This attunement allows the Trader to buy the performance of a Song or
Attunement. Once the Trader has decided what Song or Attunement he would
like to purchase, his Heart flashes, and anyone observing the heart will see
the Trader's request emblazoned on the Heart. (Traders with this attunement
keep their Hearts at a large amphitheatre in Commerce Park, where their
fellows are available to fulfil the contract). The requested Song or
Attunement can be performed on the Trader's Heart, as if the performer had
previously performed a Song of Transferral. Of course, the desired Song or
attunement must be available (although Trader can choose to ask for 'any
Song or attunement that will solve...X') - common Songs and Marc's
attunements are always available, other may take some time to arrange.
Of course, the Trader now owes the performer; the fee for a common Song is essence equal to the essence spent plus the CD of the Song; one of Marc's attunements carries a fee of 10 essence, one of Laurence's 15 (plus 3 times the sale of value of any weapon provided by Scabbard, or essence equal to the number of Soul hits lost to Divine Absolution), 20 or more for other attunements - if an angel with the attunement can be found. The Trader has access to the attunement for as long as the angel with it maintains contact with his Heart; long term access to an attunement is hideously expensive.
Payment can be arranged through Marc's organisation; the Trader has up to a year to pay off the debt (although regular payment must be made - failure to do so may cause 'foreclosure' with the Trader's Heart being removed form the amphitheatre), while defaulting violates Marc's dissonance conditions.
Rites can also be channelled through the Attunement, although this is rarely cost effective...on the upside, the cost of the Rite goes direct to the Rite holder, with the excess going to the Trader. A Rite normally costs one Essence per use to buy.
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