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Monday, August 10, 2015

Seeks enlightenment through the sword (Kensai, Sword saint), Foci (cypher system)

Foci: Seeks Enlightenment through the sword (Kensai)

You have trained with a bladed weapon. Most likely a sword or a large knife. Your training goes well beyond physical and mental discipline, Your ability with your blade is spiritual.

Minor Effect Suggestion: You can attempt an intimidating task to cause your foe to immediately surrender.

Major Effect Suggestion: Your foe pauses, terrified by your prowess, and takes no action on his turn.

Tier 1: 
Blade in hand: You inflict 1 additional point of damage with your blade of choice. Enabler.

Practiced with your blade: You are practiced with using blades and suffer no penalty when
using one. Enabler.

Tier 2: Spirit guided blade: You can spend points from either your Speed Pool or your Intellect
Pool to apply levels of Effort to increase your bladed weapon damage. Each level of Effort adds
3 points of damage to a successful attack, and if you spend a turn in prayer/meditation, each level of Effort adds 5 points of damage to a successful attack instead. Enabler.

Tier 3: Turning the blade: After using Spirit guided blade and meditating for one turn add one free level to effort to speed defense against other melee weapons.

Tier 4: Flash of blades: You can make two Bladed weapon attacks as a single action, but the second
attack is modified by two steps to your detriment. Enabler.

Tier 5: Legendary swordsman: You can choose
from one of two benefits. Either you are
trained in using your bladed weapon (or specialized if you
are already trained), or you have the Spinning slash ability, which costs 3 Speed points: 
you can use  your weapon at up to three targets (all next to one another, within range) as a single
action. Make a separate attack roll against each target. The difficulty of each attack is
increased by one step. Enabler (being trained in using your blade) or action (Spinning slash).

Tier 6: Death dealer: You deal 2 additional points of damage with your chosen bladed weapon.
This is on top of the damage from the Blade in hand ability, giving you a total of 3 additional points of damage. Enabler.

Thank you +Michael K for the name!

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