Unicorn Style was created in the middle first age by a skilled solar martial artist who felt that the Exalted did not set enough of a righteous example for the people. A great believer in the nobility of the exalted she developed this style to harness the inherent nobility and virtues of the exalted. While anyone could learn it, to make a worthwhile style to learn required the user to grow as a person and increas their virtues to truely maximize the power of this style. She choose the Unicorn as a creature to emulate with this style, seeing in that noble beast many traits that she hoped her students would pick up on. An interesting effect she discovered as she worked on this style was how it reacted to those creatures which fight against the nobility of Creation and the Exalted.
This style uses the spear/lance as its favoured weapon.
- Advantage of Horn Method and Purity of Soul are first tier.
- Horn Jab is second tier.
- Unicorn Form is third tier.
- Unicorn's Peace, Speed of the Horse Prana and Burning Purity Technique are forth tier.
- Charge of the Unicorn and Honour's Reversal are fifth tier.
- Harness the Heart Technique is sixth tier.
- Redeeming Light is seventh tier.
Advantage of Horn Method
Cost: 3 motes Duration: Instant Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 3 Minimum Essence: 2 Following Charms: Horn Jab
Advantage of the Horn Method lets one strike as if one had the advantage of a good reach.
You add your twice your Valor rating to your Initiative rating.
Purity of Soul
Cost: 4 motes Duration: One scene Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 3 Minimum Essence: 2
The martial artist has meditated and mastered the art of resisting the temptation of the world. Her mind is free of temptation, calm and at peace. With a slight focusing she can ignore those who would make her follow a different path then her own.
When using this charm the difficulty of an attempt to change her mind wether by magic or any other method is increased by her Temperance.
Cost: 2 motes Duration: One turn Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 3 Minimum Essence: 3 Prerequisite Charms: Advantage of the Horn Method
If you must fight be sure to put all into your efforts. Do not relent, do not give up. Put your all into this and end it quickly and decisively.
For the rest of the turn you may add your valor to all your Martial Arts attack rolls. This charm is explicitly allowed to combo as if it had an instand duration.
Cost: 5 motes Duration: One scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 4 Minimum Essence: 2 Prerequisite Charms: Horn Jab, Purity of Soul
Serene and calm the warrior drops into a stance, her posture and mind harmonizing with her soul and the essence of the unicorn and letting it empower her.
For the rest of the scene the character adds Compasion to her bashing and lethal soak. Her Valor rating is added to her initiative and her Conviction is added to her damage. This charm is incompatible with armour.
Cost: 7 motes Duration: One scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 4 Minimum Essence: 3 Prerequisite Charms: Unicorn Form
Palm open and facing outward from the body, stance open and wide the Martial Artist is peaceful and has no agression in body, soul or mind. In the face of such peace people can not help but feel their own souls calm as well.
Player rolls Compassion + Temperance. If she gets more successes then a person’s Conviction they can not attack anyone until the round after they are attacked. The martial artist may not attack either. The user of this charm may end its effects and start a new set of initiative rolls if she wishes. Should she attack the charm instantly ends and initiative is immediately rolled. This charm may not be used to garner some free round of attacks. Note, people may still defend themselves and use counterattack charms.
The exalt must have a free hand to hold open while using this charm. Should her hand be closed or removed, the charm ends. People who have more conviction then the successes rolled may act normally.
Speed of the Horse Prana
Cost: 2 motes Duration: One scene Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 4 Minimum Essence: 3 Prerequisite Charms: Unicorn Form
Essence flows through the exalt's limbs and body, strengthening muscles and lending her all the speed of a horse. Her feet barely touch the earth as she outruns the wind.
A character with this charm active triples their movement for a scene. This stacks with other movement multipliers so if you have a double movement athletics charm up and this charm you move at four times normal rate, not six times.
Burning Purity Technique
Cost: 4 motes, 1 willpower Duration: One scene Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 3 Prerequisite Charms: Unicorn Form
Having developed along the path and now working towardes mastery the martial artist is strengthening her soul and the virtues of Creation. Focusing her energies into her fists and infusing them with a white light her blows now burn those who are blights on Creation.
Against the undead, abyssals, demons and creatures of darkness the exalt adds her Valor to all her unarmed damage pools. The light that surrounds her fists is also distracting to such beings, who suffer a suffer a two success penalty to all actions taken against the martial artist.
Charge of the Unicorn
Cost: 5 motes Duration: Instant Type: Supplemental Minimum Martial Arts: 4 Minimum Essence: 3 Prerequisite Charms: Speed of the Horse Prana
Like a unicorn charging full into a foe the martial artist strikes with great speed and strength. The character gains the charging bonus with her spear for this attack. She must move at least three yards to do this attack though.
Cost: 5 motes Duration: One scene Type: Reflexive Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 2 Prerequisite Charms: Unicorn's Peace
There is nothing so dishonourable then to attack someone from behind. There is also nothing so stupid as to try to sneak up on a horse from behind because they tend to kick. As an honourable warrior, and seeking to harmonize with the essence of the unicorn an exalt can make it a far smarter plan for those who attack her to do so from the front.
Anytime the exalted is attacked from the flanks or rear she may make a counterattack that is rolled after the attack roll to hit her but before damage is applied. Both the attacker and the exalt using this charm resolve damage if any after the attack rolls are made.
Harness the Heart Technique
Cost: 4 motes, 1 willpower Duration: Instant Type: Extra Action Min. Martial Arts: 5 Min. Essence: 3 Prereqs: Charge of the Unicorn
Drawing upon his bravery the character strikes down his foes. Roll Valor and each success rolled adds an action. You may not split your dice pool when using this charm.
Cost: 10 motes, 1 willpower Duration: Instant Type: Simple Minimum Martial Arts: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: Honour’s Reversal, Burning Purity Technique, Harness the Heart Technique
She has by this point finished mastering the ways to harmonize her virtues and her body. She can now harness them and combine them with her exalted nature to destroy and burn those who are foes of this world and what the exalted stand for. A quick series of hand movements and a powerful kiai cause her iconic anima to burst into view for a moment and the light of which burns the flesh of creatures of darkness.
Roll Compassion as unsoakable aggravated damage to all enemies of that type within (Essence + Compassion) * 10 yards.