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Patternwrack Maximum Threads: 2 Mystic Defense: 12 Legend Point Cost: Journeyman A single, bold glyph adorns the otherwise plain obsidian amulet. It hangs from the wearer’s neck on a leather thong affixed to the amulet with wrapped silver wire. The amulet resizes to the wearer and never pierces their skin when a thread is attached. Thread Rank One Key Knowledge: The owner must learn the amulet’s Name. Effect: The wearer gains +1 rank to Spellcasting. Thread Rank Two Effect: The wearer gains +1 Mystic Armor. Thread Rank Three Key Knowledge: The owner must learn the glyph’s meaning. Effect: The wearer gains the Patternwrack ability if they are casting or weaving threads for an “astral” or “spirit” spell (this can be in the spell’s name). As a Simple action for 1 Strain, darkness spills out of the amulet and down the wearer’s arms, forming ghostly glyphs along them. If the wearer’s next Spellcasting test is successful, the targets suffer a -2 penalty to their Mystic Armor until the end of the next round. The Spellcasting test does not have to be a spell. None of the penalties from Patternwrack are from a spell. Thread Rank Four Effect: When the wearer uses the Patternwrack ability, the glyphs become more distinct and prevalent. If the wearer uses the Patternwrack ability, they can also use the Stagger Pattern special maneuver. Stagger Pattern (Wearer, Spellcasting): The wearer can spend additional successes on their Spellcasting test to inflict a -1 penalty per success spent to all Attack and Spellcasting tests until the end of the next round. This affects all targets of the Spellcasting test. Thread Rank Five Key Knowledge: The owner must learn the Name of the spirit bound to the amulet. Effect: When the wearer uses the Patternwrack ability, the glyphs and darkness stretch across their body. The targets also suffer a -2 penalty to Mystic Defense until the end of the next round. Thread Rank Six Effect: When the wearer uses the Patternwrack ability, a halo of darkness spreads behind them. The penalties to Mystic Defense and Mystic Armor are now -3.