One of the guiding intelligences of Kinaniz.
Shaping combat: Strategy is fairly straightforward sword combat, with an emphasis on reflexive defense. Will generally use Purity of Struggle for any given action, trying to parry attacks so well that it disarms his opponent.
Normal combat: Effectiveness in normal combat depends on how much time he has to prepare and his gossamer and essence reserves. Generally, his behemoth will engage the enemy, while will spend 2 gossamer to activate Essence-Disrobing Passion and Unwanted Obsession Provocation Technique, which allows him to use Emotional Hindrance and Mote-Scattering Storm while the behemoth attacks. If he is expecting to fight physically (and has the gossamer on hand), he will activate (in order): Bastion of Self (to gain immunity to attacks not backed by stunts or charms and adding two to the difficulty of those that are), Imposition of Law (automatically succeeding on Dexterity + Melee (Sledges) tests unless opposed by stunts or charms, in which case gain two successes), Inviolable Presence (gaining 4 to natural soaks; will only use if he doesn't mind that people automatically recognize him as raksha), Blade-Turning skin (gaining 2 more to natural soaks) and Opalescent Gossamer Raiment (gaining 1 more to natural soak). All of these charms last for the story and activated in normal, not shaping, time. All told, they cost 23 motes, 2 willpower and 15 gossamer.
If the Regency has the opportunity to witness combat in previous scenes, he will likely use his shaping action for those scenes to use Banquet of Crumbs to feed off the emotional energy, rolling Sword dice and gaining a mote for each success.
Once in combat with Creation-born, he will generally use his shaping action to weave a narrative action that tells the story of the targets joining his revolution.
He gains a pool of six stunt die that refresh each scene.
|Raksha (Unshaped Guide)
|guardian of the prolotariat