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Charms

Martial Arts Quick Reference

Here's a PDF I've assembled with a one-page summary of each of the twenty existing official martial arts charm trees from 1st Edition Exalted, plus my own. It includes costs, effects, and prerequisites, all in a ready-to-print format for easy reference—perfect for comparing styles and picking one for your character!

Airborne Digit Legion

Cost: 10 Motes, 1 Willpower, 1 Health Level
Duration: One Scene
Type: Simple
Minimum Archery: 5
Minimum Essence: 4
Prerequisite Charms: Piercing Ghost Barb

The Abyssal cuts off her pinky finger and tosses the wriggling digit into her quiver. It grows and grows in length and is joined by a host of identical writhing arrow-length fingers. For the remainder of the scene, they may be loosed as arrows that ignore armor and do a base damage of zero. Whenever she needs to shoot a foe, she always has a still-twitching deformed finger available. At the end of the scene, she will have fired just enough to leave her with one more in her quiver, which she grabs hold and re-attaches to the stump, where it takes root and regains its original size, leaving no mark of its transformation.

Wolf & Raven Style Martial Arts

Wolf and Raven styles are two interrelated martial arts recently developed by Abyssal Exalted to aid them in the conquest of Creation. Wolf, the way of the predator, is primarily a brutal, aggressive style that concentrates on stealing life from foes and crippling them. Raven, the way of the scavenger, is a more controlled style that catches opponents off-balance and is specially designed for spellcasters, which are numerous among the Deathknights.

Attacks with knives, daggers, and katars are treated as unarmed attacks for the purposes of the following charms.

Fivefold Monkey Style Martial Arts

Sun Wu Kung was accused of a crime he did not commit, and for this he was exiled from his lands, to eke out an existence on the edge of civilization, where barbarians and city-folk fought over scraps. Apart from the petty men were bands of monkeys, which stole from both and loved neither. One of these groups did Sun Wu Kung befriend, and from them he learned wisdom the men were lacking.

Crane Style Martial Arts

Crane style martial arts focusses on rapidly incapacitating opponents instead of slowly killing them, and on defending oneself by blocking all incoming blows. Its signature weapons are staves, and staves of any sort may be freely used with any of these charms, including the following specialized martial arts staves: