Fourfold Master of the Beasts Style
This style was designed by elder Lunars, or for Lunars by Sidereals (depending on your interpretation of the rules). This style takes advantage of the Lunars' innate fighting style, and all attribute enhancements in this style count as natural attribute enhancements for Lunars. This style is incompatible with any weapons.
Mammoth Avatar Felling Blow
Cost: 8 motes + 1 motes/die, 1 Willpower Duration: Instant Type: Supplemental Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
The First Tenet of Lunar Society: Believe that you are strong, and your blows shall fell all who oppose you…
A character that learns to channel all their might into every blow has the ability to end a fight in a single blow.This charm may be activated after an attack is rolled, and success is determined, but before soak is applied. This charm adds the Exalt's essence to the raw damage of the blow, plus one point of damage for each mote spent. No more motes can be spent on this charm than the character Martial Arts + Essence.
Fivefold Force of the Wolves
Cost: 8 motes Duration: One Turn Type: Supplemental Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
…should that not be enough, break their bones and sinew, so that they may never fight back…
The martial artist’s blows leave vicious wounds, targeting key areas of flexibility and striking bones at such angles that they snap like twigs, impairing their possessor. On a successful attack, add one half the Exalts essence (round down) to the post soak damage, and 10’s on the damage roll count as two successes. For each health level of damage inflicted this turn, the target adds one to their wound penalties. Effects that allow a character to ignore wound penalties allow a character to ignore this effect.
Mountain Crushing Attitude
Cost: 10 motes Duration: One Turn Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
…should that not be enough, shatter their fetters and bindings, and crush them with sections of creation…
The martial artist may triple their strength score for the remainder of the turn, for the purposes of breaking bindings, escaping bonds, lifting objects, breaking objects, and throwing objects. This does not add to their base damage. Furthermore, such is their immense strength that for the remainder of the turn, if the character strikes a living creature with a difficulty 4 unarmed attacks; they tear off one limb of the creature.
Continent Shattering Master Form
Cost: 12 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 5 Prerequisite Charms: Mammoth Avatar Felling Blow, Fivefold Force of the Wolves,\\
Mountain Crushing Attitude, any one complete Celestial martial arts style.
…and with mastery of the innate strength of the body, no wall shall block your wrath.
Drawing a deep breath, and flexing the power of their essence, the martial artist imbues their muscles with unimaginable strength, Moonsilver runes forming on top of each limb, and down their back, increasing their Strength score by their essence score. Striking with such force, metal armor stands not in the way of the mighty blows of the Martial Artist, halving all lethal soak provided by armor.
Thousand Strikes of the Hummingbird
Cost: 10 motes Duration: One Turn Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
Second Tenet of Lunar society: Those with agility may strike their opponents many times, from many ways…
As the hummingbird’s wings cannot be seen by the mortal eye, neither can the blows of the character invoking this charm. When a character activates this charm, they gain a number of full pool actions equal to half of their essence, round down. These actions may be split independently of each other, but the actions may be interwoven within each other. (I.E. you do not need to complete all the actions from one pool before you move onto the actions of another).
Outrace the Moonsilver Monkey
Cost: 8 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
…those with speed may strike suddenly, from unlikely distances, and make chase on opponents who would cowardly retreat…
When the martial artist runs, he adopts a four legged stance, each of his limbs and all of his essence driving him forward at incredible speed. Instead of moving their normal movement on each turn (Dex + 12 / 2 yards), they character may instead move up to their maximum sprinting distance each turn. In addition, they receive a free action each turn that may be used to reflexively close the distance between them and an opponent. Pick any opponent in your Martial Arts X 10 yards. You move in an instant to be standing directly in front of them.
Surety of the Striking Raptor
Cost: 1 mote/ die, 2 Willpower Duration: One Scene Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
…those with surety purpose may strike even the most elusive targets…
As the raptor dive down form unimaginable heights to pick up a field mouse, the martial artist’s blows land unerringly. Upon activating this charm the martial artist gains an amount of bonus dice to all unarmed Martial Arts attack rolls equal to the amount of motes he spent.
Moonsilver’s Masterful Flowing Form
Cost: 12 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 5 Prerequisite Charms: Thousand Strikes of the Hummingbird, Outrace the Moonsilver,\\
Surety of the Striking Raptor, any one complete Celestial martial arts style.
…and the grace of Moonsilver flows trough us, such that none may defend against our wrath.
Flexing and stretching, Moonsilver form on the characters joints and hands, enhancing their movements and leaving blurring contrails of silvery essence to confuse their opponents.
Upon activating this form, the character adds their permanent Essence to their Dexterity score. Furthermore, the characters blows become blurry and indistinct, requiring two successes to negate each attack success with a parry. Dodges are unaffected by this charm.
Immaculate Hide of the Celestials
Cost: 8 motes, 1 Willpower Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
Third Tenet of Lunar Society: Know beyond all else that you are invulnerable…
As Animal Avatar and Celestial hides protect their bearers, so too does the skin of the martial artist. Add twice their martial arts to their bashing, lethal, and aggravated soaks. This charm is incompatible with armor, and any charm that emulates armor.
Flowing Lifeblood Defense
Cost: 5 motes, + 2 motes / Essence soak. Duration: One Scene Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
…both in invulnerability of Body…
By concentrating essence laden blood throughout their body, and controlling its flow and ebb, a martial artist can lessen the damage from all forms of attack, even the mightiest of blows. When activating this charm, the character may soak lethal damage with their entire Stamina. In addition, they may reflexively increase their soak by their essence score for each 2 motes spent against any attack. This bonus fades immediately after the attack is resolved.
Moonsilver Elephant Mentality
Cost: 6 motes Duration: Marital Arts in turns Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
...and invulnerability of Spirit.
Assuming the stoic mindset and eternal determination of the mightiest of elephants, a Martial Artist using this charm ignores all wound penalties and effects that rely on pain and suffocation.
Unending Masterful Protection Form
Cost: 12 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 5 Prerequisite Charms: Immaculate Hide of the Celestials, Flowing Lifeblood Defense,\\
Moonsilver Elephant Mentality, any one complete Celestial martial arts style.
Spirit and Body in alignment, you are spared from all wrath.
Calling forth their anima, Moonsilver runes alight on their chest and over vital organs, and a thin silvery glow forms just above their skin, protecting them from harm. The martial artist may add their essence to their Stamina, and their Martial Arts to the Endurance and Resistance Score. This effect increases a Lunar’s natural soak/oversoak cap by their Martial Arts score.
Unsuspected Moves of the Crouching Tiger
Cost: 8 motes Duration: Marital Arts in turns Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
Fourth Tenet of Lunar Society: Knowing when to strike is more important than knowing how to strike...
Relying an instinct and essence, the Martial Artist launches forward, leaving silvery shadows in their wake. For the characters Martial Arts in turns, double the charcter’s Wits score for the purposes of determining initiative, and they automatically act first in each initiative round. If the more than one character is using a charm that declares they go first, whoever has the highest base initiative goes first, the lower acting immediately afterwards. If they have the same base initiative, have each player roll a d10. Whoever gets a higher result goes first.
Bolting Hare Interception Method
Cost: 10 motes, 1 Willpower Duration: One Turn Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: None
...and striking before your enemy is more important still…
Boosting their perceptions to a superhuman level and letting their moves be buoyed by the flows of essence in the world, an Exalt using this charm strikes a target a split second before they launch an attack.
At any time during the rest of the turn, an Exalt using this charm may immediately make an unarmed Martial Arts attack against any opponent who declares an attack on them. This attack is resolved before the attack that triggered it. Should the opponent be incapacitated by this, their attacks are lost.
Prescient Master Form
Cost: 12 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 5 Prerequisite Charms: Unsuspected Moves of the Crouching Tiger, Bolting Hare Interception Method,\\
any one complete Celestial marital arts style.
...and Moonsilver guiding your actions, none may escape your wrath.
Moonsilver runes alighting on the Martial Artists eyes, they gain insight into the ways of battle beyond mortal comprehension, their blows landing where they opponents are going to be instead of where they are.
For the remainder of the scene, add the character’s permanent essence to their Wits score. Their attacks now require two successes to negate each attack success with a dodge. Parries are unaffected by this charm.
Fourfold Form of the Moonsilver Masters
Cost: 20 motes Duration: One Scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 5 Prerequisite Charms: Continent Shattering Master Form, Moonsilver’s Masterful Flowing Form,\\
Unending Masterful Protection Form, Prescient Master Form.
Final Tenet of Lunar Society: Strength, Speed, Endurance, and Speed of Thought. These are why we surpass the Beasts.
Upon invoking this charm, the character’s permanent Essence score is increased by 2 for the purposes of charm effects only. This does not allow the character to purchase charms they normally could not. Also, they receive the full benefit of Continent Shattering Master Form, Moonsilver’s Masterful Flowing Form, Unending Masterful Protection Form, and Prescient Master Form.
I created this style so that we have some idea of what "First age luanr combat tactics" are, as in waht uber moves lillith pulled off that shredded annahru and that god. Also, i got inspired, and wanted a powerful, high level martial art for lunars, so they can compete w/ sidreals when they get to the high xp ranges and such. This was made to work togeather iwth the normal lunar combat style, of don't dodge, don't parry, sopak and heal a lot, go fast, adn split your pool a bazillion ways to squish your opponent fast. =) ~Sabis
Is this style usable by non-Lunars? - Quendalon