Shindo

From AchaeaWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Intense training of the body, the senses, and the mind are requisite steps on the path to becoming a true master swordsman. While such training will enable feats of speed, agility, and mental acuity that are breathtaking in their own right, the practise of Shindo is defined by the accrual and spectacular unleashing of Shin energy. The surging flow and heady rhythm of battle is known to all warriors, but students of Shindo learn to enter the Shin trance, greatly enhancing their sensitivity to its power.

Many advanced TwoArts and Striking abilities require Shin energy to perform. Their use will not be possible without first learning the ShinTrance ability.


The Shindo skill is available to members of the Blademaster class, along with TwoArts and Striking.

Abilities in Shindo

Weathering Rigorous training yields a toughened physique.
Syntax: WEATHERING
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Your budding control over your body will assist you in weathering the storm of life by increasing your constitution by one point.
Augment Your bladework reaches new heights of potency.
Syntax: SHIN AUGMENT <ALL|amount>
Required: Shin energy
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: By augmenting your reflexes with shin energy, you will reach such a degree of skill with the blade that you are able to deflect blows aimed at your limbs, even when prone.
** This ability is used in conjunction with the parry ability.
Breathing Control your breathing to resist choking attacks.
Syntax: HOLD BREATH
RELEASE
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: This ability will grant a short-term immunity from anything doing asphyxiation damage. However, any offensive activity or consumption of balance or equilibrium will cause you to begin breathing once again.
Shintrance Sink into a reverie of battle.
Syntax: SHIN TRANCE
BREAK TRANCE
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Swordplay and Striking are supremely graceful arts, the fury of bloodshed tempered by rhythm, control, and prowess. Entering the Shin trance, you may sensitise yourself to the cadence and flow of combat, accumulating Shin energy with every strike you land upon a foe. Successfully channelling this energy is essential in order to unleash many of the advanced Shindo, TwoArts, and Striking techniques. The more powerful your opponent, the more Shin energy you will gain from striking them. Shin energy will slowly dissipate over time.
Shadow Surveil from the shadows.
Syntax: SHADOW <target>
Required:
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of balance
Details: From the ground or in the trees you may attempt to shadow an adventurer in an adjacent location. If you are not detected, you will enter their location unseen and begin to follow them.
Detect Find others throughout the land.
Syntax: DETECT <target>
Required: 20 mana
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 1.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: A useful benefit of the intense training of body and mind inherent to the practise of Shindo is an increased sensitivity to the latent telepathic powers all mortals possess. By honing your focus, you may detect the location of other adventurers.
Deaf Will silence upon the world.
Syntax: DEAF
Required:
Works against: Self
Cooldown:
Details: Through force of will, you may block out all sound, rendering yourself deaf.
Hearing Restore aural sensation.
Syntax: HEARING
Required:
Works against: Self
Cooldown:
Details: No trauma may deprive you of your hearing should you wish otherwise. Concentrate, and the sounds of the world will return.
Blind Render your eyes unseeing.
Syntax: BLIND
Required:
Works against: Self
Cooldown:
Details: Meditating upon the Void, you may will your eyes to cease their function, blinding yourself.
Sight See the world anew.
Syntax: SIGHT
Required:
Works against: Self
Cooldown:
Details: You have sufficient control over your body to instantly repair your eyes when blinded.
Nightsight Vision in darkness as in light.
Syntax: NIGHTSIGHT [ON|OFF]
RELAX NIGHTSIGHT
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: The dark of night is no barrier to your trained eyesight.
Bind Brace yourself with Shin energy.
Syntax: BINDING [ON|OFF]
RELAX BINDING
Required: 300 mana
Works against:
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: Once so bound, any Shin energy accumulated beyond the maximum you may store will invigorate your body, sparking a renewal of health.
Blocking Deny them escape.
Syntax: BLOCK <direction>
UNBLOCK
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: With the ability to block exits, you cut off the chances for your cowardly opponent's to flee your blade.
Toughness Strengthen your body against assault.
Syntax: TOUGHNESS
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: By increasing the density of your skin, you are able to decrease the amount of damage you will take from physical cutting attacks.
Projectiles Weave and dodge missiles.
Syntax: PROJECTILES [ON|OFF]
RELAX PROJECTILES
Required: Mana drain
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Heightening your reflexes, you may sense and avoid many projectiles.
Dodging Elude attacks from the air.
Syntax: DODGING [ON|OFF]
RELAX DODGING
Required: Mana drain
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: This ability will allow you to dodge attacks from the air.
Sturdiness Stand steadfast against acts of force.
Syntax: STAND FIRM
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of balance
Details: By concentrating on increasing your mass, you are able to gain immunity from most attempts to move you against your will. It is lost when you next use balance or equilibrium.
Leap Vault over obstacles.
Syntax: LEAP <direction>
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown: 1.00 seconds of balance
Details: Walls, rubble, and other impediments are no longer a problem to one with your training. What you cannot get around, you may go over.
Immunity Withstand the foulest of poisons.
Syntax: IMMUNITY
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: By stirring your circulation, you may prepare yourself to shrug away the next poison that enters your bloodstream. As venoms are so wide in variety, such a state of readiness requires the whole of your focus; performing any action will end your immunity.
Burst A crude release of force.
Syntax: BURST <target>
Required: 70 mana
Works against: Adventurers and denizens
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: Shin energy is a source of power both pliant and potent. You may unleash a measure of this energy upon a target in a crude but damaging burst of raw force.

This attack will bypass, but not destroy, magical shields and prismatic barriers.
Dash Fly across the ground.
Syntax: DASH <direction> [distance] (Between 1 and 11 rooms)
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Sprinting in a particular direction, you may rapidly cover a great distance.
Waterwalk Dance over the waves.
Syntax: WATERWALK [ON|OFF]
RELAX WATERWALK
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of balance
Details: So swift are your footsteps that water will not part beneath your feet, permitting you to glide across the surface.
Clarity Behold no deception.
Syntax: CLARITY
Required: 650 mana
Works against:
Cooldown: 6.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: Those who would hide in the shadows cannot escape your well-trained eyes and ears. Your increased awareness may also see the truth behind magical illusions, although the chances of detecting this type of artifice are less reliable.
Mindnet Know of all who approach.
Syntax: MINDNET [ON|OFF]
RELAX MINDNET
Required: Mana drain
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Reaching out with your every sense, abilities heightened by rigorous mental training, you may become aware of the comings and goings of others nearby. Such concentration will be a constant burden on your mana reserves.
Consciousness Maintain awareness at all times.
Syntax: CONSCIOUSNESS [ON|OFF]
RELAX CONSCIOUSNESS
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Such is your iron will that you may cling to consciousness where lesser minds would fail.
Healthtrans Heal your wounds with Shin power.
Syntax: SHIN HEALTHTRANS <amount of Shin>/ALL
Required: Shin energy
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Releasing Shin energy inwardly, you may instantly mend wounds and restore your body. The more energy accumulated, the more you may transmute in this feat of regeneration.
Manatrans Fortify your mind with Shin power.
Syntax: SHIN MANATRANS <amount of Shin>/ALL
Required: Shin energy
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: Allowing Shin energy to focus your thoughts and elucidate your mind, you may instantly replenish your mana reserves. The more energy accumulated, the more you may transmute in this way.
Highleap The sky is within your reach.
Syntax: LEAP HIGH
LAND
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown:
Details: So powerful are your legs that you may leap high into the sky, briefly eluding gravity's grip. Beware that you lack the control to move about while up in the air.
Annihilation Fury given fiery form.
Syntax: SHIN ANNIHILATION
Required: 40 Shin energy and 10 mana
Works against:
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: Sparked into flame by inner fury, you may release the unbridled might of your accumulated Shin energy in a flood of flames that will scorch all within reach. So forceful is this burst of heat that others may be flung from the location. Focus and control are essential in performing this advanced technique, lest you yourself succumb to the fire.
Thunderstorm Unleash a galvanic surge of power.
Syntax: SHIN THUNDERSTORM
Required: 30 Shin energy
Works against:
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: As the storm releases its might through crackling bolts of lightning, so may you channel Shin energy into a savage electrical assault upon all in the vicinity. The galvanic forces released are likely to jangle the nerves of those struck.
Blizzard Quench your foes with a storm of ice.
Syntax: SHIN BLIZZARD
Required: 30 Shin energy
Works against: Room
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: Through a secret Shindo technique familiar only to masters of the art, you may draw the heat from the air around you into yourself. Manipulating the resultant freezing atmosphere into a shearing blizzard, you may scourge all nearby with lashes of ice, freezing them and destroying any heat vibration that might be present at your location. In addition, once your power leaves your control, it shall settle in the location, forming a temporary obscuring snowstorm.
Bounding Leap great distances in but one soaring step.
Syntax: BOUND <direction>
Required:
Works against:
Cooldown: 2.40 seconds of balance
Details: Launching yourself skywards, you may briefly soar through the air in a particular direction, bypassing the adjacent location, and any obstacles within, and landing in the location beyond.
Vitiate Your strength becomes another's frailty.
Syntax: VITIATE <target>
Required: 40 Shin energy
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 5.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: The potent forces of Shin energy can prove crippling to the uninitiated. By directing them upon an opponent, you may weaken your foe for a time, sapping their strength and dexterity.
Meditate Your focus is without compare.
Syntax: SHIN MEDITATE
EVADE <dir>
Required:
Works against: Self
Cooldown:
Details: This state of mind allows you to sink into a trance-like state, granting you abilities normally beyond your capabilities. Even the greatest modern day practitioners of shindo can only maintain this state for a short time, and there is a significant recovery period before it is safe to once again enter the trance.

While meditating, you will gain access to the ability to evade past walls and other barriers, as well as being immune to the power of runic totems that may have been bound to the earth.
Fullsense Reach out with your mind to touch others nearby.
Syntax: FULLSENSE
Required: 200 mana
Works against:
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
Details: Scouring the surroundings with your well-honed senses, both physical and mental, you may detect the presences of all adventurers within the local area.
Phoenix Rebirth through cleansing flame.
Syntax: SHIN PHOENIX
Required: Shin Energy Required: 80
Shin Energy Consumed: All
Works against: Self
Cooldown:
Details: Kindling Shin energy into purifying flames, you may immolate yourself in a display of perfect mastery over both your body and the art of Shindo. Purified by fire, your form will be renewed, cleansed almost all ailments and afflictions. This feat requires and will consume a full reserve of Shin energy.