First Serapea Excellency - Essence Overwhelming
Cost: 1m per die; Mins: Essence 1; Type: Reflexive
Prerequisite Charms: None
The Dread Archive is haughty, cerebral, curious, and constantly prying. She abhors ignorance and brutishness. Though she intellectually values all knowledge, she focuses her attention on the esoteric and the abstract. This leads her to search relentlessly for metaphysical truths in the world and passions hidden in men’s hearts. It’s only in this search that she will drop civility to manipulate or force others to reveal truth. She hordes her prize, only sharing with those who likewise love knowledge or will be transformed by it. She hides from those whom she believes will abuse knowledge or try to censor it. Believing that there are many truths with many meaning, she instinctively treats all equally. Faced with doubt, she will debate and assert radical or transformative ideas. She is at home playing the devil’s advocate. In this role she acts as an instigator and lends her strength to others. Above all else, she hates being lied to or misled.
This Excellency can be used on any action which works to uncover or develop abstract knowledge. It cannot be used to practically apply such knowledge but may be used to share or communicate abstract knowledge with beings who will be changed by knowing. This charm cannot be used to promote ignorance or obfuscate truth. It can only be used in combat after she has had an inquiry or search blocked or refused.