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Pertinacious Automaton Form

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Kind: Celestial Martial Arts
Cost: 5 motes
Duration: One scene
Type: Simple
Min. Martial Arts: 4
Min. Essence: 3
Source: Pertinacious Automaton style by Argent
Prerequisite Charms: Vibrating Hammer Palm, Hydraulic Body Configuration
Summary: Bare hands deal and parry lethal damage. Add essence to Strength and any die rolls to resist environmental damage or any effect that is reduced against automata. Cast Iron Sheath Posture intrinsically. Reduce Hardness of target’s armor by Essence.

Assuming a fluid, yet forceful stance honoring the perfection of the Machine God, the martial artist harmonizes his essence with the Machine God, effectively becoming part of the great machine. His unarmed Martial Arts attacks do lethal damage and he may parry lethal attacks with his bare hands. He adds his Essence score to his Strength, both for feats of strength and damage. He also adds Essence dice to any rolls to resist environmental damage or any effect that specifically has reduced effect against automata.

While this form is in effect, the martial artist may activate Iron Sheath Posture as an intrinsic ability, without it counting as a charm activation. Any unarmed Martial Arts attacks made while this form is active reduce the Hardness of the target’s armor by the martial artist’s Essence, to a minimum of zero.

Sources[edit]

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