Elan (Strands of the Weave)

A character accumulates minute strands in the Weave of their continuum over time, and it is referred to as Elan. Elan is primarily gained when one entity leverages a Bond through (mystic) Offerings to return the limited and finite ‘thing’ within The Pattern back to limitless, formless potential of the Aether. Like a minor form of Essence (Elan can even be traded for Essence), Elan can be used as currency in interactions between singular entities involving Bargains and even self exploration. Elan may have multiple measurements for attachments to other entities. If a character performs Offerings over time, a separate total should be kept for each individual Entity/Principal and singular connection.

Rewards ++

This presents a good opportunity for adding providing Reward elements to the Character.

Elan could be used as an alternative to or in conjunction with Aptitude.

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).

The Benefits of Service

Elan allows individualized and instant Direct Intervention.

Elan Building: This particular activity, along with Mystic Offerings to or time serving a Prime Entities, Time in Service to Prime Institutions or Entities, acquiring knowledge and experience arduously and over great amounts of game time (beyond Character Inception), Acts altering the outcome of great conflicts or the lives of many in general, and enhancing capabilities to an epic level can all build Elan.

= all cw and half elan to group on death
entity:place, entity:item, entity:ideal

Transgression against ____ in each mystic path
Minor pact is about the multiple 1 time sacrifice and accumulated service, not class levels
ELAN? Offering adds up – each principle has a elan measure represent service to principal or patron
Elan can buy lesser bargain