Monday, April 15, 2013

Skill introduction : Animal Ken


Animal Ken.
    Is the ability of a creature to handle animals. Those that are wary of animal ken have an animal specialty, choosing one animal type, for example : felines, eagles, snakes etc.
Abilities used for any animal type :
-Calm Animal : Roll Charisma + Animal Ken with Dc that equals beast's Willpower rating +2.
-Simple Command : Give a simple command to an animal that is calmed by you.
Skill progression table is described below. The first animal calmed ever becomes the handler's companion. As skill progresses through the ranks, the companion progresses as well.





Animal Ken Rating
Description
1
One dice of Animal Ken.
2
Two dice of Animal Ken.
3
Three dice of Animal Ken.
4
Four dice of Animal Ken.
-Listener : Can understand the chosen animal type language.
5
Five dice of Animal Ken.
-Beast Language : Can communicate with the chosen animal type.
-Animal Companion : Handler gains an Animal Companion level 1 of the chosen animal type.
6
Six dice of Animal Ken.
-Familiar : Animal Companion becomes a familiar and grows to level 2.
-Summon, Unsummon Familiar : The handler can spend 3 Ap and 1 willpower to summon his Familiar.
-Heal the Beast : Spend 1 Round touching any animal and roll charisma+animal ken, healing it's health levels equal to the achieved successes.
7
Seven dice of Animal Ken.
-Familiar grows to level 3.
-Summoning of the Pack/Flock/Herd etc : Summon 3 level 1 beasts of the same type. Unique creatures that when this ability is used again, the same are summoned. If one dies, is lost for ever. Casting time 3 Ap, willpower cost 3.
8
Eight dice of Animal Ken.
-Familiar grows to level 4.
-Mass Summoning of the Pack/Flock/Herd etc : Summon 9 level 2 beasts of the same type. Unique creatures that when this ability is used again, the same are summoned. If one dies, is lost for ever. Casting time 3 Ap, willpower cost 5.
9
Nine dice of Animal Ken.
-Familiar grows to level 5 which makes it a Legendary animal. King of it's kind with it's own agenda. If there are more Legendary animals of this kind, a war of the beasts is imminent.
Animal Companion / Familiar gains those effects / level :
-Special Moves +2 / level.
-Empathic link with master +100m / level.
-Techniques +1 / level.
-Intelligence rating +1 / level.
-Size category +1 / level. Stats increase accordingly.
Size of a level 1 equals that of a wolf.
Size of a level 2 equals that of a horse.
Size of a level 3 equals that of a rhino.
Size of a level 4 equals that of a elephant.
Size of a level 5 equals that of 3 elephants.
-Legendary animals are highly intelligent, can speak and write common language.

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