A Phial to Rouse the Passions

Be careful with fear. Remember, it's flight or FIGHT.

A 1 Gift Emotion Control Power created by shady.

Description

The cop keeps his gun trained on The Witch and nods to her cart. "Open it. Slowly"

Her wrinkled fingers pry open the door. Dozens of miniature glass bottles, each one unique in shape and color, tinkle against each other.

"I can be useful, you know," she croaks, lifting a cloudy pink flask no larger than her finger. "Are you looking for love? One sip of this will send even the most stone-hearted prospect into a fit of passion."

The officer snatches the vial and regards the faintly-glowing fluid swirling within. "Another charlatan," he grunts, tossing it over his shoulder. He grabs the old woman's waterskin and takes a swig. "Plain water's worth more than your lies you dirty--"

He freezes and blinks at the Witch. Where before he saw a vile con artist, now he sees an old woman finding her way though a harsh world. Was his own mother so different? He lowers his gun. "Don't let me catch you tricking folks around here again."

The Witch smiles and snaps her cart closed. "With pleasure."

System Active

You may brew a Phial to Rouse the Passions given a few minutes and a potion brewing set. Choose an emotion when you brew the potion. Anyone who drinks the entire thing, feels a rush of the chosen emotion and 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)

This Power is subject to the standard restrictions that come with the Poison Drawback.


Enhancements

  • Cantrip (This Power has no Exertion cost, but its level is capped at 2 Gifts, and it cannot be upgraded further)

Drawbacks

  • Consumable (Instead of using this Power directly on a target, you must prepare it as a consumable material. Anyone who drinks or eats a full dose is fully affected by the Power and cannot make any resistance rolls. Prepared doses expire in 24 hours.)
    • Consumable's Appearance - A small glass phial of swirling pearlescent fluid.
  • Focus (Activating this Power requires a specific kind of item.)
    • Object - Potion Brewing Set

Parameters

Duration: 1 ( 1 Hour ) Range: 1 ( 45 feet )

Edit History

- Sept. 1, 2020, 1:44 p.m. - New Cost: 1. Initial power creation