Heroes of the East
Blood History (BHist) – Br, Ma, Vo
Your bloodline gives you a sort of living
memory that allows you to connect to the minds
of your ancestors in order to draw upon their
knowledge and life experiences.
The memories you are able to access are up
until the time of your birth and the birth of your
ancestors. That is, you have the memories of your
parent (the one with the appropriate bloodline
and derivation) up until you were born, and the
memory of your grandparent up until the birth of
your parent. A sibling born two years later
would have two years more of memories from
your parent. S/he would, for instance, remember
you being born from your parent’s point of view.
Base Power: For every BP spent you may call
upon your ancestors memories once per day.
Calling upon your ancestor’s memories can have
any one of the following effects.
You may make the equivalent of a Bardic
Knowledge (PHB 29) check.
You may use your Bld as your key ability on
any Bardic Knowledge or skill check.
You make a check on any untrained skill
despite not having ranks in it.
You get the equivalent of an aid bonus (+2) on
any skill check.
You can attempt to recall an event that is one
of your ancestral memory pool by making a
DC 15 Bardic Knowledge check.
Enhancements: By spending 1BP you may
combine two of the above effects in a single check.
If you spend an additional BP you may combine
three of the above effects in a single check.
By spending 1 BP you may increase the
number of times per day that you may use this
ability to 2/day. Another BP can increase that to
Example: A character who had spent 2 BP on
Blood History could have put 1 point into the
base power and 1 in the enhancement, allowing
him to combine two effects from the base power.
He could then make a Bardic Knowledge check
using his Bld in place of intelligence or do so with
a +2 aid bonus. He could make a check using an
untrained skill in which he had no ranks and
either use his Bld as his key ability for that check
or get a +2 aid bonus