Callow College Choices
Join one of the following orders to gain their benefits
Core Word – Warding
Support Words – Emotionless, Vigilance, Duty and Politics
Name: Dagger of Ice
Description: In the hands of those who are sworn to The House of Mirrored Truths even the smallest blade can be the most deadly of weapons. With a small incantation and a murmured offering to their House, any weapon touched causes frostbite and agony.
Effect: The weapon touched may be used to call ‘Ice’ three times before it must be recharged.
Name: The Blackest Ice
Description: By calling upon their patrons, those who serve the Institute in its most important tasks hide their presence. Those who attempt to scry upon them instead receive only a painful iceburn of headache which bites at the back of their eyes. This dissuades those with the power from prying into what it is they do in service of their Institute.
Effect: The Vorokian is immune to scrying effects of magnitude 2 or less for one scene.
Core Word – Leadership
Support Words: Espionage, Legerdemain, Secrets and Lies
Name: A Cool Mind
Description: By infusing their thoughts with the power of the Comet, the spies of The Institute learn how to ensure that they are always one step ahead of their enemies. Their minds are ordered, certain and cold as ice as they dispassionately ensure that they maximise and leverage every advantage they have to the fullest.
Effect: The individual gains +1 suit to one check per scene for the remainder of the day.
Name: The Second Heart
Description: Some call others two-faced. Those who train at the Institute of Aelith Raym laugh at some pitiful notions. Through the means of their power, they can craft a full Second Heart over their own, inspiring themselves with whatever emotions it is they wish to display. This is a genuine effect, and they will feel the emotions they desire, making it extremely useful to deceive those who are themselves good at spotting deception.
Effect: The Vorokian will inspire themselves with whatever emotion it is they deem appropriate for one scene.
Core Word – Leadership
Support Words: Artifice, Communication, Grace and Secrets
Name: Frozen Secrets
Description: If one is to learn how to craft artifice one must first learn how to quantify the power bound within it. This simple incantation allows a general idea of the Words or purpose bound into artifice which they might handle, so long as it is Sourcerous in nature.
Effect: The Vorokian gains insight into any Source magic imbued into an item.
Name: Tundra of Disparate Hearts
Description: By speaking with a subject whilst crafting a physical artistic creation – a painting, sculpture, drawing, pot or similar – the Vorokian is able to draw out the turmoil of the individual and inspire a sense of calm within them. The artwork created usually reflects the excess emotion in some way and is traditionally kept by the Volkar Ma for use in their artifice.
Effect: The Vorokian must create the artwork but once completed the emotional state of an individual is restored to one of calm. This counters any magical emotional effect of Magnitude 3 or lower.
Core Word – Crafting
Support Words: Channeling, Balance, Innovation and Influence
Name: The Truth of Power
Description: By concentrating in a series of meditative exercises the Sobiyal can ascertain the true nature of power within an area, object, or person. This will tell them whether that individual has any kind of Sourcerous power.
Effect: The Vorokian will gain an accurate numerical assessment of any ongoing Sourcerous effect.
Name: Revocation of Power
Description: The control of power is a primary concern for those of the Institute of Sobiyal. They are taught early how to suppress power when it is misused – binding it under layers of ice that dampen and negate Sourcerous effects, and perhaps extinguish them entirely.
Effect: Any Sourcerous effect of Magnitude 1 or less is immediately ceased. Magnitude 2 effects are suppressed entirely for 1 scene. More powerful effects may be lessened at the Ref’s discretion.
Step Three – Personal Speciality
Finally choose the department that readied you for the field and gain the last support word in your opening repetoire
Department of Response – Obfuscation
Department of Artifice – Repair
Department of Lore – Lore
Department of Research and Development – Sixth Sense