Viva la Vida
Poise. Dignity. The capacity to remain calm and appear — and actually be — unfazed in social and threatening situations, usually harrowing ones. Your character might lose his temper at the slightest perceived insult, collapse emotionally under a mere pretense, weather a storm of verbal (or literal) slings and arrows, or have the nerve to look unspeakable horror in the eye. This trait is a measure of emotional fortitude, restraint and calm. Composure is vital to resisting social influence and pressure — overt, covert, or otherworldly. Composure is pivotal to resisting supernatural forms of emotional control; it acts as a veritable emotional defense. The trait is also vital to efforts among supernatural beings such as vampires and werewolves to restrain themselves when their blood is raised and frenzy threatens. Composure, along with Resolve, is a factor in determining your character’s Willpower. Composure is also added to Dexterity to determine your character’s Initiative at the beginning of a fight.
Possessed by: Leaders, moderators, soldiers, anyone whose movements are public consumption.