Force Scream

Game Note: This is an involuntary power that may be activated when a Dark Jedi loses control of her temper.

Effect: The dark side of the Force is seductive, offering tremendous power to lure the weakwilled into its grip. Fear, anger, and jealousy are
the ties that bind the servants of the dark side, and by tapping into such emotions, the Dark Jedi are capable of unleashing untold devastation.

The power to destroy, however, does little to improve control of these abilities. Dark Jedi who have become angered sometimes lose control
of their emotions. This can trigger shock waves that ripple through the Force, devastating the Dark Jedi and those unfortunate enough to be in
close proximity.

The Force scream has been called “a wave of hatred amplified and fueled by the dark side, that is capable of smashing through mental and
physical defenses with ease.” A number of references to Dark Jedi in Old Republic archives often mention the Dark Jedi losing control,
violently, in the final moments of battle with the Jedi of the light side of the Force.

In game terms, a Force scream is a reflex, usually occurring when Dark Jedi are provoked into losing their tempers. A Dark Jedi must make
a Difficult willpower roll whenever angered to the point of rage; if the roll fails, the Jedi releases the Force scream. All of the Dark Jedi’s die codes
are reduced by 2D for one hour, and he must rest for one hour or suffer an additional -2D penalty until rested (penalties are cumulative).

The Force scream causes damage equal to the Dark Jedi’s alter skill to all beings within 50 meters, including the Dark Jedi who unleashed
this mental energy. Force-sensitive characters roll their alter dice to resist damage (those without the alter skill use Strength).

Background: A Force scream was an involuntary Force exertion manifested by those whose alignment was with the dark side of the Force. It was a scream, of strong frustration, rage, or grief, emitted through the Force.

If a Dark Jedi or Sith Lord was being beaten and frustrated by his foe, he might let out an enraged scream (amplified through the Force) that triggered shock waves that rippled through the Force. This caused devastation to any that were unfortunate enough to be in proximity. Like many dark side Force powers, it allowed the user to use powerful negative emotions as a weapon, albeit involuntarily in this case.

The Force scream had been called “a wave of hatred, amplified and fueled by the dark side, that is capable of smashing through mental and physical defenses with ease.” A number of references to Dark Jedi in Old Republic archives often mentioned the Dark Jedi violently losing control in the final moments of battle.

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