Protean - Dot 3 - Meld
The character can meld into wood.
|Requires||Must be touching wood with mass (including roots) equivalent to the character’s body.|
|Cost||1 aura per roll|
|Action||Minor, Extended .|
|Roll||[Manipulation + Craft + Release Level] requiring successes equal to body size (5 for humans).|
|Effect||The character melds into wood it is touching. It is vulnerable while melding but once fully melded it effectively sleeps, taking -4 to perception checks, and is no longer damaged by sunlight etc falling on the wood. Death of the host wood, or significant damage may force the character out, otherwise it will emerge on waking. The character emerges at the point it melded into the wood (relative to the wood). It takes a single main action (no roll, usually) to emerge.|
|Note||Through effort and training the character may be able to develop the ability to meld with another substance, (eg earth, stone, metal, water, etc). This substance is then taken to be the character’s secondary elemental affinity (which may affect other powers).|