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  • [PEACH] Homebrew: Lady Magnificent’s Visage – Green Jade Devil Mask (Artifact ***)

    [PEACH] Homebrew Artifact: Lady Magnificent’s Visage – Green Jade Devil Mask (Artifact ***)


    The Wood Aspected thief known only as 'Lady Magnificent' is a cat burglar of some renown throughout the Scavenger Lands – and she has made no shortage of enemies. When she pilfered the treasury of Achus, Left Hand Chalima swore revenge. When she filched the lost diamond of Xerah, the Order of Aptem Knights vowed to take her head. And when she stole the Cynis heirloom Calumny right out from the Palace of Dragon’s Repose, the former Magistrate Cynis Jinabar declared that she would bring this thief to justice if it was the last thing she ever did, igniting the blood feud between House Cynis and the mysterious thief.

    None have pursued the Lady with as much passion as Cynis Jinabar. Often, she is the first on the scene in the wake of the Lady’s crimes, ever only half-a-step behind the master criminal who seems to slip through the fingers of the authorities at every turn. Certainly, she is the only peacekeeper to ever have successfully foiled the Lady’s devious plans. Those who know of the pair and their rivalry consider it only a matter of time before the noble magistrate brings her quarry to heel.

    Which, of course, is a source of no small amount of amusement to the Lady Magnificent, Cynis Jinabar, mistress of Calumny.

    Attunement: 2m
    Era: Realm Civil War

    Evocations of Lady Magnificent’s Visage

    If a Dragon-Blooded wearer uses Terrifying Forest-Devil Mask to disguise herself as Lady Magnificent, its cost is reduced by two motes, the duration becomes Indefinite, and the mask cannot be removed with gambits.

    Don the Lady
    Cost: —; Mins: Essence 1
    Type: Permanent
    Keywords: None
    Duration: Permanent
    Prerequisites: Terrifying Forest-Devil Mask and Veiled Dragon’s Secret

    Jinabar may use Terrifying Forest-Devil Mask to disguise herself as the Lady Magnificent Reflexively, the mask appearing on her face in a puff of smoke. Doing automatically activates Veiled Dragon’s Secret Reflexively and at no cost, disguising her Aspect as Wood.

    If she knows the Charm Still Waters Mask, she may also activate that Charm Reflexively upon donning the Visage, waiving the Willpower cost to adopt Lady Magnificent’s persona.

    Hide the Lady
    Cost: —; Mins: Essence 2
    Type: Permanent
    Keywords: None
    Duration: Permanent
    Prerequisites: Don the Lady

    The disguise conferred by Lady Magnificent’s Visage is perfect. It gains one non-Charm success. Users of a different gender, build, or ethnicity may ignore penalties based on these factors when disguising themselves as the Lady. The user adopts the Lady’s subtle, but unique, scent.

    The disguise conferred by Terrifying Forest-Devil Mask cannot be pierced by mundane senses, including inhuman sensory acuity (such as the eyes of an eagle or the nose of a bloodhound). Magical attempts to pierce the disguise can be made normally, but such magic does not reveal the user’s identity – only that they appear to be impersonating Lady Magnificent.

    Officials attempting to establish the true identity of Lady Magnificent take a -2 Penalty to their rolls to do so. Persons who do not know the user but who may have seen her hanging around the scene of the Lady’s crimes find her unrecognizable and cannot remember doing so.

    Be the Lady
    Cost: 5m; Mins: Essence 2
    Type: Reflexive
    Keywords: Mute
    Duration: Instant
    Prerequisites: Hide the Lady

    Jinabar may spend 5m to shift her mentality to that of Lady Magnificent. Doing so grants her one of the Lady’s Intimacies (below), which lasts until she next goes to sleep. This does not require her to don the Visage, only to have it attuned and about her person.

    Alternatively, this Evocation may be used in the same instant as Don the Lady to instead take on all of the Lady’s Intimacies in place of the Defining Intimacy that Terrifying Forest-Devil Mask normally confers. Doing so suppresses Jinabar’s normal Intimacies for the duration of the disguise. None of those Intimacies can be weakened or changed for that Charm’s duration.

    Defining Principle: “I live for the thrill of the heist!”
    Defining Principle: “Trust is a thing for fools.”
    Major Principle: “I will abide no disrespect for my skills and achievements.”
    Minor Principle: “Knowledge is power.”
    Defining Tie: Myself (Smug Self Satisfaction)
    Minor Tie: The Exalted (Contempt)

    Revised: No Holds Barred
    Cost: 1m or 5m; Mins: Essence 2
    Type: Supplemental
    Keywords: Resonant, Dissonant
    Duration: Instant
    Prerequisites: None

    Mere locks cannot deter the Lady from acquiring the object of her affections: she slips past them with the grace befitting Creations premier thief and lady adventuress. This Evocation Supplements a lock-picking attempt.

    Against mundane locks, this Evocation costs 1m – the user may apply the following benefits:

    Firstly, in lieu of rolling the user may convert every die in her pool to a non-Charm success. Secondly, she may open the lock simply by touching it (if she has lockpicking tools on her person, she may still benefit as if she were using them – for example by gaining the bonus die for Exceptional Equipment or by accessing Evocations – but she does not require them). Finally, she may open locks as a Miscellaneous action (no matter how complex the lock is or how long it would usually take to pick) which may be placed in a Flurry.

    Against magical locks, this Evocation costs 5m and works slightly differently:

    Firstly, the user may challenge magical locks with mundane lock-picking tools. Her methods may be impossible, but must at least be logical: for example, a set of mundane lockpicks might be able to challenge a moonsilver tumbler that reconfigures itself against any tampering, but not a series of enchanted crystals that give off resonant tones when struck – these might require a glass tumbler and a tuning fork in order to deduce the correct series of tones instead. This Evocation may explicitly challenge otherwise perfect magical locks. Secondly, after rolling the user may convert (Essence) dice to non-Charm successes.

    Lady Magnificent’s Visage must be attuned and on the user’s person in order to use this Evocation, but it need not be worn.

    Dissonant: This Evocation may not be used to challenge perfect magical locks. In order to challenge magical locks, the user must be wearing the Visage and disguised as Lady Magnificent.

    Resonant: If disguised as Lady Magnificent and wearing the Visage, double the number of non-Charm successes added by this Evocation.


    Original:-
    No Holds Barred
    Cost: 1m or 5m; Mins: Essence 2
    Type: Supplemental
    Keywords: Resonant, Dissonant
    Duration: Instant
    Prerequisites: None

    Mere locks cannot deter the Lady from acquiring the object of her affections: she slips past them with the grace befitting Creations premier thief and lady adventuress. This Evocation Supplements a lock-picking attempt.

    Against mundane locks, this Evocation costs 1m and allows the user may apply the following benefits:

    Firstly, in lieu of rolling the user may convert every die in her pool to a non-Charm success. Secondly, she may open the lock simply by touching it (she must still have lockpicking tools available to her, else a suitable substitute, in order to be eligible to attempt the roll) as a Miscellaneous action (no matter how complex the lock is or how long it would usually take to pick) which may be placed in a Flurry.

    Against magical locks, this Evocation costs 5m and works slightly differently:

    Firstly, the user may challenge magical locks with mundane lock-picking tools. Her methods may be impossible, but must at least be logical: for example, a set of mundane lockpicks might be able to challenge a moonsilver tumbler that reconfigures itself against any tampering, but not a series of enchanted crystals that give off resonant tones when struck – these might require a glass tumbler and a tuning fork in order to deduce the correct series of tones instead. This Evocation may explicitly challenge otherwise perfect magical locks. Secondly, after rolling the user may convert (Essence) dice to non-Charm successes.

    Lady Magnificent’s Visage must be attuned and on the user’s person in order to use this Evocation, but it need not be worn.

    Dissonant: This Evocation may not be used to challenge perfect magical locks. In order to challenge magical locks, the user must be wearing the Visage and disguised as Lady Magnificent.

    Resonant: If disguised as Lady Magnificent and wearing the Visage, double the number of non-Charm successes added by this Evocation.


    Revised: Form and Function
    Cost: -; Mins: Essence 2
    Type: Permanent
    Keywords:
    Duration: Instant
    Prerequisites: Don the Lady and any one Charm this Evocation enhances

    When adopting the guise of Lady Magnificent (whether through Don the Lady or other means, such as mundane disguise), the user may enhance the disguise further with physical props infused by the Essence of the Visage. This enhances the effectiveness of the user’s Larceny Charms:

    Flowing Body Disguise: By mixing a drop of her blood into her disguise, Lady Magnificent counts as a blood relative for the purposes of Flowing Body Disguise.

    Naked Thief Style: User may activate this Charm (Essence) times Reflexively and at no mote cost to include hidden items as part of her disguise.

    Rose-Among-Thorns Distinction: By incorporating an identifier, such as a uniform, letter of marque, or badge of office, of a criminal society she has previously studied into the Lady’s disguise, she may maintain a speciality in that group for as long as she maintains her disguise in addition to the single speciality normally allowed by this Charm.

    Bramble Purse Technique: By incorporating physical deterrents into her outfit, lining her pockets with brambles, working sharp blades into her belt and the like, she may activate this Charm Reflexively with a Duration of Instant: the Charm's effects last for as long as the disguise is worn.

    Instant Disguise Prana: The user may forego the instant disguise aspect of Don the Lady and take the normal amount of time to adopt her disguise. Doing so allows her to double-8s on her roll. If she convinces at least one non-trivial opponent that she is Lady Magnificent she restores a single point of Willpower when she removes the disguise.

    Vaporous Visage Evasion: If the user incorporates make-up or another component that obscures their face as part of their disguise as Lady Magnificent, then Vaporous Visage Evasion inflicts a penalty of (User’s Larceny) dice on magical attempts to pierce the disguise.

    Face-Stealing Reflection: So long as the user carries a reflective surface, such as a mirror, the cost is refunded if the individual revealed is Lady Magnificent.

    Expectation-Mirroring Stance: If Face-Stealing Reflection revealed Lady Magnificent, then every Success grants a mote (not just Threshold successes) and each ten grants a point of Willpower that can only be spent on enhancing the disguise.

    Original:-
    Form and Function
    Cost: -; Mins: Essence 2
    Type: Permanent
    Keywords:
    Duration: Instant
    Prerequisites: Don the Lady and any one Charm this Evocation enhances

    When adopting the guise of Lady Magnificent (whether through Don the Lady or other means, such as mundane disguise), the user may enhance the disguise further with physical props infused by the Essence of the Visage. This enhances the effectiveness of the user’s Larceny Charms – sample upgrades are described below:

    Naked Thief Style: User may activate this Charm (Essence/2, round down) times Reflexively and at no mote cost to include hidden items as part of her disguise.

    Rose-Among-Thorns Distinction: By incorporating an identifier, such as a uniform, letter of marque, or badge of office, of a criminal society she has previously studied into the Lady’s disguise, she may maintain a speciality in that group for as long as she maintains her disguise in addition to the single speciality normally allowed by this Charm.

    Bramble Purse Technique: By incorporating physical deterrents into her outfit, lining her pockets with brambles, working sharp blades into her belt and the like, she may activate this Charm Reflexively when adopting her disguise and the duration is changed to last for as long as the disguise is worn.
    Last edited by JohnDoe244; 12-06-2020, 06:06 PM.


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