Pyrrhic Victory Conflagration
Cost: —; Mins: War 5, Essence 3; Type: Permanent
Keywords: Native, Overdrive, War
Prerequisite Charms: Morale-Shattering Method
Many are the generals who have sacrificed their countrymen to hold or conquer a meager piece of dirt, only to witness leaping tongues of pyreflame eerily burn a hole through Creation. Few armies can survive more than one of these so-called pyrrhic victories, for the Void is the common enemy of all and cares nothing for alliances or allegiances. All deaths are equally satisfying. This Charm provides the Exalt with an Overdrive pool capable of holding ten motes. Whenever he witnesses either his troops kill another character, or vice versa, he gains offensive motes equal to half the victim’s Essence, rounding down, to a minimum of one. In Mass Combat, whenever his unit loses or causes another unit to lose a point of Magnitude, the Abyssal gains offensive motes equal to the pre-loss Magnitude. The Exalt may gain no more than (Essence) motes per action from the slaughter of extras. For the purposes of this Charm, the Abyssal’s “troops” include any of the following:
- Any character in a Mass combat unit commanded by the Exalt.
- Any character trained with Hardened Killer Training Style by the Exalt.
- Any character who participated in an attack the Exalt coordinated earlier in the scene.
- Any character belonging to the character’s Abyssal Command or Followers.