Campaign of the Month: July 2011
Sins of the First Age
Kingdom Convening Wisdom
Cost: —; Mins: Lore 5, Essence 5; Type: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: Life Concieving Creativity
From the smallest social club to the greatest empire, the politics and subtleties of interpersonal relations are complex beyond understanding. Only an expert can tell a kingdom that will last a thousand years from one which will turn in on itself in a matter of days with any reliability.
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 create an arbitrary number of extras to occupy the spaces he shapes. Each of these extras is an individual, but the Solar has no particular control over their individual personalities or organization, either before or after they are created. They will go about their lives as best they can on their own, but if the Solar wants them to do anything in particular he will need to apply more traditional social approaches to achieve that result.
Organizations: The Solar may use shaping to fabricate entire organizations from whole cloth, defining their every detail. Doing this requires a minimum rating in Socialize equal to twice the magnitude of the created group, and (magnitude cubed) shaping successes. The Solar has no implicit magical control over the group after they are created, and no ability to alter the design via shaping, but of course he may design the group to include himself in a position of power.
When invoking Wyld-Shaping Technique to create Organizations, the Solar rolls (Intelligence + Socialize) rather than the usual (Intelligence + Lore) roll. Purchasing this charm explicitly allows Wyld-Shaping Technique to be combined with Socialize excellencies, which may be invoked to enhance the roll itself, and to enhance the Solar’s rating in Socialize for purposes of meeting the requirements described above, in keeping with the rules for improving static values.