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Defensive Charms

Attack Breaking Strike
Cost: 3m/attack; Mins: Dexterity 4, Essence 3; Type: Reflexive(Special)
Keywords: Combo-OK, Counterattack
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Finding the Needle's Eye

Its harder to completely stop a coming hand-to-hand attack then it is a ranged one. You must be faster and the proper timing of a well placed attack is needed even more then when stopping an incoming arrow. At the begining of Step 1 before an opponent has decided on attacks or charms to use a Steward may use this charm. For every three motes they spend they reduce the number of attacks that character can make this round by one. Sometimes this will allow them to attack a limited number of times or not at all. For example if the Lunar were to spend 6 motes they would stop 2 attacks and a character would have to flurry to get 3 attacks or use an Extra Action charm to attack. This charm can not be used to stop counterattacks.

Quick Body Adaption
Cost: 2m; Mins: Dex 4, Essence 2; Type: Reflexive(Step 2)
Keywords: Combo-OK
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Golden Tiger Stance

There are many kinds of attacks that one form or defense just are innapropriate against. The Steward knows this and is prepared regardless. A Lunar when using this charm may apply either of their DVs against attacks even ones that are normally undodgeable or unblockable. Attacks that the character is not aware of remain unexpected attacks.

Movement Charms

Paired Hunter Defense
Cost: 4m; Mins: Dexterity 4, Essence 3; Type: Reflexive
Keywords: Combo-Ok, Obvious, Fury
Duration: One scene
Prerequisite Charms: Ground-Denying Defense, Instinct-Driven Beast Movement

To fight as two is much superior then to fight alone. As Exalted bound to another the Lunars well understands this. Using this charm builds on the natural two person fighting styles to unnatural levels. The Lunar sticks close to one person and infact can always keep up with them in the fight so long as they are within one move action when the Lunar activates this charm. From that point on neither one can be attacked from behind or flanked successfully.

Speed and Extra Action Charms

Frenzied Speed Rush
Cost: 6m, 1wp; Mins: Dexterity 5, Essence 3; Type: Extra-Action
Keywords: Combo-OK, Obvious
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Wasp Sting Blur

When this charm is used the character flushes his body with essence until his muscles swell with energy and his body becomes sleeker and faster. In the turn this charm is used the character may perform two attack actions which may be flurried as normal. The actions suffer normal flurry penalties but regardless of the number of attacks in the flurry the Lunar only suffers a -1 DV penalty for each flurry.

Frenzied Lashing Assault
Cost: -; Mins: Dexterity 5, Essence 4; Type: Permanent
Keywords: None
Duration: NLunarDexterity/A
Prerequisite Charms: Frenzied Speed Rush

This charm enhances Frenzied Speed Rush to ever greater levels. The Lunar can make Dexterity attacks actions that are fully flurryable instead of 2. Furthermore the Lunar only suffers a DV penalty of 1 for the whole thing.

Ferocius Biting Claw
Cost: 4m; Mins: Dexterity 4, Essence 2; Type: Supplemental
Keywords: Combo-Ok
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Any Dexterity Excellency

Compared to the fast leaps of the gazell as it tries to avoid a predators claws a human's evasive moves are simple things to predict and counter. Halve the target's Dodge Defense Value(round down) before applying it to the character's attack successes in Step 5 of attack resolution; players are aware that dodging becomes a less favorable option with this charm and may choose to use their characters Parry Defense Values instead.

Quickened Fist Technique
Cost: -; Mins: Dexterity 5, Essence 4; Type: Permanent
Keywords: None
Duration: NLunarDexterity/A
Prerequisite Charms: Twin-Fang Technique, Octopus and Spider Barrage

With a growing essence the Lunar begins to transcend the normal limitations of body and form. This charm increases the rate of all actions a Lunar can take by 2. This does not decrease the DV penalties from doing them or the dice pool penalty from them. It merely lets them do more.

Martial Arts Charms

Pack Mother Method
Cost: 5m; Mins: Dexterity 5, Essence 3; Type: Reflexive
Keywords: Combo-Ok, Counterattack
Duration: One scene
Prerequisite Charms: Den Mother Mehod

Hunting beasts or those that live off the grass of the land the group will always defend the young if they can and a mother even more so. The Lunar Hero emulates this principal and remains close to an ally to protect them allways. So long as the Lunar remains within 1 move action of a chosen ally(Chosen when this charm is activated) that ally receives a bonus to their DV equal to half the Lunar's Dexterity. The person targeted can be changed once a turn on the Lunar's action reflexively. In earlier times this charm was known as Mate Guarding Method used by those Lunars who served their Sun Kings and Queens as bodyguards.

Swallowing the Lotus Root
Cost: -; Mins: Dexterity 5, Essence 5; Type: Permanent
Keywords: None
Duration: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Any entire Celestial Martial Arts Style, Flawless Dexterity Focus

Martial Arts is tied with Creation and existance on a deep level that even Lunars who do not seek to master abilities can still understand to an instinctual degree. This charm is exactly the same as the Solar Charm of the same name except for its different Prerequisites.