Aura Perception

Mage the Awakening Core p.205

Caveat Lector: Book transcription

The mage can discern the mental and emotional states of a thinking being by reading his aura. Some mages
perceive auras as a series of colors, while others describe them in terms of
musical notes, odors, tastes or other purely non-physical senses.

Arcanum: Mind ●
Practice: Unveiling
Action: Instant
Duration: Concentration
Aspect: Covert
Cost: None

Afraid Orange
Aggressive Purple
Angry Bright Red
Bitter Brown
Calm Light Blue
Compassionate Pink
Conservative Lavender
Depressed Gray
Desirous/Lustful Deep Red
Distrustful Light Green
Envious Dark Green

. .

Excited Violet
Generous Rose
Happy Vermillion
Hateful Black
Idealistic Yellow
Innocent White
Lovestruck Bright Blue
Obsessed Bright Green
Sad Silver
Spiritual Gold
Suspicious Dark Blue

. .

Confused Mottled, shifting colors
Daydreaming Sharp, flickering colors
Frenzied Rapidly rippling colors
Psychotic Hypnotic, swirling colors

Note that this spell does not allow a mage to read a target’s nature. That requires the Prime 1 spell “Supernal Vision”.

Adamantine Arrow Rote: Know the Wolf by His Stance
Dice Pool: Wits + Empathy + Mind
In nature, most creatures give their emotional state away through a combination of body posture, facial expression and other physiological cues (such as musk or excessive saliva). Humans have learned to suppress many of these cues for the sake of “polite” social interaction, but a mage of the Adamantine Arrow can look past these civilized contrivances and read an individual’s true intent. Willworkers of the Silver Ladder are also known to employ this rote; the power to control a person through understanding of her emotions is not to be underestimated.

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