Glooming Bond

A Glooming Bond is when an entity (generally a Material Presence) merges their presence with a (Quintessential) Glooming Presence by way of a permanent mingling of Essence with a Glooming Mote of the Realm of Nightmaria. Once merged, the transformed entity can be seen with Aura Sight. If ever the Mote is killed or removed in some way, the costs are still permanent, all effects are immediately lost and the character will suffer temporary Deluded Thoughts and possibly worse.

Type: Divine

Common Requirements: The Preeminent Presence must be either Material or Aethereal. Cannot possess Luminous Bond; The Game Master, Setting, and/or story elements will determine what is relevant and/or appropriate. To communicate with the Glooming entity, they use a form of Vezpyr; This is needed as part of the normal Ritual of Drawing Shadow to summon the entity and perform the bonding.

Common Costs: Sacrifice 1 Essence for the Bond. Measures of the bond require CP at Significant Cost. The character will take on physical characteristics reflecting the bonded mote (i.e. hair, skin, eye color, shadow shape, a halo or shadow crown, a glow, facial feature minor changes, etc.).

Common Effects: After the equivalent of a year, the character will gain 2 Essence as their presence in The Pattern grows stronger. The descent is marked by poor healing, an aura of gloom surrounding the victim that suppresses light, and reduced impact of Nightmaria effects. General Appearance maximum is reduced by 1 measure per measure of Bond. The first measure of Malaise damage is ignored. Each measure may grant additional effects:

i20™ Glooming Bond Details

i20 [specific] Requirements: / Cost _ CP/_ Essence

The merged entity will register as Fiend when Detect Evil/Good or Protection vs. Good/Evil is used.

Death/Removal of Mote: Deluded Thoughts until a Short Rest. The character loses point of Constitution; Any physical manifestation are gone.

iCore iCore™ Glooming Bond Details

Attribute 1: None | Attribute 2: None

iCore [specific] Requirements: / Cost _ CP/_ Essence

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Specific Manifestations

  • Behavior:
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