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Bastion of Stone Defence
Cost: 4 m
Mins: Resistance 5, Essence 4
Type: Reflexive
Keywords: Combo-Ok, Obvious
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Under Consideration

The Dragon-Blooded invests her faith in her armour, her essence and the stony resolve provided to her by the Earth Dragon’s gifts. Even skilled opponents find to their surprise and horror that their blades deflect harmlessly from the stony hides of Pasiap’s children.
Each time this charm is invoked, the minimum damage from any singular attack is reduced from (essence) to one dice. No combination with other charms or artifacts may reduce it any further.

Notes and comments

I've often noted that Earth Aspects have the short end of the stick defensively because the best defence in Exalted is not to be hit. Earth Aspects? They seem to take things head on and die horribly... I thought this charm would at least make a soak based Earth Aspect more competitive in Exalt vs. Exalt combat.