Elemental Manipulation

Rank: Novice
Range: Smarts x 2
Duration: Maintained
Trappings: A few simple gestures.

A character who chooses this power can perform basic “tricks” using the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water (these elements may vary depending on the setting). The GM is the final arbiter on what effects can be performed (nothing that mimics another power), but some examples are listed below.

  • Air: The caster can create lesser air currents to blow out a candle, fan a flame, lift a skirt, or cool his body in oppressive heat (+1 to a single Fatigue roll caused by heat).
  • Earth: A wave of the hand can open a one-foot square hole in soft earth (or half that in stone), or cause a spray of sand that might blind an opponent (+ 1 to a Trick roll).
  • Fire: The caster can snap his fingers to create a small flame (about the size of a hot match). With existing fire, he can urge it to spread (+ 1 to see if a fire spreads), cause it to flare (perhaps as part of a Trick maneuver), or slowly light an object over the course of a few rounds (as if holding a match to it).
  • Water: The caster can conjure up to a pint of water somewhere within his sight (not “inside” objects or people). A wave of his hand also purifies one gallon of water, whether it be poisoned or simply salt-water. Those who have been poisoned within the last minute also get a second chance to resist any remaining effects.

Elemental Manipulation

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