By Michael Innes
Sir John Appleby dines one night at Allington Park, the Georgian domestic of his acquaintance Owain Allington, who's new to the realm. His interest is aroused while Allington mentions his nephew and inheritor to the property, Martin Allington, whose identify Appleby acknowledges. The night involves an finish, yet simply as Appleby is leaving, they discover a useless guy, electrocuted within the son et lumiä re field that have been put in within the grounds.
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Example: Satisfied by his pupil’s dedication, the Great Beast finally meets with Ulf, appearing without warning out of the shadows. Over the course of a season, Ulf runs nightly at his ancestor’s side, and within his shadow acquires a weakness for light — the Restriction (bright light) Flaw. At the end of the season, his Initiation into the Mystery of the Anima is complete. initiation to tHe Mystery of tHe inner HeartBeast Ease Factor: 21 (Major Virtue known to the Great Beast) Script Bonus: +13 Script Details: The Initiate must Sacrifice time to discover a suitable ancestor (+1), Quest to achieve the approval of the Great Beast (+3), and undergo a Major Ordeal (+9).
It is used to recite lineages, remember sept affiliations, and so forth, but also details the magics, rites, and secrets of the House’s Exoteric Mystery and Cult of Ancestors. This Lore is primarily orally transmitted, as Bjornaer magi are very cautious about letting these secrets into the hands of others. It is most commonly taught by sept and clan members or learned through self-discovery; every time a 38 magus spends a season initiating a Mystery, he gains experience in House Bjornaer Lore from exposure.
The Inner Heartbeast in Play Once Initiated, the form of the inner heartbeast can be taken by first assuming the form of their outer heartbeast, then making a Stamina + Heartbeast roll against an Ease Factor of 9. This process takes a full round, in which the magus can do nothing except defend himself, using the statistics of his outer heartbeast until the change is complete. The reverse process is the same, but requires no roll; the change from inner heartbeast to outer heartbeast is automatic.