This set of abilities allow the psion to manipulate the minds of others. This allows them to do anything from read their thoughts, mess with their perception of reality or totally control their body.
Skill Cost-2-Contact: This ability allows the Psion to connect with another mind and send it messages. Using it and Mind Reading can allow a Psion to have a full conversation with another person at a distance.
• At this level the Psion has little control over their ability. In times of stress, or when concentrating on a person (thinking about them, speaking with them) and thinking silently to themselves, those thoughts may find their way to that person.
• The Psion has learned to control their ability, and is now capable of sending short messages, about a sentence, to another person within 10x Ranks in yards. The Psion can also place “suggestions” into the person’s mind, such as “turn around” “You’re thirsty” “You think this is a waste of time.” The person reacts as if these where their own thoughts according to the success of the roll. The effect of the suggestion is also determined by the individual person beliefs, and values. For instance, a dedicated police officer may not just “Pretend it didn’t happen” after seeing a crime because it goes against his own personal code, or oath, he is just more inclined to do so. The Psion cannot effectively ask anyone to kill themselves, or another they consider a friend or ally.
• The Psion’s range of contact has increased to 100x Ranks in yards. They are also able to send messages longer than one sentence.
• The Psion has gained the ability to make more complex suggestions that may also be opposed to the effected targets normal actions. The Psion can plant deep thoughts and false feelings in another’s mind, such as making friends enemies by inducing paranoia. It also allows the Psion to Contact a number of people equal to their INT Res Mod.
Skill Cost-2-Mind Reading: This is the ability to read another person’s mind, starting with their surface thoughts and eventually to probing their deepest throughts lock away in their mind. Using it and Contact can allow a Psion to have a full conversation with another person at a distance.
• At this level the Psion has little control over their power, and in times of stress may pick up on the surface thoughts of those around, or thinking of him.
• The Psion has learned to control their power more effectively, and can now read the surface thoughts of a single person within 10x Ranks in yards. Because the Psion can only read surface thoughts at this time, they can only hear things that are about to be said, want to be said, or things the person is directly thinking about at the time. When used in combat this helps the Psion predict moves, and gives the Psion a -0/-1/-2 bonus to STR and DEX Res Mods when dealing with dodging, as well as the same bonus to Dodge or Defensive Martial Arts checks for the remainder of the round.
• The Psion is now able to probe deeper into the subjects mind, asking a simple question such as “Where are the keys” or “What is the password” and the subjects mind will reveal it to the best of their knowledge. A question like “Where is your boss right now?” will likely result in a “I don’t know”
• The Psion can now read the minds of all people in an area around him equal to his Ranks + PER Score in feet. Using this area effect only allows the Psion to read surface thoughts. In Combat this causes the Psion to gain a -1/-2/-3/-4 bonus when dodging attacks from anyone inside this radius. The Psion can also probe the mind of a target as deeply as he wants; allowing him to get answers to questions that even the subject may have forgotten or has been locked away inside their sub-conscious. Allowing the Psion to re-live the persons entire life in a few hours if they so choose.
Skill Cost-3-Concussion: This ability allows the Psion to make a mental attack on another target by forcing their mind to collide with another.
• At this level the Psion has little control over their ability, and in times of stress may release a blast of psionic energy at another target. The blast is non-detectable by normal means, but Aura Viewing and people in Remote Viewing may see the blast as a multicoloured orb of energy slamming into the targets head. The blast deals d4-2s/d4-1s/d4s and also deals d4+1 psi-point damage.
• The Psion has learned to control their ability, and can focus their attack. Each blast does d4s and d4p/d4+1p/d4+2p.
• The Psion has learned to expand their attack, and can now hit multiple targets equal to their PER Res Mod in a radius of PER+Ranks in feet. They also deal d6p/d6+PER Res Modp/d6+Per Res Mod+2p
Skill Cost-3-Barrier: This ability allows the Psion to shield his/her mind from some forms of psionic attacks.
• The Psion has little control over this ability, and in times of stress they may find themselves unaffected by some forms of mental attack. This gives the person attacking the Psion a + 1 bonus to the following skill checks; Interaction, Telepathy, ESP, Deception and Investigate – Interrogate.
• The Psion has learned to put up their barrier as a half-action and now gives their opponent a + 1/+ 2/+ 3/+ 4.
• The psion gains a permanent +1 resistance to all forms of psionic abilities, and can now also put up their barrier as a free-action.
Skill Cost-4-Mind Control: This ability allows the Psion to control another person’s mind, effectively controlling their body.
• The Psion has little control over this ability. At times they make a command, and the person the command was directed to be more likely to follow through.
• The Psion is now able to control their ability. The Psion can place “suggestions” into the person’s mind, such as “turn around” “You’re thirsty” “You think this is a waste of time.” The person reacts as if these where their own thoughts according to the success of the roll. The Psion cannot effectively ask anyone to kill themselves, or another they consider a friend or ally.
• The Psion is now able to take full control of a targets mind. Doing so takes full concentration making the Psion’s body unable to perform any other action. The Psion “enters” the targets body, and performs actions normally. The effect lasts for 1 round before the Psion is kicked out. The person who was controlled may feel a burning sensation throughout their body, and experience a powerful headache. This abilities range is line-of-sight.
• The Psion can now control another person while performing half-actions himself. Doing so costs double the Psi-points.
• The Psion can now control an additional number of people equal to his Per Res Mod. For every person a Psion controls all actions they take are at a + 3/+ 2/+ 1 bonus.
Skill Cost-4-Illusion: This ability allows the psion to control what another person sees, smells, hears, feels, and tastes. These illusions are only experienced by the target and can take place in real time or instantaneously in the persons mind, like a dream.
• At this level the Psion has little control over their ability. The images and sounds are broken, and unclear, and may only appear for a second before vanishing. Anyone who becomes the target of this effect gains a + 1 bonus to their next action due to the fleeting distractions.
• The Psion has learned to control their illusions,and can paint whatever scene they wish in the persons mind, but the images are still broken, choppy, muffled and dream-like – The target gains an additional + 1 bonus to resisting the effect because of this. Illusions to the mind are still deadly to the soul, so if a target takes damage in the illusion, they take damage in the real world. The Psion can only deal stun damage this way, and the damage may never go into wound or mortal, nor does secondary damage apply.
• The Psion’s illusions have become clearer, and the target does not gain a bonus to resistance.
• The Psion’s images have become extremely life-like, giving the target a -1/2/3 step to resistance.
• The Psion may now wrap a number of targets equal to his PER Res Mod into illusions at the same time. If all the targets are in the same illusion, no penalty applies, but for each separate illusion there is a +2 step bonus. At this level the Psion is also able to trap a single target in an illusion that lasts for up to 24 hours x INT Res Mod in the targets mind, while in the real world only seconds pass by. In this state the Psion can deal 1 Fatigue damage per 24 hours spent inside the Illusion.