The Case of Minnie Turner
The Sight — Psychic Powers
Since humankind gained the gift of self-awareness (and perhaps before then), some people have been blessed with senses and abilities beyond the physical. A select few have always been able to see into the minds of others, to catch glimpses of the past and future, and even to affect the world directly with no tools but their strength of will. These powers have long been known as “the Sight” or “the Second Sight,” since many such abilities involve sensing or seeing things beyond the scope of the five senses. Those with the Sight are often called “Seers.” Science has also labeled those powers, calling them ESP (short for Extra-Sensory Perception), and psychic or psionic abilities. Of all the powers of the Gifted, the Sight is the most widely accepted by the general public. Its existence is no longer doubted among most people, although the scientific community still strongly denies it. Most people have not been exposed to these powers, however, and they are likely to react to such displays with fear or hatred.
The Sight does not require rituals or Invocations, although some Seers have Magical training and can use both Arts. Unlike Magic, the Sight does not involve invoking outside forces; the power is entirely internal. Seers can still use Essence and Essence Channeling to temporarily boost their psychic strength, but it isn’t required. Also unlike Magic, mundanes cannot neutralize these abilities.