Soulsharing

The Craft of sensing and sharing emotions, both willingly and forcefully. Governed by Empathy. Opposed by Mindsharing. See Crafting, Sharing, Chaos.

Soulsharers deal in emotion, both good and bad. Some use their knowledge of feelings to guard their own, while others find themselves swept along by the moods of their clients and targets.

Soulsharers are communicators. However, they communicate not in words, but in pictures and emotions. They are very hard for most normal people to relate to.

Soulsharers see the world more brilliantly than we do. Colors are more intense, as are emotions. They can feel the emotion in an area, which sometimes incapacitates them. They see people differently than others do—a boring, unoriginal tax collector is seen in dull grays and browns, while a brilliant artist is filled with color and light.

Soulsharers are obsessed with pictures and emotions. That is what interests them, and it is what they focus on. In fact, some are incapable of speech or even understanding words that are said to them, instead communicating by concept, picture, and emotion.

Soulsharers see the willpower of others as a transparent shield that surrounds them. Those who are weak-willed are unprotected, while those with strong wills are surrounded by walls a foot thick. They are always looking for the one weakness that will allow them to manipulate those with strong wills.

Soulsharing
Basic (1)
Basic Soulsharing Knowledge
Read Emotion (Basic Soulsharing Specialty)
Intermediate (2)
Soulsharing Block
Soulsharing Maneuver
Advanced (3)
Speak to Soul or Advanced Healing (Composure) (Advanced Soulsharing Specialty)
Soulsharing Attack
Expert (4)
Lesser Soulsharing Construct
Expert Soulsharing Knowledge
Probe Soul or Expert Healing (Composure) (Expert Soulsharing Specialty)
Sustained Soulsharing Attack
Master (5)
Greater Soulsharing Construct
Transform into Soulsharing

Trappings
Basic (1)
Basic Soulsharing Knowledge
You can use your Crafting Skill instead of Philosophy when rolling for a knowledge check dealing with information related to your Craft. However, you suffer a -1 penalty to these checks, due to your knowledge being practical rather than theoretical..

Read Emotion (Basic Soulsharing Specialty)
You can read a target’s emotions, allowing you to make assessments or declarations about the target. For each degree of success, reveal one item of information. All information gained from this trapping must be emotions, not thoughts, and only surface information—deeply hidden information must be discovered by the Search Emotions trapping.

Intermediate (2)
Soulsharing Block
You can use your Crafting as a block. Its precise nature depends on the Craft being used, as well as the Crafter’s own desires—a Flameshaper could bring up a wall of fire; a Dreamsharer could put up a mental block; a Bloodshifter could grow scales or bone. This can either be used as a static dodge equal to the degrees of success, or as Armor equal to the degrees of success, and can be enhanced to increase duration, etc.

Soulsharing Maneuver
You can perform a maneuver, placing a temporary Aspect on a target. The nature of the Aspect depends on the Craft used—a Soulsharer might make a target “Happy,” a Flameshaper might set something “On Fire,” a Blightshifter might make something “Rotten.” This counts as a maneuver for all purposes: The Aspect becomes sticky if you gain spin on your check, and you gain one free tag on the Aspect placed.
Example Maneuvers
Charm: A target becomes friendly towards the Crafter.
Mind Trick: Place a temporary Aspect representing a request or belief: “These Are Not the Druids You Are Looking For,” or “Your Master Will See Me Now,” for example.
Change Emotion

Advanced (3)
Soul Speak (Advanced Soulsharing Specialty)
You can communicate mind-to-mind with a target. Only emotional and pictorial, non-verbal information can be communicated. The difficulty is Mediocre ( +0) if unresisted, or dependent on a contested check vs. Discipline if resisted.

Advanced Heal (Composure) (Advanced Soulsharing Specialty)
You can use Empathy instead of Philosophy to heal Composure Stress equal to the degrees of success generated. In order to heal Consequences, you must use Expert Heal (Composure).

Soulsharing Attack
You can use your Crafting as an attack. Its precise nature depends on the Craft being used, as well as the Crafter’s own desires—a Flameshaper could breathe fire, throw a fireball, a fiery whip, or more. This can either be used as a Dmg 0 Attack or a Move Other action, and can be enhanced to increase Damage, affect multiple targets, etc. If you extend the duration, you need to focus on the attack during subsequent rounds, and can make only move actions. All Sharing attacks cause Composure Stress.

Expert (4)
Lesser Soulsharing Construct
You can create, animate, or summon something related to your Craft as a minion or companion. [Lesser Construct stunt].

Expert Soulsharing Knowledge
You can use your Crafting Skill instead of Philosophy when dealing with information related to your Craft. Unlike Basic Soulsharing Knowledge, you suffer no penalty to your check, having learned enough theory to back up your practical knowledge.

Expert Heal (Composure) (Expert Soulsharing Specialty)
You can use Empathy instead of Philosophy to heal consequences. The difficulty depends on the consequence:
Consequence Difficulty
Minor Mediocre ( +0)
Major Fair ( +2)
Severe Great ( +4)
Extreme Fantastic ( +6)

Success reduces the consequence’s recovery time by 1 step on the time chart, and spin reduces it a further step. Only mental/social consequences can be healed.

Probe Soul (Composure) (Expert Soulsharing Specialty)
You can read deep, hidden emotions. This trapping can be used for assessments and declarations.

Master (5)
Greater Soulsharing Construct
You can animate mental energy into insubstantial minions or companions. They are considered Companions, and each have the “summonable” stunt. Greater Constructs gain 6 additional advances. The maximum construct quality is equal to your Crafting skill -1.

Transform into Soul
You can transform yourself. See the individual Crafts for what exactly you will transform into. You can create your form as per a companion or minion, using the degrees of success as advances. You retain your own Skills, but your Aspects, Stunts, and Stress Tracks may vary by the advances you spend.

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