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Name Rating Prerequisites Description Book
Adamant Hand •• Arrow Status •, Athletics or Brawl or Weaponry ••• Allow use of prerequisite Skill as reflexive Order tool Yantra in combat MTA 2e 99
Artifact •••+ Own a magical item that can cast spells and stores dots x2 Mana, and can act as a Path tool Yantra worth +1 die for Mages of the path of highest spell effect stored MTA 2e 99-100
Astral Adept ••• Can enter Astral Realms from any location if a ceremony is performed and a Willpower point spent MTA 2e 100
Awakened Status • to ••••• Hold status in a Consilium or Order. You may temporarily requisition dots of Alternate Identity, Retainer, Imbued Item, Artifact, Grimoire, Mentor, Hallow, Sanctum, Library, Advanced Library, Safe Place, Familiar, and Resources. MTA 2e 100
Between the Ticks •• Wits •••, Time • Once per scene can take -1 from Initiative to add +1 to an action for a turn, or vice versa MTA 2e 100
Cabal Theme Must be taken by entire cabal All members of the cabal are counted as one dot higher in Shadow Name Merit for purposes of personal Yantras MTA 2e 100
Destiny • to ••••• Gain a pool of rerolls or rote-quality rolls on mundane actions per chapter, but have an associated Doom MTA 2e 100-101
Dream • to ••••• Wits •••, Composure ••• Have a number of questions answered directly per chapter MTA 2e 101
Enhanced Item •+ Own an item enhanced by spells MTA 2e 101
Familiar •• or •••• Bound to an ephemeral familiar with Rank equal to half this Merit MTA 2e 101
Fast Spells •• Firearms ••, Time • Opponents Defend against your aim spells as they do against firearms MTA 2e 101
Fire Keeper Ancient Obrimos Environmental causes can't fully snuff flames in your presence unless you will it. DE 50
Grimoire • to ••••• Own a Grimoire with two spells per dot MTA 2e 101
High Speech Use High Speech as a Yantra. MTA 2e 102
Imbued Item •+ Own a item imbued with spells it can cast MTA 2e 102
Infamous Mentor • to ••••• ≤ Mentor Call on Mentor's status and Social Merits by name-dropping MTA 2e 102
Lex Magica •• Ladder Status • Resist Social Maneuvering and the use of Willpower to influence your behavior. Use half your Awakened Status as a Yantra when enforcing the Lex Magica. MTA 2e 102
Mana Sensitivity Wits •••, Prime • Sense Hallows and tass with Peripheral Mage Sight. MTA 2e 102
Masque •• Guardian Status • Define an additional persona with the Masque Style Merit below. MTA 2e 102
Mystery Cult Influence ••• to ••••• Rule a mystery cult and benefit from its Mystery Cult Initiation. MTA 2e 103
Occultation • to ••• No Fame Penalize attempts to track or identify you by your Nimbus by dots in this Merit. MTA 2e 103
Potent Nimbus • or •• Add as a bonus to flare your Nimbus. Determine your Nimbus Tilt as if your Gnosis were raised by twice dots in this Merit. MTA 2e 103
Potent Resonance •• Gnosis ••• Characters scrutinizing your Nimbus are subject to your Nimbus Tilt. MTA 2e 103
Sea's Hunger Ancient Moros Heal twice as quickly each day you destroy an object with magic. DE 49
Shadow Name • to ••• Determine Shadow Name and symbolism, may use those symbols as a persona tool worth the merit's dots. Apply dots as a Withstand rating against spells that identify or target via Sympathy while in mundane persona. MTA 2e 104
Sky's Whispers Ancient Acanthus Read the open sky as an instant action to predict the day's weather and take +3 to endure it. DE 48
Spirit Warden •• Ancient Thyrsus Spirits must spend Willpower to attack you for a scene. DE 50
Techné •• Councillor Status • Choose a focus that counts as an Order tool, and can treat Sleepers using it as a separate Order tool as long as the spell is subtle. MTA 2e 104
Trail Walker •• Ancient Mastigos Double your rate of travel across forests. DE 49

Style Merits

Style Prerequisites Rating Maneuver Description Book
Egregore Mysterium Status • Mysteriorum Arche If all mages in a ritual possess this Merit, contribute by teamwork regardless of Arcanum, and contribute an extra success. MTA 2e 101
•• Mysteriorum Anima Apply your full Status in foreign Caucuses.
••• Mysteriorum Barathrum Psychically consult your cabal and Caucus's Libraries. Once per session, intuit knowledge about a member of the Caucus.
•••• Mysteriorum Calamitas For each spellcasting, treat any one magical tool as Dedicated.
••••• Mysteriorum Focus While in an Order Sanctum, assume a Medium sympathetic connection to other Mystagogues.
Masque Guardian Status • Define a symbolic persona, and assume it with Willpower to benefit from these maneuvers. MTA 2e 102-103
Identity Choose a Virtue and Vice. Use the Masque's rather than your own.
•• Competancy Choose a Skill Specialty for every dot of this Style. Use the Masque's rather than your own.
••• Diffusion Choose a Signature Nimbus. Use the Masque's rather than your own.
•••• The Code Choose two Acts of Hubris the Masque does not risk degeneration for.
••••• Immersion Choose five Merit dots as an extension of the Masque identity.
Prelacy Seer Status ••• Choose an Exarch to invite into your soul. MTA 2e 103
Chosen Vessel Take the Mystery Commands Condition.
•• Sword Use the chains of your Exarch as a Yantra equal to half your Prelacy dots.
••• Crown Receive your Exarch's Patron Attainment.
•••• Temple Demesnes incorporating your soul stones open Exarchal Verges attuned to your master.
Eye Crown of Vision Resist Occultation with the Space Arcanum. Take a minimum Weak connection when casting at Sympathetic Range.
Father Crown of Doctrine Heal resistant damage with Mana. Store Mana as if your Gnosis were increased by your Prime.
General Crown of Fury Resist Fighting Merits with the Forces Arcanum. Raise Mage Armor without spending Mana.
Unity Crown of Obligation Resist Doors with the Mind Arcanum. Gain an additional Vice, and recover Mana through your Vices.
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