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Message no. 1
From: "Dark Thought Publications." <JEK5313@*****.TAMU.EDU>
Subject: New, Improved Dove Totem (now safe for toxics!! NOT!!!)
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1993 23:00:56 -0500
DESIGNER: Ethan Court
E-MAIL: jek5313@****

DESCRIPTION: An alternative to the "normal" totems.


Characteristics: Dove is thin and austere. She is flighty; quick in
motion and in thought. She seems naive and inexperienced, often jumping to
conclusions and believing in people's better natures. She avoids combat
actively, and is primarily a healing totem. She is fastidious in dress,
though often wearing simple and functional clothing. The Dove totem is the
totem of those who practice the healing traditions of the ancient Christian
sects, and in fact is one of very few totems to be openly espoused by the
Catholic Church.
Dove is a healer. It is her prime motivation and reason for being.
She will refuse healing to none, oftentimes even healing her enemies.

Environment: Urban
Advantages: +2 dice Healing, Semi-empathy(see below); +2 dice for
conjuring any Spirit of Man.
Disadvantage: -1 die for casting any non-stun spell. A Dove shaman cannot
refuse healing to *anyone* who requests it. A Dove shaman will not tolerate
evil or ignoble actions. Also, see below.

Dove shamans posess, almost as a side effect of their "choice" of totem, an
heightened awareness of others' feelings. This does not allow them to read
minds or to broadcast/receive others' emotions in any real sense, but instead
allows the Dove shaman an infallable sense of when someone is in pain, even
being capable of use as a locator. This form of empathy allows the Dove shaman
to avoid physically damaging someone, as to do so is almost as painful to the
Dove shaman as it is to the victim. The Dove shaman must use Willpower to
resist a deadly stun with a Target Number of 4 if she witnesses a death due to

-Ethan Court


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