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Message no. 1
From: "Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@*******.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU>
Subject: SUBMISSION: Meta-Ability: Spirit Wrack
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 1994 21:03:53 -0600
Meta-Ability: Spirit Wrack
NAME: Spirit Wrack
STUDY: 8 weeks
PREREQUISITES: Mastery Level 1
Telepathy 5

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 shamen that controls the spirit
with a target equal to the willpwer of the opponent. If the Psi succeeds,
he gains control of it. The number of successes he exceeded the original
controller's test equals the number of services that the newly rebound
spirit will perform for its new master. Note, however, that watchers
don't have services, and will service faithfully until they die naturally.

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 rilles four dice with a target of six, and
gets one success. Jacques now controls Flambe', with a total of
two services owed. Jeven is missing a Fire Elemental.

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 requred 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 unhappy.

Once a Psi has control of a spirit, they get all of the abilities that a
mage or shamen 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.

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Message no. 2
From: Sean Holland <sholland@*******.EDU>
Subject: Re: SUBMISSION: Meta-Ability: Spirit Wrack
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 21:21:39 -0800
I like this ability. But even with it as a meta-ability, I think
mages and shamen should have the edge in the contest. Especially shamen
with their specialty spirits...

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