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The Demented One
2009-10-15, 12:06 PM
Sunrise Inwell Spirit
Cost: –
Mins: Linguistics 1, Essence 1
Type: Permanent
Keywords: Obvious
Duration: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: None

The Lawgiver needs neither quill nor ink nor paper to record his words, for the very light of the sun itself will bend to capture them. The Solar gains the ability to write in letters and characters of light on any surface. Writing in light takes just as long as writing normally, but the Solar needs no materials whatsoever–merely by tracing his fingers over a surface, he can write anything he could with paper and pen. The glyphs of light glow in the subtle golds and other colors of the Solar’s anima, making it impossible to counterfeit his own individual glyphs. It is impossible to destroy the light-writing, except by destroying the surface it is scribed on. The glyphs normally glow dimly, although anyone touching the surface can dim them to plain unluminous colors or brighten them enough to light an entire page with a reflexive action.

In addition, Sunrise Inwell Spirit is enhanced by many other Solar Linguistics Charms. If the Lawgiver has the Whirling Brush Method, he can increase the speed of his writing to (Essence x 20) his normal pace rather than (Essence x 10) when writing in light. If he has the Poetic Expression Style, the glyphs become self-translating: they will re-draw themselves in the native language of whoever reads them, so long as the Lawgiver speaks that language. With the Excellent Emissary’s Tongue Charm, the glyphs can even be read by those who have no language in common with the Solar, taking on a supernally legible form, though fine details and abstract concepts cannot be conveyed.

Peerless Penmanship Prana
Cost: –
Mins: Linguistics 4, Essence 2
Type: Permanent
Keywords: None
Duration: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Whirling Brush Method

The golden pens of the Chosen write with impossible grace, the beauty of each letter and character rivaling that of the most alluring of maidens. The maximum Mental Defense Value penalty the Solar can inflict on those reading his written attacks based on his Linguistics rating is doubled. At Essence 6, the limit is removed altogether.

Ecstatic Golden Muse Style
Cost: 6m
Mins: Linguistics 5, Essence 4
Type: Supplemental
Keywords: Combo-OK, Emotion
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Flawless Brush Method

The poetry and stories of the Solar Exalted are beauty beyond mortal wit to know, captivating to the mind and appealing to the senses. Who can resist the seductions of such golden writing? This Charm supplements any dramatic action to write a story, novel, poem, or any other form of expressive writing, regardless of whether or not it is used to make a written social attack. Anyone who reads the work must succeed on a Temperance roll, with a difficulty of half the Solar’s Linguistics, or become enthralled by the work. They gain a magical Intimacy to reading it and any other works of the same series, saga, or style, and must succeed on another Temperance roll at the same difficulty to resist reading any such works. A Solar using this Charm can easily make a princely sum of wealth so long as he can sell his works; so long as the Solar spends at least twenty hours of each week writing using this Charm and has a market to sell to, he may treat his Resources as being equal to his Linguistics.

Gilded Phrase Genius
Cost: 15m, 1wp
Mins: Linguistics 6, Essence 6
Type: Supplemental
Keywords: Combo-OK
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Flawless Brush Method, Whirling Brush Method

The Lawgivers’ genius is as the sun itself, undiminished in reflection or shadows. Every choice of words and turn of phrase is endowed with a powerful essence of their own. This Charm supplements any written social attack that is enhanced by Charms. If the writing is copied, the effects of those Charms apply to the copies just as they did to the original. This Charm can explicitly be put into Combos with Charms of other Abilities.