09 July 2020

Earthdawn 4E: Anatomy of a Thread Item 35 - Loroweliaramehoyakurin

This is the thirty-fifth 4E Anatomy of a Thread Item, an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

A thread item written for an online game I offered to help with thread items. This was written with the request of bracers that empower unarmed attacks with destructive power. The specific examples given were punching through wooden walls. This is straight foward enough and should be able to reduce any object to flinders with a little time. In the case of a wooden door or wall, very little time.


Loroweliaramehoyakurin

Maximum Threads: 2
Mystic Defense: 12
Legend Point Cost: Journeyman

While the underlying craftsmanship of these stone bracers is excellent, they possess an undeniable workman-like quality. A simple glyph is carved into the back of each, almost unobtrusively and without flourish, and simple leather straps hold them in place.

Thread Rank One
Key Knowledge: The owner must learn the bracers’ Name.
Effect: The wearer gains +3 to Damage tests against barriers.

Thread Rank Two
Effect: For 1 Strain, the wearer gains a +3 bonus to their next test to escape from an entangling or grappling effect.

Thread Rank Three
Key Knowledge: The owner must learn who created the bracers.
Effect: The wearer gains +6 to Damage tests against barriers.

Thread Rank Four
Effect: The wearer can spend an additional 
1 Strain to gain an additional +3 bonus to their next test to escape from an entangling or grappling effect.

Thread Rank Five
Key Knowledge: The owner must learn where the stone came from.
Effect: For 2 Strain, barriers do not reduce the wearer’s close combat damage.

Thread Rank Six
Effect: The wearer can spend 1 Stain to gain a +2 bonus to a Strength-based test. This can be used once per round.

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