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Stalking Mantis Style

By Colm Corbec

Note

This has been cleaned up significantly. If, ironically, something was lost in making it legible, I apoligize. ~Jabberwocky

Charms

Stalking Mantis Stance</b>

<b>Cost: 2 motes per -1
Duration: One turn
Type: Reflexive
Min. Martial Arts: 3
Min. Essence: 2
Prereqs: None

When using two hooked swords, you may reduce the floating difficulty roll up to your permanent Essence on both attack and dodge rolls.


Deadly Blades of the Stalking Mantis</b>

<b>Cost: 4 motes
Duration: One scene
Type: Simple
Min. Martial Arts: 2
Min. Essence: 2
Prereqs: Stalking Mantis Stance

With this charm, the Sidereal Exalted can adds her Essence to raw damage of her weapon. If she is using two hooked swords it applies to both weapons.


Stalking Mantis Form</b>

<b>Cost: 6 motes
Duration: One scene
Type: Simple
Min. Martial Arts: 3
Min. Essence: 3
Prereqs: Deadly Blades of the Stalking Mantis

This is a form charm. The exalted must cover up her eyes. This Charm gives blindsight in a radius of Essence*10 yards and lowers the floating difficulties of attack and dodge rolls by -1 when using hooked swords.


Cleaving Strike of the Stalking Mantis</b>

<b>Cost: 5 motes
Duration: Instant
Type: Reflexive
Min. Martial Arts: 3
Min. Essence: 2
Prereqs: Stalking Mantis Form

Instead of throwing your dice pool, half of your attack dice pool, without rolling, come up as automatic successes. Example: Jozan has 16 dice in his dice pool, so he rolls 8 dice, half his pool, and recieves 8 automatic successes on his attack.


Stalking Mantis Defense</b>

<b>Cost: 5 motes
Duration: Instant
Type: Reflexive
Min. Martial Arts: 3
Min. Essence: 2
Prereqs: Stalking Mantis Form

Instead of throwing your dice pool, half of your dodge or parry dice pool, without rolling, come up as automatic successes.


Stalking Mantis Carapace</b>

<b>Cost: 6 motes
Duration: One scene
Type: Simple
Min. Martial Arts: 5
Min. Essence: 4
Prereqs: Stalking Mantis Form

The Sidereal Exalted adds her permanent Essence rating to her bashing, lethal, and aggravated soak. This charm can be used in light armor as well as unarmored.


Interposing Claws of the Stalking Mantis</b>

<b>Cost: 2 motes
Duration: Instant
Type: Reflexive
Min. Martial Arts: 3
Min. Essence: 2
Prereqs: Stalking Mantis Carapace

This allows the Sidereal Exalted to use his full Dexterity+Martial Arts dice pool to parry or dodge any one incoming hand-to-hand attack.


Counterattack of the Stalking Mantis</b>

<b>Cost: 3 motes
Duration: Instant
Type: Reflexive
Min. Martial Arts: 4
Min. Essence: 3
Prereqs: Interposing claws of the Stalking Mantis

When you´re hit, before any damage roll, you gain an attack against the opponent who hit you.


Razor Claws of the Stalking Mantis</b>

<b>Cost: 2 motes
Duration: Instant
Type: Supplemental
Min. Martial Arts: 4
Min. Essence: 3
Prereqs: Stalking Mantis Form

This charm must be activated before the character attacks. If she makes multiple attacks with her hooked swords, the effect of the charm affects to all the attacks. This charm reduces the soak value of an opponent's armor by an amount equal to her Essence rating. It also adds damage equal to half of her Essence value (rounded down).


Crushing Razor Claws of the Stalking Mantis</b>

<b>Cost: 6 motes, 1 willpower
Duration: Instant
Type: Extra action
Min. Martial Arts: 5
Min. Essence: 4
Prereqs: Razor Claws of the Stalking Mantis

This charm works like Razor Claws of the Stalking Mantis except that it reduces armor value to half and adds your essence rating to raw damage. You may attack with both hooked swords once without splitting your dice pool.


Cut-Throating Stike of the Stalking Mantis</b>

<b>Cost: 15 motes, 1 health level, 2 willpower
Duration: Instant
Type: Supplemental
Min. Martial Arts: 5
Min. Essence: 5
Prereqs: Crushing Razor Claws of the Stalking Mantis

An exalted using this charm counts all of her dice in her Dexterity+Martial Arts pool as successes to hit and for the purpose of extra damage. Used in a Combo with Crushing Razor Claws of the Stalking Mantis, this affects both attacks.

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