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I'll be using this thread to introduce you to the playable characters in Schism. One by one they will be revealed.

I'd like to start with the darkest of them all... Griviatti - The Reaper

"There are those among us who chose to live in the darkest shadows, rarely leaving the celestial spirit world, replenishing themselves on the souls of the damned and the fallen. Growing powerful in dark and twisted ways. The most feared of these beings is The Reaper. Cowled. Silent. The most ancient of us. It is said that The Reaper witnessed the very creation of life, as well as the demise of those who created it."



Illustration by the talented Jesús Blones.

The Reaper has the ability to regenerate energy just in the spirit realm by harvesting souls. He is the only character capable of 'healing' himself (sort of) in this way.
 
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Time for another character...

Terran - The Deceiver

"Gambler. Hustler. Spy. Liar. Thief. The Deceiver has long been pulling the strings in the shadows of powerful leaders. A master of influencing others, trading in secrets, using people like pawns, and maintaining balance in the political worlds of men and spirits. Dark times are coming. The gears are set in motion. The territory is unknown, but The Deceiver holds the map."



Illustration by Jesús Blones.

The Deceiver has the ability to discard cards from his hand in order to force other players to have to discard cards as well. His ability is reflective of his ability to manipulate the knowledge that others hold.
 
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Estorria - The Harbinger

"Though the future is untold, there is one who sees what is to come, who will signal the end of days, who is the forerunner to all that will be. The Harbinger exists to outlive. To prevail when all else is lost to darkness and suffering. To guide us towards an outcome we do not yet know."



Illustration by Jesús Blones

The Harbinger receives a bonus to every dice roll that could cause her to win the game. This reflects her ability to foretell the outcome of events.
 
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Lokarazi - The Watcher

"Action leads to reaction. Reaction to more action. Observation brings with it answers, knowledge, and strength. Long has The Watcher stood by this ethos, collecting wisdom, and standing by as events unfold. Waiting, conserving power, until the time of great need is upon us. Patience... Patience..."



Illustration by Jesús Blones.

The Watcher represents balance in Schism. In the game, as an action he may exchange one point of Celestial Presence (life force in the spirit realm) for one point of Humanity (life force in the real world) or visa versa.
 
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Santana - The Guardian

"The unsuspecting hero, always there when disaster strikes. The stranger that saves lives, then vansihes into shadows. Softly spoken. Open hearted. The Guardian often takes the female form, using kind nature to stay close to those in need. Protecting the exploited. Defending the defenceless. Guarding us with iron will. The true warrior"



Illustration by Jesús Blones.

Santana is a natural fighter, particularly in a defensive position. When she is attacked she has a much greater chance of drawing the combat than any other character. In game terms this means she is far less likely to be damaged as a result of an attack.
 
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Azriekial - The Traveller

"Many a man has tale to tell of the wary traveller they met along the road. The traveller who gave them water, wisdom, and the motivation to continue on the path they follow. No matter how small a gesture these travellers made, those stories are never forgotton. They stay with us, passed from generation to generation. These stories are connected. The paths have crossed. The Traveller will lead the way."



Illustration by Jesús Blones.

The Traveller has speed on his side. As such, The Traveller is able to move more spaces for his available actions each turn.
 
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Veluviar - The Scholar

"The wisest of us have always been the mainstay of existence. Since the world has called itself civilised, there has been one who has passed knowledge and wisdom on to the leaders of men, created records, built libraries & schools, and enhanced mankind's knowledge of each other. The Scholar has seen, lived and experienced all that history has presented. These lessons have defined our existence, and will continue to define us until the end."



Illustration by Jesús Blones.

Due to he Scholars huge knowledge, whenever he chooses to draw a card from he deck, he may draw and extra card and select which he wants to keep. This offers the player greater flexibility throughout the game.
 
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Lukas - The Saint

"The Saint has spent years in the realm of man, leaving the celestial realm well behind. Learning our ways, becoming part of our socieity, inspiring and caring for us. Usually appearing as a priest or monk, The Saint remains a pinnacle of community, charity, and love. But now the wolves are coming. Now the shepherd must protect the flock."



Illustration by Jesús Blones.

When located in 'Life' (the real world and realm of man), The Saint offers protection to believers around him making it harder for your opponents to influence them.
 
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