Heroes of the East
Direction Sense (DirSen) – Ma, Re
You have a seemingly preternatural sense of
direction as well as an uncanny ability to find the
right path, locate objects and estimate distance.
Base Power: You gain the following powers
and abilities for each BP spent on Direction Sense:
1 Add you Bld modifier to all Survival checks
to avoid becoming lost. You can tell true
north per the Survival skill whether you
have 5 ranks in that skill or not. Scions of
Reynir may determine north only while in
the wilderness and scions of Masela only
while at sea. In addition, you may make a
Bld check (DC 15) to know your depth or
altitude. For scions of Reynir depth and
altitude are in relation to the surface of the
earth while scions of Masela know their
depth or altitude above sea level.
2 You may make a Bld check to know the
direction of any location, even places you
have never been before. This check takes 1
minute, and the DC depends upon your
familiarity with the locale sought.
Knowledge DC Examples
Very familiar 0 Your home or similarly
Firsthand 5 You have been to the
location in person.
Secondhand 10 Location is described in
detail or is pictured for
Vague 15 You are told a location
exists or see it on a map.
Surmised 20 The headwaters of a
river, top of a mountain
or base of a cliff.
Imagined 25 A location that you
speculate may exist.
“The city must have a
graveyard” or “Every
castle has a
3 You may use the equivalent of Find the Path
(PHB 230) that remains in effect for 1
4 When you make a Survival check to know
the direction of any location (above) you
also learn the approximate distance to that
location, rounded to the nearest mile. In
addition, you may use Locate Object (PHB
249) 1/day as a supernatural ability. This
ability has a range of 400 ft. + 40
ft./character level and remains in effect for 1
minute/character level. This Locate Object
ability works on unique objects that are
merely described to you and can be used to
locate creatures as Locate Creature (PHB 249.)
The locate ability for scions of Reynir is not
blocked by lead and the ability of scions of
Masela is not blocked by water.
5 When you successfully locate an object or
creature, or learn directions and distance to
a particular location you also learn the
general status of that object or place. For
instance, you know if a particular building
you seek is on fire, if a person you’ve
located is weeping or that an object is
hidden behind a tapestry. Your ability to
know direction and distance to particular
locations and to locate objects extends into
the Shadow World or any other plane of
existence. While you cannot, of course,
learn the distance to an object on another
plane, you can learn distance to an object in
the Shadow World since that plane’s
topography matches Aebrynis.
6 While your locate ability is in effect you can
actually picture a location within range as if
using Clairvoyance (PHB 209-10.)
Enhancements: For each additional BP spent
you may increase the number of times you can
use your Locate Object ability by 1/day.
By spending 1 BP the range of your ability to
locate objects is doubled. By spending an
additional BP it is increased to 1 mile per
character level. By spending a third BP the range
of your ability to locate objects is increased to 1
province per character level.