Running Round the Table
Blessing of Bravery
Dice Pool: Charisma + Command
The Scion with this Boon is a leader and inspirer of his army, no matter how many or few companions he may have to take into battle with him. By giving a rousing speech that inspires his compatriots for the battle to come, he may give a number of them equal to his successes one extra point of Willpower (which may exceed the normal maximum, though if it does so and is unspent at the end of the scene, it vanishes) and two points of whichever appropriate Virtue he possesses, as follows:
|Scion’s Pantheon||Virtue Awarded by Blessing|
|The Celestial Bureaucracy||Valor|
|The Devas||Endurance||The Dodekatheon||Valor|
|The Tuatha de Danann||Courage|
The phantom Virtue points (which apply to anyone affected by the blessing, regardless of whether or not they normally possess that Virtue) may not cause any one person’s Virtues to exceed seven points, and remain until the end of the scene, when they vanish. The speech the Scion makes must relate to the Virtue he is imparting (i.e., he may not make a speech about unbridled slaughter of innocents if he is trying to give his compatriots Valor, but might be able to get away with it for Vengeance or Courage); the Scion also must make the speech in the face of imminent combat or enemies, and cannot use it in non-combat situations. Extra Virtue channels granted by the use of this power may only be used once per story, as usual; if used, they are still used and inaccessible if this Boon is used again.
If the Scion has swapped out one or more of his Virtues in favor of those not normally used by his pantheon, he uses the first appropriate Virtue he possesses: either Courage, Valor, Vengeance, Endurance, Conviction, Loyalty or Duty.