Arcane Lore: Standard
I have spent millenia learning the Lore of the Bearded Man with Trees. There are no servants that know this lore more than myself. Even the Bearded Man himself knows only a little more than I do myself. There are very few secrets left for me to learn. I will soon know all there is to know, but those secrets will be the greatest secrets ever revealed. When I learn them it will become my responsibility to guard them. Then I will be the Bearded Man with Trees.
Damage Shield: Supreme
It has taken me thousands of years to master the ever-growing beard at my chin. I have become more adept than I would have thought possible. The Bearded Man has spent years at a time sitting with me to teach me the true power of the beard. My own shag is missing the true lethal power that his possesses, but there are very few limitations to my own beard's devastating power. None but the most hearty can survive contact with the shag and fewer still have felt its wrath and walked away. The power it possesses is the merest fragment of the secrets I will learn, but it is most impressive. No longer do I need to fear the frozen parts of the world. My beard has become a thing of lethal beauty that cannot become brittle or fragile by so simple a thing as cold.
Thoughts of the Saplings
Mind Blast: Supreme
No longer do I need the Ring of the Forests. I can now project the thoughts of the saplings without any aid whatsoever. These thoughts are extraordinarily foreign to all but the Bearded Clan and will demolish the mind of anyone outside the circle. Most of these people end up adopting the personality of a tree and think that they are a young sapling growing in a peaceful forest. The thoughts of the saplings will do serious damage to anyone against whom I bring this power to bear. I do not do so capriciously. I would rather not. We of the Bearded Clan are a peaceful people, but we will do what must be done to bring peace to the facial hair and the trees. Now I simply project the power and all who endanger the saplings will learn the folly of their actions.
Like all members of the Bearded Clan I have taken no wife. I have devoted my life to the trees and the facial hair. I am so far removed from the wiles of feminine seduction that I no longer have to think about how much I am not supposed to want one of them. I draw satisfaction from my work. Only the rare priest or the Bearded Clan can understand exactly what I mean by that. Do not read too much into this. I am simply devoted not weird. I have given my life to the trees and nothing can draw me away from that purpose.
Energy Sheath: Ultimate
I have been given a great responsibility by the Bearded One. I have been given the task of protecting and raising the youngest of the trees. The saplings have been placed in my charge and I take this responsibility most seriously. The Bearded Man has taught me how to bring to bear the most dramatic power which lies within the youngest of the trees. I am willing to lay down my life to care for my charges and in return the saplings are willing to protect me with the power I have shown them. They are most aggressive and brutal protectors. They do not allow anyone to approach me without my consent. They offer near perfect protection and eliminate my enemies without guilt. The trees know no guilt. They know no remorse. The know only power.
To know the Saplings
Communicate with Plants: Standard
I have learned, at great cost to myself, to speak with the saplings in their own language. It is exotic and beautiful. There is no direct comparison between what is said in their language and any words in our own. They tend to communicate in images that the plant, pardon the pun, directly in the mind of the person to whom they are communicating. They are beautiful beings and even the youngest are ancient in a way no person ever can be. The greatest sound I have ever known was that of a tree laughing. Pray to God you never hear one scream.
Force of Will: Superior
I finally understand the resolve of the trees. I can focus all of my resolve into focusing the thoughts of the saplings with remarkable clarity and force. My resolve in placing those thoughts in my opponent's mind has become all that much more powerful using the experience I have learned here. I am finally beginning to understand the power of the Bearded One. I am beginning to feel as though I may in fact be worthy of the faith he has shown in me. My powers increase every day and now I feel as though I am surpassed only by the Bearded One himself.