This skill maybe purchased multiple times.
Requires 20 XP spent in the skill group "Martial" per purchase
LP, Defense (Smart, Reduced)
Trigger: You have been struck with either any non-Instantaneous Effect or a Line of Sight Effect. When hit by an Effect with a non-Instant Duration, you may call "Mettle" as a defense and expend exactly 20 Body Points.
This reduces the Effects' Duration by 5 minutes, which immediately negates the Effect if remaining Duration is zero or less.
Line of Sight effects are always negated completely by this ability.
Multiple uses of Mettle may not be used against a single attack. This Skill may not be used if the character does not currently have at least 20 Body Points, nor may Skills, Game Abilities or any other method change or negate the expended Body Points from exactly 20