Exalted: Modern – Crunch from a Twilight Caste

December 20, 2011

One of my players, who has intermittently gone by the Internet handle “Waltermandias,” is playing a Twilight Caste in my game.  He has found himself to be a particularly capable hacker, since computer use is governed by Lore.  Rather than simply accept this as a side-effect, he has designed a Lore Charm to help with the hacking process.  He also created a device that slices matter into monomolecular sheets and permits them to be handled… and, incidentally, thrown.  Behold, the fruits of a Twilight Caste!

Digital Barrier Permeation Technique

Cost: 3m; Mins: Lore 3, Essence 1; Type: Supplemental

Keywords: Combo-OK

Duration: Instant

Prerequisite Charms: None

To the Solar Exalted, mundane defenses such as antivirus software and firewalls are laughable.  This Charm enhances a miscel­laneous action to hack a computer system. The Solar communicates via a complex programming code with the little god of the security system.  He exerts his unassailable authority, making success automatic. If this effect is opposed by another Charm or magical effect, add the character’s Essence in automatic successes to the (Wits + Lore) roll to oppose the rival magic.

Fine Atomic Tachyon Emission (F.A.T.E.) Render (Artifact 3)

This device takes the form of a glove, composed mostly of one of the Magical Materials.  The fingers and palm are covered with unusual protruberances and sockets, some of which emit faint force vectors, and some of which create tiny vacuums.  In tandem, they can slice materials into single-molecule wide sheets.  While this reduces the object by too little to ever damage it, the sheets can be extremely useful as components or materials for various crafting projects.  However, as a side effect, the sheets can be hurled by the wearer of the Render to devastating effect.  Non-magical armor provides no soak against the Thrown discs, and non-magical weapons used to parry the discs are destroyed, as per Beam Weapons in Manual of Exalted Power: Alchemicals.

Speed: 5          Accuracy: +3       Damage: +6L        Rate: 3          Range: 50       Mins: Dex 3, Thrown 3         Attune: 8m     Tags: P


One comment

  1. There’s a follow-up Charm that starts to branch into some really interesting supernatural and conceptual space, but starting with the basic, Larceny-esque Charms seems incredibly appropriate.

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