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(M) Frightful Presence


(M) Frightful Presence

  • Attribute:  Influence
  • Type:  Attack
  • Time:  One action
  • Description:  Those with this skill are instantly recognized as being very dangerous and carry an aura of menace that they can use to scare opponents. When a character with this skill is actively taking an ominous or sinister posture, those in the area are unnerved by his presence, losing an action each round so long as the character is present and in control. Target's are allowed a Willpower save with a -1 modifier per two skill points in Guile to resist the effect. While it's not necessary to make a new skill check each round, one action must be spent per round to maintain the posture for the duration of the encounter. Additionally, it can be used to force an opponent to flee or become more compliant, or to take command of a sitaution with the same save modifiers. If the skill check fails or the target makes a successful defend, the attack is ineffective.
  • Prerequisites:  The Intimidate skill and eight skill points in Guile

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