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Sidereals:WhereFateHasLed

PROLOGUE

WEarethemusicmakers,
Andwearethedreamersofdreams,
Wanderingbyloneseabreakers,
Andsittingbydesolatestreams
Worldlosersandworldforsakers,
Onwhomthepalemoongleams:
Yetwearethemoversandshakers
Oftheworldforever,itseems.

Withwonderfuldeathlessditties
Webuilduptheworld'sgreatcities,
Andoutofafabulousstory
Wefashionanempire'sglory:
Onemanwithadream,atpleasure,
Shallgoforthandconqueracrown
Andthreewithanewsong'smeasure
Cantrampleanempiredown.

We,intheageslying
Intheburiedpastoftheearth,
BuiltNinevehwithoursighing,
AndBabelitselfwithourmirth
Ando'erthrewthemwithprophesying
Totheoldofthenewworld'sworth
Foreachageisadreamthatisdying,
Oronethatiscomingtobirth.

ArthurO'Shaughnessy
,Ode

CREDITS
Principalwriter:DrewStevens
wastevens@gmail.com
Chapter2Fiction(CatchMoreGoddesseswithHoney):wonderandawe

Siderealcharactersusedbypermission
Red,EagleEyeSalith,BarristerZheng,Hel,LorncreatedbyHandofOmega
GentleRiver,Himeko,Uzuki,Hecal,SorrowofAgesLostcreatedbyKyman201
SingleStepSerafinacreatedbyLioness
Idircreatedbywonderandawe

Thisisanunofficial,fanbasedwork,createdwithloveandintendedtobecompatiblewith
ExaltedThirdEdition,publishedbyOnyxPathPublishing.Exalted,Sidereals,andallother
relevantconceptsarecopyrightthosefinefolk.Pleasesupporttheofficialrelease.

INTRODUCTION
Sidereals:WhereFateHasLedisafanbasedvisionfortheSiderealExaltedwithinExalted:
ThirdEdition.

Mygoalsareasfollows
FoldSiderealAstrologyresplendenteffectsintotheirCharmsasmuchaspossible.
RebuildtheCharmTrees,informedbythemeaningsoftheassociatedconstellations.
(And,asmuchaspossible,returntothe1eability<>constellationpairings)
EmphasizetherolethatplanningandpreparationhasinthenatureofSidereals.They
walkthelinebetweenprophetandpuppetmaster,witheventsunfoldingjustasplanned.
ProvidemeansforSiderealstotakeadvantageofMasteryeffectsonMartialArts,
withoutitsimplybeingTheyhaveacharmtodothatsuchasolutionamountstoanxp
taxandisboring.
IntroduceSiderealAstrologicalProjections,asacomplimenttoSorcerousProjects,for
largescalefateworkings.

MygoalsexplicitlydoNOTincludethefollowing:
Convertingtheexistingcharmtreesonaonetoonebasis.Asisamplydemonstrated
bytheSolarExalted'scharmselection,there'ssimplymorebreadthanddepthnow.
MaintainingPrayerStripcapstonesthatrequiremasteringtherestofthetreetolearn.
AlthoughalltheSiderealtreeswillcontainprayerstripcharms,whichwillrequiresingular
dedicationtomasteringthattreetolearn,theywillnotrequireeverycharmasa
prerequisite.

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Chapter1:ChosenbyDestiny
Longago,theChosenoftheSunandMoonruledCreation.Theywereadvisedandmentored
bytheChosenoftheStars,thewisestinthesecretwaysoftheworld.

Butintime,theChosenoftheSungrewcorrupt,decadent,mad.Theirrulebecameintolerable.
TheSunturnedfromCreationindisgust.TheChosenoftheStarsdrewtogether,tocasta
greatprophecyanddivinehowtheyshouldsettheircourse.Inonepath,theyledarevolution,
threwdownandslewtheChosenoftheSunanddroveouttheChosenoftheMoon,settingthe
DragonbloodeduponthethronesofadiminishedCreation.Ontheother,theygambledthat
theChosenoftheSunwerenotsofargonethatthegracethattheyoncecarriedwasnot
extinguished,butmerelyslumberingandawaitingignition.Theyoftenfailed,andthosefailures
wouldbehorrorsundreamtbut,shouldtheygambleandwin,anewdawnandbetterworld
couldbewon.Inthethird,theydidnothingandintheirmadness,theChosenoftheSunrent
Creationasunder,leavingitabroken,bleeding,darklingworldwherethestarsplunged,oneby
one,intotheinkblackocean.

Thosewhosupportedthevisionofaworlddiminishedandthosewhosupportedthevisionofa
worldrenewedcalledthemtheVisionsofBronzeandGold.Insecret,theydebated.Insilence,
thesupportersoftheVisionofBronzeslewthosewhobelievedintheVisionofGold,sothatno
traitorcouldwarntheChosenoftheSun.Together,theFiveScoreFellowshipshatteredthe
Heavenstoconcealtheirconspiraciesandcrimes,erasingthemselvesfromtheveryCreation
theysoughttosave.AndduringafatalCalibrationdinner,theyensuredthatthefatesofthe
ChosenoftheSunandMoonweresealed.

Now,CreationtremblestheScarletDynastyisonthebrinkofcivilwar.Now,Death's
LawgiversstalkCreationindefianceofdestinyandprophecy.NowRakanThulio'swaragainst
Heavenandcruelfatehasbeenrenewed.Now,theLunarsseektoavengetheancientwrong,
firstagainstthepuppetsandthenthepuppetmasters.Now,theSolarsreturn.

IntothisAgeofSorrows,youareChosenbytheMaidensofDestiny.Thenightskyisalivewith
portentsandtheplansoftheGodsbothprincesandspiritsseekyourcounsel.Ancient
teachingandforgottenwisdomsurgeinyourhands,yourmind,yourheartyouholdtheskeinof
fatebetweenyourfingers.ForgottenbyCreation,youcloakyourselfinstoriesandstarlight,
weavingtalessofamiliarthatpeoplerememberthemwithoutathought,andyoudiscardthose
falsefatesasanothermightchangeashirt.YouwalkthehallsofHeavenanddeliberateonthe
outcomeofwars,loves,mysteries,travelsandendings.

Andwhenthosedeliberationsarethreatened,whentheweaveoffatebecomeswarpedand
tangledbytheunrulywillofmortalsorthemachinationsofspirits,itisyouwhosetthingsright
andensurethatwhatwas,whatis,andwhatwillbe,willbeasyouhaveforeseen.


YouareoneoftheSiderealExalted,ChosenoftheMaidensofDestiny.Willyoustrivetosave
afracturedCreationinthistimeoftumult,orwillyoufollowsomanyofyourfellowsinastruggle
forinfluenceofacorruptHeavenandbrokenworld?

TheSiderealExaltedandtheMaidensofDestiny
TheSiderealExaltedaretheChosenoftheMaidensofDestiny,whoactasHeavensagents
withinCreation.Longago,theyweretheadvisorstothegreatrulersofCreation,keepingthem
informedofHeavensplansandsubtlyguidingtheshipoftheworldtowardsthebestofall
futuresbutthattimeisnowlongpast.

TheMaidensofDestinyarethefivegoddessesoffate.Mercury,whooverseesbeginningsand
ensurethatallthingsjourneyastheyshouldVenus,whooverseesthosethingswhichmakelife
worthlivingandensuresthatpeaceandserenityareknownMars,whooverseesthestruggleto
surviveandensuresthatallthingsengageintheappropriatebattlesJupiter,whooverseesthe
mysteriesandtruthsoftheworld,chargedwithkeepingCreationssecretsuntilitistimethat
theyshouldberevealedandSaturn,whooverseestransitions,andeasestheendingsofthose
thingswhosetimehascome.

Atthedawnoftheworld,theMaidenscoordinatedtheworkofHeaveninensuringthatallthings
proceededsmoothlywhenjourneyswerethwarted,whenserenitydisrupted,whenbattles
unfairlywonorlost,whensecretsescapedorwhenthingsoutlastedtheirappointedtimes,they
wouldalerttheirfellowgods,andrectifythematteratonce.

Intime,theirdutygrewtiresome.Theycouldseenoendtotheirlabour,nochancetorestand
sowhentheUnconqueredSunspoketothemofhisdesiresandplans,hefoundareceptive
audience.

TheSiderealExaltedsometimesclaimtobetheoldestoftheExaltedHostnotinpersonalage,
butinhavingbeenChosenbeforetheSolars,LunarsorDragonblooded.Legendsfrombefore
thedawnoftheFirstAgepaintaworldofunboundsavagery,wheremenhuddledincaves,
overlookedandunderestimatedbythegreatpowersoftheworld,saveastheirsufferingcould
serveasasourceoftemporaryamusement.Fromtheseranks,theMaidensselectedone
hundredmortals.Intothehandsofeachone,theMaidensentrustedaspecialdestinyand
ultimateresponsibility.EachMaidenselectedtwentymenandwomentobearhertouchand
graceforthisreason,theSiderealsareoftenknownastheFivescoreFellowship.

Beforethistime,nothingcouldescapetheeyesoftheMaidens.Theirknowledgewasinfallible,
theirwisdombeyondquestion.ButtheLawofDiminishmentiscruelinraisinguptheSidereal
Exalted,eachoftheMaidensgavesomeoftheirvisionandwisdomaway,nevertobe
reclaimed.Althoughstillmightygoddesses,theMaidensofDestinycouldnolongerseethe
beginningsandendsofallthingstheirsurpriseatthiswastheirfirstsurprise.

IntheFirstAge
EvenbeforetheFirstAge,theSiderealExaltedwalkedthestreetsofHeaven.TheMaidens
madenoeffortstoconcealtheirChosentheynamedthemasassistantsintheirlabor,who
couldmanagetrivialmatterswithoutneedingtodrawthefullattentionofHeavenneedlessly.
ThemastersoftheMaidensindulgedtheminthis,fortheyhadnofearofhumanityatthistime,
andsopaidnoheedasthefirstSiderealsspiedupontheirsecretworksandplans.

AfterthemasterswerethrowndownandcastintoHellbythemightoftheExaltedandthe
armiesoftheGods,theUnconqueredSungranteddominionofCreationtohumanityandthe
Chosen.TheIncarnaeretiredtotheJadePleasureDome,totaketheireasewiththeGamesof
Divinity.AndtheSiderealExaltedbeganthetaskofoverseeingthefateoftheworld.

DuringmuchoftheFirstAge,theSiderealExaltedwerecontenttoactasadvisorstotheSolars,
LunarsandDragonblooded,whohandledthedaytodayadministrationandpolitics.Theykept
theirowncouncil,travellingbetweenHeavenandCreationtoappraiseorinvestigateorteachas
theywished.Itwasagoldenageofpeaceandprosperity,afattimeoflearning,when
philosopherqueensoversawanadministrationofjusticeandgracethathasneverbeenknown
beforeorsince.Itwasnottolast.

TheGreatProphecyandTheUsurpation
Astheyearsturnedtodecadesturnedtocenturies,thegreatnessoftheSolarsbecame
unbearable,andtheirsubtlewisdomtwistedwithmaliceandambition,lustforfleshandfor
domination.Unquestionable,thehungersoftheChosenoftheSungrewwildandunchecked,
untileventheUnconqueredSunturnedhisfacefromCreationinsorrow.

TheSiderealExalted,asever,kepttheirowncouncil.Theystudiedtheskiesanddrew
portentstheysharedknowledgeandwovepropheciesuntilatlasttheycouldseethreepaths
theycouldwalk.
Sidebar:WhatwastheGreatProphecy?
DestinyisnotafixedprogressionofeventsinCreation,sohowdidtheSiderealsconductthe
GreatProphecy,andwhydidtheyplacesomuchstockinit?
Theymadethebestguessesastoprobableoutcomesastheycould.Theylookedatpast
eventsandextrapolatedtothefuture.Theypresentedwhatprojectionshadsucceeded,what
hadfailed,andwhatthecommonfactorswere.Predictingthefutureismoreartthanscience,
butitsanarttheSiderealarepracticedat,thushadahighdegreeofconfidencein.
EndSidebar

Downthefirst,theyforsookHeaven,descendedtoCreationandplacedtheirfaithintheSolars,
trustingthattheirglorycouldberetainedandturnedtowardsgoodpurposeagain.Allagreed
thatthispathwasfraughtwithuncertainty,fornonecouldseeasuremeansbywhichthemad
Solarscouldbechanneledbutitwastheonlypathtoreachanevenmoregloriousfuture.

Downthesecond,theyforsookCreation.Theywouldfosterdiscontentamongstthe
DragonbloodedgeneralsandwhisperconspiraciesintotheearsoftheSolars.Byterrible
means,theywouldsealawaythegloryandexcessoftheChosenoftheSun,leavingaworld
diminishedbutstableaworldoverseenbytheDragonblooded,andinwhichtheSidereal
Exaltedwouldbelessthanarumor.

Downthethird,theydidneitherlockedinbitterargumentamongstthemselves,theFivescore
Fellowshipwatchedtheworldgrowdarkandsick,andsawthestarsplummetintoaninkblack
sea.

InthelongyearsoftheFirstAge,SiderealhadfoughtSidereal.Nomatterhowclosethefamily,
somedisagreementscannotbesettledpeacefully.ButtheGreatProphecyengendered
somethingelsefearofthethirdpathmadecompromiseimpossible,buttheidealistsofthefirst
visioncouldnotcountenancethemonstrosityofthesecond,andthepragmatistsofthesecond
visioncouldnotcountenancetheriskofthefirst.Debatebecameargumentargumentgave
waytoviolence,andSiderealshedSiderealblood.Intheend,fivemembersoftheFivescore
Fellowshipwerekilled,andtenexiledfromHeaven,sorcerouslyboundagainstwarninganyof
theimpendingtreacheryfortheadherentsofthesecondvisionhadprovedtriumphant.

Thearrangementsofthesecondvisionwereyearsinthemaking.Thenowdiminished
FellowshipprobedtheDragonbloodedHost,findingleadersthattheycouldblessandraiseupin
rebelliontheypouredpoisonintotheearsoftheSolars,sothatrumorsofdiscontentwouldbe
takenasevidenceofthetreacheryoftheirfellows.TheydistractedtheLunars,keepingthem
busyatthefringesoftheworld.Theytoldthemselveshoweasyitwas,tobringanendtothe
AgeofDreamssurelyitwasasignoftherightnessoftheircourse.Butrightorwrong,thedie
wascastandtheycouldnomoreopposewhattheysetinmotionthanapebblecouldoppose
theavalanche.

TenyearsaftertheGreatProphecywasdrawnup,duringthefirstnightoftheCalibrationFeast
inthecapitalcityofMeru,theDragonbloodedroseupinrebellion.Witharmsandarmorof
imperishablejade,theystruckdowntheirgoldenlords.ManyoftheLunarsfellinthefighting
manywereaway,caringfortaskstheSiderealshadassuredthemheldgreaturgency.The
Siderealswereonhand,eachtellingtheSolarsofthetreacheryoftheirfellows,turning
insinuationintoaccusation,andsotheSolarHostfelluponitselfevenastheDragonblooded
crushedthelifefromthem.

TheSiderealsknewthatthoseSolarswhosurvivedwouldnotforgivethem.Theyknewthat
thoseLunarswhohadbeendrawnawaywouldhuntwithoutrestormercy.Theyknewthatthe

meansbywhichtheSolarExaltedweretobepreventedfromreturningwascriminalbeyond
measure.Andtheyknewthatthesecondpathmeanttheywouldbeexiledfromtheworld.On
thefifthnightofCalibration,theSiderealExaltedcollectivelyraisedtheirpoweragainstthesign
ofsecrets,breakingtheMaskoftheskysuchthatnoonewhocouldattempttodivinethissecret
wouldeverlearnit.Eachfeltthatbreakechoinhersouleachcouldseethememoryofthe
SiderealExaltedbleedingfromtheworld.

TheSiderealExaltedhadsavedCreation,andnoonewouldeverknow.

TheShogunateandtheContagion
TheaftermathofwhatbecameknownastheUsurpationwaschaos.Withnoclearleadership,
thearmiesoftheDragonbloodedcametothevergeofturningononeanotherinabloodycivil
waronlytobesavedbythefuryoftheLunarExalted.TheLunars,enragedatthetreacheryof
theDragonblooded,soughttotearaparttheusurpers,forcingthevariousgeneralsand
potentatestosetasidepersonalgrievancesinthefaceofmutualsurvival.
Sidebar:TheSilverDeath
EvenastheArcaneFatebegantoerasethememoryoftheSiderealsfromCreation,many
LunarscorrectlydeducedthattheyhadbeendeceivedandtheDragonbloodedHostplayedas
patsiesintheUsurpation.AcircleoftheseluminariesenteredYuShan,andbegantohunt
thoseagentsoffatewhomtheyheldresponsible.Evennow,overathousandyearslater,
rumorspersistofthesilverdeaththatlurksintheshadowedalleysofHeaven,clawssharpand
fangshungryforthebloodofthebetrayers.
EndSidebar
Unitedbyacommonenemy,theDragonbloodedselectedaninterimgrandgeneral,ashogunto
coordinatetheeffortsoftheHostagainstthethreatoftheLunarsandtohunttheremaining
Solars.AlthoughtheUsurpationwasaccomplishedinfivenights,fivedecadespassedofnearly
constantwaracrossthefaceofCreationbeforetheShogunatedeclaredvictory.TheLunars
hadbeendrivenintohidingtheSolarswerebanishedintothedarkness.TheDragonblooded
begantoworkofrulingtheworld.

ForoveracenturyafterthevictoryoftheShogunate,Creationknewakindofpeace.Itwasnot
thefattimesattheheightoftheAgeofDreams,butwasbetterthanhadbeenknownina
mortalspan,andtheSiderealExaltedlookedupontheworldthataverteditsgazefromthem
withasemblanceofsatisfaction.Thecosthadbeenveryhigh,theysaidtooneanother,but
theyhaddonetherightthing.Creationwouldsurvive.Intime,perhapstheycouldreachoutto
theLunars,makeakindofpeacewiththeChosenofLuna.Intime,perhapstheycouldhealthe
harmdonetotheMask,andberecognizedfortheterriblechoicestheyfacedandmade.

Thenthefirstshoguninpeacepassedawayinhersleep.Abrutalandbloodycivilwarsoon
emerged,betweenhereldestdaughterandherchiefgeneral,astruggleoverdynasticagainst

meritocraticpowerwhichcametodefinemuchoftheShogunate.Foralmostamillennium,the
DragonbloodedextendedtheirreachacrossCreationevenastheywereengagedininternecine
conflictnearlyasoftenastheywereatpeace.ThetreasuresoftheFirstAgewerewastedin
thesebattles,thestockpilesofmagicalmaterialslooted,thelearningoftheAgeofDreams
consumedbythefireofwar.
Fictionpage:ShogunKaralsWaronHeaven
IntheSeventyEighthYearofthereignofShogunKaral,heryoungestsonwastakenbyfever.
Inshortorder,herhusbandfelltoanassassinsblade,andhereldestdaughterperishedatsea.
Theboy'sdeathsenttheShogunintoadeepdepression.Shewassoonsendingformystics
andwitchesfromacrossCreation.
Afterfivemonthsandfivedaysofseclusion,theShogunreturnedtocourt.Athersidewasa
youngmannooneinthecourtrecognized.HewasnotExalted,buthecarriedhimselfwithan
unhiddenarrogance,andneverloweredhisvioleteyestoanynoble,noteventheShogun
herself.HeneverthelessheldtheShogun'sear,andcouldalwaysbefoundatherelbow.
TheShogun'svoiceswelled,asshemadethefollowingproclamation."Wehaveallsufferedat
thehandsofcruelfate.Wehavealllostfriendsandfamilytohappenstanceandmischance.We
haveallcursedtheGodsandHeaveninmomentsofanger.Myfriends,Isaytoyounomore!
WeshallascendtoHeavenandbringthearchitectsofourmisfortunestoheel!Weshallbring
wartotheGodsandmakethemcryforourmercy!"
IntheEightyThirdyearofthereignofShogunKaral,herwaronHeavenbegan.Since,military
historianshavearguedwastheShogunalwaysdoomed,fromthedaythemadnessgripped
her,orcouldshehavetastedtriumphhadsheproceededotherwise?Creationwillneverknow.

ThefirstbattleswerewondecisivelybytheShogun,catchingtheforcesofHeavenbyshock
andsurprise.Byvirtueofancientstoresandabletoeasilysustainthemselvesfromthe
quintessencefountainstheyseized,theShogunfeltvictorywascertain.Herconfidencewasnot
withoutmeritoneyearintothecampaign,nearlyaquarteroftheCelestialCitysgateshad
fallentoher.Herplanwasencirclementcapturetheoutergates,andthenproceedinward,
chokingthegodsoffonestreetatatime.
Thenthesky,whichhadshownagoldensuninfixedpositionfortheentireyearthecampaign
hadraged,dimmed.AmoonlessnightspreadacrossthedomeofHeavenasinkdroppedintoa
pailofmilk,andathousandthousandstarsgleamed,andfirstamongstthemarubyredplanet.
Mars,theMaidenofBattles,rodeforthfromtheJadePleasureDome.Flushwithhervictoryin
theGamesofDivinity,sheexulted.WithherSpear,shestruckdownthefirstlegion.Fromher
Quiver,shedrewarrowsofpestilenceandplague,losingthemuponthegenerals.Teeth
clencheduponherShield,sheslewseventytwoheroesinWarstriderswhostrodetomeether.
BeneathherspreadingBanner,theforcesofHeavenralliedandsurged.AndinherGauntleted
fist,shecaughtupShogunKaral.
Yourwarends.Nowcomesmysister'speace.
Saturn
followedinMars'shadow.Inherhands,sheheldthesingleedgedSword,andhereyeswere
downcast.
Pleadyourmercy.Cryyourcause,Dragonblooded!Spityourdefianceat
Heavennow!
Marsgloated,asShogunKaralstruggledinhergrasp.Withananguishedcry,
theShogundidtheonlythingshecould,severingherownheadwithhergreatdaiklave.

AtthedeathofShogun,herforcesscatteredbacktoCreation.Saturnbroughtanendtothewar
andclosedthegates,beforewalkingwithhersisterbacktotheJadePleasureDome.
WhyareyoufrowningSister?Doyounottakejoyinyourvictory?
Iwasdeniedmyvictory.Iwouldmadeherlivefivehundredfiftyfiveyearsofglory,
whileknowingthatitwasonlyduetomymercy.
AsthetwoenteredtheJadePleasureDome,dawnburstuponthesky.
ThuswastheendofthereignofShogunKaral,andthebeginningoftheThirdSuccessionWar.
EndFictionpage
TheSiderealsshudderedatthecosttotheworld,buttheyhadseenthatthispathwouldleave
theworlddiminished.Theworstbattlesoftheshogunatewerestillsmallerandlessdestructive
affairsthanthegamestheSolarshadplayed,andtheycouldnotsustainthemselvesinany
eventwitheachcivilwar,moreoftheirreplaceableweaponsandarmorsoftheFirstAgewere
lost,everreducingthescopeofthedestruction.Intime,theSiderealshopedthatthiswars
wouldburnthemselvesoutpermanently,leavingtheTerrestrialstofindsomemeansof
peacefullycoexisting.

ThesedreamswereendedbytheContagion.

TheoriginoftheContagionareobscureadiseaseunlikeanyknowntoCreationbefore,it
sweptacrossthelandlikeablackcloud,andsoonthedeadoutnumberedtheliving.Fish,fowl
andman,nonewerespared,andeventhehardyExaltedwouldsuccumb,vomitingblood,
rackedbyseizuresandburningfever.

ItwasduringthismomentofweaknessesthattheFairFolkroselikeafloodofmadness.Many
oftheSiderealssuspectedtheLunarsofbeingresponsibleforboththeplagueandtheravagers
frombeyondCreation,seeingsilverhandsengineeringaterriblevengeance.Othersblamed
theSleepwalker,oraDragonbloodedhavingexploredancientsecretsnotmeantforthem,a
SolarwhohadescapedtheUsurpationortheDeathlordpotentatesoftheUnderworld.Most,
however,concernedthemselveslesswiththeoriginofthesedisastersandmorewithfightingto
saveCreationforasecondtime.
Sidebar:Howdoyoucatchaprophetoffguard?
DestinyinCreationisnotafixedandcertainpath,butratherthanplanthatHeavenholdsfor
Creation.TheSiderealshaveextensiveinformationnetworksandpotentmagicstoassess
probableconsequences,andcanoftenseemallknowingbutwhencaughtbyanoutside
contextproblemliketheContagion,theywillbeasblindsidedasanyoneelse.
EndSidebar

Intheend,regardlessofthecause,thedisasterswerestoppedbyanunknownDragonblooded
officerofnoparticularrankordistinction.WithherCircle,shebravedthedangersofthelong

sealedImperialManse,andturnedthedefensegridoftheancientSolarsagainsttheenemies
ofCreation,andbecametheScarletEmpress.

ThisTimeofTumult
IthadbeenaturbulenttimefromtheUsurpationtotheriseoftheEmpressbutnow,atlast,the
Siderealsbelievedtheyhadachievedthepeacepromisedinthesecondvision.Withafew
shortdemonstrations,theScarletEmpresscowedherenemiesandconsolidatedherpower,
unifyingtheDragonbloodedHostasithadnotbeensincethefirstShogunate.Thedestruction
wroughtbytheContagionandtheFairFolkwereaterriblepricetohavepaidforCreations
survivalbutsurely,now,Creationssurvivalwasensured,havingweatheredtheworstcrisis
sincethefalloftheSolars.

Forcenturies,peaceorsomethinglikeit,seemedtodescenduponCreation.Thefaceofthe
worldwaschangedbythefloodoftheWyldnewpeoplesandnewhistoriesarisingfrom
nothing,stitchingthemselvestogetherfromthemixtureofdreamsandmadnessandstability.
ThenewlyformingEmpireimposedorder,ruthlesslycrushingthosewhowouldopposeit.The
Lunarsyetlurkedattheedgesoftheworld,prowlingabouttheCaulandrearingbelligerent
barbarianstoavengewrongsdonetotheminresponsetowrongtheyhaddone.The
SleepwalkeryetwalkedhisEyrie,intentoncastingHeavenandFatetothetorch.Butthe
SiderealExaltedcouldlookback,andknowthatbybanishingtheSolars,nomatterthecost,no
matterthehardships,theyhadsavedCreation.

AndnowtheSolarsreturn,justastheScarletEmpresshasvanished.

TheMostExcellentDesignersofDestinyandSidereal
Conjunctions(TheBureauofDestiny)
BetweenHeavenandCreationstandsDestiny.TheBureauofDestiny,tobeprecise.Itishere
thatthegodsdiscuss,debateandplanforCreationsfuture,jockeyingwithoneanother,taking
petitionsandmeasuringdestinies.AtthecenterstandstheLoomofFate,wherethephysical
stuffofthefutureisspun,setandcrossedinawebofinfinitelyintricatedesign.AllSidereals
havemembershipintheBureauofDestinyunlesstheyhavebeenexiledfromHeaven,forthe
ChosenofDestinyarethemostvaluedagentsofHeaven.

ThePurposeofDestiny
TherearetenthousandthousandthousandspiritsthatwalktheCelestialCityandinCreation
manyofthempuissant,manyofstrongwill,manyoflimitedscruples.Why,then,havetheynot
rentCreationasunderwiththeirgamesandwarsandintrigues?

DestinyisthecompactbetweenHeavenandCreationitisthemeansbywhichdivinedesires
aremoderatedandmoldedintosomethingpleasingtoallratherthanonlythemostvicious.
WhenDestinyisfollowed,Heavenissatisfiedevenifallhergodsarenot,andtheabilityforthe
malcontentstoactinCreationislimitedtoobservation,lesttheyriskterriblepunishments.

Intheory,DestinyisalwaysfollowedsavethatsomeforcefromoutsideCreationactsinwhich
case,itisjustandproperfortheGodstofulfiltheirancientdutiesasthepreserversoftheworld,
gaininglatitudetoactastheyseefittomakerightwhathasgonewrong.Perhapsonce,this
wasevensobutifso,itwasalong,longtimegone.

Intheselaterdays,godsgrantedtheirlibertywithinCreationfindthemselvesinnogreatrushto
correctmatters.Withtheirlatitude,theycanshapemortalsocietiesastheydesire,outsidethe
limitsplacedbytheBureauofDestiny.Technically,suchabusesarestillcriminalbutthegods
haveagreatdealoflatitudewhenitcomestodetermininghowbesttotendtotheirportfolios
withinCreation.Byforcingthecourseofsocietytochange,theycaneveneffectivelyhold
DestinyhostageeithertheBureaubeginstoweaveinalignmentwiththedesiresofthese
spirits,ortheywillgainevengreaterfreedomtowreckperhapsgreaterdamage.

Norisdestinypurelydescriptive.CreationdoesnotexistatthesufferanceoftheLoom,butitis
notindependentofiteither.Ifdestinywereariver,thenCreationwouldbeawaterwheelbeing
drivenbythatriver.Thewheelisnottheriver,andiftheriverweretodryup,thewheelwould
stillexistitcouldstillevenbeturnedwithgreateffort.Andlikewise,theLoomofFatecould
weavewithoutweavingCreationsdestinyinparticularitcouldweavestoriesofpeoplethatdo
notexist,orthatexistedlongago.Therivercanflowwithorwithoutthewaterwheels
presence.

DestinydoesexertapressureonCreation,aswaterdoesthewheel.People,families,whole
citiesandnations,mayfindthemselvessweptinthetideofhistoryacting,sometimeswithout
reflectionorintentiontowardsfulfillingHeavensdesign.Individualscanresistthispressure
theycanevenchangethecourseoftheriver.Doingsoisnoteasy,evenfortheExalted,butit
hasbeendonebeforeandwillbedoneagain.

BecauseofthispressurethattheweaveofdestinyexertofCreation,sometimesmatterswill
growconfused.Whenathreadismislaidinaweave,youwillfeelaburrorknotwhenthe
wheelbecomesjammed,thetimberswillgroanfromthepressureoftheriveruntilfinally,the
jamgivesway,orthewheelbreaks.Thetechnicaltermforsuchsorunthedamagewroughtby
destinydenied.Sorunrarelyappearssensibletotheoutsideobserverjustasthepressure
fromthestuckwheelmaycauseashatteringmomentfarfromthejamitself,orthetearfromthe
knotinaweavemaycomefaraway,duetoinequitabledistributionofstressonthecloth.To
thosewhoexperiencesorun,itseemstobebizarrerunsofchance,bothgoodandill.
Sometimes,thedeathlyillmakemiraculousrecoveries,bloodfeudsendinmarriageandpeace,
thelamewalkandtheblindsee.Moreoften,sorunresultsindestructionofwealthandlives,
villagesandwholetownsburning,ormendrowningondrylandandwomenfallingintothesky.


Whendestinyrunsstraightandsmooth,sorunisminimized,andthespiritsoftheworldarekept
limitedintheircapacityformischief.Whendestinyisthwarted,sorunrunsrampantandthe
godsmayhavetheirwaywithapeoplenearlyhelplessbeforethem.

ThusdotheSiderealsactastheagentsofdestiny.Theyarenotgods,andsotheyarealways
freetoactastheybestseefit.TheyarekeptawareofDestiny,butalsomoderatehowitcomes
topass.Theyhaveseentheeffectsofsorunandthedamageuncheckeddivinitycanwreck.A
worldwithoutdestinywouldbepreytospiritswithnoconcernforhumanity.Aworldwith
unmoderateddestinywouldbewrackedbystrangefates,asdisastersoughttobalance
disaster.TheSiderealExaltedstandagainstthesepossibilitiestheystrivetoensurethatfate
anddestinypasssmoothlyfromdaytoday.

DivisionsoftheBureau
TheBureauofDestinyisnominallyoverseenbytheMaidensofDestinyhowever,aswiththe
otherIncarnae,theMaidenshavelargelyabandonedthedaytodayoperationsoftheBureauto
thefivedivisionheadsinfavorofparticipatingintheGamesofDivinity.Intheory,thefive
divisionsworktogethertoharmoniouslycomposethemostperfectdestinyachievable,one
whichminimizesorunwhilealsosatisfyingthevariousfactionsandpetitionersofHeaven.In
practice,thefivedivisionsoftenengageinviciousinternalpoliticalinfightingandplotswhile
theywillalwaysbandtogetheragainstschemesfromoutsidetheBureau,farmoredecisionsare
decidedbyaslimmajorityvotethanmostSiderealswouldbecomfortableadmitting.

TheGoldenBarqueofHeaven
TheGoldenBarqueisoneofHeavensmobileoffices,travellingaregularcircuitaroundthe
CelestialCityoverthecourseofamonth,pausingonlyforCalibrationduringwhichtimeit
entersdrydockandundergoesanynecessarymaintenanceandrepairs.TheBarqueitselfisa
monstrouslyhugesailingvessel,onethousandandeightlilongandhalfaswide,withwallsthat
riseovertwohundredlitall.Asananttoamanshome,ismantomineclaimsRuvia,Godof
Roads,CaptainoftheGoldenBarque,andchairoftheDivisionofJourneys.

ThecrewoftheGoldenBarqueisforeverengagedinthebusinessofnotingwhenmattersin
Creationhavegrowntoostill,ofinitiatingchangeandbeginningnewthings.Theyalsoare
taskedwithmonitoringjourneysandchangesinprogress,coordinatingwiththeVioletBierto
ensurethatsuchmattersconcludeinatimelyfashion.Finally,andperhapsmostimportantly,
theyarechargedwithmonitoringtheGatesofHeavencatalogingwhohasbeenallowedtopass
fromCreationtoYuShan.This,combinedwiththeGoldenBarquesownmobilenature,makes
itoneofthepremiersmugglingdensinsideHeaven.

SiderealsonassignmentfromtheGoldenBarqueofHeavenaretypicallychargedwithshaking
upthestatusquo.Theyinspiredeeplyrootedindividualstosuddenlyleavehearthandhome,

thesingthesongofthehorizontoexplorersandwhisperofuntoldrichestosmugglersand
merchantsalike.

TheCeruleanLuteofHarmony
StoriessaythattheCeruleanLuteofHarmonyisdesignedinthesamefashionasthefirst
publichouseandbordellotobebuiltonCreationbyhumanity.Ofcourse,theoriginalCerulean
Lutewaslikelynotonehundredtwentyeightstoriestall,craftofbluejade,orconstantly
resoundingwiththesongandeverysoundofmerrymaking,butnevermindthatnow.
Nominally,thejovialmadnessisoverseenbyYaogin,GodofBeautifulDreamsandBearerof
theLapisEwerbutintruth,Yaoginprefersworkingonhisart,samplingthelatestintoxicants
fromBurningFeather,oracquiringadditionaldaystoviewtheGamesofDivinityapartfromthe
oneinfiveheshareswiththeotherdivisionheads.Ifheweremoreeffectiveorattentiveathis
duties,oneofhissubordinateswouldlikelyhavereplacedhimbynowbuthessogrossly
negligentthattheyretoobusyfightingoneanotherforcontrolinstead.

TheCeruleanLuteisarepositoryforeverybalm,medicine,andnepentheknowntoHeaven,as
wellasthemeanstoindulgeeveryviceandsateeverypassingdesire.Itstandsbetweenthe
NeighborhoodsofRefugeandWater,hospitalandcasino,musichallandmedicalgrounds.
Overtime,moreandmoreoftheCeruleanLutehasbeentakenoverbymerrymakerswho
exaggerateorevenoutrightfabricateanillnessthatgivesthemsharplydiscountedrentswhile
alsoallowingeasyaccesstothepleasurehousesofWater.Venusonceopinedthatonlyby
allowingtheultimateindulgenceofallthingscouldonebeopentotrueserenitythistheoryis
oftentestedandfoundwantingintheCeruleanLute.

SiderealsonassignmentfromtheCeruleanLuteofHarmonyaretypicallychargedwithensuring
thatthingscansettledown.Theygotobringawandererhome,ortowitnessamarriagethat
endsawar.TheyarealsofrequentlydispatchedonjointoperationswithotherSidereals,
employingtheirknowledgeofwhatpeoplewantandneedtobringthemtowherefatewantsand
needsthemtobe.

TheCrimsonPanoplyofVictory
BetweentheNeighborhoodsofFireandGroves,thereisanopenfield,coveredintents,
fortressesandparadegrounds,surroundingacentraledificeofcrenelatedredjadeandscarlett
steeltheCrimsonPanoplyofVictory,theInvincibleFortressofBattles.ItisfromherethatHu
DaiLing,GoddessofSoldiers,ShogunoftheCrimsonBanneranddivisionheadoftheCrimson
Panoplymeditatesuponthenatureofconflict.Sheisthemostrecentlyraisedofherpeers
amongstthedivisionheads,andcontendsconstantlywithupstartsespeciallyfromthe
directionalwargods,eachofwhomfeelthattheywouldbetterdirectthenatureofbattlesin
Creationthanthetaciturn,butterflywingedgoddess.

TheCrimsonPanoplyforeverrings,withthesoundofhammeronbronzeandsteel,thehissof
quenchingmetal,thecriesofmenandhorsesdrillingandtraining.Incongruously,itisalso

ofteninterruptedbydelegationsofroseandcherryscentedgods,representingvarioussidesin
conflictsaroundCreation,offeringconsiderablearguments,pleas,andgiftstoexpeditetheir
petitionsofvictoryinthisorthatcomingbattle.Suchpetitionsareneverofficiallyhonored
unofficially,however,thepetitionersandtheirgiftskeepcoming,usingthespoilsofonevictory
tofinancethenext.TheCrimsonPanoplyhasthemostofficialcontactsintheBureauof
HumanityofanyofthedivisionsofDestiny,rivaledonlybytheCeruleanLuteMarsspeculates
thatwarandpeaceistheprimarydualityaroundwhichCreationrevolves.

SiderealsonassignmentfromtheCrimsonPanoplyofVictoryarealmostalwayssenttoascene
ofopenviolenceandconflict.Sometimes,theyaretheretoensurethatonesideisvictorious,
oranothersidedefeatedbutasoften,theyaretheretoensurethesurvivalofsomeone
participatinginthebattle.TheirextensivecontactsamongsttherestoftheBureauofHumanity
canalsoseethemdoingunofficialfavorsofalmostanynature,whereverpeoplearefoundin
Creation.

TheForbiddingManseofIvy
BetweentheNeighborhoodsofWindandWoodisadeceptivebuilding.Itseemslikenomore
thananotherpalacetemplateinanupscaleneighborhood,whitemarbleandjadecolumnsand
aroofofbeatengold.Indeed,noteventhenicest,asitissimplyovergrownwithclimbingivy
thatconcealsmuchofthebuildingsbeauty.Itisonlyasavisitorapproachesthebuildingthat
theycanbegintorecognizethesubtletricksofperspective,expectationandspacewarping
sorcerythatconcealthetruesizeoftheForbiddingManseofIvy.Inthisway,itismuchasits
leader,GodofSecrets,BearerofTenThousandVeils,NaraO,headofthedivisionofSecrets
aboutwhomlittlemoremaybesaid.

TheForbiddingManseistherepositoryforallofHeavensloreandlearning.Herearethree
dozendivinesorcerers,eachstudyingoccultedartstofurthertheirknowledge.There,the
ObfuscatoryOrder,celestialcryptographerswhoeachseektobetheonetodiscovertheTrue
Liebywhichanytruthmaybeconcealedeveninbroadestview.Everywhere,teachers,
students,thieves,liars,wisemenandcharlatansofeverystripe.Withinthedepthsofthe
ForbiddingMansearetheVaultsUntouched,whereinaresealedworksdeemeddangerousby
Heavenlycensors,suchasRakanThuliosmanifesto,theEyreoftheSleepwalker,orfragments
oftheinfernalandaberrantprayerbookknownastheBrokenWingedCrane.Onlythosewith
goodcauseordeeppocketsmayaccesssuchworks,andthenforonlylimitedtimesandunder
closescrutiny.

SiderealsonassignmentfromtheForbiddingManseofIvyarealmostalwaysgoingtoretrieve
someinformationwhichHeavenhasnotyetapprovedforCreation,spiritingitawayandbringing
silencetoanymortalsthathavelearnedtoomuch.Theymaydothiswithviolence,butmost
prefertrickerydiscreditingthediscovererasamadmanispopular,asisfalselyaccusingthem
ofslanderousallegationsthatcandistractfromtheirinvention.TheyarealsoHeavenseyes
andears,andhavecultivatedanetworkofcontactsandinformantswithoutpeerinCreation,

Heavenandeventherealmsbeyond.AnysecretsharedisoneknownbytheForbidding
ManseandNaraOissaidtoknoweventhosesecretsthathavegoneunspoken.

TheVioletBierofSorrows
TheVioletBierofSorrowsstandsaloneandinsilence,withintheNeighborhoodofHeaven.
Fourhundredfortyfourliaroundthemausoleumofbasaltandwhitejade,thegraveyardof
heroesandempires.Herearememorialstogodsfallenduringtheancientwar,martyrswho
perishedingainingfreedomfortheircomrades.Herearecountlessrows,eachonebearinga
simpleplaqueofamagicalmaterial,markingtheinternmentoftheExaltedthatfellduringthose
battles.SilencecoverstheVioletBierlikeashroud,andflowsfromWayang,theBlackPuppet
Mask,eldestofthedivisionheads,GodofSilenceandfounderofSijan.

ThebittersweetscentofmyrhandnatronisomnipresentonthegroundsoftheVioletBier,and
clingslikeasecondshadowtothosewhoenteritshalls.Fewdomostgodsdonotlikebeing
remindedthattheycanperish,andthatSaturnpromisesanendtoallthings.Aswithanyplace
thatpeopleavoid,rumorsgrowlikemushroomsanorderofgodlyassassinstrainintheViolet
Bier,dispatchedbyWayangtomurderrivalswhogrowoverbold,armedwithtoxinsthatcanrob
aspiritofimmortality.TheVioletBierhasnobasementacentralstaircasedescendsforever
downwards,untilitreachestheheartoftheLabyrinthoftheUnderworld,whereSaturnhas
madesecretpactswiththeDeathlords.ThetaciturngodswhoworkwithintheBierremain
nearlyassilentasthoseoftheForbiddingManse,totheadmirationofthelaterthedeadhold
theirsecretswell.

SiderealsonassignmentfromtheVioletBierofSorrowsare,unsurprisingly,generally
dispatchedtobringanendtosomethingorsomeone.Anenddoesnotalwaysmeandeathbut
italwaysmeanschange,oftensudden,rarelywelcomed.Theyarealsoamongstthemostlikely
tobesenttoinvestigateandcorrectaberrationsoffateandinstancesofsorunwithinCreation
trustedtobringanendtothatwhichhasthrownoutthebalanceofdestiny.

TheLoomofFate
TheLoomofFateconnectsallfiveofthedivisionoffices.Itcanbereachedfromanyofthem.
However,youmayonlyexittheLoombytheofficewhichyouentereditfrom.TheLoomofFate
cannotbespiedfromoutside,becauseitisoutside.Suspendedinarealmwherespacetwists
toaccommodatetheimpossibleneedsoftheLoom,theWebofFateandDestinyhangson
invisiblehooks,whilethreadsoflifeandessencearespun,patterned,andbroughttighttogether
bythetirelesseffortsofthepatternspiders.Withdiligenteffort,onecanevenfindAsna
Firstborn,theoriginalpatternspider,whonowoverseestherestofthebroodastheyworkto
create,maintainandrepairthepatterns.Asnaisnotmuchforconversation,ofcourse,butis
inordinatelyfondofpoetry,andratherfancieshimselfasaconnoisseuroftheclassics.

Contrarytopopularbelief,fewSiderealsspendmuchtimeadmiringtheLoom.Thespiders
dontappreciatehavingsomeonelookingovertheirshoulders,andhavelimitedtolerancefor

unauthorizedsecondguessersandarmchairweavers.Theyinsteadtaketheirdirectionfroma
small,highlytrainedanddeeplyeccentricgroupofgodswhohavespecializedinlearningto
speaktoandunderstandthespiderstakingthedesignsandprojectionsoftherestofthe
Bureauandtransformingthemintoinstructionsthespiderscanunderstand.Despitetheir
enormousvalue,mostofthesegodsarerelativelyunpopularspendingsomuchtimewiththe
patternspidersleavesthemsomewhatderangedandgrosslyinformalcomparedtotherestof
Heaven.Thebureaugenerallytriestokeepthemoutofsightwhendeitiesfromotherpartsof
Heavenwishtovisit.

SiderealsalmostneverreceiveassignmentsfromtheLoomofFatedirectlyiftheydo,itis
certainlyasignofsomegravedisasterhorrifyinginstancesofsorunthatthreatentorendthe
entirepattern,wholesaledissolutionofCreation,coordinatedinvasionbytheWyldthatsortof
thing.Themostrecentonewasrelativelymildfivehundredyearsago,RakanThuliosomehow
corruptedoneofthespiderspeakinggods,andusedthemtoinciteavirtualcivilwaramongst
thepatternspiders,ascorruptedclonesreplicatedlikecancerwhileweavingmaddesigns.

VisionsGoldandBronze
Sincetheearliestdays,theSiderealshavetendedtointernallyfragmentamongstthemselves.
Giventhenatureoftheirresponsibilitiesandthepossibilitiesavailabletothemintheresolution
oftheirproblems,nottomentionadozen,oftenconflicting,formsandsutrasofenlightenment
embeddedintheirCharmsandmartialarts,anditisoftenawonderthatthecanbring
themselvestoworkingtogether.

Ingeneral,SiderealsbroadlyagreeonthefollowingDestinyisanecessarybalancebetween
HeavenandCreation.Thosewhodontagreewiththisgenerallythrowintheirlotwiththe
Sleepwalker,orsimplybecomeronin.Beyondthat,onehundredstarshaveonehundredpaths,
andnotwoareexactlyalikebutbroadsimilaritiesmaybefound.

MostSiderealsdonotconsiderthemselvesasfirstandforemostamemberofanyfactionthey
seethemselvesasfreeagents,willingandabletofollowtheirconscience.Mostwillalsotendto
findthemselvesdrawntowardsoneoftheseinformalfactions,reinforcedbytheirrelationships,
wheretheylive,andwhatmissionstheyareassigned.
Sidebar:WanderingTeachers
TheSiderealsarenotslaves,andmaydepartfromHeavenandtheBureauofDestinyatany
time.However,whiletheyremainmembersingoodstanding,theyareexpectedtoacceptand
executeassignments,providereports,andgenerallydoasHeavenbids.Takingunannounced
andprolongedvacationsmaybeacausefordisciplinaryaction.

InrecognitionoftheirroleasmentorstotheExaltedHost,however,Siderealsarepermitted
almostlimitlesssabbaticals,aslongastheyarespentteachingotherExalted.Nominally,such

teachingisintendedtobeusedforimpartingwisdom,bestowingthemysteriesofSidereal
MartialArts,andinraisingawarenessoftheroleofdestinyandtheimportanceofupholding
Heavensplans.Inpractice,thiswasrarelythecaseevenintheFirstAgeinstead,many
SiderealswouldtakeextendededucationalsabbaticalswiththeirCelestialandTerrestrial
friendsandlovers.Althoughbeingcaughtobviouslyabusingtheprivilegewouldbecriminal,so
wouldinvestigationintosuchsabbaticalswithoutgoodcauseandsofewSiderealswereever
charged.

SincetheUsurpation,thesesabbaticalshavetakenonadarkermeaningasanexcuseto
assistWyldHuntsinlocatinganddestroyingespeciallytroublesomeLunarsandSolars,andto
helpforgetheElementalDragonStyles.WhileGoldenStarshavestronglyobjectedtothis
practice,ithasprovendifficulttostopafacttheynowusetotheirfavorinthetrainingcampsof
theCultoftheIlluminated.
EndSidebar

WaysandMeansoftheGoldenStars
TheSiderealsareprivilegedtoseethebestofallpossibleworlds.Howeverimprobablesuch
eventsare,theyknowtheoutcomethatleadstothegreatestgoodandthepurestjustice.
Many,armedwiththisknowledge,refusetosettleforanythingless.Theyfeelthatbyaccepting
themerelygoodinlieuoftheperfect,theybecomeculpableforthesufferingthattheyhave
tacitlyendorsed.TotheseSidereals,thewayyoupursueyourgoalandyourintentionswhile
doingsoareasimportantastheactualaccomplishmentofthegoalitselfgoodseedswillgrow
bitterfruitifsewninpoisonsoil.

DuringtheFirstAge,suchSiderealswereknownasGoldenStars.Evenwhentheydisagreed
amongsteachotherastowhatthegreatestgood*was*orhowtobestpursueit,theywere
unitedinagreementthatsettlingwasunacceptable.Themonikerofgoldwasgiventothem
derisivelyatfirstgoldwasprettytolookat,butnotmuchgoodforactualuse.Goldbends
underpressure,andcannotholdupundersustainedwear.TheGoldenStarsacceptedthe
sobriquetwithgoodgrace,howevergoldwasprecious,theywouldargue,justasthepursuitof
perfectionis.Moreover,goldisnobleithasnotruckwithcommonmetals,andthefireofgold
doesnottarnishandrustovertime.

WhentheSiderealscametogethertoperformtheGreatProphecy,themajorityoftheGolden
StarswishedtoforsakeHeavenandattempttosavetheSolars.Theriskwasgreat,butthe
rewardsimmeasurable,whereastheconsequencesofgivingupweresimplyunthinkable.But
asthedebateworeon,morelosttheirnerve,sidingwiththeBronzeasameansofavertingthe
thirdvisionthehandfulthatwereadamanttotheendwerekilledordrivenoutofHeaven.

Sincethen,itistheGoldenStarsthathavereachedoutthemostoftentotheLunars,seekingto
formapeacewiththem.ItistheywhoattemptedtohideandteachthefewreturningSolars

aftertheUsurpation,seekingtoprovethatthemadnessoftheLawgivershadbeenexpunged.
GoldenStarsoftencomedownhardondivinetyranny,butalsohaveprovidedtacitsupportfor
placeswheregodsandmencoexistwithoutabuseandexploitation.Thepointtotheconstant
warfareoftheShogunateandthedevastationoftheContagionasproofthatthedecisionto
attempttowithdrawfromCreationwasnotmerelymorallywrong,butultimatelyineffective.
GoldenStarsaretheSiderealsmostlikelytoaccrueParadoxbyopposingtheknownwillof
Heaven,andadvocateforactiveinterventioninCreationtorepairfatesgoneawry.

MeansandEndsoftheBronzeFaction
TheSiderealsaredoomedtoknowtheworstendstheworldcancometo.Whateverthecosts
theypay,theyknowthattheyareavertingaworsefuturebypayingthem.Many,armedwith
thisknowledge,cannotcountenancegamblingwiththefuturethemostimportantthingisto
minimizetheharmthatcancometopass,totaketheroutethathasthegreatestchanceforthe
minimumofpaininthisveiloftears.TotheseSidereals,theendsareallthatmatterthemeans
usedtoachievethemareimmaterial.

DuringtheFirstAge,SiderealswhoadoptedthisattitudebecameknownasBronzeStars.A
mockingtitlegivenbythemoreidealisticGoldenStars,theBronzeStarssoonproclaimedthe
rightnessbronzewasanoblemetal,apracticalalloyoflessersubstanceintoagreaterwhole,a
substancestrongerthancopperandlessbrittlethaniron,andvastlymorecommonanduseful
thangold.

WhentheSiderealscametogethertoperformtheGreatProphecy,themajorityoftheofthe
BronzeStarswishedtoforsakeCreation,castdowntheSolarsandraiseupthe
Dragonblooded.Therisksandcostsofsuchanactionweregreat,butcouldbemanaged,while
theconsequencesofdoingnothingortryingandfailingtoreachtheSolarswereunimaginable.

Sincethen,theBronzeStarshavevigorouslyattemptedtoreuniteCreationbeneaththe
Dragonbloodedhost.TheydonotthinkitlikelythattheLunarswilleverforgivethem,and
believeaunitedCreationtobethebesthopeforabettertomorrow,evenifitcomesatacost
today.ThepointtotheruinwreckedbythefewSolarswhohavereturnedasevidencethatthe
Lawgiverswerepastredemption,andmanybelievethattheContagionsrootscanbetraced
backtoaGoldenStarplotgoneawry.ThesupportthelawsofHeavenbeingobeyedto
minimizesorunandthemistreatmentofmenbygods,butarepracticalaboutsuchthings
turningablindeyetosomelessercrimecansecureapowerfulallyagainstafuture
contingency.BronzeStarsaretheSiderealsmostlikelytoaccrueParadoxbyenforcingthewill
ofHeavenevenagainsttheirowndefiningPrinciples,andadvocateformorepassivesolutions
raisinguppeopleneartheproblemtotakecareofit,withoutriskingthelimitedresourcesofthe
BureauofDestinyorpreciousSidereallives.

WanderingStars
SomeSiderealsfindthemselvesdrawntowardsneitheridealisticgamblingorpragmatic
compromise.Thefollowtheirownpath,guidedbyacompassthatpointstowardsapoleonly
theycansee.SuchindividualsmosttypicallyforsakeHeavenandtheBureauofDestiny
entirely,orweresomehowlostandtooktheirSecondBreathwithoutbeingrecovered.Theyare
collectivelycalledronin,Siderealswhohavenomastersavetheirconscience.

ItisnoteasytowalkCreationundertheburdenofArcaneFateeventhemostidealisticGolden
Starsacknowledgethattheycandomoregoodfromwithinthesystemthanoutsideit.Without
thesupportoftheBureauofDestinyandHeaven,mostroninleadshort,brutallives,killedby
vengefulLunarsandangryspiritsthreatenedbythesewanderingmysticswiththeirstarfilled
gazes.However,tosomeunquietsouls,thedangerisnotmerelyacceptable,butasmallprice
topayforfollowingtheirconscience.

Siderealswhoweremissedandforcedtosurviveforseveralyearsontheirownwilloftenrefuse
theoffersoftheirbrethrenwhenfound.TheyhavecreatedrootsinCreation,peoplethat
dependonthem,evenifthosepeopleareignorant.Whiletheseroningenerallydonotholdany
animositytowardsHeaven,theyplacetheirpersonaltiesabovesomeabstractdestinythathas
apparentlybeengettingalongfinewithoutthem.Suchroninmostoftendorejointheranksof
theFivescoreFellowshipintheirowntime,astheycometorealizehowmuchlargertheworld
isandhowmuchmoretheycouldaccomplish.

EvenlesscommonarethoseSiderealswhowalkawayfromHeavenafteryearsofloyalservice.
SometimestheyareseducedbyRakanThulioscause,butothersaresimplytiredanddesirea
permanentsabbaticalfromtheburdensofbeinganagentofDestiny.Essencefeverandthe
pullofkismetarepowerfulthings,andoftendrawsuchroninbackintothethickofaction,
whatevertheymaythinktheywant.
Sidebar:WhatsthedifferencebetweenRoninandGoldenStars?
SomeSidereals,especiallythosewithinclinationstowardstheBronzephilosophyof
pragmatism,wouldsaythereisntadifferencetheSiderealsexiledfromHeavenpriortothe
Usurpationaresometimescalledthefirstroninfortheirrefusaltocompromise.

However,thereisasubtlebutimportantdifference.GoldenStarsbelievethatworkingwithin
thesystemisthebestwaytorealizethebestworld.Thereisariskthatthelureofaneasylife
andvaluingresultsoverreasonscouldturnthemfromthisnoblecourse,butitisbetterto
acceptthisriskandsteelagainstitthantorejectHeavenoutoffearofpersonalweakness.

Ofcourse,thisonlyappliestothoseroninwhointentionallyforsakeHeavenbutdonotthrowin
withRakanThulio.

EndSidebar

TheDarknessBetween
AndthenthereistheSleepwalkerandtheWaronHeaven.

RakanThuliobelievesthatdestinyisacorruptjoke,andonethatCreationwouldbebetter
servedwithout.Hecontendsthatbysupportingit,Siderealsareculpableofeveryounceof
sufferingtheyinflict,whatevertheirgoalsandwhatevertheoutcome.Ignoranceisanexcuse
onlyforsolongasaroninremainsignorantoncetheveilisliftedfromtheireyes,howcanthey
notseethatHeavenmustburn?

Naturally,noSiderealentertainssuchthoughts.Notwhentheyensureadisasteroccurson
scheduletodispossessanentirepeopleandleavethemwanderingwithnohometocalltheir
own.Notwhentheyarrangethetreacherousaffairthatplungesanationintocivilwar.Not
whentheywatchbrutalsoldiersrapeandpillageandenslavetownsafteronefailedcroptoo
many.NotwhentheywithholdthesecretsthatcouldcureaplaguebecauseHeavendoesnot
yetdeemittime.Notwhentheyaresenttoendthelifeofafriendorlover.Naturallynot.

Evenafteralltheseyears,thegrandeurofHeavendazzledLoChen.TheSighingDelightofSpringwas
farfromthemostnotableclubinYuShan.Perfumedvinesofbloodredtrumpetbloomsobscured
theinsideoftheclubfromthestreet.Brilliantbluesongbirdssingthepraisesofeachgodthatpassed
by.
AsLoChenapproached,thebirdsceasedtheirsinging.Atthebirdssilence,aboyishlookinggod
glancedupfromhisbooks.LoChanhandedthegodlyhostacardwithabloodredtrumpetbloom.
Asthehostinspectedthecard,LoChantuckedhishandsintothesleevesofhisrobes.Hewascareful
todressthepartofanambitiousgodbloodedmortal.Deepsleevedsapphirerobes,thehem
embroideredwithgoldenapples;notasinglepieceofstarmetalvisible.Thegoddesshewasvisiting
knewenoughofSiderealstobesuspicious,andLoChendidnotwishtorevealhimself.Notyet.
Thisway,MasterNi.ThehostleadLoChenthoughagroveofcherrytreesandgossipinggods.
Iridescentpetalsdrifteddownamongthescattereddiningtables.Thecafendedinacliff.Thesky
gardensfloatedabove.TheAirElementalswillguideyoufromhere.Withabow,thehostreturned
tohisstation.
Withoutamomentshesitation,LoChensteppedoffthecliff.Ashimmeringplatformofsolidair
formedunderhisfeet.LoChenrosetotheskygardens,theentiretyofYuShanspreadbeneathhis
feet.TheAirElementallandedonabrickwalkwayleadingtothegardenpavilion.LoChenentered
theGoddessdomain,eyesdowncast.MyLady.Notthecorrecttitleforher,butamanofhis
resplendentdestinyspositioncouldbeforgivenalapseofetiquette.
MiTang,theGoddessofGoldenDelight,reclinedonachaiselounge.Orichaculmbeesbuzzaround
thedelicatebonedgoddess.Onesettledonherlonghoneybrownbraid.Beforeherlayafeastthat
couldfeedavillageforweeks.ThegoddesslickedherhoneysmearedlipscleanasLoChen
approached.Didyousucceed?
Yes,LoChenhandedoverasmallsweatstainedsackofAmbrosia.Nobloodmarredtheoutsideof
thebag,althoughthepreviousownerhadcrushedafewpieces.Ittookquitethebeatingtoconvince
himtogiveuphisprofits.
Withawrinklednose,MiTangcheckedthecontentsofthebag.Shelickedherlipscleanoffresh
honeydroplets.Lamor?sheasked,referringtothegodcompetingwithherCelestialCocainetrade.
LoChenhesitated.Lamorwasoneofhisowncocainedistributors;whileLoChenencouraged
ambitioninhissubordinates,theidiotgodencroachedonMiTangsterritory.Yetifonekillsyour
minionsforeverylittlemistake,youwillsoonrunoutofminions.Hewillnotbotheryouanymore.
ThebeatingLoChengaveLamorshouldencouragethegodtofindanothersidebusiness.Withinhis
robes,LoChenfingeredthehandleofhisstarmetaldagger.Hedidnotwishtomakeanenemyofthe
goddess,butifMiTangdiscoveredwhoLamorsemployerwas,thismeetingwouldnotend
pleasantly.
MiTanglickedmorehoneyoffherlips.Sit,thegoddesswavedherhandatanemptycouch.
MasterNi,Ihavemoreworkforyourpeople.
Sapphirestarlighttwinklinginhisdarkeyes,LoChengraciouslysmiledandtookaseat.Lamors
mishapmayhavecosthimAmbrosia,butLoChenunderstoodfriendshipwasthemostprecious
currencyofall.

HowmayIbeofservice?

Chapter2:TheCelestialCityofYuShan
ThisisHeaventheCelestialCityofYuShan,spreadingacrossaregionaslargeasthe
BlessedIsle,denselypackedbytenhundredmilliongodsgreatandsmallwholabourinthe
BureaucracyDivinebeneathanadamantsky.

Thecityisdividedintoeightneighborhoodsandone,eachaslargeasaprefectureofthe
Realm.Fountainsdripwithquintessence,whilespiritsbarterandtradeinmortalprayers
broughtbyswiftfootedcouriersfromacrossCreation.WithinYuShan,theveilofthematerial
andimmaterialisdrawnup,andspiritswalkclothedinfleshsidebysidewithfavoredmortal
servants.MansesandpalacesstandgranderthananyinCreationsincethefalloftheFirst
Ageadozendozendozenschoolsofphilosophyandartflourishbeneaththespreadingboughs
oftheorchidswheregrowthepeachesofimmortality,theiruniquediscussionseachimparting
subtlydifferentflavorstothefruitanddrinkproducedbygodlyvinters.

YuShanhasnowalls,forHeavenhasnoenemies.OnehundredandeightgatesjoinHeaven
toCreation,patrolledbycelestiallions.Yachtsandjunksplytheseaofhealthsomemercury,
whilegondolasandbargescarrypassengersgrandandmeanacrossriversofsilverandgold.
Beneaththeadamantdomeofthesky,athousandthousandwing'dspiritsviewithkiteflying
godsandaerialchariots,andabovethem,thespreadingcolorsoftheIncarnae.Somesayyou
candivinewholeadsintheGamesofDivinitybytheirpositionsupontheDome,fortheSunand
MoonofHeavendonotriseandsetastheydoinCreation,nordotheMaidenshideinthenight
thatnevercomesbutsomesayagreatmanythingsaboutboththeskyandtheGamesandthe
gods,fancyingthemselveswiseafterhavingdrunkdeeponcelestialwine.

DemonsthathaveseenYuShanclaimthattheBrassCityofHellisgranderinscope,but
demonsareeverliars,andtheyspeakthosewordswhileweepingbittertears.FairFolk
diplomats,accustomedtothegloryoftheWyld,havebeenstruckblindatthesightoftheCityof
theGods,andrenderedmuteincomposingpsalmstomagnifytheglorytheyglimpsed.The
deadthathavebeentoYuShanalmostinvariablypasstoletheandreincarnation,thebeautyof
thecitybreakingthelastchainsthatkeptthemanchoredtotheirshadowedhalfexistence.

WelcometoYuShan,CityoftheGods,HeavenlyDominionoftheCelestialIncarnaeandhome
oftenhundredmilliongodsgreatandsmalloftheBureaucracyDivine!

YuShanisdividedintoeightmajordistrictsalthoughtheyarereferredtoasneighborhoods,
theyareeachaslargeasaRealmprefecture.

TheHeartoftheCity
ThecentermostdistrictistheNeighborhoodofHeaventheheartofthecitytowhichall
blessingsflow.Onlythegreatestandmostpowerfulofgodscanclaimthepalacesandmanses
oftheNeighborhoodofHeavenastheirowntheyhavenopriceandmayonlybeacquiredby
explicitpermissionoftheIncarnaeortheirappointedrepresentatives.FromtheNeighborhood
ofHeaven,theSevenGatesallowtravellerstoeasilyreachtheotherNeighborhoodswherethe
moremundanedivinitieslabor.

TheJadePleasureDome
Atthecenterofthecity,overtwomileswideandthreemileshigh,standsatempledomeof
greenandwhitejade.Therearenoseamstobelayahintofimperfection,onlyasinglepairof
doubledoorsoforihalcumandstarmetal,sealedandalwayswatchedbyJijra,GodofEunuchs
andSacrifice,WatcheroftheDoorImpassibleandHighChiefoftheOrderCapon.

Within,theIncarnaeremainabsorbedbytheGamesofDivinity,whilethesmallgodsstruggle
fortheirchancestobeallowedin,towitnessthegamesbeingplayedorevenparticipateby
takingamove.Thehonorofgrantingviewingrightsisreservedtothegreatestofthesmall
godsonlyoneoftheIncarnaemaypermitsomeonetheultimaterewardofjoiningtheminplay.

TheGamesofDivinityarenotthegamesofman,northemanipulationofCreationsuchtawdry
concernsdegradetheineffablejoyoftheGamesbytheircomparison.However,whattheyare
cannotbeexplained,onlyexperienced.Dreamsofseeingthemplayedareworthaprinces
ransom,andnopricecouldbenamedormetforamemoryofplaying.

TheOrderCapon
Throughhonestloyaltyorgrossmischance,somegodsenterintotheserviceoftheOrder
Capon.Theyswearpowerfuloathsupontheirnamesandidentities,andgiveupanessential
elementoftheirowndivinitytosealtheoathsensuringthatiftheyshouldeverentertheJade
PleasureDomeorbeholdevenamomentoftheGamesofDivinity,evenamemoryofsuch,
theywouldperishimmediatelyandpermanently,withoutrecourse.

Becauseofthisoath,theIncarnaeknowthattheycantrustmembersoftheOrderCaponina
fashionthattheycantrustnooneelse.TheOrderisprimarilychargedwithpatrollingthe
perimeteroftheJadePleasureDome,ensuringthatnoroguespiritisallowedpassageintothe
mostsacredheartofHeaven.Overtime,theCaponshavebeenentrustedwithmoreaswell
mostnotably,JijramoreandmoreisgrantedtheSealoftheUnconqueredSunandsitsin
judgementwhiletheHighestremainsabsorbedintheGames.SomewhisperthattheOrder
CaponplanmoretotakecommandofHeavenandsealtheIncarnaeatthegreatestofthe
godsintheJadePleasureDome,makingitbothjoyandprisonatonce.However,despite
theserumors,theinfluenceofJijrasminionsonlygrows.

SmallerDiversions
TheGamesofDivinityarealwaysbeingplayed,andalwaysbeingwatchedbut,asvastahall
astheJadePleasureDomeis,itcanhouseonlythebarestfractionofHeavenatonce.Inthe
thoroughfaressurroundingtheJadePleasureDome,allmannerofamusementscanbefound
fortastesbothsubtleandgross.BurningFeather,GodofIntoxication,overseesthemovement
ofintoxicantsintoandoutoftheNeighborhoodofHeaven,takingasmallfeefromeachounce
ofrefinedopiumanddramofcelestialcocaineaswellasfarricherprofitsinbusinessesshe
officiallyhasnoconnectionto,whichdealingreenmalfaendustorpowderedorefromtheheart
oftheLabyrinth.Forgodswhomlessermedicationshavelosttheirpotencybutwhocannot
viewtheGames,suchpotentintoxicantscanrelievetheirsufferingforatime,oratleastreplace
oneimpossiblelongingwithanother.

Gamblinghousesarealsotremendouslypopular,withthefatesofkingdomsridingonthesingle
throwofthedice.Allstakescanandwillbemet,allbetshonored.Woetothefoolsthat
attempttocheatthehouseintheNeighborhoodofHeaven!

TheJudgementofIdols
ThemostabsorbingdiversionoutsidetheGamesistoparticipateintheJudgementoftheIdols.
Eachyear,arotatingcompetitionofgodsandotherspiritsisinvitedtoperformaseriesof
soliloquies,famousspeeches,martialprowess,sorcerousmight,songs,dances,andother
divertissements,illustratingtheirrefinement,knowledgeoftheclassics,andwheretheyhave
thearroganceanddaringtoattempttoimproveuponthem.DoingwellintheJudgement,even
iftheydonotmeetwithsuccess,isoneofthefewmeansofimprovingoneslotintheheavily
stratifiedsocietyofYuShan,andgodswilllaborandsavefordecadestopaytheentryfeewith
onlythebaresthopeofvictory.Thewinner,selectedduringtheCarnivalofMeeting,isgranted
areservedseatwithintheGamesforthenextyearandthechancetoenterthemore
challenginglevels,judgedbytheirownpeersastimegoeson.

Anygodsmayreleaseafragmentofessencetosignaltheirapprovalordisapprovalofa
particularspiritsperformance,whichisthendutifullytabulatedbytheJudgesoftheIdol,atrio
ofrobedandmaskedgods,theiridentitieskeptsecret(butthesourceofmuchspeculation!)
whocanthenannounceperiodiceliminationsfromthecompetition.Therulescanseemarcane
andunfairtomortals,butthewordoftheJudgesisabsolute.

Inadditiontotheseannualjudgements,moreandmorerefinedcompetitionstakeplaceevery
four,onehundredeight,andtwentyseventhousand,sixhundredfortyeightyears.Known
respectivelyastheGrandJudgement,theHighestJudgement,andtheJudgement
Incomparable,eachisjudgednotbythehostsofHeavenbutbytheirpeersandprevious
winnersofthenexthighestcontestsavefortheJudgementIncomparable,whichispresided
oversolelybytheIncarnaethemselves.

ThenextJudgementIncomparableiscomingwithinthreeyearsthelastone,duringtheheight
oftheFirstAge,sawbothpuissantcelebrationanddreadfulbackroomdealingsthatrocked
heavenandearth.Butnowthegamestakeonasinistertone,andsupportforonecompetitorin
theJudgementoftheIdolscansignalpoliticalallegianceasmuchasapreferenceinstyle.

CourtsoftheIncarnae
TherightofjusticeisreservedtotheIncarnae.Whenagodoragentofheavenstandsaccused
ofacapitalcrime,theymaynotbetriedbyanypowerlessthanoneoftheIncarnaethemselves,
ortheirdirectrepresentatives.Unfortunately,theIncarnaehavegrownmoreabsorbedinthe
Gamesoflate,andwithouttheirineffablewisdomandunchallengeablemight,criminalshave
beguntogounpunished.

PriortotheoverthrowoftheenemiesoftheGods,theSunwasoncecalledtojusticebyhis
enemies.Hehaddonenowrong,andsofearednotrialforallknewthathewasblamelessin
hiswork,andinnocentofanyaccusation.Hisenemiesdidnotmeantodemonstratehisguilt,
howeverrather,theydelayedthetrialover,andover,andover.Fortwicetencenturies,the
UnconqueredSunlanguishedinthedungeonsofHeaven,innocentbutnotyetprovensoand
thuscagedaway.OnlywhenaterriblethreatroseagainstCreation,suchthathismasters
trembledinfear,washeletfreeandthen,onlyontheconditionthathewasabsolvedofthe
accusation.

TheUnconqueredSun,uponattainingthethroneofHeaven,sworethatnoonewouldbeheld
ashehadbeeninnocentandguiltyalikewereduethejusticeofthecourts,andbetteraguilty
partyshouldgofreethananinnocentpartylanguishduetotheperfidyofjusticeperverted.No
oneheldbyHeavenmaybeheldwithouttheirtrialformorethancenturyalifetimeforamortal,
butachangingofaseasonforoneimmortal.

TheCensorsandpeacekeepersofHeavengnashtheirteethatthisprohibition,formoreand
morecriminalsescapejudgementduetothealreadyincrediblebacklogandtheIncarnaes
prolongedabsence.Cleverbarristershavealsofoundwaysofcountingtimethatbeggarthe
imagination,andwiththeirargumentsmakeanhourseemlikeayearandseetheirclientsfree
inamerehandfulofdays.

EvenwhentheIncarnaeappointrepresentatives,ithardlyhelpssome,suchastheGolden
LordofAnTeng,arenearlyasincorruptibleastheHighesthimself,butmostcurrythepositions
asameansofsolicitingbribesintheformoffines,ortoissueharshpunishmentsagainsttheir
enemiesorthosewhomtheyaredirectedtostrikedown.

TheFireExigent
OnehundredeightliMarswardfromtheJadePleasureDomestandingatfourscorefeettalland
sixscorewide,abonfireofpurewhiteflame,roaringinabronzebrazierwithcoalsofdiamond

andruby.ThisistheFireExigent,fromwhichtheUnconqueredSunmaygrantExigent
Exaltations.

GodsgrantedtherightofChampionaregiftedwitharubygem,nearlythesizeofamansfista
dropofbloodfromtheUnconqueredSun.Nouncleanthingmaytouchit,andthe
consequencesforadevilattemptingtotaketherighteousfireofExigenceintoitselfcanbestbe
describedasexplosivebutforthegods,itiswarmandjoyful,singingasongoffulfillment.

Itisunfortunatethateventhepurestofsacramentsisnotheldsacredinthisfallenagebutitis
stilltrue.Somegods,grantedthegiftoftheExigence,havethatgiftwrestedfromthembyforce
oreventradeitawayfromadesperatevisionoftheGamesofDivinity.Suchtreasuresmaybe
passedbetweenadozenhands,eachfoulerthanthelastbythetimeagodactuallyempowers
achampionwiththetarnishedthing,theirgemhasoftenturnedbrown,andisslimytothetouch.
ThoseChosenbytheseruinedgiftsbecomemonstrousthings,swollenandmad.Amajorduty
oftheBureauofDestinyhasbecomethetrackingoftheseillomenedExigencieswithluck,to
castthembacktotheFlameImperishablewithoutluck,toslaytheunfortunateChosenbefore
theycandounlawfulharmtoCreation.

OfficesandOfficersoftheBureauofHeaven
TheCommissiononAbstractMattersandCelestialConcerns,informallyknownastheBureau
ofHeaven,isthemostpoliticallypowerfulorganizationwithinHeavenshortoftheIncarnae
themselves.NominallyheadedbytheUnconqueredSun,theBureauoverseesthedaytoday
concernsofYuShanitisherethatappointmentstoofficesaremadeandhonorsstripped,here
thatrequestsareapprovedanddenied,andallthingspertainingtotheGodsandYuShanare
underthejurisdictionoftheBureau.

TheBureauofHeavenhasofficesthroughtheCelestialCity,buttheircentralofficeistwice
eightyscorelieJupiterwardfromtheJadePleasureDome,inapalatialestatethatoncehoused
ademonprincesglasslibrary.HereTaruHan,ShogunofAbstractMatters,marshalsher
forcesagainstenemiesbothwithinandwithoutshefearstheLytek,theformerchiefofthe
departmentandtheRightHandofPower,GodofExaltation,willattempttoreclaimtheposthe
lostwiththeUsurpation.Meanwhilehercounterpartandsecond,Ryzala,theGodof
BureaucracyandShogunoftheDepartmentofCelestialConcerns,keepsmakingquietmoves
tomergethetwoofficesintoasingleestateoverwhichshewouldstandasthemaster.Noone
ofRyzalasployshasprovenefficaciousyet,buttheLadyofPaperworkiscontenttodrown
TaruHaninprocedureandbleedheroutwithtenthousandpapercuts.

TheBusinessoftheGods
OnlythegreatestoftheGodsspendanyamountoftimeintheNeighborhoodofHeaventhe
meanestemploymentthereisagreateraspirationthanmostofthesmallgodshold.Instead,
mostlivecheektojowlintheFourGreatNeighborhoodsofEffervescentBeginnings,Propitious

Life,VigilantReadinessorLanguidAspirationscolloquially,theNeighborhoodsofWind,Wood,
FireandWater.LesspopulacebutnolesscriticalaretheSmallNeighborhoodsofPassages
ArgentandAurum,andProsperousContemplationtheNeighborhoodsofPortsandGroves.

CommerceintheBigCity
YuShanisvast,andthestreetsarecrowdedwithdivinitiesofallshapesandsizes.To
someonerecentlyoftheCelestialCity,itcanbenearlyimpossibletotelloneareafromanother
yetthedifferencescouldn'tbeclearertothosewhohavelivedinYuShanformorethana
centuryortwo.InallofthecommondistrictsofHeaven,Godsliveandfeastandplayandwork
theycommutebyhiredrickshawsorrentedcloudsorpayingthefaretotravelalongtheriversof
silverandgoldthatcrisscrossthecity.Attheworst,theycanwalkwhileonlythemostmiserly
orpoorestofgodswouldchoosetodoso,thatdescribesanincreasingnumberofspiritsin
thesefallendays.Theydwellinapartmentswithroomsthatcouldswallowmansionsin
Creation,andlamenttheirimpoverishedaccommodations,apologizingaboutthepoorstateof
affairstoanygueststheyentertain,andservethestuffofprayersfortheirfeasts.Theprimary
distinctioncomesinwhatmanneroflabourthespiritsbusythemselveswith.

QuintessenceandAmbrosia
AllaroundHeavencanbefoundfountainsofmarbleandgold,eachembossedinvarious
fancifuldesignandmosaic.Eachhour,thesefountainsfillwithashimmeringgoldenliquid,as
thickandsweetashoney,knowntotheinhabitantsofHeavenasQuintessence.Eachspiritis
entitledtoclaim1000dramsofthemiraculousstuffeachhourthestipenduponwhichallcan
depend.Withamodicumofeffort,quintessencemayberolledintosmallballs,andtheseform
thecommoncoinofHeaven,withstandardsizeswrappedinvariouscolorsofsilktomakethem
easytodistinguish.

Quintessenceishealthsome,andaspoonfulsatisfiesallmortalhungerandthirstforeight
hoursbutoffargreaterworthisthewondersthatcanbespunbythegreatercraftinggods.In
thehandsofalordoftheforge,adramofquintessencemaybeshapedintoaningotofthe
highestqualityironorsteel,ofpurewarmcopperorbeadsofsilverandgoldandplatinum.
Drawnbyaweaver,andquintessencebecomessilkcoolerthanwater,satinsofterthanclouds,
shimmeringwithallthecolorsoftheaurora.Bythehandofamasterchef,andquintessence
maybeformedintothefinestcutsofbeefandchickenandsalmonthatcanbefoundin
Creation,orbundlesofolivesormassesofgrapesrichallspiceandpepperofeverycolor.

Thegodsdonotneedtoeatordrinktolive.Theydonotneedclothestoremainwarm.For
most,theyneednoarmsofironorbronzetomakewar,norjewelryofsilverandrubytoreflect
theirbeauty.However,bythemiracleofquintessence,theycanrealizeallthesethingstheydo
notneed.ThepoorestgodinHeavenlivesalifeofdecadenteasegreaterthanallbutthe
richestprincesofCreation,andbemoantheirlackandwant.

Greaterbyfarthanthefountainsofquintessencearethevaultsofambrosia.Thevenerationof
thegodsgivenform,ambrosiaappearstobeasoft,creamwhitesubstance,withthesheenand
textureofcoldbutter.Rubbedontheskin,itservesasananointmentofmiraculoushealth
surpassingthemostpotentmedicinesofCreationthesmallesttastesatisfiesanymortalneed
forsubstanceforaweek.Ambrosiasmellsfaintlyofvanillaandfreshbakedgoodsasubtlebut
overpoweringsweetnessandliving,yeastytexture.Ittastesofcookiesstillwarmfromtheoven.

BythedecreeoftheIncarnae,sevententhsofallambrosiagrantedtothegodsissurrendered
totheBureauofHeaven,whereitisdisbursedforthebettermentofHeaven.Asonlyasmall
fractionofHeaven'sgodsreceivedirectworship,themajorityoftheambrosiaseenisseenas
partofthisdisbursement,cutintoregulardiscsandwrappedingoldenorsilverfoilfordifferent
denominations.

Ambrosiabearsallthevirtuesofquintessence,fivefoldover.Harderandmoredelicatetowork,
ambrosiawillcurdleintheamateurhandsofmostofHeaven'sartisansbutthebestofthem
cancreateweaponsandarmorcomposedentirelyofpreciousstones,clothwovenofcloudand
shadowandstarlight,foodcomposedofvirtueandglorywithcupsofhonortodrink.The
greatestdreamworkersofHeavenhavebandedtogetherintheGuildofAmbrosialDelight.
There,theytradesecretsandconspire,oneamongsttheother,thattheirartmaynotbe
cheapenedbyoverexposure.

AmbrosiaandQuintessenceremovedfromthespiritualrealmofHeavenquicklyboilawayinthe
mundanesphereofCreation.Whilewrappedintheirsilkorgoldenfoil,theymaybesafely
transportedthroughsuchlesserplaces,andretaintheirshapeandpotencyforuseintheprivate
sanctumsofspiritsacrossCreationorevenmorerarely,whentradedintothedepthsofHell.
Suchcommerceisgrosslyillegal,andtheWardenofHellisespeciallychargedwithhunting
downsuchblackguards.

NeighborhoodsGreatandSmall
TheNeighborhoodofWind
IntheNeighborhoodofWind,theGodsprimarilydealinbankingandfinancials.There,
everythingistintedyellowinhonorofMercuryandthehopethatshewillswiftlybearthemto
prosperity.Goldwrappedcoinsofambrosiaandsilverwrappedballsofquintessenceare
placedondepositwithvariousinstitutionsthathavestoodsincetheExaltedweregiven
Creation,andabustlingtradeintradeitselfcanraiseagodupfasterthanvictoryinoneof
Plentimon'shouses,anddraghimdownevenmoreswiftly.TheMercurialExchangeofBonds,
Stocks,Futures,andDevicesisthelargestmarketintheNeighborhoodofWindthere,no
matterthedayorthehour,thecriestobuyandsellsharesinbusinesses,companies,and
destiniescanalwaysbeheard.Nottomentionthefoodcartswiththeirsteamingmeatpiesand
sugarcoffeesaswellaseverystimulantknown.TheGodsherearethebrightestdressed,
eachstrivinglikepeacockstoshowofftheirwealthandintimidatetheircompetition,while

desperatelyhopingthattodayisnotthedaytheirdebtscomedueandtheyarecastoutintothe
streets.
TheVaultPrimordialandtheSplendidTrust
WhentheGodsseizedHeaven,thealsoclaimedthewealthoftheirformermasters,andchief
amongstthesericheswasthetreasurevaultsofthefallen.Inside,inexhaustiblestoresof
ambrosiaandquintessenceenoughtosatisfythedreamsandlustsofeventhemostavaricious
ofspirits.TheIncarnaeclaimedthebulkofthiswealth,initiallyusingittopayfortheirrebellion
andhelpestablishtheneworderitisfromherethatthetaxofsevententhsofambrosiafirst
arose.Theremainderwasclaimedbythefinders,whoconsolidatedtheircombinedwealthin
whatwouldbecometheNeighborhoodofWind,foundingtheSplendidTrustAndUnionof
TransmundaneandInexhaustibleWealththefirstandoldestofthebanksofHeaven.Through
goodtimesandbad,itwasalwayscertainthattheSplendidTrustwasasimmutableastherule
oftheIncarnae.EpiclegendsspreadoftheincrediblewealthheldwithintheVaultPrimordial,
andthenighinvincibleprotectionsplacedthereupon.Now,however,rumorsspreadthatthe
Vaultisallbutexhausted.NormallysensiblegodsworrythattheSplendidTrustisbrokeand
hasbeenbroken,coastingonreputationandfavorswhichwillrunoutanyday.Shouldthe
assembledspiritsofYuShanmakearunonthebank,theymaycreatetheverypanicand
chaostheyseektoavoid.

TheNeighborhoodofWood
TheNeighborhoodofWoodistheprimaryresidenceforthemajorityoftheGods.Although
apartmentsandtownhomescanbefoundineveryneighborhood,itisonlyintheNeighborhood
ofWoodthatthebuildingslowerandspreadout,thethoroughfaresbecomingnarrowerbut
somehowlonger.Smallorchidsoftwohundredcherrytreeswillsitbehindastolidlymiddle
classscribaloverseer'stinypalace,ashelooksenviouslyacrossthepathtotheaerialchariot
purchasedbyhisneighborandbitterrival.ThosegodswhoworkintheNeighborhoodofWood
arealmostalwaysservantsofsomevarietyprivatechefs,butlersandmaids,stablemanagers,
majordomosandreevesandseneschals.Manyliveinthehomeofthegodwhomemployees
themaprecariousexistence,fortheleastinfractioncouldseethemthrownoutwithouta
secondthought.
TheDutifulOrderofSacrosanctInvigoration
TheGodsdonotneedtoeatordrink,andsomanydonotengageintheunpleasantand
boresomeactivityofpassingwastethatoccupiessomuchofamortal'slife.However,Heaven
isnotpeopledsolelybyimmortals,andevenamongsttheimmortals,somewilltakeuppissing
andshittingasarusticfadeveryfewcenturies.SuchindividualsareservicedbytheDutiful
OrderofSacrosanctInvigoration.Bearingpotsofivory,ceramicandgold,theywillbearaway
thefullandleavepristineandemptycontainers.ThemasteroftheDutifulOrderisthe
FlocculentMaster,GodofDefecation,rarelyattendshisdomainuponCreationanylonger,so
absorbedisheinthebusinessofHeaven'sbusiness.Thenightsoilproducedhasmanifolduses
instrangealchemiesandartificingbutmostissoldtotheNeighborhoodofGroves,tonourish

thePeachesofImmortality.Despitehisgrowingwealth,theFlocculentMasterfindshimself
shunnedfromthebettersortofdeity,owingtotheodiferousnatureofhisbusiness.

TheNeighborhoodofFire
ResidentsoftheNeighborhoodofFirewouldsaythatitistherethatthebusinessofthecityis
accomplished.HereisthehardmanuallaborofHeavenperfectedartisangodswhispering
shapeandformintoambrosiaorsmeltingbeadsofquintessenceintobalesofsilkandsatin.
MostofthegodshereareemployeddirectlybytheBureauofHumanity,andbusythemselves
recordingthecomingandgoingsofCreation'smortals,writingforecastsandpredictions,
recommendationsandreportsonthegrandeurandtheminutaofhumanity.Withoutthese
preciserecordsandforecasts,theBureauofDestinywouldbehardpressedtodevice
acceptablefatesforCreation.

TheNeighborhoodofWater
OftheGreatNeighborhoods,itistheNeighborhoodofWaterthatmostcloselyresembles
HeavenasmostinCreationwouldexpect.Aneverendingcarnivalofdelight,thebonvivants
herespecializeineveryformofentertainment.Playhousesandpoetscanbefoundonevery
corner,andsongsthatcouldbreakamortal'shearttohearhangintheairlikeasmog.Race
tracksandarenasforathleticscompetition,thefinestrestaurantsoftheCelestialCityoutsideof
theNeighborhoodofHeaven,andtherichestgaminghousescanallbefoundhere.
Bathhousesandsaunasarealsocommon,wherecomelyspiritscantendtheachesandpains
oftheirhardworkingbetters,orassistinsatinganyotherneedtheymighthave.The
NeighborhoodofWaterseemstohavenobottomthosewhostaynearthesurfaceenjoya
simplepleasantvisit,butthedeeperonedives,thedarkeritgrows.Anyvice,nomatterhow
perverseordepraved,maybesatisfiedinthedepths,fortherightprice.

TheNeighborhoodofGroves
ThetwoSmallNeighborhoodsarepoorlyservedbythenametheymaybeofmeanerstature,
butbothcovermoreactualgroundthantheGreatNeighborhoods.TheNeighborhoodof
Grovesisatremendouschangeofpacefromtheriotofcolorandsoundthatcomprisestherest
ofHeaven.Herearepastoralrollinghills,interspersedwithmilelongorchids.Sapphireplums
andamethystgrapesareharvestedbysoldierdeitiesgrantedapensionandtractoflandfor
valiantserviceintheancientbattle.Mostjealouslyguardedarethosegroveswherethe
PeachesofImmortalitygrowthefleshofwhichalwaysinvigoratesandrenewseventhemost
wearyofsouls.Foramortaltotestoneofthesedelightsistofeeltheagemeltingfromtheir
bonesbuttheyareforbiddenfromCreation.Indeed,threeoffivepeachesfromthegrovesare
reservedtobeservedintheJadePleasureDome,whiletheremainderaredestinedforthe
vintnersthatpresscelestialwineandotherpowerfuldrink.Betweentheseorchidsaregrovesof
sacredmulberrybushes,fromwhichcanbefoundaurorawormsthatproducesanctifiedsilk.
SanctifiedsilkisusedtoformthescrollsandwrittenworksofHeaven,aswellasthedivine
raimentofthegreatestofgods.

OneThousandSchoolsInShade
Nestledbetweenthegrovesandorchards,athousanddifferentschoolsofphilosophyand
martialartshavesprungup,savoringthequietoftheNeighborhoodatthesametimeasthey
breakitwiththepoweroftheirbrawls.Thepractitionerswillmeditatebeneathonetreefora
dozenyearsinpeace,andthenengageinfuriousboutsofmartialprowesstoprovethe
correctnessoftheirbeliefs.Atanygiventime,itisunderstoodbyallthatthereareOneDozen
GreatestSchools,who,byrhetoricandpower,haveillustratedthevirtueoftheirbeliefs.
OutsiderswillcomefromfaracrossHeaventocrytheircause,orsponsorthemtodemonstrate
ontheirbehalf,ortoactasbodyguardswhentravellingthroughlesscivilizedplaces.

TheNeighborhoodofPorts
Meanwhile,theNeighborhoodofPortshasevenlessofafixedregionthananyotherplacein
Heaven.PossessingtheriversofsilverandgoldthatcrossthelengthandbreadthofYuShan
likehighwaysofpreciousmetal,aswellastheentiretyofthecoastthatringstheIsleof
Paradise.Everyquay,dock,port,harbor,jetty,andportthatseepassengersandcargomoving
swiftlyacrossHeavenpassesthroughtheNeighborhoodofPorts.FewGodsliveinthis
Neighborhoodthosewhodoprimarilyresideinfloating,flatbottomedhouseboats,driftinglazily
alongwithnoespecialcare.SmugglingisalsorampantintheNeighborhoodofPorts,andthe
BureauofHeavenretainsasmallprivatenavyofswiftselfpoweredtremierestorundownsleek
smugglersyachtsandfatbottomedjunksdraggingforbiddencargoacrossthequicksilversea.
TheOrderofIntercessionistSpirits
WhileonlyafractionoftheGodsinYuShanreceivedirectveneration,amongstthosewhodo,
theycaneasilybecomeoverwhelmedbythesheervolumeofprayerdirectedtothem.Forsuch
individualswhodonothavethepatiencetoindividualsifttheprayersoftheworthyfromthe
unworthy,theyturntotheOrderofIntercessionistSpiritsaguildofwingedgodsabletoswiftly
travelacrossCreationandHeaven.Soempowered,theIntercessionistSpiritsinterceptprayers
directedtotheirclients,andpreventthemwithasummaryofthemostworthycauses.Of
course,directlyprayingtothecorrectIntercessionistcanthuslyproducemoreefficacious
results,asthepatronizeddivinitymaybeinclinedtobumpsuchaworthymortaluptheladder.

OneHundredandEightGatesofHeavenandEarth
BetweenHeavenandCreationareonehundredandeightGates.Twentyfourstandatregular
intervalsseveralthousandlifromtheshore,formingacircleinthequicksilverseatopoints
remoteacrossCreation.EightythreearedistributedacrosstheNeighborhoodsofHeaven
thosewhichareopenandactivetendtocultivateadegreeoftradebetweenHeavenandEarth
GodsusingHeaventoquicklytransportgoodsfromoneendofCreationtoanother,while
importingitemsofqualitythateithercannotbeproducedbyquintessenceorwouldprove
ruinouslyexpensivetoproduceinambrosia.Theonehundredandeighthgateisknownasthe
CalibrationGateitalwaysresemblesaonesidedhoopofmoonsilverandstarmetal,

freestandingonit'sedgeandovereightfeethigh.ThewhereaboutsoftheCalibrationGate,on
bothHeavenandEarth,isdifficultforeventhewisestofsavantstotrack.

EachoftheeightythreegateswithinthecityofYuShandonotonlyconnecttoCreation,but
alsotooneanother.ThepathisnotbidirectionalpassingfromaGateTwentyThreeinthe
NeighborhoodofWatermaytaketoGateFortyFiveintheNeighborhoodofFire,whilepassing
throughGateFortyFiveintheNeighborhoodofFiretakesyoutoGateSixtySeveninthe
NeighborhoodofGroves.TheGatesarenormallyreservedfortravelbetweenNeighborhoods,
andonlyopenedfortradeandcommercewithCreationonspecifichoursanddays,whichvary
fromlocationtolocation.

PastoralFieldsinaCrowdedCity
MortalcartographersdespairofmappingHeaven,astheNeighborhoodsdonotseemtoobey
anticipatedrelationshipswithoneanother.Rather,theyseemtonesteverinwardsanother
avenueisalwaysbeyondtheturn,anotherfieldpastthehills.Explorersthathaveventuredinto
theWyldatfirstbelieveHeavenobeyssimilarlaws,thatyourdestinationdependsuponyour
intent,butnothingcouldbefurtherfromthetruth.Rather,Heavenresemblesamapfolded
uponitselfmanytimespathsmaybranchandmergeinunexpectedfashion,buttheywill
alwaysproceedfromonelocationtothenextinaregularandreliableorder.Inthisfashioncan
thevastfarmsoftheNeighborhoodofGrovesexistonthesameisleasthecheekandjowl
crowdingoftheNeighborhoodofWood.Thisnestingalsointensifiesthevalueofthe
NeighborhoodofPorts,astravelbyriverisveryoftentheswiftestandstraightestmeansof
egresspossiblewhereaninternalGatewalkisnotavailable.

TheSevenGreatGates
EachGate,inadditiontojoiningHeaventoCreation,joinstwoneighborhoodstogetherbutonly
theSevenGreatGatesjointheneighborhoodsofYuShantotheNeighborhoodofHeaven.
Passagethroughthesegatesisstrictlyregulated,andrequirespresentingcredentials
demonstratingthatonehaslegitimatebusinessintheheartofHeaven,edictsenforcedby
celestiallionswithdistinguishedcareersandveryshorttempers.Suchpassagesarenotthe
onlymeanstoentertheNeighborhoodofHeaven,ofcourse,buttheyarethemostconvenient,
andthelesserknownroutesarescarcelessobserved.

TheSevenGreatGatesare:
TheGateofEternalMajesty(akatheGateofMercury,connectingtheNeighborhoodof
Wind)
TheGateofTranscendentHarmony(akatheGateofJupiter,connectingthe
NeighborhoodofWood)
TheGateofSupremeTriumph(akatheGateofMars,connectingtheNeighborhoodof
Fire)
TheGateofMagnificenceSupreme(akatheGateofVenus,connectingthe
NeighborhoodofWater)

TheGateofTerminalGlory(akatheGateofSaturn,connectingtheNeighborhoodof
Ports)
TheGateofIncomparableDistinction(akatheGateofLuna,connectingthe
NeighborhoodofGroves)
TheGateofUnconqueredCelebration(akatheGateofSol,connectingthe
NeighborhoodofRefugenowalmostalwaysclosed)

TheGreatGatesareoftenusedasmajorlandmarkswhennavigatingwithinYuShan,with
directionsgivenrelativetothemassivestructuresofgoldveinedmarble.

OfficesandOfficersoftheBureauofHumanity
TheDivineWitnessesofHumanWorksandDeedsisoneoftheclosestalliesandfiercestrivals
withtheBureauofDestiny,asbothareintenselyconcernedwiththeactivityoftheworld.The
BureauofDestinydealttheirrivalafierceblowtowardstheendoftheFirstAgebysuccessfully
convincingtheBureauofHeaventotakecontroloftheDepartmentofUniversalHumanAffairs,
arguingthatuniversalhumanaffairsarealwaysabstractmattersandthusprimarilya
considerationforcelestialconcernanactforwhichWunJa,GodofShiningMetropoliandthe
DirectorofHumanity,hasnotyetforgiventhemorhistreacherousformeraideanddaughter,Nu
JaGodofFamilyandClan,aswellas(now)DirectorofUniversalHumanAffairs.Theconstant
agitationoftheUnionofCityFathersandMothersformoreresourcestodefendtheircharges
withweighsonhimandthetoadieshewouldmostliketoberidof,suchastheupjumped
GriFel,GodtheImperialCity,remainstubbornlybeyondhisreach,protectedbypowerfulallies.

ItisrumoredthatRakanThuliohasbeguntomakequietoverturestothefrustratedGodof
ShiningMetropoli,whisperingsweetwordsofaworldwithoutHeavenorDestinyinterferingin
thefateofman,inwhichWunJawouldbethefirstamongstequals.Suchrumorsare
blasphemiesspreadbyhispoliticalenemies,ofcourse,andWunJadoesnotdeigntoanswer
suchspuriouscharges.HekeepsThemiscrila,GodofImperialRhetoricandLaw,closeathand
torespondtothosewhowouldinsulthisdignityinthisfashionhercountersuitsandintimations
ofworsetocomedeterallbutthemostfoolhardy,evenasherretainerslowlybleedsWunJa
dry.

TheSlumsofHeaven
ThereisoneotherNeighborhoodinHeaven.AtthedawnoftheFirstAge,itwasestablishedas
aplaceofsafetyandhealing,forthosegodswhomhadsufferedgrievouscurses,fellwounds,
oruntreatablemadnessduringthecourseofthegloriousrevolution.Alonglaneofquietspaces
andgentlehealingtheNeighborhoodofRefuge.Herecouldthosebeingswhohadsurvived
theworstoftheenemycouldbeallowedtorestinpeace,tendedbythegentlestministrationsof
spiritsofhealingsandcalm,overseenbytheDivisionofSolitaryComfortswithintheBureauof
Heaven.Forlongyears,theNeighborhoodservedwellasaplaceofRefugeveilsofprivacy
weredrawntoconcealthesecretsandshamesofdivinitiesdrivenmad,lawsenactedtoprevent

themfrombeingtakenadvantageoforundulypersecuted,atthesametimeastheministering
spiritscouldsubmitregularreportsofthosesoprotected,ensuringthattheywereneither
abusersnorabused.Gaiaherself,inhertimesinYuShan,wasoftenseenwalkingthelength
oftheNeighborhood.TheGreenLadywouldwalk,arminarmwithLuna,neitherspeakingnor
needingtospeak,asineffablecoolflowedfromthem,drawingtheheatoffeverandruinfrom
thebrokengodstheypassed.

AttheheightoftheFirstAge,therewasevenaprogramestablishedtoattempttoshowsome
generositytowardsthedefeated,andthosewhosincerelywishedtoenjoinpeacefullywith
Creation.TheEmbassyofHell,theMissionofMadnessandtheLegationoftheDeadwere
createdbeneaththeBureauofHeaven,allowingdevils,fairfolknoblesandspiritsofthe
UnderworldachancetopeacefullyresidewithinYuShanundercarefulconsiderationand
control,butwiththeaimofextendingHeaven'ssuzeraintyacrossallofexistence,aswellasto
assistthecaretakersofthebrokengodswithspecializedadviceandassistanceintreatingthe
mostdirecases.

TheUsurpationsawtheresourcesoftheNeighborhoodofRefugestretchtothelimitforthe
firsttimesincetheconclusionofthedivinerevolution,therewasamajorinfluxofgrievously
injuredandmaddeneddivinities,brokenbythefightingwithinCreationasthemadSolarswere
putdowninthemonthsandyearsfollowingtheterribleCalibrationdinner.Sanctuarieswhich
hadbeendedicatedtoholdingonlyasinglegodsuddenlyhadtohostsmallpantheons,andthe
timeandresourcesofministeringspiritshadtobemorecarefullymeasured.Atthesametime,
enemiesoftheDivisionofSolitaryComfortdeniedthemtheadditionalfundingtheydesperately
neededtomeetthenewdemandsalwaysclaimingthatthingswerenotsodireandthatclaims
otherwisewerepurelyapoliticalployforthemanagersofthedivisiontolivemorelavishlivesat
theexpenseofboththeIncarnaeandthebrokengodsundertheircharge.

Intime,itislikelythattheNeighborhoodofRefugecouldhaveadaptedtothisnewnorm,and
foundanacceptableequilibrium.Intime,theycouldhavegraduallyincreasedfundingand
foundtreatmentsforthosegodsbrokenbytheSolarPurge.Buttimewasnotaresourcethey
weregrantedinonlyahandfulofcenturiesaftertheUsurpationcametheGreatContagion,and
theinvasionoftheFairFolk.Atrickleofsickenedandterrifieddivinitiessoonbecameaswell,
thenaflood,untilfinallyattheorderofSaturn,allonehundredandeightgatesofHeavenand
Creationweresealedforthreeyears.TheNeighborhoodofRefugewasoverwhelmedthe
fleeingdivinitieshadnoresourcesandnowhereelsetogo,andsowereusheredinto
overcrowdedhospitaltemplesandhastilythrowntogethershantytownsanddivinecamps.
DespiteprotestsfromthePlenipotentiaryofUnfixedFormandtheEnvoyoftheDeparted,the
embassiesoftheWyldandtheUnderworldwereburnedinriotsthatrockedtheNeighborhood,
startedbyrefugeegodsthatwereappalledtoseetheirenemiesapparentlygrantedquarterand
easewhiletheirdomainswereruined.

AstheUsurpationpassedandHeavenadjustedtothenewrealityofCreationundertheScarlet
Empress,theisolationoftheRefugebegantotakeshape.Neveranofficialpolicy,itwassimply

amarkedincreaseinvigilanceofthoseattemptingtoleavetheNeighborhoodofRefuge,a
casualdismissalofreportsofviolenceorlawbreakingwithintheNeighborhood.Gateswhich
leadtoorfromtheNeighborhoodofRefugebegantogainasullenreputationthesupposedly
temporaryshantytownsbecamemorepermanentwithroughblocksofblotchymarbleforged
fromquintessencebyruralgodsbegantorise.TheBureauofHeavenwouldsendinaheavy
forceofcelestiallionsandfudogstoteardowntheseinauspiciousconstructs,buttheresidents
wouldsimplyfleewithoutafightandrebuildelsewherewithintheNeighborhoodnow,they
merelytryandignorethem,hopingtheproblemmightsortitselfout.

ThebettersortofdivinitybegantoshuntheNeighborhoodofRefuge.Itwasseenasaplaceof
vagrantsandthieves,ofdispossessedandshiftlessgodslivingonthedoleofquintessenceand
fromwhateverprayerstheycouldsmugglein.Othernamesbegantobeappliedthe
NeighborhoodofRefugees,theNeighborhoodofRefuse.Prejudiceprecededfactasthe
divinitiesintheNeighborhoodofRefugecouldnotintegratewithYuShanatlarge,theybuiltthe
bestlivestheycould.Withtheancientlawsensuringtheprivacyandsafetyofthebrokengods
within,criminalsbegantousetheovercrowdingasameansofavoidingofficialscrutiny.The
BrassEmbassyhasbecomeafesteringwoundoflividcorruption,whiletheMissionofMadness
andtheLegationoftheDeadareportsofcallforsmugglersandtraffickersofunnaturalgoods.
Andoveritall,thehowlingofthesickandthemadstillriselikebrokenpsalmsfromgodskeptin
peacefulincarcerationsincethedawnoftheFirstAge,whileholloweyedspiritsofpeaceand
healingstruggletopullthemselvesfromtheircouchesfrombriefmomentsofrespitebefore
goingbacktotryandstemthefloodagain,wonderingtothemselvesifthiswillbethedaythey
breakandjointheranksoftheministered.

IdleGodsandDevilsPlaythings
ThestereotypicalresidentoftheNeighborhoodofRefugeisaholloweyedthiefandpickpocket,
dressedinthreadbaresilksfromtwocenturiesago,addictedtoblackglassorbrazendust.
Theyareseenaslazy,unreliable,andunproductive,acriminaldrainuponHeaven.Or,ifnota
thief,theyareoneofthebrokendivinitiesthathaveescapedfromthesanctuariesestablished
forthemcenturiesago,gibberingtothemselvesinalientonguesandpawingwithdirtyhands
andfeetupontheimmaculateplacesoftheirbetters.Morecharitablegodswillemphasizethe
terribleconditionsoftheNeighborhoodthatdrivetheseunfortunates,buttheydonotdisputethe
coreimage,nordotheyofferpersonallyinconveniencingsolutions.

Thetruthismorecomplicated.ThevastmajorityoftheresidentsoftheNeighborhoodof
RefugewouldlikenothingbetterthantoeitherintegratebackintoHeavenorCreationbut
simplyhavenomeanstodoso.Formany,theirsanctumsanddomainsinCreationwere
destroyed,leavingthemwithnoplaceinsideofFate'splanforthemtoreturnwouldmakethem
direcriminalsandsubjecttoharshpenalties.Theycannotcompeteagainsttheprofessional
servantsofYuShanintheNeighborhoodsofWaterandWood,northeprofessionallaborersof
FireandWindandeveniftheycould,theirfurtivestatureandlackofperfumewouldgivethem
awayasbeingoutsidersthateventhemostdesperateoutsidetheRefugewouldnothire.Left

withnopurpose,manydodriftintovariousaddictionsasameanstowhittleawayeternity,orfall
intocriminalenterprisesasoneofthefewwaystoescape.

TheEmbassyofHell
CarefullywatchthestreetsofYuShaninararefewwillyouseeshining,stickysilversands.
TheyaremerelyuncommonthroughtheNeighborhoodofRefuge,anddownrightubiquitousas
onedrawsupontheBrazenEmbassyandtherealmofVitra,ExpressiveSouloftheGreenSun
andAmbassadorofHelltoHeaven.Asinglegateofinauspiciouspassageisalwayswatched
byarotatingtrioofcelestiallionsdressedinbluejadearmor,astheymonitorthosewho
immigratetoorfromthedemonrealm,trackingthesilversandsoftheendlessdesertwiththem.

VirtastillseeshispurposeinHeavenasanobleone.Thedemonprinceswillneverbefree,
andheholdsnoillusionsonthatfrontbutasparkofkindnessforhisfellowstrappedinHell
driveshimtoseekcomfortandreleaseforthem.Virta'snameisacurseinHell,forheisseen
ashavingbetrayedtheBrassCityforhisowneasebutevenso,hehasnolackofsycophants
andwouldbeaidesthatseekescapewithintheBrassEmbassy.Overthecenturies,and
especiallyasorderintheNeighborhoodofRefugehasbrokendown,hehasincreasedthe
numberofdemonsfleeinghellbeyondhislegallimits,bribingthecelestiallionstoturnablind
eyeattheadditionalhandfulsofneomahorbloodapesslumpingthroughthegateoftwisted,
yellowjade.HegetsalongwellwithVerumipra.andthetwohaveassistedoneanotherin
delicatemattersbeforebutthisrelationshiphasgrownstrainedinthepastseveralcenturies,as
VirtahasconcealedmoreandmoreofhisactivitiesfromtheWardenoftheExiles,fearingthat
theincorruptibleVerumiprawouldplacedutyoverfriendshipandcompassion.

Andinhisheart,VirtaknowsthatVerumiprawouldberighttodoso.Alain,MessagerSoulof
ThatWhichCallsToShadow,sauntersaprincessinthehallsoftheBrassEmbassy.Shehas
facilitatedseveralofVirta'scrimesofcompassionandextortsthediplomatoutrageously,
demandingassistancewithsmugglinginhellishdrugsormovingsacredambrosiaacrossthe
silverdesertlestsherevealtheextentofVirta'scrimestoVerumipra.Alainismorethanwilling
toburntheBrassEmbassytothegroundifsheiscaughtherpleasureisinthecriminaldance,
notthepaltryaidthatVitraofferstotheirlessers.Rumorsconstantlyflyastowhichgodor
goddesssheiscurrentlyabedwith,andAlainisacommonsightatboththemostdelicateof
Heaven'sfunctions,aswellasthemostdepraved.AlthoughVitrahatesher,evenheisforced
toadmitthatalthoughshedoessopurelyforherownreasonsAlainhasbeenessentiallyin
keepingtheEmbassyofHellopenandwholesincetheUsurpation.

TheTransubstanticOrderofDivinePhagethan
IntherestaurantsofHeavencanalldelightsbefound.Bythemiracleofquintessenceand
ambrosia,anyspiceorvictualofdreamorrealitycanbeforgedsavetwo.Officially,nogod
feastsuponthefleshofman,andnodivinitypartakesofthemeatandbloodofafellowspirit.
TheformerisaconcessiontotheruleoftheExaltedalthoughambrosialchefscouldforge
succulentmanmeatwithnoinjurytoanysoul,thepracticewasoutlawednearthestartofthe

FirstAgeasbeingoffensivetothelordsofCreationmeanwhile,theprohibitionagainstdivine
cannibalismextendsbeyondeventhemistiestmemoriesofthegods,beyondlawandinto
unbreakabletaboo.

Smallsurprisethen,thattheTransubstanticOrderhasfoundahomewithintheNeighborhood
ofRefuge.Gluttonousgodsofvileappetites,theOrderisdedicatedtoexperiencingthebreadth
ofwhatmaybeconsumedacrossextence.Officially,theyexistasanorderofgourmandsand
outreexperimenterstheirmoregrislycoursesarekeptinstrictestconfidence.However,ifone
turnsdownthewrongalleyinYuShan,oropenstheforbiddenlarderofYacatacul,theymay
findthemselvesconfrontedwithagrislylarderstockedwithcarefullypreservedcorpses,
smokedandsalted,readyforovenandknife.

TheWickedandtheDivine
Fortenmillennia,crimewasseeninYuShanasaresultofmadnessonlythesickwould
attempttoviolatetheproperorderoftheCelestialCity.Assuch,thePalaceofBrokenSouls
wasfoundedintheNeighborhoodofRefuge.There,criminalscouldbesentencedtoservetime
inpeacefulsurroundingseachgrantedasmallapartment,easeofmovementuponthe
campus,andregularcarefromstaffwhosoughttohelpthesesickspirits.Comparedtothe
moredraconianpunishmentswhichwerehandeddowninthetimebeforethedivinerevolution,
itisagentlesortofprisonindeedbutstillaprison.Thegroundsarepatrolledbyguardsin
gleamingsteelandjade,allowingneitherentranceoregresswithoutproperauthorization.

AswithsomuchelseintheNeighborhoodofRefuge,asaninstitution,thePalaceofBroken
Soulshassimplybeenoverwhelmed.Moredangerousandincreasinglynumerousbelligerents
areassignedtothePalacefromthejusticesoftheNeighborhoodofHeaveneveryday,
heedlessoftheovercrowdingalreadyinplace.Thestaff,oncecommittedtothehealingand
regenerationofthecriminalspirits,nowsimplystrivestokeepanevermorestrainedpeaceas
divinegangsbothwithinandwithoutthePalacestruggleforrealcontrol.TheGaolerGentle,
Xul,strugglestokeeporderheknowsthatmoreandmoreofhisguardsareonthepayrollof
variousfactionswithinhisPalace,andshuddersatthedayariotrocksthefacilityandcausesit
tocracklikearottenegg,spillingit'sputridcontentsacrosstheNeighborhoodofRefuge.Heis
desperatelyseekingareplacementorascapegoatagainstthisinevitability,whileatthesame
timestrivingtomaintaintheappearancethatnothingiswrongandthereisnocausefor
concern.

DownandOutIntheMagicKingdom
Amidstthereputationofreprobates,itcanbecomeeasytobelievethatthereisnogoodinthe
NeighborhoodofRefuge.ThisisnotsowhileHeaven'sgossipmongersprefertofocusonthe
juicystoriesofviolenceandcrime,thetruthisthatthevastsupermajorityofthegodsinthe
NeighborhoodofRefugearepeacefultheyaresimplyresigned.Mostwouldjumpatthe
chancetoreturntodomainsinCreation,ortotakeupserviceinHeavenbuttheworksimply
can'tbefound,andsotheyidleandwaste.Thehopethattheynourishtoonedayrise,to

perhapsevenseetheGamesofDivinitybeingplayed,haslongbeenblottedoutandwithout
thathope,theybecomemoresusceptibletouglierdiversions.Nevertheless,intheghettosof
Heavencanbefoundvibrantpantheonsofexiledgods,spendingthedaysdreamingbythe
fountainsandswappingstoriesoftheirtimeinCreation.Artsandtaleslosteverywhereelsein
Creationmaybefoundamongstthosedeitiesastheyreminisceaboutdaysgoneby,whenthe
SolardominationofCreationseemedasunshakableattherisingandsettingofthesun.The
GoldFactionoftenrecruitsfromthesegodswhomtechnicallyhavenoplaceinFatewithin
Creation,butaregivenspecial(andofdubiouslegality)dispensationstomanifestwithinthe
trainingcampsoftheShiningOnes,makingthebestofthereturnedSolarsreadyfortherigors
ofresumedrule.

InadditiontothedispossessedgodsareotherrefugeesthathavemadetheirwaytoHeaven.A
gensofDragonbloodedestablishedalineageduringtheContagioncallingthemselvesthe
HeavenlyDragons,theyfoundemploymentprimarilyasbodyguardsandveryquietly,as
assassins.Exaltedastheyare,theHeavenlyDragonsareheirtospiritcuttingmartial
techniquesandarmsandarmorofjadethatonceservedinthearmiesthatstruckdownthe
enemiesofthegods.TheyhaveheavilyinterbredwiththedispossessedGodssomeofthe
matriarchsofthefamilyworrythattheblessingoftheDragonsisbeingaswatereddownbythe
inhumanbloodofthedivineassurelyasthemundanebloodofhumanity.Itiscertainthatthe
BureauofFatemakeperiodicuseoftheHeavenlyDragons,dispatchingthemonespecially
dangerousWyldHuntsoraskingthemtoactastheiragentsinunofficialbusinesswithin
Creation.Officially,ofcourse,theBureauofFatedeniesanysuchassociationstheSidereals
aretheonlyExaltedagentsofficiallyempoweredtopursueHeaven'sbusinesswithinCreation.

OfficesandOfficersoftheBureausofSeasonsandNature
TheCelestialMonitorsofSeasonsandWeather,aswellastheSuperintendencyofNature
GrandandHumble,aretechnicallycoequalDivisionswithHeaven,FateandHumanity.In
practice,theyhavefallenonhardtimesrepresentingelementsofCreationwithlittle
consequencetoHeaven,theyhavebeenmercilesslysqueezedoffundingandsupport.Now,
almostalltheofficesoftheBureauofWeatherandtheBureauofNaturearefoundinthe
NeighborhoodofRefuge.SomefewcelebritieswithintheBureaussuchastheCelestial
Animals,celebritieswhotourthepartysceneintheNeighborhoodsofWaterandWood,
solicitingdonationsfortheircausesevenastheyareamongstthefewgodstoreceivewide
worshipinCreation.

FlashingPeak,MasterofNature,GodoftheImperialMountainandShogunoftheHierarchyof
Type,currentlyfearsforhisposition.OceanCrimsonLotus,thecrownedmonarchofthe
SecondAgeandDaimyooftheSubdivisionofHistorywithintheBureauofFate,hasbeen
heardspeakingopenlythattheoldsleepyPeakdeservesaretirementandapensionnolonger
abletokeepupwiththerigorsofthedaytodayoperationofNature,andusesthefactthatthe
BureauofNaturehasfallenintoRefugeasevidenceofsuch,evenasshemanipulatesevents
tokeeptheBureautrappedwithin.Hergambitshavebeenastonishinglyeffective,tothepoint

whereFlashingPeakwondersifitismerelyparanoiathatheseesthehandoftheSleepwalker
behindtheSorrowfulAge'sQueen.

TheBureauofSeasons,meanwhile,haslaboredunderalongcloudofunduepersecution.
Ghataru,RegentoftheSeasonsandWeather,isplaguedbyaccusationsandlawsuitsthathe
abuseshispositiontosendfavorableweathertoonenationordroughtanddisastertoanother.
Intruth,hedoesthebesttoexecutethethanklesstaskofregulatingCreation'sweatherand
seasonsaswellashecan,inaccordancewiththedesignsdrawnbytheBureauofFatebutthe
CalendarGodsareperennialtroublemakers,eachmoreconcernedwiththeirnonstop,
monthlongbacchanalsintheNeighborhoodofWaterthantheperformanceoftheirduties.Five
DaysDarkness,theselfstyledGodofCalibration,hauntsGhataru'sdreamsaswellthe
ShadowoftheSun'sschemestohumiliatetheCalendarGodsinevitablyseemtodrawtrouble
totheBureauasawhole.

Chapter3:CharacterCreation
TheSiderealExaltedarenotliketheSolars.Theyarenotsuddenlychosenforpower,without
supportorwarninginstead,theyhavebeendestinedtodrawtheSecondBreathfromthe
momenttheydrawtheirfirst,andenterintoatightknitsocietythatstretchesbacktotheFirst
Ageandbeyond.WhileSiderealsstillgrowupinCreation,theyarewatchedbyservantsofthe
BureauofDestiny,whoensuretheirsafetyandgivethemtheirfirstrudimentarylessons.Upon
Exaltation,theyareescortedtoHeaventobeginmoreformaltrainingandindoctrination,a
processthatcanlastupwardsofadecadebeforetheyoungChosenbeginstoundertaketheir
trueduties.
Beforeyoubegin,askyourStorytellerandfellowplayersabouttheirplanswillthisgamefocus
primarilyontheSiderealExaltedandtheeffortsoftheagentsofHeaven,ordotheyintendfor
mostofthechronicletofocusontheSolars,Dragonblooded,oranothergroupwithinCreation?
WilltheybeembroiledinthepoliticsofthedivineBureausandtheshadowythreatofRakan
Thulio,orfocusinsteadontheencroachingdangeroftheShadowlands,ortheincipientcivilwar
thatthreatenstoteartheRealmapart?
OneortwoSiderealscanworkwellinamixedCircleprovidingresources,insightsand
connectionsthatfewotherscanmatch,whileagamefocusedexclusivelyontheSiderealhasa
chancetodeeplyexploreintosomeofCreationsmostsubtleandwellkeptmysteries,travelling
tofantasticlocationsanddealingwithweirdspirits,inthenameofdestinyandforthefateofthe
world.

Step1:CharacterConcept
Whencreatinganycharacter,oneofthefirstquestionstofocusonansweringisWhatdoIwant
tododuringplay?Istheresomeelementofthesettingthatespeciallyintriguesyouandwhich
youwouldliketoexplore?Doyouwanttobeapoliticalpuppetmaster,guidingtheworldfrom
hiddenstringsinthebackground?Orperhapsyouwanttobetheonethatscalledinwhen
thingsgowrong,settingthemrightwithaflashofastarmetaldaiklaveormartialkiai.Again,
speakwithyourfellowplayersmakesurethatnoonesconceptisgoingtomakeitimpossible
toworkwithanyoneelse.

Onceyouhaveaconceptthatyouarehappywith,selecttheCastethatbestfitsthem.Each
SiderealischosenbyoneoftheMaidensofDestiny,andyourcastecanputatotallydifferent
spinontwoseeminglysimilarconcepts.ChapterFourexplainsthefiveSiderealsCastesinfull
detail.

Finally,consideryourcharacterspoliticalleanings.TheSiderealshavetwosemiformal
groups,theBronzeFactionandtheGoldthepragmatiststhatdonotbelieveCreationcanrisk
theSolars,andtheidealistswhobelieveCreationmust.WhilefewSiderealsidentify
themselvesexclusivelyasamemberofoneofthesefactions,mosthavestrongsympathies

towardsoneofthem,andtheirchoiceswilloftenbeviewedthroughalensoffactionalpolitics
evenwhentheytryandremainstaunchlyneutral.Thisislessimportantinamixedcircle,but
stillworthconsideringastohowitinformsyouaboutyourcharacter.

Step2:Attributes
AswiththeSolarExalted,SiderealExalteddividetheirAttributesintoPhysical,Socialand
Mentalcategories.Designateoneofthesecategoriesasprimary,oneasecondary,andoneas
tertiary.EachAttributebeginswithafreedotyouthendistributeeightadditionaldotsamongst
yourcharactersprimaryAttributes,sixadditionaldotsamongstyourcharacterssecondary
Attributes,andfouradditionaldotsamongstyourcharacterstertiaryAttributes.

Step3:Abilities
AswiththeSolarExalted,theSiderealExaltedtendtohavesomeAbilitiestheyexcelinmore
thanothers.Additionally,eachCasteoftheSiderealExaltedisnotedastendingtofavorthe
AbilitieswhicharefavoredbytheirMaiden.
FindyourcharactersCasteonthelistbelow,andpickfiveassociatedAbilities.Theseareher
CasteAbilities.
Journeys:
Archery,Athletics,Dodge,Larceny,Resistance,Ride,Sail,Survival,Thrown
Serenity:
Awareness,Craft,Dodge,Investigation,Linguistics,Performance,Presence,
Socialize,Survival
Battles:
Archery,Brawl,Linguistics,Lore,Medicine,Melee,Presence,Sail,War
Secrets:
Bureaucracy,Investigation,Larceny,Lore,Melee,Occult,Resistance,
Socialize,Stealth
Endings:
Athletics,Awareness,Brawl,Bureaucracy,Integrity,Medicine,Occult,Craft,
Thrown
Now,pickfouradditionalFavoredAbilities.TheseAbilitiesrepresentskills,talentsandinterests
thatthecharacterdoesnotnecessarilysharewithherfellowsofthesameCasteabattlefield
courierChosenofJourneysmayhaveanexactingknowledgeofWar,whileascholarlyChosen
ofEndingsmayhaveLoretocaptureherdeeplyreadbackground.

UnliketheSolarExalted,theSiderealExalteddonothaveaSupernalAbility.
Thereturn
LawgiversareexceptionalevenamongsttheExaltedintheirabilitytomasterthedepthsand
heightsoftheirpowersoquicklyuponreturning.

UnliketheSolarExalted,allSiderealExaltedmaypurchaseMartialArtsAbilitiesand
CharmsasFavored.Additionally,whenpurchasingtraditionalMartialArtsCharms,you
maytreatyourcharactersEssenceratingasbeingonehigherforthepurposeofmeeting
prerequisitestopurchaseandupgradethem.
ItisnotfornothingthattheSiderealExalted
areknownasthepeerlessmastersofthemartialarts.

OnceyouveselectedyourCasteandFavoredAbilities,considerwhatdivisionoftheBureauof
DestinyyourSiderealtrainedwithin.WhilemostSiderealstrainwithinthedivisionoftheir
Caste,asubstantialminorityinsteadtrainoutside,ensuringthatanappropriatelytrainedand
talentedagentisalwaysavailable.
DivisiontrainingimpartsacertainnumberoffreeAbilityandMeritdots.Afteraddingthem,you
willaddanadditional11Abilitydots.AswithSolars,noAbilitymaybeginwitharatinggreater
than3,andyoumusthaveatleastonedotineachofyourFavoredAbilities.
TheGoldenBarqueofHeaven(associatedwiththeChosenofJourneys)
Abilities:
Athletics,Awareness,Brawl,Bureaucracy,Lore,Occult,
Resistance,Socialize,Stealth,Survival,RideorSail,Archery,Melee
orThrown
Merits:
Language(OldRealm),Language(any)x2,DirectionSense
TheCeruleanLuteofHarmony(associatedwiththeChosenofSerenity)
Abilities:
Awareness,Brawl,Bureaucracy,Linguistics,Lore,
Medicine,Occult,Presence,Socialize,Stealth,CraftorPerformance
,Archery,MeleeorThrown
Merits:
Language(OldRealm),SelectiveConception,Influence
TheCrimsonPanoplyofVictory(associatedwiththeChosenofBattles)
Abilities:
Athletics,Awareness,Brawl,Bureaucracy,Lore,Occult,
Presence,Resistance,Socialize,Stealth,War,ArcheryorMelee
Merits:
Language(OldRealm),FastReflexes
TheForbiddingManseofIvy(associatedwiththeChosenofSecrets)
Abilities:
Awareness,Brawl,Bureaucracy,Investigation,Larceny,
Lore,Occult,Socialize,Stealth,Archery,MeleeorThrown
Merits:
Language(OldRealm),EideticMemory,Contacts
TheVioletBierofSorrows(associatedwiththeChosenofEndings)
Abilities:
Awareness,Brawl,Bureaucracy,Lore,Dodge,Integrity,
Medicine,Occult,Socialize,Stealth,Archery,MeleeorThrown
Merits:
Language(OldRealm),DangerSense
Finally,afterdividinguptheseAbilitydots,selectfour
Specialitiesf
oryourcharacterfieldsof
studyorfocuswithinanAbilitythathelptodefinethem.

IfyourSiderealhasescapedHeavensnoticeandExaltedwithoutthebenefitoftheBureauof
Destinystraining,theyareknownasa
ronin.
SuchindividualstillselectCasteandFavored
Abilitiesasabove,stillgainthebenefitswhenlearningMartialArts,andstillselectfour
Specialties.However,theydonotbenefitfromtherigoroustrainingthatmostSidereals
undergoleavingthemwithgreaterfreedombutlessability.
RoninSiderealdistribute28
AbilitydotsamongsttheirAbilitiesnoAbilitymaystarthigherthan3,andeachFavored
Abilitymusthaveatleastonedot.

Step4:Merits
AswiththeSolars,MeritsrepresentaSiderealsassetsandquirks.Duetothevagariesof
ArcaneFate,however,therearesomeconsiderationstobearinmindwhenselectingMeritsfor
yourSidereal.
Unlessotherwisenoted,StoryMeritsdependingonconnectionswith
mortalsinCreationandpossessedbyaSiderealExaltedmustbeassignedtooneofher
ResplendentDestinies.
AllSiderealsbeginwiththeMartialArtsMeritforforfree,eveniftheydonotmeetthe
requirement.Additionally,SiderealswhohavetrainedinoneofthedivisionsoftheBureauof
DestinybeginwithseveraldotsofMerits,representingtheirtrainingandearlyexperience.You
shouldthenassignsevenadditionaldotstoyourSiderealsMerits.RoninSiderealdonot
benefitfromthedivisionaltraining,buthavehadthechancetocultivatetheirownresources
theystillgaintheMartialArtsMeritforfree,andmaytendotsofMeritsinsteadofseven.

Step5:Charms
UnlikeaSolar,aSiderealsCharmsarenotasimpleexpressionofheroicpowerandlegend.
TheyinsteadevokethecelestialmysterieswrittenintothefoundationofCreationand
representedbytheconstellationsinthenightsky.Whilethereisoftenacorrespondencewith
theconstellationandtheCharmsofthecorrespondingAbility,theconnectioncansometimesbe
obscureeventothesavantsamongsttheFellowship.

Select18CharmsatleastsixmustbefromCasteorFavoredAbilities.Dontbeafraidto
rearrangeyourAbilitydotsifyourcharacterdoesntqualifyforaCharmthatfitsherconcept!
Duetotheirlackoftraining,RoninSiderealbeginwithonly12Charmsinsteadof18.

IfyoutooktheArtifactMeritandhaveselectedanartifactwithEvocations,youcanselectthose
aswell,tradinginonestartingcharmperEvocationdesired.Keepinmindtheartifactshistory,
legendandpurposeandadditionally,rememberthattheSiderealExalteddonottendto
cultivatethesamedepthofpowerfromEvocationsastheSolarandDragonbloodeddo.(For
moreinformation,seeChapter8).

Thesameprincipleappliestomartialartsandsorcery.YoucanbeginwithMartialArtsCharms
andsorcerousspells,assumingyourcharacterhastheTerrestrialCircleSorceryCharm,trading
themforstartingSiderealCharmsataoneforonebasis.
SiderealsmayacquireWushu
MartialArtsCharmsinthisfashion,butmaynotacquireanySiderealMartialArtsCharms
withtheirstartingCharms.

Step6:IntimaciesandKismet
Intimaciesaretiestopeopleandguidingprinciplesthatareimportanttoyourcharacter.As
whencreatingaSolar,youmustselectatleastfourIntimaciesforyourSidereal,andatleast

onemustbeDefining,onemustbeMajor,onemustbepositive,andonemustbenegative.
YoucanbeginplaywithasmanyIntimaciesasyouandyourStorytellerfeelareappropriatefor
yourcharacter.

UnliketheSolarExalted,theSiderealExaltedarenotcursedtosuffermadness,andsodonot
accrueLimitorhaveaLimitTrigger.However,beingsoclosetotheweaveofdestinymakes
theSiderealExaltedmorepronetosufferingfromparadoxicalBacklasheswhentheytakefate
intotheirownhands.Additionally,eachSiderealisdrawntowardsacertainrepeatingmotifor
destiny,knownasherKismetseekingtothwartonesKismetisasurewaytosufferfrom
paradoxandbacklash.(FormoreinformationaboutKismet,seeChapter4)

Step7:BonusPoints
Youhave18bonuspointstospendonyourSiderealatanypointduringthisprocess,increasing
anythingthatmakessenseforyourconcept.Bonuspointscanpurchasealmostanytrait,but
differenttraitshavedifferentcosts.Again,duetotheirlackoftraining,RoninSiderealhaveonly
15bonuspointsinsteadof18,andmaynotbeginplaywithanySiderealMartialArtsCharms.

Trait

Cost

PrimaryorSecondaryAttribute

4perdot

TertiaryAttribute

3perdot

Caste/FavoredAbility

1perdot

NonCaste/FavoredAbility

2perdot

Speciality

Merits

1perdot

Caste/FavoredCharm

SiderealMartialArtsCharm

NonCaste/FavoredCharm

Spell(OccultCaste/Favored)

Spell(OccultnonCaste/Favored)

Evocation

Willpower

2perdot

Step8:FinishingTouches
Almostdone!SiderealsbeginplaywithadefaultEssenceratingofonedot,adefaultWillpower
ratingoffivedots,andsevenHealthLevels(0,1,1,2,2,4andIncapacitated).ASidereals
poolofPersonalEssenceis([Essencex2]+9),whiletheirPeripheralEssencepoolis
([Essencex6]+25).ThesetraitsareexplainedinfurtherdetailinChapter4.

ThingstoThinkAbout
EventheSiderealExalted,Chosenatthemomentoftheirbirth,grewupashumanandwillbe
shapedbytheirexperiencesbeforetheytooktheirSecondBreath.TheMaidensdonotChoose
perfectpeople,becausetheywouldhavenoChoseninthatcasehowever,thoseSidereal
ExaltedtrainedbytheBureauofDestinyhavetheirdutytoHeavenandCreationrepeatedly
drilledintothem.Eachonefeelstheweightofdestinyupontheirshoulders,andthe
responsibilityforexercisingjudgementinhowtoseethatwhatmustbeis.Wheredidyour
Siderealcomefrom,beforetheyExalted?Dotheymisstheirsimplelifeasamortal,ordothey
prefertheresponsibilityandpowerofbeingChosen?

TheSiderealExaltedtendtobreakintofactionsalonglinesofpragmaticismandidealism
factionallineswhichinformhowtheyareviewedbytheirfellows,andhowtheywilllikelyrelate
toCreationandthereturningSolars.WhatdoesyourcharacterthinkabouttheGoldand
Bronzefactionsdotheyseemthemselvesfavoringoneortheother,ordotheyattemptto
remainaloofanddetachedfromfactionalpolitics?

Whetherornottheywilladmitit,manySiderealsareapproachedbyRakanThuliooroneofhis
agentsatsomepointduringtheirtrainingplantingseedsofdoubtastotherighteousnessand
rightnessoftheSiderealsmissionastheagentsofHeaven.Evenforthosewhoarenot,the
corruptionofHeavenandsufferinginCreationareobvious.Whiledestinyrestrainsand
channelstheworstexcessesofdivinitytobetterpurpose,itshardnottowonderatthecost.
WhatdoesyourcharacterthinkaboutthenatureofHeavensplanneddestiny,andthenatureof
fateversusfreewill?

Chapter4:TraitsoftheSiderealExalted
TheSiderealExaltedshareagreatdealwiththeSolarstheyhavecommonAttributesand
Abilities,thesameHealthandWillpowertracks,aswellasmanyofthesameMeritsandFlaws.
LiketheSolars,theSiderealsaredividedintoCastes,baseduponwhichoftheMaidensof
Destinychosethemandwhichinformherrolewithintheschemeofdestiny.However,the
SiderealExaltedarenotcursedinthefashionoftheLawgiversyourcharacterdoesnothavea
Limittrack,butratherisafflictedbyParadox,ameasureofhowsnarledFatehasbecomedue
toheractions.Additionally,allSiderealssufferfromArcaneFate,alingeringconsequenceof
theSiderealshidingtheirparticipationintheUsurpationfromtheworld,resultinginthememory
ofSiderealseasilyslippingawayunlesstheydonaResplendentDestiny.Finally,theendofthe
chaptergovernsexperiencepointsandcharacteradvancementasaSidereal.

Paradox
Siderealswalkinthespacesbetweenwhatwas,whatis,andwhatshallbeanditisnotan
easywalk.Morethananyoneelse,theChosenoftheMaidensknowhowfragiletheveilof
realitycanbe,andhowquicklyitcanbetornasunder.WhentheweaveofFatebecomes
tangled,strangenessbeginstohaunttheworldandmadnessplaguesherpeople.Wherethe
weaveisthin,theenemiesofHeavenmarshalltheirforces,awaitingafataltearthroughwhich
theycanmarchagainstCreation.

Andthereisalwaysthetemptationtopunishthearrogantwitheternalvoyages,ortrap
someoneinahometheywoulddoanythingtoleavetoenjoytheattentionsofacertain
paramour,orseearival'sloveturnsourtoseeyourpeoplevictoriousinbattle,orabloodfeud
settledonyourtermstolearnforbiddensecrets,orconcealdarkestshamestoextendthelife
ofalovedone,orcutthethreadofanenemyshort.TotakeFateintoone'sownhands.

Siderealsareinvestedwithagreatdealofdiscretionwhenitcomestosuchmattersasthe
ChosenoftheMaidensofDestiny,itisassumedthattheyactintheinterestsofHeaven.As
RakanThulioillustratedsolongago,suchtrustcanbemisplaced.

ParadoxisameasureofhowtwistedfatehasbecomeduetotheSiderealsactions.Asa
SiderealaccruesParadox,theydrawclosertosufferingfromabacklash,thetensionbetween
whatwas,is,andcouldbesnaps,withoftenunpredictableresults.Whenshereaches10
Paradox,abacklashbecomesinevitable,althoughonemayoccurbeforethispointaswell.

TheSiderealExaltedgainParadoxinthefollowingways:

Onceperscene,whenaSiderealactsinawaytoviolateaMajororDefiningIntimacyof
aResplendentDestinysheiswearing(seebelow),herplayerrollsasingledie,gaining
onepointofParadoxforeachsuccess.
Onceperscene,whenaSiderealfailstoupholdtheknownwillofHeaven,herplayer
rollsasingledie,gainingonepointofParadoxforeachsuccess(unlesshehasalready
acteddirectlyagainsttheknownwillofHeavenseebelow).ASiderealalwaysknowsif
shewillgainParadoxfromfailingtoupholdtheknownwillofHeaventhisshouldonly
occurwhenshespecificallychoosesnottoenacthermissionasassignedfromthe
BureauofDestiny.
Onceperscene,whenaSiderealactsdirectlyagainsttheknownwillofHeaven,her
playerrollstwodice,gainingonepointofParadoxforeachsuccess(oronedieifshe
hasalreadyfailedtoupholdtheknownwillofHeaven).
AsmallnumberoftheCharmsoftheSiderealspotentiallyresultinParadox,especially
whenusedtoofrequentlywithinashorttime.
EachSiderealhasasecretdestiny,learneduponthemomentofherExaltationand
selectedduringcharactercreation.ThisdestinyisknownasherKismet.Onceper
scene,whenaSiderealactsagainstherKismet,herplayerrollsathreedice,gaining
onepointofParadoxforeachsuccess.

ResolvingParadox
WhenaSiderealensuressomeespeciallylegendaryorunlikelydesignfromtheBureauof
Destinycomestopass,shemayreduceherParadoxby1attheStorytellersdiscretion.
Additionally,onceperstory,iftheSiderealspendsatleastoneweekinCreation,surrounded
withherAcquaintancesandwithoutveilingheridentitybehindaResplendentDestiny,shemay
roll(Acquaintances),reducingherParadoxby1persuccess.Finally,aSiderealwho
permanentlyresolvesherKismetimmediatelyreducesherParadoxtozero.

ExamplesofKismet
ASiderealsKismetshouldalmostalwaysrelatetoherCaste,andshouldgenerallybe
somethingthattheplayeroftheSiderealisinterestedinexploring.Thefollowingexamplesof
Kismetareintendedtoprovideinspirationandexamples,nottoserveasanexhaustivelist.
Additionally,ifaSiderealsKismetbecomesimpossibleormeaningless,herplayershouldwork
withtheStorytellertodevisehernewKismet.

Atanarrativelevel,HeavendoestocontrolaSiderealsKismet.Indeed,manywithinthe
BureauofDestinyhavebeenfrustratedbyaSiderealsdecisiontogooffmissionintheservice
ofherKismet.AmongsttheSidereals,thereisageneralagreementthatKismetistheway
destinywantstoflowbutwhatthatmeansandimpliesis,itselfasubjectofmuchdiscussion.

Ataplaylevel,Kismetshouldnotbeasingular,overwhelmingforceinaSiderealslifeor
activities,butratherasourceoftensionbetweenwhatshepersonallywants(herintimacies),

whatherordersare(theknownwillofHeaven),andthenaturalflowofdestinyintheworld(her
Kismet).

WhatfollowsaresomeexampleKismets,aswellasameanstoviolatetheKismetandthus
incurParadox.
ExamplesofKismetfortheChosenofJourneys

EnsuretheprosperityoftheGuild.(Freeingacaravanofguildslavesabouttobesoldto
theFairFolk.)
Causeacontentedhomebodytogoonabothersomeadventure.(Encouragingthat
homebodytheyrebetteroffstayingathome,becausetheyareyourfriendand
adventuresaredangerous.)
Allowingawanderingpeopletopermanentlysettledown.(Assistingthepeopleinfinding
ahomelandoftheirown.)

ExamplesofKismetfortheChosenofSerenity

Bringtogethertwochildrenofrivalhouses,bothalikeindignity.(Fallinlovewithand
abductoneofthemforyourself.)
InspireanartisttoproduceoneofthegreatworksofartfortheAge.(Producingthework
yourselfandpassingitoffasthatoftheartists.)
Ensurethataspecificbloodlineispropagatedthroughtheyears.(Assistingapretender
tothelineage,inordertopreventcivilwarfrombreakingout.)

ExamplesofKismetfortheChosenofBattles

Mentorastriplingintobeingaherooravillain.(Trainingyourwouldbeherointheartof
poisonandassassinationtobemoreeffective,orkillingyourwouldbevillaintosavethe
livesoftheirvictims.)
Ensurethatanambitiousnobleoversteps,ignitingacivilwar.(Assistthatnoblebehind
thescenes,suchthattheyrisetopowerwithoutcivilwarbreakingout)
Safeguardamansuchthathedoesnotfalluntilhisappointedbattle.(Themanyou
guardisamonsterwhorichlydeserveshisdeath)

ExamplesofKismetfortheChosenofSecrets

EnsurethatthelostheirofLookshyremainslostbutdiscoverable.(Allowingsomeoneto
accuratelytracetheirlineageasthelostheir.)
ConcealthecrimesofHeaven.(Revealthosecrimessothatjusticemaybedone)
Discoverthetruthofyourself.(Turnawayfromtruthsyouwishwerenotso)

ExamplesofKismetfortheChosenofEndings

BringtheendofGem.(Standingindefenseofyouradoptedhome,Gem)
Cureplaguesonlyaftertheyravagetheland(Refusetostandidlybyandwatchasthe
innocentsuffer)

Bringpeaceinaregionravagedbywar.(Therebelswillonlystopfightingwhensome
gruesomeexamplesaremade)

Backlash
WhenaSiderealgainsoneormorepointsofParadox,theStorytellershouldrolldiceequalto
hernewParadoxrating.Foreachsuccess,theSiderealsParadoxisreducedby1,andshe
suffersfromapointofBacklash.IfaSiderealsParadoxwouldreachorexceed10,then
insteadshesuffersfroma10pointBacklashandreducesherParadoxtozero.TheStoryteller
shoulddistributetheseBacklashpointsacrossthefollowingcategories:

CausalityViolation
1. Relativelyminorviolationsofcausalityoccuraroundyou.Waterflowsbackwards,flags
flapinthewrongdirection,milkcurdles,candlesburninthecolorofyourMaiden,flowers
bloomorwiltoutofseason.
2. Severebutlimitedviolationsofcausalityoccuraroundyou.Acontactyouneeded
drownsondryland.Anacquaintanceknowinglybetraysyouintothehandsofyour
enemies.
3. Moderateviolationsofcausalityoccurinawideareaaroundyou.Adrunkenriotburns
downaneighborhood,asthewinebarrelsrefusetoempty.Abothersomefate
aberration(p.XX)mayoccur.
4. Severeviolationsofcausalityoccurinaverywideareaaroundyou.Aprince'skingdom
fallsintocivilwarafterhisassassination,eventhoughheisstillalive.Adangerousfate
aberration(p.XX)mayoccur.
5. Verysevereviolationsofcausalityoccur,potentiallyimpactingtheregionforever.A
volcanoeruptsfromamossyhillacycloneflattensacityfromclearskiesaspellfor
clearweathersuddenlycreatesunendingdrought.Apowerfulandantagonisticfate
aberration(p.XX)mayoccurpotentiallyevencatalyzingaGetimianExaltation.

Incursion
1. Aghost,hobgoblinorunboundfirstcircledemonentersCreation.Althoughtheywillnot
directlyseekyouout,theirpresenceislikelytocomplicateyourlife.
2. Asabove,buttheentityleavesbehindarift,allowingcommunicationandpossession,
butnottransportationformsbetweenCreationandsomeotherrealm.
3. Alargerincursionofuptohalfadozensuchspirits.Alternatively,asinglemorepowerful
entitymaycomethrough,suchasaFairFolknoble,apowerfulnephwrackorasecond
circledemon.
4. BreakthrougharegionofCreationislosttotheBordermarches,breaksintoa
Shadowland,orbecomesapathtotheDemonRealm.Maligninfluenceiscertainto
seepinfromsuchathing.
5. InvasionaregionofCreationissunderedandclaimedbytheenemyitfallstothe
middlemarchesoftheWyldandacourtofFairFolknobility,orbecomesaShadowland

centeredonapowerfulandmaliciousghostlyforce,oraSecondCircleDemoniswaiting
tomarchuponCreationwithdozensoflessersattheircall.

Madness
1. Forthenextday,youareplaguedbyhauntingapparitionsoutofthecornersofyour
eyes,theshadowsofpaststhatneverwereandfuturesthatwillnotbe.Youcannot
spendWillpowerduringthistime.
2. Forthenextday,youarehauntedbytheghostsofyourregrets.Spectralaccusers
shoutyourfailingsatyouyourhandsmaydripwithblood,oryourreflectiontwistand
mockyou.YoucannotspendorgainWillpowerduringthistime.Alternatively,youmay
sufferfromthefirstlevelforaweek.
3. Forthenextday,youbecomepronetofitsofinappropriateemotionbreaking
suddenlyintotearsoverdinner,laughinghystericallyduringafuneral,orfallingasleep
inafight.Alternatively,insteadofinappropriateemotions,fatemaysimplyconspire
againstyou,resultingindisastrousfailureofwhatshouldbetheeasiestoftasksmost
oftenwhentryingtowarnsomeoneoftheconsequencesoftheiractions.Onceper
day,theStorytellermayopttoforceoneofyourrollstobeabotch.Theymustdeclare
thisbeforeyouroll.Alternatively,youmaysufferthefirstlevelforamonth,orthe
secondlevelforaweek.
4. Forthenextday,youadoptoneofyourResplendentDestinypersonas.Youare
unabletoactagainstyourpersona'sintimacies,andbelievethepersonatobeyour
trueself.Duringthistime,youarealsounabletoadoptaResplendentDestinyyour
fateistoofragmentedtoweaveanotheratopit.Alternatively,youmaysufferthefirst
levelforaseason,thesecondforamonth,orthethirdforaweek.
5. Yousufferoneofthepreviouslevelsfor(respectively)aweek,amonth,aseasonora
year.

Doom
Yougainageasatabooofobligationorprohibition.Uponviolationofthisgeas,yourDoom
falls,inflictingthespecifiedamountofdamageuponyou.Untilthattime,itlurks,waitingand
hungry.YouandyourStorytellershouldworktogethertocreateanappropriategeasforyouto
laborunder.Thisdamagecanalsobesafelydealtwithwheneveryoucouldremoveapointof
Paradox,youmayinsteadremoveadieofdamagefromyourDoom.Oncethedamageisdealt,
orifyoureducethedamagetonothing,thegeasisended.

DamagefromDoomcannotbereducedbycharmsorarmor.Fatewillnotbedenied.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Youwillsuffer3diceofbashingdamage.
Youwillsuffereither6diceofbashingdamage,or3diceoflethaldamage.
Youwillsuffereither10diceofbashingdamage,or6diceoflethaldamage.
Youwillsuffer10diceoflethaldamage.
Youwillsuffer15diceoflethaldamage.

ArcaneFateandResplendentDestinies
CasteDescriptions
ChosenofJourneys
ChosenofSerenity
ChosenofBattles
ChosenofSecrets
ChosenofEndings

Merits
AnimaEffects
ChosenofJourneysAnimaEffects
ChosenofSerenityAnimaEffects
ChosenofBattlesAnimaEffects
ChosenofSecretsAnimaEffects
ChosenofEndingsAnimaEffects

CharacterAdvancement
ExperiencePoints
SiderealExperience

RoleBonus

THECHOSENOFJOURNEYS
CasteAbilities
:Archery,Athletics,Dodge,Larceny,Resistance,Ride,Sail,Survival,Thrown
AnimaEffects:
For10motes,youmayplacetheLesserSignofMercuryuponyourselforan
allywithinuptoMediumrange.ThisaddsyourEssencescoretoallrollsdependingonfoot
speed,mostnotablyrush,disengageandwithdrawactions,fortheremainderofthescene.
Diceaddedinthisfashiondonotcountasdiceaddedbyacharm.WhentheChosensanimais
atbonfire,youandalliesouttoMediumrangegainthiseffectforfree.

THECHOSENOFSERENITY
CasteAbilities
:Awareness,Craft,Dodge,Investigation,Linguistics,Performance,Presence,
Socialize,Survival
AnimaEffects:
For10motes,youmayplacetheLesserSignofVenusuponyourselforanally
withinuptoMediumrange.ThisaddsyourEssencescoretoallinstillandinspireactionsfor
theremainderofthescene.Diceaddedinthisfashiondonotcountasdiceaddedbyacharm.
WhentheChosensanimaisatbonfire,youandalliesouttoMediumrangegainthiseffectfor
free.

THECHOSENOFBATTLES
CasteAbilities
:Archery,Brawl,Linguistics,Lore,Medicine,Melee,Presence,Sail,War
AnimaEffects:
For10motes,youmayplacetheLesserSignofMarsuponyourselforanally
withinuptoMediumrange.ThisaddsyourEssencescoretoyoursoakagainstwithering
attacksfortheremainderofthescene.WhentheChosensanimaisatbonfire,youandallies
outtoMediumrangegainthiseffectforfree.

THECHOSENOFSECRETS
CasteAbilities
:Bureaucracy,Investigation,Larceny,Lore,Melee,Occult,Resistance,
Socialize,Stealth
AnimaEffects:
For10motes,youmayplacetheLesserSignofJupiteruponyourselforanally
withinuptoMediumrange.ThisaddsyourhalfEssencescore(roundup)toyourGuile,forthe
remainderofthescene.Thisdoesnotcountasanincreaseaddedbyacharm.Additionally,
themindofacharacterunderthisSignissacrosancttheymaynothavetheirthoughtsdirectly
readbyanysupernaturaleffect.WhentheChosensanimaisatbonfire,youandalliesoutto
Mediumrangegainthiseffectforfree.

THECHOSENOFENDINGS
CasteAbilities
:Athletics,Awareness,Brawl,Bureaucracy,Integrity,Medicine,Occult,Craft,
Thrown

AnimaEffects:
For10motes,youmayplacetheLesserSignofSaturnuponyourselforanally
withinuptoMediumrange.AcharacterunderthisSignaddshalfyourEssencescore(round
up)totherawdamageofasuccessfuldecisiveattackmadeduringthescene.Diceaddedin
thisfashiondonotcountasdiceaddedbyacharm.WhentheChosensanimaisatbonfire,
youandalliesouttoMediumrangegainthiseffectforfree.Acharactercanonlybenefitfrom
thispoweronceperday,resettingwhenthesunsetscompletely.

ARCANEFATEANDRESPLENDENTDESTINIES

DuetotheshatteringoftheMask,theSiderealsslipfromthememoryoftheworld.

Attheendofanyscene,allmortalswhodonothaveatleastaminorintimacytowardsthe
Siderealbegintoforgetaboutthembytheendofthenextscene,theyretainonlythehaziestof
memories.

Attheendofeachstory,allcharacterssubjecttoArcaneFate,andwhomhaveanIntimacy
towardseitheraSiderealinparticularortowardsSiderealsasawholearesubjecttoa10dice
socialinfluenceactiontoweakentheIntimacy,supportedbyaMajorIntimacy.Thisinfluence
occursonceperappropriateIntimacy.

SiderealsareneversubjecttotheforgetfulnessbroughtonbyArcaneFate.Especiallypotent
supernaturalbeings(suchastheIncarnae,theDeathlordsordemonprinces)arealsoimmune.
Somebeings,suchastheGetimianExaltedorcertainExtigents,maybeconditionallyimmune
aswell.Additionally,mostGodsalthoughsubjecttoArcaneFatehavesufficientlyregular
remindersoftheexistenceoftheSiderealstoeffectivelycounterthegradualwashofmemory.

AcharacterwhohastheirlastIntimacytowardsaSiderealortowardsSiderealsasawholelost
willforgettheSiderealentirelylikewisetowardscollectiveIntimacies.

WhenaSiderealneedstointeractwiththeworldforanextendedperiod,theywillmostoftendo
sobyweavingthemselvesintothestoryasanappropriatecharacteranacttheycalldonninga
ResplendentDestiny.

EachAbilityhasaCharm,'ResplendentDestinyof(Constellation)'

Witheachpurchase,theSiderealcraftsanewpersona,muchastheSolarCharm
'HeartEclipsingShroud',althoughthespecificsofwhatthenewpersona'sdesignvaryby
constellation.

ThesepersonasarenottouchedbyArcaneFatemortalswillrememberinteractionswiththem
normally,andintimaciesformedtothemwillnotfadeunderthevagariesofArcaneFate.Thisis
trueevenwhentheSiderealisnotwearingtheDestiny.

ResplendentDestiniesarefragiletheyimmediatelyendiftheSiderealgrosslyviolatestheirrole
oriftheiranimaflarestobonfirelevel.Theycanalsoalwaysbeendedasasimpleactofwill,
requiringaSimpleactionand1Willpower.

CharactersmustassignanyMeritwhichisstronglytiedtotheworldofCreationsmortalstoa
ResplendentDestinymortalswillsimplynotrememberyoulongenoughotherwise.The
StorytellerhasfinalsayonwhatMeritsyoucanpossessasyourself,andwhatMeritsmustbe
associatedwithaparticularDestiny.

DonningaResplendentDestinycanbedoneforfreeoverthecourseoffivehoursspent
wearingthetrappingsoftheConstellationandwithoutviolatingtheassociations,orasaSimple
actionfor10m.

ResplendentDestiniescanprovideminorcosmeticchangestoacharacter'sappearance,but
onlytotheextentofamortaldisguise.Theydonotovertlychangeacharacter'sclothingor
possessionsandacharacterwhoisdressedtoofaroutofcharacterforagivenDestinymay
haveitshatterassoonasit'sdonned.

Chapter5:CharmsoftheSiderealExalted

CharmconcepttextgoesheredescribeDesigns,explaininteractionofTNincreasesand
DoubleNeffects,anyothergeneralconcepts.

ARCHERY:THEQUIVER
THESCRIPTUREOFTHECLAYMAIDEN
Once,therewasamaiden
whomadeherselffromthesubstanceoftheworld.
Sheknewhowtoeatanowlsheartandgainitsinsight.
Sheknewhowtobakeherselfinthesunandmeltherselfintherain.
Sheknewhowtomessupwisdom.
Sheknewhowtolove,andhowtohate.
Survivalisflexibility,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheQuiver
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Archery1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
AnEssence2+repurchaseofthischarmmorefullyembodiesthecharacterturnonefailureinto
asuccessonyourJoinBattlerolls.

AstheArrowFalls
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Archery2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Whenattemptingtodecideamongstseveraloptions,theSiderealmayuseAstheArrowFallsto
knowwhichwayshecangotobestfulfilherkismet.Refusingtofollowthatpathonceitis
revealedtohercauseshertorolladie,gainingonepointofParadoxpersuccess.

DiscretionaryValor
Cost:
2m,2i
Mins:
Archery2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thereisnogloryindeath,andthewisewarriorknowswhentheyareoutmatchedandmust
retreat.DiscretionaryValorsupplementsadisengageattemptincreasethetargetnumberofall
attemptstoopposethedisengagementby1.IftheSiderealwearstheDestinyoftheQuiver,it
alsocostseachopponentwhowishestoopposethedisengagement1initiativetodoso.
AtEssence3+,shegainsthisbenefitevenwhennotintheDestinyoftheQuiver.

GeneralizedAmmunitionTechnique
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Archery2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
FatewillalwaysprovidetheSiderealwiththeammunitiontheyneed,althoughthatammunition
maybeunconventional.Shemayfireanythingnoheavierthanherfistandnolongerthanher
armasifitwereanarrow,includinghandfulsofdustorfire,shouts,dragonflies,orshadows.
Regardlessofthesourceoftheammunition,thearrowonlybearsthefateofanarrowanarrow
pulledfromacampfiremaysmolderbutdealsnoadditionaldamage,norwillitsetanything
alight.
AtEssence2+,youmayalsouseGeneralizedAmmunitionTechniquetoconjurelightmortal
throwingweaponsaswellasboltsandarrows.

AnyDirectionArrow
Cost:
3m,2i
Mins:
Archery3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Dual
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
GeneralizedAmmunitionTechnique
BysightingalongthelinesofFate,theSiderealmayconvertanydicefromAiminginto
successes.Witheringattacksalsoaddthesesuccessestotheirdamageroll.Heavycoveris
treatedasonlybeinglightcoverlightcoverisentirelyignored.

InvincibleYouthAttitude
Cost:
6m,3i
Mins:
Archery3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Psyche

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DiscretionaryValor
TheSiderealplacestheirtargetbeneaththeDescendingArrow,fillingthemwithunmerited
arroganceintheirowninvincibility.InvincibleYouthAttitudesupplementsanInspireactionif
successful,thetargetrefusesthebenefitsofcoverandactivelyresistsbeingguardedbyothers.
Whileheisaward,attacksmadeagainsthimwhichexceedhisguardian'sParryignorethe
guardianentirely.Resistingthisinspirationcosts2willpowerinsteadof1.

EveryDirectionArrow
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Archery4,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AnyDirectionArrow
Thecoinofchanceisfickle,buttheQuiveralwaysknowshowitwillfall.WhentheSidereal
makesanArcheryattack,shechoosesuptotwotargetswithinCloserangeofoneanother.If
theattackissufficienttostrikeboth,shemaychoosewhichoneofthetwowhomithitsifitis
onlysufficienttostrikeone,thenDestinyhasdecidedforher.

FallingStarStruck
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Archery4,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AnyDirectionArrow
Insomecultures,fallingstarsarethoughttobeMars'arrows,asshefiresdownuponthe
wicked.ByusingFallingStarStruck,theSiderealassuresthatthewickedarestruckdown.
ShesupplementsadecisiveattackouttoLongrangewithouttheneedforanAimaction.The
targetnumberofthedamagerollisloweredbyoneitisreducedbyanotheroneifherInitiative
is12+,andreducedbyanotheroneifsheusesFallingStarStruckagainstanenemyshe
crashed.
FallingStarStruckmayonlybeusedonceperscene.Itisresetiftheenemytargettedis
incapacitatedorwithdraws.

FiveSeasonsApproach
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Archery2,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThestrengthoftheQuiverisinyieldingandadaptingsheisalwaysreadytotakeadvantageof
anenemy'sslightestmisstep.FiveSeasonsApproachsupplementsaStrategicManeuverroll

whenused,theSiderealselectsherstratagemaftertheresultsareknown.
IfshewearstheDestinyoftheQuiverwhenusingFiveSeasonsApproach,shemayconvert
onefailureintoasuccessontheStrategicManeuverroll.

BeneaththeBeneath
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Archery3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
FiveSeasonsApproach
ThegreatestgeneralsknowtheirenemybetterthantheyknowthemselvestheSiderealsees
thefeintbeneaththefeint,andtwistknowledgelikeaknife.BeneaththeBeneathsupplements
aStrategicManeuverrollwhenused,theSiderealdoublesanybonusesshegetsforstudying
heropponentorhavingspiesortraitorswithinhisranks.

InstantGeniusStyle
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Archery3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DiscretionaryValor
TheQuiverknowseverything,eventhosethingstheydon'tknow.InstantGeniusStyle
supplementsanattempttointroduceorchallengeafactforwhichtheSiderealdoesn'thavethe
properbackground,butwhichshecouldperformmundanelyavailableresearchtoallow,she
mayomittheneedforresearch.

OpportuneShot
Cost:
3m,1i
Mins:
Archery5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Clash,Witheringonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
EveryDirectionArrow,FallingStarStruck
TheQuivermakestheirownluck,interceptingshotsfiredatthemandturningthembackagainst
thefoolsthatwoulddefyfate.OpportuneShotallowsthetheSiderealtomakeareflexive
witheringArcheryattackwhensheistargetedbyanArcheryorThrownattackfromShortor
Mediumrange,regardlessofherplaceintheInitiativeorder.Thisdoesnotcountasher
combataction.
Iftheattackeriscrashedasaresultofthisclashattack,theSiderealmayreflexivelytakean
Aimactionathim.

AmaryllisStance
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Archery3,Essence3

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
InvincibleYouthAttitude,InstantGeniusStyle
Prideknowspride,andtherearenonemoreproudthantheQuiver.AslongastheSidereal
maintainstheAmaryllisStance,shegainsaDefiningPrincipleof'ConfidenceInMyself',which
cannotbereducedbynonmagicalinfluence.Additionally,ifshesuccessfullyusesRead
Intentionsonanother,sheautomaticallylearnsiftheyholdanyintimaciesbasedon
selfconfidence,prideorarrogance.

Churl'sTongueTechnique
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Archery4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
AmaryllisStance
TheSiderealexcludestheirvictimfromtheHouseoftheQuiverhisbanterseemsslowand
crass,hismannerunrefined.WhileshemaintainstheChurl'sTongueTechnique,everything
thevictimsaysisheardintheworstlight.Increasethetargetnumberofanyinspireorinstill
actionhetakesby1additionally,iftheiractionfails,theintendedtargetoftheactiongainsa
minorintimacyofdisdainforhim.Multiplefailureswillnotincreaseanintimacypastminor,
althoughtheactionsofthechurlmight.

FoeFacingProphecy
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Archery5,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BeneaththeBeneath
WarsarewagedinCreation,butthevictorsaredecidedintheCrimsonPanoplyofVictory,and
Heavenknowsthestrategieschosenbeforethegeneralissuestheirfirstorder.Whenmakinga
strategicmaneuverroll,theSidereal'sopponentmustrevealtheirdesiredstratagembefore
rolling,andincreaseshistargetnumberfortherollby1.

RedEyedArcher
Cost:
1m,2i
Mins:
Archery5,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Witheringonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
OpportuneShot
TheredeyesofMarsseeallherarrowsflybydesireandstrikewithoutneedforaim.The
SiderealemulatestheMaidenofBattleswhensheusesRedEyedArcher,makingawithering

ArcheryorThrownattackouttoLongrangewithouttheneedtoAimfirst.Shegainsnobenefit
fromAimingwhenusingthischarm,nordoesRedEyedArcherextendtherangeofher
weapons.

ManyMissilesBowTechnique
Cost:
10m,1wp,3i
Mins:
Archery5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
RedEyedArcher,Atleast4otherArcheryCharms
TheultimateexpressionoftheQuiveristoalwayshavethearrowyouneed.TheSidereal
presentsaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheClayMaidentotheworld,whereuponit
flareswithagaudypinklightandformsahalooverherhead.
Fortheremainderofthescene,shemayapplytransformationstoherarrowsastheyarein
flight,reshapingthemasneeded.Shedoesnotneedammunitiontofirethesetransformative
arrows,asdestinyprovidesforher.WhentheSiderealfirstlearnsManyMissilesBow
Technique,shelearnstwotransformationseachadditionaltransformationcosts1xptolearn.
ThepotentialtransformationsareboundedonlybyCreationbelowaresomeexamples.
*RainofFire:Supplementadecisiveattackthearrowtransformsintoarainoffire.Increase
yourdecisivedamagebyEssenceregardlessoftheattack'ssuccess,createabonfire(pg.232)
atthelocationofthetarget.
*Snow:Takeasimpleactionandfireanarrowintothesky.Withinmoments,itbeginstosnow
heavily,obscuringvisibility,imposinga2penaltyonallactionstakenbeyondCloserangeand
renderingallterraindifficultouttoLongrange.TheSiderealisunaffectedbythesnow,asare
anyallieswithinheranima.
*Life:TakeasimpleactionandfireanarrowofyourownbloodintoanallyouttoLongrange.
Yousufferonelevelofbashingdamage,whiletheyhealonelevelofbashingorlethaldamage.
*Grain:Takeasimpleactionandfireanarrowintothegroundatyourfeet.Instantly,afieldof
ripewheat,rice,oranotherappropriatecerealrisesup,enoughtofeedonepersonforaday.
*Boulder:Supplementadecisiveattackmidflight,thearrowtransformsintoagiantboulder.
ThetargetmaynotapplytheirParrydefenseagainstthisattack,andiftheytakeanydamage,
theyarealsoknockedprone.
*Glass:Supplementawitheringattackthearrowtransformsintoashardofglass.Reducethe
target'sDefenseby2andtheirsoakfromarmorby4againstthisattack.

ATHLETICS:THERISINGSMOKE
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENANDTHEDUST
Once,therewasamaiden
wholearnedthatthefastersheran,thefastershecouldrun.
Thus,runningconsumedher,

Untiloneday,sheflewbeyondtheendingofherlife.
AndhereIthoughtitdlastforever,shesaid.
But
Theresalwaysanending,saidtherun.

ResplendentDestinyoftheRisingSmoke
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Athletics1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
AnEssence2+repurchaseofthischarmmorefullyembodiesthecharacteradd(Essence/2,
roundup)noncharmdicetoanyAthleticsrollsdependingonfleetnessorfootspeed.

InexorableAdvance
Cost:
5m,2i
Mins:
Athletics2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Nooneescapestheendnomatterhowfasttheyrun,theyfindthatSaturnistherewaiting.
Negateallwoundormobilitypenaltiesonarushroll,andcompletethemovementinstantlyona
success,insteadofwaitingforthetargettomove.IftheSiderealattacksacharacteronthe
sameturnsherushesthemwithInexorableAdvance,hetakes1Defense.

ForgottenEarth
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Athletics3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
InexorableAdvance
Assumingthedestinyofaburntoffering,theSiderealsoarsupwardsheforgetstofall,andthe
earthistoorudetoremindher.ForgottenEarthsupplementsherreflexivemovement,allowing
hertoleaparangebandforwardorupwardsfortheremainderofthescene.Bearingnomore
weightthansmoke,shealsogainsperfectbalanceandcanrunalongoracrosssurfacestoo
narroworweaktonormallysupportherwithoutneedingtoroll(Dexterity+Athletics).
AnEssence2repurchaseofForgottenEarthenhancesherabilitytoescapeanystuntshe
makesinvolvingjumpingorsoaringtodisengageturnsthestuntdiceintosuccesses.

NoEscape
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Athletics3,Essence1

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
InexorableAdvance
TheSiderealdrawsintheirbreathandexhalesstagnation,impedingtheabilityofothersto
leavetheirpresence.Whenanenemyattemptstodisengagefromyou,everyoneopposingthe
attemptgainsbonussuccessesequaltothenumberof1sherolls.IftheSiderealisinthe
DestinyoftheRisingSmoke,everyoneinsteadgainsbonussuccessesequaltothenumberof
1sand2srolled.
AtEssence3,youmaypay6motestoincreasethedurationofNoEscapetoIndefinite.While
thecharmisactive,omenswarnofyourinescapablehunger.

ScentofSpilledBlood
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Athletics3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
ResplendentDestinyoftheRisingSmoke
Upononethingdobothgodanddevilagreethereisnofinerofferingthanbloodspiltandcast
intothesmokingflame.WhensheactivatesScentofSpilledBlood,theSiderealgainsan
instinctivesenseifbloodhasbeenspilledinthescene.Treatthisasacasesceneaction,save
thatsheknowswithinsecondsifbloodhasbeenspilledinthelastweekwithoutneedingtoroll.
Olderviolencecanstillbesniffedout,butmayrequirelongerandsuccessful(Perception+
Investigation)checkseachsuccessallowstheSiderealtoscentprogressivelyfurtherbacka
month,aseason,ayear,adecade,acentury,andsoon.Anyviolencethatshedetectswith
ScentofSpilledBloodalsoconveysafewwordsofthenatureoftheviolence,oranypowerful
intimaciesfeltbythevictim.

Journey'sEnd
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Athletics2,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Risingsmokegreetsthewearytravelerontheroad,thesignofshelterandthepromiseofrest.
TheSiderealbringthisyearningtolaydownburdensandceaseajourneytotheirtarget
Journey'sEndsupplementsapersuadeactionintendedtoconvincethetargettoceasetheir
travellingandsetdownroots.Foreach10rolledontheroll,youmayeithertreatanexisting
intimacythatsupportsyouractionasbeingonestepstronger,ortreatthetargetashavinga
principleof'Thedesiretorest'.Thisprincipleistreatedasaminorintimacywithonlyone10,a
majorintimacywithtwo10s,oradefiningintimacywiththree10s.

ChaffThreshingTechnique
Cost:
4m,1wp
Mins:
Athletics3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Journey'sEnd
Itisacrueltrickofthegodsthattalentanddesirearenotgiveninequalmeasureonestudent
practicesdayafterday,onlytobedefeatedeffortlesslybyanotheronstrengthofnaturalgifts.
Thekindestthingistodissuadesuchstudentsfromapathofhardship.ChaffThreshing
TechniquesupplementsaPersuadeactiontoconvincesomeonetogiveuponaparticulartask
orcareertheSiderealistreatedasbeingabletoleverageaMajorIntimacy.

HungryTouch
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Athletics4,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Dual
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
InexorableAdvance
Wallsofstonedonotstoptheend,nordoesironarmororshieldsofbronze.Eventhe
panopliesoftheExaltedoffernosuccorfromSaturn'sfataltouch.HungryTouchsupplements
anattacktheSiderealmakes.Ifitenhancesawitheringattack,shereducesthetarget'ssoakby
(Athletics)ifitenhancesadecisiveattack,shereducesthetarget'sHardnessby(thehigherof
Essenceor2).

BurnLife
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Athletics5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NoEscape,ForgottenEarth,HungryTouch
Likeagardabird,theSiderealmayburnherlifetorenewit.Likeacandle,thereisacostpaid
forsuchrestoration.Evenwhenunconscious,shemayuseBurnLifetospeedherhealing
increasinghernaturalhealingbyafactorof(EssencexAthletics).Thisboostedhealinglasts
foronlyoneday,andonlyforeachhourshespendsatrest.Foreachhourspentrestinginthis
fashion,theSiderealreducesherspanofdaysbyonehasteningherendevenasshedelaysit.
AnEssence4repurchaseofBurnLifegrantsamoreremarkablecapability.Byenteringa
meditativetrance,shemayhealevenseeminglypermanentinjuriessuchasthelossofaneye
orlimb.ThisuseofBurnLifecosts1xpperleveltohealaminorcripplinginjury,2xptoheala
majorcripplinginjury,and3xptohealadefiningcripplinginjury.Italsorequiresanumberof
weeksofuninterruptedmeditationequaltotheamountofexperiencespentcastingher
remaininghoursinabonfiretoemergewholeandrenewed.Whileinthetrance,propheciesof

theSidereal'simminentrebirthfilltheheavens.

LifeLeftBehind
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Athletics2,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design,Psyche
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
Journey'sEnd
Somecrimesresisteasyforgivenessfortheaccused,itisofteneasiesttovanish,likeaghost
ofsmokelostinthewind.WhentheSiderealusesLifeLeftBehind,aslongastherecipient
remainsatleastonemonthbyfootawayfromtheiroldhomeanddoesnotanswertothename
oftheirbirth,anyonefromtheiroldhomemustpay3willpowertorecognizetheblessedbytheir
originalidentity.WhilethecharmismaintainedandtheblessingofLifeLeftBehindisactive,
horoscopesanddivinationswillwhisperoftheblessed'sunfinishedbusinessandmaydraw
seekersfromtheirpastbutsolongastheydonotviolatethestricturesoftheblessing,they
remainanonymous.

BloodPurityTaste
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Athletics3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofSpilledBlood
TheBloodoftheDragonswasonceasastrongbrandyintheveinsoftheTerrestrialExalted
nowitisawellwateredwine.Evenso,theSiderealcandivineifitrunstrueforagivenscionof
theDragons.Bysamplingthetarget'sblood(whichrequiresinflicting1lethalpointofdamage),
theycanlearntherelativepurityoftheTerrestrialExaltedbloodlinewithinhim,andifheis
mortalwhetherornothewilltaketheSecondBreathasamemberoftheDragonBlooded
Host.

Heartbreak
Cost:
6m,3ior6m,1wp
Mins:
Athletics4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofSpilledBlood
Somesoulsaretoostubborntopassattheirappointedhourbutevenforthem,thehearthas
onlysomanybeatsbeforeitwillcease.UsingHeartbreakrequirestheSiderealtodrawthe
RisingSmokeDescendantuponthevictimincombat,thisisadifficulty5gambit.Outof
combat,itcosts6motesandonewillpowertouse,andtendstodrawattention.
ThosecursedbyHeartbreakfindtheirheartssuddenlyseizingupsometimespounding,other
timessimplystopping.Treatthisasapoison,withthefollowingtraits:

Damage/interval:3i/round(LethalinCrash)
Duration:(Athletics+thresholdsuccessesonthegambitroll,orAthletics+5outsideof
combat)
Penalty:(Higherof3orEssence)

ThosewhodieofHeartbreakshownosignofviolentdeathitsimplyseemsasiftheirheart
gaveout.

InvisibleMotion
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Athletics5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip,Perilous
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
BurnLife,AtLeast3otherAthleticsCharms
Theendingcomes,soughtorunsought.Evenwhenthedaysseemtostandstill,theycan
advancewithstartlingspeed.ByburningaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheMaiden
andtheDustinaflashofburgundyessence,theSiderealtranscendsthisparadoxmoving
withoutcrossingspace,actingwithouttakingtime.WhileInvisibleMotionisactive,sheseems
tobemovinginaflickeringlightalwaysappearingstill,butalwaysinmotion.Sheignoresall
penaltiestoherEvasionwhenevershetakesasuccessfulRushorDisengageaction,she
steals1initiativefromeachvictimthatopposedher,andmayreflexivelyattempttoestablish
surprisebyhidingbetweenthesecondsofsight.Finally,eachturnthatshestartsinclose
rangetooneormoreenemiesgivesheroneinitiative.
Whileininitiativecrash,theSiderealisjostledbackintotimetheeffectsofInvisibleMotionwill
reassertthemselvesassoonassheisnolongercrashed.

AWARENESS:THECROW
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENANDTHESCYTHE
Once,therewasamaiden
whowasborn,andtoldhermom,IknowhowImgonnadie.
Itsgonnahurtbad,
andIaintcomingback.
Icouldavoidit,butIwont.
causeoneday,deathdcometomeandsay,Baby,dontyouknow?
Theresalwaysanending.

TheCrowrepresentstheendofillusionsanddreams.Itisinevitabilityandtherecognition
thereof.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomaintakecomfortindeathsrelease,morbid
humorandtheheroismofforlornhope.Inthedescendingaspect,theydisplayfalsebravado,
confusedespairforacceptance,andcarenothingforthesufferingofothers.TheCrowisthe

constellationoftheancestorandtheancestorcult,theyoungwidow,theoldman,thedeath
masksofCalibrationdancersanddeathbyoldage.

Trappings
TheCrowcarriesblackfeathersandwearsablackcloak.Sheismorbidlyhumorousandclever,
andsheisattractedtoshinyobjects.

Correlations
Slowbutpainlessdeaths,inevitability,orphans,acceptanceofdeath,darkhumor,depression,
waking,indifference

ResplendentDestinyoftheCrow
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Awareness1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
AnEssence2+repurchaseofthischarmmorefullyembodiesthecharacteryoucanspenda
willpowerandeattheeyeofacorpsetoseethelastthingtheysaw,andknowiftheyhavelefta
ghostorhungryghostbehind.

PriorWarning
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Awareness2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Whentheystoptolisten,aSiderealcanheartheflappingofheavywings,andthecroakingcaw
ofablackbird.Sheknowswhenthecrygrowsloudthatanendiscomingbutifsheisready,it
neednotbehers,yet.AslongasPriorWarningisactive,beforesherollsJoinBattle,the
Siderealrolls(Essence+Awareness).Witheachsuccess,theSiderealmaytakeasimple
actioninpreparationofthecomingviolence.Theseactionscannotbeovertanycharms
activatedmaynotbeobviousorcauseheranimatoincreaseinintensity,andanymundane
actionsmusthavebeenplausibleintheminuteleadinguptoafight.Readyingaweaponand
usingaFormtypeCharmareexplicitlyalwayspermitted,evenifthesewouldseemimprobable.
Anyactionsnottakenmayinsteadbeconvertedintomotes,reducingthecostofcharmsused
whenrollingJoinBattle.
WhileundertheeffectsofPriorWarning,omenswillwarnthosewhowouldbringviolencetothe
Siderealthattheyareprepared.

ExpectedPain
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Awareness3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
PriorWarning
ThescreamofanarrowandofashriekingcrowcanberemarkablysimilartotheSiderealthat
haslearnedtolisten,allowinghertomakereadyforthecomingpain.Whenshesuffersfroman
unexpectedattack,shegainsoneinitiativeforeach1rolledontheattacker's(Dexterity+
Stealth)roll.Iftherearemultipleattackers,shegainsthisbenefitfromonlythemost
advantageousroll.IftheSiderealisintheDestinyoftheCrow,shegainsoneinitiativeforeach
1or2rolledinstead.
Innoncombatsituations,shegainsoneturnofwarningbeforesomethingunpleasantor
dangeroushappenswarningofincipientbetrayal,poisonedwine,oranunexpectedaudit.

Crow'sCroakingLaugh
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Awareness4,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Nomatterhowwretchedlyterriblethesituation,theSiderealcanseethehorriblejokethat
makesitbearable.ShemayonlyuseCrowsCroakingLaughterwhensheoranallyinclose
rangeisininitiativecrashwhenshedoes,theSiderealandeachallywithinshortrangeandin
crashgain1temporarywillpower,whichcanexceedyourpermanentwillpower.Crows
CroakingLaughtercannotbeusedmorethanonceaday,althoughitisresetwhenanallyin
closerangesuffersapermanentcripplinginjuryorisreducedtoincapacitated.

InevitablePursuit
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Awareness2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
ResplendentDestinyoftheCrow
TheSiderealloopsathreadofvioletstarlightaroundhertargetuntilsheletsitgo,itinevitably
leadsherbacktohim.UsingInevitablePursuitrequirestouchingthetarget,adifficulty2gambit
incombat.Onceapplied,theSiderealgainsdouble9sontrackingrolls,andmaycontest
magicaltrackcoveringeffects,suchasTracelessPassage.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheCrow
shemayalsoreroll10suntil10snolongerappear,accumulatingsuccessesasshegoes.

WiseChoice
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Awareness3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
PriorWarning
Thecrowisatricksybird,difficulttosnareorcatch.TheSiderealwhispersaquestiontothe
Crow,andletstheirwisdomguidethem.WhensheusesWiseChoice,shemayaska'whatif'
question,andreceiveabriefdescriptionoftheprobableconsequencesfromtheStoryteller's
perspective.ItispossibletochainusesofWiseChoicetogether,buteachquestionaskedin
thesamesceneafterthefirstriskstanglingtheweaveoffatebetweenwouldcouldbeandwhat
ismoreforeachadditionaluse,theSiderealrollsadieandgainsParadoxequaltothe
successes.Forthisreason,Siderealswilloftencometogethertocontemplatetheiroptionsin
largegroupsifeachonlydivinesasinglepath,theriskofParadoxforanyofthemislimited.

OrdainedConclusion
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Awareness4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ExpectedPain,WiseChoice
Whenone'sordainedendinghasarrived,itissometimesincumbentupontheSiderealtoassist
themthroughtheterminalconclusion.UsingOrdainedConclusionrequirestheSiderealtotrace
thesignoftheCrowDescendantuponhertarget,adifficulty5gambitincombat.Forthenext
fiveturns,hebecomesincapableofgaininginitiativefromsuccessfulwitheringattacks.His
witheringattackswillstilldraininitiativefromopponents,buttheinitiativeislost.Hestill
benefitsfromtheDistractgambit,willresettobaseinitiativeafterthreeturnsincrash,andcan
gaininitiativebybenefitingfrominitiativebreakorshift.

TheDoorofOblivion
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Awareness4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Crow'sCroakingLaugh
Somememoriesandattachmentsaretoohardandpainfultokeep,andsotheCrowwillcarry
themawayandcastthemtomercifuloblivion.WhentheSiderealusesTheDoorofOblivion,
shetakesamemory,eitherfromherselforawillingtarget,andcastitoutandaway.Memories
lostinthiswayarecollectedbyMadamMarthesine,whomayrewardaSiderealforespecially
greatorterriblememorieseveniftheSiderealherselfdoesnotrememberwhy.
Thememoriesmustbeofspecificeventswhichoccurredovernomorethanascene.

Removingpainfulmomentsthattookplaceoverlongerstretchesmayrequiremultipleusesof
thecharm.
AtEssence4,theSiderealmayinsteadexcisevastswathesofmemory.Thememorieslostin
thisfashionmustbelinkedinsomesignificantway,andmayresultinoddorunpredictablegaps
inrecollection,butwillneverdiminishsomeonesattributes,abilities,oressencefueledpowers.
TheSiderealcould,forinstance,forgetabouttheboythatshelovedandwhobrokeherheart,
orofeveryevilthingtheyhaddoneintheserviceofFate.

ShadowofDarkWings
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Awareness2,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
InevitablePursuit
Inthisfallenage,itissmallwonderthatsomesuccumbtodespairsuchindividualsaresaidto
beundertheshadowofdarkwings.TheSiderealcansummonthecrowtovisitherenemies
withthiscruelty.Todoso,shemusttouchhertarget,adifficulty2gambitincombat,orspeak
tohimforatleastfiveminutes.Oncedone,sheexposesthevictimtodepression.Treat
depressionasadiseasewithVirulence(Awareness),Morbidity(Higherof3orEssence),andan
intervalofonemonthsaveasfollowsdepressionisresistedwith(Wits+Integrity)insteadof
(Stamina+Resistance)andhasnovectortoallowittonaturallyspread.Inthemajorsymptom,
thetargetbecomesincapableofregainingwillpowerfromrestinthedefiningsymptom,the
targetbecomesincapableofspendingwillpower.EventheExaltedarevulnerabletodeathfrom
suchdepressivemalaises,astheylosethewilltolive.

WakefromIllusion
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Awareness4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Crow'sCroakingLaugh
Godsanddemonsweaveillusionsthatcanensnarebothmindandsoulitistheprovinceofthe
Crowtobringanendtosuchthings.TheSiderealmayuseWakefromIllusiontoendany
charmorpowerwhichhasthePsychekeywordshemayexplicitlyuseWakefromIllusionon
herselfevenifundertheeffectsofaPsychecharmorpowerthatwouldpreventherfromdoing
so.Endingthepowerstillrequiresthevictimtospend1willpowerperPsycheeffecttobreakif
heprefersfantasytoreality,theSiderealispowerlesstogainsayhim.

FatalWisdom
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Awareness5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
OrdainedConclusion,Atleast3otherAwarenessCharms
Allthingsend.Thebeatingofdarkwingshauntsthedreamofeverymanborntheshriekingcry
ofthecrowfollowseverywoman'ssteps.Moststrivetoblockthisknowledgefromtheirmind,
focusingonthepresentorlosingthemselvestosmallerdeathsofmoretransientnature.When
theSiderealusesFatalWisdom,shedeniesthemtheseretreatsshowingaprayerstrip
gleamingwithindigolight,
markedwiththeScriptureoftheMaidenandtheScytheand
confrontingthemwithabsoluteknowledgeoftheimpendingend.Sherolls(Perception+
Awareness)againstadifficultyofthetarget'sResolveeachthresholdsuccessdrainsone
willpower.Ifthevictimisreducedtozerowillpower,remainingsuccessesdrain3initiativeper
success.IfthevictimhasnotyetJoinedBattleinthisscene,hewillinsteadlosetheinitiative
afterherollstoJoinBattleduringthesamesceneasFatalWisdomwasused.Thismayresult
inthevictimbeingCrashedassoonascombatbegins!FatalWisdommayonlybeusedoncein
asceneitisresetwhenthevictimisreducedtoincapacitated.
Neitheryounoryourtargetknowwhattheirendingwillbe.BycompactofJupiterandSaturn,
knowledgeoftheendmayberevealed,butnotknowledgeofwhatthatendis.

BRAWL:THEGAUNTLET
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEDROWNINGMAIDEN
Once,therewasamaiden
fallingforeverinthewater.Shereachedfor
purchase,butfoundnothingherarmsswungthroughthesea.
Thewaterdidnotslowher,nordidthechill,
Butshecouldnotbreathe.
Eachtimeshegaspedandfoundnobreath,ahumanchilddiedandthus,shelived.
Survivalisacceptance,shesaid.

TheGauntletisthecollegeofthechoicebetweenbadandworse,ofruthlessexpediencyand
battlefieldlogic.Initsascendingaspects,itrepresentsthecouragetoundertakeunpleasant
necessities.Initsdescendingprecinctsliecallousness,ruthlessnessandawillingnesstojustify
thewhimsofthemomentasnecessity.Itsprecinctsarethehometothesergeant,themartinet,
thesurgeon,thejudge,thepoliceman,thethuginuniformandthepracticalmatriarch.

Trappings
TheGauntletisbloodstainedandbrutal.Shewearsauniformandcarriesacudgel.Shemakes
meaninglessdemandsandthenpunishesthosewhodonotobey.

Correlations
Sergeants,confrontation,callousness,sacrificeofothers,necessity,livestockmanagement,

pragmatism,surgery,thegreatergood

ResplendentDestinyoftheGauntlet
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Brawl1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
AnEssence2repurchaseofthischarmmorefullyembodiesthecharacterwhentheSidereal
actstointimidateorthreatenanother,sheconvertsupto(Strength)dicetosuccessesbefore
rolling.

TolerantStrife
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Brawl2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform,Clash
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThosewhoarestruckbytheGauntletneverforgettheexperience.TheSiderealusesTolerant
StrifetoenhanceaClashattacktheymakeatcloserangesubtractsuccessesfromtheir
opponent'sattackequaltothenumberof1sherolled.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheGauntlet,
subtractsuccessesequaltothenumberof1sand2sinstead.

ThugFist
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Brawl3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
OnlythefoolishcanshowweaknessinbattletheGauntletisalwaysquicktotakeadvantageof
suchchances.WhentheSiderealCrashesanopponent,shemayuseThugFisttomakea
reflexivedecisiveattackagainsthim.
AnEssence2repurchaseallowshertotargetanyonewhoiscrashedwithincloserange,fora
surchargeof+2m.

IceBloodAttitude
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Brawl4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None

TheGauntlethasaheartofice,anddoesnotallowherselftobemovedbysentiment.While
IceBloodAttitudeisactive,intimaciestheSiderealusestobolsterherResolveagainstsocial
influencebasedonmercyorcompassionmayalsobeusedtoenteradecisionpointagainst
suchinfluence.IceBloodAttitudedoesnotallowhertoenteradecisionpointwithanintimacy
whichisinsufficientlystrongiftheSiderealhasbeenpersuadedtospareanenemyduetoa
MajorPrincipleofkeepingherword,aMinorPrincipleofexpediencydoesnotletherentera
decisionpoint.
WhileundertheeffectofIceBloodAttitude,thestarsproclaimhercoldintent,andthosewho
scanherhoroscopeknowtheycanexpectnomercy.

WeighingLives
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Brawl2,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ItistheGauntletthatmakestheharddecisionsofwhodiesthatothersmightlive.TheSidereal
mayusesWeighingLiveswhiletendingthewounded,designatingoneasthebeneficiaryand
theothersassacrifice.Shemaydesignateherselfasthebeneficiary.UponusingWeighing
Lives,upto(Essence)mortalswhoeitherhavesufferedamajorordefiningcripplinginjury,
haveaninfectedwound,orhavebeenreducedtohalforlessoftheirhealthlevelsaresacrificed
forthewealofthebeneficiary.Thosesosacrificedrapidlysickenanddieoverthecourseofthe
nextfewdaystreatthisascontractinganintenselyvirulentformofinfectedwounds,witha
morbidityof5andanintervalofoneday.Aseachsacrificedindividualdies,thebeneficiary
healsonehealthleveloverthecourseofthenextday,asthetatteredremainsofthecutthreads
areaddedtotheirown.
AtEssence3,youmayuseWeighingLivestotendtheillinsteadofinjuredyoumayonlymark
individualswhoaresufferingtheMajororDefiningSymptomsofanillnessfordeath,andgive
thebeneficiaryanautomaticnoncharmsuccessontheirnextStamina+Resistancerollto
resistdiseaseperlifelost.

PayingtheSacrifice
Cost:
1m/die
Mins:
Brawl3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WeighingLives
Itiscruelthatsometimesmanydiethatafewmightlive,butforthegreatergoodofCreation,
sacrificesmustbepaid.WhiletheSiderealisfightingwithabattlegroupandiscloserangeto
them,shemayreflexivelyshuntdecisivedamagefromhertothegroupbypaying1mperdie
moved.YoumayactivatePayingtheSacrificeaftertheattackhasstruckyou,butbefore
damageisrolled.Foreachdiesheremoves,thebattlegroupsufferstwodiceofdecisive

damage.
TheSiderealmayonlyshuntdamagetoabattlegroupifthemajorityofthemembersofthe
groupholdanintimacyofloyaltytowardsherorwhatsherepresents.

UnobstructedBlow
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Brawl3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Witheringonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TolerantStrife
Somedecrythebrutalityofbrawlingcombattheyclaimonlythedishonorablewouldengagein
suchunrefinedroughandtumble.TheSiderealanswerswithUnobstructedBlow,aiming
preciselywherethecomplainersareleastprepared.Shesupplementsawitheringattackifthe
attacklands,subtracttheloweroftheEvasionorParryinsteadofhisDefenseorhissuccesses
onaclashattackfordeterminingthresholdsuccessesaddedtorawdamage.Thevictimalso
usestheirHardnessratherthantheirSoakforreducingtherawdamage.

CrimsonPalmCounterstrike
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Brawl4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Uniform,Clash,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ThugFist
Marsteachesthatpeaceisachievedonlyinbattlewhentheopponentknowstheywillbehurt
worsebyattackingthaninsurrendering.TheSiderealembodiesthistruthwithCrimsonPalm
Counterstrike,whensheisattackedatcloserange,shemakesareflexiveclashattackofthe
sametype(witheringordecisive)astheattackdirectedagainsther.ShemaynotuseCrimson
PalmCounterstriketomakeadecisiveclashifsheisininitiativecrash.Thisdoesnotcountas
heractionfortheturn,andmaybeusedevenifshehasalreadyactedthisturn.CrimsonPalm
Counterstrikemaynotbeusedinresponsetoacounterattack.

WeakSpineSense
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Brawl4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
IceBloodAttitude
Achainisonlyasstrongasitsweakestlinkaunitofsoldiersisonlyasreadyasthefirstman
tobreakandrun.ByusingWeakSpineSense,theSiderealdivineswhotheweaklinkisina
battlegroup.Ifshemakesaviolentexampleofthatindividualinfrontoftheunitfromsome
slight,realorimagined,thenthefirstroutchecktheunitfailswithinthenextmonthisrerolled.
IfleadsorfightswiththegroupwhileintheDestinyoftheGauntletafterusingWeakSpine

Sense,theunitalsorerollsall1sonroutchecksuntilno1sappearintheirnextbattle.The
examplemadeneednotbemurderous,butmustbebothmemorableandbloody.
AtEssence3,theSiderealmayuseWeakSpineSenseandremovetheweaklinkwithout
needingtomakeanexampleofthem.Theymightarrangeforthemtobeinjuredinanaccident,
tocontractanillness,ortobetransferredoutinanyevent,theweakestlinkhasbeenremoved
fromthechain.Thebattlegroupstillrerollsthefirstfailedroutchecktheymakeinthiscase,
butgainnospecialbenefitifledbytheSiderealintheDestinyoftheGauntlet.

BloodyHandedWork
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Brawl2,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WeighingLives
ItistheburdenoftheGauntlettoknowwhenthelimbmustbesacrificedthatthelifemaybe
spared.Whentendingtoasickindividual,theSiderealmayconcentratetheillnessintothe
victim'seye,hand,generativeorgans,orlegbythenremovingthediseasedlimb,theyrestore
himtohealth.BloodyHandedWorkcanonlybeuseduponawillingorunconscioustargetby
inflictingacripplingwoundworthanumberofhealthlevelsequaltothedisease'smorbidity,she
immediatelycureshimoftheafflictingillness.

HorrificWreath
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Brawl3,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Aggravated,Perilous
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
UnobstructedBlow
ThefuryofMarsisreservedmostfortheenemiesofCreationdemonsandspawnoftheWyld
neitherdeservenorareshowntheleastpity.WhentheSiderealusesHorrificWreath,she
wrapsheranimainbramblesaroundherfist.Fortheremainderofthescene,aslongasher
animaremainsabove'Dim',herdecisiveattacksagainstsuchtargetsareenhancedtheydeal
aggravateddamage,andmaychoosetoretaininitiativeequaltothefailuresonthedamageroll
ratherthanresettingtobaseinitiative.Eachsuchattack,hitormiss,reducesheranimabyone
levelHorrificWreathendsifheranimareaches'Dim'.
ArepurchaseofHorrificWreathallowshertoapplytheeffectstoghostsandotherundeadas
well.

KnuckleCrackingStance
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Brawl3,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Psyche
Duration:
Instant

PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Sometimes,what'smostneededisforaspotofviolencetocleartheair,andnooneisbetterat
provokingsuchthantheSiderealwithKnuckleCrackingStance.Byusingthispowerto
enhanceareadintentionsaction,ifthereadintentionsissuccessful,shelearnswhatitwould
requiretoprovokesomeoneintophysicallyattackingher.Ifshecanprovidethatprovocation
withinthescene,thetargetmustspend3willpowertonotimmediatelyjoinbattleagainsther.

MyGreaterGood
Cost:
3m,3i,1wp
Mins:
Brawl3,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
PayingtheSacrifice,BloodyHandedWork
Medalsdonotmoveamanifyouwantthemtofightanddie,youmustelectrifyhissoul.The
SiderealchannelsthislightningthroughaPrincipletheyarefightingforsheaddsnoncharm
successesequaltothestrengthofthePrincipletoanysinglerollorstaticvalue.MyGreater
Goodmayonlybeusedoncepersceneitmayberesetbypersonallydefeatingasignificant
opponentwhothreatensthePrincipledrawnupon.

EasilyAcceptedPropositionStance
Cost:
4m,2i,1wp
Mins:
Brawl5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,PrayerStrip,Aggravated
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CrimsonPalmCounterstrike,HorrificWreath,Atleast4otherBrawl
Charms
BetweenthepalmsoftheGauntlet,theSiderealisalwaysweighingtheleastbadoption.By
wrappingherknuckleswithaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheDrowningMaiden,
shecansharethisburdenwithanother.WhentheSiderealusesEasilyAcceptedProposition
Stance,theprayerstriponherfistflareswithahorriblevermillionlightasshemakesadecisive
brawlattackagainsthertarget.Iftheattackhits,thetargetmustchoosebetweeneither
sufferingdoublethedecisivedamagedicerolledasaggravateddamage,orallowingsome
terrible(butpossible)twistofmisfortunetobefallhimandwhathecaresfor.TheSiderealmay
suggestpossiblefates,buttheStorytellerhasfinalapprovalonwhatthetwistofFatewillbe.

BUREAUCRACY:THEHAYWAIN
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENSPROMISE
Once,therewasamaiden
whowasthelivingembodimentofeverythingrightintheworld.
Whileshelived,norealharmcouldcometoanyone.

Oh,wounds,disease,evendeath,sure.
Butshestoodbetweentheworldandanythingworse.
Except,shesaid,Imgoingtodie.Andnoonelistened.
Imgoingtodietomorrow,shesaid.Andnooneheard.
Intothesilence,shesaid,Theresalwaysanending,afterall.

ResplendentDestinyoftheHaywain
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Bureaucracy1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
AsEssence2repurchaseallowstheSiderealtoalwaysusereadintentionstodeterminehow
someonefeelsaboutanorganizationheisaffiliatedwithwhileyouweartheDestinyofthe
Haywain,evenifdoingsowouldnotnormallybepossible.

DeathByTechnicalityStyle(LifeSavingLoopholeTechnique)
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Bureaucracy2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thefirstdeathofselfcomesfromplacingoneselfwithintheauthorityofanidea.Thesecond
comesfromperformingviolencewiththeauthorityofanidea.Inbothofthesedeaths,theself
sacrificestheselfinfavorofanother'smind.TheSidereallearnstoborrowthatauthoritywhen
dealingwiththosewhohavesufferedthefirstorseconddeathsshemayexploitsubtle
nuancesandcontradictionswithinanycodeoflaw,ethicsorbeliefs,increasingtheeffective
levelofaprincipleanindividualholdstowardssuchbyonestep.

KnowWitnesses
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Bureaucracy2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ResplendentDestinyoftheHaywain
Inalargeorganization,themostimportantthingisoftennotknowingwho'sincharge,but
knowingwho'swatching.ByusingKnowWitnesses,theSiderealimmediatelyknowsifsheis
beingobserved,althoughshelearnsnothingofthenatureorwhereaboutsofherobservers.

ScentofPaleAconite
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Bureaucracy3,Essence1

Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
KnowWitnesses
Secretsfesterlikeaninfectionwithinanygroupofpeoplelikeaninfection,theSiderealcan
smelltherothiddenaway.ScentofPaleAconitesupplementsaCaseSceneactionifitis
successful,shelearnswhichgroupsofpeopleinthescenehavemutualsecrets.Shedoesnot
learnwhatthosesecretsare,oranysecretcarriedbyexactlyonepersoninthescene,although
shedoesgainasenseforhowimportanttheholdersconsiderthem.

FoulerforAppearingFair
Cost:
1m,1wp
Mins:
Bureaucracy4,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Inmanycultures,thewordsfor'gift'and'poison'areremarkablysimilarintheHighRealmof
theScarletEmpire,thewordfor'friend'bettertranslatesas'onewhocanhurtme'.Whenthe
Sidereallaunchesanunexpectedattackagainstsomeonewhoholdsapositiveintimacy
towardsher,shemayuseFoulerforAppearingFairtoincreasethetargetnumberofhisJoin
Battlerollby1.IfshebeatshisJoinBattle,evenifhewasawareofherpresencebeforeshe
madetheattack,shemayinitiateaHoldatBaydramaticactionordeliveranambushattack
ratherthanmerelyasurprise.

PalmGreasingTouch
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Bureaucracy4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DeathByTechnicalityStyle
MenbemoanthecorruptionofCreation,cursingthebureaucratswhodemandbribeswith
outstretchedhand.TheSiderealknowsthatmattersaremuchthesameinHeaventhe
machineryofbureaucracyrunsongrease.Withareadintentionsaction,shemaylearnexactly
whatbribesheneedstooffersomeonetogetthemtoacceptagivenaction.Plyingthetarget
withanappropriatebribeforceshimtospend3willpowertorefuseheroffer.

FortunesofReversal
Cost:
7m,2i
Mins:
Bureaucracy5,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
FoulerforAppearingFair

TheHaywaingovernssuddenreversalswhenallseemslost,itistheAscendantHaywainthat
bringsunexpectedvictory.WhentheSiderealachievesinitiativeshiftagainstanopponent,she
maymakeareflexivedecisiveattack,eitherwiththesameabilitytheyjustused,orwithany
combatabilitythatcanreachtheopponentiftheshiftwasnotachievedbymakingawithering
attack.Regardlessofthesuccessorfailureoftheattack,shedoesnotloseinitiativefromthis
attack.

HereandThere
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Bureaucracy2,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Somanythingsaresimpleapproximatedguessworkandgoodenoughestimatesthatcan
sufficewhilethebureaucratsinchargetakeanearlyevening.Distanceandlocationareamong
thesethingstoasufficientlyenlightenedmind.UponactivatingHereandThere,theSidereal
treatsandistreatedbytheworldasbeingonerangebandcloserthansheotherwisewouldbe
thismayallowhertocatchupwithanarcherunexpectedly,butalsoputsheratcloserangefor
thearcher'sswordsmanfriend.ShemaybeabletopreventsomeoneaShortdistanceaway
fromDisengaging,butcanalsobepreventedfromdisengagingbythatsameperson.
HereAndTherelastsaslongastheSiderealmaintainsthecommitment.OnceHereandThere
hasbeenactivefor5rounds,ontheSiderealsaction,shemustrolladieandgainparadox
equaltothesuccesses.

TheGreatestTrick
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Bureaucracy2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
KnowWitnesses
TheHaywainknowsthattheimportantthingisnottogetcaught,buttomakesuresomeone
elsegetscaughtinstead.WithTheGreatestTrick,theSiderealleavesapieceofevidencethat
clearlypointstosomeone'sguiltforanactionyouhavetakeninthescene.
AnymundaneCaseSceneactionwillautomaticallybetakeninbyherframe,whilemagical
attemptshaveadifficultyof(Bureaucracy+Essence)topiercethedeception.

FireintheFields
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Bureaucracy3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
DeathByTechnicalityStyle

Asmallember,hardlyenoughtowarmafly,inthewrongplaceandwrongtimecancausean
infernothatswallowsafieldorforest.TheSiderealcanevaluatewheresuchasparkneedsto
besetforflametoconsumeanorganization'sproject.WithFireintheFields,sheintroducesa
failureconditiontoaproject.Thisconditionpersistsuntiltheprojectisabandoned,thecondition
isresolvedbysuccessfulinterventionoftheleadership,oruntiltheSiderealreleasesher
commitment.Whileshemaydescribehergeneralintent,theStorytellerhasfinaldetermination
astohowthefailureconditionmanifestsitshouldbeimprobable,butnotimpossible.
Whiletheflameoftheconditionexists,omenswillproclaimthecertainfailureoftheproject,
urgingawiseleadertoabandontheircoursewhilethereisstilltime.

PineconesintheFlame
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Bureaucracy3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DeathByTechnicalityStyle
Firecanbeapurifyingforceaswellasadestructiveonefromtheashesoftheforestsprings
newlife,quickenedbytheheat.TheSiderealblessesanorganizationwhichhassuffereda
projectfailure,grantingthemupto(Essence)dotsinnewstorymerits,salvagedfromtheruinof
thelostproject.IfshepersonallyinterveneswhileintheDestinyoftheHaywain,shemaygrant
(thehigherofEssenceorBureaucracy)dotsinstorymeritsinstead.
AnorganizationcannotbenefitfromPineconesintheFlamemorethanonceayearfromany
numberofsources.

BetweentheDesireandtheLoss
Cost:

Mins:
Bureaucracy4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofPaleAconite,TheGreatestTrick
Saturnknowsthateventhingswhichseemeternalandenduringgrowhollowfromwithin,until
onlyashellremains.TheSiderealdrawsstrengthfromthistruth,hollowingthemselvesfora
momentofpowerbyconsumingatiethatsheholdstowardsanother,shegainstwomotesper
levelofthetie.IfthetiewasaMajororDefiningone,shealsogainsatemporaryWillpower,
whichcanexceedhermaximumtemporaryWillpower.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheHaywain,
shegainsanadditionalmote.Theintimacyconsumedislostforever,althoughitmaybe
restoredinthenormalways.BetweentheDesireandtheLosscannotbeusedmorethanonce
aday.

BetweentheThoughtandtheDeed
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Bureaucracy5,Essence2
Type:
Simple

Keywords:
None
Duration:
1Round
PrerequisiteCharms:
ThenandNow,FortunesofReversal
Everystepfallsinevitablyfromthestepsalreadytakeneverywomanisboundinthechainsof
thepastandpulledtowardstheinevitablefuture.TheSidereal,knowingthepastandthefuture,
canturnthepresenttotheirbestadvantage.Incombat,afterusingBetweentheThoughtand
theDeed,sheindicatesatargetandsecretlywritesdownoneaction.Ifthetargettakesthat
actionbeforehernextturn,heloses(thehigherofEssenceor3)initiative.Eachsuccessive
turnusingBetweentheThoughtandtheDeedreducesthecostby1m,toaminimumof2m.By
spending1willpower,theSiderealmayalsoincludeBetweentheThoughtandtheDeedina
flurrythisisanexplicitexceptiontotherulenormallypreventingincludingSimplecharmsina
flurry.
AtEssence3,shegainsoneofthelostpointsofinitiative.

ThenandNow
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Bureaucracy3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Perilous
Duration:
5Turns
PrerequisiteCharms:
HereandThere
Withtheslightestofmisfilingstomorrowwouldbecomeyesterday,andtheendofalifebefore
it'sevenbegun.Withatouch,whichrequiresadifficulty2gambitincombat,theSidereal
exchangestheendofsomeone'sdayswiththepresent,leavingthevictimweak,sickand
failing.Onthepositiveside,he'llgettoexperienceafewmomentsheartyyouthintheirfinal
hoursassuminghesurvivesthenextfewminutes.Againstmortals,ThenandNowimposesa
penaltyof(Essence)onallactions.Againstanybeingwhichremainshaleandheartyuntilthe
veryend,hereandnowonlyimposesa1penaltyonphysicalactions.ThenandNowhasno
effectonbeingswhichdonotnaturallydieofoldage.

BetweentheRiseandtheFall
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Bureaucracy4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
PalmGreasingTouch,FireintheFields,PineconesintheFlame
Somanythingsareagreedupononlybyconventionwhobelongsandwhoiscastout,who
leadsandwhofollows,whichwaytotheclosestmarketandwhethertofalltothegroundorto
thesky.ByusingBetweentheRiseandtheFall,theSiderealfloutsconvention,reorientingher
personalgravityinanydirectionshewishes.Shecanonlyreorientwhentouchingasolid
surfacewhilewalkingalongaceiling,shecanseamlesslysteptothewall,butshecannotflyby
reversinggravitymidfall.Fallinguportothesideposesallthenormalhazardsanddamage
thatfallingdownanequaldistanceconveys.

UseofBetweentheRiseandtheFallwhileoutdoorsorbeneaththeadamantdomeofHeaven
isnotrecommended.

BetweentheBeginningandtheEnd
Cost:
5m,4i,1wp
Mins:
Bureaucracy5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,PrayerStrip,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Any2ofBetweentheRiseandtheFall,BetweentheThoughtandthe
Deed,BetweentheDesireandtheLoss
TheSiderealfixesaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheMaiden'sPromiseontheir
targetincombat,thisrequiresagambitwithdifficulty3.Oncedone,thetargetisenvelopedin
avioletcocoonoflight,ashetravelsacrossallthemyriaddestiniesthatneverwereandnever
willbe.Whilesococooned,hecantakenoactions,andloses3initiativeeachturn,butalso
cannotbetargetedoraffectedbyanypoweroraction.Heremainstrappedforanumberof
turnsequaltothethresholdsuccessesrolledonthegambit,or5minutesifusedoutsideof
combat.Oneachmissedturn,thevictimmayspend1Willpowertoreducetheirtimelostbyan
additionalturn.
Theprayerstripremainsvisibleandfixedasasealuponthecocoon.Itmayberemoved,
requiringagambitwithadifficultyofthethresholdsuccessesifitisremoved,thevictimisfreed
immediately.

CRAFT:THEPEACOCK
THESCRIPTUREOFTHELOVERANDTHEMAIDEN
Oncetherewasamaiden
whometathingthatlivedoutsidetheworld,andtherewasabeautytoit.
ItburnedwithanunholywraththatcoulddestroyCreation.
Ithatedherasmuchasitlovedher.
Itskisswasbloodandperfection,foritsteethweresharp.
Itofferedherpower,andwithit,hookstotearhersoul.
Withcarenottoburnherfingers,shetookitintoherlife.
Loveiswhatyoumakeofit,saidshe.

ResplendentDestinyofthePeacock
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Craft1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.

AnEssence2repurchasemorefullyrealizesthepersonasheisadoptedormarriesintoan
influentialhousehold,givingtheSiderealInfluence3andResources3.Whilesheisnot
wearingthepersona,Fateconjuresplausibleexcusesforherabsence,andsothehousehold
doesnotholdsuchagainsther.

WorldShapingArtisticVision
Cost:

Mins:
Craft1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
WithWorldShapingArtisticVision,theSiderealmeditatesonwhatisandwhatcouldbe,
planningafuturetoberealizedontheLoomofFate.Evenwithouttakingthischarm,shecan
undertakeAstrologicalProjections(pg.XX)withit,herskillandabilitygrowexponentially.
Withthefirstpurchase,theSiderealcanundertakealldegreesofambitionwhenundertaking
TelluricProjections,aswellaslesserdegreesofSupernalandSiderealProjections.
ACraft3,Essence3repurchaseallowshertoundertakeallSupernalProjections,excluding
onlythemostprofoundSiderealProjectionsfromherability.
ACraft5,Essence5finalpurchaseallowshertoundertakeanyAstrologicalProjection,
regardlessoftheambition.

SpiritShapeCompanion
Cost:
10m,1wp,1xp
Mins:
Craft2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
IntheHouseofthePeacockarethemostprofoundalliancefoundwithintheHouseofthe
Peacock,mayaSiderealundertakeenjoiningherdestinytoonewhohaschosenher.She
weavesacloakofazurestarlightandwrapsherselfandherfamiliarwithitdoingsoaccordsthe
followingpowers:
*UnbreakableLoyalty:ThefamiliargainsaDefiningTieofloyaltytotheSidereal,ifhedidnot
alreadypossessone.Noinfluence,mundaneormagical,notoriginatingfromtheSidereal
herselfcandiminishthisintimacy.
*EssenceDrawingMethod:Thefamiliarbecomesafontofspiritualenergy.Aslongasheis
withinShortrange,theSiderealcandraw5motesasareflexiveactiononceperday.Ifshe
drawsuponthestrengthofmultiplefamiliarsinasinglescene,themotesgainslastonlyuntil
hernextturn.
*ParadoxResolvingWisdom:TheSiderealmaydispatchherFamiliartoresolveminor
paradoxesthathavesnarledintotheweaveofFatebeforetheybecomedangerous.This
reducesherParadoxby1.Doingsorequiresthefamiliarbebusyelsewhereforaperiodofat
leastonemonth,andcanonlybeusedoncepersessionperfamiliar.

*SenseRidingDiscipline:TheSiderealmayborrowthesensesofafamiliarbytakingasimple
action.AtCrafts5,shemayfullypossessanimalfamiliars,aswellaselementalordivine
familiarsofsimilarsapience.

OnSpiritShapeCompanion
ThefirsttimeaSiderealusesSpiritShapeCompanion,ignore
the1xpactivationcost.

BlindedbyTrifles
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Craft2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealreachesout,pluckingahandfulofcoinsthatglintwithmoonlightandstardust,
castingthembeforeher.Sherolls(Manipulation+Crafts)anyonewithalowerResolvethan
hersuccessesandwhoseesthecoinsfallisfilledwiththeneedtopossessone.Resistingthis
influencecosts2Willpower.Attheendofthescene,thecoinsandthecompulsionbothfadeto
nothing.

SnareDodgingSteps
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Craft3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Tosome,marriageisatrapthoseSiderealsacquaintedwiththewilesofthePeacockbecome
quiteadeptatdodgingsuch.SnareDodgingStepsmaybeactivatedinresponsetoatrap
whichtheSiderealisunawareofshemaydefendwithher(thelesserofEvasionorCrafts)
insteadofherEvasion,evenifherDefenseissettozero.

ReadtheSecretHeart
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Craft3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThePeacockknowsthesecretheartofeveryone,andwhisperstheirsecretstotheSidereal.
ReadtheSecretHeartenhancestheSidereal'sReadIntentionstolearnwhatsomeonewants.
Reducethetarget'sGuileby(Essence)ifyoucansupplytheirdesire,yougaincraftexperience
asifcompletingaBasicprojectwhichcreatesorstrengthensanintimacytowardsyou.Atthe
Storyteller'sdiscretion,youmaybeawardedcraftexperienceforcompletingaMajororeven
Superiorproject,dependingonthestrengthandthedifficultyofthedesire.

ElementalVision
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Craft2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Oneturn
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealopenshereyestotheflowofelementalessencethatunderlaysCreation.Untilthe
nextturn,sheseesdematerializedelementalsandspiritswithstrongelementalassociationsas
iftheywerematerialized.ElementalVisiondoesnotconferanabilitytointeractwiththose
spirits.ElementallyaspectedMansesandDemesnesglowinabrilliantandunmistakable
fashion,visiblefrommilesaway.
UponreachingEssence3,theSiderealmayextendthedurationofElementalVisionto
indefinitebyincreasingthecostto6m.Ifsheundertakestoraiseanelementallyaspected
mansewhilemaintainingElementalVisionforthefullduration,reducethegoldcraftxpcostfor
eachrollby(Essence),toaminimumof3gxp.
WhenaSiderealundertakesbuildingamansewithElementalVisionactive,omensproclaimher
successfulcompletionyearsbeforethefirststoneislaid.

LoveCastsNoShade
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Craft2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
AllbridesareradiantallgroomsshinewithVenus'reflectedlight.Byinvokingthispower,the
Siderealmanifeststhatradianceliterally.ShemayonlyuseLoveCastsNoShadewhenher
animaisatbonfireuponusingitandfortherestofthescene,heranimablazeswithan
intensitythatispainfultobehold.HerenemiesouttoMediumrangemustlookawayorbe
blinded,sufferingan(Essenceor3,whicheverislower)penaltytoactionsrequiringsightfor
herallies,thelightisclarifying,banishingvisualpenaltiesduetoobscuringmistsordarkness.
LoveCastsNoShadeendsimmediatelyifanyeffectwouldreducetheSidereal'sanimabelow
bonfire.

ForRicherorPoorer
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Craft2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThosewhoknowoftheSiderealsassumetheywouldallbewealthybeyondtheDespot's
wildestdreamsbutwhatuseiswealthtothesagesofHeavenandagentsofDestiny?

Nevertheless,therearetimeswhenthecoinofCreationcanprovevaluableandbytrustingin
Fate,theSiderealfindsthatFateprovides.AslongastheymaintainForRicherorPoorer,the
SiderealgainsResourcesof(thehigherofEssenceor3).UseofForRicherorPoorerover
extendedperiodsoftimecanprovedangerous,howeverthemoneyhastocomefrom
somewhere,afterall,anddestinywillnotprovideindefinitely.Everyweekafterthefirstmonth,
sherollsadie,andgainsParadoxequaltothesuccesses.
WhileaSiderealisundertheeffectsofForRicherorPoorer,omenswilltellofhersudden
abundanceandwealth.

IceandFireBinding
Cost:
10m,1wp,1xp
Mins:
Craft2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3Craftcharms
Passionburnshotandcold,butloveenduresallthings.Withcare,theSidereallearnstoaccept
theloveofanelemental,adoptingitasafamiliar.IceandFireBindingmayonlybeusedonan
elementalofEssence3orless.
OnIceandFireBinding
ThefirsttimeaSiderealusesIceandFireBinding,ignorethe1xp
activationcost.
ALimitedPantheon
ASiderealmayhavenomorethan(Essence)combinedelementaland
divinefamiliarsthroughuseofIceandFireBindingandGodlyCompanion.

ElegantPatternsofFate
Cost:

Mins:
Craft3,Essence2
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3CraftCharms
Innothingdoesthesaying'MeasureTwice,CutOnce'carryasmuchweightastheactof
weavingtheworld'sdestiny.WhentheSiderealtakesElegantPatternsofFate,sheincreases
theterminusofAstrologicalProjectionssheundertakesby1.
ElegantPatternsofFatemaybetakenupto(Essence)times.Thesecondandfourth
purchasesalsoincreaseherterminusforSorcerousProjectsby1each.

DestinyKnittingEntanglement
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Craft3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3CraftCharms
Eventsdon'tconspirepeopledo.Twofutureloversmeetingbyhappenstancewillneverknow

thecarefulcalculationthatwentintotheirchanceencounter.ByusingDestinyKnitting
Entanglement,theSiderealarrangesfortwopeopletomeet,andthecircumstancesunder
whichwhereandwhentheywillmeet,withinthecomingweek.Ifitispossible,themeetingwill
cometopasswhenandhowyoudesireifitbecomesimpossible,thenfatewilldoit'sbestto
ensureherintentisfulfilled.
AfterusingDestinyKnittingEntanglement,thehoroscopesandomensofthebeneficiariesare
filledwithsignsofaportentousmeetingintheirnearfuture.

DisarmingSmile
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Craft3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3Craftcharms
TheartofthePeacockisindisarmingherenemiestheSidereallearnshowtodosowith
nothingmorethanawinkandasmile.ShemayuseDisarmingSmiletodisableaphysicaltrap
sheisawareofwithoutphysicallytouchingit,fromuptoMediumrangeandinaninstant.When
usingDisarmingSmile,sherolls(Manipulation+Craft)todisarmthetrap,insteadofwhatshe
woulduseifsheweremanuallydisarmingthetrap.
AtEssence3,shemayuseDisarmingSmiletoattemptaDisarmgambitsherolls(Manipulation
+Craft)asherattackrollagainsthertarget'sResolve,butstillmustsucceedatthedecisiveroll
againstthedisarmgambit'sdifficulty.Ifsuccessful,thetargetdropshisweapons.

QuickeningTouch(WitheringTouch)
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Craft4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3Craftcharms
InsomepartsoftheRealm,abrideisgivenaveilofpeacockfeathers,thoughttoblessherwith
childrensoon.Inothers,vengefulwitcheswillburnthosefeatherswhilecursingtheirenemies
toemptyhomes.ByusingQuickeningTouch,theSiderealcangiveortakeupfertility.She
musttouchhertargettodosoincombat,thisisadifficulty2gambit.Solongassheleavesthe
charmisactive,hertargetwilleitherimpregnateorbecomepregnantatthenextopportunity,or
remainbarren,asshedesires.
Whilethischarmpersists,propheciesandomenswillcelebratetheimpendingchild,ormockthe
emptycradle.

InSicknessandHealth
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Craft4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3Craftcharms
ThepeopleofCreationcalltoVenusforherblessings,askingforgoodhealthandlonglife.
Whilethelengthofdaysistheprovinceofhersisters,VenusdoesgiveherChosenthegiftof
takingillnessawaybutonlyifitismovedtoelsewhere.Illnesscanbeasourceofserenityin
it'swayachancetorestandlaydownburdens,anencouragementtorecover.Whenthe
SiderealusesInSicknessandInHealth,shemayimmediatelytakeadiseasethatsomeone
shetendsissufferingfromuponherself,atthesametraitsandstageofprogression.The
beneficiaryisrestoredtothefullnessofhealthatonce.
Shecanalsoattempttoimpartanillnessthatafflictshertoanother.Thisalsorequiresatouch
incombat,thisisagambitwithadifficultyofthedisease'smorbidity.Ifsuccessful,sheis
immediatelyrestoredtohealth,whilehervictimimmediatelybeginstosuffertheillness,atthe
sametraitsandstageassheherselfsorecentlyhad.

ExcellentImplementationofObjectives
Cost:

Mins:
Craft5,Essence2
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3Craftcharms
TheChosenofSerenityarecalledtosupportandstrengthentheworldbymakingitaworld
worthfightingfor.WhentheSiderealcompletesacraftingprojectwhichcreatesorstrengthens
anothercharacter'sintimaciestowardsher,shegainstwicethecraftexperience.Withasecond
purchase,shegainsdoublethecraftexperiencerewardwhencompletingaprojectthatupholds,
furthersorprotectsoneofherownintimaciesaswell.

SongofSpiritPersuasion
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Craft3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3CraftCharms
TheartofVenusdrawstogethereventhemostunlikelyofallieswithinhersecretsong,even
godsanddevilswalkhandinhand.TheSongofSpiritPersuasionrequiressingingafive
minutetune,subtlychangingthecadenceandlyricsbasedupontheaudience.Afterdoingso,
theSiderealrolls(Appearance+Craft)anyspiritwhichhearsthesongmusteitherspend3
Willpowerorgainamajortieoffriendshiptowardsher.Thepowerofthesongfadesovertime
unlesstheSiderealspends3xptotieherdestinyintothatofthespiritasanAlly,thefriendship
dissolvesafteronemonth.

CreationSmugglingPractice
Cost:
20m,1wp
Mins:
Craft3,Essence3

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast3Craftcharms
Siderealsaredrivenbynecessity,butnoonesaysthatthetripmustbeunpleasant.Byusing
theCreationSmugglingPractice,theSidereallearnstobringsomeofthecomfortsofhomewith
her,evenwhilewalkingthemadnessoftheWyld,inthedepthsoftheUnderworld,throughthe
heartofHell,orevenstrangerplaces.CreationSmugglingPracticeensuresthat,outto
Mediumrange,thelandaroundherremainsstableandobeysthelawsofCreation.Thisdoes
notprotectherfromtheinhabitantsofthesestrangerlocationstheSiderealmaystillbe
attacked,orhermindandbodytwistedbyfellmagicsbuttheywillbedirectedandintended,
notmerelythegeneralhostilityofanalienworld.

GodlyCompanion
Cost:
10m,1wp,1xp
Mins:
Craft3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast6Craftcharms
DivinityburnsbrightlyinsomespiritstheyarechargedbyHeavenwiththeproperbehaviorof
Creation.SiderealsoftenworkcloselywithgodsastheagentsofHeavenonCreationmany
growcloser,havingdivinefriendsandlovers.Afewbindtheirdestinytogetherwiththatofa
spirit,adoptingthemasfamiliars.GodlyCompanionmayonlybeusedongodswithan
Essenceof4orlessitmaynotbeusedonelementals,demons,ghosts,orspiritsfrombeyond
Creation'sshores.
OnGodlyCompanion
ThefirsttimeaSiderealusesGodlyCompanion,ignorethe1xp
activationcost.
ALimitedPantheon
ASiderealmayhavenomorethan(Essence)combinedelementaland
divinefamiliarsthroughuseofIceandFireBindingandGodlyCompanion.

ForBetterorWorse
Cost:
3m(1wp)
Mins:
Craft3,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast6Craftcharms
Venushasareputationasahedonistandlibertine,butsheandherChosenunderstandthat
unendingpleasureisnotserenitysaltmakesthesugarsweet,andbitterbringsoutthetangof
thefruit.TheSiderealmaydrawuponthisunderstandingofdualitytoreversetheresultofa
singleroll,onceperday.Eachdiewhichcameupasasuccessisnowafailure,eachdiethat
cameupasafailureisnowasuccess.Thisdoesnotchangetheactualfacesonthedice,so
effectswhichdependuponspecificnumbersmaystillbeinvoked.UsingForBetterorWorseon

anotheradds1willpowertothecost.

PredestinedDestinyShaping
Cost:

Mins:
Craft4,Essence3
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast6Craftcharms
AcommoncrisisalmostallSiderealseventuallysufferiswhentheyrealizetheyareweavinga
destinyofweavingadestinyorworse,fulfillingadestinyofweavingadestinytheyhad
previouslywoven.Bymeditatinguponthismoment,theSiderealembracestheseeming
paradox.
Shemayspendsilver,goldorwhitecraftexperiencepointstopaytheexperiencecostof
TelluricAstrologicalProjectionsgoldorwhitepointstopayforSupernalAstrological
ProjectionsorwhitepointstopayforSiderealAstrologicalProjections.

UnionofSerenity
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Craft4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast6Craftcharms
Thebirthofachildisamiraclethefirstcryofanewborncanbreakdownbarriersforthesake
ofthebabythatwouldotherwisealwaysremainup.TheSiderealcanusethisshelaysa
blessinguponachildatleastonemonthbeforeheisborn,androlls(Charisma+Craft).Atthe
momentofthechild'sbirth,allbloodrelativeswithaResolvelowerthanhersuccessesonthe
activationrollgainaprincipleofyourchoice.Parents,siblingsandgrandparentsgainthis
principleasamajorintimacyaunts,uncles,cousinsandhalfsiblingsgainitasaminor
intimacy.Oncecreated,theprinciplehasnosupernaturalsupport,andcanerodethroughthe
normalprocessofsocialinfluence.TheSiderealdecidestheprinciplethatwillbeimparted
whensheusestheCharm,andmustprovidethesameprincipletoalltherelatives.
Untilthechild'sbirth,omensforetellofthechangehewillbringtheworld.

ImplicitConstructionMethodology
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Craft5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design,PrayerStrip
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast10Craftcharms
TheSiderealtakesaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheLoverandtheMaiden,
twistingitaroundherwristsandshacklingherdestinytoaprojectofherdesign.Hershadow
risesfromthefloor,withwristsboundinmanaclesofbluesteel,andbeginstosilentlylabor

leavingtheSiderealherselffreetotakeonotherduties.AslongasshemaintainstheImplicit
ConstructionMethodology,theSiderealmaymakeprogressonaProjectwithoutbeingpresent.
Shestillmustprovidehershadowwithanynecessarymaterials,andcraftingrollsareonlymade
whenshespendstheappropriatecraftexperiencepoints,butsheneednotbepersonally
involvedintheworkandcanletitproceedwhileshebusiesherselfwithotherdutiesand
distractions.
IftheSiderealdoesassisthershadowinthelabor,itgoesmuchfasterMajorprojectscanbe
completedinamatterofhoursSuperiorprojectsforcreatingorrepairingArtifactsare
completedasiftheywereonelevellower.(So,anArtifact5maybecompletedinoneyear
insteadoftwoanArtifact4maybecompletedinthreemonthsanArtifact3maybecompleted
inasixweeksanArtifact2maybecompletedinjusttwoweeks).Workingwithhershadow
alsoreducesthecraftexperiencecostofeachrollby3,toaminimumof3craftxp.
TheSiderealcannothavemultipleconcurrentusesofImplicitConstructionMethodologyactive
shehasonlyoneshadowtoimpressintoservice,andonedestinytoshackle.Whileher
shadowlabors,herhoroscopesdeclaimthatshehasfallenintodurancevile,butalsothatrich
rewardsawaither.

DODGE:THEEWER
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEHUNTEDMAIDEN
Once,therewasamaiden
whowasdrivenfromherland.
Greatblackstagschasedher,andtheireyesshoneblue.
Monstersscrambledafterherthroughthebush,thoughtheyfoundhernot.
Stumblingonalog,shefellandthoughttosurrender,andendthetormentofthehuntbutthen,
shestood,andstuckouthertongueatthedarkwoodsbehindher.
Loveissmilingatyourtroubles,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheEwer
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Dodge1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
AnEssence2repurchasemorefullyrealizesthepersonatheSiderealincreasesher
Appearanceby1,toamaximumof6,asshealwayslookslikeherbestself.

Absence
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Dodge2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive

Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
NevermoreistheEwermissedthanwhenitisabsent.TheSiderealdrawsonthistruth,
ignoringallpenaltiestoherEvasionagainstanattack.

EverIncreasingAffection
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Dodge2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous,Stackable
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Everychaseisaromance,andeveryromance,achase.Withsoftandslysteps,theSidereal
candriveherhuntersmadwiththeneedtobringanend.EverIncreasingAffectionmaybe
usedtoenhanceherEvasionanopponentwhoattacksherandmissesmustpay1initiativein
ordertotakeanyactionsotherthanpursuingorattackingheragainthisendswhenhe
managestosuccessfullystriketheSidereal,ifshereleasesthecharm,ifsheiscrashed,ifshe
leavesthecombat,orwhenthesceneends.ShemayuseEverIncreasingAffectionmultiple
timesagainstthesameopponent,stackingitupto(Essence)times,andmaydistractany
numberofenemies.EverIncreasingAffectionmaynotbeusedagainstbattlegroups.

FrenziedLover'sFlight
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Dodge3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Anarrowinflightislessswiftthanaloverracingtotheirbeloved.TheSidereal'sstride
lengthenstomatch,herpacequickensassheclosesuponhergoal.FrenziedLover'sFlight
supplementsaRushshererolls10suntil10sfailtoappear,accumulatingthesuccesses.If
sheintheDestinyoftheEwer,shealsoaddsthedifferencebetweenherAppearanceandher
target'sResolveasnoncharmbonusdice.

ChasingImpossibleDreams
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Dodge3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AbsenceorEverIncreasingFondness
Forallthathepromises,theEwerdealsmoreindreamsthansubstance.TheSiderealdrinks
deepandbecomeslikeadream.somethingtobechasedbutnevercaught.Chasing
ImpossibleDreamsenhancesherattemptstodisengageincreasethetargetnumberof

opponent'srollsopposingherdisengagementby1.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheEwer,they
alsoreroll10suntil10sfailtoappear,discardingsuccessesfromtheserolls.

LoveisBlinding
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Dodge3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
EverIncreasingFondnessorTroubleReductionStrategy
Aprovocativewinkcandriveeventhebesttodistraction,blindingthemtootherdangers.The
SiderealmayuseLoveIsBlindingwhenanyoneshehasenchantedwithEverIncreasing
Affectiontakesanactionagainstsomeoneotherthanher.Theattackerbrieflyloseshisability
toclearlyseeanythingotherthanherhisactionswhichdependonvisualacuitysufferapenalty
equaltotheinitiativeheforfeitsfromEverIncreasingBlindnessfortakingtheaction.

ScentofRoseandOrchid
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Dodge2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Sometimesthoseinloveattempttodenytheirownhearts,buttheEweralwaysseesthrough
thelieswetellourselves.TheSiderealautomaticallyknowsifanyoneouttoMediumrangeisin
love,althoughnotwho,withwhom,orthenatureoftheiraffection.IfsheusesaRead
Intentionsrolltodivineanyofthisinformationfromsomeone,shegains(Essence)noncharm
successes,andcancontestmagicthatwouldnormallyconcealhersubject'struefeelings.

TroubleReductionStrategy
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Dodge3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Loveisnottrueunlessitisshared,andthebestdrinkrequirescompanionstoassist.The
Siderealmayuseanyreflexive,instantDodgecharmonbehalfofanallyshecanseewithin
Longrange.Herbeneficiarymayrefusetheeffectatnocosttothemselves,althoughanycosts
theSiderealhaspaidremainspent.

LaughingatDanger
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Dodge3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TroubleReductionStrategyorFrenziedLover'sFlight
ThosewhodrinkdeepoftheEwergainthecouragetolaughinthefaceofdanger,and
sometimeslaughterisallthatisneeded.TheSiderealgains1initiativefromasuccessful
applicationofherEvasionagainstanattackmadeatcloserange.
AtEssence3,shemaypay6mandincreasethedurationofLaughingatDangertoOnescene.
AnEssence5repurchaseallowshertodrawinitiativefromattacksmadeagainstheratany
range.

SnappyBanterApproach
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Dodge3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
FrenziedLover'sFlightorScentofRoseandOrchid
Asmanyadrunkmayattest,theEweralwaysgetsthelastword.Inresponsetoanyinspireor
instillactionshewitnesses,theSiderealmaymakeaninstillorinspireactionofherownagainst
thespeaker.Ifshedoes,decreasehisResolvebythenumberof1sand2sherolledonhis
action.IfthisreduceshisResolveto0,heisunabletospendWillpowertoresisttheSidereal's
influence.

AvoidanceKata
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Dodge4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ChasingImpossibleDreamsorLoveIsBlinding
Everyonehas,atonepointoranother,gonetodrinkdeeponlytofindthattheEwerwasempty.
TheSiderealjoinstheirmisapprehension,avoidingapotentiallyunpleasantconfrontation.She
rolls(Dexterity+Dodge)againstadifficultyof(3+thenumberofactionsshehastaken)if
successful,shevanishes,reappearingsomewhereelseshecouldplausiblyhavebeeninstead.
Anyonewhowitnesseshervanishmustspend(higherofEssenceor3)Willpowertoremember
thatshewaspresent.ShemayonlyattempttouseAvoidanceKataonceascene.

SweetFlirtationSmile
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Dodge5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LoveisBlindingorLaughingatDanger
TheremaybenothinginCreationmoredangerousthanaprettysmilingmancertainly,they
havebeenthedownfallofmoreprincesandempiresthananynumberofarmiesandassassins,

whiletheirjealousiesandlustshavebroughtruintocountlessgreatandsmall.TheSidereal
mayuseSweetFlirtationSmilewhenanyoneshehasenchantedwithEverIncreasingAffection
attackssomeoneotherthanthesidereal,shegainstheinitiativetheylose.

ArmoredinIdeals
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Dodge4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
LaughingatDangerorSnappyBanterApproach
TheEwerisasourceofcouragemanyawomanhasfoundadrinktogivethemthespinetoact
againstwhattheyknowiswrong.TheSiderealmayuseArmoredinIdealswhenunarmored
andactingtodefendorfurtheraPrincipledoingsobrieflyincreaseshersoakandhardness.A
minorintimacyadds5soakand4hardnessamajorintimacyadds8soakand7hardnessa
definingintimacyadds11soakand10hardness.Witheringattackshavetheirminimum
damagereducedby1,2or3respectivelywhenstrikingher.
IftheSiderealishitanddealtdamage,eitherwitheringordecisive,ArmoredInIdealsendsand
theprincipleshedrewupongoesnumbandcannotbeusedagainforanypurposeuntilaweek
haspassed.ThesoakandhardnessfromArmoredinIdealsisnevercompatiblewithother
sourcesofsoakorhardness,apartfromthesoakprovidedbytheSiderealsownStamina.
AnEssence4repurchaseallowshertoincreaseArmoredinIdeals'durationtoIndefinite.When
active,herhoroscopeproclaimshereternalchampionshipofthedrivingprinciple.Ifanyeffect
reducesthedrivingprincipleinstrength,itimmediatelyendstheeffectofArmoredinIdeals.

SmilingAtYourTroubles
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Dodge5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AvoidanceKataorSweetFlirtationSmile
Womanisborntotroubleandstrife,andtherecanbenoescape.Allshecando,ultimately,is
learntosmileathertroublesandletthempassaside.Onceperscene,theSiderealdodges
anyattackfromanysourcewithoutcontest,evenuncountablerecurringdamage.SmilingAt
YourTroublesmayberesetbyevadingadecisiveattackfromasignificantopponentwhich
resultsinthatopponentcrashing.

SickwithNeed
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Dodge4,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SweetFlirtationSmileorArmoredInIdeals

Ofallthediseasestoafflicthumanity,theremaybenoneworsethantheachethatcomesfrom
lovingwithoutbeinglovedinreturn.TheSidereallearnstoinflictthislovesicknessuponher
target,fillingthemwithawastingneed.Thisrequirestouchinghervictimincombat,thisisa
difficulty2gambit.Ifsuccessful,thevictimisafflictedwithlovesickness.Treatthisasan
illnesswithamorbidityoftheobjectoftheobsession'sAppearanceandanintervalofoneweek,
savethatitisresistedwith(Wits+Integrity)ratherthan(Stamina+Resistance).Inanyscene
inwhichtheobjectoftheobsessionreciprocatestheafflicted'slove,theafflicteddoesnotsuffer
fromthesymptomsofthedisease.Mortalswhoreachthefinalphaseoftheillnesswilleither
wasteawayfromwant,orundertakeasuicidallyfoolishactiontoprovetheirlove.Thevictim
canonlybeafflictedwithlovesicknesstowardssomeonehepersonallyknows.
AtEssence5,theSiderealmayinsteadafflicthertargetwithlovetowardsaprinciplethe
Siderealholds.Inthiscase,theintervalrisestoonemonth,theMorbidityequals(strengthof
intimacy+Essence),andthevictimisrelievedofhissymptomsinanysceneinwhichhe
undertakesatleastaMinorlaborintheserviceoftheirprinciple.

NeighborhoodRelocationStrategy
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Dodge5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
SmilingAtYourTroublesorSickWithNeed
ItisthedutyoftheChosentokeepCreationsafenotonlythemselves,notonlytheirfriends
andfamily,buteveryoneacrossthefaceoftheworld.Whenvastdisasterthreaten,itbecomes
incumbentuponthemtochangethefaceoftheworldintheservicetothatduty.TheSidereal
placespostsaroundacity,townorothercontiguousarea,eachonebearingaprayerstrip
markedwiththeScriptureoftheHuntedMaiden,andthenactivatesNeighborhoodRelocation
Scheme.Abrightbluefencespringsupbetweentheposts,andadozendozenazuretethers
bindthemselvesbetweentheSiderealandtheprayerstrips.Themarkedareacomeswiththe
Siderealasshemovesnaturallandmarksshiftingtoaccommodateasbesttheycan.Foreach
dayafterthefirstthattheSiderealcontinuestorearrangeCreationwithNeighborhood
RelocationStrategy,sherollsanumberofdiceequaltothedaysshehasalreadyusedinthis
year,gainingParadoxequaltothenumberofsuccessesrolled.Ifshesuffersabacklashoris
incapacitated,theeffectendsimmediately.
NeighborhoodRelocationStrategycannotbeusedtobreakapartasingleconceptuallocation
shecannottakeonehouseoronestreetfromatown,oronlypartofariver.Norcanitbeused
todestroyorrenderthemoveareamoreuninhabitablethanitpreviouslywasaMansetomb
hiddeninajunglewouldbecomeamistshroudedislandifpulledtothecenterofthesea,for
instance,oracitymaybecomeavastcityshiporfleetofships.

INTEGRITY:THESWORD
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEEXPECTANTMAIDEN
Once,therewasamaiden
whowasalwayslookingforwardtothewaythingswouldbe.
Shesaid,Someday,Imgettingoutofthisplace.
Someday,Imgoingtokillthatboythatputmehere.
AndwhileIwait,Idontmuchmind,
causeitsbettertodreamtomorrowthantobethere.
***
Imholdingatbay,shesaid,whatIknowtobetrue.
ThatIllnevergetout.Iwontletmydreamsdie!
Illhangontohope,shesaid,untilTimeitselfends.But
Theresalwaysanending,saidTime.

ResplendentDestinyoftheSword
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Integrity1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
Witharepurchase,theSiderealisunaffectedbytheterrorsoftheUnderworld,andmaywalk
andslumberinit'sdarksomevistaswithoutconsequence.

PreservationofResolve
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Integrity2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSwordhasgonesofar,shenolongerfeelsnomatterhowfatiguedorworndown,she
keepsgoing.TheSiderealignoreallpenaltiesfrompainandfatiguetoherResolveandGuile
foronetick.
AnEssence3repurchaseallowshertospend5motesand1willpowertoextendthedurationto
indefinite.Whenthisisdone,omenswillwarnoftheironheartedwomanshehasbecome.

BloodiedButUnbowed
Cost:

Mins:
Integrity2,Essence1
Type:
Permanent

Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSwordisrelentless.Shedoesnotallowthedestructionofherbodytoactasproofagainst
herinevitability.TheSiderealmayacceptasecondcripplinginjuryinordertoreduceincoming
damageperstory.ShemayrepurchaseBloodiedButUnbowedtoacceptathirdinjuryduringa
story.
Shemaynotaccepttwocripplinginjuriesofthesamedegreeduringthesamestoryifshehas
alreadylostaneyefor2healthlevels,shecannotlosehalfafootforanother2.

InLifeAsInDeath
Cost:
(5m,1wp)
Mins:
Integrity3,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
PreservationofResolveorTearsoftheBlade
Thelivingflowlikewater,thedeadareasfixedasstonetheSwordisallthatseparatesthetwo.
WhentheSiderealisexposedtothetwistingpoweroftheWyldortheruinouscorruptionofHell,
sheassertshereternalunchangingexistencewithInLifeAsInDeathbyspending5motesand
1willpower.Upondoingso,herbody,mindandequipmentbecomeproofagainstbeingaltered
bysuchenvironmentaltwistingpowers.Thisdoesnotsaveheragainstdirectedeffortsbythe
residentsofsuchenvirons,nordoesitprotectherfromtheconsequenceoftheenvironment
itself.TheSiderealmaybeassuredthatherbladewillnottransformintoasnakeandthather
sensesremainfaithful,butthesewillbecoldcomfortwhenthegroundbecomesaslavaorshe
isblindedbyaterribleemeraldradiance.

TearsoftheBlade
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Integrity2,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BloodiedButUnbowedorInLifeAsInDeath
Warriorsdreamofdeathonthebattlefield,coveredinglorybutSaturntakesthegreaterpartof
themfeverishandweakfromsepsisandinfection.TheSiderealimbuesadecisive
handtohandattackwiththispustulentessenceifsheinflictsatleastoneleveloflethal
damage,hervictimisexposedtoanespeciallyvirulentinfection.Treatthisasbeingexposedto
anormalinfectedwounds,savewithaVirulenceof(Integrity)andaMorbidityof(Essence).
Washingwithalcoholandpurgingwithfirewillnotpreventthissepsis,andeventheExaltedare
susceptibletoit,althoughtheyarestillproofagainstdeathfromillness.Thepatientmayalso
havetheinfectedlimbamputatedifthisisdonequickly,itrequiresacripplinginjurywortha
numberofhealthlevelsequalto(Essence).
AtEssence3,theSiderealmayspend3motesand1willpowertoenhancearangedattackwith

TearsoftheBlade.

OnlyFoolsHope
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Integrity3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
InLifeAsInDeath
TheSworddoesnotletherhopesorfeelingsstandinherwayshedoeswhatshemust,and
onlyfoolsplacehopeinhermercy.TheSiderealwhousesOnlyFoolsHopemayignorean
intimacyorinspirationforonetick,savefortheParadoxyouincurforactingagainstaDefining
intimacy.AnintimacyignoredinthisfashionisnumbeduntiltheSiderealtakesanactionorhas
anexperiencewhichremindsherofitwhilenumb,itcannotbeusedforanypurpose.Only
FoolsHopedoesnotinherentlyweakentheintimacy.

Passion'sDyingEmbers
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Integrity4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
OnlyFoolsHopeorWasteLife
Minstrelssingofstealingthedeadbackfromthegrave,ofpersuadingSaturntodelayherhand
forthesakeoflove.TheSiderealknowsthetruthofthings,andcrushesthoseembersof
passionwhentheyflare.Shemayspend5motesinlieuofawillpowertoresistasuccessful
inspire,instillorpersuadeactionbasedonemotion.Toresistapersuadeaction,shestillmust
enteradecisionpointbymeansofanappropriateintimacyandjustification.

SmilingattheDamned
Cost:
5m,1a
Mins:
Integrity2,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TearsoftheBlade
NothingmovestheheartoftheSword,neitherpity,norsorrow,norlove.Butshecantakea
certaingrimsatisfactioninajobwelldone,andacuttingawayofwhathasreachedtheend.
TheSiderealwhousesSmilingattheDamnedfillsherweaponwithaportionofheranima,
causingittoburnwithSaturn'sdeepvioletlightbeforestrikinghome.Reduceherdamagedice
inhalf,butherattackignoresHardnessandinflictsaggravateddamage.SmilingattheDamned
cannotbeusedonarangedweapon,norcanitbeusediftheSiderealisunarmed.

WasteLife
Cost:
7m,3a
Mins:
Integrity3,Essence3

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SmilingattheDamnedorPassion'sDyingEmbers
TheburningauraoftheSiderealissnuffedoutinamomentinthesuddenwashofdarkness,
sheunleashesacloudofillness.EnemiesouttoMediumrangeareexposedtoleprosy,witha
Virulenceof(Essence)andaMorbidityof(Integrity).
Witharepurchase,theSiderealmayinsteadspreadconsumptioninsteadofleprosy.

TerminateIllness
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Integrity4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Passion'sDyingEmbers
Allthingsend,andthisincludestimesofsickness.Whenallelseseemslost,somedoctorswill
praytoSaturntoendthesufferingoftheirpatients,onewayoranother.Withadeftcutting
motion,theSiderealbringanendtosickness.Makean(Intelligence+Integrity)rollagainsta
difficultyoftwicethetargetillness'morbidityifyouaresuccessful,thevictimimmediately
recovers.Youmayonlyattempttoterminateaspecificillnessonceperpatientifyoufail,
Saturnretainsherhold.

CuttingAwayDreams
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Integrity5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TerminateIllnessorTheSwordDescends
TheSworddoesnotendlivessheendswhatmakeslifeworthliving.TheSiderealdeliversa
decisivehandtohandattackwithCuttingAwayDreamsifitissuccessful,itcleavesawayher
victim'sbeliefsinsteadofherbody.Shesubtractsthevictim'sResolvefromherdecisive
damagebeforerolling,thenspendsthelevelsasfollows:
*Withonepointofdamage,shemayeliminateaminorintimacy.
*Withtwopointsofdamage,shemayweakenamajorintimacytobeingminor.
*Withthreepointsofdamage,shemayweakenadefiningintimacytobeingmajor.
Shemaytargetthesameintimacymultipletimesforexample,spendingtwopointsofdamage
toweakenamajorintimacytoaminor,andthenathirdpointofdamagetoeliminatethe
intimacyentirely.
Shedistributesthedamageacrossanynumberofknownorsuspectedintimacies.Ifshe
attemptstocutawayanintimacywhichdoesn'texist,thedamageissimplywasted.
Thevictimmaychoosetoretaintheintimacybytakinganadditionalpointofdamagebeyond
thatwhichisspentbytheSiderealtocutawaytheintimacy.Forexample,iftheSiderealwere

cuttingamajorintimacytominorfor2points,thevictimcouldchoosetotake3pointsof
damagetopreventthis.TheSiderealmaytargetanintimacyhervictimprotectsmultipletimes.

LambsBeingSlaughtered
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Integrity3,Essence4
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
WasteLife
TheSidereallearnstodrawsustenancefromthebrokenwillandfinalmomentsofsoldiersdying
inthefield.Whenabattlegrouprouts,shemayspend1willpowertouseLambsBeing
Slaughteredandgain1moteperSizeofthebattlegroupbeforeitbegantherout.Forthe
remainderofthescene,shealsogains1moteeachtimeabattlegroupemploystheslaughter
actionagainstabrokenunit.

TheSwordDescends
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Integrity4,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LambsBeingSlaughteredorCuttingAwayDreams
TheSiderealknowsthattheSwordisbutatoolusedtobringtheenditmattersnotwhathand
holdsthebladewhenitfalls.Shemakesadecisivehandtohandattackagainsthertarget,
addingherattack'sthresholdsuccessestoherdamagedice.Theattackdealsnodamage
instead,foranumberofturnsequaltothesuccessesonthedamageroll,hervictimincreases
thetargetnumberofallrollstheymakebyone,becomeentirelyunabletogaininitiativeapart
fromresettingbacktobaseaftermakingasuccessfuldecisiveattack,andanyonewhoacts
againstthemreducestheirtargetnumberby1,andgainsanadditionalnoncharmsuccesson
attackanddamagerolls.
TheSwordDescendsmayonlybeappliedagainstatargetonceperscene,butmaybeused
multipletimesinthesamescene.

AcceptingtheEnd
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Integrity5,Essence4
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,PrayerStrip,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CuttingAwayDreamsorTheSwordDescends
TheSiderealknowsthatsheisnotexemptfromSaturn'sbladeoneday,itmustfallforheras
well,butshecanensurethatwhenitdoes,shedoesnotfaceherendalone.Whenanenemy
atcloserangemakesadecisiveattackagainsther,shemayactivateAcceptingTheEnd.
Doingsosetsherdefenseandhardnessto0againsttheattack,andaddsherattacker's

successestothedamageroll.Shegainsinitiativeequaltotwicethesuccessesonthedamage
rollshegainsnoinitiativeagainstanattackdealinguncountabledamage.Paintingthe
ScriptureoftheExpectantMaidenwithherblood,shereadiesacounterstrokeforhernext
action.Untilhernextaction,shecannotbekilledorrenderedunconscious,regardlessofany
amountofdamageshetakesorwhateffectssheisexposedto.Onhernextaction,shemakes
twodecisivehandtohandattackagainstherattacker,usingherfullinitiative+(Integrity)asthe
damagepoolforbothattacks.
Intheeventshesurvives,theSiderealcannotuseAcceptingtheEndagaininthesamescene.

INVESTIGATION:THEKEY
THESCRIPTUREOFTHATOLDTHING
Once,therewasthatoldthing
thatwasntlikeashadow,becauseyoucouldseeittoowell.
andthatwasntlikealight,becauseitdidntmakeflowersgrow.
So,ithadtobeamaiden,butshedidntmind.
Toknowtheworldistoloveit,saidshe.

ResplendentDestinyoftheKey
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Investigation1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
AnEssence2repurchaseofthischarmmorefullyembodiesthecharactertheSiderealno
longerneedtoeatorsleepaslongassheactivelyworksonanextendedscholarlyundertaking,
suchasInvestigation,LoreorBureaucracy.Thisdoesnotapplytosorcerous,astrologicalor
craftingprojects.

ClockworkSoulStyle
Cost:

Mins:
Investigation2,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealgainsadeepaffinitywithautomataandmechanicaldeviceswhenshe
successfullycreatesorrepairsone,gain(Essence)additionalcraftingexperiencepointsofthe
appropriatetypefortheproject.

DisassemblyofGears
Cost:
4m,1wp
Mins:
Investigation3,Essence1

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onetask
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheKeytounlockingsomemysteriesreliesonbreakingthemtotheirsmallestpartsinorderto
reassemblethem.DisassemblyofGearsallowstheSiderealtodoexactlythatwithafew
momentsoftimeandwithnoneedfortools,shemayreduceacomplexmechanismtoit's
componentpartswithnodamagetothoseindividualpieces.
DisassemblyofGearsdoesnotreduceanobjecttoit'srawmaterialsadoorwillbereducedto
alargeslabofwood,ahandle,andhinges,whileaswordmadefromasinglecastisalreadyit's
onlycomponent.
Disassemblingarelativelymundaneobjectfromthepresentagerequiresminutes
disassemblinganinactiveFirstAgeArtifactmaytakeseveralhours,andforespecially
monumentalworks,mayrequiremultipleinvocations.TheSiderealgetsanideaofthescaleof
thetaskwhentheybegin.

ResearchAssistantInquisition
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Investigation4,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheKeyneedsableassistantsinherwork,andtheSiderealbecomesadeptatrapidly
evaluatingthequalificationsofpotentialaides.ResearchAssistantInquisitionsupplementsa
ReadIntentionsactionwithasuccessfulaction,shemaylearnoneofthefollowing,plusonefor
eachthresholdsuccessontherollthetarget'sIntelligence,Wits,Lore,Bureaucracy,
Investigation,orMedicineratingsarewhatspecialtieshehasinBureaucracy,Investigation,
MedicineorLoreifhehasanappropriateLorespecializationorbackstorytoaddressagiven
questionortask.

EfficientSecretaryTechnique
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Investigation2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onequestion
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
AleastspiritoftheLoomattachesitselftotheSidereal'sdestiny,ready,willingandableto
answeranyquestionitcanassistwith.InordertomakeuseofEfficientSecretaryTechnique,
theSiderealmustsummonherspiritwithamoteofEssence,callingittoherandallowingitto
manifest.Thespiritiseagerandhelpful,andcapableofansweringanyquestionwhichis
commonlyknownwithinCreation.Thespiritcannotanswerquestionswheretheknowledgehas
beenlost,orisknownbutbeingactivelyconcealed.

TheappearanceofthespiritvariesfromSiderealtoSiderealtheChosenofSecretsmostoften
receiveagreenspider,whiletheChosenofEndingsmoreoftenreceiveavioletravenJourneys
typicallyreceiveayellowhare,Serenitytypicallyreceiveabluebutterfly,andBattlestypically
receiveascarletowl.Inanyevent,thespiritwillalmostalwaysbeargreeneyes,andassume
theformofananimalcapableoffittingintheSidereal'shandorupontheirwrist.
Thespiritisincapableofcombatand,ifstruck,willimmediatelyvanishbacktoHeavenuntilitis
calledagain.

UnknownPurposeIlluminated
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Investigation3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ClockworkSoulStyle
Bybathinganartifactorotherconstructofuncertainpurposeandfunctioninthelightofher
castemark,theSiderealgainsaclearunderstandingofwhyitwasoriginallyused.Unknown
PurposeIlluminateddoesnotrevealhowtheartifactwasusedforthispurpose,orwhatit's
presentpurpose,ifany,maybe.UsingUnknownPurposeIlluminatedwillalwaysresultinthe
Sidereal'sanimarisingtoGlowingifitispresentlyDim,regardlessoftheuseofpersonalmotes.

RustandRuinBreath
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Investigation3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DisassemblyofGears
Inagespast,legionsofautomatawereraisedasfearlessandmercilesssoldierstheSidereal's
understandingoftheprinciplesthatanimatethemextendstotheirdestruction,enhancingher
attackswithRustandRuinBreath.Whenshestrikesanautomation,shereducesthetarget
numberofherdamagerollsby2.
SincethefallofThorns,membersoftheFiveScoreFellowshiphavebeencomingintoconflict
moreandmorewithbizarreconstructsofbone,animatefleshanddarkmagicmanyofwhich
seemtosomehowdrawonthesameprinciplesthatpowerautomata.RustandRuinBreath
maybeusedtoenhanceattacksagainstnecromanticautomations,butonlyreducesthetarget
numberfordamagerollsby1insteadof2.

TheLibrariesofHeaven
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Investigation3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onebook
PrerequisiteCharms:
EfficientSecretaryTechnique

IntheForbiddingManseofIvysurvivesacopyofeverybookwritteninCreation.Byusingthe
LibrariesofHeaven,theSiderealmayrequisitionacopyofanyscroll,bookorotherwritten
documentationintendedforlaterreadingthatshecannameorotherwiseuniquelyidentify.She
mayonlykeepasinglebookatatime,andthemotesremaincommittedfromthemomentofthe
requestuntilthebookisreturned.IfabookborrowedfromtheLibrariesofHeavenleavesher
possession,itwillvanish,returningtotheLibrariesuponthenextmorning.
RequisitioningbookswrittensincetheContagionrequires(7Essence)hoursrequisitioning
booksfromtheShogunaterequires(7Essence)daysrequisitioningbooksfrombeforethe
Usurpationrequires(7Essence)weeks.
AfterrequestingabookwiththeLibrariesofHeaven,theSiderealcannotuseEfficientSecretary
Techniquethespiritisoffsearchingforyourbook,orbearingitswiftlyback.

AspectoftheCat
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Investigation3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Satisfactionmaybewhatbringsthecatback,butitiscuriositythatkillsit.TheSiderealinspires
curiosityintheirtargetthatexceedsallboundsofreasonandsense.AspectoftheCat
enhancesaninspireactionintendedtoinspirecuriosityaboutsomeoneorsomething.If
successful,itcosts3willpowertoresistinsteadof1,andcanbeleveragedasaDefining
intimacyinsteadofaMajorforthescene.Afterthesceneends,alingeringMinorPrincipleto
learnmoreaboutthesubjectremains,butithasnoenduringmagicalcomponent.

AllKnowingDoctor'sMien
Cost:
4m,1wp
Mins:
Investigation3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealdrapesthearrogantcorrectnessofalearneddoctororteacheruponher
shoulders,informingtheworldthatsheknowsbest.Whenshetreatsillness,poisonorinjury,
shemaysubstituteInvestigationforMedicineandLore.IfshewearstheDestinyoftheKey
whenusingAllKnowingDoctor'sMien,shealsoconvertsanystuntdiceonMedicine,Loreor
Investigationrollsintosuccesses.
AnyonewhohasaMedicineorLoreabilityhigherthantheSidereal'scantellthatsomethingis
wrong,butcannotplacetheirfingeronexactlywhatunlessshefailsarollintheirpresencein
whichcase,theyrecognizetheSiderealisbluffinganddrawingonsubtleobservationsfortheir
chicanery.

MarvelousInclusionofDetails
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Investigation4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ResearchAssistantInquisition
InthelightoftheKeyaresecretsrevealed.TheSiderealmayinstantlyassembleallthe
relevantinformation,allowinghertotakeacasesceneorreadintentionsactioninaninstant.If
shewearstheDestinyoftheKey,sheadds(Essence)noncharmdiceonherroll.Shemaynot
useMarvelousInclusionofDetailsonthesamepersonmorethanonceperscene.

SureandCertainWrongness
Cost:
3mor5m
Mins:
Investigation4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
AllKnowingDoctor'sMien
FoolswillbreakalockwiththewrongKeybeforeadmittingtheirerrorsuchfoolish
stubbornnesscansometimesbeputtogooduse.SureandCertainWrongnessmaybeusedto
enhanceabeliefthattheSiderealorsomeoneelseholdsintheformercase,itcosts3motes,
inthelater,5motes.TouseSureandCertainWrongnessonanother,theSiderealmustbeat
hertarget'sResolvewitha(Manipulation+Investigation)roll.
Solongastheshemaintainstheeffect,anyinstill,inspireorpersuadeactionwhichwould
contradictthebeliefmaybetreatedasanunacceptableorder.Thisdoesnotcreateorcompel
anyotherbehavioritispossibleforsomeonetomaintainanexistingfriendshiptheyhavewitha
specificDynast,evenastheyareenchantedtoknowthatallDynastsarehorriblemonsters.
Anyhoroscopescastonthetargetwhileshemaintainstheeffectwillreflecttheirfixednature
uponthebeliefinquestion.
AnindividualmayonlybeundertheeffectofasingleapplicationofSureandCertain
Wrongnessatatimefaultbeyondthatbelongstotheindividual,notthestars.

SomeoneElse'sProblem
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Investigation3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
AspectoftheCat
Castingahandfulofemeraldstardustoveranobjectnolargerthanshecouldcarry,the
Siderealensuresthattheobjectwillgounnoticed.Sherolls(Intelligence+Investigation)
anyonewithaResolveoflessthanhersuccesseswillfindtheenchantedobjectunremarkable
andignoreit,presumingittobeanother'sresponsibility.

Iftheenchanteditemisusedtotakeviolentactionorpreventswhatshouldbeatrivialactsuch
asbeingforcedtoignoreadoorthatistheonlyexitfromaroomtheeffectbreaksforthe
subjectimmediately.Likewise,ifthesubjecthasaMajororDefiningIntimacyaboutthe
enchantedobject,orsomeoneaudiblypointsoutthepresenceorsomethingunusualaboutthe
object,thenhemayspend1Willpowertobreaktheeffect.
SomeoneElse'sProblemdoesnotmakethingsseemtovanish,merelytobeaggressively
unremarkableandunworthyofinvestigation.

LockingAwayTruth
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Investigation4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Writtenonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
RustandRuinBreath,SureandCertainWrongness
ItiswithintheremitoftheKeytocensorknowledgewhichhasbeendeemedtoodangerousthe
SiderealtakesthedutyoflockingawaytruthswhichCreationisnotreadyfor.Shemayeditany
booksheholds,andchangeeveryothercopyinCreationtomatch,alteringorconcealing
meaningasshewishes.Theoriginaltextalwaysremainsavailablebutencodeditmaybe
discoveredbythoseshedeemsworthyorthosewiththepatiencetobreakthecode.Breaking
thecodeisanextended(Intelligence+Linguistics)roll,withadifficultyof(Investigation),agoal
numberof(Essencex10),andanintervalofonemonth.
Certainmagicsmayautomaticallybreakthecipherandrevealtheoriginalmessagesuch
powerscostanadditionalwillpowertouse,butareotherwiseunimpeded.
Copiesofabookstoredinspeciallywardedvaultsofglassandstarmetalmayremain
untouched,aswillanycopyofabookoutsideofCreationatthetimeLockingAwayTruthis
used.

SlumberingKnowledgeOsmosis
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Investigation5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
SomeoneElse'sProblem,UnknownPurposeIlluminated
Siderealsoftenneedtorapidlyassimilateknowledgeforsome,theeasiestwaytodosoisto
getagoodnight'ssleep.Bysleepingovernightwithabookasherpillow,theSiderealgainsa
comprehensiveknowledgeofthebook'scontents.Shemayonlykeepasinglebookinher
headatatime.

ProvableLocationsoftheGate
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Investigation5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute

Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarvelousInclusionofDetails,TheLibrariesofHeaven
InHeaventherearemanydoorsmostarefixedandboundtoCreationinonlyahandfulof
knownplaces.TheCalibrationGate,however,isforevermovingalongawindingpathacross
thefaceoftheworld,oneimpossibletopredictorcontrolsavebytheSiderealExalted.By
takingafiveminutedramaticactiontosketchsomecalculationsout,sheprovesthatadoorway
designatedwithineyesightwillbetheCalibrationGateToHeavenuntiltheendofthescene,
andsoitwillbe.

EmbracingLifeMethod
Cost:
10m,1wp,1lhl
Mins:
Investigation5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,PrayerStrip
Duration:
Fivedays
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast2ofSlumberingKnowledgeOsmosis,ProvableLocationsofthe
Gate,orLockingAwayTruth
TheSiderealdotsastonewithherblood,andthenwrapsitwithaprayerstripmarkedwiththe
ScriptureofThatOldThing,plantingitwhilewhisperingaquestion.Overthecourseoffive
days,amulberrybushwillgroweachdaythebushremainsundisturbed,asilkenlotusflower
willbloom,withaclueorinsightintothenatureofheranswertoherquestion.
TheSiderealmaydisturbthebushearlyifshewishestogaintheanswerssooner,butdoingso
endstheeffectandlimitsthenumberofanswersreceived.

LARCENY:THEGUARDIANS
THESCRIPTUREOFTHESAVORYMAIDEN
Once,therewasamaiden
whoate236leaves.Shehadto,becauseotherwiseshedforgetwhereshecamefrom,and
thatwouldmakeeveryoneverysador,possibly,veryhappy.
Shefoundherselfinawoodsfullofmonsters,impelledtowardtheircookpot.Doyouwantto
cookme?sheasked.Ordoyoujustthinkthatswheremaidensbelong?
Therewasacrackinthecookpotsbottomthatletinthesky.
Shestartedtosquirmthroughthecrack,butthen,shesawthatthecloudscarriedchainsand
thewindwastheirmanacles.
Asthemonsterspulledherback,shecalledtothestonesandshecalledtothesky,butitwas
thenightthatcametoheraidand,inthenight,fireandpain.Whyshouldyouhelpme?she
asked.
Toknowtheworldistoserveit,theysaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheGuardian
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Larceny1,Essence1

Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
Witharepurchase,theSiderealcanalwaystellwhensomeoneistryingtoconorotherwisetake
advantageofherwhileshewearstheDestinyoftheGuardian.

WisdomoftheDirt
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Larceny2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Creationholdsmanysecretwisdoms,knownonlytothosewhoworkthesoilandlistentothe
wind,andtheSiderealknowsthemall.Whenintroducingorchallengingafactrelatedto
superstitions,shegainsanautomaticsuccessandisalwaysconsideredtohaveanappropriate
backgroundforsuch.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheGuardian,shemayconvertanystuntdice
forsuchactionsintosuccessesbeforerollingthem.

TrickingTrickstersTechnique
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Larceny3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Itisatruismthatyoucannotcheatanhonestman,butitisfarmoredangeroustotryandtricka
trickster.WhensomeoneattemptstoconordeceivetheSidereal,shemayturntheirdeception
backagainstthemthenextsocialinfluenceactionusingManipulationshetakesagainstthecon
artistinthescenereducestheirResolveandGuilebyone,andbyanadditionaloneforeach1
theyrolledontheiraction.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheGuardian,insteadreducetheirResolve
andGuilebyoneforeach1or2theyrolled.

AvoidingtheTruthTechnique
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Larceny3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofWisdomoftheDirt,TrickingTrickstersTechnique,Closed
EyesOpen,orTalismanMakingTouch
OneofthehardestlessonstheGuardiansteachisthispeopledonotwanttobelievewhatis
obvious,andwilldenyanunpleasanttruthinfavorofalietheytellthemselves.Byusing

AvoidingtheTruthTechnique,aSiderealmaytellsomeoneaplaintruth,andhaveitsoundlike
alie.Shemaypitchitasahalftruth,abaldlie,aliefromnerves,alieofomission,oranyother
formofdeceptionshewantsthelistenerwillonlyknowthatthetruthisnotwhattheyheard.
Thosewhohaveindependentreasontobelievethetruthforexample,priorevidence,adefining
intimacythatthetruthsupports,ormagicslikeJudge'sEarTechniquemayspend(Essence)
Willpowertorecognizethetruthwhentheyhearit.

ClosedEyesOpen
Cost:

Mins:
Larceny1,Essence2
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheGuardiansometimesappearstosleep,butdonotbedeceivedsheisalwayswatching.
TheSiderealwithClosedEyesOpenremainsawareoftheirsurroundingsevenwhendrugged,
asleeporunconscious,andmayusecharmstoenhanceherInvestigationandAwareness
actionstolearnaboutthosesurroundings.ClosedEyesOpendoesnotensuretheSiderealwill
noticeaparticulardetailthosewithsufficientstealthmaystillpassbyunseenandunheard.
Likewise,itdoesnotreducepenaltiesshewouldsufferfromconcealingdarkness,blindfolds,or
deafeningnoiseonlythatsheistreatedasawakeandawareforwhatshewillperceiveand
remember.

TalismanMakingTouch
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Larceny2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Oneproject
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Citydwellerswillmockthecountryfarmer,hidingsmirksbehindhandswhileattemptingtocheat
ahonestmanwithfalsewards.ButtheSiderealknowsthatnotalltalismansarefake,andhold
thesecrettocreatingefficaciousworks.ShemaycreateaTalisman(pg580)thatiseffectiveat
mostonceasceneasabasicprojectsuchTalismansmostoftentaketheshapeofprayer
stripsorsmallwoodenfiguresofvariousdivinities.
AnEssence2repurchaseallowshertomakemoredurableTalismansasaMajorProject.They
willbeeffectiveupto(Essence)timesperscene,andtypicallyconsistofsilverorironholy
symbols,smallstonewardsinlaidwithjade,orasealoftheUnconqueredSuninbeatengold.

MarkEvaluatingGlance
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Larceny3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene

PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofWisdomoftheDirt,TrickingTrickstersTechnique,Closed
EyesOpen,orTalismanMakingTouch
Themostimportantpartofanyconispickingtherightmark.TheSiderealneedstoknowhow
hervictimwillreactbeforethevictimhimself.Whenshesupplementsaprofilecharacteraction
withMarkEvaluatingGlance,fortheremainderofthescene,youmaylearnifyourvictimwill
applytheirresolveorspendwillpoweragainstagiveninstill,inspireorpersuadeaction,
assumingtheactionissuccessful.
AtEssence4,shealsolearnsifthevictimwillacceptaparticularbargainorthreatbefore
makingitagain,assumingtheactionissuccessful.

PhoCartMethodology
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Larceny3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Oneweek
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofWisdomoftheDirt,TrickingTrickstersTechnique,Closed
EyesOpen,orTalismanMakingTouch
TheSiderealcansetupasmallestablishedbusinessinatown.Thisbusinesswillneithermake
orlosemoneyresidentswillpatronizethebusinessasifithasalwaysbeenpresent.Attheend
ofthecharm'sduration,thebusinesswillvanishandthetown'sinhabitantswillforgetitexisted.
AtEssence4,shecanspendanadditional2moteswhenactivatingPhoCartMethodologyto
extendthedurationtoIndefinite.

ArtistryoftheGreatCon
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Larceny5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofAvoidingtheTruthTechnique,MarkEvaluatingGlance,
PhoCartMethodology,orOmenCraftingTrade
TheGuardianneverspeakssavetothoseitknowswillbelievehim.TheSiderealmayuse
ArtistryoftheGreatConasareadintentionsaction,tolearnwhatitwouldtakeforthevictimto
believesomethingshetellsthem.Thiswillnotgiveheraprecisescript,butwilldescribethe
generalideaandconditionsthatfosteringsuchbeliefwouldrequire.

FourFoolsMisfortune
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Larceny3,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofAvoidingtheTruthTechnique,MarkEvaluatingGlance,
PhoCartMethodology,orOmenCraftingTrade

Everyonegrowsuphearingcertaintruismsproperwaystobehave,inauspiciousthingstodoor
say.Mostoutgrowthesesuperstitions,buttheyplantdeeprootsandarenoteasilyshaken.
TheSiderealmayenhanceainstillorpersuadeaction,drawingonasuperstitiousbeliefsofher
victim'snativeoradoptedhomeandtreatinganyintimacytheyhavetowardssuchasbeingone
stephigher.Iftheyhavenorelevantintimacy,shemaytreatthemashavinganappropriate
minorintimacy.

OmenCraftingTrade
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Larceny4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofWisdomoftheDirt,TrickingTrickstersTechnique,Closed
EyesOpen,orTalismanMakingTouch
TheSiderealknowsthatmostsocalledomensarenothingofthesort.Theactionsofcatsand
birds,theshapesofcloudsandtealeaves,thetasteofthewindandthespillingofsaltbearno
deepermeaning.However,itcanbeveryusefultocapitalizeonthosewhomdon'tknowbetter.
ByusingOmenCraftingTrade,theSiderealmaytakeafiveminutedramaticactiontosetupa
varietyofsuperstitionfulfillingomensaroundapersonorplace,indicatingwhateversheintends
tobeconveyed.Anyinstillorinspireactionshetakeswhichtakesadvantageofthese
superstitionsconvertsstuntdicetosuccessesand,onceperstory,allowsafreeuseofher
Presence,Performance,SocializeorLarcenyExcellency.

LazyWorksSmartStyle
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Larceny4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Oneproject
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofAvoidingtheTruthTechnique,MarkEvaluatingGlance,
PhoCartMethodology,orOmenCraftingTrade
NooneeverseestheGuardianwork,andyettheworkmanagestogetdone.TheSidereal
knowsthetricktohardwork,andhowfinetheboundarybetweengeniusandindolencecanbe
shemayuseLazyWorksSmartStyletoenhanceanyBasicorMajorproject.Theworkwillbe
done,andtohercredit,withoutherneedingtobepersonallyinvolved.Theprojectisnot
completedanyfasterthannormal,andstillreliesontheSidereal'scraftingabilityandmaterials,
butsheisnotshackledtotheforgewhilecastingasword,orstuckpullingaplowinafield.She
mayonlyhaveoneprojectunderwaywithLazyWorksSmartStyleatatime.

ThiefofTime
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Larceny5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofAvoidingtheTruthTechnique,MarkEvaluatingGlance,
PhoCartMethodology,orOmenCraftingTrade
Timeisthegreatthief,andoneagainstwhomtheGuardianishelpless.Shetakesyouth,
strengthandbeautyinreturn,leavingonlyemptymemoriesandbrittlebones.TheSidereal
maymakethesignoftheGuardianDescendantagainstsomeonetostealsomeoftheir
remainingtime.Thisisa(Dexterity+Larceny)action,withadifficultyofthetarget's
(Awareness)tocompletewithouttheirattentionbeingattracteditistoodelicatetobeperformed
inthechaosofcombat.Ifsuccessful,shestealsoneyearofthevictim'sremainingspan,plus
anadditionalyearforeachthresholdsuccess.Eachstolenyearmanifestsasasmallpouchof
greenandpurplepowder,whichmaybebrewedintoadoseofAgeStavingCordial(pg579).
Anindividualwhohastheirlastyearstolenwillpassawayquietlythenexttimetheyfallasleep.
ThiefofTimeisineffectiveagainsttheExalted,oragelessbeingssuchasmostspirits.Whileit
canbeusedonanimals,thecordialproducedisonlyefficaciousforanotheranimalofthesame
species.ThismaybeenoughforsomeSiderealstherearestoriesofChejophavinghadacat
olderthantheRealm,andseniormembersoftheBronzeFactioncautionnewrecruitsnotto
bringthematterup.

ConningChaosTechnique
Cost:
10m15m,1wp,2xp
Mins:
Larceny5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design,PrayerStrip
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofArtistryoftheGreatCon,FourFoolsMisfortune,Lazy
WorksSmartStyle,orThiefofTime
Theoldestconsaresometimesthebest,andthereisnoneolderthanthetrickplayedatthe
foundationoftheworld.TheSiderealmarksaprayerstripwiththeScriptureoftheSavory
Maiden,andthenplantsitonhermarkwhilecommitting10motes.Themarkmustbeawareof
theprayerstrip,butneednotbetoldofit'struepurpose.TheSiderealthenactivatesConning
ChaosTechnique,tradingaportionofhermark'sdestinyforaportionoftheWyld'ssubstance.
Whilethemarklives,holdstheprayerstrip,andresidesinCreationbutnotupontheBlessed
Isle,theybecomethepeainashellgametheSiderealplaysagainsttheWyld.
Foreachmonthpastthefirstrollasingledieandsubtractthenumberofmonthswhichhave
alreadyelapsed.
8+:Noresponse
7:Asmallgroupofrelativelyweakwyldkin,suchashobgoblinsorpumpkinmen,areattracted
tothemark.Theywillnotnecessarilybeviolent,butwillbeeasilyprovoked.
6:Asingular,morepowerfulmemberoftheFairFolkisdrawntothemark.Again,theywillnot
necessarilybeviolent,butarelikelytoincitetroublepurelybytheirpresence.Additionally,the
marksuffersfrom2pointsofBacklash,distributedbetweenCausalityViolationsandMadness.
54:Apartyofhobgoblinsandhuntingbeasts,ledbyaFairFolknoble,isdispatchedtobring
themarkbacktotheWyldwiththem.Additionally,themarksuffersfrom4pointsofBacklash,

distributedbetweenCausalityViolationsandMadness.
32:AhostofFaeriewillsettheirsightsuponthemarkclaiminghimistheirfondestwishand
soleobsession.Additionally,themarksuffersfrom6pointsofBacklash,distributedbetween
CausalityViolationsandMadness.
1:Awildstormwillscourtheareaaroundthemark,taintingthelandanddrawingittowardsthe
bordermarchesoftheWyld.Additionally,themarksuffersfrom8pointsofBacklash,distributed
betweenCausalityViolationsandMadness.

Atanytime,theSiderealmayclaimtheprayerstripback.Thisreleasesthecapturedmotesand
allowshertofinishthegameagainstChaos.Foreachmonthofaccumulatedtime,toa
maximumof(Essence+3),theSiderealgainsaphaseofabilitytobringtheWyldintoCreation,
lastingapproximatelyoneminute.ThisistreatedastheSolarcharmWyldShapingTechnique
(pg335),saveasfollowsthedifficultyisfixedat5anddoesnotincreaseacrossmultiple
phases,thecostofeachrollisfixedat15m,1wpand2xpperroll,anduseofConningChaos
Techniquedoesnotprovokeanencounterrollperphase,astheSiderealhasdirectedthe
Wyld'sattentionawayfromherandtothemark.Thisdistractionisoflimitedduration,andonly
holdsforthenextmonth.Tobegintheshaping,shemustentertheMiddlemarches,facinginto
theDeepWyld,andpresenttheprayerstrip,whichbeginstosmolderwithgreenflame,hanging
intheair.ItisconsumedandtheeffectsendwhentheSiderealrealizesherdesign,ifshe
exhaustsherfinalphase,iftheSiderealfailsanyshapingrolls,ifsheisrenderedincapacitated
whileintheWyld,orifsheisforcedtodepartbeforerealizingtheirvision.

Whilehermarkholdstheprayerstrip,theirdestinywillbeinwildfluxpredictionsofmadness
andillomensdogtheirheelsoneday,andthenext,propheciesofgreatnessandunearned
luck.HisstarisunmooredhecannotbeaffectedbyAstrologicalProjectionsduringthistime.

TheSiderealcannotbetheirownmark,butthemarkmayhavetheconsequencesofholding
theprayerstripexplainedtohimthemorethemarkknows,themorehethinkshe'sincontrol.

LINGUISTICS:THEPILLAR
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEBRIDE
Once,therewasamaiden
whofledashadow,inthecompanyofafriend.
Theytraveledthroughstrangeplaces,andamongstrangepeople.
Howcanyoutrustme,heasked,withsuchhorrorbehindyou?
Loveendures,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyofthePillar
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Linguistics1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent

Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
AnEssence2repurchaseensuresthat,inthispersona,theSiderealisalwaysconsidereda
superiortoanyonesheisabloodrelativeto.IfmorethanonerelativewearstheDestinyofthe
Pillar,theonewiththehighestEssenceisthesuperior.
Bloodrelatives
Directbloodrelativesaregrandparents,parents,aunts&uncles,siblings(half
andfull),children,andgrandchildren.Acharacteristhesuperiorinarelationshipiftheyare
theoldest.Forimmortaloragelessbeings,includinganyonewhoisoverathousandyearsold,
thecharacterwiththehighestEssenceratingisthesuperior.

KnowTheSoulsPlace
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Linguistics2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Hereisatruththereisnoproperordertopeopleorthings,butbyrepeatingtheliethatthereis,
wemaymakesocietypossible.TheSiderealmayenhanceaProfileCharacteractiontoknow
whatsomeone'sroleandrelativestatusinsocietyis,aswellashowhefeelsabouthisplace
andstatusinsociety.Shelearnsifhetherevolutionaryisquietlycontentwiththestatusquo,or
iftheseeminglybrokenservantlongstoupturnthesocialorder.

InTheBlood
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Linguistics2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
HereisatruthtiesofbloodarethePillaruponwhichCreationstands.ByusingInTheBlood,a
Siderealmaytastesomeone'sbloodandgetavisionofeachoftheirimmediatelivingblood
relatives,aswellasanynamethatheknowsthemby.
AtEssence3,shealsogainsavisionofanylivingpeoplewhomheholdsapositivetieof
friendshiporloyaltytowards.

SistersInTruth
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Linguistics3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
KnowtheSoul'sPlace,IntheBlood

Hereisatruthtwowhomholdeachotherinmutualregard,orwhomhavemadespaceintheir
heartsforacommonsoul,arecloserthanmanysistersofblood.AfterusingSistersinTruth,for
therestofthescene,theSiderealtreatsanyonetheyholdapositivetietowardsandwhom
holdsapositivetietowardsherasabloodrelative.AtEssence3,shemayalsotreatanyone
whomshesharesapositiveintimacywithasabloodrelative.

BloodWillTell
Cost:
3m(1lhl)
Mins:
Linguistics5,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealmayunderstandandbeunderstoodbyanyoneshesharesabloodrelationship
with,eveniftheydonotspeakacommonlanguage.AtEssence3,shemaycommunicatein
secretevensomeonewhoknowsthelanguagesoftheSiderealandherfamilywillbelievethey
arespeakingonsmallorunimportantmatters.AtEssence5,shemaycommunicatewithout
speakingsheandherfamilywhomshecanseemaycommunicatepurelymindtomind.By
increasingthecostby1pointoflethaldamage,shebiteshertongueandcutsherpalms,
dribblingsomeofherblooduponupto(Essence)others,andconfersthesebenefitstoall
mutualrelativesthusanointed.

ThickerThanWater
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Linguistics3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Hereisatruththefamilyformedfromthebloodofloyaltyismorestablethanthosewhoshare
somethingasthinasthewaterofthewomb.ByusingThickerThanWater,theSiderealmay
sanctionthisrelationshipasoneofbloodrelatives.Thisisafiveminuteritual,involvingmutual
sheddingandminglingofbloodbybothparties.ThickerThanWaterrequiresthepresenceand
knowingconsentofallparties.TheSiderealmayincludeherselfasoneofthepartiestobe
bound.

EquitablePartnership
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Linguistics3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SistersinTruth,ThickerThanWater
ThePillarstandsuponthistogetherwehavemorethananyofushavedoseparately.Byusing
EquitablePartnership,theSiderealcantransferupto(2*Essence)motesofessencetoa

bloodrelativewithinMediumrange.IfsheisEssence3,shemayactivateEquitable
Partnershiptoreceiveupto(Essence*2)motestotalfromanynumberofbloodrelativesoutto
Mediumrange.Motesinexcessofwhatcanbeheldwilldissipateaftertheholder'snextaction.
ThePillarbreaksuponthisthoseclosesttouscantakeourgreatesttreasures.Withasecond
purchaseofEquitablePartnership,theSiderealmayattempttoseizemotesfromablood
relative.SheactivatesEquitablePartnership,andthenrolls(Manipulation+Linguistics)against
hertarget'sResolve,stealingmotesequaltoherthresholdsuccesses.Stolenmotescomefrom
thetarget'speripheralEssencepoolfirst.Incombat,attemptingtouseEquitablePartnershipto
stealmotesisadifficulty5gambit.EquitablePartnershipmayonlybeusedtostealmotesfrom
agivenrelativeonceperscene.
UnusualGambit
WhenusingEquitablePartnershipincombattostealmotes,thedecisive
attackismadewith(Manipulation+Linguistics),andresistedbythetarget'sResolve.Ifthe
attackhits,usetheinitiativerollinplaceofthe(Manipulation+Linguistics)rolltodeterminethe
numberofmotesstolen.

UprootTheTree
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Linguistics4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
KnowtheSoul'sPlace,IntheBlood
Strangerscansharetiesofblood,andenemiesbeboundinunwillingunion.TheSiderealmay
useUprootTheTreetobreaktheseties.Doingsorequiresafiveminuteritualaswellasthe
presenceandknowingconsentofbothparties.TheSiderealmayincludeherselfasoneofthe
partiestobeunbound.

CondescensionoftheSaints
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Linguistics4,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
UprootTheTree,BloodWillTell
Bettertobewhippedthantoendureaparent'sshamenoarmorwardsagainsttheguiltofa
mother,norshieldsbarthedisappointmentofafather.WhentheSiderealisattemptingto
inspireguilt,remorse,regret,shame,oranysimilaremotions:
*Ifhertargetholdsaminorpositivetietowardsher,shegainsdouble9sandhertargetmust
spend2Willpowertoresistiftheinspirationissuccessful
*Ifhertargetholdsamajorpositivetietowardsherorifsheisaninferiorbloodrelative,she
gainsdouble8sandthetargetmustspend4Willpowertoresistiftheinspirationissuccessful
*Ifhertargetholdsadefiningpositivetietowardsherorifsheisasuperiorbloodrelative,she
gainsdouble7sandthetargetcannotspendWillpowertoresisttheinspiration.

AcrossTimeandSpace
Cost:

Mins:
Linguistics3,Essence3
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
Stackable
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastoneofEquitablePartnership,ComfortingMatriarchEmbrace,or
LoveWithoutReward
AcrossthebreadthofCreationandthespanofhistory,familyremainsfamily.Whenshe
purchasesAcrossTimeandSpace,theSiderealincreasestherangeofEquitablePartnership,
ComfortingMatriarchEmbraceandLoveWithoutRewardbyonerangeband.AtEssence5,
shemaypurchaseAcrossTimeandSpaceasecondandfinaltime.

ComfortingMatriarchEmbrace
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Linguistics4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SistersinTruth,ThickerThanWater
ThePillarstandsuponthistogetherwecanenduremorethananyofuscanendureseparately.
ByusingComfortingMatriarchEmbrace,theSiderealcantransferupto(Essence)temporary
WillpowertoabloodrelativewithinShortrange.AtEssence4,shemayactivateComforting
MatriarchEmbracetoinsteadreceiveupto(Essence)temporaryWillpowertotalfromany
numberofbloodrelativesouttoShortrange.ShemayexplicitlygranttemporaryWillpowerin
excessofhertarget'smaximumWillpower,butcannotreceivetemporaryWillpowerpasther
ownmaximum.
ThePillarbreaksuponthisthosewhomweopenourheartstowardscanshatterusmosteasily.
WithasecondpurchaseofComfortingMatriarchEmbrace,shemayattempttoseizewillpower
fromabloodrelative.SheactivatesComfortingMatriarchEmbrace,andthenrolls(Charisma+
Linguistics)againsthertarget'sResolveifsheovercomeshisresolve,shestealsone
temporaryWillpower.Foreverythreesuccessesbeyond,shestealsanother.Stolen
temporaryWillpowercanexplicitlyexceedtheSidereal'smaximumWillpower.Incombat,
attemptingtouseComfortingMatriarchEmbracetostealwillpowerisadifficulty5gambit.
ComfortingMatriarchEmbracemayonlybeusedtostealtemporaryWillpowerfromagiven
relativeonceperscene.
UnusualGambit
WhenusingComfortingMatriarchEmbraceincombattostealtemporary
willpower,thedecisiveattackismadewith(Charisma+Linguistics),andresistedbythetarget's
Resolve.Iftheattackhits,usetheinitiativerollinplaceofthe(Charisma+Linguistics)rollto
determinetheamountoftemporaryWillpowerstolen.

BlueVervainBinding(DeathattheRoot)
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Linguistics4,Essence3

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ThickerThanWater,UproottheTree
ParentsandchildrenalikeinCreationknowthisnoonechoosestheirfamily.ButtheSidereal
knowsotherwiseBlueVervainBindingallowstheSiderealtoadoptsomeoneasablood
relativewithoutneedingtheirconsent.Doingsostillrequiresaritualminglingofblood,requiring
thatbothsheandhertargethavesufferedatleast1pointoflethaldamage.Thiswillalso
requiretouchingthetargetoutsideofcombat,thiscantypicallybeaccomplishedwitha
(Dexterity+BrawlorMartialArts)againstdifficulty(target'sAwareness)actioniftheyare
unwilling,whileduringcombatitisadifficulty5gambitthatmustbeexecutedwithanunarmed
attackatcloserange.Theenforcedsisterhoodlastsonlyuntiltheendofthescene,whereupon
itdissolvesintothewind.
AtEssence4,theSiderealmayspend1willpowerwhenactivatingBlueVervainBindingto
maketherelationshippermanentinsteadofdissolvingattheendofthescene.
Withasecondpurchase,theSiderealmayinsteaduseBlueVervainBindingtobreakablood
relationshipwithanunwillingparty.KnownasDeathattheRoot,thisfollowsthesame
mechanicsasBlueVervainBinding,savethatonlyoneoftherelativesneedstobepresent.

TheFearofGod
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Linguistics5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
UprootTheTree,BloodWillTell
MotheristhenameofGoduponthelipsofchildren,andthefearofGodistakenwithourfirst
gaspofbreathanddrinkofmilk.WhentheSiderealusesTheFearofGod,fortheremainderof
thescene,everyoneshecansee,outtoLongrangemustspend1temporaryWillpowerto
speakagainst,threaten,orattackasuperiorbloodrelative.Thiscostmustonlybepaidonce
perscene,butmustbepaidforeachrelativebeingdefied.

LoveWithoutReward
Cost:
3mperhealthlevel,1wp
Mins:
Linguistics5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SistersinTruth,ThickerThanWater
ThePillarstandsuponthistogetherwecansurvivewhatwouldkillanyofusseparately.By
usingLoveWithoutReward,theSiderealcanacceptdamagefromabloodrelativeatClose
range,healingupto(Essence)levelsofdamageandsufferingalikeamountofdamagein
return.ShecannothealaggravateddamagebyusingLoveWithoutRewardthemagicalnature
oftheinjuryresistherefforts.AtEssence5,shemayuseLoveWithoutRegardtoaccept

healingfromanynumberofbloodrelativeswithinCloserangewhenusedinthisfashion,she
doesnotpaythemotesuntiltheamountofhealingshewillreceiveisknown.
ThePillarbreaksuponthiswhomwesharebloodwithcanmostlyeasilyshedourblood.Witha
secondpurchaseofLoveWithoutReward,shemayattempttoforceherinjuriesuponblood
relativesinsteadofreceivingthem.SheactivatesLoveWithoutReward,andthenrolls
(Appearance+Linguistics)againsthertarget'sResolveifsheovercomeshisresolve,she
transfersonepointofdamagefromherselftohertarget.Foreverythreesuccessesbeyond,
shetransfersanotherpointofdamage.Incombat,attemptingtouseLoveWithoutRewardto
steallifeisadifficulty5gambit.LoveWithoutRewardmayonlybeusedtotransferdamage
uponagivenrelativeonceperscene.
UnusualGambit
WhenusingComfortingMatriarchEmbraceincombattotransferdamagetoa
relative,thedecisiveattackismadewith(Appearance+Linguistics),andresistedbythetarget's
Resolve.Iftheattackhits,usetheinitiativerollinplaceofthe(Appearance+Linguistics)rollto
determinetheamountofdamagetransferred.

Lover'sOath
Cost:
25m,2wp
Mins:
Linguistics5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design,PrayerStrip
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Atleast7LinguisticsCharms
Attheconclusionofaonehourceremony,theSiderealtakesaprayerstripmarkedwiththe
ScriptureoftheBride,twistingittoformtworingsintertwined.Theprayerstripburstsintoa
flashofpureblueflame,leavingbehindapairofstarmetalrings,setwithsapphires.Upon
placingtheringsonthebrideandgroom,theSiderealenjoinstheminamostprofoundunion.
Thesetwopeoplecanfreelysharemotes,willpowerandhealthlevelsbetweenoneanother
moreover,theycannotstoptheotherfromtakingthemotes,willpowerorhealthlevels.They
mayalsocommunicatewithoutspeakingaslongastheycanseeoneanother.

RemovingtheringinvitesthewrathofVenusshedoesnotenjoyseeinghersacredbond
treatedfrivolously,andplaceshercurseontheoffendingparty.Treatthisasviolatingan
Eclipsecasteoath,aswellaspermanentlydestroyingthebondoftherings.Thisonlyoccursif
theringisremovedvoluntarilyifitremovedbyfellmagicorhavingtheoffendingfinger
removed,Venus'wrathisstayed.Nordoinfidelity,treacheryorevenoutrightviolencebring
Venus'curseitisonlythevoluntaryremovaloftheblessedringthatdoesso.
AnindividualmaygivemorethanoneLover'sOatheachoathisrepresentedbyit'sownring,
andbindsthemtoonlyonepairatatime.AtriowouldrequirethreeLover'sOathstobe
invokedtofullycommitallthreetooneanotherother,twoatatime.

Anyonewhoexaminesthesignsofeitheroftheholdersoftheringswillseethattheirfatehas
beentightlyintertwinedwiththatoftheotherringbearerifVenus'cursehasfallenuponthem
forremovingthering,theterriblefuryoftheMaidenofSerenitywillalsobeplain.


ASiderealmayonlycreateupto(Essence)pairsofringsatatime.Theyinstinctivelyknowifa
pairhasbeendestroyed,butnotwhichpairorunderwhatcircumstances.

LORE:THETREASURETROVE
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENINTERROR
Once,therewasamaiden
whoknewsomethingsaboutaman.Hedidntlikethat,buthekissedheranyway.
Shetoldhimeverythinginherheart:
Shewhisperedtruthstohim,buthedidntcare.
Shewhisperedhopestohim,buthedidntcare.
Shewhisperedherprayers,butheardonlysilence.
Andshewhisperedherfeartohim,buthedidntcare.
Helookeduponherinnerself,andthevoidmethiseyes.
Toknowtheworldistofearit,saidhe.

ResplendentDestinyoftheTreasureTrove
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Lore1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.
WithanEssence2repurchase,theSiderealmorefullyembodiesthedestinyshemayuseher
IntelligenceinplaceofherAppearancewhendealingwithanycharacterwhohasaLorerating
ofatleast1andlessthanherown.

TheNamesofAllThings
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Lore2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
KnowledgeisthecoinoftheTrove,andtheSiderealismuchenriched.ShemayuseThe
NamesofAllThingstolearnthetruenameornamesofaperson,placeorthing.Thismost
oftensoundslikeanunintelligiblegarblewhichisallbutimpossibletorecord,butisimmediately
recognizablebyanyonewhohearsitasreferringtothedistinctindividualanyonefamiliarwith
thetargetandhearsthetruenameknowswhoisbeingreferredto.Usingsomeone'struename
predisposesthemtowardsyou,reducingtheirResolveandGuileby1fortheremainderofthe
scene.

SystematicUnderstandingofEverything
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Lore2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design,Stackable
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Whileshesleeps,theSidereal'sdreamsarevisitedbytutelaryspiritsoftheTreasureTrove,
whowhisperthesecrettruthsoftheworldtoher.SheawakenswithanewLorespecialty,
whichmayonlybeusedforintroducingorchallengingfacts(Exaltedpg.237),whichsheretains
foraslongasshemaintainsthemotestothecharm.ShemayuseSystematicUnderstanding
ofEverythingupto(Essence)times,selectinganewspecialtywitheachactivation.
Whilethecharmpersists,herhoroscopeproclaimsherexpertiseinthesubjectsofthe
specialties.

SharingtheTreasure
Cost:
1xp+
Mins:
Lore3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Therichesofenlightenmentaremeanttobeshared,nothoardedandhiddenaway.Whenthe
SiderealusesSharingtheTreasure,shemaytrainastudentinanyattributeorability,uptoher
ownability.Whenshedoesso,shespendsexperienceequaltowhatthestudentwouldneed
topurchasethenewratingfromherownunspentexperiencetotal.Suchtrainingtakesthe
normalamountoftime(Exaltedpg.178).AfterusingSharingtheTreasure,theSiderealcannot
benefitfromexperiencegrantingtrainingcharmsusedbyanotherfortheremainderofthestory.
WitharepurchaseatEssence2,shemayalsotrainherstudentinanynonSiderealMartialArts
charmsheknowsandforwhichthestudentqualifies.
WithathirdandfinalrepurchaseatEssence4,shemaytrainherstudentinSiderealMartial
Artscharmssheknowsandforwhichthestudentqualifies.
TheSiderealhassolediscretionoverwhomaybenefitfromtheexperiencepointsspent,and
howtheymaybespent.Attheconclusionofthestory,sherollsadieforeachexperiencepoint
spentonSharingtheTreasure,andgains1experiencepointbackforeachsuccessrolled.She
maynotregainmoreexperiencethanshespentactivatingSharingtheTreasureinthisfashion.

PrivacyEnhancingSymbol
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Lore2,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None

ThewealthoftheTroveisearnedthroughdeliberateworkandhardefforttheSiderealmay
ensurethatthosewhowouldcheattheirwaytoenlightenmentaresuitablychastised.When
sheisbeingobservedbyanindividualorindividualswhoarenotmateriallypresent,the
Siderealfeelsabriefprickingpaininherthumbsandatthecenterofherforehead.Shemay
activatePrivacyEnhancingSymbolinresponsetothissensation,androllsher(Charisma+
Lore),gaining(Essence)automaticsuccesses.ThosespyingonherseethesignofJupiter
brieflyappear,andhearthecrashofherdistantthunder,informingthemthattheSidereal's
presenceisnowunderthesealoftheMaidenofSecrets.Iftheypersistintheirespionage,any
spywhohasaResolveequaltoorlessthanhersuccessesisstruckblindanddeaftheireyes
glazeoverwithgreencataracts,whiletheirearsarefilledwithonlytherumbleofJupiter's
displeasure.Anyimmaterialspiritsarealsoforcedtomaterializeatnocost,fallingprostrate
withhandsclappedovertheirears.
PrivacyEnhancingSymboldoesnotalerttheSiderealifsomeoneisphysicallypresentand
spyinguponher,norifasecretsharedinconfidenceisconfidedtoanother.

OpentheThirdEye
Cost:
1xp+
Mins:
Lore3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Withaswiftstriketotheforehead,theSiderealenlightenshertarget,revealingthetruthofthe
starstohim.ByusingOpentheThirdEye,shegiftshertargetwiththaumaturgy(Exaltedpg.
166)andtheritualReadtheTeaLeaves(Exaltedpg.490).Shemayalsoallowthemto
purchaseanyotherthaumaturgicalritualsheknowsandforwhichherstudentqualifies.
WithasecondpurchaseatEssence3,shemayalsoallowthemtopurchaseanysorcerous
spellsheknowsandforwhichthestudentqualifies.
TheSiderealhassolediscretionoverwhomaybenefitfromtheexperiencepointsspent,and
howtheymaybespent.Attheconclusionofthestory,sherollsadieforeachexperiencepoint
spentonOpentheThirdEye,andgains1experiencepointbackforeachsuccessrolled.She
maynotregainmoreexperiencethanshespentactivatingOpentheThirdEyeinthisfashion.

LieBlightingLight
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Lore3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
TheNamesofAllThings,SharingtheTreasure
TotheTrove,goldisasdrossandtruthistobevaluedbeyondemeralds.Whensheactivates
LieBlightingLight,allwhostandinthelightoftheSidereal'sanimabecomeincapableof
speakingawordthatisnottrue.Theymaydeceivebyomissionorimplication,butcannot
provideadirectandknowingfalsehood.Attemptsatusingsocialinfluencedependenton

Manipulationwithinthiseffectsufferapenaltyof(3orEssence,whicheverishigher).
ForLieBlightingLight,theSidereal'sanimaisconsideredtoreachtoCloserangewhen
Glowing,ShortrangewhenBurning,andMediumrangewhenatBonfire.Ifheranimafallsto
Dimbeforetheendofthescene,theeffectsofLieBlightingLightimmediatelyend.

OnceRightNeverWrong
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Lore3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
TheNamesofAllThings,PrivacyEnhancingSymbol
Thewisewilladmitthatthereismuchtheyareignorantofandlittlethattheyknowinthis
fashion,theymaybecontinuallyenriched.ThoseoverburdenedbytheTrovehowever,find
themselvesunabletoacceptbeingwrongevenunderthebestofcircumstances.TheSidereal
mayuseOnceRightNeverWrongtoenhanceherResolve,ortheResolveofanotherthatshe
cansee,increasingitby(Essence)whentheenchantedindividualappliestheirResolveagainst
arepeatedinstill,inspireorpersuadeactionwhichhaspreviouslybeenrefused.

SlumberingInceptionMethod
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Lore4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onedream
PrerequisiteCharms:
SharingtheTreasure,SystematicUnderstandingofEverything
Manyavisionhasbegunasadream,andmanyaninspirationarrivesinthenight.Byusing
SlumberingInceptionMethod,theSiderealmaydictatesomeone'sdreamsforanevening.She
musthavespokenwithhertargetwithinthepastweek,orhaveaphysicallink(suchasalockof
hairordropofblood)tohimonherperson,inordertotargetthemwithSlumberingInception
Method,butneithertimenordistanceareanybarbeyondtheserequirements.
SlumberingInceptionMethodallowstheSiderealtoattemptanyofthefollowinginhertarget's
dreams
*ShemayuseSharingtheTreasureorOpentheThirdEyetotrainherstudentintheirdreams.
Thiscutsthetrainingtimerequiredinhalf,butrequiresSlumberingInceptionMethodbe
committedforthedurationofthetraining.
*ShemayattemptoneProfileCharacter,ReadIntentions,InstillorInspireactions.Hertarget's
ResolveandGuilearebothconsideredtobe2lowerthannormalforsuchattempts.
AtEssence4,shemayalsosendoneitem,smallenoughtofitwithinherclosedfist,toher
targetwhenheawakens,heawakensholdingtheitem.
AtEssence5,shemayattempttoharmhervictimviadreams.Sherollsher(Charisma+Lore)
againsthertarget'sResolve.Ifsheissuccessful,sherolls(Essence)asdiceoflethaldamage
10sdonotcountdoubleforthisroll.Shemustspend1temporarywillpowerpointperdamage
dealtanysuccessesinexcessofherwillpowerarelost.

StabtheSeer'sEye
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Lore3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
PrivacyEnhancingSymbol,OpentheThirdEye
AllprophecyandhoroscopedescendsfromtheTrove,andthelightofrevealedwisdomisthe
crownjeweloftheTreasurenonebuttheSiderealdecideshowit'ssplendorshallbeseen.
WhensheusesStabtheSeer'sEye,theSiderealdictateswhattheresultofanyattempttoread
herhoroscopebyanymeanswillreveal.ThisoverridesanyotherDesignthatshehasactive,
obscuringherownfatebinding.

TelltaleSymphony
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Lore3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
SystematicUnderstandingofEverything,OpentheThirdEye
TheenergyofCreationroarsastheoceanandcrasheslikewavesonabeach.Byactivating
TelltaleSymphony,theSiderealhearsEssencebeingspent.Shecannothearmotesspentto
powercharmswiththeMutekeyword,nordoesthesoundoftheessencebeingspentinform
herofthenatureofthecharmorpowerinvoked,butherhearingcandetectthesubtlechanges
inthesymphonysupernalatgreatdistances.
Ingeneral,theSiderealcanhearwhenanymotesarespentouttoMediumrangefromher.If
tenormoremotesarespentinasingleaction,shecanhearthemouttoExtremerange.Atthe
storyteller'sdiscretion,shemayalsohearvastquantitiesofexpendedessence,suchasduring
alifeordeathconflictbetweenmultipleExalted,fromhundredsofmilesaway,soundinglike
distantthunderorthepoundingoffaroffdrums.

OftheShapeoftheWorld
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Lore4,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LieBlightingLight,SlumberingInceptionMethod
Savantsbelievetheworldisknowableinthis,theyareultimatelymistaken.Behindeachtruth
isaparadoxbeyondeachsolutionisanothermysteryaftereachanswerarisesanother
question.Thosethingswhicharecommonlyknownnowbecomediscardedmythsintheturning
oftheage,andonlythesmallmindsofthepresenttryandcircumscribeallCreationintoabox
oftheirlimitedperceptions.
OftheShapeoftheWorldallowsaSiderealtotryandintroduceafactwhichwouldcontradict

anexistingfact.Herplayermayofferanexplanationofthecontradiction,orleavethistothe
storytellertodecide,orsimplyallowthecontradictiontohangintheair.TheStorytellermaystill
vetoproposedfactswhichtheyfeelwouldderailthestory,orwhichcontradictacanonicalor
personalfactofthesettinguponwhichhangsfutureplotdevelopments,orwhichsignificantly
harmsthecollectivesuspensionofdisbeliefatthetableitisthusofteninthebestinterestofthe
Sidereal'splayertoofferanexplanationfortheseemingcontradiction.However,sometimesthe
truthissimplystrangerthanfictionthecityofMeruwasbothdestroyedandsurvived,the
behemothknownastheSmirkingLynxisbothaliveanddead,andthefableddressofEvena
Esharaisatoncewhitewithbluetrimandblackwithgoldtrim.
UsingOftheShapeoftheWorlddoesnotautomaticallyallowtheSiderealtointroduceherfact
shemuststillhaveanappropriatelorespecialtyorbackground,andmuststillsucceedatthe
(Intelligence+Lore)roll.

OfHorrorsBestUnknown
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Lore4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
StabtheSeer'sEye,OnceRightNeverWrong
TheSiderealpoisonsanideawiththeshadowofrepellenthorror,drivingitoutofhertarget's
mind.Shenamesanintimacytobanishandrolls(Manipulation+Lore)againsthertarget's
Resolvethenamedintimacycannotbeusedinit'sowndefense,butothersupporting
intimaciescan.Ifsheissuccessful,thetargetedintimacybecomestaintedwithunnatural
horror,shameorguilthervictimmustspend1willpowertousetheintimacyforanypurpose
(suchasbolsteringhisresolveorenteringadecisionpoint),andanyactionwhichleveragesthe
taintedintimacyasaweaknessdoublesthepenaltyitimposesonhisresolve.Overtime,ifthe
Sidereal'svictimworkstoavoidorminimizetheintimacy'seffectonhislife,itmaysimplyrotand
fallawaylikeagangrenouslimb,likeanyotherdiscardedintimacythetaintisalsoerasedafter
thevictimhasspent(Essence)Willpowerdrawingontheintimacy.
OfHorrorsBestUnknownmayonlybeusedonagivenvictimonceperday.

OfTruthsBestUnspoken
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Lore5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LieBlightingLight,OnceRightNeverWrong
TheMaidenofSecretsdecideswhenknowledgeshallberevealedherChosenmayactas
censorsoftheworld,rebukingtruthsnotyetreadytotravelfreely.TheSiderealnamesafactor
briefideaandrolls(Wits+Lore)againsthertarget'sResolveifsheissuccessful,hervictim
becomesunabletocommunicatetheideainanyfashion.Histonguewillfreeze,hishands
stiffen,hismindblankshouldhetrytocircumventthisban.Ifwithholdingtheinformationwould

causethetargettoactagainstaDefiningIntimacy,theymayspend2willpowertocommunicate
freelyforonescene,beforetheeffectreassertsitselfoncetheyhaveresistedtheeffect
(Essence)times,itispermanentlyended.

OfSecretsYetUntold
Cost:

Mins:
Lore4,Essence4
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
SlumberingInceptionMethod,TelltaleSymphony
Theroleofthestudentistoshowtheteacherwhatthereistolearn.Spreadingthecoinofthe
Troveimpoverishesneitherside,butrather,enrichesboth.Attheendofastorywherethe
SiderealhasspentexperienceonSharingtheTreasure,OpentheThirdEye,orothersimilar
charms,reducehertargetnumberontherolltoregainexperienceto4.Sheexplicitlymaygain
moreexperiencebackthanshespent.

OfThingsDesiredandFeared
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Lore5,Essence4
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
StabtheSeer'sEye,TelltaleSymphony
TheTrovedoesnotfearthepast.Ithascomeandgone,andonlyleavesdustandmemoriesin
it'swake.TheTrovedoesnotdesirethepresent,forthepresentiswhatshehasalready.
Instead,theSiderealprojectsbothherdesiresandfearsintothefuture,selectingathread
namedpossibilityanddecidingthatitshallbetheonewoven.WhensheusesOfThings
DesiredandFeared,theSiderealdescribesapotentialscenedefinedbyatleastthree
symbolicallypresenteventsorindividualsotherthanherselforanotherSidereal,andwhatthe
outcomeofthatscenewillbe.Shethencommitsthemotes,seekingtoturnthepossibleinto
theactual.Duringtheprophesiedscene,theSiderealmayspend1willpowertotreatall3sona
rollthatisnotpartofanextendedactionas10s,ortotreatall10sas3s.Shemayspendany
amountofwillpoweronaidingorrebukingactions,butonlyastheyservetofulfillhervisionfor
theconclusionofthescene.Afterthescene,theprophecyisfulfilledandtheeffectends.
ThemotescommittedtoOfThingsDesiredAndFearedreturnovertime,astheprophecy
beginstoweaveitselfintoCreation'sgreaterstory.Afteraweek,thecommittedcostfallsto9
motes.Afteramonth,thecommittedcostfallsto8motes.Afteraseason,thecommittedcost
fallsto7motes.Afterayear,thecommittedcostfallsto6motes.Afteradecade,the
committedcostfallsto5motes.Afterageneration(30years)thecommittedcostfallsto4
motes.Afteracentury,thecommittedcostfallsto3motes.Afterathousandyears,the
committedcostfallsto1mote.
WhensheusesOfThingsDesiredandFeared,theSiderealmayalsospendanyamountof
temporaryWillpowerpointsshedesires.Ifsheisnotpresentinthescenewhentheprophecyis

fulfilled,andtheplayeragrees,thentheStorytellermayspendthespentWillpowertowards
fulfillingtheprophecy.IftheSiderealiskilledwhileshestillhasmotescommittedtoOfThings
DesiredandFeared,subtractthecommitmentcostfromtheamountofWillpowershespentif
anyWillpowerremains,theprophecystillhangsinCreation'ssky,waitingtobefulfilled.
CreationhasnonaturalinclinationtowardsfulfillingthepropheciestheSiderealcastswiththis
charmeventswillnotconspiretobringthemtopass,becauseeventsdonotconspire.People
do.
TheprophecycreatedbyOfThingsDesiredandFearedmaybespiedinthestarswisemen
willseektocooptdestinyandsuborntheSidereal'sfatetotheirownpurposes.

TranscendentHatchetofFate
Cost:
10m,1wp,1lhl
Mins:
Lore5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,PrayerStrip
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofOftheShapeoftheWorld,OfHorrorsBestUnknown,Of
TruthsBestUnspoken,OfSecretsYetUntold,OfThingsDesiredandFeared
Themoreonelearns,themorelimitedone'soptionsappear,until,intheend,knowing
everything,oneknowsthereisonlyonepaththatmaybewalked.TheSiderealpressesa
prayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheMaideninTerrortothepalmofherlefthand,where
itheatsandsizzleswithgreenfire,embossingthesutrainvividemeraldletterstoherflesh.
Shethenmakesadecisivehandtohandattackagainstanopponent,savethatherblowdoes
nodamage.Instead,itbindsthefateofhervictim,compellingthemtoobeytheSidereal's
commandorsufferasthepatternoftheirlifeistorntoshreds.
Foreachsuccessonthedamageroll,theSiderealmaydictateoneactionhervictimmusttake
duringthisturn.Hemayspend1temporarywillpowerpointtorefuse,inwhichcasehesuffers
(Essence)diceofaggravateddamagewithoutdouble10s,whichcannotbereducedor
mitigated.Ifheisoutoftemporarywillpower,hemaystillrefuse,butthedamagerisesto
(Essence+Lore)diceofaggravateddamage,withdouble10s.
Unusedcommandsfadeatarateofoneperday.Commandscandictatethevictimtakeany
nonextendedaction,evensuicidalonesoractionswhichopposedefiningintimacies.The
Siderealneednotbepresenttoissuehercommandssheneedmerelywhisperthem,andher
victimisinstantlyimpelledorresists,althoughshewillnotknowwhich.Victimsofthe
TranscendentHatchetofFateoftenwishwiththebenefitofhindsightthattheyhadchosen
deathfromhavingthepatternoftheirlifetornasundertothewickednessofdancingasapuppet
ontheSidereal'sstrings.

MEDICINE:THECORPSE
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENANDTHEROAD
Once,therewasamaiden

whofoundherselfclimbingupanearthenpath.
Herfootstepsmadenosound.Therewasasilenceintheair.
Shewalkedforyears,andthen,cametoacliff.
Theroadgavewaytoclouds,andshecouldgonofarther.
Theresalwaysanending,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheCorpse
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Medicine1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.WithanEssence2repurchase,theSiderealmorefullyembodiesthe
destinysheadds(Essence)noncharmdiceforallsocialinfluenceactionswhendealingwith
thedeadandthedying.

SmoothTransition
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Medicine2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Lifeisspentavoidingdeath,buttheCorpsestilloffersresttoallintheend.TheSiderealmay
useSmoothTransitiontoimmediatelyandpainlesslykillanyincapacitatedordyingindividual,
aswellasanyonewhosincerely(notastheresultofaPsycheeffect)wishestodie.Hereyes
flashviolet,andtheindividualpasseswiththeeaseofablownoutbreath.Theirbodydissolves
intodarkpurpledustoverthenextminute.Suchindividualsneverariseasghosts,nordothey
leavehungryghostsbehind.
SmoothTransitionmayalsobeusedoncorpsesinanimatecorpsesaredestroyed,fallingto
dustasdescribedabove,andanyhungryghostthatshelteredwithinisdestroyedaswell.Ifthe
corpseisanimatedbyfellmagic,usingSmoothTransitionrequirestheSiderealtotouchitin
combat,enhancesadecisiveattack,increasingtherawdamageby(Essence+Medicine),
turningthedamagelethal(ifitwasbashing),andignoringhardness.Anyindividualwhohas
alreadyrisenasaghostbeforeSmoothTransitionisusedupontheircorpsewillremain,but
manywillhavelostasignificantfetterthatkeptthemshackledtotheirhalflifeandmaypass
intoLetheshortlyoftheirownaccord.

StormFollowingSilence
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Medicine3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene

PrerequisiteCharms:
SmoothTransition
TheSiderealkindlesheranima,fillingitwiththepeaceofthegrave.Ifheranimaisnotalready
atleastGlowing,itrisestoGlowing.TheeffectsofSmoothTransitionareautomaticallyapplied
toallavailabletargetswithintherangeofheranima.AtGlowing,thisaffectsouttoClose
rangeatBurning,outtoShortrange,andatBonfire,outtoMediumrange.Individualanimate
corpsestake(Essence+Medicine)diceoflethaldamageeachturnactwithinthelightofthe
Sidereal'sanimaundeadbattlegroupssuffer(Essence)diceoflethaldamageforeachrange
bandtheyoccupythatistouchedbythelight.
IftheSidereal'sanimafallstoDimduringthescene,StormFollowingSilenceimmediatelyends.

LamentoftheDead
Cost:
1m(1lhl)
Mins:
Medicine2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SmoothTransition
TheCorpseknowsherown,andwhatchainswereunwillinglyshedatthemomentofpassing.
ByusingLamentoftheDead,theSiderealmaytouchacorpseandlearnanysignificant
unfinishedbusinessthedeceasedhad,aswellasiftheyhavearisenasaghostorhungry
ghost.
IfsheisintheDestinyoftheCorpse,shemayalsopayonelethalhealthleveltofeedafew
dropsofbloodtothecorpse,exchangeforthecorpseansweringonequestionandwithan
honestanswerfromthedeceased,asbesttheycouldansweratthemomentoftheirdeath.

IcyHand
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Medicine3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LamentoftheDead
ThetouchoftheCorpseisthecoolofawetraguponafeveredbrow,andthebodywhenthe
hearthasstilled.TheSiderealfillsherhandswiththechillofthegravebeforetouchingher
victim.Incombat,thistouchrequiresabrawlormartialartsattackasagambitwithadifficulty
of2.
AlivingvictimtouchedbyIcyHandisfilledwiththechillofthegraveandthesureknowledgeof
death'sinevitabilityaghostorothersentientbeingoftheunderworldisinsteadremindedofthe
warmthofthesoilandtheheatofcoolingblood.Ineitherevent,thevictimmustpayone
temporarywillpowerorforfeittheirnextactionrecoveringfromtheshockorsuddenand
deliriouswonder.

NoRelease
Cost:
3m,1wp,1lhl
Mins:
Medicine4,Essence2

Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
StormFollowingSilence
TheCorpseisanofferofreleasefrompainthatmanylongfortheSiderealmaydenysuch
releaseevenfromthosewhohaveearnedit.Bymarkinganindividualwithherblood,she
preventsthemfromfallingunconsciousordyingforaslongasshekeepsthemotescommitted.
Theindividualisstillcapableofstarving,suffocation,aging,bleeding,burningandsufferingbut
theirsoulwillremainboundtowhatevershredsoffleshremain,leavingtheminwailingagony
untiltheSiderealreleasesthem.Suchdamnedindividualswillevenrecoverintime,andof
sortsifdrownedtheywillremainbloatedandblue,ifreducedtolittlemorethanash,theywill
'heal'asahorrorofscarredandruinedflesh.
TheSiderealmaynotuseNoReleaseuponherself.Notthatmanywould.

NotYetTime
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Medicine5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute,Stackable
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
NoRelease
ItisthechainsofdutythatbindthelivingtoCreationwithoutthem,mostwouldgladlyleave
behindtheveiloftearsforthepeacepromisedbytheCorpse.ByusingNotYetTime,the
Siderealmaydrawuponherdutiestostaydeath'shand.Eachusenumbsoneofher
intimacies,andprovidesanumberof4healthlevelsequaltotherankoftheintimacynumbed.
Thesehealthlevelsarelostonlyafterallothernonincapacitatedhealthlevelshavebeenlost,
andvanishattheendofthescene.ShemayonlyuseNotYetTimeonceperturn,butmayuse
itanynumberoftimesperscenealthoughshecannotdrawuponthesameintimacymorethan
once.
IfsheactsagainstanintimacyshehasdrawnuponforNotYetTimeinthescene,oraninstill
attemptreducesthestrengthoftheintimacy,theeffectimmediatelyendsandthehealthlevels
providedbythatintimacyarelost,removingunfilledboxesfirst.

ScentofAmaranthandCherries
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Medicine3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
IcyHand
Formost,therearetwoprofoundpassageswhicharecrossedbutoncedrawingtheFirst
BreathanddrawingtheLastBreath.Foraveryfew,however,thereisathirddrawingthe
SecondBreathasoneoftheExalted.Thosewhocrossthisthresholdareforeverchangedin
waysbothsubtleandprofoundandbycrossingthisboundary,theCorpsemakeshermark

uponthem.WhentheSiderealactivatesScentofAmaranthandCherries,shecansmellif
anyoneouttoMediumrangeisExalted.Shecannottellexactlywho,onlyifsomeonehas
drawntheSecondBreathwithinMediumrange.

OpentheAmethystPassage
Cost:
6m,1wp
Mins:
Medicine3,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Oneturn
PrerequisiteCharms:
StormFollowingSilence
AlldoorsbelongtoSaturn,foreachportalisaboundarybetweenonestateandanother.The
SiderealdrawsuponSaturn'sauthorityandforcesadoortotakeherout.Untiltheendofher
nextaction,anyonepassingthroughthedoorfromtheSidereal'ssidewillfindthemselves
outsidewhateverstructuretheywerein,regardlessofthesizeorstrangeness.

DontheRaitonMantle
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Medicine4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Untildaybreak
PrerequisiteCharms:
LamentoftheDead
Inaflashofvioletlightandshadow,theformoftheSiderealshrinks,clothingandweapons
meldingintofleshandvanishingtoElsewhere.Momentslater,ablackfeatheredraitonstands
whereshestood.DontheRaitonMantletransformstheSiderealintoaraiton(Exaltedpg.570)
untildaybreak.Whileintheformofaraiton,shehastheattributesandabilitiesofthe
scavengerbeast,savethatsheretainshermentalfacilitiesandpowersofspeech.While
transformed,sheisconsideredtohavetheHideousmerit(Exaltedpg.162),andconvertsany
stuntdiceoninstillorinspiresocialactionswhichdrawupontheraiton'sillomenedappearance
intoautomaticsuccesses.Shemayresumehernormalformatanytime,andmustatthe
momentthesunfirstcreststhehorizon,markinganewday.

UnbartheGravestoneDoor
Cost:
10m,1wp,1lhl
Mins:
Medicine4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Oneturn
PrerequisiteCharms:
OpentheAmethystPassage
ThefateofCreationgrowsthreadbareattheboundarybetweenthelivingandthedead,butitis
withintheremitoftheMaidenofEndingstobearsoulsacrosstheveil.ByusingUnbarthe
GravestoneDoor,theSiderealmaycrossfromaShadowlandintotheUnderworldduringthe
day,orfromaShadowlandtoCreationduringthenight.Doingsorequiresabriefritualatthe
edgeoftheshadowland,tracingtheraggededgeoftheveilinherblood.Thispassageexists

foronlyafewsecondsenoughtimefortheSiderealandasmallbandoffriendstocross,but
notforanyvastforce.

GlimpsetheTrueForm
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Medicine5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DontheRaitonMantle
Deathwearsmanyfaces,buttheCorpseisbeneatheachofthemnomatterwhatmask
someonewears,theSiderealcanspywhatisbeneathit.ByusingGlimpsetheTrueForm,the
Siderealpiercesanynonmagicaldisguiseautomatically,andcanseeanypossessingspirits
aboveandaroundtheindividualstheyhavepossessed.Magicalshapeshiftersmayevade
GlimpsetheTrueForm,buttheSiderealconteststheirdeceptionwitha(Perception+Medicine)
roll.
Againstspiritsorstrangerthingswhichhavenotruefixedform,suchasthedemonNoFaceor
thehannyaknownasExegesisofSplendidAndProteanHungers,GlimpsetheTrueFormwill
stillrevealthehollowmaskwithadefiniteimpressionoftheshapelessthingbeneath.

TheSoundofSilence
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Medicine5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,PrayerStrip
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofAmaranthandCherriesandGlimpsetheTrueForm,orUnbar
theGravestoneDoorandNotYetTime
Dayspasstonighttheclamoroflifegiveswaytothesilenceofthegrave,andeventually,all
thingsjointheCorpseinstillness.TheSiderealsetsaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureof
theMaidenandtheRoadaflame,spreadingathincloudofembalmingspicesacrossthearea.
Fortheremainderofthescene,anyonewhowishestousetakeanysocialinfluencemustfirst
pay1temporarywillpowerpointperaction,asthetollforviolatingthesacredsilenceoftheend.

MELEE:THESPEAR
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENONTHESHELF
Once,therewasamaiden
whosatonachildsshelfandwatchedtheentireworld.
Hereyesweremadeofglass,
Andtheirpupilswerered.
Hermouthwassewnon.
Foryearsandyears,shedidnotmove.

Then,whennecessary,shewasgone,andtheheadofthatchildwithher.
Survivaliscontrol,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheSpear
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Melee1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.WithanEssence2repurchase,theSiderealmorefullyembodiesthe
destinyshemayuseProfileCharacteractionstodeterminehowmanydotsofArchery,Brawl,
Dodge,MartialArts,Melee,orWaracharacterhas,andsubstituteherMeleeforher
Investigationwhendoingso.

BattleCarryingPresence
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Melee2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSpearstrikesdownthefearthatwouldstealtheheartofeverysoldierinbattle.Withan
invigoratingshout,theSiderealmakesareflexiverallyaction(Exaltedpg.210)

ShieldofMars
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Melee2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSpearknowsthatcautionissometimesthebetterpartofvalor,andtheShieldofMars
sheltersthosewhofightwithcare.Whensheusesthischarm,theSiderealmayincludeaFull
Defenseaction(Exaltedpg.196)inaflurrywithouttheinitiativeordefensepenalty.
Ifshehasaweaponwiththe'Shield'tag,thenshemayalsoincludeanattackactioninthis
flurry.

TheQueenofBattle
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Melee3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Stackable
Duration:
OneScene

PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheessenceoftheSpeariscontrolcontrolofone'sself,ofthefield,andoftheenemy.By
usingTheQueenofBattle,theSiderealtakescontrolofherhandtohandweapon,addingone
ofthefollowingtags'Balanced','Bashing','Chopping','Lethal',or'Reaching'.Shemayaddup
to(Essence)tagsconcurrently.
AtEssence3,shemayalsoaddthefollowingtags'Disarming','Flexible','Piercing'or
'Smashing'.
ThiseffectendsiftheSiderealisdisarmedorvoluntarilylaysherweapondown.

NoRetreat
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Melee3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThereisnoretreatfromtheSpear,saveastheSpearallows.Whenanopponentattemptsto
disengagefromtheSidereal,shemayactivateNoRetreat.Subtractanumberofsuccesses
equaltohiscurrentonslaughtpenalty.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheSpear,shealsoincreases
heropponent'stargetnumbertoDisengageby1.

FightingintheShade
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Melee3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThereisnoescapefromtheSpear,saveastheSpearallows.WhentheSiderealistargetedby
arangedattackbeforeheraction,shemayuseFightingintheShade,andcountingthenumber
of1srolledontheattacktoanyRushactionshetakestowardsherattackeruntiltheendofher
nextturn,addingthemasautomaticsuccessesnoncharmsuccessesonherrush.Ifsheisin
theDestinyoftheSpear,shecountsany1sand2srolled,andincreasesthetargetnumberof
anyefforttoopposeherrushby1.

SlowBladePenetrates
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Melee3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Dual
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Whenonehascontrol,exploititwhenonelackscontrol,regainit.WhentheSiderealenhances
awitheringhandtohandattackwithSlowBladePenetrates,increaseherpostsoakdamageby
(thehigherofherorhertarget'sOnslaughtpenalty).Whensheenhancesadecisivehandto

handattack,addhalfof(thehigherofherorhertarget'sOnslaughtpenalty)tothedamageroll.
WithanEssence2repurchase,combinetheOnslaughtpenaltiesinsteadoftakingthehighest.

EssenceDrainingBattlePattern
Cost:
8m
Mins:
Melee3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Untilthebattle'send
PrerequisiteCharms:
BattleCarryingPresence
TheMaidenofBattlesknowstheSevenUndefeatedStratagemsofVictory,methodsof
organizingtroopsthatensurevictoryagainstanyforce.InthenameofMars,theChosenof
DestinymayenactoneuponCreation.Byactivatingthischarm,theSiderealmayselecta
specialstratagemforherStrategicManeuverroll,'EssenceDrainingBattlePattern'(Threshold
2),inadditiontouptoonemundanestratagemshemustovercomethecombinedthresholdor
gainthebenefitofneitherstratagem.
WhiletheEssenceDrainingBattlePatternisineffect,opponentsgainonly3motesperturn
insteadof5,andallCharmsusedbyanenemycostanadditional1motetoactivate.This
effectendsifthebattlegroupundertheSidereal'scommandsuffersdissolution.
AnyonecheckingtheomensbeforethebattlemaynoticethealignmentofMarsandJupiterthat
signifythisbattlepatternisinplace.

ImpedingtheFlow
Cost:
3m,1i
Mins:
Melee3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealknowstheapproachofthearrowbeforethearcherhasdrawnittheyhave
followedthefallofthebladebeforetheswordsmanhasbeguntheswing.Shemayperfectly
parryanyattackwhichmaybeparriedshecannotparryattackswhichareunblockable,which
havenophysicalcomponent,oreventsofuncountableorrecurringdamage.
AftereachuseofImpedingtheFlow,thecosttouseitagaininthesamesceneincreasesby1
moteand1initiative.So,thesecondusecosts4motesand2initiativethethirdcosts5motes
and3initiative,andsoon.
UsingImpedingtheFlowtoblockadecisiveattackcostsanadditional1temporarywillpower
point.

OrchestrationofConflict
Cost:
1m,1i
Mins:
Melee4,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant

PrerequisiteCharms:
ImpedingtheFlow
Battlesragelikewildfires,androarlikeriversbuttothedisciplinedmind,allhavetheirpatterns,
andmaybedirectedbyappropriateforces.ByusingOrchestrationofConflict,theSiderealmay
makeherselfthetargetofanattackdirectedatanallywithinCloserange.
WitharepurchaseatEssence3andbyspendinganadditional1temporarywillpowerpoint
whenactivatingOrchestrationofConflict,theSiderealmayredirectanyattackmadewithin
CloserangeofhertoanyoneelseotherthantheoriginalattackalsowithinCloserange.

DemonBlockingBattlePattern
Cost:
8m
Mins:
Melee3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Untilthebattle'send
PrerequisiteCharms:
BattleCarryingPresence
TheMaidenofBattlesknowstheFourDevilStratagems,andtheprecisecounterforeach
methodsofdeployingtroopstonegatetheadvantagesoffellmagicwieldedbytheenemiesof
thegods.Byactivatingthischarm,theSiderealmayselectaspecialstratagemforherStrategic
Maneuverroll,'DemonBlockingBattlePattern'(Threshold2),inadditiontouptoonemundane
stratagemshemustovercomethecombinedthresholdorgainthebenefitofneitherstratagem.
WhiletheDemonBlockingBattlePatternisineffect,reducetheMightofopposingunits
composedprimarilyofdemons,undeadorcreaturesofthewyldby1.
AnyonecheckingtheomensbeforethebattlemaynoticethealignmentofMarsandSaturnthat
signifythisbattlepatternisinplace.

HeroSupportingPerformance
Cost:
(1wp)
Mins:
Melee3,Essence2
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
ImpedingtheFlow
TheSpearleadsbyexample,andthosewhotrusttheSiderealfindfatefavoringtheirsteps.By
spendingatemporarywillpowerpoint,theSiderealmayuseanynumberofinstantduration
Meleecharmstoenhanceanally'sattackordefensewhomshecansee.
AtMelee5,Essence3,shemayuseanyinstantdurationcharmstoenhanceanally'sattackor
defensethecharmusedmustbecompatiblewiththeactionbeingtaken.(Forexample,she
cannotuseSlowBladePenetratestoenhanceanally'sarcheryattack,becauseSlowBlade
Penetratesspecifiesthatitenhancesameleeattack)

EdgeoftheKnife
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Melee3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Witheringonly

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NoRetreatorFightingintheShade
Victoryisnevercertain,defeatisneverforegone.Alwaysbotharebalancedontheedgeofa
knife.AnwitheringhandtohandattacktheSiderealenhanceswithEdgeoftheKnifeadds3
rawdamageperfailureintheattackroll.

SerenityinBlood
Cost:
(1wp,1lhl)
Mins:
Melee5,Essence2
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
OrchestrationofConflictorHeroSupportingPerformance
Everypathofeveryspearthrown,everyrouteofeveryaxeswung,everycryofexultingvictory,
everyscreamofpainanddespairtheSpearknowsthemallbeforedawnbreaksonthedayof
battle.TheSiderealpartakesofthisknowledge,enhancingauseofImpedingtheFlow.When
enhancedbySerenityinBlood,ImpedingtheFlowlosestheinitiativecostandthePerilous
keyword,andmayblockattackswhicharenormallyunblockable,whichhavenophysical
component,orwhichconsistofuncountablerecurringdamage.
ThefirsttimeImpedingtheFlowisenhancedwithSerenityinBlood,itcostsanadditional1
lethalhealthleveland1temporarywillpowerpointeachadditionaltime,thecostrisesby1,so
theseconduseofSerenityinBloodcosts2lethalhealthlevelsand2temporarywillpower
points,thethirdusecosts3lethalhealthlevelsand3temporarywillpowerpoints,andsoon.
ThiscostisinadditiontothenormalmotecostofforhowevermanytimesImpedingtheFlow
hasalreadybeenused.

SpiritBindingBattlePattern
Cost:
8m
Mins:
Melee4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Untilthebattle'send
PrerequisiteCharms:
BattleCarryingPresence
TheMaidenofBattlesknowsthesingularEightfoldDrowningSiegeofHeavenstrategy,by
whichtheExaltedonceluredtheenemiesofthegodsintoillomenedbattles.Byactivatingthis
charm,theSiderealmayselectaspecialstratagemforherStrategicManeuverroll,'Spirit
BindingBattlePattern'(Threshold2),inadditiontouptoonemundanestratagemshemust
overcomethecombinedthresholdorgainthebenefitofneitherstratagem.
WiththeSpiritBindingBattlePattern,theSiderealsanctifiesthedeathsofthesoldiersfighting,
transformingthemintoanirresistiblelureandchainforaspirit.
ForeverypointofMagnitudedamageinflictedoverthecourseofthebattle,shegains1'spirit
binding'die.ForeverypointofSizelost,shegains3dice.Whenanybattlegroupisbroken,
andforeachturntheSlaughteractionisperformed,shegains5dice.Atanypointduringthe
battle,shemayspend1willpowerandattempttocallforthaspecificallynamedgod,elemental

ordemonandbindittosometask.Shesplitsheraccumulatedspiritbindingdicebetweenthe
callandthebinding,toanydegreeshewishes.
ThedifficultyofcallingthespiritisequaltotheEssenceofthespirit.Thedifficultyofthebinding
isequaltothepermanentWillpowerofthespirit.Ifthebindingissuccessful,thespiritgainsan
unbreakableDefiningPrincipletocompleteatasktheSiderealspecifiesforthenextyear,after
which,godsandelementalsarefreeanddemonsarecastbacktoHell.
TheSiderealmaycallaspiritwithoutattemptingtobinditbutmany,especiallyamongthe
Gods,takeoffenseatbeingsummonedinthiscavalierafashionlikewise,shemayattemptto
bindaspiritwhichisalreadypresentatthesceneofthebattlewithoutcallingfirst.SpiritBinding
BattlePatterncannotovercomeasorcerousbindinguponademon,northebondbetweena
familiarandhismaster.
AnyonecheckingtheomensbeforethebattlemaynoticethealignmentofMarsandVenusthat
signifythisbattlepatternisinplace.

HarmonyofBlows
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Melee4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NoRetreatorFightingintheShade
TheSpearisneveroutnumbered,butshecanfindherselfinunusuallytargetrich
environments.WhentheSiderealusesHarmonyofBlows,shedividesherinitiativeevenly
betweenuptotwotargets,andmakesadecisiveattackagainsteach.Theattacksmaybe
madewithdifferentabilities,aslongasbothtargetsarelegalandtheSiderealcouldtakea
ReadyWeaponactiontoequipanappropriatearmament.Iftheattacksaremadewiththe
sameability,anycharmswhichenhanceoneattackenhanceboth.

MeditationonWar
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Melee5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ShieldofMarsorTheQueenofBattleorSlowBladePenetrates
Thechaosandconfusionofbattlehideasecretorderbyperceivingthisorder,theSpearmay
alwaysactinperfectcontrol.Onceperscene,whentheSiderealdoesnotliketheoutcomeofa
nonextendedactiontheyhavejusttaken,theymayspend1temporarywillpowerpointtoundo
thatactionitwasavisionofapossibilityshehasdiscarded.Sheandanyoneelsewho
contestedtheactionregainanyspentresources,andtheSiderealmusttakesomeother
meaningfullydistinctcourseofactionshecanstillattack,butmustattackanothertargetin
rangeshecanstillrush,butmustrushinanotherdirection.
MeditationofWarcanberesetbywinninganInitiativeShift.

PerfectionoftheVisionaryWarrior
Cost:
5m,1wp,1lhl
Mins:
Melee5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
MeditationofWar,SerenityinBlood,eitheroneofEdgeoftheKnifeor
HarmonyofBlows,anyoneofEssenceDrainingBattlePattern,DemonBlockingBattlePattern
orSpiritBindingBattlePattern
Theessenceofgainingcontrollivesingivingupcontroltheessenceofharmonylivesin
acceptingthingsastheyareratherthanimposingafalseharmonyuponthem.Withharmony
andcontrol,allthingsbecomespossible.TheSiderealbindsaprayerstripmarkedwiththe
ScriptureoftheMaidenontheShelfacrosshereyesandaroundherheaditflashesrubyred,
tighteningandsqueezingtearsofbloodfromher.
Fortheremainderofthescene,theSiderealdoesnotincuronslaughtpenaltiesfromany
source,andignoresallpenaltiesrelatedtovisionorherenvironmentuponherattacksand
defensesmadewithincloserange.Onceperturn,shemaychoosetoforceahandtohand
attackintobeingaclash,evenifshehasalreadyactedthisturn.
PerfectionoftheVisionaryWarriorendsiftheSiderealdoesnoteitherattackoradvance
towardsanyenemywitheachaction.

OCCULT:THESORCERER
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENINCHAINS
Once,therewasamaiden
andbeforehercameallthepeoplesofCreation,andknelt.
Theysetasidetheirpettysquabblesinhername.
Theyacclaimedherwithmanyshouts.
Theyprayedforhersafetyandherweal.
Notoneofthemstruckfreeherchains.
Toknowtheworld
istoownit,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheSorcerer
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Occult1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,add(Essence)noncharmdicetoanysocialinfluence
actiontakenwithhumanswhoarenotExalted.

MarkofExaltation
Cost:

Mins:
Occult2,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
WithinthelightoftheSidereal'sanima,dematerializedspiritsarerevealed,appearingas
translucentbutpresentindividualswhocanbeseenandheard,althoughstillnottouched.
AtGlowing,thisrevealsspiritsouttoShortrangeatBurning,itrevealsthemtoMediumrange
atBonfire,itrevealsthemtoLongrange.
WhenheranimareachesBonfire,spiritspossessingahostarealsorevealedasshadowy
figuresaboveandaroundtheirvictim.

InvincibleEssenceCore
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Occult2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Design,Stackable
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
ItisbytheSorcerer'swillthatherdestinyisset,andnonemaygainsayher.Whensheisstruck
byarealityalteringorfateweavingeffect,shemayactivateInvincibleEssenceCoreto
completelysuppressthechangeaslongasthemotesremaincommitted.
ByusingInvincibleEssenceCore,theSiderealalsoensuresthatthereexistsameansforherto
undothecursesheholdsatbay,whichisachievablewithinareasonabletimeframe.The
curativemaynotbeeasytoacquire,butitispossible.IftheSiderealreleasesthecommitment
uponInvincibleEssenceCorebeforethesolutionisenacted,thedeleteriouseffectstakehold
immediately.
TheSiderealcanholdanynumberofsucheffectsatbay,eachit'sowninvocationofInvincible
EssenceCorecagingthem.
WhileshemaintainsInvincibleEssenceCore,thosewhospytheSidereal'shoroscopecansee
thehostilefateheldinabeyance.

CraftingArts
Cost:

Mins:
Occult2,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
BythecraftoftheSorcerer,greatworksareproduced.TheSiderealreducesthedifficultyofall
CraftingandSorcerousProjectsby1.
AtOccult5,shemayrepurchaseCraftingArts.Whenshedoes,shereducesthecostofmaking

rollsonSuperiorprojectsby1goldexperiencepoint,toaminimumof3.
AtOccult5andEssence3,shemayrepurchaseCraftingArtsforathirdandfinaltime.When
shedoes,shereducesthecostofmakingrollsonSuperiorprojectsbyatotalof2gold
experiencepoints,andthecostofmakingrollsonLegendaryprojectsby1whiteexperience
point,toaminimumof3.

ScentofBuglossandCatchfly
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Occult3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
Thedemonrealmbearsadistinctivescent,andleavesit'smarkuponthosewhomgiveittheir
devotion.OuttoMediumrange,theSiderealcansmellifanyonehasapositiveintimacy
towardsademoninparticular,ordemonsingeneral.Thisdoesnotrevealwhohasthe
intimacy,butdoesprovide(Occult)noncharmbonusdiceonanyReadIntentionsrollto
discoverifsomeonehassuchanintimacy.
WhensheactivatesScentofBuglossandCatchfly,theSiderealmayactivateScentofCypress
andBlackLocustorScentofHollyandHempreflexively.
ScentofBuglossandCatchflycannotbeusedinthedemonrealm.

ScentofCypressandBlackLocust
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Occult3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
ThescentoftheUnderworldisnoteasytoforgetthosewhogiveundyingdevotiontothe
undeadbearsuchwiththem.OuttoMediumrange,theSiderealcansmellifanyonehasa
positiveintimacytowardsaghostorothercreatureoftheUnderworldinparticular,ortowards
suchcreaturesingeneral.Thiswillcatchthescentofthosewhoengageinancestorworship,
butnotsimplythosewhoretainfondmemoriesofsomeonethathaspassed.Thisdoesnot
revealwhohastheintimacy,butdoesprovide(Occult)noncharmbonusdiceonanyRead
Intentionsrolltodiscoverifsomeonehassuchanintimacy.
WhensheactivatesScentofCypressandBlackLocust,theSiderealmayactivateScentof
BuglossandCatchflyorScentofHollyandHempreflexively.
ScentofCypressandBlackLocustcannotbeusedinshadowlandsortheUnderworld.

ScentofHollyandHemp
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Occult3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute

Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
Thereisauniquetangthatfollowsthosewholaborundersorcerousenchantment,astrological
designorcomparablerealityshiftingpowers.OuttoMediumrange,theSiderealcansmellif
anyonebearssuchanenchantment.ScentofHollyandHelpdoesnotrevealthoseenchanted
bythecharmsoftheExalted,northosewhoareenchantedofapoweroftheirowndesign,nor
thenatureoftheenchantment.ScentofHollyandHempdoesnotrevealwhopreciselybears
theenchantment,butdoesprovide(Occult)noncharmbonusdiceonanyReadIntentionsor
ProfileCharacterrolltodiscoversuch.
WhensheactivatesScentofHollyandHemp,theSiderealmayactivateScentofBuglossand
CatchflyorScentofCypressandBlackLocustreflexively.

SublimeArtifice
Cost:
2sxp/2gxp/2wxp
Mins:
Occult3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Salient
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CraftingArts
BythetoiloftheSorcerer,evenherfailuresheraldsuccess.ByusingSublimeArtifice,the
Siderealgainsanadditionalnumberofsuccessesonacraftrollequaltothegreatestnumberof
dicesharingthesamenumber,wherethatnumberdoesnotaddanysuccessestotheroll.
(E.g.ifsherolled1,1,2,3,3,3,3,7,10shewouldgettwosuccessesfromthe10,onesuccessfrom
the7,andfoursuccessesfromhavingrolledfour3sforatotalofsevensuccesses)
InvokingSublimeArtificecosts2silverexperiencepointsforaMajorproject,2goldexperience
pointsforaSuperiorproject,or2whiteexperiencepointsforaLegendaryproject.
AtOccult5,Essence4,theSiderealpurchaseSublimeArtificeasecondtime,togainadditional
successesequaltothegreatestnumberofdicesharingthesamenumberwhichdoadd
successesaswell.

BlessingsofHeaven
Cost:

Mins:
Occult3,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
CraftingArts
TheHeavensshowergloryupontheSorcerer.WhentheSiderealpurchasesBlessingsof
Heaven,shegains(Essence)silvercraftexperiencepoints.Shegainstheseagainatthestart
ofeachstory.
AtOccult4,Essence2,shemaypurchaseBlessingsofHeavenasecondtimetogain
(Essence)goldcraftexperiencepoints.Shegainstheseagainatthestartofeachstory.
AtOccult5,Essence4,shemaypurchaseBlessingsofHeavenathirdandfinaltimetogain
(Essence)whitecraftexperiencepoints.Shegainstheseagainatthestartofeachstory.

TerrestrialCircleSorcery
Cost:

Mins:
Occult3,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:

TheSiderealstepsthroughtheFirstCircle,andisforevertransformed.Uponlearningthis
Charm,shegainstheabilitytolearnandcastspellsoftheTerrestrialCircle.Shealsogains
oneShapingRitual(Exaltedp.464)andTerrestrialCirclespellforfree.Thisspellbecomesa
'controlspell',andmaybereferencedinthemechanicsofothercharms,aswellasalways
subtlybutpermanentlyalteringherdestinyaswritinthenightsky.
WhentheSiderealisintheDestinyoftheSorcerer,shechangesonedietoasuccessbefore
rollinganyshapesorceryactions.

InnocuousManeuver
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Occult2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
TheSiderealmakesacircleofherindexfingerandthumb,imbuingheranimawiththeweightof
Creation.WhilesheactivatesInnocuousManeuver,dematerializedspiritswhicharerevealed
byheranimaaretreatedasbeingmaterial.

RisingandFallingStars
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Occult3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
Fromthemomentshewasborn,theSiderealisdestinedtojointheranksoftheChosen.Atthe
momentofherdeath,theMaidensconferandselectanewmortalwhowillbeartheirblessing
andactasguardandshepherdofdestinyattheappointedhour.
SolongasshehasRisingandFallingStarscommitted,theSiderealisawareofthelocation
andhealthofeveryunExaltedSiderealwithinCreation.IfitisactiveduringaSidereal's
Exaltation,theyreceiveanoverwhelmingsenseofsatoriastheirbrothercomesintohisown.
RisingandFallingStarsdoesnotfunctionduringCalibration,anddoesnotrevealthelocationof
SiderealswhohavedrawntheirSecondBreath,orthosewhostandoutsideofCreation's
boundariessuchasintheUnderworld,withintheDemonRealm,orbeyondtheBordermarches
oftheWyld.

TimeEnough
Cost:
(3sxp/3gxp/3wxp)
Mins:
Occult3,Essence2
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
Salient
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
SublimeArtifice
BythelifeoftheSorcerer,allthingsbecomepossibleintime.UponpurchasingTimeEnough,
theSiderealincreasestheTerminusforcraftingprojectsby1.Additionally,shemayspend3
silverexperiencepointstoaddher(Occult)asnoncharmdicetocraftingrolls.
AtOccult4,Essence3,shemaypurchaseTimeEnoughasecondtime,increasingthe
Terminusforcraftingprojectsbyatotalof2.Additionally,shemayspend3goldexperience
pointstoaddher(Occult)asnoncharmdicetoaSuperiorProject,or(Occult)noncharm
successestoaMajorProject.
AtOccult5,Essence5,shemaypurchaseTimeEnoughforathirdandfinaltime,increasing
theTerminusforcraftingprojectsbyatotalof3.Additionally,shemayspend3white
experiencepointstoaddher(Occult)asnoncharmdicetoaLegendaryProject,or(Occult)
noncharmsuccessestoaSuperiorproject.

UnweavingMethod
Cost:
5m,1a
Mins:
Occult4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Mute,Aggravated
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
TheSiderealplucksthelightfromherbrowandtwinesitaroundherfingers,beforejabbinginto
theessenceofhervictimstrikingtheircoretoundothemfromthecenter.UnweavingMethod
allowstheSiderealtomakeahandtohandattackasagambitwithadifficultyof2.
Ifthegambitsucceeds,shedeals(Essence)diceofaggravateddamagewhichignores
hardnessandgainsdouble10sonthedamageroll.Againstspirits,itinsteaddeals(Essence+
Occult)diceofdamage.Againstdemonsandspiritsoftheunderworld,reducehertarget
numberforthedamagerollto6.
OncetheUnweavingMethodhasinflicteddamage,itcannotbeusedagaininthesamescene
untiltheunweavingiscompletedbythedestructionofthedamagedindividual.

TheUnityofAllThings
Cost:

Mins:
Occult4,Essence2
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
BlessingsofHeaven
InallthingsdoestheSorcererdrawinspirationandstrength.AfterpurchasingtheUnityofAll

Things,thefirsttimetheSiderealuseaFormtypecharmofanonSiderealMartialArtsstyle,
shegainsgoldexperiencepointsasifshecompletedaMajorproject.Shecangainthisbonus
onceforeachstylesheknows.
ThefirsttimesheusesaSiderealMartialArtscharm,shegainswhiteexperiencepointsasif
shecompletedaSuperiorprojectwitharatingequaltotheminimumEssenceofthecharm(or1
whiteexperiencepointforaSiderealMartialArtsCharmwithaminimumEssenceof1).

TerminalSanction
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Occult5,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Dual
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarkofExaltation
ItistheremitoftheSorcerertopassjudgementuponcorruptdivinities,fortheExaltedhave
beengivenpossessionofCreation.WitheringattacksenhancedbyTerminalSanctionmay
strikedematerializedspirits.
DecisiveattacksenhancedbyTerminalSanctionmaystrikedematerializedspiritsspiritsstruck
bysuchanattackareforcedtomaterializeatnocost,andmayneitherdematerializenorflee
thescenebymeansoftheirpowers(althoughtheycanattempttorunbymoreconventional
means).
AspiritreducedtoincapacitatedbyadecisiveattackenhancedbyTerminalSanctionmay,at
theSidereal'soption,bepermanentlydestroyed,sparedandallowedtoreincorporatefreely
(withtheknowledgetheywerespared),orsparedandboundtoperformaspecifictaskforthe
nextyearasspecifiedbytheSiderealuponreincorporationthislastisenforcedbyan
unbreakableDefiningPrincipletocompletethetaskinquestion.

ForewarnedisDisarmed
Cost:

Mins:
Occult5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TimeEnough
BythevisionoftheSorcerer,nothinghappenssaveasshewills.Oncepercraftingproject,she
mayundooneCraftingroll.Sheregainshalfofallcraftexperiencespentintotal,includingupon
Charmactivations.Therolldoesnotcounttowardstheproject'sTerminus,doesnotcontribute
thresholdsuccessestowardsthegoalnumber,andsavestheprojectfromhavingbeenbotched.
ForewarnedisDisarmedmaynotbeusedtwiceuponthesameproject.

BloodandBreathInvested
Cost:
1m/sxp,2m/gxp,3m/wxp
Mins:
Occult5,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Design,Stackable

Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
TheUnityofAllThings
BythebloodoftheSorcererareherworkscompleted.Shemaysubstitutemotesforcraft
experience1motepersilvercraftexperiencepoint,2motesforgoldcraftexperiencepoint,or3
motesperwhitecraftexperiencepoint.
Youmaysubstituteanyamountofcraftexperienceinthisfashionhowever,untiltheprojectis
completed,ifyoureclaimthesemotes,theprojectimmediatelyfailsasthoughbotched.Ifthe
Siderealiskilledwithmotescommittedtoaproject,theprojectisnotbotcheditisratherheldin
abeyanceforanothertofinishherunfinishedtask.
Solongasthemotesarecommitted,theSidereal'sdestinyisclearlyentangledwiththework
thosecastingherhoroscopewillhavedifficultyseeingwheretheoneendsandtheotherbegins.

CelestialCircleSorcery
Cost:

Mins:
Occult4,Essence3
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
TerrestrialCircleSorcery
TheSiderealstepsthroughtheSecondCircle,masteringthegreatestsorceriesavailabletothe
FivescoreFellowship.UponlearningthisCharm,shegainstheabilitytolearnandcastspells
oftheCelestialCircle.ShealsogainsaCelestialCirclespellforfree.Thisspellbecomesa
'controlspell',andmaybereferencedinthemechanicsofothercharms,aswellasmore
dramaticallyalteringherdestinyaswritinthestars.

AllCraftandCunningPossessed
Cost:

Mins:
Occult5,Essence3
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
ForewarnedisDisarmed
BythecunningoftheSorcererarelimitationsshattered.TheSiderealmayuseMajorproject
slotstoundertakeSuperiorprojectsofbuildingartifactsorraisingManses.Theprojectitselfis
stillaSuperiorProjectasfarasothereffectsareconcerned.
AtEssence5,shemaypurchaseAllCraftandCunningPossessedasecondtime,allowingher
toundertakeLegendaryprojectswithaSuperiorprojectslot.Theprojectitselfisstilla
Legendaryprojectasfarasothereffectsareconcerned.

MyWillBeDone
Cost:

Mins:
Occult5,Essence3
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent

PrerequisiteCharms:
BloodandBreathInvested
Intheend,itisnottheSorcerer'stimeortoilorlifethatrealizeshervisionsitisherwilland
essenceforgedandbeatenintosolidform.Intothisforgingarehergloriesandherfaults,
magnifiedbythegreatnessofwhatsheseekstoaccomplish.
WhentheSiderealovercomesthedifficultyonacraftrollforaMajorproject,shegains1silver
craftexperiencepointperfailurerolled.Whensheovercomesthedifficultyonacraftrollfora
Superiorproject,shegains1goldcraftexperiencepointperfailurerolled.WhentheSidereal
overcomesthedifficultyonacraftrollforaLegendaryproject,shegains1whitecraft
experiencepointperfailurerolled.

WillingAssumptionofChains
Cost:
10m,1wp,1lhl
Mins:
Occult5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TerminalSanction,CelestialCircleSorcery,andeitherAllCraftand
CunningPossessedorMyWillBeDone
WithWillingAssumptionofChains,theSiderealisempoweredbyHeaventostrikebargains
withspiritsonbehalfofherselfandCreation.Aftertheoathisstruck,shepullsoutaprayerstrip
markedwiththeScriptureoftheMaideninChains.Sheslicesthemeatofherthumbwiththe
edgeofthestripandpressesabloodythumbprinttoit.Theprayerstripisconsumedinaflash
ofemeraldflame,bearingtheoathtothevaultsofHeaven,whereitwillbeenforcedasan
Eclipsecasteoath.
TheSiderealmayonlymakesuchbargainsbetweenherselfandspirits,ortoactasasignatory
betweentwoormorespirits.

PERFORMANCE:THEMUSICIAN
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEDANCER
Once,therewasamaiden
whostoodatthecenterofeverydance.
Backthen,sheknewallthedances.
Shenevermissedastep.
Oneday,sheheardsomethinginthemusic,asa
singerdroppedthebeat.
Ittaughtherofthejoyofdancingpoorly.
Shestarteddancingmoreandmoreawry.
Lovehasnorules,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheMusician
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Performance1,Essence1

Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealincreasesherPerformanceby1while
wearingthisDestiny,toamaximumof6.

RakeKnowsRake
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Performance2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheMusicianisnothingwithouttheproperinspirationandappropriateescapes.Fortunately,
theSiderealalwaysseemstoknowsomeonewhoknowssomeone.WhensheusesRake
KnowsRake,shegainsanimmediateknowledgeofthebestpersonorpeopletotalktointhe
localmarkettoacquireaparticularvicebeitdrugs,wine,flesh,orstrangerthings.Rake
KnowsRakedoesnotensuresomeonewillprovidetheseservices,nordoesitinformherof
howtoeasethemindofpotentiallyillicitgoodsthattheSiderealistrustworthybutifsomeone
canprovide,sheknowwhothatsomeoneis.

BrigandandCarouserStyle
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Performance2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Withaknowingsmileandwelltimedwink,theMusiciancanconquerthemostreticentof...
hearts.BysupplementingapersuadeactionwithBrigandandCarouserStyle,theSiderealmay
attempttoseducesomeonewithouthavinganappropriateintimacy.
RedRuleReminder
Thesafetyandcomfortoftheplayersisalwaysparamount.Nocharacter
maybeseducedintoactswhichmaketheirplayerfeeluncomfortable.Communicate,respect
boundaries,andrememberthisisjustagame!

DonthePaintedFace
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Performance2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ItwouldnotdoforthetruefaceoftheMusiciantobeseenshemayfrown,butthepainted
smilemustalwaysbepresent.DonthePaintedFacerecreatesadisguiseattempt,savethatit

preventsmundaneattemptsfrompiercingthedisguise,eventothepointoffoolinga
bloodhound'snoseoreaglekeeneyes.
Whileshewearsthepaintedface,theSidereal'sdestinyshowshertrueselfhiddenaway.

PoppyandWineScent
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Performance3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
RakeKnowsRake
Everyonehasanescapefromtheworldeventhemostzealousandcloisteredmonkshave
vicestheyprefertheirbrethrenoverlook.TheMusicianwellknowstheneedtoescape,andthe
Sidereal'skeennosecandetectthelingeringtracesoffavoredsins.ByusingPoppyandWine
Scent,shecanuseaReadIntentionsonsomeoneouttoMediumrangewithoutdirectly
interactingwiththem,inordertolearnwhattheirfavoredvicesare.Ifsheinteractswiththem
whileintheDestinyoftheMusician,shetreatshertargetasifhedoesnotknowheisbeing
observed(Exaltedp.218).

TheFoodofLove
Cost:

Mins:
Performance3,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
BrigandandCarouserStyle
Thereislittlemoreattractivethanaharmoniousvoicewellengaged.WhentheSiderealuses
theirPerformanceExcellencywhileinspiringorinstillinglove,desire,lustorenvy,sheincreases
herAppearanceby1.ShemayalsoapplyherAppearancetothisactionevenifitwould
normallybeinapplicableforexample,iftheSiderealhastheHideousmerit(Exaltedp.162)

RobedinRags
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Performance3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
DonthePaintedFace
TheMusicianisalwaysontheedgeoffashion,whentheyhavenotpushedbeyondnomatter
howoutrorimmodesttheirgarb,thecanmanagetolookbothremarkableandacceptable.
WhileRobedinRagsisactive,theSiderealcouldattendagalaballnakedordressedin
bloodspatteredarmorwithlittlemorethanaflirtatiouscommentfromthehost,anddoesnot
suffersocialpenaltiesfrombeingdressedorgroomedinappropriately.

LibertinesLiberatingLibation
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Performance3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
PoppyandWineScent
Knowingsomeone'sweakness,itwouldberudetonotoffertoexploitit,andtheMusicianis
neverunintentionallyimpolite.WhentheSiderealofferssomeoneachancetoimmediately
indulgeinsomevice,theymustspend1temporarywillpowerpointtoapplytheirResolve.If
sheisofferingthechancetoindulgetheirfavoredvice,asdiscoveredbyPoppyandWine
Scent,hervictimmustinsteadspend(thehigherof3orEssence)temporarywillpowerpointsto
applytheirResolve.

StrangeDays
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Performance3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TheFoodofLove
Inthesecretchambersoftheheart,therelurkquietquestionsandsecretdesireswhichmaygo
unrecognizedevenbytheirownerbuttowhichtheMusiciancansweetlylureintotheopen.A
persuadesupplementedwithStrangeDaysallowstheSiderealtoattempttoseducesomeone,
evenifsheisnothertarget'spreferredgender.
RedRuleReminder
Thesafetyandcomfortoftheplayersisalwaysparamount.Nocharacter
maybeseducedintoactswhichmaketheirplayerfeeluncomfortable.Communicate,respect
boundaries,andrememberthisisjustagame!

FaultlessCeremony
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Performance3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
RobedinRags
RitualsgreatandsmallgroundlifeinCreationtheyraisejoyuporbringbalmtoagrieving
heart.ByusingFaultlessCeremony,theSiderealalwaysknowhowaritualorceremonyflows,
anylinesoractionsexpectedofthem,andwhatanunfamiliar,evenalien,ceremonyismeantto
represent,celebrate,orcause.Shesuffersnopenaltieswhileparticipatinginsuchrituals,and
canneverbetrickedintocompletingaceremonialoathorparticipatinginaritualactionshe
disagreeswithalthoughherfailingtoupholdtheritualmaystillresultinsocialrepudiation.
ShemayalsouseFaultlessCeremonytoknowthelyricsanddancestepstoanypieceofmusic
thathasbeenplayedinpublicatleastonce,forthedurationofthescene.

DrowningtheOcean
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Performance4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
LibertinesLiberatingLibation
TryingtodrinktheMusicianunderthetableisverynearlyaseffectiveasattemptingtodrown
theoceanifshehasn'tkilledherselfwithexcess,whatchancedoyouhave?Uponactivating
DrowningtheOceanandfortheremainderofthescene,theSiderealisimmunetothe
deleteriouseffectsofdrugandalcoholpoisoning.Substanceswhicharepurelytoxicor
venomous,suchasarsenicorcoralsnakevenom,effecthernormally.DrowningtheOcean
doesnotpreventtheSiderealfrombecomingdrunkorhigh,butpreventsherfromsuffering
damageorpenaltiestoheractionsduetotheseconditions.
AtEssence3,sheaddsherPerformanceasnoncharmbonusdicetorollsresistingpure
poisons.

NoEvilSeen
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Performance4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
StrangeDays
Itisasadtruthoftheworldthatmanyspousesareinsufficientlyopenmindedastoappreciate
whattheMusicianoffers,andthatsomanyparentsaresooverprotective.WhentheSiderealis
caughtinasociallycompromising,butnonviolent,situation,shemayuseNoEvilSeento
changeuptooneminuteofhistory,inordertomakethesituationseemmoreacceptable.Or,if
shedoesnotfeelthattimewouldbeenough,toatleastgetaheadstartonanyangered
witnesses.

ImpossibletoRememberPartyApproach
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Performance5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Oneparty
PrerequisiteCharms:
DrowningtheOcean
AmandrinkingaloneisaterriblysadthingtheMusicianshouldalwayshavecompany,andthe
bestsongsaresungwithbooncompanionsoveremptybottles.Whensheactivates
ImpossibletoRememberPartyApproach,theSiderealdrawsaveilofsapphireacrossaparty.
Inhibitionsarereduced,conversationismorerelaxed,andagoodtimeishadbyall.Attendees
tothispartyreducetheirResolveandGuileby1whileattendingagainsttheSidereal,they
insteadResolveandGuileby(Essence/2,roundup).Thosewhoattendthedurationofthe

partyarealsoimmunefromhangoversorothersymptomsofwithdrawalthenextmorningthey
awakerefreshedandhavinggainedanadditionalpointoftemporaryWillpower.
ImpossibletoRememberPartyApproachcanonlybeusedtoenchantaboisterousgathering
withanabundanceofgoodfoodanddrink.
AnEssence4repurchaseenablestheSiderealtopulltheveilofserenitynotsimplyoverthe
evening,butovertheattendees'memoriesoftheeveningaswell.Sherolls(Manipulation+
Performance)againsttheResolveofeachguest,describingwhattheydoanddonot
remember.Thoseaffectedareabsolutelycommittedtotheirmemoriesoftheeveningas
describedtheygainabonustotheirResolvewhendisbelievingevidencetothecontraryequal
tothethresholdsuccessesontheSidereal'sroll.Eachtimetheyresistagainstthefalse
memories,reducethisbonusby1.IftheirResolveisovercomeorthebonusfallstozero,they
regaintheirtruememoriesoftheevening.TheSiderealherselfalwaysrememberswhat
happenedwithcrystallineclarity.

DefenseofShiningJoy
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Performance5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
FaultlessCeremony
TheSiderealbeginstodancetoasongonlyshecanhearthemusicofCreationmovesher,
keepinghersafe.WhileDefenseofShiningJoyisactive,shemaysubstituteherPerformance
forherDodgewhencalculatingherEvasion,andignoresOnslaughtpenaltiestoherEvasion.
ShemayRushandDisengage,aswelltoopposetheRushesandDisengagesofothers,with
(Charisma+Performance).TheeffectsofDefenseofShiningJoyaresuppressedwhenthe
SiderealisinInitiativeCrash,butresumewithoutcostwhensherecovers.

PerfectioninLife
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Performance5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
DefenseofShiningJoy
ThesongofVenusisonethatcannotbedeniedtostrikedownthesingeristostrikedownall
thatmakeslifeworthliving.Solongassheisplayingandsinging,nolivingcreatureofCreation
mayattacktheSiderealattemptstodososimplyfail.Further,theymustspend1temporary
willpowerpointtotakeanyviolentactionwhatsoever.PerfectioninLifeendsimmediatelyifthe
Siderealtakesanyaggressiveactionorifsheceasessinging.Inordertoweaveaninstill,
inspireorpersuadeactionintohersongwithoutstopping,theSiderealmustspend1willpower
perattempt.
AtEssence3,PerfectioninLifeappliestothegodsandspiritsofCreationandthetwisted
inhabitantsofthedemonrealmdivinitiesanddevilsalikecanfindnomalicewithinthesong.

AtEssence4,PerfectioninLifeappliestothestrangeinhabitantsoftheWyld,aseventheFair
Folkhaveneverheardmusicasmoving.
AtEssence5,PerfectioninLifeappliestoallotherbeings,includinganimatecorpses,insane
ghostsoralienintelligencesfromagesgone.Itevenappliestonormallyemotionlesscreatures,
suchastheautomataofAutochthonorthelivingstatueofTahakiShant.
PerfectioninLifedoesnotprotecttheSiderealfromindividualsincapableofperceivingherif
shesings,thosedeaftothesongareunmoved,ifshedances,thoseblindcarenot.

BlueEyedFiend
Cost:
5m(1wp)
Mins:
Performance5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design,Psyche
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
NoEvilSeen
Intheheartsofalllurksablueeyeddevilademandinggluttonwhichcanneverbesatiated.
TheMusicianuncagesthisfiendinanother,givingitrampantdominion.WhensheusesBlue
EyedFiend,theSiderealrolls(Appearance+Performance)againsthertarget'sResolveifshe
issuccessful,sheinspiresaninsatiableneed.ByspendingawillpowerwhensheinvokesBlue
EyedFiend,shemayspecifytheshapeofthisneedelse,itisdictatedbythenatureofthe
victimandthewhimsoftheMaidenofSerenity.
TheinspiredneedisaDefiningPrinciple.SolongastheSiderealkeepsthemotescommitted
toBlueEyedFiend,itisunbreakableandcannotbereducedinstrength.Illomenssurroundthe
victim,proclaimingtheirinsatiablehungerandwarningthewiseaway.

HarmonicCompletion
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Performance5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleasttwoofImpossibletoRememberPartyApproach,BlueEyed
Fiend,orPerfectioninLife
EverylifeisasymphonyyetunfinishedtheSiderealwithHarmonicCompletioncanprovidethe
missingpiecesofthesong.ShetakesaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheDancer
andplacesitonhertongue.Thestripdissolves,leavinghertongueandlipsbrightsapphire
blue.
Fortheremainderofthescene,everysocialactiontheSiderealtakesisconsideredtobe
supportedbyaDefiningIntimacyofhercontinuedpresenceandhappiness.Shedoesnot
inspirepossessiveness,butratheranintensedesiretoplease.

PRESENCE:THESHIELD
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEONEHANDEDMAIDEN
Once,therewasamaiden
whostruckanironwall
Untilitshatteredherhand.
Shedidnotstop,thoughcracksspreadthroughoutherbones.
Shedidnotstop,thoughbloodsprayedhereyes.
Shedidnotstopuntilsheshatteredthewall.
Survivalisfury,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheShield
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Presence1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealmorefullyembodiesthecharacterwhile
sheisunarmored,shegainsHardnessequalto(Essence+1).

ForceDecision
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Presence2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheShieldspeakswithoutthinkingtheSiderealcanremovetheburdenofconsiderationfrom
another.Ifsomeoneisweighingbetweentwoormorecoursesofaction,theSiderealmayuse
ForceDecisiontoforcehertargettodecideasshewishes.Sherolls(Appearance+Presence)
againstadifficultyofhisResolveifsuccessful,heimmediatelydecidesasshewishes,unless
hespends1temporarywillpowerpoint.
Adecisionreachedinthisfashiondoesnotaddthe+3tothetarget'sResolveiftheissueis
raisedagain,asitnormallywouldwhentryingtooverturninfluence(Exaltedp.221)

WoundedLionStrength
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Presence2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None

TheShieldrelishespain,andtheSidereallearnstodrawstrengthfromherinjuries.Whenshe
supplementsanattackwithWoundedLionStrength,sheignoresanywoundpenaltyor
penaltiesfrompainthatsheissufferingfromwhilemakingtheattack.Onceperscenewhen
sheusesWoundedLionStrength,shemayalsoaddanumberofdicetothedamageofthe
attackequaltothenumberofhealthlevelsshehaslostinthescene.

WaterandFireTreaty
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Presence3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
UntilCalibration
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Overthecourseofaday,theSiderealforgesapactwitheithertheessenceoffireorwaterso
longasthetreatyisupheld,theygainacertainmeasureoffreedomandprotectionfromthe
element.
Ifshecraftsherpactwithwater,theSiderealiscapableofbreathingwaterfreely,andisalways
warmandcomfortableineventhecoldestofwaters.Thisdoesnotwarmherduringablizzard,
orgivehersightandfreemovementinthedepthsoftheblack,butshewillneitherdrownnor
freezeinanybodyofwater.
Ifshecraftsherpactwithfire,theSiderealbecomesincapableofbeingburnedbynaturalflame
herbodyandpersonaleffectsaresacrosanctfromsuchafate.Sorcerousflame,suchasathe
FlightoftheBrilliantRaptororablastdirectedbyaDragonbloodedwarrior,mayyetburnher,
butsheadds(thehigherorEssenceor3)tohersoak,reducesthedecisivedamagepoolfrom
suchattacksbythisamount(toaminimumoftheattackersEssence)beforeapplying
Hardness,andappliesthisbonustowardsanyrelevantresistancerollsagainstmagicalflames.
Onceforged,thepactremainsinplaceuntilCalibration.Itcanbeendedsooner,atacostof1
temporarywillpowerpointandapointoflethaldamageanofferingofbloodtoappeasethe
affrontedelement.
Whilethetreatystands,omenscallouttheSidereal'ssovereignimmunityovertheelement.

OptimisticSecurityPractice
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Presence3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Untilnextturn
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheShieldtruststhatvictoryhasalreadybeenachieved,andinthisconfidence,theSidereal
drawssafety.Untilthenextturn,shegains+(Essence)soakandadefensivepoolof
(Presence)Initiative.Anywitheringdamageshesuffersstealsthesetemporarypointsbefore
stealingfromtheSidereal'sowninitiative.
ThisdefensiveinitiativeisonlyusableforprotectingtheSidereal'sinitiativeitcannotbeusedto
enhancedecisiveattacks,makegambits,orpowerothercharms.

PresenceinAbsenceTechnique
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Presence4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
ForceDecision
EvenwhentheSiderealisnotpresent,theirpresencecanbemadeknownbyanother.With
PresenceinAbsenceTechnique,theSiderealtakesasocialactioninthepresenceoftheir
designatedspeaker.Thespeakermustagreewiththeovertpremiseandthegoalsofthe
action.Underapredeterminedconditionsuchasthespeakergainingthefloorofthe
Deliberative,presentingtheircasebeforeajury,orwooingaloveronthebalconytheSidereal's
wordscomerushingfromhismouth.Anycharmsenhancingthisactionmustbepaidforatthe
sametimeasPresenceinAbsenceTechniqueisused,andthecostsarealsocommitteduntil
theactioniscompletedorthespeakerbecomesunwillingorunabletomakethespeech.Ifthe
speechtheSiderealgivessupportsamutualintimacyofboththemselvesandthedesignate
speaker,addthe(lowerrankoftheintimacybetweenthetwo)asautomaticsuccesses.
Solongasthesoliloquyhasnotyetbeenspoken,thespeaker'shoroscopewillshowaglimmer
betweenthemselvesandtheSidereal.

Forbiddance
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Presence4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Untilnextaction
PrerequisiteCharms:
WaterandFireTreatyorWoundedLionStrength
ThepromiseoftheShieldisthisnoneshallpass.Asimpleoath,andyetarmieshavebroken
themselvesagainstlonemenwhoholdtheproperground.Ifanyoneattemptstodisengage
fromyouinordertogopast,increasethetargetnumberoftheirdisengagerollby1.Ifyou
successfullypreventthemfromgettingpastyou,youmaymakeafreereflexivehandtohand
witheringattackagainstthemifthisattackissufficienttocrashthem,youmaymakeareflexive
handtohanddecisiveattackagainstthem.Ifsomeoneusesapowerthatautomaticallymoves
thempastyoubuttheywouldpasswithincloserangeoverthecourseofthateffect,youmay
takethereflexivewitheringanddecisiveattacksagainstthemasdescribedabove.Finally,once
perturn,youmayreflexivelyforceanattackmadeagainstyoufromcloserangeintoaclash
attack.
IfyouareintheDestinyoftheShieldwhenusingForbiddance,reducethetargetnumberof
yourdamagerollsby1aswell.
UponusingForbiddance,youcannotuseyourreflexivemovementactionduringthisturn.Each
successiveturnofinvokingForbiddancereducesthecostby1mote,toaminimumof1mote.

VarnishtheTruth
Cost:

Mins:
Presence2,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheShieldboastsnotoutofadesireforrecognition,butasawarningtothosewhomightraise
armsagainstthem.Iftheyshouldembellishnowandagain,well,allthebettertomaintainthe
peacewith.Onceaday,whentheSiderealisboastingabouttheirpastaccomplishments,they
maymakeapersuade,threaten,instillorinspireactionwithoutthepenaltyfortakingasocial
actionagainstagroup.Iftheactionissuccessful,theygainatemporarypointofWillpower,
althoughthiscannotexceedtheirnormalmaximumtemporaryWillpower.

RedHaze
Cost:
1m/individualor3m/Size
Mins:
Presence2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealtossesahandfulofredstardustintotheairasitdriftsdownward,aterriblefuryis
inspiredagainsttheenemiesofCreationbothlivinganddead.Sheenchantsupto(Presence)
individuals,whichmayincludeherselfeachindividualsoenchantedgains1bonusnoncharm
diewhenrollingJoinBattle,rushing,attacking,orotherwiseactivelyopposingdemonsorthe
dead,andsuchcreaturessuffera1penaltytoattackthoseenchanted.
AtEssence3,theSiderealmayinsteadenchantabattlegroup,withasizenogreaterthan
(Essence).Abattlegroupundersuchanenchantmentincreasesit'sMightandDefenseby1
againstagainstdemonsandthedead.

FortunesFavorite
Cost:
3m+,1i+
Mins:
Presence3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheShieldlaughsasblowsraindown,andscreamsinvictoryasherownattacksstrike
impossiblytrue.TheSiderealmayuseFortune'sFavoritetoforcearerollofanydamageroll
thatwouldstrikeher,oranydamagerollshemakesagainstanother.Fortune'sFavoritecosts
anadditionalmoteandpointofinitiativeforeachtimeitisusedinthesamesceneafterthefirst
use.Fortune'sFavoritemaynotbeusedmultipletimesonthesamedamagerollthesecond
rollmustbeaccepted.Anycharmsorothereffectswhichwereappliedtothefirstrollarealso
appliedtothesecond.

AtEssence4,shemayrepurchaseFortune'sFavorite,allowinghertoinvokeitforanydamage
rollsheisawareof.

AspectoftheBear
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Presence3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WoundedLionStrengthorRedHaze
Theecstasyofbattleisaterriblethingtowitness,andthethemadjoytheSiderealtakesin
maimingheropponentscansendtheminscreamingterror.Whenadecisiveattackenhanced
withAspectoftheBeardealsdamage,theopponentinjuredsuffersapenaltytoallactionsthey
takeotherthanfleeingequalto(thelesseroflevelsofdamagedealtorEssence)duetothe
overwhelmingfeartheSiderealinspires.Thispenaltyfadesatarateof1perturn.Ifasecond
attacksupplementedwithAspectoftheBeardealsdamage,iteitheroverwritesthecurrent
penaltyorincreasesthecurrentpenaltyby1,attheSidereal'soption.
IftheSiderealisintheDestinyoftheShield,thepenaltyisinstead(thegreateroflevelsof
damagedealtorEssence).

SomeoneElsesDestiny
Cost:
3m(+3m)
Mins:
Presence3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
Fortune'sFavoriteorOptimisticSecurityPractice
TheShieldwillberentinbattlenootherdestinyisworthyofher.IftheSiderealshouldbe
poisoned,shemayuseSomeoneElse'sDestinytocorrectthismistake.Sheaddsher
(Presence)toher(Stamina+Resistance)rollasnoncharmdice.
Ifshereducesthedurationofthepoisontozero,thetoxinisnotmerelynegated,buthangsin
abeyancearoundherdestiny.Whenshemakesadecisiveattack,shemayspend3motesto
returnthepoisonfatetoCreation,envenominghertargetonablowthatdealsatleastonelevel
ofdamage.Poisonousfateswillnothangindefinitely,butdissipateaftertwentyfivehours.

HonestLiarsBoast
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Presence4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
PresenceInAbsenceTechnique,VarnishtheTruth
Sometimestheonlyshieldaliarcanraiseistoprovethetruthoftheirboasts.Whenthe
Siderealhearsanindividualboastingorbraggingofsomegreatachievementorgloriousfeat,
shemayuseHonestLiar'sBoasttotakeapersuadeactionagainsthim,usingtheboastasa

Majorintimacy.

DreamoftheUntamedFace
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Presence4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
RedHazeorFortune'sFavorite
Thetruthcanoftenbeseeninthegripsofecstaticmadnessmoreeasilythanintheclarityof
reason,astheShielddoesnotlietoherself.TheSiderealborrowsaportionofthisclarity,
enhancingherabilitytoseethroughdeceptionswhenattemptingtopiercesomeone'sdisguise
ordetermineifsomeoneislying,shererolls1suntil1snolongerappear.Additionally,after
usingDreamoftheUntamedFaceandfortheremainderofthescene,shemayspotLunarsas
ifshewerefamiliarwiththeirTell,evenifshehasneverseenthembefore.

WaterandFireLegion
Cost:
7m,1wp,1lhl
Mins:
Presence4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WaterandFireTreatyorForbiddance
TheShieldstandsinprotection,butsometimesmustentrustthatprotectiontoanother.Insuch
cases,theSiderealmaybindaspiritofwaterorfiretostandindefenseofalocation.This
bindingrequiresasuccessful(Charisma+Presence)rollagainstthespirit'sResolveandmay
onlybeattemptedonceperdayifsuccessful,thespiritgainsanunbreakableprincipleto
defendthelocationtheSiderealdesiresuntilthenextCalibration.

Oncebound,omenswillwhisperoftheplace'sprotectortothosewhoknowtolook.

OathofVengeance
Cost:
1m/initiative
Mins:
Presence5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ForbiddanceorWoundedLionStrengthorAspectoftheBear
ThosewhostriketheShieldhadbestpraytheydealafatalblow,lesthercounterstrokebeall
theworse.WhentheSiderealisthetargetofadecisiveattack,shemayspendupto(Essence)
motesonOathofVengeance.Ifsheisdealtdamagebytheattack,shesteals1initiativefrom
theattackerpermotespent,toamaximumofthelevelsofdamageshesuffered.Thisinitiative
isstolenaftertheattackerhasreset,andcanresultinInitiativeCrashorShift.

HerosIronSkin
Cost:
3m(1wp)
Mins:
Presence5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SomeoneElse'sDestinyorOptimisticSecurityPractice
TheShielddoesnotbleed.WhenanenemyattackstheunarmoredSiderealwithawithering
attack,shemayuseHero'sIronSkin.Iftheattackdealsdamage,increasethetargetnumber
forthedamagerollby1.ShemayuseHero'sIronSkinagainstadecisiveattack,butitcostsan
additionalpointoftemporarywillpower.
Withasecondpurchase,theattackeralsosubtractsasuccessfromthedamagerollforeach1
rolled.
AtEssence3,theSiderealmaypurchaseHero'sIronSkinathirdandfinaltimetheSidereal
reducesthesuccessesonwitheringattacksby(Essence).

RageoftheBloodyHandedGoddess
Cost:
2m/individualor4m/Size
Mins:
Presence4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
AspectoftheBearorRedHazeorDreamoftheUntamedFace
TheSiderealcallsthefuryofMarsintoherselfandherallies,sendingthemintoaberserker
frenzy.Shemayenchantupto(Essence)willingindividuals,includingherself,withRageofthe
BloodyHandedGoddessthoseenchantedsuffertheeffectsofBerserkAngerandreducetheir
defenseby1,butalsobecomeimmunetofearandgain3noncharmdiceonallrollsmade
duringcombatintendedtoeitherharmorbringharmtoanenemy.Individualsmaynotbe
enchantedagainsttheirownwilliftheblessingisnotdesired,itdoesnottakeeffect.
AtEssence4,shemayinsteadenchantabattlegrouptoamaximumof(Essence)Size.Battle
groupssoenchantedreducetheirDrilltoPoorandsuffera1penaltytodefense,butalsogain
perfectmoraleforthedurationofthescene.
IftheSiderealknowsRedHazeaswell,enchantedindividualsandbattlegroupsbenefitfrom
theeffectofRedHazeatnoadditionalcost.

SharedPain
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Presence5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DreamoftheUntamedFaceorFortune'sFavoriteorSomeoneElse's
Destiny
NoonehurtstheShieldandremainsunharmed.WhentheSiderealisstruckbyadecisive

blow,butbeforedamageisrolled,shemayactivateSharedPaintoreturnsomeofthehurt.
Sherolls(Essence)diceforeachsuccess,shereducesthelevelsofdamageshetakesby1,
andgainsafloatingpointofdamagewhichisaddedtothenextsuccessfuldecisiveblowshe
landswhichinflictsatleastonepointofdamage.Successesinexcessofthedamagedealtare
lost.

StormsEyeStance
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Presence5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
PrayerStrip,Perilous
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
WaterandFireLegion,OathofVengeance,RageoftheBloodyHanded
Goddess,SharedPain,Hero'sIronSkin
ViolenceistheconstantcompanionoftheShield,andtheonlytimesheknowspeaceisinthe
centerofbattle'smaelstrom.Aftersufferingatleastoneleveloflethaldamagefromanenemy's
decisiveattack,theSiderealslapsaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheOneHanded
Maidenuponthewound.Itflareswithabloodyredlight,causingtheSidereal'sanimatoroarto
Bonfireifitwereatalowerlevelpreviously.
Fortheremainderofthescene,allviolencebelongstotheSidereal.Thisconfersthefollowing
benefits
*Shesuffersnowoundpenaltiesandfeelsnofear.
*SheandallalliesouttoMediumrangemaygaintheeffectofRageoftheBloodyHanded
GoddessaslongasStorm'sEyeStanceisactive.
*Shemaytransferthedamagefromanydecisiveattackwhichwouldharmoneofherallies
withinMediumrangetoherself,reflexivelyandatnocost.Damagetransferredinthisfashionis
treatedashavingbeendirectedattheSidereal,andissubjecttoanyCharmsshemay
subsequentlyuse.
*ShemayreflexivelyinvokeOathofVengeanceafterdamagehasbeenrolled.
*ShemayreflexivelyinvokeSharedPainatnocost.Alternatively,shemayinvokeSharedPain
bypaying7motesand1temporaryWillpowerifshedoes,sherolls(Essence+Presence)
insteadof(Essence).
IftheSiderealentersinitiativecrash,orifheranimadimsbelowbonfire,Storm'sEyeStance
abatesitreturnswhensheresetstobaseinitiativeandheranimaisatbonfireagain.

RESISTANCE:THEMAST
TheScriptureoftheEternalMaiden
Once,therewasamaiden...
...madefromalumpofiron,shapedbywind,seaandfire
Fearinghowwoodmightshapeher,sheran,anddidnotlookback
Onedaysheforgotwhatsheranfrom

So,shepulledoutherhearttoaskit.
"Whydon'tyoulookbackandsee?"itsaid.
So,shesighedandthrewherheartaway.
"Ihavenouseforbeginnings"saidshe.

ResplendentDestinyoftheMast
Cost:(10m)Mins:Resistance1,Essence1
Type:Permanent
Keywords:Mute
Duration:Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:None

TheSiderealcreatesanewpersona,acharacteroftheMast.Theintimaciesselectedmustbe
appropriateforanarchetypeoftheMast,relatingtotheappropriateassociations.
Forexample,theResplendentDestinymayhaveatieofadmirationtowardsRagaraYukio,a
notedarchitectandgeomancerorperhapsaprincipleofdisdaintowardsscholarsandother
individualsofbooklearning.

AnEssence2+repurchaseofthischarmallowsyoutomorefullyrealizethepersona.
RedistributealldotsyouhaveinLinguistics,Investigation,Socialize,LoreorBureaucracy
amongstResistance,Ride,Sail,Survival,Thrown,Craft,Dodge,Athletics,andBrawl.
YoumayraiseResistanceto6.

OxBodyTechnique
Cost:Mins:Resistance1,Essence1
Type:Permanent
Keywords:Stackable
Duration:Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:None

AspertheSolarCharm'OxBodyTechnique',except:

Stamina12:Anadditional1healthlevel
Stamina34:Anadditional0healthlevel
Stamina5+:Anadditional0and2healthlevel

ForwardThinkingTechnique
Cost:1mMins:Resistance3,Essence1
Type:Simple
Keywords:None
Duration:Untilreleased
PrerequisiteCharms:None


AlaborerisnothingwithouttheirtoolsbythevirtueoftheMast,youareneversodeprived.
Youmayalwayscalltohandanymundanetoolyouneedforataskyouarepresentlyworking
on.Theitemisinexplicablymisplacedonceitisnolongerbeingusedforthejobitwascalled
for,andmayneverbeeithersold,tradedorusedinafight.

TwoThousandHandsAndTwo
Cost:5mMins:Resistance4,Essence1
Type:Simple
Keywords:Stackable,Design
Duration:Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:ForwardThinkingTechnique

TheblessingoftheMastensuresthatyourlaborisswiftandeasyeventhelargestprojectsfall
beforeyouinshortorder.Eachtimeyouusethischarm,yougainaMajorProjectslotforas
longasyoukeepthemotescommitted.YoumaynotpurchasemoreMajorProjectslotsthan
youhavedotsofEssence.
IfyouworkontheprojectexclusivelyinthedestinyoftheMast,youmayrerollall1sand2son
yourCraftrolls.

AtEssence3,youmayinsteadcommit15mtogainaSuperiorProjectslot.Suchaslotmay
onlybeusedforlargescalemundaneworks,suchasbuildingashiporapalace,andenableto
Siderealtoworkontheprojectaloneseeminglytirelesslyaccomplishingwhatshouldrequire
teamsofpeople.YoumaynotpurchasemorethanonesuchSuperiorProjectslotatatime.
UsingthisCharmmakestheprojectsamatterofdestinythoseinterestedinthemmaynotethe
omensprophesyingtheirsuccessfulcompletion.

TheWisdomofDrudges
Cost:Mins:Resistance5,Essence2
Type:Permanent
Keywords:None
Duration:Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:TwoThousandHandsandTwo

Hardworkisit'sownreward,andthedreamlesssleepthataccompaniesaday'slaboris
sweeterthanwine.Yougain1silverpointper10rolledonanyBasicProject,1goldpointper
10rolledonanyMajorProject,and3goldpointsper10rolledonanySuperiorProject.
IfyouworkontheprojectexclusivelyinthedestinyoftheMast,youmayreroll10saswell,
gainingsuccessesandbonuspoints,untilno10sappear.

ScrytheHearthstone
Cost:3m,1lhlMins:Resistance4,Essence2

Type:Simple
Keywords:None
Duration:Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:ForwardThinkingTechnique

AllarchitectsbelongtotheMast,andthebloodandsweatofbuilderssanctifyeverystructureto
thestars.Bygivinganofferingofblood,youmaygainanintuitiveunderstandingofthelayout
ofabuildingincludinganysecretdoors,hiddenrooms,ormechanicaltraps.
Youdonotlearnanythingmagicalaboutthebuildingifanillusionconcealsadoor,youmay
knowthedooristhere,butstillnotbeabletoseeit.Nordoyoulearnanythingofthebuilding's
occupants.

AtEssence3,youmayalsospend1willpowerwhenactivatingScrytheHearthstoneifyoudo,
youalsolearnwhereallofthebuilding'soccupantsareatthatmoment.

ScrytheHearthstonemaynotbeusedonbuildingsraisedbysorceryortheglamoursofthe
FairFolk.

StrengthoftheMast
Cost:1m/dotMins:Resistance4,Essence1
Type:Supplemental
Keywords:None
Duration:Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:ResplendentDestinyoftheMast

UndertheblessingoftheMast,youcanperformimprobablefeatsofbrutestrength.Fora
singleattackorfeatofstrength,youmaytemporarilyincreaseyourStrengthscoreby1per
moteofEssence.YoumaynotmorethandoubleyournaturalStrengthwiththischarm.

APlacetoStand
Cost:3m/dieMins:Resistance5,Essence2
Type:Supplemental
Keywords:None
Duration:Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:StrengthoftheMast

Beyondimprobable,youcannowdotheimpossibleengaginginfeatsofstrengththatdefy
reasonorexplanation.Foreverythreemotesspent,setasideonedieonaFeatofStrength
rollthatdieisautomaticallya10.YoumaysetasidenomorethanyourResistanceindicethis
way.

IgnoranceisBliss
Cost:3mMins:Resistance3,Essence1
Type:Reflexive
Keywords:None
Duration:Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:None

TheMastknowsnothingneitherofthewiderworld,noroftheirownlimits.Foramoment,
neitherdoyouallpainandfatiguefadingintoafogofignorance.Youmayignoreallpenalties
causedbypain,fatigue,poison,oranyotherpurelyinternalafflictionforoneaction.
Additionally,youmayforgetyourselfforamomentconcealingyourtrueemotionsbeneatha
maskofguilelessignorance.AddhalfyourResistancetoyourGuileoronanysocialactionto
convincesomeoneofyoursimplemindednessasnoncharmsuccesses.

InvisibleattheCenter
Cost:5mMins:Resistance5,Essence2
Type:Simple
Keywords:Design
Duration:Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:IgnoranceisBliss

Laborersareeverywhere,andyettheyeasilygounseenonedullarddrudgelookingmuchlike
thenext.Youshareinthisuniqueinvisibilityaslongasyouareperforminghardmanuallabor
withagroup,youareinvisible.
Takinganyovertactionsorparticipatinginactivitiesotherthanmanuallaborendsthischarm.
CertainCharmsmayaidindetectingtheExalt.RolltheSidereals([StaminaorStrength]+
Stealth)againstheropponentsrelevant(Attribute+Ability)orResolve,iftheattackingCharmis
basedontheopponentsIntegrity

Eachweekpastthefirst,destinystrainsalittlemoreatthedeception.Omensbegintodeclare
thepresenceoftheSiderealamongsttheworkers,andthedifficultytounderstandtheseomens
dropsby1perweek.WeeksinwhichyouweartheDestinyoftheMastdonotcountCreation
expectslaborerstogounnoticed.

UnwaveringWellBeingMeditation
Cost:3m,1wpMins:Resistance5,Essence2
Type:Reflexive
Keywords:Decisiveonly
Duration:Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:IgnoranceisBliss

LiketheMast,youbearpunishmentwithstoicsilence,drawingstrengthfromthepainand
victoryseeminglyfromthejawsofdefeat.SubtracttheSiderealscurrenttemporaryWillpower
fromtherawdamageofadecisiveattackrollagainsthim.Thetargetnumberofthedamageroll
israisedbyone.

HeartlessMaidenTrance
Cost:10mMins:Resistance5,Essence3
Type:Simple
Keywords:None
Duration:Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:UnwaveringWellBeingMeditation,InvisibleattheCenter

Yourefinethelessonsofignorance,andlearntoswallowyourheartbecomingimmunetoall
distressesanddistractionsofthebody.WhileundertheeffectsofHeartlessMaidenTrance,
youmayignoreallpenaltiescausedbypain,fatigue,poison,oranyotherpurelyinternal
affliction.YouwillnotfallunconsciouswhenyourIncapacitatedhealthlevelistakendyingonly
whenyouhaveaccrued(Stamina)additionallevelsofdamage.
Furthermore,poison,starvationanddehydrationhanginabeyanceuntilthecharmends,
whereupontheyalltakeeffectatonce.
Finally,whileundertheHeartlessMaidenTrance,youdrawnonourishmentfromtheworld,and
respirenoessenceoutsideofcombat.Evenincombat,thenumbingchillofheartlessness
leavesyourespiringonly3motesperturn.

UnswervingJuggernautPrinciple
Cost:5m,1wpMins:Resistance3,Essence1
Type:Reflexive
Keywords:Design
Duration:Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:None

Youweaveyourarrivalintothedestinyofalocationaslongasyoudonothingbutruntowards
thatdestination,youcancontinuetoruntowardsthatdestination.WhileUnswerving
JuggernautPrincipleisactive,youdonotneedtoeat,drinkorrest,andignoredamageor
impairmentfromanynaturalenvironmentalhazard.
InordertoactivateUnswervingJuggernautPrinciple,youmustbeabletophysicallyreachyour
destinationbyrunning,althoughyoucanalsorideortakeothertransportationtoarrivesooner.
Youmustalwaysbemovingclosertoyourdestination,however,andcannotstoptoinvolve
yourselfinfestivalsorfightingdoingsoendstheeffectsofthecharm.

Whileactive,omensandportentswillheraldthearrivaloftheSidereal.

OneDirectionInvocation
Cost:10m,1wpMins:Resistance5,Essence4
Type:Simple
Keywords:Design
Duration:Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:TheWisdomofDrudges,ScrytheHearthstone,APlacetoStand,
UnswervingJuggernautPrinciple,HeartlessMaidenTrance

YouinscribeaprayerstripononesidewiththescriptureoftheEternalMaiden,andonthe
reverse,apledgeofyournametoaccomplishsomegoal.Thestripburstsintogoldenflame,
andyouraccomplishmentiswrittenintotheHeavensforthewisetorecognize.
WhileundertheeffectofOneDirectionInvocation,yougainaDefiningPrincipletoaccomplish
yourstatedgoalthisPrinciplemayalsobecalledonanunlimitednumberoftimesinsocial
influence.Youalsosuffera3situationalpenaltytoallactionswhichdonotdirectlyfacilitate
achievingyourgoal.
However,anynonaggravateddamageyouhavesufferedhealsatarateofoneleveloflethalor
bashingperturn,whileaggravateddamagehealsatarateof1levelperday.

Atanytime,youmayendthisCharmitwillalsoendautomaticallyifyourgoalbecomes
impossible.Ifthecharmendswithyourgoalnothavingbeenaccomplished,yournameand
identityareforfeityoumustrequisitionanewnamefromHeaven.

RIDE:THEMESSENGER
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEDESIRABLEMAIDEN
Once,therewasamaiden
whommanymenwantedfortheirown.
Shesteppedassoftlyasstarlight.
Sheshonewithglory.
Andonebyone,theycametoclaimher.
Shefledbythequickestrouteshefound.
Whydoyourun?thestormcloudssaid.
Shesaid,Icannothelpwhodrivesme.

ResplendentDestinyoftheMessenger
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Ride1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None

Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealmorefullyembodiesthedestinyshegains
adivineFamiliarforuseasamount,availableonlytoherwhilesheisinthedestinyofthe
Messenger.TreatthismountasaFamiliar3,whichdoesnotcountagainstthelimitof
(Essence)spiritfamiliars.

OrdainedBridleofMercury
Cost:
1mor10mor10m,1wp
Mins:
Ride2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
DrawingthesymboloftheMessengerupontheflankofahorseorothermount,youbendit's
destinytoyourneed.Thehorsebecomesimmediatelyloyalandwelltrainedforyou,willingto
bearyouasbestitcan.Onceyouhaveboundthedestinyofthesteed,youmaywhistletocall
ittoyoubyspendingamoteitwillcomeasquicklyasfatecanarrange.
AtEssence2,theSiderealmayinsteadspend10motesandwhistletocallaspiritofwindand
flameahorseappearswithbuttercoatandyellowmaneandgoldeneyes.Thisspiritualhorse
shouldbetreatedasanexceptionalwarhorse(Exaltedp.567)whichneedsneitherfoodnor
restandisunfailinglyloyaltoyou.
AtEssence3,theSiderealmayrepurchaseOrdainedBridleofMercurywiththesecond
purchase,whenshewhistlesforaspiritualmount,shemayalsospendapointofWillpowerto
givehersteedwings,allowingittoflyasfastasitcanrun.

YellowPath
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Ride2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThecourseoftheMessengerislaidoutbeforetheSiderealallsheneeddoisfollow.When
sheusesYellowPath,shegainsanintuitiveknowledgeofwheresheis,andwheresheneeds
togotoreachsomedestinationintheshortesttime,andhowlongitwilltake.Fateknowsthe
Sidereal'scapacitiestheYellowPathwillnotdrawhertoswimacrossanoceanunlessshehas
ameanstoreliablyaccomplishsuch.However,whiletheYellowPathiscertaintobethe
fastestroute,itisrarelythesafestorleasteventful.
AtEssence2,theSiderealmayuseYellowPathtolearnthefastestroutesheneedstofollowto
accomplishsomegoal.Inthiscase,shedoesnotknowthedestination,butdoesgetanideaof
howlongshewillbetraveling.IftheStorytellerbelievesthegoaltobeoutrightimpossible,they
shouldinformtheSiderealthatsuchaFatecannotbefound.

GoneToMarket
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Ride3,Essence1

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
InmanyofthefarcornersofCreation,itisthewanderingtinkerormerchantwhoactsasthe
Messenger,thenewstheycarrynearlyasvaluedasthegoodstheysell.WhensheusesGone
toMarket,theSidereallearnswherethenearestmarketthatagivengoodcanbelegallybought
orsold,andwhatpriceittradesforthere.AtEssence2,shemayspecifyaparticularmarket
insteadoftheclosest,knowingwhatthetradepriceforagoodpresentlyis.GonetoMarket
doesnottelltheSiderealwhatthegoodwillbesoldforbythetimeshecanreachthemarket.

OldNews
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Ride3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheMessengercarriesthenews,nottheolds,andtheSiderealknowsbetterthantowastethe
timeoftheiraudience.TheSiderealmaytellataglanceifheraudiencealreadyknowswhat
shehastosaysherolls(Perception+Investigation)againsttheaudience'sGuile.Ifshe
succeeds,sheknowsifheraudiencewillbesurprisedatsomepieceofinformationorgossip.

IronHeart
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Ride3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Untilnextturn
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofOrdainedBridleofMercury,YellowPath,Goneto
Market,OldNews,orAMessageForAll
FearcannotstaytheMessengerfromherduty.TheSiderealmayuseIronHearttoignore
penaltiesoreffectsresultingfromfearuntilthenextturn.
Ifsheismounted,thenhermountbenefitsfromIronHeartatnoadditionalcost.

HeavyasaMountain
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Ride4,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofOrdainedBridleofMercury,YellowPath,Goneto
Market,OldNews,orAMessageForAll
Thereisnopurposegreaterthanthecause,andtheMessengerhasnodesiresbuttofulfilltheir
swornduty.TheSiderealmaydrawuponthiszealwhenspeakingtoanother,encouraging

themtohonestlyfulfilltheirdutytoanindividualororganization.Hertargetmustacknowledge
atleastanominaldutyshecannotconvincerebelstoactinaccordancewiththeprinceagainst
whomtheyrebel,butshecouldpersuadeaguardtorefuseanybribesheisofferedforthe
night.HeavyasaMountainallowstheSiderealtotreatanintimacyofdutyorobligationthe
targethasasbeingonerankgreaterthanitisforpurposesofinstillorpersuadeactions.Ifher
targethasnorelevantintimacy,thenshemayactasifhehadaMinorintimacy.

TheRoadGoesOn
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Ride4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofOrdainedBridleofMercury,YellowPath,Goneto
Market,OldNews,orAMessageForAll
Alltravellerswalkthesameroad,whethertheyaremounted,rideingildedcarriage,orwalkon
bareandbleedingfeet.TheSiderealmaydetermineataglancewheresomeoneisfromand
wheretheirintendeddestinationisdoingsorequiresasuccessful(Perception+Investigation)
checkagainsthertarget'sGuile.

AMessageforAll
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Ride2,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheMessengerisunderstoodbyall.Forlongenoughtodeliverabriefmessage,theSidereal
maybeunderstoodbyanyone,regardlessoflinguisticbarriers.AMessageForAlldoesnot
conferunderstandingofotherlanguagesupontheSiderealitonlyservestomakeher
understood.AMessageForAllcrossesculturalandevenabilitybarriersiftheSiderealseeks
tospeaktoaraceofdeafblindmolepeople,theywillunderstandhermessageasconveyedby
theirpeculiarsystemofvibrationalspeech.Likewise,idiomsinhermessagewillbetranslated
asbestaspossible,asalwayswiththeappropriateandintendeddegreeofrespecttheSidereal
willnotofferincidentalinsultwhileusingAMessageForAll,althoughheraudiencemaystill
takehermessageawry.
WhenusingAMessageForAll,theSiderealmaymakeasingleinspire,instillorpersuade
actionbasedonCharisma,aslongastheintentoftheactioncanbedescribedintwoorthree
sentences.

HopeRidesAlone
Cost:

Mins:
Ride3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofOrdainedBridleofMercury,YellowPath,Goneto
Market,OldNews,orAMessageForAll
TheMessengerdrawsstrengthfromaccomplishment,andrenewedpurposeinthefulfilmentof
herduty.WhentheSiderealcompletesamissionsheaccepted,sheregainstemporary
willpower,basedonthedifficulty(Exaltedp.216)ofthetask.Completinganinconvenienttask
provides1temporarywillpowerpoint,whichmaynotexceedhernormalmaximum.Completing
aserioustaskprovides2temporarywillpowerpoints,whichmayexceedhernormalmaximum.
Completingalifechangingtaskprovides3temporarywillpowerpoints,whichmayexceedher
normalmaximum.Additionally,suchremarkableaccomplishmentshelpFateitselftorun
straightandsmooth,reducingherParadoxby1.

ScentofHollyhockandLythrum
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Ride3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofOrdainedBridleofMercury,YellowPath,Goneto
Market,OldNews,orAMessageForAll
TheMessengeriswellacquaintedwitharrogance,andmanySiderealknowsthescentofvanity
oroverwhelmingpridequitewell.WhileScentofHollyhockandLythrumisactive,theSidereal
knowsifanyoneouttoMediumrangehasanyintimaciesgroundedinnarcissism,vanity,
arrogance,orsimilaremotionsofoverwhelmingpride.Shecannottellexactlywhocarriesthe
intimacy,butshegainsdouble9sonanyattempttoReadIntentionstodiscoversuch.

FateSharingSacrifice
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Ride4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofIronHeart,HeavyasaMountain,HopeRidesAlone,
TheRoadGoesOn,orScentofHollyhockandLythrum
TheMessengersharesherfatewithothers.Onceperturn,whenanallyisattackedwithin
CloserangeoftheSidereal,shemayuseFateSharingSacrificetoreflexivelyDefendOther,
wardingthetarget.IfsheisintheDestinyoftheMessenger,shegainsapointofinitiativefor
each1theattackerrolls.Guardingone'smountwithFateSharingSacrificedoesnotcount
againsttheoneuseperturntheSiderealmaywardhersteedanynumberoftimes.

GloryPath
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Ride5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design

Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofIronHeart,HeavyasaMountain,HopeRidesAlone,
TheRoadGoesOn,orScentofHollyhockandLythrum
TheSiderealdedicatesthemselvestoajourney,andwritesthecertaintyoftheirarrivalintothe
stars.Shecanrunacrosswater,straightupcliffs,orevenacrossthinair,solongassheis
advancingalongtheshortestroutesheknowstowardsherdestination.Ifsheismounted,the
effectsofGloryPathareextendedtohermountatnocost.IfattackedwhilerunningtheGlory
Path,theSiderealgainsdouble8sonanyAthleticsactionswhichcarryherinthedirectionof
herdestinationbethatrushingtowardsaninterposingenemyorDisengagingpastthem.
SolongasGloryPathisactive,omenswillheraldandforetellthearrivaloftheSidereal.

DarkWordsLendWings
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Ride5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onehour
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofIronHeart,HeavyasaMountain,HopeRidesAlone,
TheRoadGoesOn,orScentofHollyhockandLythrum
Gossiphaswingsallit'sown,andrumorcanflyfasterthananarrow.TheSiderealincreases
hertravellingspeedwhenbearingamessagethatresonateswiththeheartofthesenderorthe
intendedrecipientshetravelsanumberofrangebandsperturnequaltothecombinedrankof
theintimaciesthemessagecarriesforboththesenderandtheintendedrecipient.Ifsheis
mounted,sheincreasesthenumberofrangebandstravelledperturnbyhermount'sspeed
bonus.
IftheSiderealisforcedtostoptravellingduetoconflictorinjury,theeffectofDarkWordsLend
Wingsendsuntiltheyresumetravelwithoutsuchdistractionsagain.Theeffectisalways
suspendediftheSiderealJoinsBattle.
Despitethename,DarkWordsLendWingscanbeusedtotransportmessagesofgoodnews
andgreatjoyaseasilyasilltidingsinthisAgeofSorrows,however,suchopportunitiesare
fewerandfartherbetween.

SuperiorEntreatingMemorialStyle
Cost:
7mor7m,1wp
Mins:
Ride4,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Writtenonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofIronHeart,HeavyasaMountain,HopeRidesAlone,
TheRoadGoesOn,orScentofHollyhockandLythrum
Sometimes,themessagemustbedeliveredandtheMessengerwillbeunabletodoso.
PerhapstheyhavebeencapturedandthrownintodurancevileofaDemonPrinces.Byusing
SuperiorEntreatingMemorialStyle,theSiderealmaysendasinglewrittenmessagetoanother
Siderealsheknows.Therecipientwillfindthemessagehidden,securebutsecretlyontheir

person(orintheirpersonaleffects,iftheyareunclothedatthetimesheusesthecharm).
Alternatively,theSiderealmayspendatemporaryWillpowerpointwheninvoking
SuperiorEntreatingMemorialStyletosendthelettertoanyonesheknows,notonlyanother
Sidereal.

HeraldoftheHeavens
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Ride5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofIronHeart,HeavyasaMountain,HopeRidesAlone,
TheRoadGoesOn,orScentofHollyhockandLythrum
AllwhoheartheMessengerknowshespeaksthetruth.WhensheusesHeraldoftheHeavens,
theSidereal'sanimarisestobonfire,andtheygaintheeffectofAMessageForAll.
Additionally,allwhohearthemknowthattheMaidensofDestinyvouchforthetruthofher
wordstheymaydespisetheSiderealforspeakingthetruth,buttheycannothonestlydenyit.
Forthedurationofthescene,iftheSiderealknowinglyspeaksanyfalsehoods,sheistreatedas
havingviolatedanEclipseCasteOath,astheIncarnatakeadimviewoftheirgoodnamebeing
besmirched.Sheisinstinctivelyawareoftheboundary,andwillneverunintentionallycrossit.
Shecan,however,deceivewithhalftruths,implicationsorbyomissionshecansaythingsthat
arefalseifshebelievesthemtobetrueshecanleadheraudiencetofalseconclusionswitha
trailoftruths.Shecannotsafelyandknowinglyspeakalie.

RidingtheDragon
Cost:
20m,1wp
Mins:
Ride5,Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
OnedayorFivedays
PrerequisiteCharms:
AtleastthreeofGloryPath,FateSharingSacrifice,SuperiorEntreating
MemorialStyle,DarkWordsLendWings,orHeraldoftheHeavens
Sometimes,sacrificesmustbemadethatthemessageisdelivered.ToinvokeRidingthe
Dragon,theSiderealmustfeedaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheDesirableMaiden
toamortalwhohaseitheraMajororDefiningpositiveintimacytowardsher.Themortalneed
notbewillingorawareoftheconsequencesofconsumingtheprayerstrip,buttheymustbe
awarethattheyaredoingsotheprayerstripcannotbehiddeninsomeotherfoodordrink.
Oncedone,overthenextfiveminutes,themortalfallstotheground,screamingandwrithingin
agonyastheirbodyandsoulareconsumedtogivebirthtoalesserelementaldragon.Ifthe
mortalboreamajorintimacytowardstheSidereal,thetransformationlastsfortwentyfivehours
else,itlastsforthenextfivedays.ThedragonwillbeartheSiderealandhercompanionsto
anywhereshedesires,andserveswithanunbreakableprincipleofloyalty.Hecanevenbear
theSiderealtothegatesofHellorthroughthemadnessoftheWyldsafeandunhindered.If
sheisattacked,thedragonwillstrivetodefendhertothebestofhisabilities,andindesperate

times,theSiderealmayevenuseRidingtheDragontocreateanunimaginablypowerful
weapontounleashagainstherenemies.
Whenthecharmends,ifthemortaloriginallyheldamajorintimacytowardstheSidereal,the
dragonperishescrumblingtoashanddustoverfiveminutes.Ifinsteadthemortalhelda
definingintimacytowardstheSidereal,thedragonroarsinpainandconfusionashisbodywilts
andmeltsbackintoit'soriginalform.Unfortunately,themindoftheindividualiscompletely
blastedbytheeffectofthetransformation,leavingthemlittlebetterthanavegetable.

SAIL:THECAPTAIN
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENATSEA
Once,therewasamaiden
whosetsailwithacaptainshedidnotknow.
ShenoticedtheshipwascrushingthewavesandtoldtheCaptaintosteertheshiphigherso
thatitcouldbeabovethem.Butnottoohigh,shesaid.Idhatetocrushtheclouds.
Theseacameoverthesideasacreaturewithteeth.
So,shesetitonfire,untilonlytheteethwereleft.Itwasntexpectingthattohappen.
AfaceinthedepthsglaredattheCaptain.Themaidengotangry.
Shebrokethefaceandbrokethedepthsandbrokethesea,leavingonlythewhitecapsofthe
waves.Whydidyoudothat?askedtheface.
Rarelyistravelpeaceful,themaidensaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheCaptain
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Sail1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealbetterembodiesthedestinyshegains
eitherCommand3asanofficerinamilitaryinCreation,orBacking3withinanorganizationin
Creation.Whensheisnotbearingthisdestiny,hertroopsordepartmentdisperseamongstthe
remainderofthearmyororganization.

AllKnowingPater
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Sail2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThefirstCaptainknownisthatoftheterribleauthorityoftheeldermembersofthefamily,and
mostterribleofallthewrathomnipotentparents.Whentakinganysocialactionsupplemented

byAllKnowingPater,theactionistreatedasbeingenhancedbyanintimacyofloyaltyorfear
thetargetholdstowardstheirfamily,evenifsuchanintimacywouldnotnormallybeapplicable.

VoiceofIron
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Sail3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheCaptain'scommandsareiron,andmenjumptoobeythemwithoutthought.Whenthe
SiderealissuesanorderwithVoiceofIron,theymakea(Charisma+Sail)rollagainsta
difficultyoftheirtarget'sResolveifsuccessful,hewillimmediatelyseektoobeytheordertothe
bestoftheirability.Resistingtheorderrequiresenteringadecisionpointbackedbyatleasta
minorintimacy.Duringcombat,VoiceofIronmayberesistedbyspending1temporarypointof
willpowerwithoutenteringadecisionpoint.Resistingunacceptableordersdoesnotrequire
spendingwillpower.
Anycreaturewhichsuffersaggravateddamagefromironmustspend2temporarypointsof
willpowertoresistcommandsissuedwithVoiceofIron,ratherthan1.

LoyaltySnappingShout
Cost:
3m,3i
Mins:
Sail3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
WithouttheCaptain'sblessing,anarmyislittlebetterthanapanicked,heavilyarmedmob.
WhentheSiderealsupplementsanattackmadeagainstabattlegroupwithLoyaltySnapping
Shout,iftheattackdealsoneormorelevelsofMagnitudedamage,thebattlegroupmust
immediatelytestforrout.IfthebattlegrouplostapointofSizeduetotheMagnitudelost,the
routcheckisat+(greaterof2orEssence)difficulty.

AttitudeofTyrants
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Sail3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
NoonequestionstheCaptain'spresencetheyendureandpraytonotcatchherbalefulgaze.
Fortheremainderofthescene,theSiderealmaytreatanyonewhomtheycouldoutrankina
formalorganizationasifshedidoutrankthemtreatthisasaMinorintimacy.Ifsheisseen
showingdoubtorweakness,takingordersfromanyone,orattemptstousethisIntimacyagainst
someonewhoknowstheSiderealcannotoutrankthem(forexample,theDespotofGemora

legionfieldcommander),thecharmendsimmediately.

ScentofSaltandFir
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Sail3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Authoritycannothideitself,andtheSiderealisfamiliarwiththetangofleadershipbothformally
andpractically.Theycantellwho,withinMediumrange,hasapositionofauthority,aswellas
whoispracticallyincharge.

SpareNotTheInnocent
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Sail5,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheCaptainensuresthatorderismaintainedanddisobedienceispunished,asdisobedient
subordinatesthreatenthewealofthewhole.Whenaleaderpubliclyannouncessomeruleor
expectedbehaviorforanorganization,theSiderealmayinvokeSpareNotTheInnocenttobring
Heaven'sscrutinyuponviolatorsofsuchrules.Aslongassheleavesthemotescommitted,
wheneveranyoneintheorganizationviolatesthestatedrule,theyandeveryoneelseof
comparablerankandbackingwithintheorganizationsuffersabriefbutintensejoltofpain,
whichcoststhem1temporarypointofwillpower.TheSiderealmayempowernomorethanone
strictureinthisfashionatatime.
SolongasshemaintainsSpareNotTheInnocent,omenspromiseonlypaintothosewho
wouldviolatetheruleinquestion.

BoundinPaperChains
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Sail3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ManyaCaptainhas,unrivaledonshiporuponthefield,diedfromathousandpapercutsofthe
reportstheyreadandwriteafterthebattleisfought.TheSiderealnamesaparticulartaskan
organizationisundertakinguntiltheyreleasethemotesfromBoundinPaperChains,thetask
becomessomethingwhichcannotbecompleted.Reportswillbelost,prioritiesreshuffled,and
officialsdistracted.Noprogressisnecessarilylost,butuntilthemagicends,noprogressis
madeeither.BoundinPaperChainsmaybeusedspeculativelyforexample'Theauditofmy
behaviorbytheCensorJorumgander'maybegroundtoahalt,whetherornotsuchanauditis

underwaybuttheSiderealhasnoindicationifBoundinPaperChainsishavinganeffectinthis
case.TheSiderealmaybindnomorethanonetaskinthisfashion.Useofthischarmto
impedetheactionsofHeavenisahighcrime,butcanoftenbedifficulttodistinguishfromthe
normallassitudeoflazydivinities.
Whilethischarmismaintained,thestarsofthisprojectfreeze,andomenswillpredictneither
successnorfailurenomatterhowmuchtimeispassed.

ShoutingatClouds
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Sail3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onehour
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
IrritantssuchasstormsorblizzardsdonotbothertheSiderealandshouldtheythreaten,abrief
shoutattheskyremindstheweatherofit'splace.ForthenexthourafterShoutingatClouds,
theweatheraroundherclearsouttoLongrange,centeredontheSidereal.Althoughstorms
mayrangewithinsight,forherthereissmoothsailingandeasywalking.Theterrainisalso
treatedasthoughtheweatherhasbeenfairforweeksdirtpathsturnedtomuddryinthe
Sidereal'spresence.Thisdoesnotrestorechangestothelandscapeduetotheweathera
bridgewashedoutorfallenlandslidewillremainevenunderthisaegis.
TheSiderealmayrenewShoutingatCloudsattheendofeachhourifshedoes,omitthe
willpowercost.

MasterandCommander
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Sail4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
VoiceofIronorAllKnowingPater
ThepresenceoftheCaptaininspiresbothloyalfearandterrifiedawe.TheSiderealdonsthe
mantleoftheMasterandCommanderandtransformsherselfintoaniconofterribleglory.For
theremainderofthescene,shemaydrawontheirownpresenceasaMajorIntimacyofloyalty
againstanyonewhofeelsthemselvesbeholdentoher,andaMajorIntimacyoffearagainst
anyonewhoopposesher.AnythreateningactionstakenagainsttheSidereal,aswellasany
opposedjoinbattlesrolledwhichshedoesnotinitiate,reroll7suntilno7sappearduetothis
preternaturalterror.

CommandofChains
Cost:
1mor3m,1wp
Mins:
Sail4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant

PrerequisiteCharms:
LoyaltySnappingShoutorBoundinPaperChains
TheCaptainisthemasterofbindings,andallropesandchainsowetheirallegiancetoher.The
SiderealmayuseCommandofChainstomomentarilybringaropeorchaintolife,strikingatan
enemyorslinkinglikeasnakeasordered,outtoShortrangefromher.Silkandhempropes
usedtoattackaretreatedaslightmeleeweaponswiththeBashing,Disarming,Flexible,
Grappling,andReachtags,whilecommonchainsaretreatedasmediummeleeweaponswith
theBashing,Disarming,Flexible,Grappling,Reach,andSmashingtags.Especiallyheavy
chains,suchasaship'sanchorchain,maybetreatedasheavymeleeweaponswiththe
Bashing,SmashingandImprovisedtags.AttacksmadewithCommandofChainsaremade
withtheSidereal's(Manipulation+Sail)toattack,anduseher(Charisma)inplaceofher
Strengthforcalculatingwitheringdamage.
TheSiderealmayalsouseCommandofChainstoordernonmagicalfasteningswhichbindher
tofallaway,toorderwhipstorefusetostrikeher,ortopolitelyaskthatthechandeliercordcarry
heruptothebalconythisconvertsanythedicefromanystuntusingtheanimateropeorchain
foranoncombatactionintosuccesses.
AtEssence3,shemayuseCommandofChainstoanimatearopeorchainfortheremainderof
thesceneatacostof3motesand1pointoftemporarywillpower.

SaltIntoAshSleight
Cost:
7m,1a
Mins:
Sail4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofSaltandFirorShoutingatClouds
TheSidereal'spresencesanctionsajourney,andneithergodnordevilmayinterfere.Shemay
castafragmentofheranimaintothedestinyofaspiritorelemental,remindingitofpressing
businessithaselsewhere.Treatthisasapersuadeactionusing(Charisma+Sail)forthespirit
todepartandnotreturn,supportedbyaDefiningintimacy.

IronDrillExercise
Cost:
10m(1wp)
Mins:
Sail5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
AttitudeofTyrantsorSpareNotTheInnocent
ThecrewofashiporsoldiersonthefieldmustbeasabladeinthehandsoftheCaptain
perfectlybalancedandresponsivetotheleastcommand.TheSiderealmayuseIronDrill
ExercisetoimprovethequalityofabattlegroupofSizenogreaterthan(Essence)inoneweek,
agroupofPoorDrillisraisedtoAverage,whileinonemonth,agroupofAverageDrillisraised
toElite.UnitswhichgainaveragedrillasaresultofIronDrillExercisealsogainthetraitsof
battlereadysoldiers,whilethosewhoareraisedtoElitegaintheattributesofelitesoldiers.
IftheSiderealspendsapointoftemporarywillpowerwhenactivatingIronDrillExercise,the

trainedunitalsogainsaSailingratingequaltotheirbestcombatability,lessanybonusesfrom
theaccuracyoftheirweapons.

MirrorShatteringMethod
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Sail5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
Fivedays
PrerequisiteCharms:
MasterandCommander,CommandofChains,IronDrillExercise,Salt
IntoAshSleight
AllpathsareopentotheSiderealandthosewhofollowher.Shemayenchantagroupsheis
travellingwith,ofSizenogreaterthan(Essence)takingoutaprayerstripmarkedwiththe
ScriptureoftheMaidenatSea,shewhispersaprayertotheMaidenofJourneys.Theprayer
striplightsuplikealantern,andCreationfallsawayfromtheSiderealandhercompanions,
leavingtheminasofterplaceofwhiteliliesandfreshair.Travelthroughthisplaceisbothsafe
andeasy.Ifoverland,theymaytraveluptofivehundredmilesoverthecourseoffivedays.If
theyaresailing,theymayinsteadcoverupto2500milesoverfivedays.Nomattertheultimate
destination,thejourneyalwaystakesexactlyfivedaysfromthetimeMirrorShatteringMethodis
invoked.
AtEssence4,theSiderealmayalsouseMirrorShatteringMethodtobringashiptostranger
shores,sailingtothequicksilverportsofHeaven,theburningandterribleharborsofHell,the
brokenandforgottenquaysoftheUnderworld,oreventhefewknownandfixedlandingsinthe
Wyld.
UseofMirrorShatteringMethodmorethanonceayearcanbedangerous,asitwillbeginto
tangletheweaveoffate.ForeachtimesincethepreviousCalibrationthattheSiderealhas
usedMirrorShatteringMethod,sherollsadieandgainsParadoxequaltothesuccessesrolled.

SOCIALIZE:THELOVERS
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEWHORE
Once,therewasamaiden
andthingsdidntgosowellforher.
Itwasjustthewayoftheworld,youknow?
Shehadtogiveuppowertogetit,andshedidntgetmuch.
Somepeoplehatedherforgettinganypoweratall.
Sheneededaprotector,soshegaveherselftoamannamedNecessity.
Loveishard,shesaid.

ResplendentDestinyoftheLover
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Socialize1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent

Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealmorecompletelyembodiesthedestinyshe
mayattempttoseducesomeonewithoutspeakingtothem.
RedRuleReminder
Thesafetyandcomfortoftheplayersisalwaysparamount.Nocharacter
maybeseducedintoactswhichmaketheirplayerfeeluncomfortable.Communicate,respect
boundaries,andrememberthisisjustagame!

YouAndYoursStance
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Socialize2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheLoveristhegripofNeedwhomnonecandeny.TheSiderealcloaksherselfinthisNeed,
andinspiresanintensebutmomentarydesiretopleaseher.Incombat,thisallowstheSidereal
toaddherrelativeAppearancebonusoninstillandpersuadeattempts(Exaltedp.218)toher
Defense.Outofcombat,sheincreasesherAppearanceby(Essence)foronesocialaction
intendedtoseducesomeoneintosleepingwithher.
RedRuleReminder
Thesafetyandcomfortoftheplayersisalwaysparamount.Nocharacter
maybeseducedintoactswhichmaketheirplayerfeeluncomfortable.Communicate,respect
boundaries,andrememberthisisjustagame!

CelestialBlissTrick
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Socialize3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
YouandYoursStance
OncetheLoverisknown,allothersbecomepaleshadowsincomparison.Afterhavingsexwith
hertarget,theSiderealmayuseCelestialBlissTricktogainatemporaryDefiningTieoflustthat
lastsfor(Essence)weeks,andgains(Essence)noncharmautomaticsuccessestosocial
influenceactionstargetingherloverfortherestofthescene.
RedRuleReminder
Thesafetyandcomfortoftheplayersisalwaysparamount.Nocharacter
maybeseducedintoactswhichmaketheirplayerfeeluncomfortable.Communicate,respect
boundaries,andrememberthisisjustagame!

CoffleDriverProfit
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Socialize3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThosethatsaylifeisbeyondvaluehaveneverbeentothefleshmarketsofNexus,orheardthe
madamhawkingherwares.ByusingCoffleDriverProfit,theSiderealknowshowmuch
someonewouldbeworthifsoldasaslaveinaspecificmarket.Inplaceswheresellingthe
individualisillegal,shelearnsthis,aswellaswhathisblackmarketpricewouldbe.

UnmaskingGlance
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Socialize3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
EverywearsmaskstohidetheirtrueuglinesstheSiderealknowshowtoseebeneaththemask
andstareinhorrifiedaweatwhattheyfind.UnmaskingGlanceisaReadIntentionsaction
which,ifsuccessful,revealswhathertargetismostashamedofatthemoment.

HandsomeBoyEyes
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Socialize3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheeyesofVenuscanleadevenastalwartheartintoshamethatcannotbeescaped.
HandsomeBoyEyessupplementstheSidereal'sattemptstoinspireorpersuadesomeone
towardssomethingwhichwouldbepersonallyshamefultohim,whichhishomeoradopted
societywouldfindshameful,orwhichthedominantsocietyofthecurrentrealmofexistence(in
caseofCreation,theScarletEmpire)wouldconsidershameful.Foreachoftheseconditions
met,increasetheWillpowercosttoresisttheinfluenceby1.

ParamoursRequest
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Socialize4,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
YouandYoursStance
OncetheLoverisknown,theirwhimsbecomelawsthatcannotbedenied.Inthesamescene
astheSiderealhashadsexwithhertarget,shemayuseParamour'sRequesttoenhancean
instillorpersuadeattempt.Herattemptismadeasifanintimacyofthetargetwasonerank
greaterthanitactuallyisiftheintimacyisalreadydefining,thenhervictimcannotentera
decisionpointiftheinfluenceissuccessful.Ifhertargethasnovalidintimaciesforthe
influence,shemaytreatthemasthoughtheyhadavalidminorintimacy.

AtEssence2,theSiderealmaypurchaseParamour'sRequestasecondtime.Iftheyhave,her
targetwillnotremembersuccessfulusesofParamour'sRequest.
RedRuleReminder
Thesafetyandcomfortoftheplayersisalwaysparamount.Nocharacter
maybeseducedintoactswhichmaketheirplayerfeeluncomfortable.Communicate,respect
boundaries,andrememberthisisjustagame!

AdopttheCollar
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Socialize4,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Untildawn
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Caringaboutthingsleavesyouvulnerable,butabrokenLovercaresfornothingsometimes,
theSiderealmustbreakherselftokeepherselfsafe.AdopttheCollarmaybeusedinresponse
toanysocialinfluencewhichaffectstheSiderealuponusingit,allofherintimaciesarecleanly
excisedfortheremainderoftheday.Untilthenextdawn,shefeelsnospecialattachment
towardsanything.Duringthistime,shegainsa+2noncharmbonustoherResolveandGuile,
butsuffersa3penaltyonanyactionshetakesrootedinCharismaorManipulation.
Owingtothetransientnatureofthemagic,aSiderealundertheinfluenceofAdopttheCollaris
explicitlynotvulnerabletoeffectswhichmayonlytargetindividualswithoutintimaciessuchas
StringsonBrokenPuppets.

LeadandLeashStyle
Cost:

Mins:
Socialize5,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Aleashbindstwopeopletogetherbutoneleadsandonefollows.TheSidereallearnstotake
holdoftheleash,usingotherswithoutregardforthem.Whenshetakesapersuadeaction
towardssomeonewhohasapositiveintimacytowardsherandwhomshedoesnothavean
intimacytowards,shemaytreatanyintimacytheyhaveasbeingonerankgreaterthanitis.

CashandMurderGames
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Socialize5,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
HandsomeBoyEyes,AdopttheCollar
Alwaysthereisthemaster,andalwaysthereistheslave.Fromtheearliestmomentsof
Creation,thishasbeentrue,anditwillbetrueuntilCreationpassesaway.Whensheuses
CashandMurderGames,theSiderealestablishesanunequalrelationshipbetweentwo

individualsonethedomitor,andonethesubmissive.Thesetwopeoplegainamagically
unchangeableMajorintimacytowardstheirroleintherelationship.TheSiderealmayinclude
herselfaseitherthedomitororthesubmissive.CashandMurderGamespersistsaslongas
theSiderealkeepsthemotescommittedandbothoftheenchantedindividualslivetheintimacy
vanishesoncethecharmisendedalthoughoneorbothrecipientsmay,attheirplayers
options,retainsomeformofit.
WhileCashandMurderGamesisactive,horoscopesandomenswilldeclaretherightnessof
theimbalancedrelationship.

BreakingtheWildMortal
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Socialize3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thechainsofdesirearestrongerthanironironrustsintime,butneedonlygrowsmoreacute.
BreakingtheWildMortalmaybeusedtosupplementanyinstill,inspireorpersuadeaction
againstasingleindividual.Thewillpowercostforhimtoresisttheinfluenceisincreasedbythe
greatestrankofanyintimaciesrelevanttotheaction.

BerylMark
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Socialize3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
CriminalsareoftenbrandedsotheycannothidefromtheirdisgracebyplacingtheBerylMark
uponsomeone,theSiderealensuresthateveryoneknowsofhissecretshame.Placingthe
BerylMarkonavictimrequirestouchingthemoutsideofcombat,thisisusuallytriviallydone,
whileduringcombat,itrequiresagambitwithadifficultyof2.Onceplaced,anduntilthe
Siderealreleasesit,anyonewhosuccessfullyReadsIntentionsorProfilesCharacteragainstthe
victimlearnsofasecretshameheattemptstohide,oftheSidereal'sdesignandselection.The
victimgivesthisimpressionregardlessofevidence,pastreputation,orintent.
WhileBerylMarkisactive,omenswilldecrythevictim'sguilt.

ShuntheSmilingLady
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Socialize3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
IntherecordsofHeavencanbefoundeverylove,regardlessofhowgrandormean.The

Siderealmaystrikeanamefromtherolloflovers,castingthevictimfromtheCeruleanLute.
TheSiderealnameshervictimandburnssometokenofthemineffigywhileshekeepsthe
motescommitted,noonemaydrawonanytieofloveorlusttowardshim.
WhileShuntheSmilingLadyisactive,thevictimisclearlycursedbyVenus,theirstaraloneand
lonely.

FlameandHoneySorrow
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Socialize4,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
YouandYoursStance
OncetheLoverisknown,allshamesarelaidbare,andmanysecretsarespokenina
paramour'sbedthatwouldhavebestbeenkept.InthesamesceneastheSiderealhashad
sexwithhertarget,shemayuseFlameandHoneySorrowtosupplementapersuadeactionin
theformofaquestion,rollingher(Appearance+Socialize)againstthetarget'sResolve.
Successmeansthatthevictimmustanswerthequestiontruthfullyandtothefullestextentofhis
knowledge.Foreachthresholdsuccess,theSiderealmayaskanotherquestion,whichis
likewiseanswered.
ThevictimmaypayoneWillpowertoresistansweringasinglequestion,butthisconveysno
resistancetosubsequentquestions,oreventhesamequestionaskedagain.
AtEssence3,theSiderealmaypurchaseFlameandHoneySorrowasecondtime.Ifthey
have,hertargetwillnotrememberanyquestionstowhichtheyanswer.Theywillremember
anyquestionstheyrefusetoanswer.
RedRuleReminder
Thesafetyandcomfortoftheplayersisalwaysparamount.Nocharacter
maybeseducedintoactswhichmaketheirplayerfeeluncomfortable.Communicate,respect
boundaries,andrememberthisisjustagame!

HotEyedSnakeWhispering
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Socialize4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BerylMark
Withnothingmorethanasmolderinglook,theSiderealcanravagesomeone'sreputation.
HotEyedSnakeWhisperingpoisonshervictim'ssocialstandingandreputationtreatthisas
beingexposedtoasocialpoison,resistedwith(Manipulation+Socialize),anintervalof1day
andadurationof(Essence)days.IftheSiderealisknowntobesleepingwithhervictim,the
durationisinstead(Essence+Socialize)days.
Foreachdaythevictimispoisoned,theyincreasethetargetnumberofallsocialactionshe
takesby1.Ifhebotchesasocialactionduringthistime,itinsteadhastheoppositeofthe
intendedeffectiftheyweretryingtoinstillatieoffriendship,theygainanenemyiftheywished

topersuadeanallytowardsacourseofaction,itpushesthemaway.

LifeWithoutCompunction
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Socialize4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
HandsomeBoyEyes
Mistakesonlymatterifyoucaretoletthemshamelesslyownyourflawsandtheycanneverbe
turnedagainstyou,butmaybeturnedintogiftsforyourenemies.TheSiderealmayenhancea
socialactionshetakeswithLifeWithoutCompunctionafterrollingremoveallthe1sfromthe
roll.Foreach1removedinthisway,youmaysubtractasuccessorapointofResolveorGuile
fromanyothersocialactionyouwitnessfortherestofthescene.
IfyouuseLifeWithoutCompunctionasecondtimeinthesamescene,any1syoustillhave
waitingtodistributearelost.

StringsonBrokenPuppets
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Socialize5,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CoffleDriverProfitorLeadandLeashStyleorBreakingtheWildMortal
Thebestpuppetsarenotthosewithobviousstrings,asanyonemaythinktopullthemand
causeyourpuppettodanceinawaymostunexpected.Instead,findapuppetwithnostrings,
andlearntoplaythetunetotheirjig.TheSiderealmayuseStringsonBrokenPuppetsto
supplementpersuadeactionsagainsttargetswhoonlyhaveunintelligiblyabstruseintimacies,
ornointimaciesatall.Theygain(Essence)noncharmsuccessesonthepersuadeattempt,
andmaypersuadethetargettotakeevenlifechangingtasks.
StringsonBrokenPuppetsmayalwaysbeusedontheRavagedvictimsoftheFairFolk.

WhoreandVirginStance
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Socialize5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
BerylMark,UnmaskingGlance
TheSiderealwrapsherselfinShame,andalldecentpeoplewillglanceaside,refusingto
acknowledgeherpresence.SheaddsherAppearancebonusforinstillandpersuadeattempts
asbonusnoncharmdiceonanyrolltogounnoticedfortheremainderofthescene.
WhoreandVirginStanceonlyinfluencesindividualscapableoffeelingshameithasproven
remarkablyineffectiveinattemptingtoinfiltratethemoredepravedreachesofHellorthecourts
ofsomemembersofHouseCynis.

IftheSiderealisintheDestinyoftheLoverwhenusingWhoreandVirginStance,itaddsbonus
noncharmsuccessesinsteadofdice.

WantingandFearingPrayer
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Socialize5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,PrayerStrip
Duration:
Fivedays
PrerequisiteCharms:
StringsonBrokenPuppets,WhoreandVirginStance,CashandMurder
Games,andatleastoneofFlameandHoneySorrow,Paramour'sRequestorCelestialBliss
Trick
TheSiderealinscribesaprayerstripwiththeScriptureoftheWhore,anddissolvesitintoan
alcoholicdrink.Whenhervictimdrinksfromtheenchantedglass,sherolls(Manipulation+
Socialize)againsthervictim'sResolve.Ifsheissuccessful,forthenextfivedaysandfive
nights,hervictimbecomesdrivenbyhisbasestneeds,desiresandfears.Hemanynotdrawon
anyPrinciplesorhigherorderethicsormoralityduringthistime,andisconsideredtohavea
DefiningPrincipleof'SatisfymyBaseDesires'.

STEALTH:THEMASK
THESCRIPTUREOFABSENCE
Once,therewere
shadowsinthewindow.
footstepsatthegatesoflife.
whisperingatthedoor:
ShouldIliveordie?AmIlivingordead?
Toknowtheworldistochooseit,saystheVoid.

OneThousandFacesandOne
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Stealth2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheMaskrevealsonlyandexactlywhatitwishestoreveal.WhentheSiderealsuccessfully
appliestheirGuileagainstanattemptbyanothertoreadintentions,theymayuseOne
ThousandFacesandOnetogivetheimpressionthereadintentionswassuccessful,and
specifytheresultprovided.

SoftPresencePractice
Cost:
3mor7m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth3,Essence1

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thegreattrickisnotrick.Thegreatsecretisnosecret.Donotstepsilently,fortherearethose
whowillhearsilenceunbroken.TheSidereallearnstoinsteadstepsoftasfallingsnow,andto
drawnomoreattentionthanadriftingwind.Unlessshemakesanovertdisplayofviolenceor
power,orotherwiseactivelyseekstodrawtheattentionofthecrowd,theSiderealwillgo
unnoticedandunremarkedupon.SoftPresencePracticedoesnotworkagainstindividualswho
areactivelystoppingeveryonepassingthroughanarea,thosewhohaveherpresencedirectly
pointedout,orthosewhohaveaMajororDefiningIntimacywhomtheSidereal'spresence
threatens.
AtEssence2,theSiderealmaypurchaseSoftPresencePracticeasecondtime.Ifshedoes,
shemayuseSoftPresencePracticetoattempttomakeaStealthattemptevenifthereisno
coveravailableshevanishesintothebackgroundoftheworld.
AtEssence3,shetheSiderealmaypurchaseSoftPresencePracticeathirdandfinaltime.
Whensheactivatesthecharm,shemaypaysevenmotesandapointofwillpowerinsteadof
threemotesifshedoes,theeffectofSoftPresencePracticeisenhancedovertdisplaysof
powerwillnolongerrevealtheSidereal'spresence,althoughviolenceorthedisplayofher
animastillwill.Additionally,evenwiththeaidofmagicorappropriatecircumstancesor
intimacies,anyonewhowouldseetheSiderealmustspendapointofWillpowerbeforeeven
attemptingtonoticeher.Thosewhodonotpaythiswillpowerhavetheireffortsautomatically
fail.

ScentofWhiteCherries
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Stealth3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealknowsthesmellofliarswell.Fortheremainderofthescene,sheknowsifany
intentionalfalsehoodsarespokenouttoMediumrange.ScentofWhiteCherriesdoesnot
revealhalftruths,liesofomission,deceptivephrasing,orbadinformationofferedingoodfaith
onlydeliberatefalsehoodsarethusrevealed.Shealsodoesnotintuitiveknowwhattheliewas,
howeveryoudoesincreasethetargetnumberofanyonewhoattemptstolietoherby1,and
reducestheGuileofanyoneshespeakswithby2.

ScentofPolygonatumandCobaea
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Stealth3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene

PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Secretscanfesterandrottheheartthatholdsthem,andtheSidereallearnstocatchthat
specialscent.ScentofPolygonatumandCobaeaprovidestheSiderealasixthsenseifanyone
outtoMediumrangeisactivelyconcealingasecret,orifthereissomethinghiddenwithinthe
scene.Thisdoesnotinformherofthenatureofthesecret,butprovideshercauseto
investigatefurther.

FalseWordsRingsTrue
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Stealth3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
OneThousandFacesandOne
Liescantellasmuchasthetruth,andweoftenrevealagreatdealaboutourselvesbythe
Masksweopttowear.TheSidereallearnstohideplaintruthunderaveilofmeaninglesslies
shemaydisguiseherconversationwithupto(Stealth)othersunderaveilofobfuscatorylies
anyoneeavesdroppingwillhearafalseconversationoftheSidereal'sdesign,ormeaningless
chatterifsheisindifferenttowhatisoverheard.

MethodologyofSecrets
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Stealth4,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
PrerequisiteCharms:
FalseWordsRingsTrue
MethodologyofSecretsenhancesaReadIntentionsroll,allowingtheSiderealtodiscoverwhat
secretshertargetisconcealing.Themoresuccessessheachievesoverhertarget'sGuile,the
moredeadlyasecretsheiscapableoflearningatjustmatchinghisGuile,shelearnsonlyof
littlewhiteliesorminorbrokenpromisesatthreesuccesses,shelearnsofmoderatecrimesor
seriousfailingssecretsthatcouldleadtosocialapprobationbutwouldbeunlikelytoresultin
corporalorpermanentpunishments.Atfiveormoresuccesses,shelearnsofeventhemost
deadlyofthetarget'ssecrets.
TheSiderealmayonlyuseMethodologyofSecretsuponagiventargetonceperscene.

TheNatureofLoyalty
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Stealth4,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
OneThousandFacesandOne
IttakesanunusualspirittobewillingtodiesothatanothercanlivetheSidereallearnsto
discernthemotivationsofsuchindividualsataglance.WhensomeonetheSiderealsees

interceptsanattackbyuseofDefendOther,shemayuseTheNatureofLoyaltytounderstand
themotivationoftheprotectorastheprotectorunderstandsitishemotivatedbypersonal
loyalty,professionalism,monetarygain,sorcerousbinding,orsomethingelseentirely.Ifthe
protectorisunderaneffectcompellingthemtodefendtheirwardbutunawaresofit,TheNature
ofLoyaltywillnotrevealthisonlytheprotector'sownrationalizations.

SiderealShellGames
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth5,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SoftPresencePractice
SometimestheonlywaytorevealthetruthbeneaththeMaskisbyensuringitwillslipatjustthe
rightmoment.ByusingSiderealShellGames,theSiderealmayplaceanobject,nolargerthan
shecouldholdinonehand,uponanotherindividualorinsidealockedcontainerwithin
(Essence)yardssuchasplantingavialofpoisoninanoble'spurse,orakiller'sbloodstained
bladeinasoldier'slocker.NonmagicalperceptionswillneversufficetocatchtheSidereal
whensheusesthischarm,andshemaycontestmagicaleffortstodosowitha(Wits+Larceny)
roll.

WhispersofBoneandIvory
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SoftPresencePractice
Unseenbutnotunheard,theSiderealmaywhisperintotheearsofalliesandenemiesalike,
speakingherthoughtsashisown.WhispersofBoneandIvoryenhanceareadintentions,
inspire,instillorpersuadeactiontheSiderealtakesagainstsomeone,allowinghertomakethe
attemptwithoutbreakingherStealth.ThevictimsofsuchsubtleinfluencetreattheirGuileand
Resolveasbeing2lowerthannormal,andperceivetheideasascomingfromtheirownminds.
WhispersofBoneandIvorymayonlybeusedtoattempttoinfluenceanindividualonceper
scene.

PowerIsKnowledge
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth4,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
MethodologyofSecrets
Secretsareakindofcurrencyamongstthepowerful,andtherightsecretinthewrongearcan
bringamightydynastytoit'sknees.Wiseconspiratorstakepainstoensurethattheirsecrets

cannotbeuncoveredbutthefearthattheircrimesmaycometolightissomethingtheycan
neverfullyescape.PowerisKnowledgesupplementsaThreatenorBargainaction,causingthe
Sidereal'svictimtobelievethatsheisinpossessionofsomedefinitiveevidenceofthemost
dangeroussecretthetargetholds.TheSiderealdoesnotknowwhatthissecretis,orhowthe
targetwillrespondtothisintimationdependingonthetargetandthesecret,theresponsemay
beanywherefromaresignedshrugtoimmediateacquiescence,followedbyaplotto
assassinatetheSidereal.

BlindingtheBoar
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
WhispersofBoneandIvory
TheSiderealtwiststheperceptionsofothers,selectingfateswhereshegoesunseen.Forthe
remainderofthescene,thetargetnumberofany(Perception+Awareness)rollopposingher
attemptsatStealthincreasesby1,andsheignores(Essence)penaltiesonStealthrolls.In
combat,enemieswithaninitiative5+lowerthantheSiderealsalsoincreasetheirtargetnumber
forattackingtheSiderealby1.

WhisperedPrayerOverheard
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofWhiteCherries,TheNatureofLoyalty
TheMaskclingstosacredplaces,andcarriesthepetitioner'sprayerstotheearsofdivinity.
TheSidereallearnstobreakthesealofthiscommunication,listeningtotheprayersofferedup
towardsvariousdivinities.
WhensheactivatesWhisperedPrayersOverheard,theSiderealnamesaparticulargodor
elementalsolongasshethecharmisactive,shehearsaconstantlowsurasaoftheprayers
whisperedtothatdivinity.Especiallycommonorpowerfulprayersareeasilydistinguished,or
shemaytryandlistenforaparticularpetitioner'sprayerswitha(Perception+Awareness)
checkagainstadifficultyoftheGod'sCultrating.TheprayersoftheIncarnaearesacrosanct,
andmaynotbebroachedbyuseofWhisperedPrayersOverheard.SolongastheSidereal
maintainsthischarm,omenswillproclaimherahighpriestofthedivinityinquestion,regardless
ofherclaimsonewayoranother.
AtEssence3,theSiderealmayadditionallyuseWhisperedPrayersOverheardtospyupon
cultsveneratingdemonsanddevils.AtEssence4,shelearnstolistentoprayersdirectedat
mortals,Exaltsorghosts,evenwhenthenominalrecipientisdeaftothoseprayers.

MasqueoftheUncanny
Cost:
20m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
BlindingtheBoar
TheenemiesofCreationarenotcontenttowait,broodingandpatientintheirbrazenhallsand
sepulchralpalaces,andsotheSiderealissometimescalledtoinfiltratesuchlocations.By
donningMasqueoftheUncanny,theSiderealwillappeartoallnaturalandsupernaturalsenses
tobeademon,ghostorFairFolknoblesolongasshemaintainsMasqueoftheUncanny,
evenherhoroscopewilldim,andnewstarsforthedarkdisguiseappearintheskiesofHell,
withintheorrerythatlightstheUnderworld,orwithinthemadfictionsthatspreadovertheWyld.

DuckFate
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Stealth5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofPolygonatumandCobaea,SiderealShellGames
AllmannerofunpleasantnessseemstodogtheheelsoftheChosen,buttheSiderealis
especiallyadeptatavoidingtheworst.Inthesameinstantassomethingunpleasantisaboutto
occurwhichincludedtheSiderealsuchasanattack,adamningaccusation,oralover
attemptingtobreakuptheSiderealmayinvokeDuckFate.Sherollsher(Wits+Stealth)
againstadifficultyoftheEssenceofthehighestaggressiveparty.Ifsheissuccessful,she
describeshowtheaggressor'sattemptfails.Shecannothavetheattemptbeabortedorfailfor
nonsensicalreasons,butshecanallowformiraculousdodges,causemagistratestobe
unimpressedbyevidence,orhaveloversoffersomemeansofreconciling.
DuckFatecanonlybeusedonceaweek.

EverywhereandNowhere
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Stealth5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
Onehour
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofPolygonatumandCobaea,ScentofWhiteCherries,Masqueof
theUncanny,PowerIsKnowledge
TheMaskalllivingthingswearisthatofthefleshbytranscendingtheMask,theSidereal
learnstotranscendherfleshaswell.WrappingaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureof
Absencearoundastickofincenseandsettingitaflame,sheentersameditativetranceand
castsherspiritfromherbody.
Whilespiritwalking,sheistreatedasadematerializedspirit.Shecanwalkthroughwallsand

doorswithouteffort,caninteractwithotherdematerializedbeingsasiftheywerematerial,and
maystilldrawuponthefullextentofherpowers.Ifsheiskilledwhileundertheeffectsof
EverywhereandNowhere,herbodydiesaswell.Attheendofthehour,shemaycommitan
additionalfivemotestomaintainherspiritwalkingforanotherhourthesemotesalsobecome
committedandcannotbereleaseduntilthecharmends.EndingEverywhereandNowhere
requirestheSiderealreenterherbodyifherspiritandbodyareinthesamelocation,thisis
simpletodootherwise,shemustspendasceneinundisturbedmeditationtoreunitethetwo.
UnlesssomeeffectforcestheSiderealtobecomematerial,sheisincapableofmaterializingon
herown.Ifaneffectdoesforcehertobecomematerial,shedoessoatnocost.
IftheSidereal'sspiritisdestroyedoutsideofherbody,shewillperishimmediately.Ifherbody
isdestroyedwithoutendingtheeffectofthecharm,herspiritwillpersistaslongasshecan
continuetocommitmotestotheeffect,beforeittoowillpasson.

SURVIVAL:THESHIP'SWHEEL
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENENTOMBED
Oncetherewasamaiden...
wholivedinatombandthetombwasmadeinherimage.
Becauseshelivedinatomb,shebecameliketheDead.Shesleptanddreamed.
Andsometimesshewokeandwalkedwithintheconfinesofhertomb.
"Whydoyoumove"herownghostasked."Whywalkatall?"
"I'mnottrappedwhileyetIrun"saidshe.

ResplendentDestinyoftheShipsWheel
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Survival1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealgainstheabilitytospeakwithwildanimals
whileshewearsthisdestiny.
Wildanimals
Abeastiswildifitisofnomorethananimalintelligence,adifficultyof2or
greaterfortraining,andhasbeentaughtnolatentormagicalabilities(Exaltedp.554).Ifan
animalmeetsanyofthesecriteria,itisnolongerconsideredwild.Familiarsareneverwild
animals.

NeverGiveUp
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Survival2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onetick

PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThefirstlessonoftheSteersmanisthusnomatterhowpowerfultheblowsrainingdown,failure
isnotanoption.WhentheSiderealfacesanopponentwithapermanentEssencerating
greaterthanherown,orabattlegroupwithSizeandMightequaltoorgreaterthanher
permanentEssence,shemayspend1motetoignoreallpenaltiesfrominjury,fatigue,exposure
ordespairforonetick.
AtEssence2,shemayuseNeverGiveUponalliesouttoMediumrange.WhenusingNever
GiveUponothers,theSiderealconsidersherally'spermanentEssenceratherthanherown.

ANewApocalypse
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Survival3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NeverGiveUp
Today'shereticistomorrow'sprophet,andtoday'ssaviormaybetomorrow'santithesis.By
usingANewApocalypse,theSiderealmayaltertheprofessedbeliefsorpracticesofacultor
otherorganizedreligiousorganization.Thischarmenhancesaninstillorpersuadeaction
intendedtoalterareligiousorganization'sbeliefs,allowingtheSiderealtoignorethepenaltyfor
targetingcrowds,reducingtherankofanyopposedintimaciesbyoneandincreasingtherankof
anyalignedintimaciesbyone.
AtEssence3,theSiderealmaypurchaseANewApocalypseasecondtimeifshedoes,she
mayspend1pointoftemporarywillpowertoembeddedthemagicintoawrittenwork(Exalted
p.221)

ScentofConvolvulusandYellowTulip
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Survival3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NeverGiveUp
LovebelongstoVenus,butobsessionhasdrivenmanyawomantoattempttheimpossible,and
thesearetheSteersman'schildren.TheSiderealmayuseScentofConvolvulusandYellow
TuliptodeterminealltheDefiningintimacies,aswellasanyotherobsessions,thatanindividual
withinMediumrangehas.Doingsorequiresasuccessful(Perception+Investigation)check
againsthertarget'sGuile,butdoesnotrequiredirectlyinteractingwithhertarget.

PackSummoningHowl
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Survival4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene

PrerequisiteCharms:
NeverGiveUp
TheSiderealcallstothewildthings,andthewildthingsanswer.Lettingloosewithagreatcry,
theSiderealcallstonearbywildanimals,andtheywillcometoheraid.Theanimalswillbewell
disposedtowardsher,andacttodefendtheSidereal,buttheyarestillwildanimalstheywillnot
magicallydistinguishtheSidereal'sfriendsfromfoes,norwilltheyobeyanybutthesimplestof
commands.
Theanimalssummonedwilldependonthesurroundingsinthedepthsoftheeasternforests,
monkeysorlargecatsmaycomelockedinablackholdbeneathWuJinandtheSiderealmay
insteadfindherselfswarmedbyrats,orhaveasharkbatteraholeinthehull.
Wildanimals
Abeastiswildifitisofnomorethananimalintelligence,adifficultyof2or
greaterfortraining,andhasbeentaughtnolatentormagicalabilities(Exaltedp.554).Ifan
animalmeetsanyofthesecriteria,itisnolongerconsideredwild.Familiarsareneverwild
animals.

MarshalingInfiniteStrength
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Survival4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute,Design,Psyche
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
NeverGiveUp
TheSteersman'seffortsveerbetweendedicationandobsessionbyMarshalingInfinite
Strength,theSiderealcanselectwhichsidetofallon.WhensheactivatesMarshalingInfinite
Strength,theSiderealselectsanintimacy.AslongassheleavesthemotestoMarshaling
InfiniteStrengthcommitted,theintimacyistreatedasanunbreakabledefiningintimacy,
allowinghertoautomaticallyresistinfluencethatwouldimpelheragainsttheintimacyforfree.
Additionally,whensheundertakesanactionintheserviceoftheintimacy,sheconvertsany
diceaddedfromastuntintosuccesses.However,herGuileisreducedby3,andshesuffersa
penaltyof3onanyactionshetakeswhichdoesnotfurtherherobsession.Additionally,so
longasthecharmremainsineffect,theSidereal'shoroscopeclearlyproclaimsherdivine
madnesswiththetaskathand.
AtEssence2,theSiderealmaypurchaseMarshalingInfiniteStrengthasecondtime.Ifshe
does,shemayuseituponothers.Doingsorequiresasuccessful(Charisma+Presence)
actionagainsthertarget'sResolve,andmusttargetanintimacyhehas.Ifsheissuccessful,
thetargetgainstheeffectsofMarshalingInfiniteStrengthuntiltheSiderealreleasesthem.
Additionally,eachtimehetakesanactionwhichsuffersthe3penaltyfornotfurtheringthe
obsession,hemayspend1Willpowerafterhehasspentatotalof(Essence+Survival)
willpower,theeffectends.

SkySpiritDemand
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Survival5,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None

Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
PackSummoningHowlorPoeticSacrificeUtilization
SpiritsoftheairareclosetoMercury'sheart,astheyarerestlessandalwaystravelling.By
usingSkySpiritDemand,theSiderealenhancesapersuadeactionagainstagodorelemental
stronglyassociatedwiththeairshemaymakeaseriousrequestwithoutanappropriate
intimacy,oralifechangingrequestwithonlyaminorintimacy.Additionally,thespiritmust
spend(higherofEssenceor2)willpowerinordertoenteradecisionpointagainstthisrequest.
AtEssence2,theSiderealmayspend1willpowertouseSkySpiritDemandagainstanyspirit
ofCreation.AtEssence4,shemayuseSkySpiritDemandondemonsorspiritsoftheWyldas
well.

PoeticSacrificeUtilization
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Survival5,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Varies
PrerequisiteCharms:
MarshalingInfiniteStrengthorDebtSlaveWay
Solongasthejourneycontinues,nosacrificeneedbeinvain.Whensomeoneinagroupthe
Siderealistravellingwithpassesawayfromstarvation,thirst,disease,exposureorother
privation,theSiderealmayusePoeticSacrificeUtilizationtocapturetheirdeterminationand
easethegroup'ssufferingforashorttime.ShecanenchantagroupofwithSizenogreater
than(thehigherofEssenceor2).Thevictim'sdeathmusthavebeenslowandlingering
althoughitmayhavebeenarrangedbytheSidereal,itcannotbeusedifamemberofthegroup
fallsincombatortoanassassin'sknife.TheSiderealalwaysknowswhenavictim'sdeathmay
sobeconsecrated.
Ifthevictimwasoneoftherankandfileregularmembersofthegroup,thentheSiderealand
therestofthegroupmayforgotheneedtoeatordrinkforthenext(Essence)daysaftershe
usesPoeticSacrificeUtilization.Ifthevictimwastheleaderorahighlyrespectedindividual
withinthegroup,theblessinginsteadlastsfor(Essence)weeks.IfthevictimwasExalted,then
regardlessoftheirstandinginthegroup,theblessinglastsfor(Essence)months.Finally,ifthe
Siderealherselfispassingawayduetosuchlingeringcauseswhiletravellingwithagroup,she
mayusePoeticSacrificeUtilizationatthemomentofherdeathandinurethetravelersforthe
next(Essence)years.
Inanyevent,theeffectendsoncethetravelersreachtheirdestination.

DawnofaNewDay
Cost:

Mins:
Survival3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ANewApocalypseorSkySpiritDemand
TheSolarsshouldnothavetriumphedagainsttheenemiesoftheGodsandyet,theydid.

Oncecastintothedarkness,theyshouldneverhavebeenabletoreturnandyet,theyhave.
TheSteersmanholdseachSolarinherheart,andtheSiderealmayaskherwherethemost
recentLawgiverhasbeenchosen.UponusingDawnofaNewDay,theSidereallearnsthe
locationandtimeofthemostrecentSolarExaltationinCreation.ShecannotuseDawnofa
NewDaymorethanonceaday,norwillitrevealthelocationormomentofExaltationofSolars
whowerechosenduringCalibrationorduringasolareclipse.

DebtSlaveWay
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Survival4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ScentofConvolvulusandYellowTuliporDawnofaNewDay
ObsessionisnottheonlycauseforthegrimsetoftheSteersman'sjawsometimesshe
endurestopayadebtthatcanbepaidinnootherway.WithDebtSlaveWay,theSiderealmay
indebtotherstoher.Anytimesheperformsaserviceofatleastinconvenientdifficultyhaving
agreeduponreceivingnorewardbeforehand,shemayactivateDebtSlaveWaytoincrease
thedebtofanindividualwhomsheassisted.ShemayonlyuseDebtSlaveWayonceperact,
evenifitassistsmultiplepeople.
Onthebackofthevictim'swrist,apaleyellowdotappearsforeachfavorheowestheSidereal.
Foreachfavorheowes,shetreatshisResolveas1lower,toaminimumof0.Additionally,by
cashinginafavor,theSiderealmaytreatasocialactionasifitwerebackedbyadefining
influence.Onceusedinthisfashionthefavorisspent,eveniftheinfluencefailsorisotherwise
rebuffed.

WildernessCommandingPractice
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Survival5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design,PrayerStrip
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
DawnofaNewDay,SkySpiritDemand,PoeticSacrificeUtilization,
DebtSlaveWay
TheSiderealinscribesaprayerstripwiththeScriptureoftheMaidenEntombed,andcastsit
intotheskywhilestandingamidstwild,untamedlands.Thestripbeginstoglowgolden,and
thenlengthens,stretchingoutformilesasitslowlydescendsbacktoearth,markingthe
boundariesoftheSidereal'sclaim.Solongasshekeepsthecharmactiveandremainswithin
theboundariesofherclaim,theSiderealgainsthefollowingbenefits:
*Shemaydictatetheweatherintheregion,bothinwholeandinpart.Herdesiresarenot
boundbyreasonorsurroundingweatherpatternsadesertcanbecoveredintorrentialrainfall,
ahumidsoutheasternswampmayexperienceablizzard,orascorchingheatwavemay
encompassafrozentundra.TheweathermustbenaturalwithinsomeregionofCreation.
*Shemayturnthelandagainstsomeonereflexivelywhilethelandisturnedagainstthem,they

treatallterrainasdifficultandincreasethedifficultyofallsurvivalcheckswithintheareaby3.
*Sheautomaticallysucceedsatchecksshemakestotrackothersinherterritory,oranycheck
shemakestoconcealherowntracks.
*Sheaddsher(Essence)asnoncharmsuccessesonallSurvivalandAwarenessrollsmade
withinherterritory.
*Shecanslowlyshiftaroundthegeographiccharacteristicsoftheregion.Treatsuchworksas
Majorcraftingprojects.

Nopartoftheclaimedterritorycanbeoughtbutwildernessmanmadebuildingsorpathsmark
boundarieswherehermagictouchesnot.Otherthanthat,shemayclaimatotalof20square
milesofterritory.

THROWN:THEGULL
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENANDSHADOW
Once,therewasamaiden
whoseshadowfledfromher.Shechaseditoverfireandstone.
Shechasedhershadowtoamonstersmouth.Hershadowwentrightin.Itdidntknowhowto
stop.
Themaidencaughthershadowinadeepcavefullofghosts.Hershadowturnedintoaballof
thornsthatwrappedaroundher.Whentheghostsprickedtheirfingersonthethorns,theycame
tolife.Thisdidntmakeanyoneveryhappy.
Themaidenmadealadderfromtheghostsbones,butitonlypointeddownward.Whygoon?
hershadowasked.
Icantquitnow,saidshe.

ResplendentDestinyoftheGull
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
Thrown1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealmorefullyembodiesthedestinywhenshe
getsagoodnight'ssleepafteraccomplishingnothingbutenjoyingherselfandtravellingatan
easypacethedaybefore,shegainstwowillpowerinsteadofone.

WillfulWeaponMethod
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Thrown2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant

PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealimbuesherweaponwithherownrestlesswill.WillfulWeaponMethod
supplementsadecisiveattackmadewithaweaponifshewouldloseinitiativefrommissing,
insteadshedoesn't.Iftheattackwasmadewithathrownweapon,sheadditionallygains1
initiativeasthedartcontinuestoharasshertarget.

CastingAwayCares
Cost:
3mor1a
Mins:
Thrown3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Dual,Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WillfulWeaponMethod
ThecaresoftheGullarebettertendedbyothers,andtheSiderealisnonetopickyastowhom.
Shepoursanintimacyintoafragmentofyellowlightbeforehurlingittoanenemy.Casting
AwayCaresformsanartifactthrowingweaponfromoneofherintimaciesaminorintimacy
formsalightweapon,amajorintimacyformsamediumweapon,andadefiningintimacyforms
aheavyweapon.Uniformly,theweaponformedhastheLethal,Thrown(Medium),and
Mountedtags.
Ifthisweaponisusedtomakeadecisiveattackwhichdealsatleasttwolevelsofdamage,then
thevictimmustspendwillpowerequaltotherankoftheintimacyortakeitintothemselves,
gainingtheintimacytheSiderealattackedthemwith.
Oncedrawnuponinthisfashion,theintimacyisrenderednumbfortheSiderealuntilshetakes
somemajoractiontorekindleherfeeling.IftheSiderealactivatedCastingAwayCaresby
payingthecostfromheranima,theweaponswillremainsoliduntiltheendofthesceneand
maybereclaimedandthrownagaininwhichcasetheSiderealmayalsoreawakenhernumb
intimacybyabsorbingthefragmentofhercares.

LifeGetsWorse
Cost:
3mor1m
Mins:
Thrown3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WillfulWeaponMethod
Ifthere'sonethingthat'scertain,it'sthatbadnewscatchesupandthingscanalwaysgetworse.
Bettertokeepyourselfdistractedfromthedoomonyourheels,orsotheSiderealreasons.She
imbuesthisknowledgeintoanattackifherattackmisses,shemaymakeareflexivedecisive
attackagainstthesametargetasaDistractgambit.LifeGetsWorsecosts1motetoenchanta
thrownattack,or3motestoenchantanyotherattack.

TiesThatBind
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Thrown3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive

Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CastingAwayCares
Intheirsecrethearts,everyonewishestheycouldrunawaytoalifeontheroad,freeofthe
worriesandhasslesoftheirmundaneexistencebutsomethingkeepsthemtieddown.Family,
friends,dutyallthingstheGullcouldn'tneedless.WhensomeoneappliestheirResolve
againsttheSidereal'sattemptstopersuadeorinstilladesireforthemtogoonajourney,she
mayusetheTiesThatBindtolearnoneIntimacyhertargetholdswhichcouldbolsterhis
Resolve.Shewillalwayslearnanewintimacyifthereisanapplicableintimacyshedoesnot
knowofavailable.

HonorableMigrantSpirit
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Thrown3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
CastingAwayCares
Alltravelersshareacommoncountry,andtheSiderealcanjoinintheunspokenbondbetween
migrantsandrefugees.Fortherestofthescene,shetreatsanyonewhohasnofixedabodeor
homeashavingaminorintimacyoffriendshiptowardsher.

BoldFilcher
Cost:
6mor6m,1wp
Mins:
Thrown3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LifeGetsWorse
TheGullhasarathercomplexandeclecticunderstandingofotherpeople'sproperty,canbest
besummarizedasnotgivingadamn.Unlesscontestedbymagic,theSiderealcannotfailan
attempttopicksomeone'spocket.
AtEssence3,shemayevenuseBoldFilcherwithoutcomingnearhermark,pickingpockets
andliftingobjectsfromupto(Essence)yardsaway.

EmptyPocketsFull
Cost:
1mor1m,1wp
Mins:
Thrown3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
CastingAwayCares
TheGullisalwaysemptyhanded,butalsohasjustwhatsheneeds.TheSiderealmaysecret
upto(Essence)objectsawayintoElsewhereanobjectcanbeasinglemeleeorarchery
weapon,abundleofclothesorarmor,asetofthrowingweaponsorarcheryammunition,orany

othermiscellaneousgoodwhichanindividualwithStrength2couldholdinbothhands.
IftheSiderealplacestheitemintoapocket,pouchorothercontainerwhichconcealsthe
contentsfromview,evenifthecontainerisdramaticallytoosmallforthesizeoftheobject
hiddenorproduced,EmptyPocketsFullcostsonemotetouseifsheplacestheobjectintothin
air,itinsteadcosts1moteand1willpowertouse.Shemaywithdrawtheobjectfromany
containerreflexivelyandatnocost,else,shemustspend1motetowithdrawtheitemfromthin
airinordertoendthecommitment.
SolongastheobjectishiddenElsewhere,thosewhostudytheSidereal'sstarsmaycatcha
glimpseofwhattheyhavehiddenaway,writinthesky.

PainAmplificationStrategy
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Thrown3,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LifeGetsWorse
Ifthere'sonethingtheGullknowshowtodo,itistoincreasethesufferingofothers.The
Siderealenhancesadecisiveattackmadeagainstavictimininitiativecrashforeachturnthey
havebeencrashed,shereducesherdecisivedamagetargetnumberby1.
IfshedealslethaldamagewithathrownattackenhancedbyPainAmplificationStrategy,the
sufferingofhervictimrestoresanumberofmotesequaltothelevelsofdamageinflicted.

LifeoftheGrasshopper
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Thrown4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
HonorableMigrantSpirit
Thegrasshoppersurvivesintheworstoftimes,carelesslyplayingacheerfultune.Wintermay
comeoneday,butuntilthenit'sbettertobefreeandcheerful.SolongastheSidereal
maintainsLifeoftheGrasshopper,shecansecureenoughfoodanddrinkforherselfup
(Essence)additionalotherstoremaincomfortable.Shetakesnoparticularworktofindthis
foodanddrinkFateprovideswindfallsofmushrooms,ediblelocustsandhiddensprings.While
thecharmisactive,theSidereal'shoroscopedemonstratesherblindfaithintheworldtocare
forher.

ThoughtSwipingDistraction
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Thrown4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BoldFilcher

TheSiderealdeftlyplucksanerrantthoughtfromhervictim'shead.Althoughshecanholditfor
onlyamoment,thisisoftenenoughtoruinanyeloquentspeechtheymayhaveprepared.
ThoughtSwipingDistractionmaybeusedinresponsetoanyone'ssocialinfluenceactions
withinShortrange,andmustbeusedbeforetheyroll.Thisraisesthevictim'stargetnumberfor
thesocialinfluenceby1astheylosetheirtrainofthoughtandmustrebuildit.Additionally,if
theSiderealisintheDestinyoftheGull,shemaytakeareflexiveReadIntentionsorProfile
Characteragainstthespeaker,reducingthetarget'sGuilebythenumberof1stheyrolled.

KnivesFullofWind
Cost:
1a
Mins:
Thrown4,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform,Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LifeGetsWorse
TheSiderealimbuesathrowingweaponwithafragmentofherbreath,drawinggreatwindsin
it'swake.Theenemysheattackswiththeenchantedweaponfindsitdifficulttomakeheadway
towardstheSidereal.Iftheattackmisses,forthenextthreeturns,thevictimsubtracts
successesonanyRushtowardstheSiderealoranallywithinCloserangeoftheSiderealequal
tothenumberof1sherolls.Iftheattackhits,thevictimalsoincreasesthetargetnumberforhis
Rushesby1.

PrincipallyUnprincipledStance
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Thrown5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
LifeoftheGrasshopper
TheGullcan'tgetveryfarifitworriesaboutphilosophy,andtheSiderealcan'tletlittlethings
likeprinciplestieherdown.ShemayusePrincipallyUnprincipledStancewheneverher
Resolvewouldbereducedagainstanother'ssocialinfluenceactionsbyaPrincipleshehas.
Theprinciplegoesnumb,andtheSiderealmayignoretheinfluence.Thenumbedprinciplewill
remainnumbuntiltheSiderealtakessomemajoractiontorekindleit.

HonestFaceTreachery
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Thrown5,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform,Mute,Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ThoughtSwipingDistraction
Trustandfriendshipcantamethewanderingheart,ascanthepromiseofloveandawarm
hearthbutthosewhotryandtametheGullareinforasorrysurprise.TheSiderealmay
enhanceanattackmadewithalightthrownormeleeweaponagainstanindividualwhomhasa

positivetietowardsherthevictimwillnotperceivetheattackascomingfromtheSidereal,
rationalizingthishowevertheymust.
Eachtimeheisattacked,thevictimmayspend1Willpower.Oncetheyhavespent(Essence+
rankofintimacy)Willpowerinthesamescene,theyrealizewhathasbeenhappening.
Generally,thisresultsinthelossoftheintimacy.

UnrelentingTormentTechnique
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
Thrown5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Dual,PrayerStrip
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
TiesThatBind,EmptyPocketsFull,PainAmplificationStrategy,Knives
FullofWind
TheSiderealthrowsaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheMaidenandShadowintothe
air,whereithangs,castingawaterypissyellowlightallaroundher.Fortheremainderofthe
scene,anyenemystruckbyawitheringattackdealtbytheSiderealmustpay1Willpoweror
reducetherankofanintimacybyone.Anenemystruckbyadecisiveattackmustspend
willpowerequaltothelevelsofdamagedealtoreliminatethestrongestintimacytheyhave.
IftheSiderealdealsdamagetoanenemywithnomoreintimaciesremaining,thehellishempty
worldtheyhavefoundthemselvesinoverwhelmsthevictim'sspirit,andtheyimmediatelypass
away.

WAR:THEBANNER
THESCRIPTUREOFTHEMAIDENATWAR
Once,therewasamaiden
whosebattlescalledherfarfromhome.
Sheslewthethingshefearedmost,andconqueredthelandthatfearedher.
Asshefought,faraway,sheknewherchildrenneededguidance.
Sheknewtheyfacedtyrants.
Sheknewtheyfacedfear.
Inherhomeland,thingswerebroken.
So,sheheldupherhandbeforethesun,castashadowontheworldanddrownedthetroubles
ofherhomeindarkness.
Survivalsalongreach,shesaid

ResplendentDestinyoftheBanner
Cost:
(10m)
Mins:
War1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent

PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Createapersona.Witharepurchase,theSiderealmorefullyembodiesthedestinysheselects
areputationthateveryoneinaregionknowsofthepersona.Howpeoplerespondtothis
reputationmayvaryfrompersontoperson,butitwillgenerallybesomethingthatcanbetreated
asaminorintimacy.

AuspiciousRecruitmentDrive
Cost:
3m
Mins:
War2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
WhentheBannerisheldaloft,menandwomencometofindtheirglory.TheSiderealmay
quicklyfindalltheavailable,tractableandusefulrecruitsinanarea.AuspiciousRecruitment
Drivedoesnotsummonsoldiersfromnothingifusedinawasteland,verylittlewillhappen.
However,whenusedinalightlypopulatedarea,suchasacollectionoffarmingvillages,the
Siderealcanassembleabattlegroupofsize(War)withAveragedrillinsideamonth.Indense
urbanareas,shemayaccomplishthisinaslittleasaweek.Onceshehasassembledabattle
groupwithsize(War),herecruitmentratewillslowdown,butnewwouldbesoldierswillstill
showupatagoodrate.
SolongasAuspiciousRecruitmentDriveisactive,thestarsblazewithSidereal'scalltoarms
andglory.

HeraldsDiscerningEye
Cost:
1m
Mins:
War2,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheSiderealknowstheBanner,andthereforeknowsalllesserdevicesaswell.Withnomore
thanaglance,theyknowwhatanunfamiliarheraldicdeviceorsymbolmeans,andwhatand
whomitrepresents.

CrownedinCrimsonLaurel
Cost:
5m
Mins:
War3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Onespeech
PrerequisiteCharms:
AuspiciousRecruitmentDrive
ThelaurelcrownisbestowedupontheSidereal,andnonemayofferthemdisrespect.While
theSiderealisspeaking,shemayuseCrownedinCrimsonLaureltopreventmembersofthe
audiencefromleaving,interrupting,attackingorotherwisedisrespectingher.Toleave,

audiencemembersmustspend1willpowertoattackorotherwisegrosslyinterrupttheSidereal,
theymustspend2willpower.CrownedinCrimsonLaureldoesnotmaketheSidereal'sspeech
morepersuasive,butitensuresthatsheisheard.TheSiderealmaynotuseCrownedin
CrimsonLaurelaftershehasJoinedBattle.

RumorsofWar
Cost:
3mor3m,1wp
Mins:
War3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AuspiciousRecruitmentDrive
Theclashofarmsandthunderofdrumsechoesfarandwide,andrumorsofwarflyswiftly
aheadofthefightingitself.WhentheSiderealusesRumorsofWar,shelearnswherethe
nearestlargearmedconflictisoccurring.Alargeconflict,inthiscontext,meansaconflict
consistingofatleasttwobattlegroups.eachofsize3orgreater.
AtEssence2,theSiderealmaypurchaseRumorsofWarasecondtime.Ifshehas,shemay
spendanadditional1willpowerwhenactivatingRumorsofWartolearnwherethelargest
conflictwithinaregionofCreationshespecifiesisscheduledtooccurbytheCrimsonPanoply
ofVictory.

BeneathaFalseFlag
Cost:

Mins:
War3,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
HeraldsDiscerningEye
Fewcrimesareasdisgustingasloyaltyfeignedunderfalsecolors.WhentheSiderealuses
Herald'sDiscerningEye,shealsolearnsifthosewhocarrythedevice,inanyone,believethat
theyhavealegitimatecauseorclaimtodoso.Thiswillrevealthosewhointentionallyflya
falseflag,butnotthosewhobelievetheirclaimislegitimatefromdeceptionormadness.

BattleFellowAttitude
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
War4,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CrownedinCrimsonLaurel
ThebrokenfindnewstrengthattheBanner'srallyingcry.BattleFellowAttitudeallowsthe
SiderealtotakeaRallyforNumbersanadditionaltimeduringascene.BattleFellowAttitude
maynotbeusedmorethanonceascene.

ManBehindMyth
Cost:
3m
Mins:
War4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
RumorsofWar
Liarsandvalorthievesattemptstousurprightfullyearnedglory,buttheSiderealalwaysknows
thetruth.ASiderealwhousesManBehindMythrolls(Perception+War)againstadifficultyof
hertarget'sGuileifshesucceeds,shelearnswhetherhisreputationismerited,invented,or
exaggerated,andgetsanideaastotheoriginofthereputation.

HardWallsAroundSoft
Cost:
5mor5m,1wp
Mins:
War3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
AuspiciousRecruitmentDrive
NotallcometotheBannerseekingglorysomewantonlytosufferthefightingthatthosethey
lovearekeptinpeace.TheSiderealmayenchantupto(Essence)individualswithabaptismof
scarletstardustfortherestofthescene,thoseenchantedgain(Essence)pointsofsoakand
areimmunetofearanddespair,aslongastheyfighttodefendtheirhome,friendsorfamily.
WithasecondpurchaseatEssence3,shemayspendanadditionalwillpowerwhenusingHard
WallsAroundSofttoenchantabattlegroup,withsizenogreaterthan(Essence).

PredestinedTriumphPractice
Cost:
7m
Mins:
War3,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Untilnextbattle
PrerequisiteCharms:
HeraldsDiscerningEye
TheSiderealtellsthestoryofthevictoryofhertroops,andmakesittruebeforethefirstarrowis
loosed.TheSiderealrolls(Charisma+Presence)beforetheStrategicManeuverrollismade.
Duringthenextbattlethegroupisinvolvedin,theygainanumberofphantompointsof
Magnitudeequaltothesuccessesrolled.Untilthesephantompointsofmagnitudearespent,
thegroupsuffersnoseriouscasualtiesanddoesnotloseanySize.

VictoryAlreadyClaimed
Cost:
7m
Mins:
War4,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant

PrerequisiteCharms:
BattleFellowAttitude
TheBanneronlyriseshigher,eveninthefaceofdisasteranddefeat.TheSiderealmay
supplementaStrategicManeuveractionevenifshelosestherollorfailstoachieveasufficient
numberofthresholdsuccesses,shestillgainsthebenefitofherchosenstratagemifithasa
thresholdof(Essence/2,roundup)orless.

DoomDrawsNear
Cost:
7m
Mins:
War4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Untilnextbattle
PrerequisiteCharms:
HardWallsAroundSoft
Soldiersaroundthecampfireknowthatcomethemorning'slight,theymayfacetheirend.
Somelaugh,butmanyfretfullyhopeforsomesignofvictoryorthefavorofMars.TheSidereal
caststhosehopestotheflamebyusingDoomDrawsNear,sherolls(Manipulation+
Presence)againstadifficultyofabattlegroup'saverageResolvebeforetheStrategicManeuver
rollismade.Duringthenextbattlethegroupisinvolvedin,theyincreasethedifficultyofrout
checksbythethresholdsuccessesrolled,astheSiderealsendsomensofdeathanddefeatto
plaguethedreamsoftheenemyforces.

BanishedfromHistory
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
War5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ManBehindMyth
Deathcomesforall,butthosewho'sdeedsechoinhistoryareimmortal.Smallwonderthatto
bestruckfromtherollofheroesisafateworsethandeathforthosewhocarrytheBanner.The
Siderealscratchesoutsomeone'sname,andacrossCreationallworksdescribingthestricken
individual'sdeedsbecomelost,confusedordestroyed.BanishedfromHistoryhasnoeffect
uponrecordswritinstone,thosepresentinotherrealmsorkeptinspeciallypreparedlibraries
ofglassandstarmetal,oroftalestoldfrommothertodaughterofancientheroesbutno
commonpaperrecordsurvivesthepurge.

ParadeofHeroes(IronShodKillers)
Cost:
13m,1wp
Mins:
War5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DoomDrawsNear
Soldiersareheroicliberatorsandcallouskillers,dependingonthewaytheBannerwaves.The
Siderealdrawsapowerfulblessingdownuponaparadeofsoldiersastheymarchthrougha

townorotherpopulatedareashedoesnotchangewhothesoldiersareorhowtheyact,but
colorstheviewsofthecivilians.WhensheusesParadeofHeroes,theSiderealchooseseither
toinspireeitherAweorTerror.
IfshechoosestoinspireAwe,sherolls(Charisma+Presence)againstadifficultyofthe
averageResolveofthetownsfolk.TheStorytellermayincreasethedifficultyifthearmyhas
beenengagedinatrocitiesoriftheyareaforeignforceconversely,theStorytellermay
decreasethedifficultyifthearmyhasbeenrestrainedoreliminatedadespoticordangerous
threat.Ifsuccessful,allmembersofthetownwillgainapositivetieofadmirationorloyalty
towardseitherthesoldiersoraprinciplethesoldiersrepresent.Thosewhohadsuchatie
alreadywillincreaseitbyonerank.
IfshechoosestoinspireTerror,sherolls(Manipulation+Presence)againstadifficultyofthe
averageResolveofthetownsfolk.TheStorytellermaydecreasethedifficultyifthearmyhas
beenengagedinatrocitiesoriftheyareaforeignforceconversely,theStorytellermayincrease
thedifficultyifthearmyhasbeenrestrainedoreliminatedadespoticordangerousthreat.If
successful,allmembersofthetownwillgainanegativetieoffearordisgusttowardseitherthe
soldiersoraprinciplethesoldiersrepresent.Thosewhohadsuchatiealreadywillincreaseit
byonerank.

ATimeForTyrants
Cost:
7m
Mins:
War5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Design
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
ParadeofHeroes
Asinglearrowisweak,buttiedtogetherandnonecanbreakthem.Thosewhowouldthreaten
theunitytheBannerbringsmustbebroughttoheel.TheSidereallaysacurseuponsomeone
whohasanintimacywhichwouldrequireradicallyalteringthecurrentlocalgovernmenttofulfil.
Anyactionstheytakeinsupportofthatintimacyhavetheirtargetnumberincrasedby1.
SolongastheSiderealmaintainsthecurse,omensforetelloftherebel'sdoomandurgeothers
toshuntheirpresence.

FewAgainstManyLegend
Cost:
7m
Mins:
War5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Untilnextbattle
PrerequisiteCharms:
BeneathaFalseFlag,PredestinedTriumphPractice
Nostoryisasgloriousasthestoryofthebravefewwhoholdoffforcesfargreaterthan
themselves.ByusingFewAgainstManyLegendbeforetheStrategicManeuverrollismade,
theSiderealbringsthetruthofthoselegendstoabattlegroup.Duringthenextbattlethegroup
isinvolvedin,theyhaveperfectmoraleaslongasthereisanenemyunitwithgreaterSizeon
thefield.

CastaLongShadow
Cost:
10m,1wp
Mins:
War5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Psyche
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
VictoryAlreadyClaimed
TheshadowoftheBannerislong,andtheworldhidesbeneathit.TheSiderealweavesa
legendofherexploitsortheexploitsofanotherthosewhohearherbecomealready
comfortableandfamiliarwiththetale,andbelieveittobeeithertrueorfalseastheSidereal
wishes.RolltheSidereal's(Charisma+Presence)againstthe(Resolve)ofheraudienceifshe
issuccessful,theaudiencecomestobelievetheyknowthetruthofthestory,gainingabonusof
halfthethresholdsuccessestotheirResolveonanyattempttoconvincethemotherwise.Each
pieceofconcreteevidencethatispresentedtothevictimreducesthisbonusby1additionally,
eachtimetheyresist,theymayspendaWillpowertoreducethisbonusby1.Whenthebonus
isreducedtozero,thespellisbrokenandthevictimregainstheiroriginalmemoriesofthe
subject.
ThestorieswovenbyCastaLongShadowcanneverbeminorormundaneaffairstheymust
alwaysbegrand,sweepingepicsofterriblejourneysandfierceoppositionovercomebyor
overcominghorriblemonsters.
TheSiderealmayonlyweaveonestoryforaparticularaudienceatatime.

HeroesMadeNotBorn
Cost:
13m,1wp,5xp
Mins:
War5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
PrayerStrip
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BanishedfromHistory,ATimeForTyrants,FewAgainstManyLegend
TheSiderealpressesaprayerstripmarkedwiththeScriptureoftheMaidenatWarintothe
fleshofamortalwhilewhisperingaprayertoMarsthescriptureburnsintotheirfleshasa
tattoo,markingthemasaHerointheworld.Themarkedherogains18dotsofPurchased,
InnateorSupernaturalmerits,selectedbytheSiderealthesecommonlybutexclusivelyinclude
Ambidextrous,BoundlessEndurance,DangerSense,FastReflexes,Giant,MartialArts,Mighty
Thews,PainTolerance,TemperedbytheElements,ExaltedHealing,EnhancedSense,
SubtletyandSorcerer.TheymayalsospendtheseMeritdotstoraiseAttributesorAbilities1
dotperAbilitydotor3dotsperAttributedot.TheSiderealalsoincreasesanintimacythehero
holdstobeanunbreakableDefiningPrinciple.HeroesMadeNotBornmaynotbeusedonthe
Exalted.
TheSiderealmayhavenomorethan(Essence)Heroesatatime.
AHeroicEnd
Shouldtheherodie,theSiderealregainsanyexperiencetheyhaveinvestedinto
them.

Chapter6:PeerlessMastersoftheMartialArts
UnveiledArtsofEarth
NoconstellationgovernstheMartialArts.AllconstellationsgoverntheMartialArts.
EnlightenmentisfoundnotinCreation,norHeaven,norHell,butbyturningwithin.Strengthis
controllingotherspoweriscontrollingoneself.ThisistheEssenceofMartialArts.

TheSiderealExaltedareoftenconsideredthepeerlessmastersofmartialartsthemotionsand
emulationsofthestylescomeasnaturallytothemastheirabilitytoweavefateanddestiny.As
mentionedinCharacterCreation(pg.XX),allSiderealsgaintheMartialArtsmeritforfree,and
maypurchasedotsinanyMartialArtsabilityandanyMartialArtsCharmsasFavored.

However,SiderealsdonotexhibitthecasualmasterythatSolarsortherecentlyappeared
Abyssalsdo.WhiletheyhaveadeeprelationshipwithMartialArts,theylacktherawpower
neededtoautomaticallymakefulluseofMartialArtscharms.

Mastery
Asdescribedinthecorebook(pg.427),SiderealscanaccesstheMasteryeffectsofMartial
Artscharmsthroughtheirownesotericmethods.Thesemethodsinclude
WhenaSiderealmeetsthespecialactivationconditionforaStylesFormCharm,they
mayusethatStylescharmswiththeMasteryeffectfortheremainderofthescene.
ASiderealthathasmasteredamartialartmaycraftaMastersSutra,describingthe
essenceoftheStyle.Byrevealingaprayerstripwiththatsutraandpaying5m,theymay
usethemasteryeffectsofthatstylefortheremainderofthescene.Thesesutrasare
eachuniquetotheSidereal,asthenatureofenlightenmentcannotbecopiedrevealing
themrevealsthemastersidentity.
WhenaSiderealentersaMartialArtsform,theymayusethatStylescharmswiththe
MastereffectaslongastheyremainintheForm.

VIOLETBIEROFSORROWSSTYLE
Anancientstyle,withrootsdatingbacktothebeginningsoftheFirstAgeorbefore,theViolet
BierofSorrowsStyleisoftenoneofthefirstStylesmasteredbyyoungSidereals.Itexpresses
SaturnsfundamentaltruthtoCreation,andcanreadilyserveasanintroductiontodeeper
mysteries.
VioletBierofSorrowsWeapons
:AttacksmadewiththeVioletBierofSorrowstendtobe
heavy,choppingswingsandboneshatteringdropkicks.Theycanalsobeusedwithknives,
slashingandchoppingswords,stavesandsevensectionstaves,aswellastheirartifact
equivalents.
Armor
:VioletBierofSorrowsStyleisincompatiblewitharmor.

SecretsofFutureStrife
Cost:

Mins:
MartialArts1,Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None

TheonlycertaintruthisdeathofallthesecretsthatJupiterholds,Saturnknowsthisonebest.
Whenthemartialartistmakesherfirstattackinthescene,ifhertargethasalowerinitiativethan
shedoesanditisamartialartsattack,reducehisDefenseby(higherofEssenceor2).

FlightofMercury
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
MartialArts2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mastery
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SecretsofFutureStrife

TheonlyjourneythatallmustwalkisthatfrombirthtothegraveofallthejourneysthatMercury
watches,Saturnknowsthedestination.FlightofMercuryallowsthemartialartisttosuddenly
explodeforwardinordertostrikeatafoesheadvancesonerangebandtowardsanenemy,
andmusttakeeitherattackorrushaction.FlightofMercurycanonlybeusedonceperscene.
Mastery
:Ifthemartialartistcrashestheenemysheattackedorrushedwhenusingthischarm,
shemayuseitagainagainstanothertarget.

BladeoftheBattleMaiden
Cost:
5m
Mins:
MartialArts3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Dual,Terrestrial,Mastery
Duration:
Onescene
PrerequisiteCharms:
SecretsofFutureStrife

ItisonlywhenthestruggleceasesthatthereispeaceofallthebattlesthatMarsfights,Saturn
knowsthatisonehersistercannotwin.BladeoftheBattleMaidenenchantsthemartialartists
attackswiththistruth.Whenmakinga
withering
attack,sheincreasesherpostsoakdamage
by(higherofEssenceor3).Whenmakinga
decisive
attack,shereducesthetargetsHardness
by(higherofEssenceor3).
Terrestrial
:ForaDragonBloodedtousethisCharm,theymustmakeasacrificeofpain
increasethecostby1lhl.
Mastery
:WhenthemartialartistassumestheVioletBierofSorrowsForm,theymayalso
reflexivelyactivateBladeoftheBattleMaidenbyspendinganadditional1wp.

JoyinAdversityStance
Cost:
3m
Mins:
MartialArts3,Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Witheringonly,Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SecretsofFutureStrife

Itisthetemporaryandephemeralnatureoflovethatmakesitworthhavingofallthejoysthat
Venusknows,Saturnknowstheyaremostkeenlyfeltwhenlost.JoyinAdversityStance
enhancesthisunderstandingwhenthemartialartistiscrashedbyanopponentatcloserange,
shemaymakeareflexive
withering
attackagainsthim,evenifshehasalreadyattackedthis
turn.
Terrestrial
:JoyinAdversityStancecostsanadditional1wptoactivate.

VioletBierofSorrowsForm
Cost:
8m
Mins:
MartialArts4,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
Onescene
PrerequisiteCharms:
FlightofMercury,BladeoftheBattleMaiden,JoyinAdversityStance

MeditatingonthemysteriesoftheGull,thePeacock,theGauntletandtheSorcerer,themartial
artistembodiestheendingofallthingsandinallthings.Shegainsdouble10sondecisive
damagerolls.Additionally,herbaseinitiativeafterresettingfroma
decisive
MartialArtsattack
is(MartialArts)insteadof3.
SpecialActivationrules
:Wheneverthemartialartistmakestwoconsecutivedecisiveattacks,
ormakesadecisiveattackwhichkillsorincapacitatesanontrivialopponent,shemay
reflexivelyactivateVioletBierofSorrowsForm.

DeathParryingStroke
Cost:
2m/success
Mins:
MartialArts4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Witheringonly,Perilous,Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
VioletBierofSorrowsForm

Atthelastmoment,themartialartistseesthepathofanattackandknocksitasidewithadeft
twistofessence.Shemayreducethedamagesuccessesrolledona
withering
attackmade
againstherbyonesuccesspertwomotes.DeathParryingStrokemaybeusedafterdamage
isrolled.

Terrestrial
:WhenaDragonbloodedusesthisCharm,theyinsteadreducethedamagedice
rolledonawitheringattackmadeagainstherbyonediepertwomotes,andmustbeused
beforedamageisrolled..

MetalStorm
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
MartialArts4,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
VioletBierofSorrowsForm

Cometheyaloneorattheheadofavasthost,alleventuallyyieldtoSaturnsblade.Themartial
artistmaymakeadecisiveattackagainsttwoseparateenemiesincloserangeshemakesone
attackroll,andthendividesherinitiativeevenlybetweenthem,addingherEssencetothe
damageofeachattack.
Terrestrial
:DragonbloodeddonotaddtheirEssencetothedamageoftheattacks.

ConclusionPursuingApproach
Cost:
3m
Mins:
MartialArts5,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Mastery
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
VioletBierofSorrowsForm

Itisonlybybothacceptingandpursuingtheendthatonemaydelaytheinevitableconclusion.
Thisknowledgeheartensthemartialartist,asshestokesherfightingspiritwithdeterminationto
nevergiveup.Whena
decisive
attackenhancedwithConclusionPursuingApproachdeals
damage,shegains1willpower.
Mastery
:EnemiesdealtdamagebyConclusionPursingApproachalsolose1willpower.

LifeSeveringBlow
Cost:
2m/die
Mins:
MartialArts5,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Mastery
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DeathParryingStroke,MetalStorm,ConclusionPursuingApproach

InthehandsofthemartialartististhepowerofSaturn,tobringanendingtoheropponents.
ActivateLifeSeveringBlowwhenmakingadecisiveattackiftheattackissuccessful,she
convertsuptotoEssencedamagediceintosuccessesforeachdieconvertedinthisway,the
targetalsolosesoneinitiative.YoumustpayforLifeSeveringBlowbeforemakingyourattack.
Mastery
:YoumayconvertuptoMartialArtsdamagediceintosuccessesinsteadofEssence.

THRONESHADOWSTYLE
Insomeways,theThroneShadowStyleisthemostnaturalfightingformfortheSidereal
Exalted.EvenroninSiderealswilloftenbegintoexpressanaffinityforthisfightingstyle,and
othermartialartistsstudyittogaininsightintotheoftenenigmaticagentsofHeaven.However,
sincethebreakingoftheMaskandtheSolarPurge,ThroneShadowStylehasfallenoutof
favorwithmanySiderealsinfavoroftheVioletBierofSorrowstheloseofSolarandLunar
studentsasfingers,aswellasthedifficultyincultivatingmortalorDragonbloodedstudents,
makesmasteringtheThroneShadowlessappealingthanitoncewas.

ThroneShadowWeapons
:Thisstylecountsasunarmedattacksthecestus,fightinggauntlet,
khatars,pankratorscestus,tigerclaws,andothersuchbrawlingaides,aswellasimprovised
weapons.

Armor
:ThroneShadowStyleiscompatiblewithanysortofarmor

Sifu'sUsefulFingers
Cost:
1m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Siderealsadvisetheworldmuchoftheirpowertoactupontheworldproceedsfromthisfact.
Disdainingsuchcrudeweaponsasfightinggauntletsorappropriatedbarstools,themartial
artistturnsothersintohisinstrumentsbetheypawnsorkings.Shemayenlightenan
individualwithfiveminutesofoneononeadviceandsimplebutprofoundmartial
demonstrations.Ifthetargetisanunwillingpupil,thentheSiderealmayalsoberequiredto
succeedata(Manipulation+MartialArts)actionagainsthertarget'sResolve.
Thebeneficiariesofsuchinstruction,knownasfingersorshadowfingers,gainabonusdotin
anyoneofMartialArts,Brawl,AthleticsorDodge,aschosenbythemartialartist.Themartial
artistmayonlyselectanabilityinwhichthestudenthasaratinglowerthantheSidereal's
MartialArt'sratingaswellastheSidereal'sratinginthechosenability.Additionally,thetarget
gainsaminortieofloyaltytowardsthemartialartistsolongasthemoteremainscommitted,
nothingcancompletelyremovethisloyalty.Themartialartistmaymaintainupto(Essencex2)
fingersatonce.
Terestrial
Themartialartistmayonlymaintain(Essence)fingersatonce.

LotusEyeTactics
Cost:
1m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mastery,Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant

PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Siderealsunderstandtheworldmuchoftheirpowertoactupontheworldproceedsfromthis
fact.Bystudyingthesubtlemovementsofanindividual,themartialartistcomestounderstand
howversedtheyareindeadlyarts.Sherolls(Perception+MartialArts)againsthertarget's
Guileifsheissuccessful,shelearnshishighestMartialArtsratingandwhatstyleitisin,as
wellashisArchery,Athletics,Awareness,Brawl,Dodge,Melee,andThrownratings.
Mastery
ThemartialartistmayuseLotusEyeTacticsReflexivelywhenincombat,ratherthan
asaSimpleaction.
Terrestrial
Themartialartistonlylearnsthetarget'shighestMartialArtsratingandwhatstyleit
isin.

LionMouseStratagem
Cost:
3m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle3,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mastery
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Siderealsdeceivetheworld,presentingthemselvesaslessthanwhattheyaremuchoftheir
powertoactupontheworldproceedsfromthisfact.Themartialartistcloaksherselfinthe
humbleandunassumingairoftheneophytestudent,thecivilservant,orthehangeroninthe
companyoflegends.Sheseemsuninteresting,increasingherGuileby(MartialArts/2)asa
noncharmbonuswhendefendingagainstattemptstogaugehernatureorthelevelofherskill.
ThisunassumingmienalsomakesiteasiertodismisstheSiderealoutofhandanyonewho
attemptstonoticethemartialartistwhensheisconcealedsufferapenaltyof(higherof
Essenceor2).Boththeseeffectsendafterthemartialartistmakesanattackorotherwise
drawsattentiontoherself,andmaynotberesumedduringthescene.
Mastery
Themartialartistmaypayupto(MartialArts)additionalmoteswhenactivatingLion
MouseStratagemforeachadditionalmotespent,sheextendsthebenefitsofthecharmtoone
ofhershadowfingers.Shemayconcealnomorethan(MartialArts)fingersatatimeinthis
fashion.Iftheeffectendsforthemartialartist,itimmediatelyendsforherfingersaswellifone
ofherfingersattacksordrawsattentiontohimself,theeffectendsforhimbutnotforthemartial
artistorherfingers.

ThroneShadowForm
Cost:
6m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
Sifu'sUsefulFingers,LotusEyeTactics,LionMouseStratagem
Combininginsight,deceit,andtheshadowfingersshehasaccumulated,theSiderealmakesa
terriblefistwithwhichtoguardallthingswithindestinysdesign.WhilethisFormisactive,all
shadowfingerswithincloserangeofthemartialartistmaytakeareflexivedefendotheraction

toguardthemartialartistatnocost.Additionally,ifherfingersformabattlegroup,theSidereal
maymakeareflexivecommandaction(Exaltedp.209)onceperturnonheraction,substituting
herMartialArtsforherWar.Finally,themartialartistandherfingerswithinCloserangemay
strikedematerializedtargetsnormally,althoughtheygainnospecialabilitytofindandtarget
suchbeings.
Specialactivationrules
WhentheSiderealiswithinCloserangeofthreeormoreoftheir
shadowfingers,shemayactivateThroneShadowFormreflexively.

ClearEyesDefense
Cost:
3m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Counterattack,Mastery,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ThroneShadowForm
TheSiderealsaredestinysguardiansandtheeyesoftheExalted.Theirvisionmustnotbe
clouded,andthosewhowouldattemptsuchstratagemsmustbepunished.Whenthemartial
artististargetedbyaneffectwiththePsychekeyword,iftheoriginatoroftheeffectiswithin
Closerange,shemaymakeadecisivecounterattackagainsthimbeforethePsycheeffect
takeshold.Ifshehasnotjoinedbattlebeforeinvokingthischarm,sherollsJoinBattlenormally
todetermineherinitiative.ClearEyesDefensedoesnotcountasthemartialartist'sactionand
cannotbeusedinresponsetoanothercounterattack.
Mastery
Ifthemartialartist'scounterattackdealsatleast1levelofdamage,shemayspend1
willpowertoignorethePsycheeffectwhichprovokedthecounterattack.

ShadowLostinCourt
Cost:
5m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle4,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ThroneShadowForm
TheworldoftheExaltedisaworldofvast,eyecatchingluminariesnobodynoticesashadow
lostinthetangleofthecrowd.WithShadowLostinCourt,themartialartistmaysupplementan
abilitytoestablishsurprisewithinacrowd(definedasasceneinwhichatleast20characters
arepresent)shemayattempttodosowithoutpenalty,andimposesapenaltyequaltothe
numberofshadowfingersshehaswithinCloserangeonattemptstodetecther.
Terrestrial
Themartialartistdoesnotimposeapenaltyonthoseattemptingtodetectherfrom
hershadowfingers.

WelcometheUninvitedGuest
Cost:
3m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle5,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None

Duration:
Fiveturns
PrerequisiteCharms:
ClearEyesDefense,ShadowLostinCourt
Strikingtheairwithherpalm,theSiderealsetsanEssencevibrationracingthroughtheworld.
Themartialartistrolls(Perception+MartialArts)allhiddencharacterswithinShortrangemust
makeareflexiveopposed(Dexterity+Stealth)rolltoremainconcealed.Alldematerialized
beings,andanyoneinstealthwhofailstheopposedroll,becomevisibleasaseriesofripples
anddistortionsintheair,losingthebenefitsofconcealmentandbecomingunabletohideagain
untilfiveturnshaveelapsed.

PneumaSealingStrike
Cost:
5m
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle5,Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Mastery
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ThroneShadowForm
Siderealsareknownfortheirdiscretion,neversullyingthecourtsoftheLawgiverswiththe
bloodofwouldbeassassinsorthescreamsofinterceptedfanaticstheirkillingartsarecleaner
thanthat.ThisCharmsupplementsagrapplegambit,allowingthemartialartisttouseher
weapon'saccuracyontheattackroll.Ifsuccessful,thevictimbegintochokeasinvisiblehands
squeezehisthroatclosedheisunabletocryoutormakeanyvocalnoise.Themartialartist
mayonlychosetosavageorreleaseavictimgrappledwithPneumaSealingStrike.
Mastery
Themartialartistmayusehervictim'sbreathagainsthimdoingsocostsanadditional
pointofwillpowerwhenactivatingPneumaSealingStrike.Thebreathmanifestsasa
translucentdirechain(Exaltedp.595),whippingouttoShortrangetowraparoundthevictim's
throat,extendingtherangethatthemartialartistcanbeginthegrapple.Thisweaponvanishes
oneturnafterthegrappleendsasthevictimcatcheshisbreath.

ShowingtheSecretHand
Cost:
3mperfinger
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Witheringonly,Counterattack
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ClearEyesDefense,PneumaSealingStrike
TheSidereal,havingenrichedtheworldwithhislessons,hasearneditsgratitude.Theworld
movestopunishthosewouldattempttostrikedownsuchawisemaster.Whenthemartial
artistisattacked,shemaypayforupto(Essence)shadowfingerstomakeawitheringmartial
artscounterattackagainstherattacker.ShowingtheSecretHandcosts3motesperfinger
activated.Ifhershadowfingersareinabattlegroup,theyinsteadwillmakeanormalattack,
supplementedbyareflexiveorderissuedbythemartialartistusing(Charisma+MartialArts)
insteadof(War).
ShowingtheSecretHanddoesnotconferanabilityforthemartialartist'sshadowfingersto
reachanopponentwhoisoutofrange.ShowingtheSecretHanddoesnotcountasthe

shadowfinger'sactionandcannotbeusedinresponsetoanothercounterattack.Individual
shadowfingersmayoptnottoparticipateinthiscounterattackatnocost.

WorldasWeaponMastery
Cost:
(1wp)
Mins:
MartialArts:ThroneShadowStyle5,Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mastery
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WelcometheUninvitedGuest,ShowingtheSecretHand
Thosewhowieldtheworldasaweaponareneveralone,andassuch,cannotbedefeated.
ThemartialartistmayapplyherMartialArtsExcellencyandanyinstantdurationThrone
ShadowStylecharmtoanyshadowfingershecanseewithinLongrange,ataonewillpower
pointsurcharge.Shepaysallthenormalcostsofthecharms,andusesherattributesand
abilitiesfordetermininganydiceaddinglimits.Themartialartistmaytreatherselfasafingerof
theshadowfingersheisenhancing.
Mastery
Onceshehaspaidthewillpowertoenhanceashadowfinger'sactions,themartial
artistmayfreelyenhancetheiractionswithoutpayingthesurchargeagainfortheremainderof
thescene.Shestillmustpaythewillpowertoenhancethefirstactionofasecondfinger,and
soon.

CRYSTALCHAMELEONSTYLE
ThisancientCelestialmartialartdatesbacktothePrimordialWar,whenitwasinnovatedand
usedbytheChosenofMercurytohelpdelivervitalmessagesdespiteoverwhelmingPrimordial
opposition.DemonsandLinthaalikewereleftblinkingandconfusedaspractitionersquickly
blurredthroughtheirblockades,leavingonlyfootprintsandcorpsestomarktheirpassing.Itis
stillstronglyfavoredtodayforitsmixtureofsurpriseandspeed.Thosewhohavefoughta
BlindingPrism(aspractitionersofthisstyleareknown)rarelyknowpreciselywhathitthem,and
thatsuitstheneedsoftheViziersoftheSecondAgeperfectly.UnbeknowntoitsSidereal
inventors,thestyleisalsowidelypopularinAutochthonia.

CrystalChameleonWeapons
:TheBlindingPrismfavorsflexibilityandreachinadditionto
unarmedattacks,shemayusethespear,ropedart,weightedropeortheirartifactequivalents.

Armor
:CrystalChameleonStyleisincompatiblewitharmor.

JustAnotherBranchDeceit
Cost:
3m
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle2,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
RadiatingEssencethroughhischakrasinapreciselycontrolledarray,themartialartistbreaks

lightaroundherself,creatingintermittenthighlightsofilluminationandshadowthroughoutthe
areawhichhelpdrawattentionawayfromherself.JustAnotherBranchDeceptionenhances
herabilitytoreestablishsurpriseduringcombat(Exaltedp.203),convertingalldiceaddedfrom
astuntintosuccesses.

LightTreadingTechnique
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle2,Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mastery
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Extendingheranimainanablativeenvelopearoundher,themartialartisteasesherpassage
throughtheworld.Onanyturninwhichshetakesherreflexivemovementactiontomovea
rangeband,shegainsabonusof(higherofEssenceor2)dicetoanyRushorDisengageroll,
andincreasesherdodgeagainstattacksmadefrombeyondCloserangeby1.Shemayalso
takeherreflexivemovewhileconcealedwithoutrevealingherpositionorneedingtomake
repeatedstealthrolls,althoughshestillmaynotrushordisengagewithoutbreaking
concealment.
Mastery
ThemartialartistmayactivateLightTreadingTechniquereflexivelywhentheyenter
CrystalChameleonForm.

FlashingPassage
Cost:
3m
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle3,Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
JustAnotherBranchDeceit,LightTreadingTechnique
CollapsingherEssenceintopureforwardmomentum,themartialartistbrieflyblursand
disappearsfromsight.WhileshehasLightTreadingTechniqueactive,onceperscene,she
mayenhancearushordisengageactioniftheactionissuccessful,sheimmediatelymoves
onerangebandtowardsorawayfromhertarget.Thisenhancedrushordisengagemaybe
takenwhileconcealedwithoutbreakingconcealment.
FlashingPassagemayberesetbysuccessfullyenteringstealthwhileincloserangetoan
opponent.
Terrestrial
FlashingPassagemaynotbereset.

CrystalChameleonForm
Cost:
8m
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle3,Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
FlashingPassage

Themartialartiststrikesheranimabanner,fracturingitintoashiftingprism.Itbecomes
impossibletopreciselyfixherlocation,imposingapenaltyonallattacksandattemptstooppose
herstealthactionsequaltoheranimaleveladditionally,shesuffersnopenaltiesforattempting
toreestablishsurpriseduringcombatduetoheranima,evenifheranimawouldnormallymake
stealthdifficultorimpossible.
Specialactivationrules
Whenthemartialartistattacksanenemyfromstealthinthesameturn
astheiranimarisestoburningorgreater,theymayreflexivelyenterCrystalChameleonForm.

FlashingLeavesEvasion
Cost:
6m
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle4,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CrystalChameleonForm
Puttingonasuddenburstofspeed,themartialartistmeltsintoablurasanattackclosesinon
her,brieflydisappearingandreappearingtoevadetheblow.Onceperscene,beforethedice
arerolledforanattack,shemaysetdownupto(Essence+MartialArts)dicefromtheattack
as1s.Attackerswitheffectsthatallowthemtorerolldiceaftertheattackismademayuse
theseeffectsfreelyonthedicethathavebeensetdown.FlashingLeavesEvasionmaynotbe
usedagainstanattackwhichisundodgeable,strikingfromambush,orwhichconsistsof
uncountabledamage.
Terrestrial
Insteadofsettingthedicedownas1s,youinsteadmayforceyouropponenttoreroll
upto(Essence+MartialArts)diceontheattack.

ShatteredCrystalRebuke
Cost:
3m,3i
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle5,Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Witheringonly,Counterattack,Mastery,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
FlashingLeavesEvasion
Subjectedtoattack,thecrystalshatters,woundingitsattackerratherthandefendingitself.
ShatteredCrystalRebukemaybeinvokedinresponsetoanattack,whetheritstrikesthe
martialartistornot.Shevanishesinablurofspeed,reappearingbehindherattacker.She
mayeitherreflexivelyattempttoreestablishsurprise,evenifshewouldnotnormallybeableto
doso,orshemaymakeawitheringcounterattack.Ineithercase,thereflexiveactiondoesnot
countasthemartialartist'sactionfortheturn,andmaynotbeusedinresponsetoanother
counterattack.
Mastery
Themartialartistmaybothattempttoreestablishsurpriseandlaunchawithering
counterattack,inwhicheverordersheprefers.

RazorEdgedPrismAssault
Cost:
7m
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle4,Essence2

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CrystalChameleonForm
Acceleratingintoaflickeringblurofunleashedviolence,theBlindingPrismstrikesafoefrom
manyangles,movingsofastthatherattacksseemtooccursimultaneously.Themartialartist
makesupto(higherofEssenceor3)decisiveattacksagainstasingletargetherinitiativedoes
notresettobaseuntiltheseattacksareconcluded.Afterasuccessfulattack,themartialartist
subtractshersuccessesfromherremaininginitiativeafterafailedattack,sheloses2initiative.
Aftereachattack,successfulorfailed,shelosesanadditional2initiative.Ifthemartialartist
incapacitateshertarget,theeffectendsandanyremainingattacksarelost.Ifthemartialartist
entersinitiativecrash,theeffectends,anyremainingattacksarelost,andshedoesnotresetto
baseinitiative.

DeathfromNowhereMethod
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle5,Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Dual
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
RazorEdgedPrismAssault
Inonemomentthebattlefieldissereneinthenext,themartialartisthasalreadystruck.Death
fromNowhereMethodmayonlybeusedtoenhanceanattackmadefromsurprise.Ifit
enhancesawitheringattack,themartialartistdoublesherpostsoakdamage.Ifitenhancesa
decisiveattack,themartialartistmayignorehardnessandadds(lowerofEssenceorextra
successesonherattack)totherawdamageoftheblow

SteppingBeyondLightPrana
Cost:
10m
Mins:
MartialArts:CrystalChameleonStyle5,Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Mastery
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
ShatteredCrystalRebuke,DeathfromNowhereMethod
ThemartialartistfocusesherEssenceintoherlungsthenbreathesitoutintoheranima,which
shiversintoakaleidoscopethatexpandstointermittentlyflickerthroughanareawithinClose
rangeofher,roughlycenteredonthemartialartistandmovingwithher.Whilethisemphatically
announcestheBlindingPrism'sgeneralpresence,italsoconcealsherpreciselocation.She
mayalwaysattempttoestablishsurprise,eveniftheattemptwouldnormallybeimpossibledue
toalackofcoverorconcealmentoptions.Anynonareaattackwhichdependsonsightwhen
targetingherhasa50%chanceoffailing,strikingoneoftheflickeringcolorsinsteadofher.
Rollasingled10beforemakingtheattacktheattackautomaticallymissesiftherollis15.
TheeffectsofSteppingBeyondLightPranaaresuspendedwhenthemartialartistattacksuntil
hernextaction.Thecharmendsifthemartialartistisdealtdamagebyadecisiveattack.

Mastery
ThemartialartistmayactivateSteppingBeyondLightPranareflexivelyinresponseto
beingattacked.

LongLostRepositoriesofEsotericWisdom
Forfivescorecenturies,theFivescoreFellowshiphavepracticedtheesotericmovementsand
exoticwisdomsknownasmartialarts,anditisnotfornothingthattheyarecalledPeerless
Masters.VirtuallyeverymartialartthathaseverbeenpracticedinCreationisknowntothem,
recordedbytheSageSupremeandJudgeoftheHonorableCombat,
Pankration
,GodofMartial
Arts.WithintheCrimsonPanoplyofVictoryaremanualsandscrollsdescribingtechniques
whichhavebeenlosttoCreationsincebeforethedawnoftheFirstAge.

Ingeneral,martialartsstylesarecompleteeventheSiderealsmaynotsimplyamendthe
revealedwisdomoftheknownstyles.However,theSiderealsareuniquelyawareofsubtle
interplaysthatexistbetweenstyles.Sometimes,twostylescometogetherinonlyasingle
techniqueorcharmothersmergeandformfusionstyles,meldingtheexpressionoftwomartial
truthsintoasinglewhole.SuchsynthesisareknownasWushuArtsknowledgeofthemis
almostcompletelylostfromCreation,althoughaveryfewsurviveasthemostjealouslyguarded
secrettechniquesofafewmartiallineagesandmysticsocieties.
Anddespitefivescorecenturies,noteveryWushuArtisknownorcanbeknown.Itispossible
thatabstrusewisdomyetunrevealedawaitsandwhenthestudentisready,thecurtainwillbe
lifted.

NoWushuArthasbeendiscoveredwithintherarifiedwisdomsexpressedbySiderealMartial
Arts,eitherbetweenoneanotherorwithalesserart.Thisdoesnotstopspeculationthatsuch
marvelsmaystillexist,butiftheydo,Jupiteralonemayknowthesecrettounlockingthem.

WushuCharmsandStylesdonothaveanabilityratingoftheirown.Whentheycallfora
martialartsaction,themartialartistmayusewhicheverratingofthestylesthatcomposethe
esotericartsheprefers.
WushuCharmsandStyleswillalmostalwaysabidebythemostrestrictiveweaponsandarmor
restrictionofthetwocompositedstyles.

COBRASTYLE
WushuUnionofSnakeandBlackClaw

TheoriginsofCobraStyleareobscuresomeclaimitwasinventedbyaSiderealdrivenmadin
thewakeoftheUsurpation.Afterbetrayingandmurderinghisownstudent,seeingthe
excessesoftheShogunatewasmorethanhecouldbear.Othersclaimitisahellsentstyle,for
onlythedevilscouldholdsuchcontemptandpoisonintheirhearts.Buthereisthetruth
neithertheblackclawnorcoldbloodedserpentfeelpity,orremorse,orlove.Theyareas
beautifulandascoldasthestarsinthesky,andcanbeguiletheirpreyaseasily.

WeaponsandArmor:
CobraStylecharmsmayonlybepracticedunarmed,althoughtheymay
alwaysbestuntedtodeallethaldamage.Theyareincompatiblewitharmor.

ShowingtheCobra'sFangs
Cost:
5m,1wp
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
FlexingtheEmeraldClaw
Themartialartistraisestheirarms,withfingertipspointingdownward,showingherenemythe
fangsofthebeasttheyface.Herunarmedattacksaretreatedasdualwieldinglightartifact
weaponwiththefollowingtagsGrappling,Lethal,MartialArts,Natural,Piercing.Sheisstill
unarmedforthepurposeofusingmartialartscharms.
Terrestrial:
Ifthemartialartistentersinitiativecrash,theylosethefocusneededtomaintainthe
charm,endingtheeffectprematurely.

CobraEyeSplendor
Cost:
3m,2i,1wp
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Witheringonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
StrikingCobraTechnique
Thedangerofthecobraisnotintheirdeadlypoison,butintheknowledgethatthepoisonis
deadly.Oncethemartialartistfixesherbalefulgazeuponherprey,mostsimplysurrenderand
waitfortheinevitable.ShemayuseCobraEyeSplendortomakeawitheringmartialartsattack
outtoShortrange,substitutingManipulationforDexterityandAppearanceforStrength.Her
victimdefendswithResolveinsteadofparryingordodging,andsoakswithCharismainsteadof
Stamina.Thisattackignoressoakprovidedbyarmor,althoughsoakprovidedbymagical
effectsofthevictimstillapplies.
CobraEyeSplendordependsonthevictim'sownfearparalyzinganddefeatingthemtargets
whichcannotfeelfearareimmune.

CobraForm
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
SnakeForm,BlackClawForm,ShowingtheCobra'sFangs,CobraEye
Splendor
Themartialartistlowersherheadassheraisesandspreadsherarms,sinkingclosetothe
groundbutreadytostrikeanddestroyanywhocomewithinreach.WhilesheisCobraForm,
hermartialartsattacksareallconsideredtobecoatedwithsnakevenom(Exaltedp.234

2i/round(LinCrash),3rounds,3penalty)anyinitiativelostduetothispoisonisgainedbythe
martialartist.Additionally,shesuffersnopenaltieswhenactingwhileprone.
Specialactivationrules
Whenthemartialartistcrashesanopponentwithanattackenhanced
withShowingtheCobra'sFangsorCobraEyeSplendor,shemayreflexivelyenterCobraForm.

TouchofFinality
Cost:
5m,3i,1wp
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
EssenceVenomStrike,HeartRippingClaw,CobraForm
Withasinglestrike,thecobra'svenombringssuddendeathtoit'svictimswithasingletouch,
themartialartist'sattacksdothesame.TouchofFinalityenhancesadecisiveattackmadeby
themartialartistifsheinflictsatleastoneleveloflethaldamage,shemaycausethetargetto
sufferallremainingintervalsofdamagefromallpoisonsinhissystematonce.Ifthisresultsin
thevictimbeingcrashed,themartialartistmaymakeanadditionalreflexivedecisiveattack
againsthim.

MANTISSTYLE
WushuUnionofTigerandCrane
OneoftheoldestknownoftheWushustyles,theMantiscombinesthesavagepowerofthe
TigerwiththeeleganceandgraceoftheCrane,revealingthetruththatviolenceis
fundamentallyaquestionofcontrolbycontrollingoneself,onecontrolstheenemyby
controllingtheenemy,onecontrolstheworld.

WeaponsandArmor
:MantisStylecharmsmayonlybepracticedunarmed,focusingon
powerfularmbars,lashingstrikesandlightningfastkicks.Theyareincompatiblewitharmor.

LeapingMantisTechnique
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
CrimsonLeapingCatTechnique
Despiteit'ssmallsize,themantiscanleapwithterrifyingspeed.Themartialartistemulatesthis
speed,gatheringtheirEssenceintheirlegsforapowerfuljumpatthestartofhostilities.
LeapingMantisTechniqueenhancestheinitialJoinBattleroll,allowingthemartialartistto
rerollupto(Essence)failures.Additionally,theymayreflexivelymoveonerangebandcloser
toanyenemywhomshebeatonJoinBattlebeforethefightbegins.
Terrestrial
ThemartialartistdoesnotgettheJoinBattlererolls.

GraspingMantisDefense
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Clash
Duration:
PrerequisiteCharms:
EmpoweringJusticeRedirection
Thehardclawsofthemantisarepowerful,yetwieldedwithprecisioncare.Themartialartist
copiesthisstrengthandspeed,forcingareflexivemartialartsclashattackinanattemptto
disarmsomeonewhoattacksherorsomeonesheisguardingwithdefendother.Herattacker
mustbewithincloserange.

MantisForm
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
TigerForm,CraneForm,LeapingMantisTechnique,GraspingMantis
Defense
Tothemantis,theworldseemsaterriblyslowthing,andthemartialartistlearnstoseethe
worldasthemantisdoes.ShereducesOnslaughtpenaltiestoherdefenseby2,andwinsties
ondefense.Additionally,themantisdoesnotreleaseitscapturedpreythemartialartist
ignoresthepenaltytoherdefensewhilegrapplinganddoesnotforfeitaroundofcontrolwhen
attacked(althoughshedoeslosecontrolasnormalwhenshetakesdamage).
Specialactivationrules
Whenthemartialartistdefendsagainstanattackwithsuccesses
equaltoherdefense,shemayreflexivelyenterMantisForm,andgainthebenefitsoftheform
beforedeterminingiftheattackhits.

EnmityEndingTechnique
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
AngryPredatorFrenzy,WisdomoftheCelestialCrane,MantisForm
Withanumberofdeceptivelysmalljointlocksandtwists,themartialartistruinsheropponent,
leavingthembrokenupontheground.Inthisfashiondoessheendtheenmityoftheenemy,
andbringpeaceattheendofthebattle.EnmityEndingTechniquesupplementsadecisive
savagingattackinagrapple.Themartialartistaddsallremainingroundsofcontrolshehasto
herinitiativebeforerollingdamage.Foreachlevelofdamageinflicted,hervictimsuffersa1
penaltyfromthepainoftheirbrokenandruinedbodyfortheremainderofthescene.Victims
mayalwaysopttotakeanappropriatecripplinginjurytoreducethisdamage,eveniftheyhave
alreadytakenacripplinginjuryinthisstory.

WHITEVEILSTYLE
WushuUnionofDreamingPearlCourtesanandThroneShadow

Thereisnosignificancetowearingawhiteveil,oranythingwhite,intheregionofyourface.It
isnotthesymbolofasecretsociety,norofasecretanddeadlymartialartsstyleassociated
withthatsociety,whichdoesnothaveinfluenceinmanynations.Sodon'tworryaboutninjas.
But,ifsuchathingmattered...itwouldpossiblybefoundintheWushuunionoftheindependent
DreamingPearlCourtesanandthesubtlemachinationsoftheThroneShadow,revealinga
greatertruthofthesharedbrotherhoodofconspirators.Theoriginsdefinitelywouldnotbe
unclear,norwoulditbeajealouslyguardedsecret.

WeaponsandArmor:
WhiteVeilStylewouldnothaveanyobviousweaponsbeyondherown
hands,assuchthingscoulddeclaimthemartialartist'sintentions.Itwouldalsobeincompatible
witharmor,althoughexplicitlycompatiblewiththearmorgrantedbyPearlescentFiligree
Defense.

OwlClutchesattheNight
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform,Mastery
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
DemureCarpFeint,LionMouseStratagem
Itwouldbemostindelicateforthemartialartisttomakeanattackwhichwasnotcarriedthrough
tocompletionifanattacksupplementedbyOwlClutchesattheNightisnotsuccessful,the
martialartistmayretroactivelyhavetakenanyothercombatactionasidefromattacking.Any
resourcesspentontheabortedattackarestillspent.
Mastery
Themartialartistmayspend1willpowerwhenactivatingOwlClutchesattheNight
recoverupto(Essence)motesspentenhancingtheabortedattack.

BlindedByLaughter
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ShadowLostinCourt,OwlClutchesattheNight
Itseemscomicalthatsomeoneascharmingasthemartialartistcouldengageinasduplicitous
andcruelathingasanunexpectedattack,andsonooneseessuchathingcoming.Thefirst
attackthemartialartistmakesinasceneistreatedasanambush,evenifthevictimwasaware
ofherpresenceorhadahigherinitiative.

BirdsongOverBlades
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
FragrantPetalFascinationKata,OwlClutchesattheNight
Itisbettertotalkthantofight,butbetterstilltotalkandgainanadvantageinthefight.The
martialartistmayenhanceanysocialinfluenceactiontheytakeduringcombatwithBirdsong
OverBladesiftheinfluenceovercomeshervictim'sResolve,shegainsinitiativeequaltothe
thresholdsuccesses.
Terrestrial
BirdsongOverBladescostanadditionalpointofwillpowertouse.

OneThousandVeilsOfWhite
Cost:

Mins:
Essence4
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
WorldasWeaponMastery,InvokingtheChimera'sCoils,BlindedBy
Laughter,BirdsongOverBlades
Thestrengthofasecretsocietyrestsnotinthatofanyonemembers,butinthemembershipas
awhole.OneThousandVeilsofWhiteimprovesWorldasWeaponMastery,allowingthe
martialartisttouseanyinstantdurationDreamingPearlCourtesanorWhiteVeilcharmin
additiontoanyinstantThroneShadowcharmtoenhancehershadowfingers.

IndividualWushuTechniques
SilverTongueDevil
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
VoiceoftheNightBird,BlossomofInevitableDemise
UnitingtheRighteousDevil'sabilitytoburnthewickedandSilverVoicedNightingalesdeadly
song,themartialartistlearnstospithotfireshemayactivateSilverTongueDeviltoenhance
anyattackmadewiththekiaiprovidedbyVoiceoftheNightbird,addingtheFlametag.These
burstsofburningsongareexplicitlycompatiblewithbothSilverVoicedNightingaleand
RighteousDevilcharms.

SteelReaperStyle
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence2

Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Terrestrial
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WhiteReaperForm,SteelDevilForm
BetweenthecoldfuryoftheWhiteReaperandtheblazingspeedoftheSteelDevilisthe
electriccrashoftheSteelReaper.AmartialartistwholearnsSteelReaperStylemayalways
treatpaired,dualwieldedswordsascompatiblewithWhiteReapercharms.
Additionally,shemaytransformhalosgeneratedbyWhiteReaperintooffhandcharge,and
offhandchargefromSteelDevilintohalos.Doingsocosts3mpertransformation,andmayonly
beperformed(Essence)timesperturneachhaloisworththreepointsofoffhandcharge.
Terrestrial
SteelReaperStylemayonlybeusedonceperturn

BlindingLightTechnique
Cost:
1a
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Counterattack
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ElusiveFlickerEvasion,FlashingLeavesEvasion
Shadowandlightseemlikeopposites,butthemartialartistknowsthatthetwoareinherently
linkedwithoutlight,therearenoshadows,andvictimscanseenobetterinblindingbrilliance
thantotaldarkness.Whenthemartialartistisattacked,shemaymakeadecisivecounterattack
beforetheattackresolves,hurlingafragmentofheranimaintotheeyesofherattackertoblind
themthisisagambitwithadifficultyof3.Ifsuccessful,thetargetisblinded(sufferinga3
penaltytoallactionsdependingonsight)forthenext5turnsuntiltheburninglightofthethrown
animafades.

AmaranthineBoundary
Cost:

Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BlindingNovaFlare,LifeSeveringBlow
ThemartialartistimbuesherbladewiththeessenceofEndings,sharpeningittoanimpossible
degree.WhensheenhancesthedamagingfollowupattackofBlindingNovaFlarewith
LifeSeveringBlow,shegains1initiativeafterresettingtobaseforeachsuccessonthe
damageroll.

VeiledArtsofHeaven
InadditiontothetraditionalformsofMartialArtspracticedinCreation,theSiderealExalted
practiceacollectionofsecretartsandenlightenedtechniques,whicharecollectivelyknownas
SiderealMartialArts.Untilrecently,nomemberoftheExaltedHostcouldlearnSiderealMartial
ArtswithouteitherbeingaSidereal,orbeingtutoredbyoneeventhen,onlySolarscouldmatch

theirsifus.ItisassumedthatDeathsLawgiverscouldlikewisebetrained,butthusfar,no
Siderealisknowntohavetakensuchapupil.

Recently,RakanThuliohasboastedthattheGetimanExaltedoutstriptheChosenofthe
Maidensinbothmasteryandenlightenment.ThatthesemysteriousChosenhaveexhibited
secrettechniquesandenlightenedartscomparabletotheSiderealsthemselvestestifiestothe
impossibletruthofthisboast.WhethertheGetimanExaltedaretrulycapableofindependent
masteryofSiderealMartialArts,orifthey,liketheSolars,aresimplycapableofbeingtaught
andhaveawillingsifuinRakanThulioisnotknownbutitiscertainthatthesemysterious
ChosenarecapableofmatchingtheSiderealExaltedspeerlessmasteryinoneformor
another.

EachSiderealandGetimianExaltediscapableoflearningoneSiderealMartialArtscharmper
dotofEssenceshepossesses.SolarsandAbyssalsarecapableoflearningoneSidereal
MartialArtscharmperdotofEssencetheypossessabovetwothatis,theycanlearn1charm
atEssence3,asecondcharmatEssence4,andathirdatEssence5.Additionally,allExalted
capableoflearningSiderealMartialArtscharmscanlearnonecharmpertraditionalstylewhich
theyhavemastered.WushuArts,alreadyblendingtwotruthsintoone,neitherhinderorassist
themartialartistsabilitytolearnthemorefundamentalideaswithintheHiddenArtsofHeaven.

SiderealMartialArtsdonothaveadistinctabilityrating.WhenaSiderealMartialArtscharm
callsforamartialartsroll,themartialartistmayselectwhichmartialartabilitytheyareusingto
executetheaction.

PRISMATICARRANGEMENTOFCREATION
ThePrismaticArrangementofCreationisassumedtobethefirstoftheVeiledArtsofHeaven
discovereditexpressesthefundamentaltruthsofCreationthroughtheEssenceofthemartial
artist,allowingthemtoreflectanddirectthatpower.Manysifusconsiderthistobeanexcellent
firststyletolearntheFormsofCreationeachsynergizewellwithmostoftheUnveiledArts,and
allowpotentanduniqueexpressionsofmartialpoweronbothattackanddefenseaperfect
blendingofthepracticalandphilosophical.

WeaponsandArmor:
PrismaticArrangementofCreationFormsmaynotbeassumedifthe
martialartistbearsanynonNaturalweaponsandisincompatiblewitharmor.

FourMagicalMaterialsForm
Cost:
12m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Themartialartistknowsthefuturehiddenwithinstarmetalshehaslearnedthedancehiddenin

moonsilvershehasbravedtheheatofthevolcanoforgefromwhichorihalcumrisesshehas
befriendedthefiveauthoritiesofjade.Withthesetruths,shetransformsherselfintoaliving
artifact.
WhilethemartialartistisintheFourMagicalMaterialsForm,treatherunarmedattacksas
pairedmediumartifacthandtohandweaponswiththeLethal,Brawl,Grappling,MartialArts,
NaturalandPiercingtags.Increasehernaturalsoakby+8,andincreaseherHardnessto7ifit
islessthan7.
Asalivingartifact,themartialartistmayevendevelopevocationsastheyaredrawmoredeeply
onthebondbetweenthemselvesandthefourmagicalmaterials.
Specialactivationrules
Ifthemartialartisttakesthreeconsecutiveturnsduringcombatusing
miscellaneousactionsdiscardingweapons,armor,andanyartifactsshecarries,shemay
reflexivelyassumetheFourMagicalMaterialsFormattheendofthethirdaction.

ManseandDemesneForm
Cost:
12m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Themartialartistseeswitheyesclosedshehearstheessenceoftheworld,andtastestheflow
ofpowerasitmovesin,aroundandthroughher.Shehasswumnakedinthedragonlinesof
Creation,andcancallthoselinesofpowertoher.WhensheenterstheManseandDemesne
Form,hereyesareeachreplacedwithstandardHearthstones,whileagreaterhearthstone
blossomsuponherforehead.Thethreehearthstoneswhichappearrepresentthemartial
artist'sinnerselfandconnectiontoCreationtheyshouldbeselectedwhenthecharmis
purchased,butmaybechangedwiththestoryteller'sapprovalifthecharacterofthemartial
artistchangesdramatically.Herhearthstoneeyesfunctionasnormaleyesifthemartialartistis
normallyblindduetolackofordamagetohereyes,thenshewillbeabletoseenormallywhile
sheremainsinthisForm.
Specialactivationrules
Ifthemartialartisttakesthreeconsecutiveturnsduringcombatacting
withhereyesclosedandusingamiscellaneousactiontomeditateuponthenatureofCreation,
shemayreflexivelyassumetheManseandDemesneFormattheendofthethirdaction.

SoulFireShaperForm
Cost:
12m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Themartialartistdoesnotknowpower,anymorethansheknowsherself.Insteadsheis
power,drawingstrengthfromthecoldwhiteflameofherhighersoulandthehotblackflameof
herlowersoul.Sheholdsbothfiresclosetoherheart,andignitesintoabonfireofpower.

WhensheassumesSoulFireShaperForm,themartialartist'sanimarisestoiconic,and
personalmotesshespendscontributetoheranimaasiftheywereperipheral.
WhilesheisintheSoulFireShaperForm,themartialartisttreatsanyreferencestoher
Essenceforcalculatingtheeffectsofacharmorotherpowerasbeingonegreaterthanitis,
andmaysubstituteherenhancedEssenceforanyotherattributeorabilitywhichhasalower
rating.Thisdoesnotgivethemartialartistaccesstopowersshecouldnotnormallyreachfor
example,aSolaratEssence2intheSoulFireShaperFormwouldnotgaintheMasterybenefit
ofKindlySifu'sQuill(Exaltedp.445),whichrequiresEssence3norcanshepurchaseor
otherwiseaccesspowerswhichrequireEssencegreaterthanhernormalrating.However,it
doesincreaseanyothereffectwhichconsiderthemartialartist'sattributesorabilities,suchas
theSiderealorSolardicecaps,charmssuchasStrikingCobraTechnique(Exaltedp.427),
sorcerousspellssuchasDeathofObsidianButterflies(Exaltedp.472),orevenEvocations
suchasSinuousLiquidEscape(Exaltedp.608).
Specialactivationrules
Anytimethemartialartist'sanimagoesfromdimtoiconicinasingle
action,shemayreflexivelyassumetheSoulFireShaperForm.

ExaltationWaysForm
Cost:
12m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Themartialartistmeditatesonthefusionofdivineandmortalforms,whichcometogetherinthe
Exaltation.HermindtracesthelivesandmysteriesoftheIncarnae,oftheFireExigent,andthe
SecondBreath.Withthisunderstanding,shecandrawuponanyandallofthepowersofthe
ExaltedHostasshedoesso,anappropriatecasteoraspectmarkingwillbrieflyshimmeronor
beforeher,fadingintheactionaftersheassumestheform.Whenthemartialartistenters
ExaltationWaysForm,shemaygainsaccesstotheanimaabilitiesofanothercasteoraspectof
Exalted.Forexample,whenUzuki,SiderealandChosenofBattles,enterstheExaltationWays
Form,shemaygaintheanimaabilitiesofaDawnCasteSolar(Exaltedp.175)aswellasher
ownanimapowersasaChosenofBattles.Themartialartistmayswitchtheanimaabilitiesshe
hasaccesstobytakingamiscellaneousactionandspendingapointofwillpower.Shemay
onlyusetheanimaabilitiesaftershehasbeeninthepresenceofanExaltwithhisanimaraised
toiconic,butonceknownsuchananimaisalwaysaccessible.
Specialactivationrules
WheneverthemartialartistiswithinMediumrangeofanotherExalt
who'sanimareachesIconicforthefirsttimeinascene,shemayreflexivelyenterExaltation
WaysForm,matchingthecasteoraspectoftheExaltedwhoinspiredher.

PrismaticArrangementofCreationForm
Cost:
18m
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form

Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
FourMagicalMaterialsForm,ManseandDemesneForm,SoulFire
ShaperForm,ExaltationWaysForm
Themartialartistcloseshereyes,andvanishes.SheexistsElsewherefortwoturns,becoming
onewithallthings.Whenshereturns,shereturnsclothedinmajesty,accompaniedbythe
scentofcherryblossomsandfreshcutpalm.WhilesheisinthePrismaticArrangementof
CreationForm,themartialartistmayeithergainthebenefitofanytwocharmssheknowswith
theFormkeyword,orallfourofthePrismaticArrangementofCreationFormcharms.
PrismaticArrangementofCreationFormhasnospecialactivationrules.

CHARCOALMARCHOFSPIDERS
SometimesknownastheNinePointsoftheFirstborn,theCharcoalMarchofSpidersStyle
focusesonemulatingthepowerandinsatiablehungerofthepatternspidersthatworktheLoom
ofFate.Despitethename,onlysixcharmsofthestylearecommonlytaughtitisgenerally
believedthatthefinaltwocharmsandtheCharcoalMarchofSpidersFormexistashighly
secrettechniques,taughttoonlythemostworthy...orthattheyhavebeenlostoverthevastgulf
ofyears.

WeaponsandArmor:
TheCharcoalMarchofSpidersstylemaybepracticedwithknives,
sevensectionstaves,orwhileunarmed.Thisstyleisincompatiblewitharmor.

DanceoftheHungrySpider(FirstLeg)
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thespidersarealwayshungry,andthemartialartistlearnstoappreciatewhatthathungrycan
drive.Aftermakingasuccessfuldecisiveattack,themartialartistmayuseDanceoftheHungry
Spidertoreflexivelytakearushordisengageaction,addinganumberofnoncharmsuccesses
equaltothelevelsofdamageinflictedbytheattack.Shealsogainsanoncharmbonustoher
Evasionequaltothenumberofsuccesses.

NestofLivingStrands(SecondLeg)
Cost:
7m,1wp,1ipertarget
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Theweboffatecastbythepatternspidersensnaresallthings,andsodoesthemartialartist
learntocastanallencompassingweb.Thisisaspecialgambitshemakesasinglemartialarts
attackagainstanynumberoftargetsatcloserange,payingoneinitiativepertarget.Ifshehits

anyofthem,sherollsherinitiativeaspernormalwithagambit,andgainscontrolofagrapple
withallthevictimsshehitforanumberofturnsequaltotheinitiativeroll.
Duringeachturnshecontrolsthegrapple,themartialartistmayselectivelysavage,release,
restrain,orthroweachtargetindividually,orshemaydragallofthetargetsasone.
NestofLivingStrandsmaytargetimmaterialcreatures,althoughitprovidesnospecialabilityto
detectsuchbeings.Iftheyaresuccessfullygrappled,dematerializedbeingsaretreatedas
materialforallpurposesuntilthegrappleends.

MawofDrippingVenom(ThirdLeg)
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thevenomofthepatternspidersiscorrosivebeyondcomparison,foriteatsawayatthewill
andessenceofthosewhowoulddefyfate.Themartialartistenhancesadecisiveattackwith
MawofDrippingVenomifsheinflictsatleastonelevelofdamage,thetargetisinflictedwith
PatternSpiderVenom.
PatternSpiderVenomisapoisonwiththefollowingtraits:5m/round,6rounds,(Essence)
penalty.Ifthevictimhasnomotes,eitherbecausetheydonotpossessamotepoolorbecause
theirmotepoolisempty,theyinsteadlose1temporarywillpower.Iftheyhaveneithermotes
norwillpower,thepenaltyisdoubled.

ThumbnailSpiderMarch(FourthLeg)
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thenumbersofthepatternspidersisbeyondcountingtheircollectivehungercannotbe
fathomed.Onceperscene,themartialartistmayunleashthathungeragainstherenemiesshe
usesThumbnailSpiderMarchandmakesadecisiveattackagainsteveryone(friendandfoe)in
Closerange,applyingherdamageequallytoeachpersonhit.ThumbnailSpiderMarchisreset
whenthemartialartistsuccessfullyrushesintocloserangewiththreeormoreenemies.

JumpingSpiderStrike(FifthLeg)
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thespeedofthepatternspidersisswifterthanthought,andnomatterthechoiceyoumake,the

weaveoffatewillraceahead.Onceperscene,themartialartistmayuseJumpingSpiderStrike
topounceuponanenemy.Shevanishes,reappearinganywhereshecanclearlyseeatupto
Longdistance,makingadecisiveattackagainsthervictim.Ifherinitiativeishigherthanthatof
hervictim,thisattackisalsounexpected.JumpingSpiderStrikeallowsthemartialartistto
reachanywhereadematerializedspiritcouldreachshewillpassthroughwallsasswiftlyasa
ghostandoverragingriversaseasilyasagod.However,wardswhichcanhedgeout
immaterialbeingsareproofagainsttheJumpingSpiderStrike,andit'sutilityismorelimitedin
placeswherespiritandflesharealreadyunitedsuchthatdematerializationisnotimpossible,
suchaswithinaspiritssanctum,inYuShan,orintheUnderworld.JumpingSpiderStrikeis
resetwhenthemartialartisthasrebuilttoinitiative14+.

PatternSpiderTouch(SixthLeg)
Cost:
7m,7i
Mins:
Essence4
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Theworldiswhatthepatternspidersmakeofitwiththistechnique,themartialartistjoinsthem
inthisprivilege.Onceperscene,themartialartistmayactivatePatternSpiderTouchtomakea
martialartsgambitagainstanopponentatcloserange,withdifficulty(target'sEssence+2).
PatternSpiderTouchcanstrikedematerializedbeings.Ifsuccessful,shemayreshapeher
victiminalmostanyfashion.Thetargetmaybekilled,renderedunconscious,orpermanently
wipedfromexistencetheymayhaveanynumberofnaturalintimacies(thosenotprotectedby
someactiveeffect,suchastheloyaltyofasummoneddemon)addedorremovedatany
strength,andshemayeventransformhervictim,addingorstrippingawayanynumberof
supernaturalandinnatemerits,aswellasshufflingattributeandabilitydots.
Ifthevictimsurvives,hispermanentEssencerating,Willpower,andanystorymeritshehaswill
beunaffected.TheexperiencecostofanyCharmshehaslostaccessto,duetochangesof
attributeorabilitydots,arerefunded.VictimsofPatternSpiderTouchwhoareExaltedcannot
bestrippedoftheirExaltationbymeansofthischarmshortofdeath,eitherbydirectreshaping
orbyattemptingtoturnhimintosomethingsoinhumanhisExaltationdeparts.
TheeffectofPatternSpiderToucharetypicallypermanent,althoughcertainpotentmagics,
suchasDestinyManifestingMethod(Exaltedp.304)mayallowthevictimameanstorestore
themselvestotheirformerstate.

SAPPHIREVEILOFPASSION
AlsoknownastheTwiceBornStyleduetohavingbeenindependentlydiscoveredtwice,
SapphireVeilofPassiondrawsinspirationfromthefireoflustandpassionthatburnswithinall
livingbeings.ManyyoungerSiderealsmakejokes(orsecretlywonder)atwhatthetrainingfor
thisVeiledArtofHeavenentails,andridiculethosewhodevotethemselvestoitsstudy.This
ridiculeusuallylastsonlyuntiltheymeetwithapractitionereventheonesthatdon'tcomeaway

halfinlovewiththementorthatjustthrashedthemareforcedtoadmittothestyle's
efficaciousness.

Weaponsandarmor:
SapphireVeilofPassionpermitstheuseoftheUrumi,orribbonsword,
aswellastheartifactequivalent,thefloatingribbon.Itisincompatiblewitharmor,butdoes
traditionallyallowabucklertobewornaswell.
Urumi:
LightmeleeweaponLethal,MartialArts,Disarming,Flexible,Reaching
FloatingRibbon:
LightartifactmeleeweaponLethal,MartialArts,Disarming,Flexible,Reaching
Buckler:
LightmeleeweaponMelee,Shield

SatisfyingIdleFantasy
Cost:
3m,2i
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Dual
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Passionbeginsasfantasy,whichdemandssatisfaction.Themartialartistkindlesandsatisfies
suchafantasyinasinglemotion,leavinghervictimstunnedandconfused.SatisfyingIdle
Fantasymaybeusedtoenhanceeitherawitheringattackorawitheringsavagewhenincontrol
ofagrapple.ThemartialartistaddsherAppearancetoherStrengthfordeterminingraw
damage.Additionally,ifthisattack'sdamageexceedshervictim'sResolve,italsoinstillsatieof
lustorfascinationtowardsherinhim,orenhancesanexistingtieofthesame.Ifhervictimis
crashedbyanattackinstillingthistie,orSatisfyingIdleFantasyisusedtoenhanceawithering
savage,thecosttoresistthisinfluenceisincreasedto3willpower.

SapphireVeilofPassionForm
Cost:
8m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
SatisfyingIdleFantasy
AssumingtheSapphireVeilofPassionForm,themartialartistkindlestheblueflameofpassion
inher,anddrawingtheattentionofalluponthefield.Anyonewhohasapositivetietowardsher
subtractssuccessesequaltotherankofthetiewhentheytakeanyactionotherthanrushingor
attemptingtograppleher,aswellasfromtheirdefenseagainstherattacksadditionally,she
gainsoneinitiativeandtwoadditionalmotesperturninwhichshespendsatCloserangewith
anopponentwhoholdsamajorordefiningpositivetietowardsher,drawingonthestrengthof
herenemy'sardor.
Specialactivationrules
Ifthemartialartistsuccessfullycreatesorstrengthensapositivetie
towardsherselfinanenemyafterjoiningbattle,shemayreflexivelyentertheSapphireVeilof
PassionForm.

YellowDragonFlight
Cost:
(1wp)
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Dual
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
SapphireVeilofPassionForm
Themartialartistdrawsonthehot,activeelementofsexuality,thrustingforwardwithan
irresistibleattack.YellowDragonFlightenhancesSatisfyingIdleFantasybyspending1
willpowerwhenusingSatisfyingIdleFantasy,theattackalsobecomesunblockableandignores
soak.AsuccessfulattackenhancedbyYellowDragonFlightagainstanenemywhoholdsa
majorordefiningpositivetietowardsthemartialartistawards1willpower.

BlackDragonCoils
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SapphireVeilofPassionForm
Themartialartistdrawsonthecool,passiveelementofsexuality,acceptingheropponent's
attackandsmotheringtheheatofitaway.BlackDragonCoilsenhancesherdefenseifshe
successfullydefendsherselffromtheattack,shesteals1initiativefromtheattackerifthe
attackissuccessful,thenthemartialartistmayreflexivelyattempttoinstillanintimacyoflustor
fascinationtowardsherinhim.BlackDragonCoilrewardstwomoteswhenthemartialartist
stealsinitiativefromanenemywhoholdsamajorordefiningpositivetietowardsthemartial
artist.

ThousandDesiresRibbon
Cost:
(1wp)
Mins:
Essence4
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
YellowDragonFlight,BlackDragonCoils
Theheatandthecoolofthemartialartist'spassioncombinestoformaribbonofelectricblue
light,arcingaroundtheminareflectionofherthousandachingdesires.Whensheenters
SapphireVeilofPassionForm,themartialartistmayspendapointofwillpowertoactivate
ThousandDesiresRibbon.Theribbonfloatsandmovesaroundthemartialartist,reflectingher
desiresfrommomenttomomenteachturn,theribbonactsonthemartialartist'sinitiative,
allowinghertotakeoneofthefollowingactionsinadditiontohernormalaction:
Shemaysettheribbontodefendherselfuntilhernextaction,shegainsthebenefitof
BlackDragonCoilsonalldefenses.
ShemaymakeawitheringattackanenemyouttoShortrangethisattackis

automaticallyenhancedwithSatisfyingIdleFantasy.
Shemayattempttoperformadisarm,distractorgrapplegambitagainstanenemyoutto
Shortrange.

OBSIDIANSHARDSOFINFINITY
Betweenthisworldandanotherisanimpossiblythinyetadamantbarrierinblackglass,silver
sheenorbronzereflection,mirrorsofferaglimpseintoelsewhere.Martialartistswhostudythe
ObsidianShardsofInfinitylearntotransgressthisboundary,drawinguponthestrengthofthe
mirrorworldandthetwistedpossibilitiesthatmighthavebeen,choosewhatwillbeandwhat
won'tbeaseasilyachildpickingflowersinafield.Oftenaccusedofvanityforthemirrorsthey
keepcloseathand,thesemartialartistswouldnomoregowithouttheirreflectionsthana
generalwouldtakethefieldbereftoftheirarmy,andformuchthesamereason.

Weaponsandarmor
:ObsidianShardsofInfinitymaybepracticedunarmed,orwhilewielding
anypairedweapons.Ifarmed,themartialartistmustalwaysbearmedwithpairedweapons
theloseofonedisruptthesymmetrytheymustmaintainforthestyle.Itisincompatiblewith
armor.

RippleinSilverGlass
Cost:
4m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Mirrorstwist,buttheydonotliethatistheprovinceofthoseonthissideofthesilverglass.The
martialartistlearnstotwistandreflectasamirror,swappingherlikenessforthereflectionofher
victim.
TouseRippleinSilverGlass,themartialartistmustbeabletoclearlyseehertargetinasolid
reflectivesurfaceshadowsorwaterypoolsaretoounstabletousethistechnique.Afterdoing
so,sheeffectivelybecomestheduplicateofhervictimshegainsphantomsofanyequipment
hebears,perfectlyemulateshisvoiceandmannerisms,andcannotbedistinguishedby
mundaneormagicalattemptsatpiercingthedisguise,asthereisnodisguisetopierce.She
evengainsaccesstothevictim'smemoriesandknowledge,althoughlearningspecificpiecesof
informationwillrequireafocused(Intelligence+MartialArts)actionagainstthevictim's
Resolve.
Attheendofeachscene,themartialartistmaycommitanadditionalmotetoremaininher
mirroredformforanotherscene.
RippleinSilverGlassdoesnotgrantthemartialartisttheattributes,abilitiesormagicalqualities
ofhervictim.

ShattertheBalance
Cost:
1m,1wp
Mins:
Essence2

Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Mirrorsshowonlyandalwaysshowwhatispresent,andthelightofalanternthatilluminates
thedarkmaybedazzlingwhenreflectedbackatthesource.Themartialartistlearnstocopy
charms,spellsandpowerssheexperiencesfirsthand,turningthoseartsagainsttheirwielder.
Whenthemartialartistwitnessesacharmorotheressencedrivenpowerbeingused,shemay
learntoduplicatetheeffectfortheremainderofthescene.ShattertheBalancedoesnotallow
themartialartisttolearnanimaabilities,powersthatdrawontheowner'sphysicalorspiritual
nature(suchasaLunar'sabilitytoshapeshift,aLiminal'sabilitytoreturntolife,oraSidereal's
abilitytodonaresplendentdestiny),theexcellenciesofotherbeings,orsorcerousspellsor
workingsbeyondherinitiation.ShemustmeettheEssenceminimumforthepowerinorderto
useit,butneednotmeettheattribute,abilityorprerequisitecharmrequirements.Themartial
artistmaycopyanynumberofcharmsatonce,butmustpayforShattertheBalanceforeach
charmthuscopied.
ShattertheBalancedoesnotcostawillpowertocopythecharmsandabilitiesofanindividual
themartialartistisduplicatingwithRippleinSilverGlass.

ObsidianShardsofInfinityForm
Cost:
10m
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Form
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
RippleinSilverGlass,ShattertheBalance
Mirrorsreflect,makingonethingappearastwo.ByassumingtheObsidianShardsofInfinity
Form,themartialartistlearnstoreflectherself,usingtheechoesofherintentionstobringthe
worldofcouldhavebeenandistogether.
Eachturn,themartialartistmaytaketwoactionsratherthanone.Theseactionsare
independentofoneanothershemayuseaSimpleCharmwithone,andlaunchawithering
attackwiththesecond,orflurryarushandfulldefensewiththefirst,andagrapplegambitwith
thesecond.
Onslaughtpenaltiessheaccruesaresplitbetweenthetwoinanyfashionthemartialartist
desires.Shedoesnotgainadditionalreflexivemovementactions.
Specialactivationrules
Ifthemartialartistcanseeherselfinatleastfivedistinct,stable,solid,
andreflectivesurfacesatthesametime,shemayenterObsidianShardsofInfinityForm
reflexively.Eachsurfacemustbeatleastlargeenoughtoofferafullsizereflectionofthe
martialartistfromonefootawayherimageinafulllengthmirrorissufficient,butnotinthe
shardsofsuchamirrorafteritisbroken.

DrawForthTheShard
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Essence4

Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Perilous
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
ObsidianShardsofInfinityForm
Hereisasecrettruthmirrorsdonotreflect.Theydonotshowwhatispresent.Theydonot
twist.Mirrorsshowaworldthatisnot,butneverthelessis.Themartialartistcanreachintoa
distinct,stable,solid,andreflectivesurfaceandwithdrawareflectionofherselffromthismirror
world,toassistinthescenesuchsurfacesmustbeatleastlargeenoughtoshowthetorsoand
headofthemartialartistatayardaway.Suchshardselvessharethemartialartist'smote
pools,andhasaccesstothesameattributes,abilities,charmsandequipment.Itdoesnot
benefitfromanycharmsorothereffectsthemartialartisthaspreviouslyactivated.Ithasit's
owninitiativerating(ifactivatedduringcombat,itrollsJoinBattleimmediatelyiftheshardself
iscrashedorsuffersoneormorelevelsofbashing,lethaloraggravateddamage,itimmediately
shatters,endingtheeffect.Otherwise,theshardactsindependentlybutincomplete
accordancewiththemartialartist'sdesires.
Themartialartistcanmaintainupto(Essence)shardsatatime.Onceareflectionhasbeen
drawnfromasurface,thatsurfacecannotbeusedagainfortherestofthescene,norwillit
reflectthemartialartist.

EchoesofInfinity
Cost:
12m,1wp
Mins:
Essence5
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
DrawForthTheShard
Reflectamirroruponitselfdoyouseetheinfinitehallway?Withinthedepthsofthatlabyrinth,
anarmyofechoesawaitstocomeforth.AfteractivatingEchoesofInfinity,themartialartist
mayuseDrawForthTheShardatnocostandreflexivelyonheractiononceaturnforthe
remainderofthescene,andthereflectivesurfacesusedneedbenolargerthanthepalmofher
hand.

Chapter7:SorcerousWaysandSiderealConjunctions
ArcanaoftheSiderealExalted
SorceryisawellpracticedartamongsttheSiderealsindeed,muchliketheDragonblooded,
theymaintaintraditionsofintentionalsorcerousinitiationwhichareotherwiselargelyunknownin
theAgeofSorrows.

TheFiveStationPath
ThemostcommonsorcerousinitiationistheonetheSiderealshavesharedwiththe
DragonbloodedwhostudyattheHeptagramtheFiveStationPath.InitiationintotheFive
StationPathischaracterizedbyametaphoricaljourneythroughfivestationsHumility,Study,
Experience,FearandSacrifice.ThefirstfourStationsmaybeapproachedinanyorder,butthe
stationSacrificealwayscomesattheend.
ShapingRituals
SorcerersoftheFiveStationsunderstandthevalueofpreparationbydintofcarefulstudy,they
canreadytheirmindandbodytocallforthaspecificspellatamoment'snotice.Theymay
spendfivehoursstudyingaspecificspelltoprepareit.Iftheydo,forthenextweek,theygain
threesorcerousmoteswhichmayonlybeusedtocastthepreparedspell.Oncespent,these
motesarelostuntilanotherstudysessionrepreparesthespell,unlessthepreparedspellisone
ofthesorcerer'scontrolspells,inwhichcasethemotesreturnattheendofthescene.

TheultimatelessonoftheFiveStationsisthisquestionwhatwillyousacrificeforyoursorcery?
Onceperscene,youmayofferupsomesignificantsacrificethismaybeliteral,suchas
destroyingsomevaluedobject,ormorefigurative,suchasswearingtotakeoravoidsome
actionorvice.IftheStorytellerapprovesofthesacrifice,thesorcererimmediatelygains
(Essence)sorcerousmotes.Shouldtheyfailtoupholdtheirselfimposedgeas,thenCreation
willbendagainstthemtreatthisashavingbrokenanEclipsecasteoath.Storiesarerepleteof
sorcererstrickedintoviolatingtheiroathsandbeingstruckdowntherefrom.

Somesorcerersareknownfortheircurioushabitofhopskipwalking,takingcaretomovein
diagonalsorcurves,ortoadvancewithanalmostdancerlikegaitontheballsoftheirfeet.They
arepracticingPacingtheStarsbymovinginwellunderstoodpatterns,theylearntocoax
Creationtotheirwhimmoreeasily.WhenusingaShapeSorceryactionincombat,ifyouPace
theStars,reduceyourDefenseby1fortheturn,andadd+1dietotheirpool.Iftheyare
shapingtheirpreparedspell,insteadaddoneautomaticsuccess.
OtherBenefits
RitualTools
(Merit**or****):SorcerersoftheFiveStationsfrequentlymakeuseofritualtools
andimplementsmostfrequentlystaves,khakkharas,orprayerstrips.Asorcererwhomakes

useoftheirritualtoolswhiletakingShapeSorceryactionsadds+1dietotheirpool.The
fourdotversionofthisMeritprovidessorceroustoolswhicharealsoartifacts,givingthe
sorcerer+2dicetotheirpoolinsteadof+1andallowingthemtolearnpotentEvocations.

MakingandUnmaking
(Merit****):Oneofthemostcommoncallsforsorcerersisnotthe
actionofsorcery,buttheirknowledgeofhowtosafelycontainorremoveancientsorcerythat
hasescapedcontrol.AsorcererwiththisMeritisespeciallyversedinsuch,andmayattemptto
undospellsasanAmbition2workinginsteadofanAmbition3working.

SecretSocieties
:BecausetheFiveStationPathisamoredeliberateformofsorcerous
initiation,manysorcererswillformorjoinasecretsocietyduringtraining.Suchmembershipis
bestrepresentedwiththeAllies,Backing,andContactsMeritsallsorcerersoftheFiveStation
Pathgain1dotinoneofthesemeritsforfree.

StudentoftheBook
DuringtheFirstAge,thegrandestaccomplishmentasorcerercouldwishforwastohavetheir
uniqueworksaddedtotheBookofThreeCirclesacatalogofallsorcerousactivityof
significanceandmerit.TheRoyalAcademyofMetaphysics,acollectionofCreationsforemost
sorcerers,wouldevaluateandawardhonorsuponsorcererswithoutstandingcontributionsin
thepastyearduringtheCalibrationfeast,enteringthosecontributionsintotheBookofThree
Circlesinordertofurthertheoccultartsthroughoutcreation.Althoughasplaguedbypoliticsas
anyorganization,itwasarelativelyhonestaward...untiltheUsurpationbroughtacrashingend
tothediscussionentirely.

TheBookofThreeCirclesitselfisnotasingletome,butratherthecompletecorpusof
sorcerousknowledgeandactivityrecognizedbytheRoyalAcademyahighlypotentdistillation
ofthegreatestaccomplishmentsinsorceryfromthefivethousandgoldenyearsoftheFirstAge
etchedonscrollsofunchanginggold,thecollectionisthesizeofasmalllibraryinitself.Almost
nocompletecopiesofthefullworkremaininCreationRaksihasonesuch,havinglootedit
fromSperiminbeforerenamingthecitytoMahalanka.AnotherexistswiththeForbidding
ManseofIvy.RumorsflyofothercompletecopiesintheheartoftheImperialManse,atthe
centerofademonprincesglasslibrary,inthepersonalstudyofoneoftheDeathlords.

AStudentoftheBookhasfoundasubstantialfragmentoftheBookofThreeCircles,or
comparableancientandmetaphysicalwork,anddrawnuponthearcaneinsightscontained
thereintoinitiateintosorcery.
Shapingrituals
ThesorcererknowsartslostsincetheFirstAgefortheharnessingofarcanepower,buther
knowledgeofsuchmattersislimitedandrisky.Onthefirstrolltogathersorcerousmotesper
spell,shesetsaside(Occult)dicewhengatheringsorcerousmotesforeachdiesetasidein

thisfashion,shegainsanautomaticsuccessifsherollsanysuccesses.Whengatheringmotes
forhercontrolspell,shegainsanadditional3motesontheinitialrollifshegainsany.

StudentsoftheBookhaveadeeperunderstandingofCreationsEssencethanmostother
sorcerers,andamongsttheforemostexpertsingeomancyandproperlyharnessingfengshui.
Inalocationshehasspentatleastoneweekpreparing,shegainsanadditionalmoteonany
successfulrolltogathersorcerousmotes.Inastandardmanseordemesnesheisattunedto,
sheinsteadgainstwomotes.Inagreatermanseordemesnesheisattunedto,sheinstead
gainsthreemotes.

StudentsoftheBookareexpertsatdirectingandredirectingCreationsenergieswhen
engagingincountermagictoaspell,shegains1sorcerousmotepertwosorcerousmotes
drained.Ifhercountermagicissufficienttobreakthespell,sheinsteadgains1sorcerousmote
persorcerousmotedrained.
OtherBenefits
DrawUpontheHeart
(Merit***):AStudentoftheBookwhoknowshowtodrawupon
Creationsfengshuiandwhopossessahearthstonemaydrawuponthefengshuiofthedistant
placeofpowerbytheirconnectionthroughthehearthstonethisprovidesherthebenefitofthe
shapingritualforbeinginapreparedmanseordemesneaslongassheholdsthehearthstone
thatislinkedtothespeciallypreparedplace.

StudiesVastandDeep
(Merit**or****):AccesstoevenasignificantfractionoftheBookof
ThreeCirclesisatremendousaidwhenundertakingsorcerousworking,andincreasesthe
terminusofthesorcerersworkingsby1.Thefourdotversionmeansthatthesorcererhas
accesstoacompleteornearlycompletecopyoftheentirecorpus,andinsteadincreasesher
terminusby2.

ArcaneandMysteriousLearning
(Merit*):StudentsoftheBookhavehadtheopportunityto
internalizetruthsfewinCreationnowknow.Theymayalwaysintroduceandchallengefacts
relatedtosorcery.

TouchedbyFate
Mostwhoaregiftedorcursedwithsorcerysoughtitouttheystrikebargainswithfellspirits,
engageinlaboriousalchemicalpursuits,orstudydeepintoforgottentomes.Forothers,
however,sorceryissimplybestoweduponthem,adestinytheyneithersoughtnorcanthey
escape.MortalswhoareTouchedbyFatewerealmostalwaysthaumaturgeswithknowledge
ofatleastoneritualfordiviningthefuture.ExaltedwhoareTouchedbyFateareunusualronin
Siderealswillcommonlycomebysorceryinthisfashion,aswellsomeoutcastedragonblooded
andSolarsfromthemoreobscurecornersofCreation.

Thesourceofthisgiftisunknown.ManybelieveitisthetouchofJupiter,impartinghidden
wisdom,whileotherssubscribetothetheorythatSolarsintheheightoftheFirstAgewovethe
truthofSorceryintoCreationsbedrock,suchthatitcouldnotbelost.Whateverthetruth,itis
certainthatsomerarefewonedaywake,knowingthesecretwordstocalluponCreations
power.
ShapingRituals
SorcerersTouchedbyFatedidnotseekouttheirpower,andsooftenlearntorecognizeitonly
inretrospect.Shebeginseachscenewithasorcerousmote,whichmustbeusedtopowerher
firstspell.Ifthismotepowershercontrolspell,itcountsastwo.

MostsorcerersTouchedbyFateseemtohaveaspecialgiftoraffinityforsomecircumstance.
TheplayershouldworkwiththeStorytellertodescribethisaffinity,whichshouldhave
approximatelythebreadthofaspecialtysomethingthesorcerercanengineerbutnotalways
haveavailable.Whenthisaffinityapplies,shegains2bonusdiceonanyshapesorceryaction
whenitisabsent,sheinsteadloses2dice.

Whateverthesourceofthesorcerersgift,itisnotdonewiththeminsteadsoftlyurgingthem
towardsorawayfromcertaingoals.Byleavingherselfmorereceptivetosuchurging,the
sorcerermaygainadditionalpower.Onceperstory,thesorcerergainsorstrengthensan
intimacyaschosenbytheStorytellerwhichwillguidethesorcerertowardssomeoccultedgoal
uponacceptingthisintimacy,shealsoimmediatelygains(Essence+3)sorcerousmotes.
OtherBenefits
PowerUncontrolled
(Merit**or***):Energywillsometimessimplyleakfromthesorcerer,
lashingoutasabrasivewindsorcracklinglightning.Shemayusethispowertomakeattacks,
rolling(Intelligence+Occult)asifarmedwithalightmundaneweaponwiththelethaland
thrown(short)tags,usingherCharismainplaceofherStrengthfordeterminingwithering
damage.Thethreedotversionincreasesthestrengthofthesemanifestations,allowingthe
sorcerertospend1willpowertoaddtheflexible,piercingorsmashingtagsfortheremainderof
thescene.

ChildofDreams
(Merit**):VisionsanddreamshauntthoseTouchedbyFate,offering
tantalizingglimpsesintofuturesthatmaycometobe.Thesorcerermayforgogaining
Willpowerforonenight,insteadoptingtobevisitedbythesepropheticdreamsinordertogain
someusefulinsightintohercurrentsituation.Duringthenextday,thesorcerermayreflexively
performonecasescene,profilecharacterorreadintentionsactionuponsomeoneor
something,describingtheknowledgeashavingcometoherinthevisions.

SpellsandWorkingsoftheFivescoreFellowship
TerrestrialCircleSpells
IncantationofSpiritualIndiscretion
Cost
:7sm,1wp
Keywords
:None
Duration
:OneScene

InHeaven,thegodswearsolidbodies,andinhelldemonswalkclothedinflesh.Thesorcerer
rendstheveiltheseparatesthematerialandimmaterialworldsinCreation.OuttoLongrange
fromthesorcererwhenshecompletescastingthespell,allmaterialanddematerialized
creaturesareabletofreelyseeandinteractwithoneanother.

AsorcererwhoknowsIncantationofSpiritualIndiscretionashercontrolspellliveshalfbetween
theworldsoffleshandspirittheirlefteyebecomesmilkwhiteasifblindedbycataracts,and
theymayseedematerializedspiritsatcloserangefortherestofthescenebyspending1
willpower.
UnbartheSanctumDoor
Cost
:15sm,1wp
Keywords
:None
Duration
:Fiveturns

Thegodshavetheirmansionsandsecretpalacesbymeansofthisspell,thesorcerercanforce
entryintothem.Asorcerermustbestandingatadoortothespiritssanctum,andforcingthe
dooropenrequires15sorcerousmotesuponfinishingthespell,thedoortothesanctumwill
openandremainopenforthenextfiveturns.UnbartheSanctumDoorgivesnoindicationofif
asanctumdoorispresentortowhomitbelongs,andsothesorcerermustdivinetheseanswers
bysomeothermeans.

Theotherworldlyrealmsthatspiritscreatecanbepleasant,harsh,oralien,buttheyarerarely
hostileandneveroutrightfatal.Thereisnoveilbetweenfleshandspiritinsuchplaces,andso
spiritscannotdematerializeatthesametime,manyspiritshaveaccesstouniquepowersand
giftswithintheirsanctums.

AsorcererwhoknowUnbartheSanctumDoorashercontrolspellcanalsochaseacornered
spiritintoitsden.IfaspiritusesthecharmHurryHomewhilewithinShortrangeofthe
sorcerer,shehasuntiltheendofhernextactiontocastUnbartheSanctumDoorfor5
sorcerousmotes,bringingherselfandupto(Essence+1)willingallieswithinShortrangeofher

tothespiritssanctumbyfollowinginthespiritswake.Suchsorcererswilltendtodevelopa
keyshapedbirthmarkoneithertheirrighthandorrightfoot.

Distortion
(GoalNumber:5):Distortingthisspelldramaticallyreducesthetimethatthedoorwill
remainopen,resultinginthegateclosingattheendofthenextturn.Moreimportantly,italerts
thespiritandanyguardiansanddefenseswithinthesanctumoftheintrusion.
WalktheBrokenRoad
Cost
:15sm,1wp
Keywords
:None
Duration
:Instant

Worldsandrealmsbeyondthecommonstuffofearthlayjustpastaveilthatnoeyecanpierce,
andjustbeyondacurtainthatnohandcandrawback.Bymeansofthisspell,thesorcerercan
walkthebrokenroadthatseparatesworlds,allowingthemtostepbeyondCreation.

TouseWalktheBrokenRoad,thesorcerermustbeataboundarypoint,aregionthatis
alreadyclosetoanotherrealmofexistence.Shadowlandsallowforpassagetoandfromthe
Underworld,regardlessofthetimeofdayoneofthe108GatesofHeavenallowaccessto
YuShanfromCreation38InauspiciousPassageswhichjoinsCreationandHell.Thesorcerer
mayalsouseWalktheBrokenRoadtoquicklyracedeeperintotheWyld,movingfroma
MiddlemarchtotheDeepWyld,thencetoPureChaosinamatterofminutes.Uponcompleting
thespell,thesorcererisengulfedinablazeofbright,whiteEssenceandvanishesfromsight,
reappearingontheothersideoftheveil.AnAmbition3TerrestrialWorkingcanalsoformarift
toanotherrealmofexistencewhichasorcererwhoknowWalktheBrokenRoadcanexploit.

Suchriftsandconnectionsalmostalwaysworkinbothdirections,andthesorcererwillbeable
touseWalktheBrokenRoadtoreturntoCreationatthesamelocation.

AsorcererwhoknowsWalktheBrokenRoadashercontrolspellcanbringupto(Occult)
williingalliesonthetrip.SuchindividualsaremarkedbythefirsttripbetweenCreationand
anotherrealmtheytakethosewhoentertheUnderworldreturnwithhairshockedwhitethose
whowalkwillinglytoHellhavetheirfingernailsturnedtobrassthosewhoventuretothedepths
oftheWyldalmostinvariablegainsomeformofmutation,eveniftheyarenormallyproof
againstsuch.OnlythosewhovisitHeavenremainunchanged,savethatthebonesofherfeet
areturnedtoimperishablegoldandjade.

CelestialCircleSpells
GiftofMemory
Cost
:Ritual,2wp
Keywords
:None
Duration
:Instant

TheSiderealExaltedpreservethisspellassecret,andwithit,preservemanyoftheirtraditions
andknowledgefromtheFirstAge.GiftofMemoryrequiresafivehourritual,duringwhichthe
sorcererandhersubjectmustremainincloseproximitywhileinhalingcertainrareburning
incenses.Attheculminationoftheritual,thesorcerersharesanynumberofmemoriesandany
amountofknowledgewithhersubject.Memoriessharedinthisfashionarealwaystrue,atleast
asbestunderstoodbythesorcereritisimpossibletointentionallydeceivesomeonewiththe
sharedmemories.

GiftofMemoryismostoftenusedtospeedthetrainingofnewlyrecruitedSidereals.The
sorcerermayentirelyeliminatethetrainingtimeneededforhersubjecttopurchaseanyability,
specialty,Charmorspellwhichthesorcererknows,uptothelevelthesorcererknows.She
maynotspeedthetrainingofattributesinthisfashionknowledgeoftheexercisesneededis
notthesameashavingdonetheexercisenorcansheimpartSiderealMartialArtscharmsthe
internalizationofsuchesotericwisdomsaretoopersonalandtransformativetobeconveyedby
merememory.
SummontheHeavenlyPortal
Cost
:20sm,2wp
Keywords
:None
Duration
:Fiveturns

HeaventouchesCreationin108placesofthose,107arefixed,whileonewandersmerrily
hitherandyon.ThisistheHeavenlyPortal,knownalsoastheCalibrationGate,andthe
sorcererwiththisspellmaycallittoheratwill.

TocastSummontheHeavenlyPortal,theSiderealmustbeinCreation,andinthepresenceof
anarch,overhang,orsomeotherconstruct,naturalormanmade,whichcouldserveasa
boundarybetweentwoplacesdoorwaysarethemostcommon,butashortbridgeoveraravine
orabentclusteroftreesforminganaturalarchcanserveequallywell.Uponcompletionofthe
spell,thegatewayislimnedinsilverandgoldenlight,beforeopeningintotheNeighborhoodof
HeavenwithintheCelestialCityofYuShanforthenextfiveturns.Passagethroughthe
CalibrationGateisaseasyaswalkingaslongasitremainsopen.

SummontheHeavenlyPortalcanalsobeusedontheYuShansideoftheCalibrationGate,
openingtothemostrecent,intactmundanearchitwaslastsummonedat.

SorcererswholearnSummontheHeavenlyPortalastheircontrolspellcansummonthe
CalibrationGatewithoutneedinganarchwayinstead,adoorframeofstarmetalandbluejade
materializesfromthinairforher,vanishingwhenthedurationexpires.Whenopeningfromthe
Heavenside,shemayalwaysreenterCreationfromwheresheleft.

Distortion
(GoalNumber:10):Distortingthisspelldramaticallyreducesthetimethatthedoorwill
remainopen,fromthreeturnstoone.Additionally,themundanesideofthegatewayisruined

intheprocess,burstingintoflameormeltingintoslagasisappropriate.Thisdestructionis
alwaysimprobablycontained,neverspreadingtocausedamagetothesurroundingstructure.

CommonWorkings
TheCoinofDistantVision
TerrestrialAmbition3
(Goalnumber20)

Thesorcererworksasmallcoinofblackceramicandironwithvariousarcanesigilsupon
completion,shemayprojecthersensesthelocationofthecoinatwill.Herbodyfallscomatose
anddefenseless,whilethesorcerercansee,hearandsmelleverythinginthepresenceofthe
coin.Ifthecoinisinacontainer,suchasachestorpocket,thesorcererinsteadisprojectedto
theenvironmentoutsideofthecontainer.
Ifthecoinisbroken,thesorcererregainstheexperienceinvestedinthecrafting.

TheSpyWhoWalksInDarkness
CelestialAmbition1
(GoalNumber25)

Thesorcerercutsoffhershadow,allowingittomovefreelyindependentfromher.Unless
otherwisedirected,hershadowwillremainattachedandisindistinguishablefromamundane
shadowhowever,atorders,itcanmoveindependently.Theshadowisabletofreelyclimb
wallsoranyothersurfaceuponwhichashadowcouldbeprojected,andcanseepthroughany
barrierthatisnotairtight.Whilesoindependent,theshadowunfailinglyseekstoservethe
sorcererswill,mostoftenbyactingasaspyormessengeralthoughunabletophysically
interactwiththeworld,theshadowcanmakeitselfbeheardinordertodeliveramessagefrom
thesorcerer,ortorelaywhatithasheardbacktoitsmaster.

Theshadowhasaneffectivestealth,investigationandawarenessratingsof10.Itcantravelat
thespeedofagallopinghorsewithouttiringwhendispatchedonamission.Itcannottravel
throughareasofconstantuninterruptedbrilliantlight.Itisimmaterial,althoughattackswiththe
flametag,whichgeneratebrightlight,orwhicharecapableofstrikingspiritscanharmitany
decisivedamagewilldestroytheshadow,causingthesorcerertoregaintheirdetachedshadow
atonceandrefundingthemtheexperienceinvestedintheworking.

AstrologicalProjections
ThefateofCreationisdecidedincommittee.

WithinHeaven'sBureauofDestiny,avastarrayofdivinitiesdiscuss,debate,politic,and
conspiretoplotthedestinyoftheworld.

Nominally,theyseektoweaveabeautifulpatternupontheLoomofFate,thattheMaidensof
DestinymaylookupontheshimmeringclothofThatWhichIsandbepleased.

Intruth,thefivedivisionswithintheBureaucompetewithoneanotherforresourcesand
decisionmakingpower,forparticularcoursesandoutcomes.

TheSiderealExaltedare,byandlarge,onlyasinvolvedinsuchmattersastheywishtobe.
TheyaretheagentsofDestiny,notmerescribalpitgods,andwalkCreationtorealizetheir
viewsoffatemoreconcretely.Thatsaid,therearetimeswhenmembersoftheFiveScore
FellowshipfindsithelpfultosubmittheirownplansandprojectionstotheBureau,andweave
theworldastheywill.

AstrologicalProjectionsarethesubtleartofdestinyweaving.Itisthebirthrighttoeachofthe
SiderealExalted,savethosewhohaveopenlythrownintheirlotwiththetraitorRakanThulio.
Theyarekintosorcerousworkings,butdifferinintentandmeans.AstrologicalProjectionsare
lesscapableofwildlyalteringthenormalworkingsoftheworld,orcreatingmonstersindefiance
ofreason.However,theyarebettersuitedforencouragingorensuringthatcertaineventsdoor
don'tcometopass,andcancauseeventhewildestofimprobabilitiestooccur.

LikeSorcerousProjects,AstrologicalProjectionsbeginwiththeSiderealsintent,andare
definedbytheSiderealsAmbition,FinesseandMeans.UndertakingProjectionscosts
experience,basedontheAmbitionoftheprojectioniftheProjectionfailsorisrenderedmoot,
theexperienceinvestedinitwillberefundedattheendofthestory.

BeingsoutsideofFate,suchastheDemonPrinces,RakanThulio,theGetimianExalted,and
certainpowerfulbeingsoftheUnderworldortheWyld,maynotbeincludedastargetsofan
AstrologicalProjection.

Ambition
TelluricProjections
arethesimplestsorttheycanencourageordiscourageasmallgroupof
peopletowardscertainactions,ordictatethefateofaparticularindividual.Theymayalsobe
usedtodirectlyinterveneintheworkingsofHeavenuponCreationinmodestways,assigning
orremovingTerrestrialgodsfromtheirpositions.
UndertakingaTelluricProjectioncosts
2xp.
Ambition1(GoalNumber5):
Grantwealthandeasetoamortal,orextend(butwithinthe
constraintsofnatural)theirlifespan.Learnthewhereaboutsandconditionofaparticularmortal,
assumingtheyarealive.
Ambition2(GoalNumber10):
Curseafamilytomiseryandpoverty.Cutthethreadofa
mortal'slifeshort.Learnwhenandhowamortaldied.
Ambition3(GoalNumber20):
Grantprosperitytoavillage,ensuringgoodharvestsand
avoidingmundanehardships.AssignorremoveaGodofEssence3orlesstoadutywithin
Creation.


SupernalProjections
areofmorecomplexvarietytheytypicallyeitheraffectamuchwider
area,orbendandtwistfateinunnaturalways.Theymayalsobeusedtodirectlyintervenein
theworkingsofHeaveninsignificantways,assigningorremovingCelestialgodsfromtheir
positions.TheyarecomparabletoCelestialCircleWorkings.
UndertakingaSupernal
Projectioncosts4xp.
Ambition1(GoalNumber25):
Grantamortaldizzyingpoliticalpower,makingthemaprinceor
chiefoftheirpeople,orslowtheiragingtoanunnaturaldegree.Alteramortal'smajor
intimaciesandabilitiesinanyfashion.Learnthewhereaboutsandconditionofaparticular
Exalt,assumingtheyarealive.
Ambition2(GoalNumber30):
Curseatribetohatreduntothethirdgenerationtheyandtheir
childrenandtheirgrandchildreninspireenmityinalloutsiderstheymeet.Heavilytiltthescales
ofaconfrontationbetweenuptoseveralhundredpeopleinasignificantway(onthescaleof+3
successonceaturnforascene).LearnwhenandhowanExalteddied.
Ambition3(GoalNumber35):
Grantprosperitytoacitystate,suchasrevealinganunknown
cacheofmagicalmaterialsorpreciousgemstones.Blesseveryseventhsoninaregionwitha
thaumaturgicalgift.AssignorremoveaGodofEssence5orlesstoadutywithinHeavenor
Creation.

SiderealProjections
arethemostcomplexandmostsubtleofalltheyaretypicallyconcerned
withthefateofallCreation,orwitharadicalchangeinthefunctionsoftheworld.Theymay
alsobeusedtodirectlyinterveneintheworkingsofHeaventoanalmostunlimiteddegree.
TheyarecomparabletoSolarCircleWorkings.
UndertakingaSiderealProjectioncosts6xp.
Ambition1(GoalNumber40):
Grantsomelimitedimmortalityandbeneficialmutationsthey
ceaseaging,butcanstillbeinjuredorgrowill.Alteramortal'sdefiningintimacies,attributes
andabilitiesinanyfashionatthisAmbition,youcancompletelyrewritewhotheyare.
Ambition2(GoalNumber50):
Curseapeopletodestructionwhilenoteverymemberofthe
peoplewillnecessarilybekilled,theircultureandidentitywillbewipedfromCreation.Ensure
thevictoryordefeatofasideinaconflict(onthescaleof+5successesoneveryactionand
staticdefense)
Ambition3(GoalNumber75):
Anysingle,possibleeventtooccur,regardlessofthe
improbability.AssignorremoveanyGodshortoftheIncarnaetoanydutyorportfoliosave
entryintotheGamesofDivinity,orhavethembanishedfromHeavenandCreationentirely.

Finesse
Finessedetermineshowpreciselyyourvisionistranslatedintothetapestrysweave.
Difficulty1:
Yourprojectionisfulfilled,buttheStorytellerdecidesthedetails.
Difficulty3:
Youdecidetheroughoutlineofhowyourprojectionisfulfilled,buttheStoryteller
addscomplicationsorcosts.
Difficulty5:
Youdecideeventhefinedetailsofhowyourprojectionisfulfilled.

Means
MeansarethetoolsandaidsthatSiderealsmaydrawonwhencraftingProjections.
AProjectionwithnootherMeanshasaterminusof4
relayingaprecisevisionofhowthe
HeavensandEarthshouldbemovedpurelyviaprayerisimpreciseatbest.

CommonMeansinclude:
RelevantMagic:
Foreachpurchaseofthecharm'ElegantPatternsofFate',increaseyour
Terminusby1.
AuspiciousAssociation
:IftheConstellationoftheProjectionfallsintheHouseofyour
Maiden,increaseyourTerminusby1.IftheConstellationoftheProjectionisfavoredbyyour
Maiden,increaseyourTerminusby1.ThesecanbecumulativeforexampleaChosenof
SecretscraftingadestinyoftheMask(andthususingStealth)wouldincreaseherterminusby
2.
Cooperation:
IfyourProjectionissignedoffonbytwootherSiderealsofdifferentCastes,
increaseyourTerminusby1.IfyourProjectionissignedoffonbyfourotherSiderealsof
differentCastes,increaseyourTerminusby2.
DivineEndorsement:
IfyourProjectionissignedoffonbyapowerful(Essence6+)godwitha
portfoliorelevanttotheProjection,increaseyourTerminusby1.IfyourProjectionissignedoff
onbytheheadoftheappropriatedivisionwithintheBureauofDestiny,increaseyourTerminus
by2.
AstrologicalInfrastructure:
IfyouhaveaccesstoaSiderealManseinCreation,with
dedicatedtoolsandreferencestomorepreciselycalculatethechangesneededintheHeavens
foryourProjection,increaseyourTerminusby1.Ifyouhaveaccesstoarestoredand
functionalastrologicalobservatoryfromtheFirstAge,suchastheOrreryofLostRathess,
increaseyourTerminusby2.

AstrologicalProjectionsareconductedasextendedrollsof(Intelligence+Ability)withan
intervalofoneweektheabilityisdeterminedbywhichConstellationismostappropriatetothe
desiredeffect.

TherearethreeprimarymeansbywhichAstrologicalProjectionsmakethemselvesknownthe
influenceoffate,themeritsofdestiny,andthedoomsofdefiance.

Undertheinfluenceoffate,charactersmaybesubjectedtosocialinfluencefromtheworldat
large.Suchinfluenceisunsourceditrollsafixednumberofdice,attemptingtoinstillan
intimacyorpersuadeacharactertotakeanactionappropriateforthewovendestiny.
TelluricProjectionsroll6dice.Althoughtheymaypreyuponanyintimacythecharacterhas,
theyhavenospecialabilitytopersuadesomeonetoundertakedifficultordangeroustasksright
away.
CelestialProjectionsroll8dice.Ifthevictimhasnomoreappropriateintimaciestotarget,they
arealsoalwayssupportedbyaminorintimacy.

SiderealProjectionsroll10dice.Ifthevictimhasnomoreappropriateintimaciestotarget,they
arealsoalwayssupportedbyamajorintimacy.
ThepsuedointimaciessupportingCelestialandSiderealProjectionsmaybeusedtoattemptto
persuadeavictimthathasalreadyrefusedthem,unlikenormalintimacies(Exaltedp.221).

Themeritsofdestinyaretherichesoftheworld,whichcanbegivenortakenawaybythewhim
ofchance.ATellurianProjectioncangiveorremoveupto3dotsinstorymeritsperyearthis
cannotraiseanysinglemeritabove3dotsaCelestialProjectioncangiveorremoveupto7
dotsinstorymeritsperyear,nomorethan3permonth,toamaxof4dotsinasinglemerita
SiderealProjectioncangiveorremoveupto12dotsofstorymeritsperyear,nomorethan3
perweekandwithamaxof5dotsinasinglemerit.Themeritsofdestinywillgenerally
manifestassuddenwindfallsofextremefortuneacommonservantbeingadoptedbya
dynasticfamily,forinstance,oraprincebeingstrippedofhisstationandhonoruntil
accomplishingsomeimpossibletask.
Importantnote
:Artifactsandhearthstones,boundastheyaretotheessenceoftheworld,are
moreintractabletosuchmanipulations.Eachdotofsuchwondersgrantedbythemeritsof
destinycostsdoublewhatthedestinycanprovidestrippingthemcostsdoubleplus1per
Evocationunlocked,asthelegendofthecharacterresistsbeingtamperedwith.

Themeritsofdestinyarebestusedtorepresentgeneralizedblessings.Ifnomeritis
appropriate,theymayalsomanifestasareducedtargetnumberonanimportantroll,as
determinedbythestoryteller.

Finally,therearethedoomsofdefiance.Thedoomsofdefiancecanonlybefallacharacter
whoisawareofthedestinythathasbeenplaceduponthemwhentheytrytodefytheirdestiny,
chancewillgototerribleextremestospitethem.Thisisbesttreatedasanillness,where
TellurianProjectionsconveyminorsymptoms,CelestialProjectionsconveymajorsymptoms,
andSiderealProjectionsconveydefiningsymptoms.Botchesinflictedbythedoomsofdefiance
may,attheStorytellersdiscretion,insteadmanifestasdeeplyimprobable,butnever
impossible,twistsoffate.

Thedoomsofdefiancecanactintheplaceofageneralcurseofmisfortunebutthereisalways
ameansbywhichthevictimcanevadethedoomsforatime.

Projections,oncewrought,areterriblydurablethings.Theycanbemodifiedbyanother
Projectionoflesserrank,orremovedbyoneofequalrank.Alternatively,theycanbedamped
byasorcerousworkingofequalrank,orremovedbyoneofgreaterrank.Otherwise,theywill
remainuntiltheSiderealsintentionhasbeenfulfilled.

BeyondyourVision
UndertakingAstrologicalProjectionsnormallyrequireshavingtakentheCharm'WorldShaping
ArtisticVision'.However,itisdifficult,butpossible,toimplementProjectionsbeyondyour
vision.

Whengoingonestepbeyondyourvision(Telluricwhenyouhavenotpurchasedthecharm,
Supernalwhenyouhaveonlypurchaseditonce,orSiderealwhenyouhaveonlypurchasedit
twice)
Increasesthedifficultyby2.
LimitsyourAmbitiontoonlythefirsttwodegreeswithinthescope.
LimitsyourFinessetoDifficulty3.
Increasestheintervaltoonemonth.
Increasetheexperiencecostby2xp

Whengoingtwostepsbeyondyourvision(Supernalwhenyouhavenotpurchasedthecharm,
Siderealwhenyouhaveonlypurchaseditonce)
Increasesthedifficultyby5.
LimitsyourAmbitiontoonlythefirstdegreewithinthescope.
LimitsyourFinessetoDifficulty1.
Increasestheintervaltooneseason.
Increasetheexperiencecostby4xp.

YoucannotattemptAstrologicalProjectionsofSiderealAmbitionifyouhavenotpurchased
WorldShapingArtisticVision.

ExampleProjections
PeaceandProsperity
HelisayoungChosenofEndings,astheSiderealsreckonsuchthings,havingdrawnher
SecondBreathameretwentyyearsago.Hermortalmotherpassedawayduringhertraining,
butherfatherandbrothersyetliveinthesamenortherncommunitysheoncecalledhome.She
decidestogiveherfamilyablessing,tohelpensuretheirhappinessandgoodfortune.

TheStorytellerdecidesthattheMusician,thecollegeofcontentmentintheactofliving,isthe
mostappropriateconstellationforsuchablessing.ConsultingtheAmbitions,shedecidesthat
thisisaTellurianProjectionofthesecondrank,andthushasagoalnumberof10.Helhasno
specificdesiresbeyondpeaceandprosperity,andsoleavesthedetailstotheworld,accepting
aFinesse(anddifficulty)of1.HelhasEssence1,Intelligence3,Performance2,the
PerformanceExcellency,andonepurchaseofWorldShapingArtisticVision.Shehasno
specialdivinefavorstocallin,nospecialinfrastructuretodrawupon,andnopurchasesof
ElegantPatternsofDestiny,andperformanceisnotanabilityintheHouseofEndingsorone

favoredbySaturn.Hercircleofferstheirsupport,whichisenoughtoincreaseherMeansby1,
toatotalof5.
HerfirstrollismadewiththefullPerformanceexcellencyoneextradieandagainstTN4she
gets(8,7,5,4,9,7),foratotalof6successesagainstadifficultyof1.5successestowards
hergoalnumberof10.
Hersecondrollis(10,3,5,8,2,5),foratotalof5successesagainstadifficultyof1.Shes
accumulated9successestowardshergoalof10.
Herthirdrollis(4,1,2,6,4,10),easilyclearingthelastsuccessneeded.
AsHelleftthedetailstotheStoryteller,hedecidesthatfatewillensurethatHelsmortalfamily
willneverknowprivationorwantthemeritsofdestinywillensuretheyalwayscomeintoatleast
somemoneyorfriends...aslongastheyremaininthevillageofHelsyouth.Thosewholeave
alsoleavetheblessingofthehouse.
Interference
LoChenhasbeenaroundlongenoughtoknowwhenhesbeinginvestigatedforsomething,
andthewaythelesserelementaldragonandperpetualpaininhisassJoyousDancehasbeen
actinglately,hessurethatshesbuildingacaseagainsthim.Hedecidestotakemattersinto
hisownhands,andweavesafateofinnocencearoundhimself.

TheStorytellerinitiallythinksthissoundslikeadestinyoftheMaskafterall,LoChenis
concealingthetruth.However,hestructuresthedestinyslightlydifferentlyheprojectsthat
anyonewhoinvestigateshimwillsimplyfindnothingandgiveupindespair,asbefitstheCrow.
TheStorytelleragreesthatsareasonableinterpretationandonethatbenefitsLoChen,witha
higherAwarenessthanStealth.
BecausethisdestinyisfocuseduponLoChenbutwillinfluenceothers,theAmbitionismore
baseduponhowstronglyhewantstodeterpeople.WhileLoChenwouldlovetoinvokethe
strongestdegreesofSiderealcursesuponthosethatinterferewithhisenterprises,hedoesnt
thinkhehastimeforsuchatthemoment,andsettlesonaCelestialProjection.Hearguesthat
itshouldbeofthefirstrank,sincehesonlyblessinghimselfbutthestorytellerpointsoutthat,
sincehesinsteadcursinganyonewholooksintohisaffairstogiveupindespair,thatits
actuallycastingafarwidernet,anddecidesitsoftheCelestialProjectionsecondrankand
thushasagoalnumberof30.LoChenalwayswantstokeepahighdegreeofcontroloverthe
outcomeinthepast,hesbeencaughtoffguardbypeopleexploitinggapsinlowFinesse
Projectionstoescapehisworksthus,Finesse5.Itwontbeeasy,butLoChenishardly
unpreparedWithEssence4,Intelligence4,Awareness5,theAwarenessExcellency,hewill
alreadyberolling13diceagainstatargetnumberof4.Additionally,hehastwopurchasesof
ElegantDesignsofFate,theMasterofConfoundingArgumentsoweshimafavor,and
AwarenessisfavoredbyhispatronMaidenofVenusadding4tohisMeans,foratotal
terminusof8.
Herollsasfollows:
(4,5,8,5,5,6,5,7,4,4,6,5,5)12(7)
(9,1,1,6,4,9,1,4,4,7,5,3,8)9(11)
(7,4,4,1,6,7,2,9,4,8,5,5,10)12(18)

(8,1,3,10,7,4,5,8,9,1,9,5,1)10(23)
(8,5,7,10,9,3,2,8,10,2,4,4,8)12(30)

Afterfiveweeksofcarefulpetitioning,hisprojectionisaccepted.Anyonewhoinvestigateshis
crimeswillbesubjectedtoavoiceurgingthemtogiveup,an8dicesocialinfluencethatwill
detercasualinvestigatorsandhamperevendedicatedagentssuchasJoyousDance.Aswith
allProjections,itmustalsobepossibletoendwithhisFinesseof5,thedeterminationofsuch
isalmostentirelyinLoChenshands.Hedecidesthatanyonewhohehasgivenexpress
permissiontoinvestigatehisaffairsmaydosowithoutbeingplaguedbymisfortuneanddespair.
HethendropsbytoletJoyousDanceknowthatstarshaveforetoldthathercurrent
investigationwillbeplaguedbydisaster,andthatsheshouldabandonitatonce,whateveritis
andinvitingthedoomsofdefianceifthecensorcontinuestotryandforcetheissue.

TheHousesandConstellationsofSiderealAstrology
EachConstellationresidesprimarilyinoneoftheHousesoftheMaidensJourneys,Serenity,
Battles,SecretsorEndings.EachConstellationisalsosacredtooneoftheMaidens,
regardlessoftheHouseitresidesin.
TheHouseofJourneys
TheMast(Resistance,FavoredbySecrets)TheMessenger(Ride,FavoredbyJourneys)The
Captain(Sail,FavoredbyBattles)TheShipsWheel(Survival,FavoredbySerenity)TheGull
(Thrown,FavoredbyEndings)
TheMast(Resistance)
TheMastisrawphysicalexertionandpuremuscularstrength.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderits
domainapplystrengthofbodyandspirittotasksathand,withoutquestionorcomplaint.Inthedescending
aspect,theyapplystrengthwithoutthoughtandrefusetoquestionorders.TheMastistheconstellationof
thesoldier,theditchdigger,thescribe,thehouseservantandtheinsect.

Trappings:
TheMastisdrablydressedandunspeaking.Theyarestrongandhonestbut
ignorant.
Correlations:
Stoicism,tools,architecture,manuallabor,silence,ignorance,phallus
TheMessenger(Ride)
TheMessengeristhecourierwhoenduresgreatdangertodeliverhispreciousinformation.In
theascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomainareskilledprofessionalswhoofferbraveservice.
Inthedescendingaspect,theyoffergoodserviceforbadends,thoughtlesslyabusepower(the
ImmaculatePhilosophyassociatesthiswiththeInconsiderateHorseman)andabdicatemoral
responsibility.TheMessengeristheconstellationofthecourier,thevalet,theaide,the
diplomat,theyoungTerrestriallivinginthehouseholdofhercousins,nonmigratorybirds
includingraptorsandowlsandofservicetoonesfamily.
Trappings:
TheMessengerhasamountandridesonurgentbusiness.Sheisdaringand
armed.Shecarriesapackage,fromwhichshecannotbeseparated.

Correlations:
Duty,bravery,arrogance,journeys,communication,selflessness,news,
independentmerchants
TheCaptain(Sail)
TheCaptainleadswithstrength,determinationandorder.Withhisfirmhandanddisciplined
crew,heleadshisshiptosafety.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomainovercome
obstacleswithorganizationanddrill.Inthedescendingaspect,theyfallpreytoobsession
paranoiddesireforauthorityandorganizationforitsownsake.TheCaptainistheconstellation
oftheshipsofficer,theprofessionalsoldier,theworkgangbossandthesternmatriarch.
Trappings:
TheCaptainwearsanemblemofrankandcarriesatokenofauthoritysuchasa
scepterorwandofoffice.Heisfearless,andheshowsnosignoffatigue.Heisnotkind,buthe
isalwaysfairandconcernedforthewellbeingofhisfollowers.
Correlations:
Militarycommand,fatherhood,tyranny,bureaucracy,discipline,peopleworking
togethertotravel
TheShipsWheel(Survival)
TheShipsWheelisperseveranceinthefaceofhardship.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunder
itsdomainsucceedintheirpersistenceandhope.Inthedescendingaspect,theyobsessand
clingtodoomedcauses.TheShipsWheelistheconstellationofthesteersman,the
furnacestokerandthosewitlesslyinpursuitoftheirbeloved.
Trappings:
TheSteersmanatthewheelissleeplessandunwashed.Hewearsalongcapeor
jacketandwristletsorabeltofrope.Thesteersmanhasadetermineddemeanorandis
unspeaking,fornonecansharetheburdenofhispost.
Correlations:
Underdogs,cultbeliefs,Solars,obsessivelove,martyrdom,burdensomedebt,
wildanimalsasagroup
TheGull(Thrown)
TheGullwanderswithoutregardforprofit.Selfexaminationbringsaboutinnerchange.Inthe
ascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomainfindthefreedomofthewandererandthewisdomof
theoutsidersperspective.Inthedescendingaspect,theyarerootless,irresponsibleand
engageonlyinthemostshallowofselfexamination.TheGullistheconstellationofthestray
dog,thehobo,themonkwalkinghiscircuit,thewanderinglaborerandfishandmigratorybirds.
Trappings:
TheGullcarriesastaffandwearsatravelerscape.Heisdirtyandhungrybutalso
happy
Correlations:
Wandering,wind,irresponsibility,rakishcharisma,unexaminedlife,smugglers
TheHouseofSerenity
ThePeacock(Craft,FavoredbyEndings)TheEwer(Dodge,FavoredbyJourneys)ThePillar
(Linguistics,FavoredbyBattles)TheMusician(Performance,FavoredbySerenity)TheLovers
(Socialize,FavoredbySecrets)

ThePeacock(Craft)
ThePeacockgovernspracticalalliance,thoughtfulbreedingandconsideredpartnership.Inthe
ascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomainlookcarefullyattheadvantagesofprospective
mates.Inthedescendingaspect,theyaretrappedinlovelessmarriages,forcedalliancesand
otherhalffunctionalpartnerships.ThePeacockconstellationgovernsthecourtesan,the
goodwife,thethoughtfulmatriarch,theestablishedDragonBloodedhouseholdandpredators
whohuntinpacks.
Trappings:
ThePeacockstrutshismagnificentfinery,beitgangstylings,armororcourt
clothing.Heisproudandhasexcellentbearing.Heshowsdiscerningtaste,andisobviously
sexuallyavailable.
Correlations:
Greed,loveforwealthssake,procreation,dualities,alliances,brightcolors,
necessity,traps,distraction
TheEwer(Dodge)
TheEweristhesignofpartnershipsbasedinaffection,ofromanticpursuitorfortheloveof
someotherdream.Initsascendingaspects,itisthesignofenduringadoration,flirtation,
seductionandcoquettishbanter.Initsdescendingprecincts,itisthesignofthedevouring
matriarchandofthoughtless,obsessiveorimpossiblelove.Itisthesignofthemarriageseeker,
theidealist,therevolutionaryandthegoodmonk.TheEweristhesignofincestuouscouplings
andamphibians.
Trappings:
TheEwerbearsflowersandaworkofpoetry.Heisblissfullyhappyandinlovewith
love.Hewearshisfinestclothingtoseehisbeloved.
Correlations:
Love,motherhood,righteousness,idealism,monasticduty,obsession,seduction,
dreamsandfantasies,courtshipandromanticchases
ThePillar(Linguistics)
ThePillarrepresentspartnershiptestedandfoundstable.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunder
itsdomainarevirtuousempresses,righteousmatriarchsandcaringparents.Inthedescending
aspect,theyarebadparentsorpartnerstestedandfoundwanting.ThePillaristheconstellation
oftheasexualpartner(themother,businesspartnerordrinkingbuddy),serviceintheThousand
Scalesandofherdanimalssuchasmammothandelk.
Trappings:
ThePillarwearsaweddingringanddressesplainly.Sheisperceptiveand
practical.Sheisfirmbutjust.
Correlations:
Family,friendship,stability,civilsociety,unjustauthority,stagnation,queensand
princes
TheMusician(Performance)
TheMusicianisthesignofcontentmentintheactofliving.Itisthecollegeofjoyinplentyand
enjoymentofthefinerthingsitisalsothesignofgourmets,gluttonsandpoets.Inits
descendingaspects,itistheconstellationofhollowavarice,blindmaterialismandscandalous
excess.UnderSiderealinfluence,thisconstellationiscalledthePaintedBoyinImmaculate

practice,foritisalsothesignofhomosexualcouplings.Itisthesignofherbivoreswhotravelin
smallfamilygroups.
Trappings:
TheMusicianwearsfacialmakeup,dressesoutlandishlyandalwayscarriesa
musicalinstrument.Heiscynicallywiseanduninhibited.
Correlations:
Excess,laughter,hedonism,music,homosexuality,druguse,finery,greed,
extramaritalpairings,contentmentinliving,theater,serenity
TheLovers(Socialize)
TheLoversrepresentphysicallust,carnalindulgenceandunevenrelationships.Inthe
ascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomainengageinrelationshipsthataresymbolicallyor
situationallyuneven,suchassexacts.Inthedescendingaspect,theyengageinsexual
depravityandsexualorsocialrape.Thisistheconstellationofthefixedpriceprostitute,the
slave,thedebtor,thebeggar,thepedophile,allindividualsengagedinsexacts,vermin,rodents
andRavagersandothervictimsoftheFairFolk.
Siderealsgenerallytakethisconstellationtoexplainagreatdealabouttheoutlookofthe
Maidens.
Trappings:
TheLoverisdressedinsilkrobes,andhishairisrumpled.Heissuperficially
friendlyandattractivebutbetrayssomesignofviolenceandrestraint,thoughitmayonlybein
theformoflovebites.
Correlations:
Domination,service,submission,slaves,lust,thesexact,rape,abuse,uneven
relationships
TheHouseofBattles
TheQuiver(Archery,FavoredbyJourneys)TheGauntlet(Brawl,FavoredbyEndings)The
Spear(Melee,FavoredbySecrets)TheShield(Presence,FavoredbySerenity)TheBanner
(War,FavoredbyBattles)
TheQuiver(Archery)
Thisisthecollegeofflexibilityandfleetnessofthought.Asthearcherhasmanyarrowsinhis
quiver,sodoesacharacterundertheinfluenceofthissignhavemanyideasandstratagems.In
itsascendingprecincts,theQuiveristhesignofquickwittednessandversatility.Inits
descendingprecinctsliestupidity,badideasexplainedconvincinglyandthinkinginlockstepwith
onespeers(justanotherarrowinthequiver).Thisisthesignoftheduelist,theknowitall,the
DragonBloodedinsecondaryschool,thesocialite,thegeneral,thequickwittedscholarandthe
urbaneboor.
Trappings:
TheQuivercarriesaboworamapcase.Heiscleverandwitty.Hisvalorisnotso
importantashiseducation.
Correlations:
Strategy,choices,haste,pride,archery,boorishness,selfabsorption,clever
ideas
TheGauntlet(Brawl)
TheGauntletisthecollegeofthechoicebetweenbadandworse,ofruthlessexpediencyand

battlefieldlogic.Initsascendingaspects,itrepresentsthecouragetoundertakeunpleasant
necessities.Initsdescendingprecinctsliecallousness,ruthlessnessandawillingnesstojustify
thewhimsofthemomentasnecessity.Itsprecinctsarethehometothesergeant,themartinet,
thesurgeon,thejudge,thepoliceman,thethuginuniformandthepracticalmatriarch.
Trappings:
TheGauntletisbloodstainedandbrutal.Shewearsauniformandcarriesacudgel.
Shemakesmeaninglessdemandsandthenpunishesthosewhodonotobey.
Correlations:
Sergeants,confrontation,callousness,sacrificeofothers,necessity,livestock
management,pragmatism,surgery,thegreatergood
TheSpear(Melee)
TheSpearisskillanddisciplineinarmedconflict.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderits
domaindisplayskill,professionalismanddiscipline.Inthedescendingaspect,theydisplay
superficialprofessionalism,myopiaandtheinabilitytoseealternatesolutionsoutsidetheir
scopeofinterest.TheSpearistheconstellationofthebodyguard,thelongserviceprofessional
soldier,theskilledmilitiaman,thearmsinstructor,themercenaryandotherskilledprofessional
competitorssuchasgamblers,gladiatorsandathletes.
Trappings:
TheSpearwearsauniformbutpossessesnorank.Heiscalledbyhisfamilyname
ornickname.Heisdisciplinedandbrave.
Correlations:
Bravery,professionalism,training,takinginitiative,lackofvision,tactics,
skillfulness,competition
TheShield(Presence)
TheShieldisthehouseoftheecstaticwarrior,whoseeksbattlewithoutregardforvictory.Itis
alsothesignofthosewhofightanddiefortheirpeersordrawstrengthfrompain.Itits
ascendingaspects,itrepresentscourageandheroismwithoutregardforconsequences.Inis
descendingaspects,itprecinctsareaplaceofsadism,masochism,suicidalbraveryandbattle
literallywithoutthought.Thisisthesignofscouts,assassins,heroicwarriorsandlonepredators
whohuntwithteethandclaw.
Trappings:
TheShieldalwayscarriesashieldoraleatherstrapforbiting.Heisalwaysarmed
andalwayseagerforbattle.Hecarriestrophiesofhiskills.
Correlations:
Barbariansandthebarbariancode,fearlessness,protection,bragging,pain,
heroism,heroicsuicide,wrath,Lunars
TheBanner(War)
TheBannerdealswithreputation,storyandawe.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderits
domaingainglory,leadershipandheroicrenown.Inthedescendingaspect,theyinspireterror,
panicandinfamyliveonemptyreputationordonotinspireatall.TheBanneristhe
constellationoftherumormonger,thecrier,thewitness,themartyr,thetyrantandallthose
possessingheroicrenown.
Trappings:
TheBannerisstrikinglycladandalwaysamongyou.Heisfearless,victoriousand
largerthanlife.

Correlations:
Reputation,pageantry,leadership,epics,infamy,reignsofterror,philanthropy,
tidings,symbols,heraldry,battles
TheHouseofSecrets
TheKey(Investigation,FavoredbySerenity)TheGuardians(Larceny,FavoredbyJourneys)
TheTreasureTrove(Lore,FavoredbyBattles)TheSorcerer(Occult,FavoredbyEndings)The
Mask(Stealth,FavoredbySecrets)
TheKey(Investigation)
TheKeyrepresentswisdomdiscoveredthroughscholarlystudyandintellectualunderstanding.
TheKeyisrewardsgainedandtasksaccomplishedthroughcleverness.Intheascending
aspect,thoseunderitsdomainexperiment,inquire,thinksharplyandcreatenewsolutions.In
thedescendingaspect,theywastetimeonpointlessexperimentsandtinkerwiththingsbestleft
undisturbed.TheKeyistheconstellationofthephysician,thescavengerlord,thetinker,the
junksellerandmonkeysandotherprimates.
Trappings:
TheKeyhasameasuringstickandapen,butnowaxtabletornotebook.Heclaims
heisinnocent,buthasadishonestexpression,sothisisdoubtful.Heisacreatureoflarge
appetites.
Correlations:
Innovation,hubris,automataandmechanicaldevices,books,libraries,medicine,
curiosity
TheGuardians(Larceny)
TheGuardianspersonifypracticalknowledgeandrewardsearnedthroughlonglabor.Asa
constellation,itcontainsthewisdomofthebeastandtheelderly.Intheascendingaspect,those
underitsdomainexhibitafundamentalunderstandingofCreationfromlongobservationor
inbredwisdom.Inthedescendingaspect,theyexhibitmeaninglesssuperstitionandpromoteor
subscribetoquackery.Thisistheconstellationoftheshaman,thesnakeoilsalesman,the
talismanseller,themidwifeandtheoldduffer.
Trappings:
TheGuardianisuneducatedandcarriesatalisman.Heissuspiciousheknowsthe
weatherandawisdomthatcanaidyouinyourcurrenttask.
Correlations:
Hearthwisdom,respectfortheelderly,age,superstition,charlatansand
mountebanks,tradition,patience,observation,inevitability
TheTreasureTrove(Lore)
TheTreasureTrovegovernsrevealedwisdom.Itisunderstandingandknowledgeheldlikea
beacon.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomainbecomeerudite,educatedand
enlightenedtheyaccomplishtasksandearnrewardsthroughexcellence.Inthedescending
aspect,theybecomeintellectualelitists,pointlesscelebrants,bookwormsandknowitalls.This
constellationgovernstheteacher,therevolutionary,theprophet,thesavantandanimalsthat
huntbystingingorleapingupontheirprey.

Trappings:
TheTreasureTrovecarriesabookofwisdomandwearsscholarsrobes.Sheis
poorintermsofmoneybuteducatedinformallearning.TheTreasureTroveisdeeply
impracticalbutmeanswell.
Correlations:
Horoscopes,schools,scholarships,blight,blindness,inflexibility,secretsocieties,
prophecies
TheSorcerer(Occult)
TheSorcereristheExalt,thegod,thegeomancerandthetalismanmaker.Intheascending
aspect,thoseunderitsdomainpracticeartifice,sorcery,thaumaturgyandgeomancy.Inthe
descendingaspect,theysummondemons,worshiptheYozisandpracticenecromancy.The
SorcereristheconstellationoftasksaccomplishedthroughuseofEssence.
Trappings:
TheSorcererisoneoftheExaltedandaPrinceoftheEarth.Hedisplaysgoodsof
themagicalmaterials,acastemarkandregalbearing.Hewearsarmorandcarriesadaiklave.
Correlations:
Humanity,geomancy,artifice,demonsummoningandinfernalism,talismans,
Essenceuse,egotism,Yozislaves
TheMask(Stealth)
TheMaskissecretwisdomandthingsknownbutconcealed.Intheascendingaspect,those
underitsdomainknowofreligiouswisdom,ritesofpassageandthesecretsofthebed.Inthe
descendingaspect,theyobfuscatedeliberately.TheMaskistheconstellationofthespy,the
priestandthelibrarian.
TheMaskisdamaged.TheSiderealstwisteditduringtheUsurpationtohidetheircrimesand
conspiraciesfrombothgodandman.SiderealscannotcreateResplendentDestiniesofthe
Mask.PriortotheUsurpation,theResplendentDestinyoftheMaskgrantedthemasoft
presencesoonforgottenbytheworld,verysimilartothepresentafflictionofArcaneFate
Trappings:
TheMaskwearsclothesofsoftfabricandamasktoconcealhisface.Heisquiet,
andhedoesnotannouncehimself.TheMaskclingstosacredplacesandlingersaround
mansesanddemesnes.
Correlations:
Secrets,lies,securityservices,guardedindividuals,religiousworship,extortion,
trickery
TheHouseofEndings
TheRisingSmoke(Athletics,FavoredbyJourneys)TheCrow(Awareness,Favoredby
Serenity)TheHaywain(Bureaucracy,FavoredbySecrets)TheSword(Integrity,Favoredby
Endings)TheCorpse(Medicine,FavoredbyBattles)
TheRisingSmoke(Athletics)
TheRisingSmokerepresentstheendofjourneysonbothliteralpathsandmetaphoricalpaths
suchasinitiation,pubertyandapprenticeship.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomain
achievetransformationandattainnewstates.Inthedescendingaspect,theirjourneysendin
pointlessaccidentandmisfortune.Thisistheconstellationoftheyoungman,thejourneyman,
thecorpseonitswaytoburial,thepubescentDynastwhohasnotyetExalted,thoseupon

chargesorentangledbylawsuitsanddeathbyaccident,heartattack,strokeandmurder.
HundredGodsHereticsintheRealmriskterriblepunishmenttomakesecretsacrificestothis
constellationuponthedeathsoflovedones,hopingtopersuadeHeaventograntthedeceased
TerrestrialExaltationinthenextlife.Heavenlistensnot.
Trappings:
TheRisingSmokecarriesgoodluckprayerstrips,apurseofmoneyfromher
teacherandbrandnewjourneymansequipment.Sheisoptimisticandnave.
Correlations:
Quickandpainlessdeaths,rest,stagnation,growth,newemployment,fresh
prospects,murder
TheCrow(Awareness)
TheCrowrepresentstheendofillusionsanddreams.Itisinevitabilityandtherecognition
thereof.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomaintakecomfortindeathsrelease,morbid
humorandtheheroismofforlornhope.Inthedescendingaspect,theydisplayfalsebravado,
confusedespairforacceptance,andcarenothingforthesufferingofothers.TheCrowisthe
constellationoftheancestorandtheancestorcult,theyoungwidow,theoldman,thedeath
masksofCalibrationdancersanddeathbyoldage.
Trappings:
TheCrowcarriesblackfeathersandwearsablackcloak.Sheismorbidly
humorousandclever,andsheisattractedtoshinyobjects.
Correlations:
Slowbutpainlessdeaths,inevitability,orphans,acceptanceofdeath,dark
humor,depression,waking,indifference
TheHaywain(Bureaucracy)
TheHaywainisendingsthatcannotbeeasilydescribed.Itisgradualdeclineandthefailureof
systemswithfuzzyboundariesandimprecisedefinitions.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunder
itsdomainfindopportunitiesfornewgrowthintheruin.Inthedescendingaspect,theypassinto
stasisorbucolicdecay.Thisistheconstellationofdeathbysorcery,divinityandsenescent
senility,thebrokencircle,thefalteringalliance,thedeterioratinggovernment,thetroubledfamily
andtheDragonBloodedretiree.
Trappings:
TheHaywainwearsdisheveledrobesandaninformalattitude.Itishardofhearing,
butdemandsbribes.TheHaywainisarrogant,ambitiousandunconcernedwiththebigpicture.
Correlations:
Muddledanddifficulttocategorizedeaths,mystery,coverups,treachery,
comebacks,aginganddecrepitude
TheSword(Integrity)
TheSwordbringstheendofhope.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunderitsdomainfindtheir
hopesrealized,butmustthencontinuewithouttheassistanceandinspirationthosehopes
provided.Inthedescendingaspect,theirdreamswitheranddie.Thisistheconstellationofthe
broken,thecrushed,theworndown,thesalesman,thehasbeen,thevirgin,theghost,the
pregnantwomananddeathafterprolongedsufferingandillness.
Trappings:
TheSwordiswornout.Shecarriesorwearsawitheredflower,andshedressesin
burialcerements.Sheweepsbutcannotbeconsoled,andisunshod.

Correlations:
Slowandpainfuldeaths,perseverance,failure,illness,tribulation,inheritance,
resignation,thevanquished,Sijan,allotherendings
TheCorpse(Medicine)
TheCorpsesistheendoflivesandmodesofexistence.Intheascendingaspect,thoseunder
itsdomainpasswithplanning,dignityandgrace.Inthedescendingaspect,theyendinwailing
agony.TheCorpseistheconstellationofthemanonhisdeathbed,theaffiancedyouth,the
familymovinghouse,themiddleagedmanforcedtochangeprofessions,thebutterfly,the
dragonflyandothernonamphibiouscreaturesthatmetamorphosehalfwaythroughtheirlives.
Trappings:
TheCorpsewearshisbestclothes.Heiscalm,andhebearstheemblemofa
butterflysomewhereonhisperson.Hecarriesatextbook,whichmaybeaguidetoanewtrade
oraguidetotheUnderworld.JustastheSword,theCorpseisunshod.
Correlations:
Quickandpainlessdeaths,exits,suddenchange,transformation,unfinished
business,shapechangers,theSecondBreath

Chapter8:ArmedandArmoredinStarlight
TheSiderealExalteddrawtheirstrengthfromwithin.Morethanalmostanyotherofthe
ExaltedHost,theSiderealgazeturnsinward,alongthespiralingpathsandbranchesof
destiniesthatmaybeandfatesthatmustnotbe.TheyperfecttheirEssence,honingit
throughmartialartsthatnoothercanmatch.Eachoneburns,asolitarystarofpower,
permittingfewcompanions.

Assuch,theSiderealExaltedhavefarlessproficiencywithdrawingforththeEvocationsof
artifactsthantheSolarorDragonbloodedExalted.Withitemsmadeoforsignificantly
enhancedbystarmetal,theymayfindtheresonanceandrapportneededbutformost
others,thedivinespiritwithinmagicalweaponsandarmorremainscoolandunresponsive.

Becauseofthis,andbecausefewofthemostadvancedmartialartspermitasmuchinthe
wayofweaponsandarmor,theSiderealExaltedhaveaccumulatedfewerartifactsthan
manyexpect.Thosethattheydohold,however,theyhavemasteredtoanunparalleled
degree.

Sidebar:SiderealsandEvocations
Asdescribedabove,theSiderealExalteddonoteasilyharmonizewithartifactsnotmadeof
starmetal.
UnlessanartifactisnotedtosharesomepowerwithaSiderealupon
attunement,shetreatsherEssenceasbeingonelowerthanitisforthepurposes
oflearningandusingEvocationsoftheartifact,andshecannotlearnany
EvocationwhichrequireshavinganEssenceof3orgreater.

EndSidebar

TheNatureofStarmetal
DespitesomegrosslibelsspreadbyenemiesoftheSiderealExalted,Starmetalisnotforgedfromthe
bodiesofgods.WhiletheDeathlordshavesucceededincreatingakindoffalsestarmetalbycombining
blacklabyrinthianorewithwithdivinecorpses,suchsubstancesareclosertotheirtraditionalsoulsteelthan
thenobleskyfallenmetal.

Nordoeseachfallenstarrepresentasinglelife,orasinglethreadintheweaveofFate.Threadsare
constantlybeingaddedandcutperHeaven'sdesignsifeverythreadthatwascutresultedinafallingstar,
thenstarmetalwouldbemoreabundantthanjade.

However,thenightskyclearlydoesreflectthefutureofCreation.Astrologersstudythemovementsand
positionsofstarstogaugeHeaven'sintentions,andthemagicsoftheSiderealExaltedarereflectedin
celestialomens.

ThepatternsofthestarsinthenightskyofCreationcanbestbethoughtofasakindofshadowcastbythe
weaveofFate.Itisnotthethingitself,butasimplifiedrepresentationoftheLoom.Starsarethesourceof
theLoomsthreadstarlightisthestuffofrawpotential,fromwhichdestinymaybewoven.Whenastarhas
exhausteditsstoreofdestiny,itcrashestoCreationinonefinal,brilliantconflagration.TheSiderealswatch

theskiesforsuchfallingstars.Notonlyforthestarmetalitself,butbecausestrangethingsoftenaccompany
fallingstarsinaplacewherefateissuddenlyexhausted,almostanythingcanhappen.

ArtifactsoftheGods
Mask(Artifact**)
ThemasqueradesofHeavenarebeyondcomparetheyofferachanceatdallianceand
conversation,wherefamiliarcourtesiesarecastasideinfavorofatheoreticallyequalground.
ThegrandestoftheGodswillwearspecialMasksofjadeandmoonsilvertothesefetes,which
perfectlyconcealthewearerstrueemotionsevenasrevealexactlywhatshewishesrevealed.

UpondonningaMask,theartifactsinksslightlyintothewearersface.Whileworn,thewearer
suffersnopenaltytoherGuileevenifshedoesnotknowsheisbeingobserved.Themagicof
theMaskalsoletsherchangeherappearancewithlittlemorethanathoughtandaburstof
Essencebyspending5motes,sheenhancesadisguiseattempttochangeherfacial
appearance(Exaltedp.224),reducingthetimetakenfromminutestoseconds.Shemayeven
makemoderatealterationstoherclothingorothersucheffectswithouthavinganalternate
costumeonhand,althoughsuchworktakesthenormalamountoftimeforadisguiseattempt
althoughtheMaskonlycoversherface,itconcealsheridentity.

EverFullHorn(Artifact***)
CarvedfromoneofthehornsofAhlatsownsacredherd,thesedivinevesselsarethenbound
injadeandorihalcumwhileprayersofthanksandpraisetotheSouthernGodofWarandCattle
areraisedup.

Onceperday,thebeareroftheEverFullHornmaywishupontheHornforsomematerialitem.
Immediately,theHorndrawsuponthebountiesofHeavensquintessenceandforgesgoodsto
meettherequest.ThisgivesthebearerSalary1,whichtheymaydrawuponeveninCreation.
TheHornmayonlyproducegoodswhichcanbeforgedfromquintessencethefinestmortal
materials,butnothingtoturntheeyesofthegods.

AerialChariot(Artifact****)
AcrosstheskyofYuShan,youwillseetenthousandgodsoftheair,flyinginariotofcolors.
Evenamongstgodsnotwinged,manytaketotheskyuponvariousconveyanceofwhichthe
marvelknownasanAerialChariotservesasacommonexampleofanuncommondevice.

Carvedofbluejadeandchasedwithskydiamondsandlightingforgedorihalcumbanding,the
ChariotcouldserveasmerelyaDynastspersonalconveyanceofimmeasurablewealth.Itis
whenthewielderexpendstenmotesthatthetruenatureoftheAerialChariotismadeclear,as
twinramsmadeofcloudsandsparkingelectricityappear,harnessedandreadytorun.

Forthenexthour,therideroftheAerialChariotcandrivetheramsintotheair,racingat50
milesanhour.TheChariotcanbearuptooneadditionalpassenger.Aftereachhour,the
drivermayspendanothertenmotestorechargetheramsotherwise,theywilldescendtothe
groundattheswiftestspeedtheysafelycanbeforevanishinginacrashofthunder.

DrivingtheChariotrequiresthedriversattention.Althoughtheplatformiskeptsmoothineven
tremendouslystormyweather,theramswillnotpullwithoutregularguidance.Incombat,the
driverandtheirriderhavetheadvantagesofbeingmounted,andactwitha+4speedbonusin
additiontobeingabletofly,whichcanoftenallowhertosimplyengageordepartasshe
wishes.DuetothehighwallsoftheAerialChariot,thedriverandherpassengerarealways
consideredtohaveLightCover,andgainHeavyCoveriftheytakeaFullDefenseactionwhile
intheChariot.Finally,anyattemptatUnhorsing(Exaltedp.200)thedriverorpassengersuffer
a4penaltyontheattackroll.

TheFatalPanoply
Sightblinder(StarmetalandSoulsteelShortDaiklave,Artifact***)
OneoftheThirteenFinalWeapons,Sightblinderwasforgedinthedaysleadingtothe
UsurpationbytheChosenofEndingsYoraZunik.Sheknewthatnoordinarybladewould
sufficetostrikedownthemadLawgivers,andnoordinaryassassincouldhopetogetclose
enoughandsoshefoldedtheendingofsightandthesilenceofdeathintothemetalthat
composedSightblinder,forgingthesoulsofvictimsofSolaratrocitieswithshadowyorefrom
uncleanplaces.Aroundthis,shedrewasliverofstarmetalholdingherhopeforabetterfuture.
Oncecomplete,sheentrustedthebladetothenowinfamousDragonbloodedassassinKurosa
Rabil.Ifrecordsaretobebelieved,RabilwaspresentattheCalibrationFeast,andstruckdown
oneoftheSolars,whosenamehasbeenexcisedfromhistory.

Afterthattime,Rabilvanished,takingSightblinderwithhim.Hereliablyworkedasanassassin
forhirethroughmuchoftheearlyShogunate,eliminatingrivalsforsumsofjadethatbeggarthe
imaginationuntilhefell,andSightblinderwaslosttotheDragonbloodedandborneawaybythe
Lunarthathadbestedhim.Sincethattime,Sightblinderhasrarelyalloweditselftoremainwith
onemasterformorethanafewdozenyears,onlytovanishfordecadesatatime.Most
recently,ithasbeenreportedtobethehandsofTheColdLightofDay,anAbyssalkillerof
growingrepute.Accordingtosomeforecasts,Sightblinderhasfoundit'struemasterthe
reincarnationofthemanwhomitwasusedtoslay.

Sightblinderitselfisnearlythreefeetlong,withabladenothickerthanthestrikingwidthofa
manspalm,anditflexeslikeaserpent'stonguewhenflickeringbetweenavictim'sguardand
ribs.Thebladeappearstobethecolorofdampashes,satinsoftandunshining,savedownthe
fullerinthecenter,whereacoreofstarmetalcanbeseensheddingrainbowlight.Forallthatit
shouldbeanarrestingsight,itisdifficulttokeepone'seyesonSightblinderthegazeofit's

victimstendstoslideoff,likewaterfromawelloiledknife,nomatterhowdangeroussuch
inattentionis.Asinglehearthstoneslotisavailableattheguard.

EvocationsofSightblinder
Whenattunedandunsheathed,Sightblinderimposesa1penaltyonallattemptstonoticethe
bearerinstealth.Ifthebearerhasnotyetjoinedbattle,thispenaltybecomes1success
instead.

KeenEyedDeceiver
Cost:

Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thedeceivercannotbedeceived.Thebearergains+2noncharmdicetocontestanyattempt
madebyanopponenttoenterstealthafterbattlehasbeenjoined,aslongasSightblinderis
unsheathedandinhand.

NoBlade
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
KeenEyedDeceiver
Sightblinderbecomesinvisible,makingitfarmoredifficulttodefendagainstorgetpast.Against
opponentswhodependontheirsenseofsight,Sightblinder'sDefenseincreasesby1,anda
victimthebearerattackssuffersa1penaltytohisDefense.

NoBladeendsoncethebearerhasdealtdecisivedamagetoatarget,andcannotbeinvoked
againwithinthesamescene.

CleverSerpentsTongue
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
KeenEyedDeceiver
Withaflickeringoftheblade,thebearercantastetheworldmorekeenlythantheyhaveever
heardorseenit.Fortherestofthescene,aslongasSightblinderisunsheathedandinhand,
thebearercanoperateinperfectdarknessandsilencewithoutpenalty.

DeathofSight,SilenceofDeath
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly,Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NoBlade,CleverSerpent'sTongue
Sightblindercutsawaymorethanlifeitcutsthevictimawayfromtheworlditself.Foreach
levelofdamageinflictedbyadecisiveattackenhancedbyDeathofSight,SilenceofDeath,the
victimisblindedandsilencedforoneturn.

WreathofPeace(MoonsilverandStarmetalBuffJacket,Artifact***)
DuringtheShogunate,oneChosenofSerenity,DemureBell,believedthatpeacecouldstillbe
foundwiththeLunarExaltedtheyhadnotbeensparedthecrueltyormadnessoftheSolars,
afterall,andtheUsurpationhadsavedandfreedthemasmuchasanyone.Tothatend,she
plantedseedsofstarmetalinagardenofHeaven,wateringthemwithdropsofmoonsilver.
Whentheseedssproutedintodelicateflowers,shewovethemintoavestofsilverandsteel,
representingherhopeforsomereconciliationbetweentheChosenoftheMoonandStars.

DemureBellwaslastseenbearingthisprincelygift,whichshenamedtheWreathofPeace,to
thedomainoftheLunarknownasAscendingEloquentRapture,fivehundredyearspriortothe
Contagion.HerreincarnationharborsfewerhopesforreconciliationbetweentheSiderealsand
Lunars,butdoeswishtoreclaimtheworkofherpredecessor.

WreathofPeaceappeartobeavestofwovenflowers,primarilylilies,hazelandolivebranches.
Thestemsarestrandsofstarmetal,whiletheblossomsandleavesaremoonsilver.Itwillflex,
stretchandshrinktoaccommodatethewearercomfortably,alwaysmovingandbreathing
easily.Onehearthstoneslotisavailablebybrushingasidetheleavesthatshroudthebearers
heart.

EvocationsofWreathofPeace
ASolar,Lunar,SiderealorGetimianattunedtoWreathofPeacemaytakeFullDefenseactions
withoutpayingtheinitiativecosttodoso.

TurnAsideViolence
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheWreathofPeaceenvelopsthebearerinanauraofserenity,stealingstrengthfromthearms

ofthosethatwouldbringneedlessviolence.Ifsheisattackedandtheattackmisses,thebearer
mayspend2motestosteal1initiativefromtheattacker.Ifsheisattackedandstruck,butthe
attackdealsnodamage,shemayinsteadspend2motestosteal2initiative.

ABetterWay
Cost:
3m,3i
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
TurnAsideViolence
Thebearercanmakeoverturesforabetterwayforwardhardtoresist.Shemaysupplement
anyattempttoinspire,instillorpersuadesomeonetowardspeaceorreconciliationduringafight
withresistingsuchattemptsrequiresspending2Willpowerinsteadof1.

HopeFortheFuture
Cost:
6m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Counterattack
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
ABetterWay
Forgedinthehopeofmakingpeace,thebearerusesviolenceagainstthemasproofofher
sincerity.Whenattacked,shemayuseHopeFortheFuturetotakeareflexivesocialinfluence
actionasacounterattack.Thisinfluencemustbeaninstill,inspireorpersuade,withthe
intentionofbringinganendtotheconflict.HopeFortheFuturecannotbeusedinresponseto
acounterattack.

Iftheoriginalattackstrikesanddealsoneormorelevelsofdamage,thebeareraddsanumber
ofnoncharmdicetoherinfluencerollequaltothedamageshetookfromtheattack.

Apollyon(JadePowerbowstrungwithStarmetal,Artifact****)
ThebowApollyoniskeptinasacredvaultoftheImmaculateOrder,withdrawnonlyintimesof
direneed.SupposedlyitwasthebowofSextesJyleshimself,carvedfromablockofliving
greenjade,thenstrungwithashaftofstarlight.Withit,theImmaculateDragonofWood
dispensedbothlifeanddeath,firingarrowsofhealthandjoytothefaithful,whilesending
pestilenceandplagueagainsttheremainingAnathemaandtheirservants.

Sincethattime,Apollyonhasbeenwithdrawnfromitsvaultonlyahandfuloftimesalwaysitis
giventoamasteroftheWoodDragonStyle,andonlythenforridinginthemostdangerousof
WyldHunts,againstthreatstothedominionoftheDragonbloodedasawhole.

Thebowitselfisanelegantpowerbowthewholelengthofthebowiscarvedfromgreenjade,
whilethelengthandgripbothhaveawrapofblueandwhitejade.Thegripitselfisthen

wrappedinclothofgoldassoftandsheerassilk.Thecapsofthebowareorihalcum,witha
rainbowshimmerofthestarmetalstringonlybarelyvisible.Despitelookinglikestone,thebow
willflextoanalmostlimitlessdegree,alwaysperfectlysuitingthewieldersstrength.Two
hearthstoneslotsareavailable,oneaboveandonebelowthegrip.

EvocationsofApollyon
WhenaDragonblooded,Solar,SiderealorGetimianattunestoApollyon,sheincreasesher
AccuracyandDamageby+1.Theseriseto+3whenfiringatenemiesoperatingunderthe
DoomofDefianceforviolatingoneormoreAstrologicalProjections.

BlessingsStrewn
Cost:
3m,3i
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thebearerpullsandlooseswithnoarrowdrawn,insteadfiringhergoodwillandblessings
uponfriendsandallies.SheselectsatargetbetweenShortandLongRangeawaythat
individualandallfriendsandalliesthatarewithinCloserangeofthemgaina+2noncharm
bonustotheirDefense,whichdecreasesby1attheendofeachturn.Multipleusesof
BlessingsStrewncanmaintainthebonusat+2,butnotincreaseitbeyond.

AnyonewhoispresentlybenefitingfromtheMeritsofDestinyinsteadgainsa+3noncharm
bonustotheirDefense.

PlagueofMisfortune
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
ThebearerofApollyonimbuesanarrowwithsickeningessence,fillingitwithatemporarybut
virulentpower.Anyenemythatsuffersatleastonelevelofdamagesufferstheeffectsofcurare
poisoning(Exaltedp.234).

Poisonedenemiesmustalsoresistthewoundbecominginfected,eveniftheyarenotnormally
susceptibletosuchafflictions(Exaltedp.235),againstamorbidityof3.

ArrowsLikeLocusts
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None

Duration:
OneScene
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Midflight,thebearertransformsherarrowintoacloudofsupernaturallypotentlocusts,which
descendinafrenzyuponhertargetandalltheirallies.SheselectsanenemyouttoMedium
rangethattargetandallenemieswithinCloserangeofthemareswarmedbythebiting,
stinginginsects.Treatthelocustsasanenvironmentalhazard(Exaltedp.232),inflicting1i(1B
incrash)/roundwithadifficultyof3toresist,affectingallenemieswithinCloserangeofthe
initialtarget.Theyalsoimposea2penaltyonallactionstakenwithintheswarm,dueto
distractionfromthebuzzing,flyingandbitinginsects.Theswarmwilldisperseattheendofthe
scene,orwhensomeonearmedwithaweaponwiththeFlametagsucceedsatagambit
(Difficulty2)todisperseit.

ArrowsLikeLocustscanonlybeusedonceperscene.AtEssence3,itisresetthreeturnsafter
theswarmisdispersed.

RebirthinDestruction
Cost:
3m,1wp
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BlessingsStrewn,PlagueofMisfortune,ArrowsLikeLocusts
TheultimatepowerofApollyonbringsfinaldestruction.Rerollallfaileddamagediceonany
successfulattackenhancedbyRebirthinDestruction.Anenemyincapacitatedbythisattackis
permanentlydestroyed,eveniftheyareaspiritorotherbeingwhichcannormallyreturnfrom
death.Atthelocationoftheirdeath,atreesprouts,bearingstrangeanduniquefruitsunlike
thoseseenanywhereelseinCreation.Thesefruitsoftenhaveuniquemagicalormedicinal
properties,asdeterminedbytheStorytellerbaseduponthenatureofthevictim,andcanrarely
becultivatedfromtheoriginaltree.

AtEssence4,thebearermayspend3motesand1willpowerafterthefirstdamagererollto
rerollfailuresasecondtime.

Shieldbreaker(OrihalcumandStarmetalGrandGoremaul,Artifact****)
OneoftheThirteenFinalWeapons,ShieldbreakerwasforgedbytheChosenofBattles
ImplacableWillneartheendofthewarsagainsttheancientLarmidianpeopleinwhatwould
becometheCinerIsles,duringtheearlyyearsoftheFirstAge.Itwascarriedintobattlebythe
LawgiverAnyung,andwasplacedinhertombafterherdeathduringtheUsurpation.

DuringAnyungslife,shebecameknownastheGracefullyDescendingDoom.Shieldbreaker
wasanutterlyirresistibleforce,crushingthroughfortresswallsandhardsteelshieldsbothasif
theywerenomorethanpaper.Shewasespeciallynotedforhurlingthegiantweaponup,

allowingitsmassivebulktocarryherskywardandthenguidingitwiththeforceofafallingstar
ontoherhaplessfoes.

Shieldbreakerisaspherewithadiameterofnearlyafullyard,onehalfofpureorihalcumand
theoppositeofpurestarmetal.Thetwohalvesarenotlinearlybisected,butrathertwined
togetherlikearisingflameanddescendingfang.Thehaftiswhitejade,twiceasthickasa
mansarmwithhandholdsspacedregularlyalongitstenfootlength.Twohearthstoneslotsare
availableonoppositesidesofthesphere,bothembeddedinonepuremetal.

EvocationsofShieldbreaker
WhenaSolar,SiderealorGetimianattunestoShieldbreaker,shemaymakeaSmashingattack
withoutpayingtheinitiativecost,andincreasesthebonusforclashattacksto+4insteadof+2.

WeaponShatteringStrike
Cost:
3m,1i
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Shieldbreakerisnotidlynamedtheterriblestrengthoftheweaponshattersswordsandruins
shields.WeaponShatteringStrikeenhancesanattempttodisarmamortalweapon.Ifthe
attemptissuccessful,theweaponisdestroyed,althoughitmayberepairedintime.

AtEssence2,youmayattempttouseWeaponShatteringStrikeagainstanartifactweapon,but
increasethedifficultyofthegambitbytheratingoftheartifact.

UnstoppableForce
Cost:
7m,1wp
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
WeaponShatteringStrike
SunlightandstarlightstreamfromShieldbreakerasit'sbearerswingswithaforcethatis
impossibletodeny.AnattackenhancedwithUnstoppableForcecannotbeparried,and
ignoresdefensivebonusesfromlightorheavycover.UnstoppableForcecanonlybeusedina
turnafterthebearerhasadvancedatleastoneormorerangebands.

FortressLevelingBlow
Cost:

Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Permanent
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Permanent

PrerequisiteCharms:
UnstoppableForce
WallsofstoneandadamantcannotstandagainstthepowerofShieldbreaker.Solongasshe
isengaginginadestructivefeatofstrengthwiththeweapon,thebearerofShieldbreaker
increasesherStrengthby5.

GracefulDoom
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
UnstoppableForce
TheforceofShieldbreakermovesthewielderasmuchashervictims.UponusingGraceful
DoomtoenhanceaRush,thebearerhurlstheheavyweightoftheweaponforward,reflexively
movingheronerangebandinthedirectionofhertarget.Ifsheflurriesherrushwithanattack,
shemayenhancetheattackwithUnstoppableForcefor2motesand1willpower.

FallingStar
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Supplemental
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
GracefulDoom
ThebearerswingsShieldbreakerintotheair,allowingittocarryherupwards,onlytocome
crashingdownuponherenemieswithapowerofafallingstar.ThisCharmenhancesa
decisiveattackiftheattackhits,hervictimistreatedashavingfallenaMediumdistance
(Exaltedp.232)andisknockedprone,aswellasanydamagetheysufferfromthestrikeitself.
FallingStarmayonlybeusedonceperscene,butisresetbyreachinginitiative15+.

TheCageofPenitentEidolonForsaken(OrihalcumandStarmetal
ArticulatedPlate,Artifact*****)
InthestreetsofYuShan,rumorfliesofastrangenewmenacingfigure,lurkingwithinthe
CrimsonPanoplyofVictory.Theysayheiscladinheadtofootinheavyorihalcumarticulated
plateaffixedwithoverahundreddelicatelookingprayerstripsofstarmetalwithimperishable
jadepaint,eachwritteninOldRealmwardsandscripturesagainstevil.Somesayheisanew
god,unknowntothegreatercommunityofdivinitiesachallengertoAhlatwiththesupportof
theShogunoftheCrimsonBanner.Othersclaimheisaspiritorautomatonconjuredby
Siderealmagics,thefirstinanimperishablegoldenarmywithwhichtodefendHeavenagainst
RakanThulio.

Intruth,heisPenitentEidolonForsaken,aSolaroftheDawnCastewhoExaltedwhilefighting
alongsidetheTepetlegionsagainsttheBulloftheNorth.Horrifiedathavingbecomethevery

monsterwhathesoughttodestroy,hefledthefield,shortlythereafterturninghimselfintoan
ImmaculatetemplewherehewasinterceptedbyaBronzeStarofanunusuallypragmaticbent,
evenforherfaction.

Shesmuggledtheman,whonownamedhimselfasPenitentEidolonForsaken,intoYuShan.
There,shesawtoitthathewouldbeconfinedinheavychainsofgoldthatcouldbinddownhis
terribledivinity.Atopthis,sheaffixedthehundredprayerstrips,tellingtheEidolonthatthey
wouldchannelhiscursedpowerintosomethingpure,givinghissoulachanceatamore
auspiciousreincarnation.ShethenshowedherworktoChejopKejakherewasaSolarthat
wouldservetheRealm,aLawgiverthatwouldsubmittoproperauthority.Kejakhasbeen
skepticalthusfartheplanreeksofriskbutevenhecannotdenytheeffectivenessofthe
PenitentEidolonForsakeninhandlingtasksthatwouldhaveriskedSidereallives.

TheCageofPenitentEidolonForsakenhasthreehearthstoneslots,pressingintothegorget
thatencirclesthewearersneck.

EvocationsoftheCageofPenitentEidolonForsaken
AttuningtotheCageofPenitentEidolonForsakencostsaSolar,SiderealorGetimianan
additionalsixmotes.However,solongasitisworn,thevictimsubsistswithoutneedforfoodor
water,andiskeptcomfortableinanymundaneweather.Moreover,theCageconcealsthe
natureoftheirdivinitytheiranimaistransformedtopurewhitelight,andtheircastemark
obscuredbehindtheOldRealmglyphforWicked.

NoRestFortheForsaken
Cost:
1m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Indefinite
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thepenitenthasnotimetowasteonsuchtrivialitiesasrestifsheistoredeemherforsaken
soul.AfterusingNoRestFortheForsaken,thebearersuffersnopenaltiesforfatigueforthe
nextdayandnight.MotescommittedtothisCharmremaincommitteduntilthebearersleeps
foratleasteighthours.

RedeemedbyBlasphemousDeeds
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thepenitentcanfindredemptioninthedestructionofbeingsevenmoreblasphemousthan
herselfwhenshestrikeablowwhichincapacitatesordestroysanenemydemonorghost,she

mayreflexivelyactivateRedeemedbyBlasphemousDeedstogain1temporarypointof
Willpower,nottoexceedherpermanentWillpower.

UncleantoTouch
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Uniform
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thepenitentistoouncleantobetouched,neitherbyagentlecaressnoraruinousstrike.When
anattackfromcloserangesuccessfullystrikesher,shemayuseUncleantoTouchtoscorch
heropponentsherolls3dice,inflictingthatmuchwitheringdamage.Withineringdamagedealt
inthisfashionisnotgainedasinitiativebythebearer,butshedoesgaintheinitiativecrash
bonusifthisresultsintheattackercrashing.Whenusedagainstanopponentininitiativecrash,
UncleantoTouchinsteadinflictslethaldamage.Anyonewithatleasthardness1ignoresthis
damage.

TooWretchedForDeath
Cost:
2m/1Hardness
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Decisiveonly
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Thepenitentcannotdieuntiltheyhaveatonedforthesinofwhattheyhavebecomealasthat
atonementwillalwaysbebeyondtheirreach.Onceperscene,shemayreflexiveincreaseher
Hardnessagainstasingledecisiveattack,atacostof2motesperpointofhardness.
TooWretchedForDeathisresetwhenthewearerhasnoremaining0,1or2healthlevels.

DeceivedNoLonger
Cost:
6mor4m/Willpower
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
Mute
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NoRestFortheForsaken,RedeemedbyBlasphemousDeeds,Unclean
toTouch,TooWretchedForDeath
ThepenitentrealizesthetruthofherExaltedstation,andcastsawaytheillusionsthatwould
chainanddeceiveher.Shemayspend6motestoreflexivelypaytheWillpowercostfor
resistinganysocialinfluenceorothermindalteringeffectsthecostisreducedto4moteswhen
resistingeffectswiththePsychekeyword.

Additionally,uponlearningDeceivedNoLonger,thebearernolongerneedstocommitan
additional6motestoattunetotheCage,andtheglyphforWickedwhichobscureshercaste

markisreplacedwiththeglyphforRighteous.

TheCrimsonMirrorofMars(StarmetalShield,Artifact*****)
Starmetalshinesinfivecolorssaveforfiveartifacts,eachconsecratedtoaspecificMaiden.
TheforemostofthesedevicesistheCrimsonMirrorofMarsadiscofstarmetalthatshineswith
onlybloodredlight,reflectingtheviolenceandstruggleofallthings.

TheMirrorwasstolenfromtheCrimsonPanoplyofVictoryameretwoyearsago,whereithad
restedintheArmoryIncomparablesaveforafewmomentousbattlesduringtheFirstAge.The
consensusamongstthefewthatknowisthetheftwasorchestratedbytheSleepwalkeran
openinggambittoanunknownpurpose.WhatiscertainistheCrimsonMirrormustbe
recoveredassoonaspossible,andwithaslittlefanfareaspossible.

EvocationsoftheCrimsonMirrorofMars
TheCrimsonMirrorofMarsrequires7motestoattunetoitisamediumartifactweaponwith+2
Defenseinsteadof+1,andtheBashing,Smashing,MeleeandShieldtags.Whenattunedbya
SiderealorGetimianExalt,theMirrorwillfloatneartohand,interposingitselfasneededand
obeyingthebearerswillthisallowsthebearerthebenefitsofwieldinganartifactshieldwithout
tyingupherhands.

NatureRevealingReflection
Cost:
5m
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
Therealityofallthingsisinthestruggletosurvive,andthisrealityiscapturedintheCrimson
MirrorafteractivatingNatureRevealingReflection,thesetruthsbecomeobviousforalltosee.
Forabriefmomentthegeneralnatureofanycreatureisillustratedinthereflection,asper
MeasuretheWind(Exaltedp.509).
AtEssence2,thisreflectionshowsmorethantheobviouslypresent,andwillalsoreflectany
immaterialspiritswhicharepresent.
AtEssence3,thereflectionrevealsintentionstowardsviolencefortheremainderofthescene
afterseeingsomeone'sreflection,anyattemptsatreadingintentionsagainstthevictimwhen
lookingforangerorviolentintimaciesorintentionstreatsthevictimasbeingunawaretheyare
observed(Exaltedp.218)

SpiritTrappingSurface
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Essence1
Type:
Simple

Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
TheCrimsonMirrorcanserveasprisontobeingsofpureviolence,transformingtheirdire
impulsestosomebetterend.SpiritTrappingSurfacemayonlybeusedagainstaspiritwhich
hasbeenincapacitated,absorbingthedivineorinfernalbeingintothemirroritself.This
functionssimilarlytoaYasalCrystal(Exaltedp.601),savethatitcancaptureasinglespiritof
Essence5orless.
AspirittrappedintheCrimsonMirrorwillremaintrappedevenifthebearerlosestheartifactthe
newbearermaycommunicatewithandfreethespirituponlearningSpiritTrappingSurface.

BloodyCatoptromanticVision
Cost:
7m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
None
IntheCrimsonMirror,allHeavensanctionedviolenceisreflected.ThebearermayuseBloody
CatoptromanticVisiontoseeanycombatoccurringinCreationorYuShan.Bloody
CatoptromanticVisionmayfindeitheraspecificfight,orthenearestfightmeetingsome
parameters.Itwillonlyshowtruebattlesagainstopponentswhomeanoneanotherdeadly
harm,evenifnottothedeath.Themirrorwillcontinuetodisplaytheconflictfortheremainder
ofthescene.
Whenleadingabattlegroup,BloodyCatoptromanticVisiongivesadeepinsightintothenature
ofthefightasitgoesonceperscene,afterusingthisCharm,thebearermayrerollallfailures
onasinglecommandaction.

WhatWasandMayYetBe
Cost:
2m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Reflexive
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
NatureRevealingReflection
TheCrimsonMirrorshowsnotonlywhatis,butwhatcouldhavebeenandwhatmayyetbe.
ThebeareroftheMirrormayusethisgifttostealfatestheydesireandridthemselvesof
destiniestheywishtoavoid.Shemaystealupto(Essence)dicefromanyrollofanactionthey
witness,atacostof2motesperdie.Dicestoleninthisfashionkeepthefacethatwererolled,
andmaybeaddedtoanyrollthebearertakesorwitnessesatnocost.Dicenotusedbythe
endofthescenevanish.
Youmayonlystealdicethatarepartofaset,andmaynotstealthelastdieofagivenvalueif
anopponentrolledone10andthree9stoattackyou,youcouldstealtwoofthethree9s,but
notthelast9ortheonly10.

GetimianExalteddonotcountdicestolenbytheCrimsonMirrorofMarsagainsttheirlimitof
stolendice.SiderealExalteddonotcountdiceaddedbytheCrimsonMirrorofMarsagainst
theirdicecap.

VisionsTerribleandTrue
Cost:
3m
Mins:
Essence2
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
BloodyCatoptromanticVision
Nostruggleiscertain,andeventhestrategiesofMarsdissolveoncethefirstarrowhasbeen
loosedeveryswingofthebladecandecidesomeone'sdestiny,forgoodandill.Byinvoking
VisionsTerribleandTrue,thebearershowsafatalpathtowardstheirenemy,fillingthemwith
fearanddrivingthemtoflee.
VisionsTerribleandTruecreatesapersuadeactionof15dice,supportedbyamajorintimacy
offearofdeath,againstasingletargetencouragingthemtobreakandflee.Ifthevictimenters
adecisionpointtoresistthisfear,thebearersteals3initiativefromtheirhesitation.
Againstghostsanddemons,VisionsTerribleandTrueisinsteadsupportedbyadefining
intimacyghostshavealreadytasteddeathonce,anddemonshaveknownanultimatedefeat
tothem,theprospectsarefarmoreawfulforthisknowledge.
OnceavictimhasbeensubjecttoVisionsTerribleandTrue,theyareimmunetothisEvocation
fortheremainderofthescene.

WalktheCrimsonRoad
Cost:
1wp
Mins:
Essence3
Type:
Simple
Keywords:
None
Duration:
Instant
PrerequisiteCharms:
SpiritTrappingSurface
Onlyathinveneerseparatestheworldsofthematerialandspiritualbysteppingthroughthe
CrimsonMirror,thebearerleavesthefirstforthesecond.WalktheCrimsonRoadallowsthe
bearertobecomeimmaterialuntiltheyreturntothematerialworldviatheMirrorforeachhour
theyspendimmaterial,theymustspendanotherpointofWillpower.Whileimmaterial,theycan
seeandinteractwithotherimmaterialbeingsasiftheywerematerial,howeveranydecisive
damagetheysufferinsteaddrainsthemofWillpower.Ifthebearerisreducedtozerotemporary
Willpowerwhileimmaterial,theyarepermanentlytransformedintoaspiritofviolence,losing
theirformernameandnatureintheserviceofMarsandtheCrimsonPanoply.

Chapter9:TheAlliesandEnemiesofHeaven
GodsoftheUnderworld
**UnlawfulCultist
**DivineLegbreaker
**ForbiddenGod
**MastermindDaemon
**BlackMarketExigent

AberrationsofFate
**ImpossibleGirl
**DeathinLife
**TheTravelerinBlack

TheLoyalOpposition
RakanThulioandtheWaronHeaven
FromtheearliestdaysoftheTimeBefore,therewerefewheroesgreaterthanthe
Sleepwalker,RakanThulio.HisinsightintothenatureoftheenemiesoftheChosenand
thesecretwaysbywhichtheirendscouldbefoundwereinvaluablehiscouncilwithout
peerwhenadvisingbothgodsandprincesupontheircoursesofaction.AstheFirstAge
dawned,hestoodwithheadheldhighamongsttheranksoftheFiveScoreFellowship,and
nonewouldsaythathispridewaswithoutcause.

Fortwodozencenturiesormore,hefulfilledhisdutyasanagentofHeavenwithout
questionorqualm.Heeasedthepassageofthosethingswhichreachedtheirallottedspan,
servedmissionsintheUnderworld,andnofaultcouldbefoundinhiswordsordeeds.But
loveisthedeathofhonor,evenforasgreataheroastheSleepwalker.

Somesayitwasajealousspirit,oronewhomRakanThuliohadpunishedforsome
transgression.OthersrecordthatitwasaloveunsanctionedintherollsoftheCerulean
Lute.YetotherssayRakanThulioneverknewloveatall,hedrewnoinspirationfromsuch
thathedesiredtomakehimselfthemasterofdestinyratherthanaservant,andthetales
oflovelostareafictionheinvented,afigleafforhisambitions.EvenbeforetheMaskwas
broken,itwashardtoknowthetruth,andnow,itisunlikelythatanysaveJupitercould
sayandtheLadyofSilencekeepshercouncilregardingThulioclose,asshedoesmost
matters.

WhatiscertainisthisatthepinnacleoftheFirstAge,RakanThuliodrewuponmartial
techniquesforbiddenfrombeforethefoundingofCreation,andmadepactswithpowers

thatcausedtheDemonPrincestoshudderinHell.Thethreadofhislonglifewas
exhausted,andSaturnmadehermarktobringanendbutwithablasphemoussign,Thulio
refused.Hehasneitheragednorbleedsincethatday.Forthistreason,hewascastoutof
Heaven.

TheNecessityofFate

Inhiscelestialmanse,documentswerefoundclearlyintendedtobediscoveredafterThulio
haddeparted.KnownastheEyreoftheSleepwalker,theyhavebeenlockedawayinthe
ForbiddingManseofIvyforfearthatfellsorcerywritinthemcouldensnaremindorsoulof
theunwarywhoreadthem.Theyrecord,inThulioshand,howhefellinlovewithanother.
Howhislovewasrefused.How,whenhesoughttodiscoverthereasonforthisrefusalin
theLoomofFate,hewasconfrontedbyaconspiracyofcorruptdivinitieswhohadplottedto
inflictthissufferingonhimfortheirownamusement,andhowthecensorsofHeavendid
notwhenhecriedhiscausetothem.

Thetormentopenedhiseyeswhatheenduredwasnotunique.Hehadwillinglyservedas
theagentofthosesamevilegodsastheymeteoutwoetotheinnocentandwealtothe
wickedinhisarrogance,hehadallowedhimselftobewillfullyblindtothesufferinghewas
complicitin.ButnowthattheSleepwalkerhadawoken,hecouldnotfallbackintoslumber.
Nomatterthecost,hewouldfreeCreationfromthehandsofabrokenHeavenandtyranical
Fate.Ifthewickedshouldprosperandtheinnocentsuffer,thenletnomanorgodarrange
thesemattersbettertheficklerewardandpunishmentofblindchancethanbythe
pervertedmindofaspiritplayingwiththelivesofmenaspiecesonaboard.Betterthatall
shouldservecauselessanduncausednecessityandfreedomthantosuffertheyokeofa
falliblefateinvainefforttofendoffrapaciousgods.

Sincethattime,RakanThuliohasplaguedtheSiderealExalted.Hehasnothreadinthe
LoomofFate,andseemsinvisibletothemindsandpowersoftheMaidensofDestiny.
Immortalandinscrutable,herecruitsroguegodsandpliesSiderealswithpromisesand
threatsalwayswiththeultimategoalofseeingYuShantorndown,tosalttheorchidsof
thePeachesofImmortality,setthevintnersofCelestialWinetotorch,andfinallyflooding
theLoomofFateandtheJadePleasureDomealikewithaquicksilverseaturnedtoxicand
choking.Hehasbeenblamed,rightlyorwrongly,foreverycalamitytobefallHeavenand
EarthsincehisbetrayalthemadnessoftheSolars,theinfightingoftheShogunate,the
ContagionandincursionoftheFairFolk,andmostrecentlythedepartureoftheEmpress
andthereturnoftheSolars.ThewiseamongsttheSiderealsscoffattheideathatone
man,howevergreatandterrible,couldaccomplishallthesethings.Buteventhewisest
cannotdismissthepossibilityoutofhand.

TheSleepwalkerhasbeenconfrontedonlyahandfuloftimessincehisexpulsionfrom
Heaven.Despitehisseemingimmortality,hedoesnottestthedirectmightoftheIncarnae
ortheHostsofHeaven.TheSiderealsdonotknowifthisisfromfearoroutofadeeper
plan.

Whenhehasbeenconfronted,hehaswieldedthepowersoftheMaidenswithagraceand
strengthunknowninanyother.HismasteryofhisEssencehasexceededallbound,andhis

enlightenmentinthewaysofthemartialartsiswithoutpeer.Siderealscorruptedtohis
causeweavepoisondestiniesintotheLoomofhisdesign,anddemonsfromHellclaimto
havethedeepestsecretsofsorceryfromhim.

ButnoneofthesepreparedtheSiderealsforThuliosmasterstroketheriseofthe
GetimianExalted.

TheGetimianExalted
TheGetimianExaltedclaimtohavebeenChosenbyabeingtheyknowonlyasAnanke,
whomtheyclaimcreatedtheconceptsoftimeandnecessity.Neithergodnordevilnor
thingoftheWyld,AnankeprecededCreationandwilloutlastallelse.SomeoftheGetimian
havesaidthatAnankeisthemotheroftheWyldandoftheMaidensofDestiny,whileothers
saythatAnankeisthebedrockuponwhichnaturallawisfounded.NothinginHeaven
recordsAnankefrombeforetheGetimian,andwhenquestioned,thedemonprincesonly
madlylaughorshudderinfear.

RakanThuliosomehowawokeorcontactedAnankeandrousedherawareness.Withhis
Heavengivenknowledgeandunmatchedwisdom,hegavethesecretsofExaltationtoher,
andpersuadedhertoaidhiminhiscause.

EachoftheGetimianExaltedweavestheirowndestiny,havingbeenrejectedfromthe
destinyofCreation.EachanaberrationwhomtheLoomofFatesaysshouldnotexisteach
bearsaLoomwithintheirsoul,poweredbycoloniesofpatternspidersnestingintheir
spines,andspinningdensewebsofdestinytoactastheirbones.TheyreplaceCreations
fatewithoneoftheirowndesign,orsimplyrendtheweaveapartwhenitdispleasesthem.

ManyshareinThuliosvisionofaworldwithoutadestinyimposedbyHeaven.Theyhave
beentoldoftheSiderealsbyThulio,andhowtheAgentsofDestinyserveacorruptHeaven
seekingonlyitsownprofit.Almostallofthemhavebeeninjuredinsomefashionbya
failureoftheLoom,andbelievethatwithouttheLoomofFate,theinjuriestheysuffered
wouldnothaveoccurred.

Essence
TheGetimianExaltedhaveapersonalandperipheralmotepoolsequalto(Essencex4)+
17.LiketheotherExalted,expendingmotesfromtheirperipheralpoolwillcausetheir
animatoignite,revealinghiscastemarkandsheddingforththeradianceofhisinner
divinity.UnliketheotherExalted,however,thepowersoftheGetimianExaltedmaybe
influencedbythewelltheydrawtheirpowerfrom.SomeoftheirCharmsmayonlybe
poweredbyPersonalmotes,othersonlybyPeripheral.SomeCharmsworkregardlessof
thesource,andotherscanhavevariedeffects.

Excellencies
LiketheSiderealExalted,Getimiansmayaddupto(Essence)dicetoarollwiththeir
Excellencies.However,theydonotshareintheSiderealsabilitytoalterthetargetnumber
ofanactioninstead,theymaystealandusethediceandrollsofothers.

Beforedicearerolled,GetimianExaltedmayaddorremovediceatacostofonemoteper
die.Getimianmaystealupto(Essence)dicefromasingleaction,andholdupto(Essence
x2)stolendiceatoncedicestoleninthiswayarekeptbytheGetimianuntiltheendofthe
scene,andmaybeaddedtotheirownactionsinexcessoftheirnormalExcellencycap.
Theymayevenstealdicefromthemselves,tradingworselucknowforbetterlucklater.
Additionally,certainoftheirpowersallowGetimianstostealdiceaftertheyhavebeen
rolled,toforcebadrollsupontheiropposition,ortomakeuseofthesestolendiceinmore
esotericfashion.
Whenmodifyingstaticvalues,theGetimianExaltedcanraisetheirvaluesbyupto
(Essence),atacostof2motesor1moteand1dieperpointgained.

FivePointsFallen,AnteriorCasteGetimian

FivePointsFallenwasonceaproudmerchantprinceoftheGuild,arisingstarintheranks
andoneoftherichestmeninallofCreation.Untilthedayhewasnthisfortunestripped
fromhimovernight,notbymachinationofhisenemiesbutlikearughavingbeenpulled
frombeneathhim.Hisloyalassistantshadnomemoryofhisformerstature.Scrapping
andbegging,heeventuallyboughttherecordofhismembershipintheGuildonlytolearn
thatFivePointsFallenhadbeenrefusedmembership.Heknewonetruth,andCreation
knewanother.ItwasthenthatAnankefoundhim,andraisedhimupasamemberofthe
GetimianExalted,Chosentopreservethatwaswasfrombeingcallouslychanged.Menand
womenmustremainresponsibleforwhattheyhaveandhaventdone.

ThecastemarkoftheAnteriorCasteisadiamondwiththetwolowerlegsbranching
outward,leftandright.Theiranimatendstobevariousshadesofsandyyellow,likethe
variousdesertsoftheSouth.TheAnteriorCastearemostoftenchosenfromthosewho
haveexperiencedadivergenceinhistoryindividualswhohaveexperiencedonepastwhen
Creationsaystheyhavelivedanother.Theydrawpowerfromtheimmutableand
wellknown,favoringstamina,appearance,andintelligence.

Essence
:3,
Willpower
:7,
JoinBattle
:7dice
PersonalMotes
:29
PeripheralMotes
:29
HealthLevels
:0x3/1x2/2x2/4x3/Incap.
Actions
:ResistPoison/Disease:8dice,Senses:7,HistoricalLore:9,Bargaining:7,Read
Intentions:6,Appearance3,Resolve3,Guile3

Combat
Attack(Unarmed):12dicedamage10)
Attack(Grapple):8dice
CombatMovement:6dice
Evasion3,Parry4
Soak/Hardness4/0


OffensiveCharms
FourMagicalMaterialsForm
(15mSimpleOnescene):Subtract1fromhisUnarmed
attackpool,add+3tohisdamage,add+1tohisParryandhegainsOverwhelming4with
unarmedattacks.Hisunarmedattacksdeallethaldamage.Additionally,headds+8tohis
Soakandgainsahardnessof7.

GrindingSands
(1mand1dperdieSupplementalInstantWitheringonly):Stealforce
fromanopponentsattackandenhanceyourown.Hemayspenddicestolenwithhis
Excellencytoincreasehisdamageonwitheringattacks,addingupto(Essence)diceof
damage.

WeightofHistory
(3m,1iSupplementalInstantUniform,Peripheralonly):Theringing
blowsoftheGetimianlingerlongaftertheattackwasmade.Onslaughtpenaltiesfrom
attacksenhancedbyWeightofhistorylastfor3turns.

ChargetheScroll
(4mSupplementalInstantDualEssence):Whathasbeendone
remainsdone,butsometimestheactorsmaybecomeconfused.WhentheGetimianuses
ChargetheScrollwithpersonalmotes,headdshiswoundpenaltytohistarget,whenhe
usesperipheralmotes,headdshisonslaughtpenalty.

DefensiveCharms
StolenPotential
(1m/dieReflexiveInstantWitheringonly,Personalonly):When
struckbyawitheringattack,theGetimianmaystealfromthepostsoakdamage,takingup
to3dice.

NoEscape
(1m,1dReflexiveInstant):Whensomeoneattemptstodisengagefromthe
Getimian,shemayspendonemoteandastolendietotransformoneoftheirrolleddice
intoa1.

Unmoved,Unbroken
(4mSimpleOnescenePersonalonly)TheGetimianbecomesas
immutableashistoryitself.Sheincreasesherhardnessby3,subtracts3fromthe
postsoakdamageofallwitheringattacks,andsubtracts3fromtherawdamageofall
decisiveattacks.Eachtimesheisstruck,shemustcommitanadditionalpersonalmoteto
thiseffect.

SocialCharms
AlreadyDecided
(3mReflexiveInstantPersonalonly):Youcannomorechangethe
Getimiansmindthanyoucanchangethepastitself.ShemayuseAlreadyDecidedto
perfectlyresistanyattemptatthesameinfluencebeingretried.

WorsetoCome
(1wpand2m/pointSupplementalInstantPeripheralonly,Mute):The
Getimianknowshowbadthingsare,andhowmuchworsetheycanget.WorsetoCome
maybeusedtoenhanceanyThreatenactionoranyattempttoinstillfear,doubtor
uncertaintyaboutthefuturetheGetimianstealsforhertargetsResolve,takingupto
(Essence)pointsandgaining1dieperpointstolen.Ifheropponentisreducedtozero
ResolvebyWorseToCome,thewillpowercosttoresisttheinfluenceincreasesby2.

PrincessNumberEight,ImmanentCasteGetimian

IntheSuzeraintyofAhKinbytheDreamingSea,therewasaQueenwitheightdaughters
whohadgivenbirthbutseventimes.Thiscontradictionwentunnoticedbyall,until,upon
turningseventeenandcomingintoherinheritance,theyoungestdaughterPrincess
NumberEightaskedhermotherwhyherbirthdaywasnevercelebratedwithfeastsand
fetesashersisters,andwhyshewasgivennostallionorswordofbrightsteelwithwhichto
forgeherlegend.TheQueenhesitated,andtheworldseemedtofreeze.Whatwascould
nothaveledtowhatis,andthetensionbetweenthetwosnapped,castingthePrincess
adriftuntilAnankeofferedherthechancetoensurethestabilityofthatwhichis.

ThecastemarkoftheImmanentCasteisastraightslashdownthecenteroftheirforehead.
Theiranimatendstobedarkblues,redsandpurplesthecolorsdiversseeinthedepthsof
theocean,orchildrenseewhentheypresstheireyestightlyshut.TheImmanentCasteis
drawnfromthosewhoareuncausedcausestheyhavenoproperbeginningwithinthe
LoomofFate,despitetheirpresentexistence.Theydrawpowerfromtheeternalnow,and
favordexterity,charisma,andperception.

Essence
:2,
Willpower
:6,
JoinBattle
:6dice
PersonalMotes
:25
PeripheralMotes
:20(25)
HealthLevels
:0/1x2/2x2/4/Incap.
Actions
:Senses:9,Stealth:8,Investigation:8,Appearance3,Resolve2,Guile2

Combat
Attack(steeldagger):13dicedamage10
Attack(StarmetalThrowingNeedle,alwaysreturnsafterbeingthrown):13diceatshort
range,damage+12,overwhelming3
CombatMovement:8dice
Evasion4,Parry4
Soak/Hardness5/0(mundanebuffjacket)

OffensiveCharms
ThereYouAre
(3mSupplementalInstantUniform):Nomatterwhereyougo,the
Getimiansattackscanfindyou.AnattacksupplementedwithThereYouAreignoresthe
defensivebonusfromlightandheavycover.

InMySights
(3mSupplementalInstantDualEssence):Byspending3personalmotes,
theGetimianmaytransformthediceaddedbyanAimactionintosuccessesbyspending3
peripheralmotes,shemayinsteadgainthebenefitsofhavingAimedatatargetwithin
Shortrangetheturnprevious.

AlreadyPresent
(6m,1wpSimpleInstantDecisiveonly,Peripheralonly):Launcha
flickeringbarrageofattacksmakeasinglerangedattackatatarget,rerollingfailureson
thedamagerollupto3times.IfAlreadyPresentisusedfromstealth,itdoesnotcosta
willpowertouse.

DefensiveCharms
ParadoxofMotion
(2mor2m,1wpReflexiveInstantDualEssence):Objectscannot
moveindiscretemomentsintime,andcannottravelinatomicmomentsintime.Exploiting
thisparadox,theGetimianmayspendtwopersonalmotestoignoreallpenaltiestoher
Evasionagainstanattack.Alternatively,onceperscene,shemayspend2peripheralmotes
andawillpowertoperfectlydodgeanattack,evenanattackthatisotherwiseundodgeable
orconsistingofuncountabledamage.

Untouchable
(2m/dieReflexiveInstantPersonalonly):TheGetimianstealsthe
potentialofablow,savingitforlater.Shestealsoneupto2diceatacostof2motesper
dieafteranattackhasbeenmade.Thesedicearekeptwiththenumberrolledatthe
Getimiansoption,whentheyarespentonaroll,theymayinsteadbeplacedasthenumber
rolled.

MiscellaneousCharms
HereAndGone
(7mSimpleOnescenePersonalonly):Whileactive,theGetimianmay
flurryherattemptstoreestablishstealth,andmaymoveatfullspeed,includingtaking
Rushactions,whileinstealth.

StilltheStorm
(2m/moteReflexiveInstantMute,Peripheralonly):TheGetimianstill
thestormofactiveessencewithinherself,transformingitintosomethingasstillandcalm
asice.Onceperturn,shemaytransformupto4peripheralmotesinto2personalmotes,
atacostof2peripheralmotesspentperpersonalmotegained.Onceperscene,shemay
alsoconsumeheranimathiscosts1willpower,andgainsher1personalmoteperlevelof
animaconsumed,snuffingheranimaoutentirely.

ShadowedFortune,UlteriorCasteGetimian

Fortunegrewupinaworldthatneverknewpeace.TheCivilWarragedintheabsenceof
theScarletEmpressterribleweaponswereunleashed,wholevillagesandtownsdestroyed.
Herdayswereslavingforthesoldiersthatkeptherandherfamilysafemostlyfarming,but
alsofletchingarrowsanddiggingpeattofueltotheforges.Eachnightshedreamedofa
worldlikeherparentshadtoldherofonewheretheDragonbloodedputdownthe
AnathemathatravagedtheThresholdinsteadoftheIsle.Shedreamed,butdidnothope
untilsheawoke,thirtyyearsbeforeshewenttosleep.Castfromafuturethatonlymaybe,
shewasconfusedattheclearblueskyandfat,friendlyfarmerssheencountered,whoonly
remarkeduponhercuriousaccent.ShethoughtherselfgoingmaduntilAnankeoffered

theopportunitytoshapethatwhichcouldbe,andRakanThuliogaveherthetoolstodecide
fateforherself.

ThecastemarkoftheUlteriorCasteisaC,withthetopandbottomlimbsbrokenand
reachinginwards.Theiranimatendstobeamberandorangehues,resemblinga
stormcoveredhorizonatthebreakofday.Theytendtobedrawnfromthosewhohave
becomeunstuckintimemostoftendrawnfromapossiblefuturetoacertainpresent,
althoughtheyaresometimesthosewhohaveaperceptionoftimeflowingbackwards,
rememberingeventsthathavenotyethappened.Almostalways,theyarethosewhose
existencethreatenstoraisethecurtainthatseparatestomorrowfromtoday.Theydraw
powerfromtheinexorableyetuncertaintomorrow,andfavorstrength,manipulation,and
wits.

Essence
:1,
Willpower
:8,
JoinBattle
:8dice
PersonalMotes
:11(21)
PeripheralMotes
:21
HealthLevels
:0/1x3/2x2/4x2/Incap.
Actions
:FeatsofStrength:7,Bluff:6,ReadIntentions6,Appearance2,Resolve3,Guile3

Combat
Attack(starmetalgranddaiklave):8dicedamage18,overwhelming6
CombatMovement:5dice
Evasion2,Parry4
Soak/Hardness11/7(starmetallamellararmor)

OffensiveCharms
WaitForIt
(1mReflexiveInstantPersonalonly):TheGetimianwaitsfortheperfect
momenttoactsheignorestheinitiativecostforholdingheraction.

AlreadyKnown
(3m/pointSupplementalInstantUniform,Peripheralonly):Thefuture
wassetwhentheswingbegan.TheGetimianenhancesanattackmadeatcloserangeshe
stealsupto1pointofhervictimsEvasionorParry,gainingthelostpointasastolendie.

RustandRuin
(3mSupplementalInstantWitheringonly,Peripheralonly):Atsome
pointinthefuture,thetargetwilllaydeadandalltheirprotectionsfallentorustandruin.
Onceperscene,theGetimianunitesthenwithnow,grantinghervictimtheprotectionof
theirruinedarmor.AnattackenhancedwithRustandRuinignoressoakprovidedby
mundanearmor,andhalvessoakprovidedbyartifactarmor.RustandRuinmaybereset
byachievinganinitiativeshift.

DefensiveCharms
SlowbutFine
(3mReflexiveInstantCounterattack,DualEssence,Stackable):The
wheeloftimegrindsslowbutfine,andnoonemayescape.WhentheGetimiandefends
herselffromanattackwithherParry,shemayuseSlowbutFineifsheactivatesthecharm
withpersonalmotes,sheignorespenaltiestoherParryforthisattack,andifsheuses
peripheralmotes,shecreatesacounterattackwhichoccursaftertheenemysattackresult,
butbeforedamagehasbeenrolled.Thisattackfunctionsasaregularwitheringattack.
TheGetimianmayactivateSlowbutFinetwicetogainbotheffects,ifshespends3personal
motesand3peripheralmotes.


MovementCharms
HereBeforeYouKnowIt
(3mSimpleInstantPeripheralonly):Thefutureisalways
rushingon,andarrivesbeforeanyoneisready.Onceperscene,shemaymoveonerange
bandtowardsanopponent,andimmediatelytakeeitherahandtohandattackorrush
action.