Remaining aware of your surroundings has less to do with keen eyes or good ears than carefully trained attention. The world around you leaves clues for you all the time, if you know what to look for.
- Overcome: You will use Awareness to overcome obstacles when you’re searching for something. Finding someone’s trail or where a villa owner buried his coin hoard before fleeing to Gaul two generations ago are obstacles you would overcome with Awareness.
- Create an Advantage: Creating an advantage with Awareness allows you a lot of leeway. A successful Awareness roll can allow you to introduce almost any detail on the scene, which you can then use your free invocation to take advantage of. Feel free to use Awareness to introduce precarious footing, excellent cover, a weapon conveniently dropped at your feet in a battle, or any number of other details that work to your advantage.
Special: In a fight, Awareness is used to determine initiative.
Anytime you succeed with style on an Awareness roll, you can also place an aspect on the scene. You get one free invocation of that aspect.
Requires Keen Senses. When you create an advantage with Awareness, you get a boost even on a failure. You create a scene aspect with one free invocation when you tie, two free invocations when you succeed, or three free invocations when you succeed with style.
Consider your Awareness two ranks higher for the purpose of determining initiative in a fight.
You have a +2 bonus to Awareness to find or follow trails.