Seven Saints of Talis
Kiss of the Siren
Focus Time: Half Action
The sorcerer can kill a mortal subject with a kiss, drawing their life-force into themselves to bolster their own life.
The sorcerer makes a Focus Power Test and then attempts to kiss the target. If the target is unwilling, the sorcerer must test WS as normal. If the attack is successful, the target is locked into a battle of fortitude with the sorcerer until they are dead or able to break free.
Once the kiss is established, the target makes an Opposed Toughness Test against the sorcerer’s Willpower every round that the kiss is maintained. If the target scores 2 or more successes, they manage to break free, thus ending the power. If the sorcerer wins, the target takes 1d10 points of Toughness Damage,plus a number of points equal to the sorcerer’s Willpower Bonus, ignoring armor and Toughness. The Unnatural Toughness Trait will reduce this damage by half (for x2) or by two-thirds (for x3). For every round that the kiss is maintained, the Sorcerer may add the target’s current Toughness Bonus to her own Wounds pool
Overbleed: For every 10 points by which the power’s Threshold is exceeded, the sorcerer deals an additional 1d10 + Willpower Bonus of damage each round.
Special: This Arcana requires the sorcerer to imbibe a flask full of a very foul-tasting substance concocted from the rendered remains of a few different sea creatures (Difficult Availability test). This potion takes 1 week to create, requiring a successful Trade: Apothecary test.