"Kayakor Master": Edge or Power?

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Mikster
"Kayakor Master": Edge or Power?

The Dregoridia Guidebook contains the following edge:

Kayakor Master

 

Requirements: Legendary, Kayakor Devotee

 

The Dregordian is trained with the kayakor like no other; they gain an immense understanding of the weapon and can perform feats with it which can only be described as legendary.

As a free action, the Kayakor Master can use the warrior’s gift  power, self-only. He uses his Spirit to activate the ability. Only one Combat Edge may be active from this ability at a time, but the hero may freely switch between Edges, once per Round. For example, the Kayakor Master may have the Improved Charge Edge active from a previous round; he can use it to close with an opponent, then switch to Improved Frenzy as a free action and attack twice.

 An Edge gained this way is active for as long as the hero maintains it; all other rules for the warrior’s gi power apply as written. 

So, does this work more as if it were a Power or an Edge? That is,

  1. Does it require the use of Essence to activate it?
  2. Does it require the use of Essence to maintain it after the first three rounds?


 

faradhii
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It's an edge that contains within it  a power.  there are some other, similar edges.  It does not require essence, only a successful spirit roll target number 4 (or 8 if there is a raise effect).  By the way it is worded, you could maintain it indefintiely wihtout expending essence (though this is NOT typically how these edges work) but you would suffer the standard penalty for maintaining a spell (-1 to casting for each spell maintained) and if you are shaken or take damage you would have to roll to keep the spell active.  Honestly, I wouldn't bother maintaining the spell as you can cast it as a free action and it would last 3 rounds.  Please note, I am not an official shaintar representative and my interpretation may be overruled.

Dúnedhel Vala!

faradhii
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BTW, that edge is silly powerful.  (Of course it's a legendary edge.....)  In essence you can have ANY heroic or less combat edge at any time and swap on the fly.  Need Improved 1st strike to hold a door?  NP, then switch to heroic sweep even though you don't have the pre-req's.  The possibilities are endless.

Dúnedhel Vala!

Mikster

Thanks... greatly appreciate your input.

Is there a way of getting an "official" ruling on this? My GM would appreciate that.

faradhii
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Eventually Howard or James (I think) will read this and respond.

Dúnedhel Vala!