Destiny is opportunity, the ability to shape the outcomes of your experiences by subtly altering the story in ways to let you overcome adversity and lift yourself above the fickle fortunes of mere probability. As your character grows older and more accomplished, you may invest your Destiny Points into qualities, which manifest as specific advantages but also ground you, binding you to the fabric of the setting. Each time you acquire a quality, you bring yourself closer to realizing what your destiny shall be. Of course, you might resist, you might flee your fate, but then who’s to say that your flight wasn’t planned all along?
Your fate lives in Destiny Points. Through them, you take control of the story, create opportunities where none exist, escape near-certain death, or use them to advance your own cause. You may use your Destiny Points in one of three ways: spend, burn, or invest. You spend a Destiny Point to change the game in a minor way. You burn a Destiny Point to change the game in a significant way. Or you invest a Destiny Point to acquire a benefit. During character creation, you start the game with a number of Destiny Points determined by your starting age. Younger characters have more Destiny Points, while older characters have less. Your age limits how many Destiny Points you can invest in qualities; younger characters have fewer qualities, and older characters have many options but more flaws.