THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT
Small money pouch cold to touch
Maximum Threads: 2
Spell Defense: 15
Legend Point Cost: Journeyman
These are small pouches, usually 3 by 5 inches in size and of white or blue cloth. The pouches always feel cool to the touch. Air elementals are essential for making a frost pouch.
Thread Rank One
Key Knowledge: The owner must learn the pouch’s Name.
Effect: The pouch allows the owner to hurl bits of frost at an opponent. The owner reaches into the pouch, grabs a handful of frost, then hurls it at his opponent, making a thrown Attack Test against the target. If the test succeeds, the owner makes a Willpower+5 Effect Test as his Damage Test. Physical Armor protects against this damage. Each use of a frost pouch causes the owner 1 Strain. The thrown Range of a handful of frost equals that of a dagger.
Thread Rank Two
Effect: The thrown Range of the frost equals that of a throwing dagger.
Thread Rank Three
Key Knowledge: The frost in the pouch originally came from mountain snow or glacier ice. The owner must learn the Name of the mountain or glacier.
Effect: The frost now has an Effect Step of Willpower+6.
Thread Rank Four
Deed: Return to the mountain or glacier of origin and fill the pouch with snow or ice.
Effect: The frost becomes more powerful; it now gains a power called Freezing Frost. The owner may choose to use this power instead of a normal frost attack. If the Attack Test is successful, the owner compares the Effect Test result against the target’s Spell Defense. If the test succeeds, the target takes no damage, but is instead locked into position as if he were frozen; the target can take no Actions while in this state and is otherwise considered Knocked Down for all actions except Willpower Tests to break free. The effect of the Freezing Frost lasts for a number of rounds equal to the Thread Rank. Each round, the frozen victim makes a Willpower Test against the frost’s Effect Step. If the test succeeds, the character breaks free. A successful Dispel Magic Test against the pouch’s Spell Defense will also end the effect of the Freezing Frost.
Thread Rank Five
Key Knowledge: The owner must learn the Name of the air elemental who lent its power to the pouch.
Effect: The frost now has an Effect Step of Willpower+7.
Thread Rank Six
Effect: The frost now has an Effect Step of Willpower+8.