Sensitivity To Psychic Impressions

Level: Seer 2
Display: Auditory and material
Manifesting Time: 1 hour
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Area: Spread with a radius of 25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels, centered on you Duration: Concentration, up to 10 min./level
Saving Throw: None
Power Resistance: No
Power Points: 3

You gain historical vision in a given location. Rooms, streets, tunnels, and other discrete locations accumulate psychic impressions left by powerful emotions experienced in a given area.

These impressions offer you a picture of the location’s past.

The types of events most likely to leave psychic impressions are those that elicited strong emotions: battles and betrayals, marriages and murders, births and great pain, or any other event where one emotion dominates. Everyday occurrences leave no residue for a manifester to detect. The vision of the event is dreamlike and shadowy. You do not gain special knowledge of those involved in the vision, though you might be able to read large banners or other writing if they are in your language.

For example, you could manifest sensitivity to psychic impressions in the nave of a shattered chapel. The vision you gain is of a mob of terrified parishioners fleeing the chapel through front and side doors, and even through windows. Meanwhile, a demonic presence bursts through the floor of the nave and systematically begins to desecrate the former holy site. The primary emotion you perceive is terror.

Beginning with the most recent significant event at a location and working backward in time, you can sense one distinct event for every 10 minutes you maintain concentration, if any such events exist to be sensed. Your sensitivity extends into the past a maximum number of years equal to 100 × your manifester level.