Auspex

Auspex is the Mekhet’s signature discipline – mastery of inhuman perceptive ability, ranging from a superior ability to read a situation to projecting one’s mind out into the world.

When testing to see if you bypass Obfuscate, roll Wits + Investigation + Auspex vs. Resolve + Stealth + Obfuscate. Against other abilities, roll Wits + Investigation + Auspex against the pool named in the power.

  • Beast’s Hackles: Superior perception gives you useful minor information about the situation. 1 question per success on the activation roll.
    Ask a room: Is there someone in Obfuscate, is there something in Twilight, who is the most dangerous individual in the room, who here is closest to Frenzy, who here is most likely to give me what I want.
    • Cost: None for uses up to your Auspex rating in a scene, 1 Vitae per use afterwards. Significant location changes (new building, not new room) will always act as a scene break for the purposes of this power.
    • Pool: Wits + Investigation + Auspex
    • Action: Instant.
  • Uncanny Perception: Grants insight into an individual by careful study. 1 question per success on the activation roll. Ask a person: emotional state, recent diablerie, are they possessed, Virtue or Vice, status as a supernatural or mortal.
    • Cost: None.
    • Pool: Intelligence + Empathy + Auspex – target’s Composure.
    • Action: Instant.
  • The Spirit’s Touch: By touching an object and concentrating, a Kindred can learn about what has happened around it.
    • Cost: None.
    • Pool: Wits + Occult + Auspex
    • Action: Instant.
  • Lay Open the Mind: With a focused effort of will, a Kindred may read the thoughts of a person within line of sight.
    • Cost: None targeting a mortal; 1 Willpower for any unwilling supernatural being.
    • Pool: Intelligence + Investigation + Auspex – target’s Resolve.
    • Action: Instant.
  • Twilight Projection: The Kindred projects his mind into the Twilight realm, a state bordering on the world, and is able to spy upon others unseen. Other Kindred with Auspex may be able to perceive the user.
    • Cost: 1 Willpower.
    • Pool: Intelligence + Occult + Auspex to activate, Resolve + Occult + Auspex to defend against Auspex.
    • Action: Instant.

Auspex

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