Mind Seed

Telepathy (Compulsion) [Evil, Mind-Affecting]
Level: Telepath 8
Display: Mental
Manifesting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One touched Medium or
smaller humanoid
Duration: Instantaneous; see text
Saving Throw: Will negates
Power Resistance: Yes
Power Points: 15, XP

You impress the totality of your psyche into a subject’s subconscious. If successfully implanted, the seed of your mind “germinates” over the period of one week. During this time, the subject begins to unconsciously take on your mannerisms. For instance, if you habitually mutter, “Sure, sure, sure,” this same litany is soon heard from the subject’s lips, though it is not uttered consciously.

When integration is complete (after one week), the subject becomes you in mind as you were when you manifested the power, but the subject’s level is eight lower than your own. (In effect, the subject has received eight negative levels—but these are negative levels that can’t be removed.) The subject does not have any of your physical ability scores or equipment, but does have the Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores you had when you were eight levels lower. The subject also knows the powers you knew when you were eight levels lower.

While the subject is initially your mental duplicate, the two personalities diverge over time. Although the subject starts off with memories of your experiences, it possesses its original “soul” and physical body and is free to develop its own personality based on its own new experiences. Thus, the subject is not your slave or servant, but instead a nonplayer character in its own right that shares your earlier memories.

Protection from evil or a similar spell or power can prevent you from implanting mind seed, or prevent a seed from germinating while the protective power lasts. Otherwise, a germinating seed can be removed (prior to germination) only by psychic chirurgery, reality revision, or similarly high-level effects. Manifesting mind seed again during the germination period also cleanses the subject’s mind.

XP Cost: 3,000 XP.