Appendix A: The Houses of the Nexus

House Galahad, aka "Paladins": The House of the pure of heart, Paladins seek always to protect the innocent and vanquish those who walk on the dark side. The natural enemies of House Lugosi and House Lightfoot, they speak out sharply against the misuse of the vast power that the Nexus gives Avatars over the Multiverse. When Wandering, House Galahad members usually merge with the purest of figures in the universe they are visiting, and work their deeds for truth and justice.

First Tier Skill: Heroism I (Y). When an Avatar with this Skill Takes a Blow for another Avatar during a combat, he is allowed to take a regular Action during his turn as if he were not, in addition to the protection of the target.

Second Tier Skill: Confidence (Y). An Avatar with this Skill gains a bonus of +10 OR after any (P) attack is directed at him (whether or not it is effective), to be used during his NEXT attack which uses OR, as long as it is in the same Combat (if this never happens, the Confidence expires at the end of the Combat). The effects of this Skill are cumulative, so multiple attacks will continue to boost his OR until it is used or it expires.

Third Tier Skill: Heroism II (Y). When an Avatar with this Skill Takes a Blow for another Avatar during a combat, he is allowed to take a regular Action during his turn as if he were not, in addition to the protection of the target. Also, he will receive a +15 DR bonus which can applied to any Defensive calculation for the remainder of the Round (but not to Long Range Offensive DR).

Fourth Tier Skill: Enhanced Precision (Y). An Avatar with this Skill gains a +15 bonus to any Offensive Calculation when using any (R) or (N) attack (whether Short Range or Long Range) against a single target.

Fifth Tier Skill: Morale (Y). An Avatar with this Skill will, for the remainder of Combat, convey a bonus of +20 OR and +20 DR to all Combatants on the side of the Avatar who is inspiring Morale (excluding himself). Note that this bonus is NOT cumulative, so if two Avatars with this Skill are on the same side, only one need use it. Note that the Avatar who is using this Skill has the final say on exactly who is "on his side".

Choosing House Galahad

This is a House for heroes and those players who enjoy being knights in shining armor (cross-genre irony noted). The Skills of this House are based in defense and honor, so this is NOT the House to choose if you are a very combat-oriented player or you enjoy having a lot of offensive output. House Galahad members enjoy roles as bodyguards and "goto guys" when there is trouble in the Nexus.

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