Weird War 2: Europe
High Concept: Modern Day Knight Templar
Trouble: Hunted by the Order
Aspects: Wielder of Solomon’s Guard, The Lone Wanderer, Master Swordsman
SOLOMON’S GUARD [-3]
Description: When the old wise king Solomon passed from the land of the living, the guardian angel that protected him set aside its sword, its duty complete. The sword did not join its master in retirement but instead appeared to those who shared its purpose, to protect and serve. Solomon’s Guard, also known as the Shining Blade, is a short sword of angelic make. Its blade is slightly longer than a man’s forearm and made of a silvery material flecked with gold that is as strong, if not stronger, than steel. Three words are inscribed in Latin on both sides of the blade:‘Duty, Honour, Sacrifice’.
Musts: You must have a calling or destiny to inherit Solomon’s Guard, one that coincides with its purpose. This is usually represented by a High Concept.
Skills Affected Alertness, Conviction, Empathy, Lore, Weapons.
[-0] Divine Purpose. Solomon’s Guard may only be swung with true selfless purpose in mind and heart. When swung without such purpose, the blow does not land (any attack roll automatically fails), the bond between sword and wielder is immediately broken until the wielder repents with an appropriate trial of faith, and the sword falls from the wielder’s hand. Basically, you and your GM should look at the description above as a guideline for how to compel the high concept attached to the sword – your character might be tempted to use the sword for selfish reasons, and could receive a fate point to wither stay their hand or succumb to the temptation and lose the sword temporarily. If another takes up the sword and swings it selfishly, your character is still responsible for how the sword is used.
[-0] It Is What It Is. Solomon’s Guard always takes the form of a sword, though the precise type of sword may change through the ages. Regardless of type, it’s weapon 3.
[-0] Unbreakable. As an Item of Power, this item cannot be broken except with a magical ritual predicated upon perverting its purpose.
[+2] One-Time Discount. A sword is a tricky thing to conceal.
[-1] Angelic Origin. This blade was wielded by an angel and shared in that angel’s nature, making this weapon a powerful holy symbol in its own right. Its very touch is like that of holy water, a cross, or another symbol of faith backed by the belief of the possessor. The wielder of this weapon may use their conviction instead of discipline for mental defense.
[-0] Divine Light. Solomon’s Guard is lit from within by a soft white light. It provides a diffused glow that is sufficient in strength to illuminate one zone of mundane darkness.
[-1] Duty. While wielding this weapon, you cannot be turned from your duty. When swung in keeping with its purpose, Solomon’s Guard adds one to its wielder’s Weapons skill.
[-1] Honour. The honour of this blade illuminates the wielder’s path. In the presence of acts this blade finds to be dishonourable, it glows fiercely, alerting the wielder to danger. It provides you with a +1 bonus to Empathy when detecting lies, +1 to Alertness while Avoiding Surprise, and +1 to the Mystic Perception trapping of the Lore skill.
[-2] Sacrifice. When you wield Solomon’s Guard in defence of others, the blade hardens your convictions into a brilliant aegis. This Power is identical to Supernatural Toughness with the Catch that you only benefit from it while defending others.
Guide my Hand -1
Holy Touch -1
Person of Conviction
Weapon Focus- Swords- +1 to weapons skill when using swords
+2:Stealth, Fists, Rapport
+1:Empathy, Lore, Scholarship, Discipline
P:0000 +1 Mild Mental
Hunted by the Order: The Templars, being a holy order, are keepers of powerful holy objects. Jakob was sent a sign from the heavens along with the ancient Solomon’s Guard. The Order was not happy with who had been chosen to wield such a powerful artifact and tried to take it from him. Jakob heard about the Order’s displeasure from a friend of his and ran. Ever since then he has been running.
Wielder of Solomon’s Guard: One morning while practicing in the courtyard he was visited by an angel who tasked him with keeping the sword of the good king Solomon in his keeping. As long as he used the sword to protect innocents and destroy those which would threaten humanity the sword will always work for him.
The Lone Wanderer: Being on the run from the Order and a living holy avenger he wanders from place to place ever a lone wolf. Occasionally he will ally himself with those who are working toward the same cause but when the battle is won he once again drifts to the wind.
Master Swordsman: Being a member of the order for several years has taught him everything he would ever need to know of the blade. He is a true Master of the Sword.
Prisoner’s of War: While wandering through occupied Europe Jakob comes upon a group headed for a concentration camp. He meets a shapeshifter named Nikolaj who agrees to work with him. Using the distraction created by the shapeshifter Jakob is able to infiltrate the camp and save the prisoners. His actions cause a further distraction allowing Nikolaj to get what he needed. They met up briefly afterward to thank each other then parted ways.