Eulogy and XP
Your eulogy is the list of your deeds and accomplishments that will be read at your eventual death. Whenever your character does something noteworthy enough to be mentioned in their Eulogy, write down what it was and earn 1 XP. These moments can be heroic deeds, desperate acts, cunning plans, or even comical gaffs. They can be shared across the whole group, or individual to just one character. At the end of each session, everyone at the table can propose Eulogy entries for themselves or someone else. If there’s ever any doubt, the table votes.
Deciding what counts towards earning XP is a way to help set the tone of the game, as well as the pace of character advancement.
Spend XP to unlock abilities and make your character stronger. Spending XP represents your character’s ability to grow and improve with only their own experience and training.
Spend 1 XP to gain +1 Max Grit (to a Max of 12)
Spend 1 XP to increase a d4 Attribute to a d6, 2 XP from d6 to d8, 3 XP from d8 to d10, and 4 XP from d10 to d12. Attributes cannot be raised higher than d12.
Spend XP equal to twice the number of Advanced Abilities you currently have to gain another Advanced Ability from your Calling.
0 XP → 2 XP → 4 XP → 6 XP
It is possible to take Advanced Abilities from other Callings. However, Foreground Growth may be more appropriate. Talk to the GM.
XP is not the only way you will grow and change. You can gain new abilities or skills by seeking out magic, powers, people and opportunities. Gain leathery wings by eating the heart of a demon, open your inner eye by meditating for a week and a day with ancient monks, learn the formulae to the elixir of life by plundering the libraries of the Lich Mage.
Similarly, getting access to new Callings is done within the narrative of the game. Gaining a new Calling usually requires significant and intentional effort. Becoming a Witch means uncovering the ancient rites of familiar summoning. Becoming a Sorcerer means finding or summoning a spirit of chaos and convincing it to live in your head. Becoming a Blessed of Water means gaining the favor of a powerful water spirit.