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Blind Warrior Woman
As one of the feared Blind Warrior Women of Altara, Valara has been a slave and servant of the Splugorth all of her life, helping capture and herd slaves back to Atlantis. Like all of her kind, she is an exceptional fighter, with heightened senses, psychic abilities and martial arts skills.
Invoke: An instinctive fighter with tremendous focus, nearly indomitable will and a hunger for challenge, adventure and combat.
Compel: Feared by the population, for many the Blind Warrior Women represent a dangerous alien threat not to be trusted. Confident in her skills, Valara is ready for any challenge.
Runaway Blind Warrior Women are regarded as traitorous escaped slaves to be found and destroyed.
Invoke: Valara knows the ways and means used by those who serve the Splugorth.
Compel: Fearful of her former masters, nothing pleasant awaits Valara at the hands of the minions of the Splugorth.
Valara is relentless and driven.
Invoke: She is willing to go to any length in pursuit of her goals.
Compel: Mercy in battle is unlikely. Altara never ask for mercy themselves, and seldom give it to others.
Until just very recently, Valara was a slave-minion of the Splugorth. Now free from their direct influence, she finds herself in a strange world without purpose.
Invoke: She is determined to be her own master.
Compel: Naive to the world and unknowing of her own desires, she may end up serving any master as long as her essential freedom is not threatened. Forced to decide for herself, she may be plagued by indecision and may not know which sides or people to favor.
The Altara have heightened senses of hearing, smell and touch, but are born blind. Their senses are fouled by storms of all kinds, rain, snow, sand, dust and Ley Line Storms, reducing their effectiveness to half of their normal level.
A Blind Warrior Woman knows/senses the location of people, objects, movement and the general shapes of people, animals and objects in the environment around her (up to 1200 feet).
You have an almost preternatural capacity for detecting danger. Your Notice skill works unimpeded by conditions like total concealment, darkness, or other sensory impairments in situations where someone or something intends to harm you.
Major Gateway: Psychic Specialist
Extra-Sensory Perception, Psychometry, Mental Defenses
Empathy is quite simply the ability to sense emotions from others and transmit them back. Some view it as a lesser form of telepathy, though experts more often describe it as telepathy to those parts of the mind that don’t think with words and ideas. Empaths are capable of reaching out to determine someone’s emotional state and with some effort capable of influencing it as well, turning raging anger into sanguine calm or driving men to unreasoning fear.
The mind sees what the eyes do not, and to be honest there’s a lot the eyes miss. Psychics versed in ESP can sense the presence of other psychics, of magic, of supernatural evil, of tears in the fabric of reality. They can sense the passage of time down to the nanosecond. They can see auras and creatures that have been made invisible by mystical or psychic means. Some are even capable of projecting their senses out of their bodies and seeing all around themselves at once.
Objects carry echoes of the things they go through, imprinted upon them by the emotions of the people who experience them. Some psychics can pick up on these echoes and reconstruct them to peer into the past. There’s not a whole lot of versatility to this trick. Psychics versed in it can meditate upon objects to see the echoes of emotionally charged events in which they have taken part. A knife used in a murder, for example, might reveal the murderer. A wedding ring on the other hand might take an object reader through every significant event in a marriage in which it was present. It’s a simple trick, but the information it can impart should not be underrated.
Control of the mind is absolutely essential to a psychic and this is nowhere more true than when danger rears its head. Some times the best thing or the only thing that can be done to fortify the mind is to suppress any feelings of fear. Against more esoteric threats, psychics can shield themselves and their companions from having their mental and metaphysical energies harvested by those creatures – such as psi-stalkers – who feed on them. Finally, against mental intrusion psychics can engage their ultimate defense: closing themselves or their companions off. This utterly prevents the use of any psychic power at all, but also prevents any intrusion into the closed off minds.
You may use Survival to to track and counter track both animals and people.