Moment of Doubt
Arcanum: Mind ●●
Practice: Ruling
Action: Instant
Duration: Prolonged
Aspect: Covert
Cost: None
Range: Sensory
Rote Pool: Man+Intim –Com

The mage implants a brief but convincing sensation of doubt into the target’s mind. The actual moment of uncertainty is brief, but its effects linger for the duration of the spell. The recipient becomes unsure of herself, making it difficult for her to complete whatever activities she’s engaged in, or to initiate a new course of action.

Though the sudden loss of confidence is imposed by the mage’s will, it feels to the target like genuine self-doubt, even if it’s out of character for her to second-guess herself.

Mechanics: Inflicts a penalty of (1 per success) on the target’s dice pools for
any attempt they make to perform an instant or extended action while the spell lasts,
as they become weighed down and distracted by uncertainty.

●If the target succeeds at any roll so penalized, then their doubt is assuaged and the spell ends prematurely.

●This spell can't be cast upon the same target more than once per scene.

●If the target is a mage with Mind 1 or greater, she makes a reflexive (Wits +Composure) roll to sense the presence of mental manipulation.

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