Originally posted by Epitome
How does a fresh Solar understand their Anima Effects? Are they aware that they now have weird powers like disappearing to a nearby place of power and sanctifying oaths, or is it more of an unconscious thing like Charms?
Anima powers are similar to Charms, except that they emanate from your Caste or Aspect rather than your skills. You're aware that you can do them, the same way that a Solar with Blazing Solar Bolt is aware she can unleash deadly radiance from her sword, but you'd tend to think of it as acting in your role as an Eclipse Caste and Chosen of the Unconquered Sun to sanctify a witnessed oath, rather than casting a magical oath-sanctifying spell.