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Oseric Val'Strutsso Presents: The Psion

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A Matter of the Mind ...

Psionics, or the "Invisibile Arts" are a unique brand of internal magic born of one's own mind and life-force, similarly to ki, which can be used by the Psion to produce psionic powers similar to spell effects.

Unlike the conventional for of spellcasting, which draws on the Spellweave as an external source of magical power, psionic powers draw upon the mental energies of the Psion to conjure or manifest the innate arcane energy and suffuses all things.

Somewhat akin to the force of will displayed by the Overdeity when creating the universe, Psionic powers surpass conventional spellcasting in the fact that they can neither be given to, nor taken from, a Psion by to any deities of magic like Mystra or Midnight. Nevertheless, the manifestations of psionic powers are magical in nature, and psionics and conventional magic are closely related enough in their effects that they can interact with one another, though few enough spellcasters were aware that psionics even exist.

As a controlled manifestation of the Psions mental manipulation of the weave, the use of psionic power does not require spell components. Psionic power can theoretically be activated much faster than either divine or arcane magic, depending on the mental acuity of the Psion. All psions must possess formidable mental discipline in order to properly use their psionic gifts, least their minds be turn inside out by their own powers.

Several arcane scholars of note, most prominent among them being Aberrationist Zhu'thakk Hildebrand, have postulatesd that Psionics may be the original expression of arcqane power. The basis for their hypothesis lies within the prevalence of Psionic power among the Gith peoples and aberrations of the Far Realm such as the Illithid. Both of these races have been at war before the established timeline of the universe crafted by the Overdeity, suggesting that psionic predates spellcasting as we know it, maybe even predating the gods themselves.

The only certainty we have is that Psions are as rare as they are formidible.

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