Cerulean Lute of Harmony Style
One of the five Divisions of Heaven Styles, the Cerulean Lute of Harmony Style is the signature of the Joybringers. The often violent cultures of Creation have found few things more interesting and fulfilling then beating eachother bloody in the millenia since the Primordials shaped the first man from the dirt of the Earth. While often stereotypes as peaceful and relativly harmless compard to the Chosen of Mars and Saturn, the Joybringers' signature style emphazises the near-psychotic frenzy that provokes not only smiles but laughter in the middle of combat.
This style is incompatable with armor. It may be freely used with Martial Arts weapons. Cerulean Stylists may always use their Valor with Cerulean Charms.
Scripture of the Crying Maiden</b>
Once, there was a Maiden who sat on a cloud.
She wached the world for a year and a day
And her laughter was thunder, her tears the rain
When someone asked her why she was laughing
She looked up at them and wiped away her tears
"To laugh at the world is to control it."
<b>State of Perfect Bliss</b>
<b>Cost: 4 motes, 1 willpower Duration: Instant Type: Reflexive Min MA: 3 Min Essence: 2 Prereqs: None
Writers, athletes and warriors know the state of mind in which everything goes right and the stars are with yo. Summoning the state of perfect bliss makes it possible to enjoy these blessings at any time. This Charm adds Essence dice to all combat actions for one round of combat. These dice can not form a pool by themselves nor more then double an existing pool.
Blue Blood Rages</b>
<b>Cost: 3 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Min MA: 3 Min Essence: 2 Prereqs: None
Flooding his bodies with the essence of passion and joy, a Cerulean Stylist can enter a mindless trance in which he ignores all wound penalties for the rest of the scene. In addition he add his Valor to Stamina based bashing and lethal soaks. The martial artist may use his full Stamina to soak lethal damage. While this Charm is active, the character's blood glows blue.
In A Lover's Arms</b>
<b>Cost: 2 motes, 1 willpower Duration: Instant Type: Reflexive Min MA: 4 Min Essence: 2 Prereqs: State of Perfect Bliss, Blue Blood Rages
In a moment of true passion, time is immaterial and passes with crawling slowness. The moment is eternal and nothing else exists. Many find this joy in romance, the Cerulean Stylist finds it also in victory. The character doubles his intiative and adds 3 dice to his first action if he has the highest initative.
The Unending Joy of Agony Infliced and Recieved</b>
<b>Cost: 3 motes Duration: Instant Type: Reflexive Min MA: 4 Min Essence: 2 Prereqs: In A Lover's Arms
For each health level of damage you have suffered and each dot of Valor you have, reduce one opponent's Initiative by one. This Charm can be used on a number of opponents equal to your Essence. A person with 0 initiatve can not act, they are paralyzed with fear. This Charm must be activated before initative is rolled.
Cerulean Lute of Harmony Form</b>
<b>Cost: 5 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Min MA: 4 Min Essence: 3 Prereqs: The Unending Joy of Agony Infliced and Recieved
Add Essence to soak. Opponent must roll willpower with a difficulty equal to your Valor to attack you. This must be rolled each time they wish to attack. If this roll is bothced, they suffer a reduction to all pools equal to your Valor for one combat round.
Wide Eyed Stare of Intense Passion</b>
<b>Cost: 5 motes, 1 willpower Duration: Simple
Type: Instant Min MA: 4 Min Essence: 3 Prereqs: Cerulean Lute of Harmony Form
Roll Charisma + Presence to make a non-phyiscal attack against a target within 3x Stamina yards. This attack can be dodged normally, but not parried. Base damage equal to your Valor and is lethal. Can only be soaked with Stamina-based soak. Every two health levels of damage done saps 1 willpower from the target.
Insatiable Blood Lust</b>
<b>Cost: 6 motes Duration: Instant Type: Extra Action Min MA: 5 Min Essence: 3 Prereqs: Wide Eyed Stare of Intense Passion
If your current attack does at least one health leve of damage against a non-extra target or kills an extra, you may gain another attack. There is no upper limit to the number of attacks gained in this way. This Charm may not be comboed with any Charm that specifically caused direct health levels of damage.
Smell of Sweet Revenge</b>
<b>Cost: 5 motes, 1 willpower Duration: Instant Type: Reflexive Min MA: 5 Min Essence: 4 Prereqs: Insatiable Blood Lust
This Charm can only be used once a turn. It allows you to make an unblockable attack with an accuracy equal to your Valor X Health Levels taken. Base damage is equal to your Valor. This attack does Aggravated damage against anyone who has damaged you, Lethal to anyone else.