Feng Shui: The Lost Island
Spirit Shield Generator
SPIRIT SHIELD GENERATOR
A spirit shield generator is a harness of ARB material and lycra, which can be worn over clothing or armor. It stretches across the torso and down the legs. When plugged into an A/IO port, it activates a number of spirits trapped in the ARB. These invisibly circle your body, on the alert for incoming ranged attacks. When you are the subject of such an attack, you may make an Arcanowave Device check with no shot cost. If your check exceeds the attack check that has just been made against you, a tiny, grotesque spirit partially materializes and devours the projectile or thrown object; you are not hit and take no damage. The spirit, on the other hand, is then released from its bondage and abruptly vanishes. Spirit shield generators provide no protection against Sorcery or hand-to-hand attacks.
When your character first gets a spirit shield generator as a schtick, it has eight captive spirits. This is the generator’s maximum capacity. To replace a spirit, you must spend four hours exclusively engaged in a ritual; then you make an Arcanowave Device check with a Difficulty of 7. If you succeed, you have replaced the spirit. If you fail, you have wasted four hours. Since Feng Shui characters should never be wasting time while on-stage, expect your GM to make this as inconvenient as possible.