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#1 Wursti

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:51 AM

Hello,

on of my new players is an untouchable assassine. And well we also have a psyker in my group. Due to that the assassine is looking right now for something that would block his untouchable aura. So he doesn't block the psykers ability.

 

Thank you.



#2 Tenebrae

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:03 AM

Distance works well as I recall?



#3 segara82

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:11 AM

... Looking through my memories and about a dozen books: i find nothing that blocks an Untouchable or his aura. As for the Animus Speculum, it is a device the Officio Assassinorum (Culexus Temple) uses and is far too rare to be handed to a (lowly) Acolyte.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:37 AM

Thought so thanks anyway =)



#5 Green Knight

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

Wystan Frauka (Ravenor's man) is a blank with an inhibitor he can turn use to turn his aura on and off. How it works and how rare it is is never explained.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

Well, the Animus Speculum is the inhibitor that is worn every Culexus Assassin which he can use as a weapon by focussing his power onto enemy psykers. A black light bolt/beam of negative psyonic energy that can kill Psykers and norms alike, Psykers that survive the first blast have their powers diminished and are usually easy prey for the CA.
A really nasty fellow, just as bad as a Vindicare.

Edit: The books and the old codizes contradict themselves on so many levels and occassions ... GMs should just do what is best for a fun play in their group.

Edited by segara82, 07 January 2014 - 09:37 AM.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:47 AM

Wystan Frauka (Ravenor's man) is a blank with an inhibitor he can turn use to turn his aura on and off. How it works and how rare it is is never explained.

I would make that kind of gear at least Near Unique, if not Unique, and gene-coded.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:21 PM

 

Wystan Frauka (Ravenor's man) is a blank with an inhibitor he can turn use to turn his aura on and off. How it works and how rare it is is never explained.

I would make that kind of gear at least Near Unique, if not Unique, and gene-coded.

 

 

I don't think I would allow it at all :)



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:27 PM

 

 

Wystan Frauka (Ravenor's man) is a blank with an inhibitor he can turn use to turn his aura on and off. How it works and how rare it is is never explained.

I would make that kind of gear at least Near Unique, if not Unique, and gene-coded.

 

 

I don't think I would allow it at all :)

 

I mean more of a purely NPC thing, or a thing you might be able to grab at an Ascension-level of play (since I would never allow a PC to become an Eversor without making his character an NPC). Something the PCs might be able to find and be curious about but not actually use, that opens up plot when they turn it over to their Inquisitor.


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#10 darkforce

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

Currently thinking though... think I saw a description of it somewhere in one of the books... not sure which system... but, hell, I'm pretty damn sure I saw some Stats for it (excluding price and rarity though, iirc)

 

Edit: Praise to the Emperor, found it! Check Rogue Trader: The Navis Primer p. 116


Edited by darkforce, 07 January 2014 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:41 AM

Damn the vagueness of the negative psionic spectrum!

 

An untouchable shouldn`t have an aura, they are untouchable their resistance/immunity is confined to their immediate vicinity if not their person making it all but impossible to affect them psychically.

 

Their "aura" such as it is would only effect people is their personal space making them feel profoundly uncomfortable (thus untouchable.)

 

As opposed to a Pariah whose psionically negative aua projects a distance from them causing discomfort to blunts and outright pain to psykers making them unwelcome figures of unprovoked hatred and loathing (thus Pariah.)

 

Emperor>Psyker>Blunt(human normal)>Psy-Neutral<Psy-Resistant<Blank<Untouchable<Pariah

 

As such unless you are all running around holding hands or driving around piled into a VW Beetle it shouldn`t be to much of an issue.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:06 AM

Are Pariahs still in the fluff? (Ok, I mean -- have they been mentioned since the Necrons were reworked?)

 

I think Abnett isn't really a good source on this since his treatment doesn't make sense. His main Untouchable is a hooker, which is something an Untouchable would be an absolute failure at.


Edited by bogi_khaosa, 11 January 2014 - 09:08 AM.


#13 Fgdsfg

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

Are Pariahs still in the fluff? (Ok, I mean -- have they been mentioned since the Necrons were reworked?)

 

I think Abnett isn't really a good source on this since his treatment doesn't make sense. His main Untouchable is a hooker, which is something an Untouchable would be an absolute failure at.

Clearly you haven't seen the prostitutes that litter the streets. Hundreds of them, and not a soul to rub together between them.

But to answer your question, I think that Necron Pariahs are out - if you care at all about the newcrons, I don't - but Pariahs as in "Untouchables" are very much still in. Here and there and everywhere, these days.


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