Shrouded Whisper and Veiled Intent (Starmetal Short Daiklaves – Artifact ***)
Forged for Canny Falcon, a Chosen of Endings, Shrouded Whisper and Veiled Intent helped the Sidereal battle the minions of the Yozis at the beginning of the high First Age. Each is a starmetal short daiklave, nearly three feet long and appearing as if made of exceptionally fine steel. The hilts each have a half-basket protecting the wearer’s hand, but especially for daiklaves, they are notably unornamented.
These two daiklaves have been passed down from incarnation to incarnation of Canny Falcon since the First Age, and have served more than a half-dozen Sidereals in that time. However, their current wielder, Xu Shuan Le, finds himself in possession of only Shrouded Whisper, for Veiled Intent was stolen from his hand by a newly Exalted Solar…
Evocations of Shrouded Whisper and Veiled Intent
Like most pairs of short daiklaves, the attunement bonus and Evocations of this pair can only be unlocked if a wielder bears both swords. A Solar or Sidereal who attunes to both short daiklaves finds he gains an almost precognitive sense of danger. He adds (Essence) non-Charm dice to rolls to detect danger.
Fortune’s Fickle Favor
Cost: 3m; Mins: Essence 1
Luck follows the wielder of these blades like an old friend – sometimes good luck, sometimes bad. When the wielder activates this Evocation, he may re-roll up to (Essence) dice on an attack roll, doubling 9s on these re-rolled dice. However, any 1s rolled on these dice subtract successes from the total for the roll on a one-for-one basis.
Fortune Favors the Bold
Cost: -; Mins: Essence 2
Prerequisites: Fortune’s Fickle Favor
This Evocation permanently enhances its prerequisite, testing the limits of luck’s blessing. If the wielder re-rolls at least one die that came up a success on the initial roll, he may double 8s on the re-rolled dice and 1s no longer remove successes.
Cost: None (10m,1W); Mins: Essence 3
Prerequisites: Fortune Favors the Bold
The luck of the blades continues to grow, becoming all encompassing. This Evocation permanently enhances Fortune’s Fickle Favor. By changing its cost to 10m, 1 Willpower, the wielder of the blades may extend its Duration to One Scene.