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Jackals Bark and Ravens Crow; Just one Crack and Down you go.
– Tollam Children’s Rhyme about Longshots
Also Known As: Sharpshooter, Marksmen/woman
Pre-requisites: 4 Grace, Combat 3, Tech 3, Possession of a Firearm, training at the the Dryllsh Academy in Cannich, Victra or training by a graduate of said academy.
Longshots are elite Victran sharpshooters known for their incredible ability to push the limits of first age firearms technology. Longshots have a complex reputation within Victra, both respected and feared for their abilities. Outside of Victra they are highly sought after as mercenaries, hunters, and guards against the wilderness. Becoming a Longshot requires considerable training in combat, technology, and tactics in order to take advantage of the terrifying power of the Canna.
Longshots are an elite soldiering class able to utilize a variety of advanced techniques to enhance the power of their already dangerous weapons. Longshots learn and practice these secret techniques at at the Dryllsh Academy or under the guidance of another Longshot. The deadliness of the Longshots is such that many groups seek them out and offer considerable reward for their service.
Longshots require a working Canna to utilize their abilities and the destruction or loss of this tool renders any advantages they might normally have moot. Their ownership of such priceless artefacts also makes them a target for opportunists and bandits, necessitating constant caution in their interactions. Longshots are also frequently drawn into the intrigues between various Victran houses and treated as pawns in political and economic plots.
Longshots PERCEPTION AND DEPICTION
RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING
OUTSIDE PERCEPTION AND ACTION
Core Trait ∞
CORE TRAIT: The core trait for a X is. This can be strengthened by X.
Ability levels cannot exceed the characters level in CORE TRAIT.
Charge Shot: Shots explode
Penetrate: Ignore a portion of cover protection
Overwatch: Deadly reaction fire over a range
Tactician: Ambush bonus
Burstfire: Multiple shots now, cooldown later
Arc of Fire: Hand canna wild west style
Biolock: Others trying to use canna take damage equal to level in ability
Dryfire: Fire without bullets
Thunderclap: Deafen enemies
Rider: Reduced penalties when attacking at speed from horseback
Horse Lord: Bonuses to checks when riding