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Old 28 Jun 2007, 04:03   #1 (permalink)
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I'm working on a 40k piece right now with a Codicer Librarian as one of the protagonists and I need to know more about their abilities.

-Can Psykers manipulate kinetic energy to say, knock things over, push, pull or physically manipulate objects?

-Can Psykers manipulate organic processes (eg, making targets drowsy, paranoid, inducing thoughts)?

-What happens when a Psyker's will is broken by means of succumbing to psychic energies (think Perils of the Warp)?


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Old 28 Jun 2007, 08:30   #2 (permalink)
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To the first two questions: yes, I would think so. Being a psychic in the 40K universe seems to be like writing a blank check, abilities wise... but the check comes at a cost. For the third question: possession?

I'm certain there are people with better answers out there than me. Sorry I can't be more helpful. What I know of psychers comes from "First and Only" - some have the ability to divine the past and future, and when they do their crazy magics, the air around them gets extremely extremely cold.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 08:34   #3 (permalink)
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-Can Psykers manipulate kinetic energy to say, knock things over, push, pull or physically manipulate objects?
Absolutely!


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-Can Psykers manipulate organic processes (eg, making targets drowsy, paranoid, inducing thoughts)?
Sure can!

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-What happens when a Psyker's will is broken by means of succumbing to psychic energies (think Perils of the Warp)?
Whatever you can think of. "Perils of The Warp" usually means some gibbly nasty has decided to infest the Psyker's brain, so Daemonic Incursion is a #1 option!


For some more ideas of Psykers, go into the Other GW Games section, click on "Specialist Games - Free Rulebooks!", and look at Inquisitor.

Inquisitor has a ton of Psychic powers, ranging from telekinesis to pyromancy, and loads of cool stuff inbetween!
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I highly suggest you read the inquisitor book for free download as has been suggested. There you will see that basically anything you can think of, Psyckers can do.


And the side effects, anything from deamonic posession, rapid aging (tho all psyckers are supposed to age more than normal), going beserk and killing people in demented ways, blanking out (as in temporary loss of memory whilst stuff happens) and many more things.


Scary scary stuff.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 05:30   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, everything I needed and more.

Cheers everyone, I'll check that Inquisitor book for sure.
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