Feng Shui: The Lost Island
If the job, the uniform, or the badge grants you some power over ordinary folks, you get this schtick. Authority supplies a Leadership AV to everyone in the group, provided they carry the badge or wear the uniform. The more schticks the group has inAuthority, the more fearsome or respected the authority exuded. One schtick in Authority grants a Leadership AV of 9, like a beat cop; two schticks gets an AV of 11, for detectives and the like. Every subsequent schtick in Authority raises the Leadership AV by 2. No currently operating group has more than five schticks in Authority.
You lose this Leadership AV against subjects who don’t see the badge or uniform, or who don’t care. Jurisdiction is the limit of Authority; even soldiers find that they have no Authority when operating in hostile territory. If your personal Leadership score is higher than that bestowed byAuthority, then you enjoy a +2 bonus to your Action Value, no matter how many schticks the group has in Leadership. People just respect you more than the badge.