Campaign of the Month: July 2011
Sins of the First Age
Army Building Discipline
Cost: —; Mins: Lore 5, Essence 5; Type: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Life Concieving Creativity
Only a general best knows the qualities he seeks in a fighting force. The equipment and tactics he favors, the organizational structure which will be see his commands carried out. Thus, it takes a veteran commander as well as a sage to call forth an army from the infinite Wyld.
This Charm enhances the character’s Wyld-Shaping Technique, altering the list of things he is able to create, and the costs and difficulties involved in creating them.
At no additional cost or difficulty, the Solar may produce green, unequipped military units to occupy the spaces he shapes. When the Solar creates Land, he may include a military unit with a magnitude of up to (successes spent on Land) to occupy it. Such a unit possesses only improvised weapons and tools, and is completely untrained, with a drill rating of zero. The Solar defines the unit’s loyalties, motivations, and other qualities as he sees fit, but must improve them through conventional means.
Military Units: The Solar may use shaping to create fully formed, fully equipped, and even experienced military units, even without creating land. Doing so requires a War rating of twice the unit’s drill score, and uses (magnitude squared) shaping successes. Units created this way are composed of mortals, with a base power of zero, and excellent but non-magical equipment (+1). The Solar is otherwise free to create whatever type of unit he likes (archers, infantry, cavalry, and so on).
When invoking Wyld-Shaping Technique to create Military Units, the Solar rolls (Intelligence + War) rather than the usual (Intelligence + Lore) roll. Purchasing this charm explicitly allows Wyld-Shaping Technique to be combined with War excellencies, which may be invoked to enhance the roll itself, and to enhance the Solar’s rating in War for purposes of meeting the requirements described above, in keeping with the rules for improving static values.