Oh, that's confusling. How do we get our powers in this story if not through visitations?
The most obvious option is a third party who some time prior to their disappearance the God in question entrusted with revealing the truth to the Scion and handing them their Birthrights; as you seem to be familiar with the Scion base material I'll mention that it could be similar to how the opening fluff story in Hero works where two talking ravens reveal that Thor is the Scion in question's dad and then a group of dwarfs lead him to his Birthrights.
My groups always did house rule Boons so that it wasn't character generation suicide to take them. I was kinda sad that you weren't doing the same, now I see you are... If I understnad correctly? By Purview Socre, you mean that I can get the level 3 sky power by paying for a level one sky power, because it's the only one I'm taking? That's works nicely.
Purview score is the overall score for a Purview on your sheet (i.e on BP's Sigrun character where it says War 2) and represents the sort of general mastery/power of a Purview that a Scion has. This score is determined by adding up the number
of Boons that one has in that Purview (to use Sigrun as an example again, she has War 2 because she's got two Boons in the War Purview). How much the Boons individually cost doesn't change the Purview score; if I buy a single Boon in a Purview, regardless of if it costs 1 or 3 I'd still only have an overall Purview score of 1 (so to use Sigrun once more despite the two Boons she's chosen costing a combined total of five points to get her Purview score is only 2 because she only has two Boons in that Purview).
So to get an overall Sky Purview of 3 (i.e Sky 3 on the sheet) one would have to purchase all three of the Sky Boons (each of which has a fixed individual cost), which would cost six points (Sky's Grace costs 1, Wind's Freedom costs 2, Storm Augmentation costs 3). If you only bought a single Boon, regardless of whether it's Storm Augmentation at a cost of 3 or Sky's Grace at a cost of 1, you would only have an overall Sky level of 1.
I hope that makes sense.
^_^;; Okay. That's a surprise too. Do I need to take one Relic to have acess to all uses of Arate? Or do I need a relic for each Arate?
Just one to give access to Arete as a whole.
^_^;; That was just a narative way of saying that Ouranó Baltás gives acess to the Sky purview.
Could you please clarify how you want relics done? The way I was reading it, you seemed to be saying that each relic had one special power and granted acess to one purview. So the idea with Ouranó Baltás was that it had the power to be called to my hand--provided I could get my had close to a source of electicity--and that it gave acess to the sky purview.
I saw the shield the same way. it gave acess to a purview and had an appear/disapear power--in this case, I touch it to the tatoo and it vanishes, I touch the tatoo and it reapears.
If it's merely a narrative of way of saying it gives access to the Sky purview then that's perfectly fine; my concern was if it gave power over the storms separately to the mentioned Purview.
You've got how we want Relics done nailed; each relic as standard gives access to a single Purview and has one ability/power/advantage/however you want to describe it which makes it better than a "normal" item of that type (as well as the inherent unbreakable nature of Relics); blades that never need sharpening, guns that never need reloading etc. I just misunderstood what you meant when you said it gave power over storms.
Ack, I really liked that ability. I don't normaly apreciate tatoos, but it seemed interesting.
Does that also mean you don't want me to be able to hurl the axe, then reach over to a power line and use my action to call the axe back to me?
Does it solve your concerns about the shield if the shield can't be called ot the tatoo? AKA, if it's taken away, I have to be able to physicaly retrieve it before I can put it back in the tatoo?
My view would be that getting the axe back through access to electricity is fine as it's not too difficult to imagine situations where a Scion is caught in a place where there isn't a source of electricity and so can't easily get it back; not that we're particularly intending to but it means that BP and I can come up with situations where the group would no longer have access to their Relics.
The compromise with Díkaios Aspída works for me and can lead to some quite cool imagery of the tattoo itself disappearing any time he draws the Shield from it and then reappearing when he puts it back in.