OKAAAA-YYYYY. So, I've made more changes to two abilities, Malleus (formerly God Hammer), and Kaal's Scythe. For Malleus, I wasn't sold on her internally detonating people. I mean, guts and meat all over the place? Yuck. So I scratched that. For Kaal's Scythe ... well, I'll explain after its description...
The core mechanic of Kara's Malleus (Latin for 'Hammer') ability is very simple. By using concentrated psionic energy, Kara is able to augment her melee attacks with devastating destructive force using highly concentrated psionic energy. This concentrated psionic energy can be used in one of two ways: by detonating it on impact, or by forcing it into a body and detonating it from within, the latter producing a more devastating effect.
While Malleus draws an unusually low amount of spirit power, it exacts a greater mental toll, leading to a drop in physical abilities such as speed and strength.
When Malleus is activated at a striking point (fist, hand, feet etc), it glows white. This glow is brighter the higher the level of Malleus used, being near invisible at Malleus' lowest level, and blinding at its most powerful.
I. Reiatsu Cost - 0.25% for destructive power equal to lvl 1 kido; (0.25)x2 for destructive power equal to lvl 2 kido, etc.
II. Mental Energy Cost - 0.50% for destructive power equal to lvl 1 Kido; (0.50)x2 for destructive power equal to lvl 2 kido, etc.
(The % Mental Cost causes a similar % loss in speed and strength)
III. Forcing the psionic energy into a body doubles the destructive power and mental cost; the spiritual energy required remains the same.
IV. Lost speed and strength is regained by 1% per 2 posts the ability is not used. Spent reiatsu is recovered at universal rate.
V. Internal detonation of psionic energy cannot be performed on sentient organic lifeforms.
With Godsworn's Scryer ability active, Kara is able to create quantum state clones of herself. These clones can only be created during a zero energy state- a moment in time when Kara's internal energies are completely inactive (which just means that she isn't moving a muscle). This zero energy state can last for any amount of time. Once a 'zero clone' is created, it can be maintained in that position for a time, and, at any moment before it expires, Kara can return herself to that zero clone's quantum state, effectively restoring herself, body and spirit. This allows her to reverse physical damage, and quickly restore spirit energy.
When Kaal's Scythe is activated, Kara's pupil-rings and irises turn from silver to gold, and remain that way until Khaal's Scythe is deactivated. Zero clones are invisible to all but Kara.
Once she developed the ability, Kara named it after the Sanskrit word for time, a nod of respect to the monks who raised her.
-- Technical Details
I. Activating Khaal's Scythe triples (x3) the costs of it's parent ability, Scryer, until deactivation. (See Scryer)
II. No more than 5 clones may be active at once.
III. Switching to a zero clone (which Kara calls 'phasing') occurs at the speed of thought. Kara's speed, strength and endurance drop by 10% every post for five (5) posts after phasing, after which they are restored at the same rate so long as the ability is inactive.
@ Pheonixy - LOL. Believe me, I shared your bewilderment when I first put this ability together. It's a tricky one, because- at least at first glance- it's almost Godmode powerful. Like Kara could just restore her spirit energy and make injuries vanish at a whim. ROFL. But ... take a closer look at the conditions... :p. Kaal's Scythe requires Scryer to work, and once Kaal's Scythe is active, Scryer's costs are TRIPLED. :p. In other words, where Scryer reduced speed and strength by 0.5% per post of usage, with Kaal's Scythe active, it would now reduce speed and strength by 1.5% per post. This is in addition to the 10% drop in Kara's speed and strength AND endurance once per post over five posts once she's teleported to a clone. In battle, that's HUGE. Which is why neither Scryer nor Kaal's Scythe are abilities Kara can use willy-nilly. She'd have to use it very carefully, and only when absolutely necessary. Kind of like Sasuke's advanced Sharingan techniques from the Naruto series.
So, in short, powerful ability, major costs.
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