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You command cosmic forces including luck, destiny, and alignment.

Word [Core]

As a standard action, you may invoke a word of power, affecting a single creature within Close range. When you gain the Fate sphere, you gain the following word:

Hallow [Core]

You may spend a spell point to hallow a target for 1 minute per caster level. Choose an end of the alignment spectrum (good, evil, lawful, chaotic); you must choose an alignment that you possess. The target of this word gains a +1 sacred bonus (profane bonus if you are evil; if you are neither good nor evil you must choose whether you grant sacred or profane bonuses with this sphere) to attack rolls, AC, and saving throws made against targets of your opposed alignment (evil for good, lawful for chaotic, etc.). This bonus increases by 1 for every 10 caster levels possessed.

The target also gains immunity to any spell or sphere effect that possesses or exercises mental control over them (including enchantment [charm] effects and enchantment [compulsion] effects), so long as that effect originates from a creature who possesses your opposed alignment. If the target is already under the influence of such an effect, the target is allowed to make a new saving throw against the controlling effect. Success means the effect is suppressed for the duration of this word, but resumes when this word expires. This does not expel a controlling life force (such as a ghost or projected spirit), but it does prevent them from controlling the target.

Some Fate talents are marked (word). These talents grant you additional words.

Consecration [Core]

As a standard action, you may affect a 20 ft radius centered on you with a consecration. This aura moves as you do. When you gain the Fate sphere, you gain the following consecration:

Serendipity [Core]

You may bestow luck upon your allies. All allies within range gain a +1 luck bonus to attack rolls, skill checks, ability checks, and saving throws. This bonus lasts as long as you concentrate. You may spend a spell point as a free action to allow this effect to continue for 1 round per caster level without concentration.

Fate talents marked (consecration) grant you additional consecrations.


Fate Talents

Echoing Word [Core]

When using a word, you may spend an additional spell point to affect additional creatures, up to 1 extra creature per 2 caster levels (minimum: 1). Every target must be affected by the same word.

Greater Consecration [Core]

You may spend an additional spell point when using a consecration to double the effected area, creating an aura with a 40 ft radius instead of a 20 ft radius.

Greater Serendipity [Core]

When you use your serendipity consecration, in addition to bestowing a luck bonus upon your allies, all enemies within the area of effect also suffer a -1 penalty to their own attack rolls, skill checks, ability checks, and saving throws.


Consecration Talents

Divine Force (consecration) [Core]

You may fill an area with the influence of an alignment type you are connected to (good, evil, lawful, or chaotic). You must possess this alignment type. Creatures of that alignment’s opposite (good for evil, lawful for chaotic, etc.) within this area suffer one of the following detriments, chosen at random (Fortitude negates):

  1. blind 1 round
  2. deaf 2d4 rounds
  3. staggered 1d4 round
  4. sickened 1d4 round
  5. dazed 1 round
  6. shaken 1d4 round

As this power is cosmic in origin, it can affect undead, even though undead are usually immune to some of these conditions. If you are True Neutral, you may choose neutrality with this consecration, in which case all creatures at the extremes of the alignment spectrum (Lawful Good, Lawful Evil, Chaotic Good, and Chaotic Evil) suffer the ill effects. This is an instantaneous effect.

Judgment (consecration) [Core]

You may spend a spell point to create a consecration that dictates the actions of all creatures within its area of effect. When you create this consecration, you must declare a course of action that is at most one sentence long and whether this action is to be avoided or emulated. Example judgments include “No one can attack”, “everyone must trade fairly”, etc. If your judgment would cause a creature to attack itself or perform another obviously suicidal action, they are immune to that judgment. For as long as you maintain this consecration, all creatures within this area must obey this judgement. Each individual creature is allowed a Will save to negate this requirement and allow itself to act normally. If a creature succeeds at their saving throw, they become immune to that judgment for the rest of its duration. You must always follow your own judgment. You must concentrate to maintain this consecration, to maximum of 1 minute per caster level. You may always spend a spell point as a free action to allow this consecration to continue for 1 minute per caster level without concentration.

Tug Fate (consecration) [Core]

For as long as this consecration is in effect, any creature within the area who rolls a 10 on an attack roll, initiatitive roll, skill check, ability check, or saving throw receives either a +4 luck bonus or a -4 penalty to their roll (your choice). This does not apply when the creature takes 10; only a d20 roll will do. This bonus and penalty increase by 1 per 2 caster levels. You must concentrate to maintain this consecration, but you may spend a spell point as a free action to allow this effect to continue for 1 round per caster level without concentration.


Word Talents

Bless (word) [Core]

When you or one of your allies is making an attack roll, skill check, ability score check, or saving throw, you may spend a spell point as an immediate action to allow them to make the roll twice and take the highest roll. You must use this word before the roll in question is made.

Close (word) [Core]

Rather than targeting creatures, this word targets doors, chests, windows, and other objects that can open or close. You may spend a spell point and speak a word that magically holds shut a door, gate, chest, window, or shutter of wood, metal, or stone. The portal closes and, if a lock is present, becomes locked. The DC to open the lock or force open the portal both increase by 10. Once the opening or portal has been forced or picked open, this effect ends.

Curse (word) [Core]

When an enemy within range is making an attack roll, skill check, ability score check, or saving throw, you may spend a spell point as an immediate action to force that target to make the roll twice and take the lower result. You must use this word before the roll in question is made.

Freedom (word) [Core]

You may spend a spell point to speak a word that frees the target from physical bondage. You must concentrate to maintain this ability, to a maximum of 1 round per caster level. You may spend an additional spell point as a free action to allow this ability to continue for 1 round per caster level without concentration. The target may move and attack normally, even when under the influence of magic and effects that would otherwise impede movement. This includes paralysis, slow effects, entanglement, etc. All combat maneuver checks made to grapple the target automatically fail, and the subject automatically succeeds on any combat maneuver checks and Escape Artist checks made to escape a grapple or a pin. The subject may even move and attack normally while underwater, provided that the weapon is wielded in the hand rather than hurled. This does not, however, grant waterbreathing.

Harm (word) [Core]

Whenever the target of this word suffers damage, they suffer an additional amount of damage equal to 1/2 your caster level (minimum: 1). This effect lasts as long as you concentrate, but you may always spend a spell point as a free action to allow this word to continue for 1 round per caster level without concentration.

Mercy (word) [Core]

You may spend a spell point to reduce the target’s ability to deal lethal damage. The target is allowed a Will save, and on a failure, deals nonlethal damage with all of its weapon attacks for 1 round per caster level. Damage taken by creatures or objects that are not subject to nonlethal damage is not converted to nonlethal and remains lethal damage.

Open (word) [Core]

Rather than targeting creatures, this word targets doors, chests, and other objects that can open or close. You may spend a spell point to open a door or container, as if you were making a Disable Device check to unlock it or, if the opening is stuck and no lock is present, a Strength check to force it open. Make a magic skill check with a +10 bonus against the lock’s Disable Device DC or the door’s Stuck DC. If the check is successful, the portal unlocks and opens. This word may open doors, chests, shackles, and chains, and any other type of fastening. It cannot, however, raise a barred gate, lift a portcullis, or otherwise provide force in and of itself.

Pain (word) [Core]

The target suffers debilitating pain. The target suffers 1d4 + 1/2 your caster level in nonlethal damage (no save). You may spend a spell point to cause this target to suffer this damage each round for a total number of rounds equal to your caster level. For 1 round (or as long as this word is in effect) the target suffers a -4 penalty to all mental skill checks (such as Bluff, Spellcraft, Sense Motive, or Survival), and must pass a magic skill check (DC 10 + 1/2 the damage dealt + 1/2 the caster level) to use a sphere effect or spell.

Truth (word) [Core]

The target cannot speak deliberate or intentional lies (Will negates). They are always aware of this word being placed on them and the caster always knows if the target made its saving throw. An effected target may still be evasive, refuse to answer, or word their responses carefully. This effect lasts as long as you concentrate, but you may always spend a spell point to allow the effect to endure for 1 minute per caster level without concentration.

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