Feathered Whirlwind Method

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Cost: 5 motes
Duration: Instant
Type: Reflexive
Min. Martial Arts: 5
Min. Essence: 3
Style and Source: White Crane Style by Quendalon
Prereqs: Plumage of White Jade, Ride the Wind's Breath, Strike Upon the Stones

The martial artist draws strength from an opponent's Essence and turns that strength against the aggressor. When the martial artist successfully parries or dodges a single attack, she may employ this charm to attempt an immediate counterattack against the attacker using a number of dice equal to her Martial Arts + any extra successes on the dodge or parry. The counterattack may be a strike, throw or sweep.

Feathered Whirlwind Method may be used in conjunction with another charm that allows the character to catch a thrown weapon; in this case, the character may throw the weapon back using a number of dice equal to her Thrown + any extra successes on the roll involved in catching the weapon. In such cases, this charm may be activated in the same turn without a Combo.

This charm is not an action, and does not subtract from the character’s dice pools or affect her actions for the turn. It may not be used in response to a counterattack charm.