|This skill temporarily increases the characters Strength by 1 point per 2 ranks and lasts for 1 round per rank. The character can keep it going longer but will take 1d6 of non-lethal damage (see rules) per round beyond what he is normally allowed.|
If the strength add brings the character to their racial maximum, this skill can increase it beyond racial maximum, but the ratio drops to +1 strength per 4 ranks (round down).
Example: Philyra has a STR of 24 and is rank 6 with this ability. Rank 6 would normally give her a +3 to STR but, because her racial max is 25, it only gives her a +2 STR. The first 2 ranks increase her STR to 25 and then it takes 4 ranks to get the next +1. If she had only been rank 5, then it would only give her a +1 STR until she improved to rank 6.
Once this ability is used, it can't be used again for 2 hours. It takes 1 full round of preparation to use this ability.