Edward, Kyriotate Friend of the Divine Spark, Angel of the Subconscious

By Moe Lane


Corporeal Forces: 4
Strength: 7
Agility: 9
Ethereal Forces: 5
Intelligence: 10
Precision: 10
Celestial Forces: 6
Will: 12
Perception: 12
Word-Forces: 12

Skills: Artistry/1 (poetry), Detect Lies/3, Dodge/6, Emote/3, Fast-Talk/6, Fighting/4, Knowledge (Angelic Laws and Regulations/6, Psychology/1, Sociology/1), Large Weapon/2 (Club), Ranged Weapon/1 (pistol), Savoir-Faire/3, Tactics/1

Songs: Dreams (All/1), Fire (All/3), Healing (Corporeal/1, Ethereal/3), Might (Corporeal/2), Shields (All/3)

Attunements: Kyriotate of Divine Fire, Malakite of Divine Fire, Kyriotate of Judgement, Smite, Friend of the Divine Spark, Whispers of Inspiration, Angel of the Subconscious

Angel of the Subconscious: Edward may choose to passively ride in a host, rather than actively. In this state, the Kyriotate is not in control of the host, but is able to access all of his or her memories - and, more importantly, it will be able to determine the hidden motivations of a person's actions. This allows Edward to subtly encourage or discourage behavior patterns. In game terms, treat this as a reaction roll: Edward's base target number is 6, plus the CD of the original resonance roll. Note that the host will not be aware of said reaction roll (or, of course, the original possession): all sudden changes in attitude will seem to be completely self-generated. Possessing someone in this way ties up all of Edward's Forces.

Yes, this ability shows disturbing similarities to the Shedite resonance. That's why Dominic keeps a gimlet eye on Edward. Of course, the Kyriotate has also earned an Attunement from Judgement, which should also be a significant datum...

bRites: Cause an individual to recognize the subconscious reasons for another's actions, cause an individual to recognize the subconscious reasons for his or her own actions (+2 Essence).

The contradictory impulses that drive most Servitors of Divine Fire are both quite present and quite active in Edward. On the one hand, the Kyriotate is powerfully drawn to Divine Fire's inspirational side. Edward takes a deep and comfortable pleasure in delicately encouraging its hosts into unlocking their creative powers, slowly and surely nurturing the Spark of inventiveness or artistry inside them until it blossoms. It likes to find the quiet ones - the thoughtful, silent people that just need a little encouragement, and so rarely get it. Edward, given time, can help them find their full potential. The only problem is, the Kyriotate often finds itself forced to kick the crap out of those who were blocking its host (via either mental or physical torment) to begin with.

Well, that's fun too.

Edward has gone round and round with the Inquisition on this particular issue: the usual mutual distrust between Judgement and Divine Fire is compounded by Edward's unique abilities, making the Kyriotate a frequent subject for investigations. It probably doesn't help that Edward is already infamous for its ability to push the rules as far as they would go, then push them a little more for the heck of it. It certainly doesn't help that it gets away with said pushing on a regular basis: after all, one can't abuse regulations if one doesn't actually know them, and by now Edward is capable of correcting most Triads on tricky points of Angelic law. The fact that the Kyriotate does so with great vim and vigor should have been the final nail in its coffin: if there's anything that Judgement hates, it's a barracks-lawyer.

Yet, for some bizarre and ineffable reason Edward's gotten away with it. Literally ineffable: the highlight (if you can call it that) of the Kyriotate's low-grade war with Judgement ended up with it being called before Dominic himself for questioning. Edward walked out of that interview notably subdued ... and with the Kyriotate of Judgement Attunement. Precisely why has been subject to many a quiet discussion among Dominicans, especially since the word came down the line that Judgement was to continue keeping a close watch on the Gabrielite. It has been noted that Edward's behavior since then has seemed to be somewhat more restrained - all things considered - but there hasn't been a fundamental change in attitude. It remains insouciant, trying and prone to exhibit inappropriate behavior at inappropriate times.

Of course, all of that is consistent with the Word it holds...


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