When you join the cult of an Imperial Muse, you swear a vow.
As a Paladin of the Throne, pick one vow from below:
I will always think two steps ahead.
I will never let an opportunity to seize more power pass me by.
I will never let an opportunity to seize more power for the Empire pass me by.
You should roleplay this vow accordingly.
This vow allows you to use Might to perform the Acts below.
If you ever feel as though you have violated your vow, let the GM know:
You will lose all your Might for the adventure.
Class Feature: Might
Each Act costs 1 Might to perform.
Might is restored between encounters.
Each Paladin begins with 3 Might.
Your maximum Might can be increased by purchasing the 'Might' Paladin Skill.
Class Feature: Affiliation
Starting level Throne Paladins gain the Affiliate skill for their Order for free.
You must purchase Acts with XP as you would normal skills.
Group On Me!
Call GROUP ON ME!
Any allies who hear your call and move directly towards you are under the effect of AGILITY until they are within sword reach of you.
This call works on unconscious allies, or allies who are bleeding out.
Small Unit Tactics
You give your party expert tactical advice.
Give a party member a RESIST.
Alternatively, if you know a combat is coming, you may use this Act to allow a party member to begin the encounter as though they had used Stealth.
You may call STASIS by melee.
You may make this call upon yourself.
Death from Below
If you know an encounter is coming you can set up some traps in preparation.
Once during the encounter you may call BLAST REPEL.
Sacrifice the Pawn
After an enemy has dropped an ally to 0 hits, you may call QUAD on that enemy.
You may only use this ability once per ally per encounter.
Air of Efficiency
Whilst a group works under your coordination they can achieve great feats that would normally take many times their number.
You may count the group as 10 times larger for the purpose of how much they can get done.
A good general knows when to leave a fight.
Whilst you or an ally are running away, you may use this Act to call WOUND BOTH LEGS freely against any active pursuers for the next 5s.
This Act may be used in one of two ways.
You may ask the Throne if they approve of a deal or negotiation in the format 'how does the Throne feel about (TERMS OF DEAL).'
The Paladin will get a general sense of whether the deal is favourable or unfavourable, and whether or not the Throne has any strong feelings about it.
This Act may also be used to call upon the Throne to witness or sanctify a deal.
The Throne will know if the terms of the deal have been broken and may choose to visit punishment as they see fit.
Information about the deal and the Paladin's part in it may start to spread through Rastaban.
Aura of Righteous Authority
Once per encounter, if you announce your full name, rank, and affiliation:
Call MASS FEAR 30.
You may give an ally a BACKSTAB to use once during the encounter.
Pick a general skill you possess.
For the rest of the encounter a chosen ally also acts as if they have this skill.
A person may benefit from a duplicate skill once in this way.
(For example: a rod paladin may benefit by being given a second lv.1 tough skill, and a second level 2 tough skill, but not a third lv.1 tough skill.)
In your hands, diplomatic immunity is made manifest as a supernatural shield.
As long as you have not taken any aggressive or criminal action this encounter, you may use this Act to nominate a target:
You may call VOID to any effect or damage delivered by this target.
The effect of Diplomatic Immunity ends the moment you break your neutrality by participating in combat in any way.
You have made an icon to the Muse you follow.
Twice per adventure you may use this to attempt to divine the Muse's opinion on a matter.
You must phrase your enquiry in the form: what does (MUSE) feel about (TOPIC).
Responses usually take the form of complex visions or emotions.
Icons are hard to lose or break.
If either occurs, they will likely find their way back to the paladin, restored, after a couple of encounters.
Paladins of the Throne tend to fall into two camps.
Some have a symbolic amulet, whilst others lug a literal throne around with them.
In either case, the Icon tends to have the strange effect of being very desirable, especially for those with a taste for finer things, or those possessed of a strong ambition.
While in possession of this icon, you are IMMUNE to REPEL.
You may sense other paladins or Muses.
In addition, you can tell whether a paladin you meet is following the same path as you.
At GM discretion, you can sense significant acts which have taken place recently in the vicinity.
You can use your Icon to draw your Muse's attention more closely.
Once per adventure, you may call THE THRONE IS WATCHING.
For the rest of the encounter, your Muse will be observing what takes place and judging your actions accordingly.
Evade the Bureaucrat (Downtime)
You may nominate a single message to be delivered to an important individual who you would not normally have access to.
You may specify who you want the message to go to. Otherwise, it will tend to go to the most important relevant authority (e.g. 'someone who can help defend me in a Telemere court of law').
This tends to happen supernaturally fast.
This may not always be to your benefit: it does not dispose the recipient to regard your request favourably.
Gain 2 Might.
Once per adventure you may perform a great feat within your Muse's purview.
For example, you could claim that you made some prior preparation which will make your current circumstances easier. It cannot resolve the current encounter but it can change it substantially. Consult a GM.
There are also two standard combat applications of this feat that you may use without GM consultation:
Gain 3 uses of GROUP ON ME!
Gain 3 uses of BLAST REPEL against three different monster physreps.
Alternatively, you may use this ability once ever to retire your character.
Call a TIME FREEZE.
Your body starts to ossify, covered in gold and inscribed with intricate details.
What follows next will depend upon your relationship with your Muse, and the situation, but you should at the very least expect it will result in your party gaining a significant advantage through your assistance.
Your Muse will be watching what follows.
Your icon gives you a limited ability to scry.
Twice per adventure you may see any location which you are aware of which is either within 5 miles or which you can claim dominion over.
In addition, once per adventure, you may regain all your lost Might. Roleplay this accordingly.
Gain 2 Might.
You make it a point to know everyone who is anyone.
You know basic information about any power player who you meet.
The acquisition of this knowledge is supernaturally quickened in unfamiliar locales. Indeed, if necessary, you could acquire the relevant information while being dragged through the streets.
Gain 2 Might.
Echoes of Self
Pre-req: Icon Attunement
For one encounter per adventure your mind blazes with righteous knowledge and you gain an almost perfect comprehension of the battlefield.
Call TIME FREEZE.
Every member of your party takes a HEAL 4.
You may reposition all participants in the encounter however you see fit within the limits of the encounter space.
You may, once ever, make a personal vow.
This represents your unique relationship to your Muse.
When you purchase this skill, contact the LARPO.
Together we will work out the advantages and drawbacks of this vow.
throne.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/30 20:45 by gm_seb