Amber: All Roads End
15pts / Rank
Not a true Power by itself, shapeshifting is more a collection of knacks perfected by any manner of beings. While some sages debate the origins of Trump, Pattern, and Logrus, the origins of shapeshifting is both as primordial and ancient that they take it as a moot point. The earliest beings of Shadow were shapeshifters, creatures formed of will out of pure raw chaos, and a handful of these eldritch and hoary things still dwell in the depths of Shadow, dead and dreaming. All who dwell in Chaos can trace their ancestry back to these ancient shapeshifters. In truth, nearly any creature could be a shapeshifter, whether they know it or not. The danger of shapeshifting lies in losing oneself within the forms they assume, as well as the infection of primal chaos itself, as the body ceases to listen to the mind’s commands. Shapeshifting requires at least Chaos level Endurance, and attempting it with less than Chaos level mind highly limits the forms the character can assume without going mad.