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Mystic

[advent class]


Rules governing Advent Classes

Mystics consider the Suras and Devas as expressions of the divine nature, approaching them with reverence. Mystics seek spiritual understanding and unity with the divine, and through this pursuit they are able to tap into the abilities of the Ki Spirits, gaining a modicum of their raw power. Covering their bodies in symbolic tattoos, the mystic uses meditation to draw on cosmic energies, storing large amounts of ki within the tattoos. These tattoos connect the ki pathways under the skin, creating a ki pool that functions similarly to a chakra


Mystic Advent Class Level Table

Level Talent PointsLevel Bonuses
1 10 Talent Points1 Talent
2 10 Talent Points1 Talent
3 10 Talent Points5 Bonus Talent Points
4 10 Talent Points1 Talent
5 15 Talent Points1 Feat
6 15 Talent Points1 Talent
7 15 Talent Points5 Bonus Talent Points
8 15 Talent Points1 Talent
9 20 Talent Points1 Feat
10 20 Talent Points10 Bonus Talent Points


Talent tree

Mystic class talent tree

Talent details

Silver planet

The traditional Silver Planet tattoo. A solid circle, crossed by three paralell, curved lines on the lower right half of the circle Action: Full, Twelve minutes of uninterrupted meditation
Requires: No requirements
Description: Mystics engage in a special meditation which channels the power of local ki spirits in order to charge their tattoos. The silver planet tattoo is the bridge between cosmic energy and the internal ki
Effect: All tattoos regain their full charge
Cooldown: Once per day
Special:

  • Requires twelve minutes of meditation to charge. If interrupted, no tattoos are charged. This tattoo also holds a charge which may be expended to recharge one of your other tattoos (uses a Full action)
  • Until you use this tattoo to charge one of your other tattoos, you gain a 1d6 bonus to all Ability Checks
  • The cooldown of Silver Planet is not related to personal ki and therefore cannot be shortened by the character

Tattoo: Traditionally this tatoo uses dark blue ink and is an image of the silver planet as shown, though it can be any planet or moon in any phase of stellar illumination. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the action require to recharge a tattoo by one level. Minimum action is Swift
□□ Reduce the meditation time required to 3 minutes
□□□ Increase the Ability Check bonus to 2d6


Assimilation

The traditional Assimiliation tattoo, which is the lotus chakra logo. A circle with a pentagon inside it. Each segment of the pentagon is bisected by a small circle. The small circles are connected to the larger, outer circle by a line perpendicular to the pentagon. Inside the pentagon is an isosceles triangle pointing downward Action: Standard, Full
Requires: Chakra Tap
Description: You touch your opponent, creating a temporary bridge between you and your opponent which allows you to absorb their ki energy which you use to charge one of your tattoos
Range: 5 feet
Speed: 4H
Effect: Replace the Basic Attack with this attack
Offensive: Attack Bonus + Dex + 6d6
Defensive: Defense Bonus + Dex + 6d6
Damage: Strength x 2 + 6d6 [Ki Damage]
Cooldown: 6 rounds
Special:

  • Attacking with a standard action grants one attack which does not invoke the cooldown and does not charge a tatoo
  • Attacking with a full action grants two attacks which can be used in the same segment or separate segments. Attacking with two attacks invokes the cooldown (which only applies to using a full action) and charges a tatoo if both attacks are successful
  • You may use this ability as a full action to make one strike which deals double damage and charges a tattoo of your choosing. This invokes the cooldown, which only applies to using a full action
  • If you already have a melee attack capable of physically touching your opponent, you may substitute stats or formulas from the other attack in place of Assimilation's formulas or stats. You may also apply special features from the other attack in addition to Assimilation's special features

Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue or white ink and is the universal depiction of the lotus chakra shown here, but can be any depiction of the lotus chakra. This tattoo is traditionally placed on the palm, but can be placed in any location where it will come in contact with the target. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter or of similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Increase the speed of your attack by 1H. Maximum speed is 12H
□□□□□ □□□□□ Increase the dice bonus of the offensive and defensive formulas by 1d6. (Cost increases)
□□□□□ □□□□□ Increase the dice bonus of the damage formula by 1d6. (Cost increases)
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 1 round


Astral root

The traditional Astral Root tattoo. A celtic knotwork tree Action: Full
Requires: Divine Aegis
Description:
Range: 5 feet
Speed: N/A
Effect: Target touched creature receives healing over three segments
Healing: Resolve x 2 + 6d6
Cooldown: 12 rounds
Special: Roll the healing formula. The target creature receives the result in the current segment, and the same amount in the following two segments
Surge: Requires unlock. Target creature receives double the healing formula, but only in the current segment
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink and is an image of a tree as shown, though it can be any depiction of a plant. The tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter or of a similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action to Standard
□□□□□ □□□□□ Increase the dice bonus of the healing formula by 1d6. (Cost increases)
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 6 rounds
□□□ Unlock Surge


Celestial bridge

Action: Full
Requires: Lodestar, Mystic level 6
Description: You dramatically strengthen your ability to connect with Ki Spirits, allowing you access to a Sura of the same type as your focus element. You gain the ability to connect with the spirits of creatures that died in your current region of the galaxy
Effect: You attempt to connect with a particular departed spirit
Duration: Your connection is maintained for 1 minute
Special: The connection can fail for the following reasons

  • The target creature is not dead, or died in another branch of the galaxy
  • The target creature does not wish to be contacted
  • The target creature's ki was absorbed by a Deva

If the connection is possible but the creature does not wish to be contacted, you have a sense of blocking. In all other cases, you have a sense of inability to connect. Once the connection is made you are able to mentally converse with the spirit. If you were familiar with the creature in life you can see them speaking to you in your mind's eye when you close your eyes
An example of a traditional Celestial Bridge tattoo. The phrase "Atea, guardian of nature, sura of the land and sky" Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink, and is the name and title of a Sura with the same element type as your focus element. This tattoo may be in any language and must be at least 6 inches in length
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action by one level. Minimum action is Swift
□ Extend the duration by 1 minute


Chakra tap

The traditional Chakra Tap tattoo, which is the Sacral chakra logo. A circle, with a pentagon inside it. A small circle bisects each segment of the pentagon, and is connected to the outer circle with a line perpendicular to the pentagon. Inside the pentagon is a crescent moon facing upwards Action: Full
Requires: Silver Planet
Description: You learn to link your Sacral chakra with a particular tattoo, granting that tattoo a second charge
Effect: When meditating using Silver Planet, select a focus tattoo. Upon activation, this tattoo receives one additional charge
Special: Using a Full action replenishes the charge of the focus tattoo. Until used, the focus tattoo glows with a soft white light. You may not select Chakra Tap or Silver Planet as your focus tattoo. The focus tattoo cannot be changed until the meditation Silver Planet is performed
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue or dark orange ink and is the universal depiction of the Sacral chakra shown here, but can be any depiction of the Sacral chakra. This tattoo must be 3 inches in diameter or of similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action by one level. Minimum action is Swift


Cosmic pulse

The traditional Cosmic Pulse tattoo, which is the Navel chakra logo. A circle, with a pentagon inside it. A small circle bisects each segment of the pentagon, and is connected to the outer circle with a line perpendicular to the pentagon. Inside the pentagon are five lines that travel from the five small circles inward, meeting in the center of the pentagon Action: Full
Requires: Chakra Tap, Ki Pool
Description: You learn to link your Navel chakra to your tattoos, granting you the ability to drain the ki stored in your tattoos into your Ki Pool
Effect: Convert the ki of a charged tattoo into 1 ki point
Cooldown: 12 rounds
Special: If this action is performed when your Ki Pool is full, the additional Ki point will dissipate after 1 round
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue or dark yellow ink and is the universal depiction of the Navel chakra shown here, but can be any depiction of the Navel chakra. This tattoo must be 3 inches in diameter or of similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action by one level
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 6 rounds
□□□ Increase the conversion rate to 2 ki points


Divine aegis

The traditional Divine Aegis tattoo. A bowed equilateral triangle, with three lines that connect each corner of the triangle to the center. The triangle points downward, and looks like a shield Action: Standard
Requires: Silver Planet
Description: You form a protective barrier of ki energy around the target creature, temporarily shielding them from incoming damage
Range: 15 feet
Speed: 4H
Effect: Target creature gains a ki barrier for three segments
Offensive: Attack Bonus + Res + 6d6
Barrier: Res x 6 + 6d6
Cooldown: 12 rounds
Special: This ability can be deflected, use the offensive formula to overcome a counter
Tattoo: Traditionally this tatoo uses dark blue ink and represents the shield of conviction, but can be any depiction of a shield or barrier. This tattoo must at least be 3 inches in diameter or of similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Extend the range by 5 feet. Maximum range is 30 feet
□ Increase the speed by 1H. Maximum speed is 9H
□□□□□ □□□□□ Increase the dice bonus of the offensive formula by 1d6. (Cost increases)
□□□□□ □□□□□ Increase the dice bonus of the barrier formula by 1d6. (Cost increases)
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 6 rounds


Elemental rhythm

The traditional Elemental Rhythm tattoos, which are the five Cleromancer trigrams: Air Earth, Fire, Water, and Shadow Action: Move
Requires: Silver Planet, ability to control focus element
Description: You learn how to forge a connection to Atua ki spirits of an element type which you have a connection to. This element becomes your focus element. This connection allows you more natural control over bindings with that element
Effect: You gain a 1d6 bonus to offensive, defensive, damage, or healing formula of the same type as your focus element
Cooldown: 12 rounds
Special: The bonus applies to a single formula. If you already have a focus element, you may choose a second one provided that you have the ability to control a second element
Tattoo: Traditionally, this tattoo uses dark blue ink and is the ancient trigram of the chosen element, but can be any depiction of your chosen focus element. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter or of similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action to Swift
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 6 rounds
□□□ Increase the bonus by 1d6. Maximum bonus is 4d6


Endless sands

The traditional Endless Sands tattoo. An hourglass with slightly more sand in the bottom than the top. The glass of the hourglass is also an infinity symbol Action: Free
Requires: Silver Planet
Description: You learn how to rapidly discharge all the ki stored in this tattoo, giving yourself a surge of energy, hastening your actions
Effect: Reduce the required action you are currently using from Full to Standard. Alternatively this ability can be used to reduce the required action for a Dash from a Move to a Swift
Cooldown: 6 rounds
Cleansing Pulse: Requires unlock. Whenever you use this ability, you may reset the cooldown on any of your mystic tattoos, with the exception of Silver Planet
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink. The tattoo can be any depiction of an hourglass, and must be at least 3 inches in diameter
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 1 round
□□□ Unlock Cleansing Pulse


Infinity

The traditional Infinity tattoo. A simple, unbroken circle Action: Swift
Requires: Silver Planet
Description: You learn to safely direct incoming energy attacks to a ki sink, expending the ki in your tattoo to counter the attack and avert damage
Effect: You impose disadvantage on lightning and ki based attacks against you for one segment. This applies to hit and damage rolls
Cooldown: 6 rounds
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink and is a simple ring, but can be any unbroken band. This tattoo must completely wrap around some part of the body, such as a wrist, arm, leg, or even torso. This tattoo must be at least 6 inches in length
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action to Free
□ Extend the duration by 1 segment. Maximum duration is 5 segments
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 1 round


Khanda

The traditional Khanda tattoo. A hexagon with three swords crossed along the diagonals of the hexagon. The hilts are on the bottom three points, blades pointing towards the three upper points of the hexagon Action: Move
Requires: Endless Sands
Description: You learn how to use your link to the ki spirits to form a brief connection to the world around you, greatly heightening your physical control. For the moment, your actions come naturally and without effort
Effect: You gain a 1d6 bonus to offensive, defensive, or damage formula related to martial, gravity, or lightning based abilities
Cooldown: 12 rounds
Special: The bonus applies to a single formula
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink and depicts the ancient symbol Khanda, though it may be any depiction of a weapon or fist. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter or of a similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action to Swift
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 6 rounds
□□□ Increase the bonus by 1d6. Maximum bonus is 4d6


Lodestar

The traditional Lodestar tattoo. A constellation diagram in the shape of the Silver Planet logo Action: Swift
Requires: Lotus Eye
Description: You learn to maintain a weak but constant connection to local Atua ki spirits of the same type as your focus element. This connection allows you an uncanny sense of direction and your current location
Effect: You gain a 6d6 bonus to Wilderness Survival checks made to determine your current location or heading
Cooldown: 6 rounds
Special: Gaps in your memory, consciousness, and current lack of perception do not prevent you from making checks to know your location or heading. If this bonus is maxed out, you gain the option to convert the bonus from 12d6 to a +2 bonus
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink and represents the Silver Planet Constellation as seen from an unknown location, though it can be any representation of a constellation. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter, or of equivalent area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action to Free
□ Increase the bonus by 1d6. Maxium bonus is 12d6
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round


Lotus eye

The traditional Lotus Eye tattoo. A logo of an eye where the iris is elongated, drawn downwards from the top to the bottom Action: Full
Requires: Silver Planet, The ability to manipulate the target element
Description: You learn to forge a connection to Atua ki spirits of an element type which you have a connection to. This element becomes your focus element. Tapping into the consciousness of the Ki Spirit you are able see through their eyes at the target location
Range: 20 feet
Effect: Your perception is temporarily shifted to the target location
Cooldown: 6 rounds
Special: Target location must contain at least some of your focus element. You must close your eyes in order to see through the eyes of the Ki Spirit. Your sense of sight and hearing are transferred to the new location, though your sense of touch and smell remain in your physical location. After six seconds, the effect ends. If you open your eyes, the effect ends
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink and consists of a simple eye shape with a triangular pupil, as shown on the right, though this tattoo can be any design representing an eye. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action to Standard
□ Extend the range of the target location by 10 feet. Maximum range is 600 feet
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 1 round
□□ Forge a bond with an additional focus element. Requires the ability to manipulate the chosen element


Primal verse

Action: Standard
Requires: Silver Planet
Description: You tattoo ancient mantras upon your body during extended rituals where the mantra is repeated over several hours. When the need arises, you invoke the power of these sacred words
Effect: You gain a 1d6 bonus to a skill check
Cooldown: 6 rounds
Special: Utter the mantra to activate this tattoo
An example of the traditional Primal Verse tattoo. A phrase, "May the earth lend me strength, Sacred power never-ending" Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses blue ink. The verse may be in any language, and must be at least 9 inches in length. Choose from the following ancient mantras

  • I bow to the divine | May the Sura guide my hands
  • May the Earth lend me strength | Sacred power never-ending
  • My ki burns brighter than a thousand suns
  • Dhanu watches over me | Namu lifts me up
  • The western wind at my back, I rise

Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action by one level. Minimum action is Swift
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 1 round
□ Increase the bonus by 1d6. Maximum bonus is 6d6


Primal vow

The traditional Primal Vow tattoo, which is the logo for the Throat chakra. A circle, with a pentagon inside it. A small circle bisects each segment of the pentagon, and is connected to the outer circle with a line perpendicular to the pentagon. Inside the pentagon is a five pointed star which fills the entire pentagon. Each leg of the star is a diamond shape Action: Move
Requires: Primal Verse
Description: Your link to the ki spirits grants you access to a fraction of the power in their spoken words, allowing you to place a geas (gesh) upon yourself. In exchange for your restriction, your ki is strengthened
Effect: You gain a +1 bonus to the respective attribute score for one segment
Cooldown: 12 rounds
Special: You may enact one or more of the geasa. You may enact or rescind a geas at any time, but once rescinded a geas cannot be reinstated again for one year. The geas is binding at all times, and if it is broken this ability is blocked for 1 week

  • Geas of Freedom (Resolve): You may not own uncessary possessions. This excludes a set or two of clothing, provisions, and simple gear including keystones
  • Geas of Peace (Strength): You may not intentionally harm another creature, or intentionally benefit from another creature's misfortune
  • Geas of Truth (Intelligence): You may not lie, decieve, or secretly hide the truth. You may decline a discussion, or refuse to answer a question. You may not use your words in a violent or abusive manner

If you have more than one geas, all attributes are boosted simultaneously upon activation of this ability
Tattoo: Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue or blue ink and is the universal depiction of the throat chakra shown here, but can be any depiction of the throat chakra. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter or of similar area
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action by one level
□ Increase the attribute bonus by 1. Maximum bonus is 4
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 6 rounds
□ Extend the duration by 1 segment. Maximum duration is 4 segments


Sacred geometry

The traditional Sacred Geometry tattoos. Five geometric figures, outlined below Action: Full
Requires: Elemental Rhythm
Description: You forge a sacred connection to your focus element, allowing you to tap into the memories of a Atua ki spirit local to your current location. The memories are relevant to your current location
Range: 10 feet
Maximum Temporal Difference: 1 week
Effect: You experience vision of the Ki Spirit's strongest memory related to the target location, within the maximum temporal difference
Memory Formula: 6d6
Cooldown: 12 rounds
Special: Select a target location within the range, which contains at least some of your focus element. You close your eyes and immediately see a memory of a ki spirit of the same element as your focus element. The memory is visual and auditory and seems to last 6 seconds, but is actually experienced in a single segment
Rolling Sacred Geometry: Roll the Memory Formula. For each '6' you roll, you may ask one simple question regarding the memory you experience. If the Ki Spirit has a memory related to your question, you will experience that memory, which extends the duration of your vision by one segment
Tattoo: The tattoo is geometrical and the shape is determined by your focus element

Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink. It must be at least 3 inches in diameter
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Extend the range by 10 feet. Maximum range is 120 feet
□ Increase the dice of the Memory Formula by 1d6. Maximum total dice is 12d6
□ Increase the maximum temporal difference by 1 week
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 6 rounds


Somatic tether

The traditional Somatic Tether tatoo. An anchor with a length of chain wrapped around it Action: Swift
Requires: Silver Planet
Description: You learn to strengthen the connection between the subtle body and the physical body, grounding yourself against attacks which focus on one or the other
Effect: You impose disadvantage on gravity and mental attacks against you for one segment. This applies to hit and damage rolls
Cooldown: 6 rounds
Tattoo: This tattoo can be any depiction of a chain or rope attached to an anchor or a weight. This tattoo must be at least 3 inches in diameter or of a similar area. Traditionally this tattoo uses dark blue ink
Talent Point Improvements:
□ Reduce the required action to Free
□ Extend the duration by one segment. Maxium duration is 5 segments
□ Reduce the cooldown by 1 round. Minimum cooldown is 1 round

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