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Rigorous Training Vigil Knight

Rigorous Training – 10 xp

Guardians may pick ONE advantage from a list that they learn for free through their intensive physical training:  Thickened Blood, Fortified Body, or Rapid Recovery.  Additionally they learn to develop one physical sense to extraordinary levels.  Guardians may also pick Keen Sight, Smell, Hearing, or Touch for free which is also developed through this training.


Where would I find details on Thickened Blood, Fortified Body, or Rapid Recovery? I have guesses and ideas but I don't know where to look them up.



Sir Dog, House Verinfall, Altera


Thickened Blood and Fortified Body are also described under Brutality

Rapid Recovery appears under Resilience

Arden Makepeace, House Verinfall, Moragon (Altera Awakens Webmaster)

Interesting. If you are Bleeding Out but awake because of Fortified Body, what are you able to do?

Heal yourself with a magic spell?

Heal yourself with Empathy?

Heal yourself with mundane Healing Arts?

Heal yourself by drinking an Alchemical potion?

Moan and gurgle for assistance?

Moan and gurgle curses at whoever did this to you?


Sir Dog, House Verinfall, Altera

Characters who are Bleeding Out must fall to the ground unconscious (or at least kneel with head down and unresponsive depending on environmental conditions), may not speak, look around, use any in game abilities, or interact with other players in any fashion.

I guess at the very least you could yell for help.  Not sure if "remain conscious" allows the person with Fortified Body to override the other penalties of Bleeding Out.

Arden Makepeace, House Verinfall, Moragon (Altera Awakens Webmaster)

My vote is Moan and Gurgle curses at the forces of Fate that lead to this poor life situation.

Vladimar Grobov, Moragon

So from the rules: 

Fortified body allows the person to remain awake and communicate however this does not allow one to continue to fight or use broken limbs. If your arm is wounded for example you can not use it to pore a potion down your throat.

Things you can do while bleeding out with fortified body

- communicate , yell for help

- use any uninjured limb as normal , at a normal speed (no running, no quick actions ) , however you can walk into tavern holding your guts in 🙂

- use a brew ( if you have an uninjured arm and can reach it ), identify to anyone where you are wounded.

- use an empathy heal self ability ( they state these abilities can be used while injured, they still take 60 seconds to take effect but bleed out count is stopped)

Things you can't do while bleeding out 

- Concentration abilities ( casting magic )

- Use abilities that don't expressly state they can be used in this condition.



Certain empathy abilities state that as long as you are awake you can use them to heal yourself. Please note if you are planing on going up resilience anyway you would not want to choose rapid recovery as this ability does not stack with the one you would naturally receive as vigil knight is resilience/empathy based. This is an option however for players that do not plan on advancing resilience to far.

Geoffery is correct this ability is granting you the same advantage you  would get from the Brutality or Resilience Traits along with the same traits you would gain from the other options of keen sense.

Isaac Shaffer / Altera Awakens Plot Committee

Gotcha, thanks. Not sure if /when I'll get to Resilience, but Fortified Body is definitely a great trait for an Empath, so that's what I'd pick from this ability in any case. 🙂

Sir Dog, House Verinfall, Altera

Er, just remembered that Empaths get Fortified Body at 4th Tier. Nevermind!

Sir Dog, House Verinfall, Altera