Forged by Amasa Coleman, the founder of the Circle of Attican Attorneys, this Contract affects the pledges formed between changelings. The Contract of Contracts counts as affinity to all changelings.
Note: None of these clauses are capable of being used to target the one using them.
- Statute of Frauds:
Ordinarily, the aspects of any pledge must balance one another out. This clause permits the clients to bypass that requirement, if only slightly.
Cost: 1 Glamour
Dice Pool: Intelligence + Expression
Action: Extended (target 5+ successes, roll interval 10 minutes)
Catch: The Pledge is a contract in consideration of marriage.
Dramatic Failure: The formative pledge lashes at the user of the Contract, bringing the sanction to bear against him.
Failure: The pledge faces the normal requirements (i.e. the aspects must sum to zero).
Success: Pledges notarized in writing may utilize a task, boon, sanction, or duration either one step higher or lower than normal (i.e. the sum of terms can equal ±1 rather than zero).
Exceptional Success: The potential sum of terms rises to ±2.
- Illusory Promise:
Many changelings make use of pledges to secure a steady supply of Glamour. This clause causes that well to run dry.
Cost: 2 Glamour
Dice Pool: Wyrd + Wits vs Target's Wyrd
Catch: The target already suffers from the effects of a broken pledge.
Dramatic Failure: The caster's next Wyrd attempts to collect Glamour face a -2 penalty.
Failure: The target's Glamour collection continues on as normal.
Success: The Wyrd ceases to reward a changeling bound in a pledge with Glamour for successes periods of collection. Can only be used once per Pledge; a renewed Pledge counts as new.
Exceptional Success: The number of voided collection periods rises to twice the successes.
Unscrupulous Lost have been known to bind the unwitting or unwilling into pledges, having taken a page from the Strangers. By using this clause, the caster can dissolve such bindings.
Cost: 3 Glamour
Dice Pool: Resolve + Expression vs Offending Party's Wyrd + Subterfuge
Catch: The victimized party has begged for aid and the caster has refused any payment.
Dramatic Failure: The pledge strikes at both the caster and the victimized party, afflicting both with the sanction. The offending party faces no such punishment.
Failure: The pledge remains in place.
Success: Dissolve a pledge made unknowingly or under duress. Only the offending party is struck by the sanction, rather than the victimized party.
Exceptional Success: The offending party faces the sanction for a length of time one step longer than the duration of the pledge (i.e. a pledge made for a year and a day strikes the offending party with a decade-long sanction).
Ordinarily, pledges, once struck, are set in stone. This clause allows the pledgecrafters to change the details of an already-set bargain. Cannot be done without the consent of all parties involved.
Cost: 3 Glamour
Dice Pool: Intelligence + Academics
Action: Extended (target 10+ successes, roll interval one minute)
Catch: The pledge to be altered was made this scene.
Dramatic Failure: Not only are the changes to the pledge not made, it is considered broken, striking both parties with the sanction.
Failure: The pledge remains unchanged.
Success: Alter the terms of an already-active pledge. Cannot dissolve the pledge outright.
Exceptional Success: The pledge can be altered as though the caster achieved one success on Statute of Frauds (Contracts 1).
- Void Ab Initio:
Should the binding of a pledge prove too onerous for those so bound, this clause will dissolve it without struggle. All involved parties must consent.
Cost: 4 Glamour + 1 Willpower
Dice Pool: Wits + Wyrd + Academics vs Σ|Contract Aspects| (e.g. if the task is -2, the boon is +2, the sanction is -1 and the duration is +1, the opposing roll will be 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 6)
Catch: Continuation of the Pledge would force a Clarity degeneration roll.
Dramatic Failure: The duration of the sanction, which hits the client parties, is one step longer than originally stipulated. The caster is also struck by the sanction for the initial duration.
Failure: Pledges are tricky things, and while the Wyrd will accept work-arounds, it does not like being outright denied. The sanction strikes both client parties.
Success: Void a Pledge without consequence to either party. Requires the consent of all parties involved.
Exceptional Success: For successes hours following the dissolution, both parties continue to benefit from the boon.