Some quirk of your genetics leaves you connected to an otherworldy force of darkness and evil which leaves its mark in everything your powers touch.
Basic Dark Conduit: Use of your powers is accompanied by pentagrams, Sulphur smells, flaring demonic sigils and other signs of the dark and unholy.
Black Bargain: Most things can be had, for a price. You may pay a fate point to roll your Contacts, Resources or Lore at +2 for a single roll. If you do not have a fate point, you may still gain the benefits of the bargain, but your trouble or one of your powers drawbacks is compelled at the next opportunity.
Pain for Power: You can fuel your abilities with blood and suffering, mostly your own. You may inflict a point of stress on yourself to gain the boost Empowered.
Dark Rites: You are versed in the dark arts. You may use Will to create advantages that represent spell effects. Your magic is not very nice though, and these spell effects must relate to the dark power you are linked to. When not directly opposed, the opposition for these rolls is generally Fair (+2) but increases for large or complex effects.
Common Power Synergies
Teleportation: A quick jaunt through the nether realms is an effective if unpleasant shortcut.
Telekinesis: Lifting things with magic is just as spooky as lifting them with the mind, and knocking over chairs isn’t just for poltergeists.
Shielding: There are plenty who would ‘suffer not the witch to live’. Being able to deflect literal barbs and bullets is a handy ability.
- The power you are linked with is not just an impersonal extra dimensional force. It wants things, and you are Caught Up In Dark Plans.
- Wielding dark powers costs more than most people will ever know. You have a Darkened Soul.
Collateral Damage Effects
Black Blessing: If you’re not that worried about the scenery or bystander’s psyches you may throw your conduit to dark powers wide open and drink in its power to really exert your will on the world. You gain the aspect Black Blessing with 4 free invokes. The collateral damage tends to come from power bleeding out into the world, and the effects on your/others psyches from witnessing it.