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Sep 22, 2019 6:51 PM
Actana Silvers summoning people
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She consults with Genea, silently.

Alright, I have one way I can use to check things. You know the one. Don't know if it works on them but I would bet more I can get it to. There's things it won't be proof against but.

Could tell them about our place first - maybe it won't suit them anyway - but if they're lying about something big they could say it doesn't. 

...Could also maybe need the information for something, but they might need us standing here for something and on the balance I'm not at 'try to run off'. Also maybe they could grab someone else from our place anyway.

 

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Or someone from somewhere else.

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Or that.

 

"Alright, here's what I have. You have something better, let us know.

I've got a mind thing I can do. Can't shove things around in it, can't dig around for secrets. Pretty obvious when I'm doing it, pretty obvious when I stop. Can be somewhat more sure people tell me true things. 

I've done it to her," she indicates Genea, "she can tell you more of the receiving end if you want to know.

 

Can also scry, but that will kind of take a while if I'm trying to hang everything on it."

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"Okay, we would like to know more. It's some sort of emotional manipulation or compulsion then? How targeted that is? Duration possibly side-effects?"

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"Do you want to pick who gets affected?"

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"Emotional manipulation not really, compulsion not really? Emotions - don't work really well when it's happening - maybe a little? And I can make people do things like that - though you'd know I was doing it, like I said it's pretty obvious - but don't think it's compulsion per se. Very targeted - if I do it to someone it's happening to them and not anyone else. Duration's pretty much as long - or short - as I want. Never seen side-effects that I know about.

We want to pick - is that bit particularly a problem?"

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"It's - dreamlike," she adds. Not sure if that element has come across. 

They could watch you do it to me?

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"My friend here has also volunteered as a live demonstration if that might help any."

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"There are some considerations about the potential target." They break formation, some people have been leaning against the wall, the four armed giant approaches his identical twin.

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While another set of identicals, this time winged and with pointy ears, approaches them as a pair. "Hello. Part of the issue is that the four of us are more vulnerable to mental magic than normal."

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Then at same time, maybe for theatrics, one of the four-arms and one of the winged ones speak at same time. "And the other issue is that we are mentally connected. While not typical, it's possible your magic could catch both of us at same time."

Then by himself the four-armed one says. "But if you're willing to let us take safety measures, we would like to see the effect on your companion first. Am I correct in assuming that you communicated through telepathy as well?"

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"You are correct in assuming!

I'm not sure what the problem with the vulnerable bit and the mentally connected is - I could do two people at a time myself if I wanted, by the way, it wouldn't be that different. So if you tell me what the problem is I can see if I can address it.

What safety measure might you be thinking?"

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"Restrain either giant with stone or metal bindings." He points at himself and the four-armed tall man. "And knock out their faen counterparts unconscious. They can't be targets of mind magic because they have a potentially destructive long-ranged power."

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"Understood. Don't see any reason that would be a problem if it's not one on your end.

Any measure you need to take before I demonstrate on my friend?"

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("a potentially destructive long-ranged power" sounds also potentially of concern...)

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"They can control the weather," Phelix clarifies, maybe he read something in Genea's face. "And go ahead. Just don't try to aim to anything outside the octogon." he waves at the octogon marked on the floor around them.

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Nod

(Is the octagon magic-y?)

Ready?

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She can think about implications of such a power later (she can't think about it very well without knowing more anyway).

Yeah.

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And, 

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Even without further action it is, as Aye said, pretty obvious. The way she holds her body (the way her body holds) changes; her expression changes. To an outsider she'll look suddenly more and less focused. More intense, in a way, and more relaxed. Its very own sort of stillness. Not all there but there.

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Phelix searches for tells of a deceit. He looks around to see if people found any tells of deceit. Apparently none.

"Is this unpleasant?"

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She doesn't respond.

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"Someone would like to know, is this unpleasant?" she repeats.

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"No." Her voice is different too. 

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"What does it feel like?"

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