House Hou

“Never waver on your convictions”

Rai Ironfist

Alai Ironfist ran through the wet alleyways of God’s Rest, he had been investigating the souldust dealer for the better part of the month. The dealer was dirty and the Rats claim that he isn’t one of theirs. Finally, Alai lucked out after watching the horsehead tavern for the past two weeks. The smoker stepped out of the tavern, he had the visions. You could tell because he was looking beyond everything. Behind him, was the dealer. Smiling with the satisfaction of someone who just made a nice chunk of Kriya.

The dealer skillfully scurried up and over a tall fence, Alai just slammed through it.

Keeping the Peace

When the Pact was made, the Oxen were designated as the enforcers of stability. They quickly grew into the role of Peacekeeper. Though technically, any of the clans can join the Peacekeepers, the vast majority of them are from the Oxen. Those Oxen who are not Peacekeepers tend to focus on some other aspect of law. They are persistent devoted to their causes. That same devotion can lead the Oxen to be stubborn and slow to act. Furthermore, they can be quite blunt in their speech and not fond of public speaking.


Aspects

Intuitive knowledge of the law – The Oxen intuitively understand the law of wherever they are. This knowledge means that they not only understand the specifics of the law but may know how to apply the law in such a way as to take advantage of loopholes.

The guilty must pay – Members of the Oxen clan have an innate calling to always punish the guilty. This is a passion that follows them in all things. It even extends to themselves. So, while sometimes an Oxen member will be willing to bend the law in order to punish evil, the line is razor thin.

Way of the Oxen

  • -10 Directly cause harm to the innocent
  • -5 Knowingly break the law
  • -2 Allow harm to come to the innocent
  • +2 Bring a law breaker to justice
  • +5 Bring the guilty to justice

Harmonious Ox

Stench of guilt – Due to the Oxen’s deep connection to law and order, the Harmony within the Ox allows them to attempt to sense the amount of Discord within a target. Roll Willpower to attempt to learn the amount of Discord a target has. A NPC who is part of a clan or Player may use their Channeling to resist but even on a success, the Ox will still know if the character is Discordant.

Unbreakable – Though sheer determination, you are able to sustain wounds that would cripple lesser people and keep after your goal. You gain a -8 physical consequence that recovers at the same speed that a -2 consequence does.

Power of faith – Your complete faith and devotion to a concept or being is absolute. You will defend that thing no matter the cost and you will do whatever needs to be done to be reunited with that thing. Pick a specific being or concept, you receive a +2 to will whenever you are defending that concept or have to overcome something to get back to that thing.

Discordant Ox

Glow of righteousness – Very similar to the stench of guilt, the Ox can use their own discord and growing contempt for harmony to compare themselves to others. This allows them to learn how harmonious their target is. Roll Willpower to attempt to learn the amount of harmony that a target has. A member of a clan or a player may choose to resist using their Channeling skill. Even on a success, the Ox will still know that the character is harmonious.

Strength of Will – Having such a strong sense of dedication and plain stubbornness means that you can find inner reserves that would otherwise be impossible. When having to overcome something with physique, you may use Willpower instead.

Unyielding determination – Pain and inconvenience will not stop you from achieving your goal. For a fate point, you may choose to completely ignore the effects of a consequence for the rest of the scene. It cannot be compelled against you or invoked. At the end of the scene however, that consequence will progress to the next highest one including defeat.