Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step: Rank + CHA
Action: Standard (see text)
Strain: 1 (see text)
The adepts gains information about the emotional state of a character within 10 yards by making an Empathic Sense Test against the target’s Social Defense. If successful, he senses the target’s emotions and gains information appropriate to the Result Level achieved. An Average Result gives the adept an idea of the target’s general emotional state; a Good Result allows him to read the target’s surface emotions; on an Excellent Result, he knows exactly what the target is feeling. The adept gains a +1 bonus per Result Level achieved to any Interaction Tests he makes where knowledge of the target’s emotional state would be helpful. Each use of this talent lasts for a number of minutes equal to the adept’s Empathic Sense Rank. An adept with Empathic Sense may choose to extend the talent’s duration to a year and a day by “attuning” the talent to a voluntary target. This requires a half hour of quiet meditation with the target and causes the adept 1 Blood Magic Damage. The talent’s range increases to a number of miles equal to the adept’s Empathic Sense Rank and provides the adept with a vague sense of the attuned character’s location, within a 60-degree arc. Unattuning the target before the talent’s duration expires requires another halfhour- long ritual with that character. An adept may not be attuned to more than Empathic Sense Rank characters at a time.