Hydraulic Body Configuration

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Kind: Celestial Martial Arts
Cost: 3 motes
Duration: Instant
Type: Reflexive
Min. Martial Arts: 3
Min. Essence: 2
Source: Pertinacious Automaton style inspired by Argent
Prerequisite Charms: Iron Sheath Posture
Summary: Choose to either add Dexterity to initiative, negate effects that automatically win initiative, add Strength to jumping distance or add Strength yards to base movement.

With a quick, precise kata, the martial artist temporarily supercharges his muscles with essence, emulating the hydraulic mechanisms of the Machine God. If he uses this charm while having the Pertinacious Automaton Form activated, his body is temporarily covered with essence lines converging at his reconfigured chakra points. He may put his reconfigured muscles to use in one of the following ways, decided when activating the charm:

  • He adds his Dexterity to his initiative
  • Charms such as Thunderclap Rush Attack do not automatically win initiative over him.
  • He adds his Strength to jumping distance
  • He adds his Strength to his base movement


Knowledge of this charm can be gained from the following sources: