Chakra (Hindu Pantheon Specific Purview)
Chakra is Sankrit for wheel, and it is the wheel of energy and life that it represents. The seven major Chakras are the path to inner calm and enlightenment. As the Scion's growth through the seven stages of enlightenment grows, so do does his power over himself and his tie to the world. This growth manifests itself through his Chakra Boons.
At each stage of enlightnement, the Scion chooses an ability appropriate to the Chakra. From that point onward, the Scion gains bonus dice equal to his rating in Chakra whenever using one of the linked abilities. Abilities which require specializations, such as Art and Science, must have a specialization chosen when the boon is gained. These bonus dice do not add to static values calculated using the linked attribute.
Example: Dr. Mohinder Surresh, Scion of Ganesh, has unlocked his first and second Chakras by purchasing the appropriate Boons. His Muladhara chakra is tied to Medicine, and his Svadhisthana chakra is tied to Empathy. He gains two bonus dice when rolling for those abilities.
Later, Surresh and his Band have had some exciting adventures and he's gained some experience. He buys his third dot of the purview, opening his Manipura Chakra and tying it to Integrity. He now has three bonus dice when rolling for any of those abilities.Muladhara (Chakra •)
Dice Pool: None
Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.
Appropriate Skills: Medicine, Fortitude, Survival
Svadhisthana (Chakra ••)
The second chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.
Appropriate Skills: Athletics, Control, Empathy
Manipura (Chakra •••)
This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power.
Appropriate Skills: Command, Integrity, Presence
Anahata (Chakra ••••)
This chakra is called the heart chakra and is the middle chakra in a system of seven. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy fourth chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace and centeredness
Appropriate Skills: Empathy, Presence, Integrity
Vishuddha (Chakra •••••)
This is the chakra located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language.
Appropriate Skills: Presence, Art (Sound Oriented), Politics
Ajna (Chakra ••••• •)
This chakra is known as the brow chakra or third eye center. It is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly, in effect, letting us "see the big picture."
Appropriate Skills: Awareness, Empathy
Sahasrara (Chakra ••••• ••)
This is the crown chakra that relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.
Appropriate Skills: Science, Awareness, Craft, Art