3.3.10   UNDERSTANDING

THIRD TRIAD

Empathy
Level: 1
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden
Description
The child of fire is able to read the emotional state of a mortal target. This will not tell the angel what the target is thinking but only what he/she is feeling. For instance, the angel can determine a man is angry, but he will not learn what the cause of this anger is or what the individual intends to do as a result of it.

Psychometry
Level: 2
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Immediate
Forms: Divine (material), Hidden
Description
By handling a physical (non-living) object, the angel can gain knowledge of what past events have surrounded it. An ancient dagger might give the angel a vision of it being plunged into the chest of a Roman general. Only traumatic or important events tend to make impressions on objects.

Optional Rules
The length of time a celestial can see into the past is determined by the success of the roll. Rolls that only meet a normal difficulty (20) will only allow the angel to  see 50 years into the passed. Results that exceed a hard difficulty (25) can raise this  to 100 years.  Rolls exceeding a very hard difficulty (30) allow the angel to see up to 500 years in the pass, and rolls exceeding a nearly impossible difficulty (35) grant visions for as far back as the item has existed.

Sense of Taint
Level: 3
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Immediate
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
By employing this force, a child of fire can tell if a place is tainted with evil. Such places might include unholy sanctuaries, demonic summoning areas, and places where great evil and suffering has occurred.

Optional Rules
A tainted place is in essence the opposite of a Shrine. It feeds infernal creatures making them more powerful. Depending on the strength of the taint, it can add +1,+2,or +3 to all rolls made by demonic creatures.


SECOND TRIAD

Communicate
Level: 4
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden
Description
The child of fire can communicate with the lesser creatures of the universe. This extends even to communication with plants. The lower the intelligence level of the target, though, the less sophisticated this communication will be and the less detailed the information is likely to be. The communication is of a telepathic nature, and thus can not be heard by other creatures.

Read Thoughts
Level 5:
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
No mortal mind is safe from this celestial probing. The angel has the ability to read all surface thought the target has during the course of the scene. This can be an invaluable tool in determining if the target is lying. If tried on another celestial creatures (obviously in hidden form) the result would be a failure, though the child of fire using the force would not realize he was probing another celestial. This force can be resisted by a target’s temperance score.

Read Memory
Level: 6
Aspect: Understanding
Duration: Scene
Forms: Divine, Hidden, Subtle
Description
The celestial is now able to probe the target’s mind more deeply. Instead of mere surface thoughts, the child of fire can probe a mortal mind for any memory they’re looking for. Sorting through another’s mind is a difficult and time-consuming task. It requires a great deal of concentration and a minimum of distractions. Knowledge of when the event took place and details about it can aid in the process.


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