The Resilient Pillar (Moonsilver Grand-Goremaul •••)
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By TheUnsungHero

Moonsilver Grand-Goremaul, Artifact •••

The Resilient Pillar is a Moonsilver Grand-Goremaul that always stands a hand taller than the exalt wielding it. A thick shaft of Wyldwood shifts and adjusts its length and width to suit the exalt attuned to it. At the peak, a smooth almost rounded sledge made of polished moonsilver sits ready to grow in an instant to deliver crushing blows to its enemies. The Grand-Goremaul has 2 hearthstone sockets along its shaft and a third in the side of the sledge.

Evocations of The Resilient Pillar

A Solar or Lunar who attunes to The Resilient Pillar gains a benefit that changes with the flow of battle. At 5 or less initiative, the exalt may waive the initiative cost of a Full-Defense action. At 6-15 Initiative, the exalt ignores one point of onslaught penalty for every 5 initiative they have. At 16+ Initiative, the exalt gains a single non-charm die bonus to Withering attack rolls for every 6 Initiative they have..

Adaptive Kata
Cost: 5m Mins: Essence 1
Type: Reflexive
Keywords: None
Duration: Until next action
Prerequisites: None

The power of Moonsilver is protean and malleable, finding advantage in every situation. Activating Adaptive Kata allows the exalt to gain all three attunement benefits regardless of their Initiative until the start of their next action.

Advantage Stance
Cost: 1m, +1m per 1i Mins: Essence 2
Type: Supplemental
Keywords: Withering
Duration: Instant
Prerequisites: Adaptive Kata

The Resilient Pillar is a massive weapon, but in the hands of a master, it moves and flows with easy, never making its master exert themselves too hard. Advantage Stance may only be used while the exalt is in Initiative Crash. This evocation may be used to supplement actions that cost Initiative, and replacing the Initiative cost with Essence. Examples of such actions include Smashing attacks, Disengage actions, or using Improvised weapons. Advantage Stance is not compatible with Decisive attacks or Gambits and does not allow the exalt to ignore the Initiative cost on Charms.

Ascendant Power
Cost: 10m, 1wp Mins: Essence 3
Type: Reflexive
Keywords: None
Duration: Instant
Prerequisites: Advantage Stance

The pinnacle evocation of The Resilient Pillar taps into the relentless power of Moonsilver, its unrelenting and overpowering nature. After successfully dealing a Decisive attack against a foe, the exalt may activate Ascendant Power to not reset to Base Initiative, effectively keeping all of their Initiative. This evocation may only be activated once per day, however using it always raises the exalt’s anima as though they used Peripheral essence to activate it.

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