Epithets
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Amongst Men, Lu Bu 「人中呂布,马中赤兔」

character:lubu, Lu Lu

Lu Bu's Unique Epithet


"君,驍勇無敵,善戰無前,然勇而少計,暴而少仁。恐眾叛旦夕之間。"
"Your excellency's martial prowess are without equal, and no one in history can match you. While your might is unstoppable - you lack insight, while dauntless - you lack mercy. I fear it would not be long before everyone turns against you."

- 貂蟬 (Solar Mate to 呂布):

Lu Bu’s combat skills are phenomenal. He is without doubt the finest combatant Creation as, and will, ever see. His combat awareness is omniscient and his movements - perfection. As such he never suffers onslaught penalties, regardless of source; even those inflicted by charms and combat mechanics.

His defense is so well formed that he is able to protect himself from all assailants without exposing any vulnerability. Thus he is exempted from the rule of one enemy gaining unsuspected attack when maximum number of opponents in any combat space is reached. This combined with his blazing speed and terrifying aggression allows him to negate coordinated attacks against him as long as he is aware of the coordinated attack.

His nigh-impenetrable defense also means he ignores DV modifiers from Wound Penalties - though they still lower his attack dice pool normally.

Perhaps most potent of them all, this Epithet marks Lu Bu as the most Favored of Luna. This blessing grants Lu Bu his Essence Score (this includes modifiers via the Might Rating of his troops in Mass Combat) as automatic successes to all Combat Related Acts of Physical Prowess and Situational Awareness (including Join Battle Rolls).

This adding of successes also modifies relevant Static Values by the same amount – such as DV. These bonus successes are not considered bonus from Charms for the purpose of Excellency Caps and does not make his attacks “charm infused.”

Like (House Ruled) Second Excellency, this ability does not allow him to pursuit impossible attacks – such as multiple action penalties in excess of his dice pool.

The Blessing is not limited to physical capacity. Lu Bu’s now perfectly defends against all fear effects and is effectively 1 dot higher in Valor (with no Caps). This overwhelming confidence is such that as long as he is actively engaged his complementary unit share this fearlessness - as they are strengthened by the knowledge their commander is unbeatable.

His mercurial nature is also fortified by the Blessing - regardless of his Intimacies, Motivations, Charms, or any effects he is subjected to (perfect or otherwise), Lu Bu cannot be prevented from choosing to betray those around him for a sufficiently attractive prize. This is not a mechanical effect, but should be handled in story narratives.




Bull of the North

character:yurgenkaneko

Complete Victory over the Tepet Legions


Excerpt from "The Path of Blood, a Historical Study of the Anathema: Yurgen Kaneko:"

That was ten years ago, and since then, Yurgen has united nearly all of the Icewalker tribes and expanded his influence greatly. Only half a year ago, he met the legions of House Tepet, lead by Tepet Arada, and wielded his warriors like a surgeon's knife against their greater numbers. After months of war and blood, the legions were humbled and Yurgen was given his title "The Bull of the North."

Just a title - granted to the person who shattered the world order that governed creation for the last Age.




Catalyst, The

character:aata

Attune the Artifact “Clockwork Heart” and fail to curb its evil

  • Face Celestial Justice



Confessor

Flawless Oak

Cause an NPC to commit suicide because of Guilty Conscience

  • A Free Extra Specialty "Presence: Interrogation +1"
    • This does not count towards the max of 3 specialties for any single ability, but it does count towards the +3 cap for total bonus dice from specialties.



Deliberator

character

Become one of the 5 Solar Deliberators

  • Recovery 1 point of Willpower every Sunrise.
  • Regain 4 extra motes of Essence per hour
  • +5 to Personal Essence Pool
  • +10 to Peripheral Essence Pool.

Note: This is a Cult like effect and is affected by any effect that alter those values




Devourer, The

Alabaster Hand of the Heaven

Be declared “The devourer”


What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.

- City God of Yane

+1 Automatic Success on Intimidation attempts against Spirits and Ghosts who know the character as "The Devourer"




Famous Archer General

character:yurgenkaneko

Achieve 5 consecutive victories against mass combat units that have a minimum of magnitude 6, higher troop quality and higher magnitude than the character’s own range unit. These victories can be spread over multiple battle/wars, but the character must not suffer defeat in between.


When commanding Mass Combat Archery Unit, the complementary unit gains +1 to Morale (max 6)




Famous Calvary General

character:raneth

Achieve 5 consecutive victories against mass combat units that have a minimum of magnitude 6, higher troop quality and higher magnitude than the character’s own Calvary unit. These victories can be spread over multiple battle/wars, but the character must not suffer defeat in between.


When commanding Mass Combat Calvary Unit, the complementary unit gains +1 to Morale (max 6)




Famous Infantry General

character

Achieve 5 consecutive victories against mass combat units that have a minimum of magnitude 6, higher troop quality and higher magnitude than the character’s own Infantry unit. These victories can be spread over multiple battle/wars, but the character must not suffer defeat in between.


When commanding Mass Combat Infantry Unit, the complementary unit gains +1 to Morale (max 6)




First Sword of the Silver Pact

Yuenü the Matchless

Acknowledged, unanimously, by the Elders as the deadliest combatant amongst the Younglings


+2 Dots to Social and Presence amongst the Silver Pact




Flawless Hound

Flawless Oak

Successfully retrieve Mecca, The Lissome Halo of Golden Annihilation


Reduce the commitment cost of Blood On the Wind by 1




General of Legend

character:tepetarada

Gain Famous Archery General, Famous Infantry General, and Famous Calvary General, without suffering any defeat in-between.

  • Loses the "Famous [Type] General} epithets
  • The general’s complementary unit gains +1 to Morale (no max) and +1 to Drill (no max)
  • All opposing Mass Combat Units lose 1 dot of Morale – unless protected by Charm vs. Natural Mental Influences



Ghost Buster

Alabaster Hand of the Heaven

Be the first to use ghost eating technique to permanently kill a ghost


Converts one attack dice to automatic success when using Ghost Eating Technique against a Ghost. Character loses one success on any attempt to establish positive relationships with Ghosts.




Golden Beacon of Hope, The

Klytaimnēstra

Be the Leader of the Gold Faction Solars

  • Gains the “Born to Rule” merit
  • Gold Faction Solars are automatically considered her “lesser”



Golden Custodian of North and East

character:yurgenkaneko

Gain the title of the Golden Custodian of North and East


Because he understood something basic about all people
They want to be led.
They want their disputes settles, their treaties negotiated, their jobs dispatched, their mutinies punished… and … they want their loyalties rewarded.
To those who lead them to these wants they give power - It is a covenant; Unspoken and elemental.

- Bull of the North

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

- Ma-Ha-Suchi

+/-1 automatic success to all social rolls depending on whether the title is an advantage or a detriment




Golden Custodian of South and West

character:balan, Dagnir

Gain the title The Golden Custodian of South and West


It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.

- Crimson Antler

+/-1 automatic success to all social rolls depending on whether the title is an advantage or a detriment




Heavenly Spear (天槍)

Rhianna the Heavenly Spear

Rhianna's Unique Epithet


It was not until I met her that I realized how ordinary I was.
 
- Jamuha Khan, Previous Heavenly Spear:

  • Abilities of War are effectively 2 dots higher in situations that involves the use of any Spear like weapon (Spears, Lances, Javelins, etc.)
    • This is as if her actual ability (e.g. Melee, Ride, Dodge) are 2 dots higher; So it increases excellency dice pools and effects that are based on the ability scores.
  • Essence Score is also effectively 1 dot higher under such conditions.
    • This enhanced Essence score cannot be used to meet the Essence requirement to learn charms
    • This increase in Essence does not increase her Essence Pool
    • This enhanced Essence score is considered natural and will allow her to apply it towards any essence requirement within its narrow scope.
      • E.g. If an Legendary Lance requires Essence 6 to attune, she will meet the qualification

Some Examples are War Ability when leading Lancers, Spearmen, Javelineers. Martial Arts when using a style that uses Spears. Thrown when tossing a Javelin. Dodge when fighting with a Spear. Ride when charging with a lance.




Isolation Specialist

Flawless Oak

Fail the Elemental Court of Wood’s Test

  • No [game] mechanical bonuses nor penalties
  • Socially the Elemental Court of Wood is demonstrated that the newly exalted Solars cannot be trusted to look out for their interests.



Lord of Creation

character

Be crowned the "Lord of Creation" with Crown of Thunders


Many of you here today fought against me. Many of you wished me dead. Many of you perhaps still do. But I hold no grudges and seek no revenge. I demand only this… that you join with me in building a new Creation, a Creation that offers justice, peace and land to all its citizens, not just the privileged few.

Support me in this task, and old divisions will be forgotten. Oppose me… and Creation will not forgive you a second time.

Exalts… the war is over.




Matchless Salesman

Alabaster Hand of the Heaven

Alabaster’s Unique Epithet

  • This is a passive Unnatural Mental Influence with "Emotions" Keyword
  • This only affects beings (including non-sentient beings whose not immune to "Emotions" effects) with Essence score of 3 or less
  • It is halves the target's Dodge MDV (Rounded Down) against Alabaster's active attempt to gain their trust
  • This halving is before any modifiers are applied



Militia Leader

Flawless Oak

Suffering no losses when leading a unit with Drill 1 to victory against a superior foes in all other statistics

  • The character can put his complementary unit into regular formation regardless of their Drill rating.



Miracleworker

Hastha-Ssth

Become the High Priest of the Master of All Creation


As we become purer channels for God's light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world. A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is, but toward creating the world that could be.

- Hastha-ssth

  • Can Invoke the Miracles of any God under the governance of the Unconquered Sun
    • which means pretty much every Celestial and Terrestial God
    • Only Malfea and Underworld gods are not under the Unconquered Sun’s governance
  • Successfully invoked Miracles function at double potency
    • In the example of Arhlat's "The Tauroboleum." Normally it gives the celebrants 1 extra -1 health level and only last 3 months. When invoked by the Miracleworker it becomes 2 extra -1 Health Level and lasts 6 months
  • Failures on “Invoke Miracle” actions are treated as successful invocation with 0 threshold
  • Botches are considered simple failures



Partaker of the Forbidden Fruit

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Flawless Oak

Survive the experiences of the The Menagerie of Fathomless Freedom

Character is forever reshaped by the inevitable corruption of such an expedition.

  • His Temperance Virtue is effectively 2 dots less when confronted with Temptation of the Demonic Flesh
  • His jaded tastes however gains him superior performance in just such a situation.
    • Effectively gaining 3 dice to his “performance” rolls.
  • He also gains a token of remembrance – The Dema Sutra



Retriever of the Unattainable

Alabaster Hand of the Heaven

Successfully recover Mecca, The Lissome Halo of Golden Annihilation


You two have attained the unattainable!

- Golden Custodian of North and East

  • Gain "Influence (Unified Solars): The Retriever of the Unattainable (1)"



She of the Amethyst Crowned

Klytaimnēstra

When Dagnir meets Klytaimnēstra


Dace, who is that great amethyst crowned beauty?

- Dagnir, Custodian of South and West

  • Mark the start of the Two Golden Custodians' [minor] divergence



Slayer

Adamant Sadness, Maiden of the Mirthless Smile, character:nallabloodaxe

Total Kill over a thousand sentient beings in one mass combat action as a Solo Unit

* All Non-Essence Aware beings in mass combat are considered total kills if the magnitude losses are result of her close range attacks (solo, leading a unit, or as attacking hero of an unit)

  • Essence Aware beings follow standard rules.



Sleepless in Creation

character

Enter into more than 5 Eclipse Oaths concurrently.

  • Add 1 dot to Conviction, Temperance or Valor (Pick one, to a max of 5 dots)
  • Willpower Gain Rolls are penalized by one dice (to a minimum of 0 dice)



Succor of Chiaroscuro

Alabaster Hand of the Heaven and Flawless Oak

Manage to control the spread of Embrace of Decay in Chiaroscuro in a merciful manner


Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

- Unknown healer in the Chiaroscuro Quarantine

Flawless Oak

  • Gains the Thaumaturgic Procedure to produce "Embrace of Decay Inoculation" (No Exp Cost)
  • Gains the Thaumaturgic Procedure to produce "Seven Bounties Paste" (No Exp Cost)


Alabaster Hand of the Heaven

  • Gains War Specialty: Quarentine (No Exp Cost)
    • This War Specialty is not an extra specialty - count towards the 3 speciality per ability limit
    • It follows standard house rule for Specialties, and will give back 3 Exp if Alabaster gets rid of it when raising his War Score



The True Gladrien Vanja

Gladrien Vanja of Rathess

Proven beyond any shadow of doubt to be the real Gladrien Vanja


I see you, Gladrien Vanja. All of Rathess rejoice at your homecoming.

- Hastha-ssth

  • Settling once and for all the true identity of the decrepit thing that is Gladrien Vanja



Trainer of Heroes

character:dace

Train more than 10,000 people with Tiger Warrior Training Technique

  • Gain +1 dot bonus to the Magnitude that can be trained by Tiger Warrior Training Technique



Training Wheels

Dusk Princess of the Obsidian Heart

Be chosen by the Neverborne as a Death Lord replacement candidate

The character's Whisper Background is effectively 1 dot higher




Unsavory Attraction

Alabaster Hand of the Heaven

Alabaster’s Unique Epithet

  • Alabaster is cursed (Perfect Unnatural Mental Influence) to be unable to join any religion he believes to be “Good.”
    • The cause can be anywhere from not be interested to actively self-sabotage his own enrollment.



War? What is it Good For?

character:balan

Mire one corner of Creation into constant War for the foreseeable future

  • Gain the intimacy “Warmongering.”
    • This intimacy cannot be eroded for as long as the character possesses the Epithet.



Zealous for Justice

character:aata

Rather choose death for his crimes rather than accept plead bargain

  • Set the precedence in the Third Age that Solars are subjected to Celestial Jurisdiction.



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