Benevolent Entities

Although their chosen form may vary, there are many people who believe in the existence of benevolent entities such as “guardian angels.” These beings send their aid to help humanity from beyond the waking world. They watch over individuals, aid causes, or calm troubled souls. Theirs is the power to right wrongs and ensure that an otherwise ordinary person is not overlooked by destiny. Thus, one may encounter these creatures in any time or locale.

Benevolent entities are unique individuals and may choose to manifest their power in different ways. One might deliver help through empathic means by guiding the charge through stimulation of the subconscious. Guardian angels could prefer to commune spiritually with the object of their protection and reach them through their dreams. More obtuse spirits may only affect the world around a given person -instead of interacting with her.

Typically, the attention of a compassionate spirit is a blessing. Their existence can add surprising dimensions to a character’s —life, but the person they guard may soon learn her otherworldly friend has needs of its own. Such beings might have died tragically and wish their murderers to be brought to justice. Heroes may also discover their benefactor prefers them to live a purer lifestyle, one that requires them to give up petty pursuits in order to help the greater good. Thus, the apparent boon could soon become a moral ball and chain.

Of course, there will be times when the spirits are unable or unwilling to lend aid. Similarly, they might never show themselves to those they protect.

In some cases, the presence of a benevolent entity might even prove to be a deadly liability. One’s neighbors could view some–one who consorts with an unseen force as being blasphemous and tainted by demonic forces. If this should occur in Wild West or primitive settings, heroes who face a town caught up in religious fervor should consider themselves lucky to escape with their lives!

Modern spirits might choose to display their presence through empathic feelings, because, as the world has grown more knowledgeable, many of its residents do not believe in the existence of such nonsense. Pulp fiction games may find angelic beings taking the form of a long-lost friend, departed lover, or deceased adversary as the spirits use the shock value of the visual connection to urge their charges in the right direction. Heroes in an espionage campaign may be drawn into the plot by a guardian angel to save someone under their protection.

Typical Benevolent Entity

Reflexes 3D: dodge 3D+2, flying 3D+2, sneak 4D+2

Coordination 4D: sleight of hand 5D

Physique 1D

Knowledge 3D: languages 6D, navigation 5D+2, scholar 5D+2

Perception 3D: hide 3D +1, investigation 40+2, search 5D, cracking 4D+2

Presence 4D: charm 4D+1, con 4D+2, persuasion 4D+2, willpower 4D+2

Magic 20: alteration 4D, apportation 4D

Strength Damage: 2D

Move: 5

Fate Points: 2

Character Points: 7

Body Points: 13

Wound Levels: 3

Disadvantages: Devotion (R3), to a higher purpose (whether noble or selfish)

Advantages: Contacts (R3), other spirits

Special Abilities: Attack Resistance: Non-enchanted (R3), +3D to damage resistance rolls against related attacks; Flight (R3), flying Move 60; Immortality (R1), returns to the spirit world for 100 years if the companion mortal perishes from anything other than natural causes, with Additional Effect (R2), does not need to ear or drink; Intangibility (R1),+3D to damage resistance total against physical attacks and movement rate is halved, with Additional Effect (R3), intangible stare is the default, and can thus become tangible for one minute per rank, and Restricted (R2), requires Very Difficult willpower roll to become tangible; Iron W ill (R2), +2D to all willpower rolls and +2 to the default difficulties against the benevolent entity

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