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(M) Heroic Presence

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(M) Heroic Presence

  • Attribute:  Influence
  • Type:  Utility
  • Time:  N/A
  • Description:  A character with this skill has an aura of strength and authority that draws the attention of everyone in the area, filling allies with hope and enemies with despair. With a successful skill check, allies gain a +1 modifier to all actions per two skill points in Statecraft, and enemies suffer a -1 modifier to all actions per two skill points in Statecraft, so long as the character shows no sign of weakness. These modifiers may be reversed if the character is forced to cower or flee. In addition, the maintenance requirement for the Leadership skill is waived (assuming they have the skill), allowing them their full actions in the round, while offering the skill bonuses. If the skill check fails, the bonus modifiers are not applied; additional attempts may be made at a progressive difficult (-4) modifier, but after three fails, additional attempts may not be made again during that encounter.
  • Prerequisites:  The (E) Captivate skill and eight skill points in Statecraft.