Merits, Ghost

From Codex of Darkness


Second Edition
Merit Rating Description Book
Brain Eater Touch human corpses from Twilight. Eat organs for Memories left behind by death. GTS 2e 288
Dead Meat Inhabit your dead body, substituting Health for Corpus. Healing non-bashing Health damage and resisting the degredation of your body requires raw meat by the pound. You must spend Willpower to gain people's attention nonviolently. GTS 2e 288
Deep Memory Add your Resistance to your maximum stock of Memories before suffering Memory Bleed. GTS 2e 288
Wake • to ••••• The living still mourn you enough to provide a point of Essence each chapter for each dot of Wake. GTS 2e 288


A ghost can only have one of the below Corpus-shaping Merits.

Merit Rating Description Book
Ajna You manifest a perceptive eye where an eye should not be. Gain a +3 Perception bonus, but double any penalties from sensory overload. GTS 2e 289
Banda You have the uncanny sway of the ghede. Gain a +3 bonus to benefit from stealing the spotlight, but suffer a -2 Stealth penalty. GTS 2e 289
Crowned You are surmounted by a glory of spectral light. When those around you roll to resist breaking points or crisis points, they gain a bonus die, but you lose Essence. GTS 2e 289
Immaculate Heart Your ribcage is open, exposing a still-beating heart. Gain a +3 bonus to earn trust, but suffer -2 to guard your feelings. GTS 2e 289
Pierced You remain forever impaled by weapons or openly wounded. The first time you take damage in a scene, you ignore it, but you also suffer a permanent -1 wound penalty. GTS 2e 289
Shackled Chains or bindings weigh you down and suggest pain. You can recover two Essence from the presence of an Anchor once per chapter, but your Speed is permanently halved. GTS 2e 289
Veined Veins pulse visibly through your Corpus and beyond. Spend Essence like a ghost of one Rank higher, but the first time in a scene you suffer damage, suffer an additional point. GTS 2e 289
Waters Water always pours and drips from you. Spend Essence to adopt a pool of water as an Anchor for a scene, and while submerged in that pool, nothing can coerce you to leave it. GTS 2e 290
Notation Legend
Dot of a Trait Rating (Skills, Merits)
Power Trait Point (Vitae, Mana)
Willpower Point
Activation Damage B/L/A
Special/Other Activation Cost
Alternate Costs ●/●●●
Costs per Item ●/item
Optional Costs (●)
Cost Ranges ● to ●●●
Combined Notation Example ●(○)
●/item, 1L