New Connections


Mage Core p.237

The mage creates a sympathetic connection by fortifying that elusive bond between things that creates the principle of sympathy (using a favored childhood treasure, for example, to work either deleterious or beneficial magic upon another).

Arcanum: Space ●●●
Practice: Perfecting
Action: Instant; subtract target’s Composure
Duration: Lasting
Aspect: Covert
Cost: None

Each success creates one degree of sympathetic connection between the target and a single person, place or thing, as per the chart on pp. 114-115.

For example, a mage who barely knows a woman he just met (an Encountered connection) can be given a greater degree of sympathetic connection to her (with three successes, this can be come an Intimate connection). This does not change the normal mental and social relationship between the two, only their mystical connection that can be exploited through Space magic.

A living creature unconsciously resists this spell with its Composure.


Free Council Rote: Spinning the False Strand
Dice Pool: Manipulation + Occult + Space – Composure

Sometimes the only way to get close to someone is to create the means oneself. Free Council mages use this rote to forge an artificial sympathetic connection with another person, usually for the purposes of targeting that individual remotely with other magics. Guardians use a rote much like it (Composure + Occult + Space) to affect others at great distance, without ever needing to reveal themselves.

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