Fathomless Nightmare Inspiration

Fathomless Nightmare Inspiration

by FrivYeti

Cost: —; Mins: Craft 5, Essence 6; Type: Permanent
Keywords: Avatar (3)
Duration: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: World-Slaying Arsenal Epiphany

With a close connection to their dead gods, the deathknights can wrench terrible secrets of creation from the dreams of the Authors of Existence. Taking advantage of this Charm requires that the Abyssal go on a guided Whispers vision-quest (The Manual of Exalted Power—Abyssals, p. 100), with a focus on creating an artifact or necrotech creation that fits the criteria allowing application of Frenzied Forge Within. The Exalt rolls ([Perception or Intelligence] + appropriate Craft) against a difficulty of the artifact’s rating or half the necrotech creation’s coil rank.
On a success, the deathknight returns to the waking world with complete designs for the device. In the case of artifacts, this halves the cumulative difficulty to complete the project (The Books of Sorcery, Vol. III—Oadenol’s Codex, p. 18); for necrotech animations the Abyssal increases her effective Ability + Specialty by her Whispers rating for the purposes of designing and building the thing (which does not count as a dice bonus from Charms), allowing the Exalt to create necrotech of coil ranks normally beyond her facility. Should the roll to interpret the messages of the dread dreams fail, she snaps back to waking with a terrible certainty that she has somehow misinterpreted her master’s plans, losing a point of Willpower in the process.

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