3.3.7   PROTECTION

THIRD TRIAD

Sense Danger
Level: 1
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Session
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
The child of fire bestows upon a mortal being the ability to innately sense danger. Though it does not give them knowledge of the exact nature of the danger, it can prevent a child of clay from getting on a plane that is destined to crash and such. In the end it is up to the recipient of this gift to interpret its meaning. Do to its non-coercive nature, it is a force that never incurs a loss of grace.

Toughness
Level: 2
Aspect: Vigor
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine (material), Hidden
Description
The child of fire imparts a bit of his immortality to a mortal being. The force is invoked by physically touching the recipient. The target becomes more resistant to physical damage. Though he may lose just as easily as he would have before, the mortal will find he hasn’t suffered quite the beating he would normally have. In game mechanics terms, this equates to a temporary +3 to the target’s health.

Grant Sight
Level: 3
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
This force allows a mortal being to see into the ethereal world just as angels do. The recipient can see all celestial beings (save for those in the subtle form) as well as the natural flow of ethereal essence. In addition, the recipient can sense the use of celestial forces just as a child of fire can. This can be a very dangerous power to use, since the mind of the recipient can often not cope with what he/she is seeing.

Fortress of God
Level: 3
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
The righteousness of the Almighty is channeled through the angel to give a child of clay moral strength. They become more virtuous under daunting circumstances: their sense of justice more acute, their self-control more exorcised, their resolve bolstered, and their wisdom sharpened.

Optional Rules
To demonstrate this increased moral resolve. All the recipient’s virtues are raised by 2 for the remainder of the scene.


SECOND TRIAD

Purest Spirit
Level: 4
Aspect: Power
Duration: Session
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
Through the use of this force, an angel can make a mortal being immune to possession by demons. If the recipient is already under demonic control, the roll is contested with the demon’s fortitude. If the demon loses this roll, he is immediately expelled.

Absorb
Level: 5
Aspect: Vigor
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden
Description
With this force all physical damage done to the target is instead absorbed by the angel. While onlookers still see the target being struck or shot, it is the angel who feels the effects. If the angel sustains enough damage he will be returned to the Heavens for recovery. Once this happens, the target will be unprotected. This force can only be used on material beings

Optional Rules
In terms of mechanics, the recipient of this force would still roll his athleticism against the opponent's athleticism (or power for celestial adversaries) as per a normal combat roll. However, the absorbing angel would use his vigor score for purposes of comparison. See the section on combat for more details.

Reflect
Level: 6
Aspect: Power
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden
Description
This is one of the most awesome powers in a celestial’s arsenal. With it, the angel can cause any force used against a particular child of clay to be reflected back on the user. The power can be of celestial, infernal, or magical in origin. It should be kept in mind that some forces will not have the same effect as they might have had on the target. Forces meant only for material beings, for example, will have no effect if reflected back upon a celestial.


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