Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step Number: Rank + WIL
Duration: 1 round
The Break Shackles power allows an imprisoned questor to snap chains, open locks, burst ropes, and break free of other bonds preventing him personally from escaping captivity. This power works by destroying a portion of the rope, wood, or metal, keeping the questor imprisoned. The target of the power must be wrapped around, or able to grasped, by the questor. For example, the Break Shackles power can be used against ropes restraining the questor, or a padlock securing his cell door. It cannot be used against an internal lock mechanism, built into a door or recessed into a wall section, as this cannot be held by the questor.
The questor meditates for 3 rounds. If he completes his meditation without interruption, he makes a Break Shackles Test against the higher of the Spell Defense of the material used to prevent his escape or a Difficulty Number of 6. If the test succeeds, the binding material—lock, chain, rope, or whatever—begins to stretch and weaken, then finally breaks or shatters, freeing the questor.