Legacy Power: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

"Let's see what your future holds today..."

A 1 Gift Emotion Control Power used by Robert Dabolina, created by TealKnight.

Description

After completing his first contract, Robert has discovered that his fortune-telling has a much more noticeable impact on his clients. His predictions seem to have a profound effect on the recipient's mood, depending on what destiny or doom he divines for them. After picking a tarot card, Robert predicts a remarkably happy or horrifying future for someone who is directly in front of him. Clients are so overwhelmed with the prediction that their emotional state changes accordingly.

System

Spend an Action, Exert your Mind, and choose an emotion and an Animate target within Arm's Reach. Make a contested roll against the target, rolling Charisma + Influence Difficulty 6 vs their Mind, Difficulty 6 as a Free Action. If you win, the target must do something they otherwise wouldn't have done, inspired by the chosen emotion. The action they take will be in keeping with their character and the way they tend to deal with strong emotions. The emotion shift lasts 1 Hour, and during that time, they are very unlikely to change their mind about their action.

Combat ends the effect, even if the target started it. If attempting to calm during combat, effect ends if target is attacked.

Example emotions (and example potential actions):
Anger (attacking, losing temper)
Pity (adopting a puppy, stopping an attack, killing you painlessly)
Happiness (stopping a despair-driven action)
Jealousy (stealing a gem, buying something)
Anxiety (run, attack brutally)
Sadness (find solitude, openly cry)


Enhancements

  • Overwhelm (The defensive Mind roll is Difficulty 8.)
  • Concealed (Using this Effect is not obvious. Choose a Tell that occurs only when you use the Effect; if-- and only if-- someone suspects that a Effect was used, they must roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 8 to pick up on your Tell.)

Drawbacks

  • Mage (Activating this Effect requires at least two committed Actions and involves intricate use of the arms, hands and either the voice or an object. If interrupted during activation, the Effect fails.)
    • Activation Ritual - Shuffle deck and monologue
  • Focus (Using this Effect requires a specific kind of item.)
    • Object - Tarot Cards

Parameters

Duration: 1 ( 1 Hour ) Range: 0 ( Arm's Reach )

Edit History

- Aug. 7, 2021, 3:12 a.m. - New Cost: 1. Initial power creation

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