Recon Illusion (Action Powers)
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You can become invisible by bending light and muting sound. This is an invisibility power. Invisibility allows you to Sneak as if you had concealment, even in plain sight. Certain powers penetrate invisibility; against such a power you need to fulfill the normal requirements to Sneak. You can move as a part of the sneak action without becoming visible.
You can create a glowing aura about a creature or object. This does not change the appearance of the target, but makes it impossible for the target to use darkness or shadows to sneak and negates Invisibility powers. The target can still hide behind regular cover and concealment. You can also use it to mark different targets in different ways. At your option, the outline is only visible to certain people, and you can vary the color and other details of the glow. If the target can't see the glow, he can't tell that you used this effect on him. An opposed Recon roll is required to put the glow on someone, and the effect lasts for a scene. You can use this against someone you only suspect is there by targeting a likely hiding place—this does not suffer any penalty against an opponent that is successfully sneaking.
This is an invisibility power. Invisibility allows you to Sneak as if you had concealment, even in plain sight. Certain powers penetrate invisibility; against such a power you need to fulfill the normal requirements to Sneak. Greater Invisibility is normally automatic and does not require a Sneak check, but you can be noticed with a successful Scan. If you use this to disappear within plain sight or do other things that draw attention to yourself (blocking a doorway, moving visible objects, moving intimately close to someone), you must succeed on an opposed Recon roll, or the power is broken. If used each time your shot comes up, you are continuously invisible. There is FX when Invisibility ends that draws attention to you from direct observers - unlike Sneaking, you do not get any surprise or advantage on a later action when you drop Invisibility.
You can cause the image of what appears far away to appear before you, usually in a mirror, reflecting pool, or crystal ball. The image is never entirely clear; basic details can be easily discerned, but details like faces and text can be blurry and hard to read. To target the scrying you need some kind of link to the person or place; his full name, an object or creature with ties to the target, or information on his current whereabouts. Range is not a factor.
To gain information this way you make an opposed check against the targets' Recon. You gain valuable information based on the outcome of this roll; if the outcome matches the target's Mind you gain clear and important insights into the target's activities. On a failed roll, you learn obvious details and trivia; if the negative Outcome matches your Mind you learn misleading information or the target notices your spying.
You can sense the presence of illusions and Spectres at a distance. Make a skill roll and multiply the result by 10; this is the range in meters. Normally, you detect any type of illusion, but by concentrating on a particular type or description you can eliminate all others. You must make an opposed skill check to sense a creature that is Sneaking or an object in such a creature's possession.