Teapot Into Tempest
From DivNull RPG
Cost at Creation: 4 freebie points
Experience Cost: 9 xp
Traiing Time, Favored w/ Teacher: 14 days
Traiing Time, Unfavored w/ Teacher: 18 days
Traiing Time, Favored, No Teacher: 42 days
Traiing Time, Unfavored, No Teacher: 56 days
Casting Cost: 1 willpower + reflexives
Combined Charms: Deadly Beastman Transformation, Deadly Claw Blow, Snake Body Technique, Monkey Arm Style
As his mark gawked at the display of nubile flesh lined up on the other side of the room, Cynis Urlan smiled inwardly. The mark asked one to step forward and stared in rapt fascination as she turned in place, smiling at him. There’s one born every minute, Urlan thought, and elevated the price he would ask. The petite woman at the center of his mark’s attention did have an exotic quality about her, after all, an animal magnetism he couldn’t quite put his finger on. Eventually, the mark turned to Urlan and said “To business”. Beyond that, he said nothing, as a dark blur opened his neck and showered Urlan with bright blood. Urlan didn’t even have time to turn his head before the front of his throat was ripped open as well. He fell to the floor, and as the blood drained from his body, saw the mark’s would-be property had been replaced by a nine-foot feathered woman with an eagle’s head, her taloned arms stretched impossibly across the room. While the remaining slaves screamed, she paced towards him, retracting her arms. He blessedly lost consciousness not long after the great eagle’s beak began pecking at his heart.
With this combo, a lunar can go from completely innocent human to, if desired, a raging beastman that can make attacks up to Essence yards away. For each attack, the lunar may turn her Dexterity dice into automatic successes for 2 motes each. If attacked, the lunar may spend 5 motes to gain a full-pool reflexive dodge which, if successful, redirects damage from the attack to the attacker.
While this works best as a surprise attack, all charms (including Deadly Claw Blow, oddly enough) are reflexive, so can be mixed and matched. Combined with the huge attack pools of beastman form, this can end a combat before it starts, though is fairly expensive.