[size=150][color=#800080]Syndromes - The Classes of Double Cross[/color][/size]
Abilities are grouped into twelve “classes” known as Syndromes. Each Syndrome has its own ability theme, and while they each have specialties, any combat role can be accomplished using any Syndrome. Characters have anywhere [color=#800080]between one to three (Purebreed, Crossbreed, or Tribreed) Syndromes[/color].
The game’s thirteen Syndromes are as follows:[ul]
[li]Powers of controlling light, including beams of light/lasers, light manipulation and sensory enhancement, with a slight emphasis on long-ranged attacks using guns or superpowers. [/ul]
[*]The Syndrome that controls time and gravity. Weaken enemies by giving them bad statuses and penalties towards their rolls. Create an object called an Eye of Darkness, which you use to control or manipulate gravity, or simply suck things/people into black hole-like voids.
(from the Celt god)[/li][/ul]
[li]Black Dog has the power of lightning and electricity at its disposal. Use this power to attack or to power machinery that has been grafted onto your character.
(from the English legend of vicious black dogs that ride storms, fog and lightning)[/li][/ul]
[li]The Syndrome of blood. Blood-related effects; healing, or things like “Cut yourself, then the blood turns into a solid sword you can use to attack foes”. Bram Stoker Overeds can sacrifice their own HP to directly attack enemies, or create Servant characters to do the fighting for them.[/li][/ul]
[li]Overeds with this Syndrome gain the vitality of a primal beast. Melee attacks and survival are this Syndrome’s specialty. Change your body into beast-like forms: Wings, claws, scales, senses etc.[/li][/ul]
[li]Exile Overeds can twist and shape their bodies like clay, allowing them to attack and dodge in ways that are normally impossible. This Syndrome has both offensive and defensive options at its disposal. Manipulate your body through elongation, twisting, etc; can turn limbs, hair, etc into sharpened weapons.
(from the Japanese legend of Hiruko, the misshapen first son of the first gods, who was cast out)[/li][/ul]
[li]Hanuman is all about speed and sound waves. Hanuman has more movement options, and abilities that enhance the actions of other characters.
(from the Indian god)[/li][/ul]
[li]Morpheus Overeds are able to transform an object into anything they desire, regardless of what the object’s original mass was. This Syndrome has several Item creation powers. Transforming one thing into another; creating guns from umbrellas, etc. Also, limited psychometry.
(from the Greek god)[/li][/ul]
[li]Those that develop this Syndrome gain great intelligence and a mind capable of processing immense amounts of information quickly. In battle, Neumann powers increase the chance for a roll to critical, and help improve the rolls of other characters. Think River from Firefly (can think faster, shoot accurately, etc)
(from John von Neumann, the brilliant mathematician)[/li][/ul]
[li]With this Syndrome Overeds have the ability to manipulate Renegade strains (no - that is not very healthy for you). Ouroboros has the ability to copy the Powers of other Syndromes. By acquiring certain Ouroboros Powers, characters can learn Powers from other Syndromes, although they must pay a higher usage cost (read: increased [color=#800080]Encroachment[/color] rate). This Syndrome of the Renegade virus was only discovered recently.
(from the ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail)[/li][/ul]
[li]Orcus grants a person a Domain, a large area where a person can command the laws of physics and nature itself. Orcus can make abilities target several characters at once. They draw a circle on the ground, and can control anything that happens in that circle: Control the earth, make attacks or increase defense, summon creatures, etc.
(from the Roman god of the underworld)[/li][/ul]
[li]This Syndrome commands both fire and ice, using it for attacks and defense. Many Salamandra abilities concentrate on dealing direct damage to the enemy.
(from the mythological fire-breathing lizard)[/li][/ul]
[li]Solaris Overeds are able to create various chemicals within their bodies and use them to heal allies or harm enemies. Control pheromones, use them to heal people or cause them to see illusions/phantasms. Solaris tends to play a more supportive role, as a majority of its abilities revolve around giving allies bonuses or giving enemies penalties and bad statuses.
(from the Stanislaw Lem novel “Solaris”)[/li][/ul][/*:m][/list:u]