Shared Bond

A Shared Bond is a relationship between two or more characters or entities who agree to support their shared drive and vision together. The level of Harmony (based on a Code of Conduct) and experience in the relationship is what brings them together to share power, knowledge and resources. The larger the circle of support is within the bond, the greater measure of support its members can get.

Cost: CP and EssenceReq/Limit:

The depth of the bond is reflected in the characters commitment to the values represented by the bond. This is reflected in the same levels of articulated tenets, which are grouped as Trivial, Minor, and Major.

Commitment to Institution (not necessarily its expressed ideals; Seniority/Rank)
vs.
Commitment to Values (Bond)

A Shared Bond of a group is handled nearly like another character,

Levels of Shared Bonds

Trivial

Req: Membership or belonging usually requires some token of a fee or tithe, presentation of a symbol, and/or registration for a roll or list. Additionally there may be a basic Code of Conduct the group subscribes to that members must accept being associated with.

A casual relationship of some shared interest and values that allows a shared pool of Inspiration. Access to services is typically at reduced costs or free depending on seniority, rank or office.

  1. Access to common knowledge and teachers.
  2. Financial means or vouchsafe – borrowing/lending, credit, and stipends.
  3. Mundane supplies for outfitting and provisioning.
  4. Sustenance – food and water basics.
  5. Guidance on choices, decisions and life steps.

Minor

Req: {Cumulative} A set of Minor Tenets members must embrace and live their lives in accordance with.

  1. Access to common knowledge and teachers.
  2. Financial means or vouchsafe – borrowing/lending, credit, and stipends.
  3. Mundane supplies for outfitting and provisioning.
  4. Sustenance – food and water basics and beyond.
  5. Guidance and sponsorship on choices, decisions and life steps.
  6. Healing, shelter, and rehabilitation.

Major

Req: {Cumulative} A set of Major Tenets members must embrace and live their lives in accordance with.
  1. Access to common and uncommon knowledge and teachers.
  2. Financial means or vouchsafe – borrowing/lending, credit, and stipends.
  3. Mundane supplies for outfitting and provisioning.
  4. Sustenance – food and water basics and beyond.
  5. Guidance and sponsorship on choices, decisions and life steps.
  6. Borrowing of special, expensive, or non-mundane items.
  7. Healing, shelter, and rehabilitation.

Each organization may have benefits specific to it. Possible benefits include (but are not limited to):

Interacting with agents of a group can be done by Skill checks, usually with adjustments depending on the level of membership, or using accumulated group Inspiration. In t

If you are having trouble thinking how this might play out after reading this, check out the Players Roleplaying Guidance content (or ask the Game Master how it is best expressed in the setting).