19 March 2023 at 11:57am
Yes, you are right - those abilities would ignore armour.
re: Marty's blood
In the prologue, Arran makes the assumption that because she is holy and her blood is said to have powers, then her blood is white but after the attack he discovers this is not the case:
The Martyr has become a limp weight, sliding down next to you, dark roses of blood marking her muddied robes. You glance down at the dagger, shocked at what you have done, crimson blood coating you to the elbow.