Too heavy to fly by natural means, the stony Gargoyles must use this Discipline; other Cainites capable of flight (by transforming into a bat or mist using Protean, for example) do not need it and cannot learn it.
Gargoyles are unaware that Flight is a mystical power; they accept that they can fly because it is part and parcel of being a Gargoyle. They see a higher rating in Flight simply as greater flying skill.
There are no individual powers for Flight. Each level allows the Gargoyle to fly with greater speed and maneuverability. All Gargoyles start with a free dot of Flight.
The vampire cannot actually fly, but can soar like a hang-glider. He also cannot carry anything (he needs his hands to help steer). Maximum speed is equal to prevailing winds, or 15 miles/25 kilometers per hour in calm air.
Further dots in the Discipline add 100 pounds/45 kg of weight and 20 miles/30 kilometers per hour to the speed.
Version Differences Edit
- The Book of Storyteller Secrets refers to Flight as an Ability (a Skill), but note that it's treated as a Discipline for the purposes of character creation and the spending of experience points.
- Flight used to be a part of Visceratika. Later they was treated as separate disciplines.
- In Revised Edition the wings of a Gargoyle grew with Visceratika instead of Flight. This was suspected to be an error from Second Edition where Flight was an aspect of Visceratika. In V20 the wings grew with increased level of Flight.
|^ Flight||Guide to the Camarilla||p. 115|
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