On the Shoulders of Giants
Flying beautiful bug
Essence: 2; Willpower: 6; Join Battle: 6 dice
Personal Motes: 70
Health Levels: -0/-1×3/-2×3/-4/Incap.
Speed Bonus: +3
Actions: Demon Lore: 6 dice; Flying maneuvers: 12 dice; Inspire: 6 dice; Resist Poison/Illness: 8 dice; Senses: 7 dice; Tracking: 5 dice
Appearance 5, Resolve 3, Guile 2
Attack (Claw): 6 dice (Damage 14)
Attack (Sting): 5 dice (Damage 13 and poison when decisive, damage 2i/round, duration 5 rounds, -3 penalty). Agatae can only sting while airborne.
Combat Movement: 6 dice (12 when airborne)
Evasion 3 (5 while airborne), Parry 3
Shimmering Crystal Beauty: Anyone who looks upon the agata is treated as having a Minor Tie of wonder towards it for purposes of social influence rolls.
Vigorous Steed: The agata can bear two fully armored people on its back while flying at a speed of thirty miles an hour. It may use its Evasion in place of its Parry to protect a rider with a defend other action.
Principle of Motion (10m, 1wp; Reflexive; Instant; Essence 2): The agata moves with blinding speed, taking a flurry without the usual restrictions—it can flurry two of the same action if desired, and it ignores the usual pen-alties to dice pools and Defense.
Kaleidoscopic Dodge (5m, 3i; Reflexive; Instant; Essence 2): For a moment, the beauteous wasp seems to disinte-grate into rainbow brilliance, as though it were refracted through a prism, adding +2 Evasion against an attack. A successful dodge allows the agata to reflexively move one range band in any direction, if it wishes.
Jeweled Heart Allure (6m; Reflexive; One scene; Essence 2): The agata radiates beauty that dumbfounds even battle-hardened warriors, forcing characters to pay a point of Willpower before they can attack it in a scene unless they have an Intimacy that represents ruthless-ness, pitilessness, or a desperate reason to fight it that is greater than the Minor Tie created by Shimmering Crystal Beauty.
Wind-Stirring Wing Tempest (5m, 1i; Supplemental; Instant; Essence 1): The agata doubles 9s on a movement roll. If it is moving downward while airborne, it doubles 8s as well.
Hurry Home (10m, 1wp; Simple; Instant; Essence 1): The demon fades away and vanishes on its next turn, drawn instantly to its summoner’s side. This Charm is unavailable when the demon is unbound.
Materialize (35m, 1wp; Simple; Instant; Essence 1): The agata solidifies itself in a flash of prismatic light.
Measure the Wind (5m; Simple; Instant; Essence 1): The agata can discern the nature of anyone who rides it.