|From:||"Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@*******.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU>|
|Subject:||resubmission: spirit wrack|
|Date:||Sat, 19 Nov 1994 13:38:51 -0600|
opposed will test against the spirit or elemental, with the psi pool not
refreshing prior to it. Services requires now equals 1/2 the number of
successes (min of one)]
Meta-Ability: Spirit Wrack
NAME: Spirit Wrack
STUDY: 8 weeks
PREREQUISITES: Mastery Level 1
Astral Perception (special note, see below)
A psi with this ability can attempt to "steal" Spirits, Elementals and
Watchers that were summoned by Mages and Shamen, or Free Spirits. It will
not effect Allies or Psionic Entities.
To use this ability, the Psi makes an opposed success test using his
Willpower vs. the Willpower of the mage or shaman that controls the spirit
with a target equal to the willpwer of the opponent. The number of
successes he exceeded the original controller's test divided by two equals
the number of services that the newly rebound spirit will perform for its
new master (minimum of one). Note, however, that watchers don't have
services, and will service faithfully until they die naturally.
Once the Psi has gained control the the spirit or elemental, they then must
make an opposed sucess test against its willpower to maintain control
(watchers do not have to be checked against.) If control is lost, the
target goes free. Note, however, that this second check is performed at
virtually the same instant, so the Psi's Psionic Pool DOES NOT refresh.
Jevene, a mage, is controlling a Force 4 Fire Elemental names
Flambe'. The psionicist Jacques wants to take the elemental away
from Jevene. Jacques has a Willpower of 6, and Jevene has a Will
of 4. Jacques rolls six dice with a target of four, getting
three success. Jevene rolles four dice with a target of six, and
gets one success. Jacques now controls Flambe', with a total of
one service owed. Jevene is missing a Fire Elemental.
Next, Jacques wants to maintain control of the spirit. A force 4
Fire Elemental has a willpower of 4. Jacques rolls six dice
aginst the target of four. After adding in a couple of dice from
his Psi Pool, Jacques gets six successes. Flambe' rolls four dice
with a target of 6, and gets only one success, and is thus
controlled by Jacques.
If the spirit to be "stolen" is a free spirit, the check is made vs. the
Willpower of that spirit. In addition, the "true name" is required before
an attempt can even be made.
A stolen spirit will generally not be happy, unless its original master
was very cruel or otherwise made it miserable.
Once a Psi has control of a spirit, they get all of the abilities that a
mage or shaman normally has with regards to controlling beings. Once the
services are completed, the beings will dispell naturally, and Free
Spirits will return to freedom (but are probably rather angry).
Free Spirits can also be banished using standard banishment rules.
A Psi cannot control more beings than his Willpower, and Psionic Entities
count against this total.
Also note that the Astral Perception prerequsite is satisfied if the
psionicist is also a mage with astral abilities, and would then not have
to learn the meta-ability.
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