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“Be Patriotic” by Paul Stahr

Although she has recently declined in popularity, Columbia once played just as large as Uncle Sam in representing the American spirit. She was political conscience, patron of culture, and champion of westward expansion (and the philosophy of Manifest Destiny).

Columbia lacks the followers to be a goddess, but she is equal to many and stronger than some.

The spirit considers herself to be a daughter of Athena, and it may even be true. The Olympian goddess has seeded her Forces in many a national spirit as a way to guard her image against the ravages of Heaven and depredation of Hell.


Spirit of a Nation

Corporeal Forces: 3 [Str 6, Agi 6]
Ethereal Forces: 4 [Int 8, Pre 8]
Celestial Forces: 4 [Will 7, Per 9]

Elements: Nation (America), Wind, The Moon
Strong Affinities: Emotion (National Pride)
Moderate Affinities: Air, Glamour, Luck
Dread: Witnessing human rights be restricted or denied within the United States/4


Columbia only considers a region to be part of the USA after it has become a full state. That’s how she reconciled her Dread with Manifest Destiny. More indigenous spirits are unlikely to welcome her.

Vessel: Human/2
Role: Teamster 2/4

Songs: Form (Celestial/3), Harmony (Ethereal/1), Nimbus (Ethereal/3), Opening (Celestial/3), Solace (Ethereal/2), Tongues (Celestial/2) Truth (Celestial/1), Unity (Ethereal/2)

Skills: Detect Lies/4, Drive/2, Emote/4, Large Weapon (Staves)/2, Lying/2, Savoir-Faire/3, US History/5

Default Rites

  • Cause someone to feel pride in the USA
  • Spend an entire night exposed to the open air
  • Impress someone important
  • Avert disaster by pure dumb luck