This skill is a Smart Defense representing a character relying on toughness and grit to resist debilitating effects through sheer force of will. When struck by an effect with a non-instantaneous duration, the character may call “Mettle” as a defense and expend 20 Body Points. This reduces the effect by 5 minutes, which may immediately negate the effect. Line of Sight effects are negated completely by this ability. Multiple Mettles may not be used against a single attack.

The character may not use this skill if they do not currently have at least 20 Body Points, nor may they use other skills, rituals, or abilities to reduce or negate the damage. This skill may be used once per Logistics period per purchase.