helpful, while those storytellers who prefer a more free flowing and subjective approach can simply ignore them.

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