The powers of the Sorte Strega we've had so far haven't included strand manipulation, which is a pity, because it is an important part of the fiction. I've had a go at recreating some of the powers that 1st edition Sorte Strega had with a 2nd edition twist. I've also provided a brief summary of how strands work, but full information is in the 1st edition player's book
Sorte Strega learn to divide the strands of fate that connect all things into four categories, based on the Four Lesser suits of the sorte deck. A Strega sees the strands as different clours.
Coins are yellow strands that represent Commerce. A Coin strand from one person to another indicates some sort of business relationship, or a relationship based on fiscal advantage.
Cups are blue strands that represent Passion. A Cup strand indicates an emotional link between the two subjects.
Swords are red strands that represent Conflict. A Sword strand indicates that some degree of conflict (emotional or physical) exists between two subjects.
Staves are green strands that represent Authority. A Staff strand between two individuals represents a relationship based on status or respect (forced or otherwise) rather than emotion or commerce.
Note: These Weaves are designed to effect a strand that connects a Hero and another character.
You tug on the strands of fate that connect a Hero and another character. The Hero and the other character must be connected by a strand. You must be able to see both parties.
Take a lash to give yourself or another hero gets a bonus die on any risks relating to that character until the end if the scene
Spend a Hero Point and take a lash. The hero gains an appropriate 2 point advantage that can only be used on that character once during this scene. If you take an additional lash, the Hero doesn't have to spend a Hero Point to activate the advantage
(Note: I think these would be appropriate advantages: Barterer, Come Hither, Disarming Smile, Fascinate, Indomitable Will, Inspire Generosity, Leadership, Reputation and Staredown)
You weave fate, creating a new strand between two people
Take one lash to create a new strand. You can choose the suit of the strand. The strand will fade at the end of the scene
Spend a Hero Point and take 4 lashes to create a permanent strand. You can choose the suit of the strand.
You cut the cords of fate, destroying the relationship between two people
Take one lash to cut a strand. The strand will recover at the end of the scene
Spend a Hero Point and take 4 lashes to permanently destroy a strand.
Please tell me what you think!