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Armor for an NPC

July 25, 2016

Armor of the Depths (Black Jade Breastplate – Artifact ***)

Forged by the Outcaste Melchior Stag, King of the Black Sea, in RY 654, the Armor of the Depths served him well in his time as a pirate captain. However, in RY 762, he encountered a Peleps military vessel he could neither outfight nor outrun, and he was taken captive. His armor was stripped from him and given to the commander of the vessel, “Peleps” Kyshatrya, who still uses it to this day. The Armor of the Depths is a black jade breastplate, engraved with swirling nautilus patterns, with a high gorget that rises to conceal the lower half of the wearer’s face like a mask.

Evocations of the Armor of the Depths

A Solar or Dragon-Blood who attunes to the Armor of the Depths for two additional motes finds herself able to breathe freely underwater.

Tidal Pull
Cost: 3m; Mins: Essence 1
Type: Reflexive
Keywords: None
Duration: Instant
Prerequisites: None

The pull of the tide is inexorable, and so, too, is the pull from this armor. When this Evocation is activated, it creates a momentary pulse of tidal gravity, enough to pull an attacker off-balance. It reverts (wearer’s Essence) 10s on the attack roll back to single successes.

Tidal Crash
Cost: 4m; Mins: Essence 1
Type: Reflexive
Keywords: None
Duration: Instant
Prerequisites: Tidal Pull

The armor’s tidal gravity grows, able to haul an opponent off-balance even when they are not attacking. This Evocation reduces an opponent’s Initiative by (wearer’s Essence), but only if that would Crash them. The initiative so stolen is not gained by the Armor’s wearer, but is lost.

Tidal Force
Cost: 5m; Mins: Essence 2
Type: Reflexive
Keywords: None
Duration: Instant
Prerequisites: Tidal Crash

The pull of the armor becomes too great to be borne, separating even the mightiest warriors from their weapons. This Evocation is a Reflexive Disarm gambit.

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