Microcosm

Telepathy (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting]

Psion 9

Manifesting
Manifesting Time 1 Standard Action
Display Auditory Material Mental Olfactory Visual
Effect
Range Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Area One creature; or one or more creatures within a 15-ft.-radius sphere
Duration Instantaneous, D
Saving Throw None
Resistance Yes
Power Points 17

Description

Creature or creatures live forevermore in world of their own imagination.

This power enables you to warp the consciousness and senses of one or more creatures, sending the victim into a catatonic state. When microcosm is manifested, you can target either a single creature within range or a group of creatures all located within the power’s area.

Single Target

If microcosm targets a single creature, that creature’s senses are pinched off from the real world if it currently has 100 or fewer hit points. The subject’s senses are all completely fabricated from within its own mind, though it may not realize this. In reality, the subject sprawls limply, drooling and mewling, and eventually dies of thirst and starvation without care. The subject lives within its own made-up world until the time of its actual death.

Area Effect

If microcosm is manifested on an area, it sends all affected creatures into a shared catatonia (the world is a construct, but within the world, the victims can interact with each other). It affects only creatures that currently have 30 or fewer hit points, and only up to a total of 300 hit points of such creatures. The power affects creatures with the lowest hit point totals first. (Creatures with negative hit points count as having 0 hit points.)

Manifesting microcosm a second time on an affected creature turns its sensory pathways outward once more. Otherwise, only very potent powers (such as psychic chirurgery or reality revision) or similar effects (such as miracle or wish) can undo the mental crosswiring that this power brings about.

Augment: For every additional power point you spend, the number of hit points for a single target the power can affect increases by 10, and the number of hit points for an area effect increases by 30, and the maximum individual hit point of the creatures in the area affected increases by 3.

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