QUOTE (Udoshi @ Jul 6 2010, 06:11 PM)
Hm. If you have a mage type character, you could always have a regular pair of skates enchanted to be a Manipulation sustaining focus. Pair it with Gecko Crawl. Lets see how this works out.
Skates "increase the character's walking or running movement rate by one half(round up)", and gecko crawl "allows a subject to walk along vertical or overhead surfaces at a movement rate equal to force times hits in meters per turn." Okay, so, we're walking. Good.
Lets say you have it at force 3(focus and spell, due to availability limits). You'll be limited to 3 hits on the spell, giving you a max speed of 9 m/turn.
Which is bumped up a little, to 14 m/s. Not too bad. Now we throw a force 3 spirit with movement into the works, raising your speed to 42 per turn, or 21 if you have four or more body.
Time to compare it.... (remember, rounding up)
Trolls walk/run at 15/35. With skates: 23/53
Dwarves are 8/20. With skates: 12/30
humans are 10/25. With skates: 15/38
Yep. Seems in about the right ballpark range. You can always summon a bigger spirit to go faster on walls. There is, however, one last, very important question you need to ask yourself if you do this:
Do you want a materialization tradition, so your spirit can catch you if you fall off the wall?
Or do you want to be a possession tradition, so your skates an be on fire while you do this? (well, actually, fire spirits don't have movement. So it would either be water or air. Skating on air sounds pretty cool, though)
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