Gnarled Wood Strike, aka, the Ugly Stick Strike
Cost: 2 Motes per Appearance point Duration: Instant Type: Simple Minimum Medicine: 4 Minimum Essence: 2 Prereqs: Dread Infection Strike
The Exalt channels his essence through himself(if Wood Aspected) or a handy wooden object and strikes a glancing blow at his victim(Using Dex + appropriate Ability). The effect is a half-hearted attempt to transmute the target to wood, resulting in a misshapen mosaic of bark and flesh, moss and scabs, sap and blood. This charm is most often used to scare peasants or to temporarily disguise someone. This charm decreases the target's Appearance by 1 for every 2 motes spent and health level of bashing damage successfully inflicted. Appearance can be decreased to no lower than 1 by use of this charm. If the target takes damage equal to or greater than his Essence, then the target ceases to be recognizable as himself by sight and just registers as "that ugly guy." The target's Appearance score recovers by 1 point for each health level that the target recovers.
Warped Wood Strike
Cost: 3 Motes per Appearance point Duration: Instant Type: Simple Minimum Medicine: 4 Minimum Essence: 3 Prereqs: Gnarled Wood Strike
As Gnarled Wood Strike, but the damage is Lethal, so the effects last longer. The cost is also higher.