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A person’s aura can intimate quite a bit of information regarding their mood, health, magical aptitude, and overall metaphysical condition---the trick is interpreting it. Although interpreting an aura is initially a difficult thing to do, it gradually gets easier (as individuals’ are increasingly familiar) and Sam can sometimes glean a good amount of information from a ‘rough read’ on someone who’s new to her.

What’ll this generally turn up? Mood and health, in the most basic broad strokes. It’s worth noting that while Sam has an advantage identifying someone’s mood through their aura, she has nothing to help her figure out why they feel that way. Even if a liar is wracked with guilt over telling an untruth, for example, all she’s got is ‘there’s guilt for something there’. And that's if I roll well. It’s also worth noting that while she has a good chance of identifying the area affected by an injury or an illness, anything beyond that is iffy. (If it’s relevant, I’m thinking I’ll roll to determine how informative an assessment is. The very best results would provide an idea of the nature of the damage done---an injury, an infection, chemical exposure---and an idea of the severity, but ‘the very best results’ are unlikely.)

If it seems like it could strongly affect a thread, I’ll PM you so we can hash out some specifics.

ETA: Once you've commented on this post---and if it's cool with you---I'll roll to determine how clear the rough read of your character actually is. Roll results will fall into the categories of 'strong success,' 'weak success,' and 'failure,' which pan out as 'main emotion at the time, with a good guess at one or two background feelings,' 'main emotion at the time,' and 'well, that sure is something, but I don't know what.' If you'd like to cap roll results, or if you think your character would be an easy read, please feel free to say so!

And about magical aptitude…? This is something I really wanted to address in this post. While Sam can recognize people who use the same sort of magic she uses, she isn’t familiar with anything else. If you’d like something unusual to show in your characters’ aura to hint at their abilities, just let me know.

Could I have some context for aura appearances? Sure thing! As far as Sam’s concerned, auras look like something between the coronas that appear in kirilian photography and strands of steam coming off of people. Adepts are distinguished by what looks like a flame kind of on, kind of in their foreheads. The stronger the sorcerer, the brighter the flame.

Last but not least, a note on robots and constructs. Mechanoids and other inorganic entities have auras which are very like anyone else’s in terms of emotional indicators, but their auras do not reflect their physical health the way organics’ auras do, even if pain flags the same way.

Between Beast Wars, its aftermath, and the multiple mentions of bio-mechanical parts in Transformers Prime, Cybertronians have settled into a sort of grey zone, but what they show will take some time to really recognize.

Magically animated constructs show a ‘stamp’ of the animating magic unless there's some enchantment arranged to obscure it, and, if sapient, also show emotional auras.

One footnote: Auras aren't visible in videos or pictures---they've got to be live, though they do appear in reflections.

Another footnote: Wiped everything but top comments Sept.21 to begin including 'first read' rolls.

Date: 2014-12-01 03:07 am (UTC)
thankyou4myheart: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thankyou4myheart
Both of mine are good - Deckard and Thundercracker. I'll also toss two of my Guardians - Wheeljack, Rathan - as okay to read. My third, who's not yet been named in game (you know who I'm talking about) will read as a complete and very creepy /void/. There is an utter /nothingness/ should she ever encounter him. It's not just absent, like a dead thing has no aura, it's somehow /more/, a thing of great power that has no dampener, nothing to obscure it, it's just Not. There.

Date: 2014-12-06 04:18 am (UTC)
knight_light: [smile] (Default)
From: [personal profile] knight_light
Mine are open for reading. Jendayi and Wing, and any of my NPCs: Paian, Irja, Sirrah, and Gyroscope.

Date: 2014-12-14 04:46 am (UTC)
dirge: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dirge
Feel free to read Dirge!

Notes: Dirge does not have a spark like other cybertronians. He is powered by a shard of the All-Spark itself, which in his universe is basically what creates life.

His shard is also broken off a piece that was embedded in Starscream's head- thus giving him a piece of his template's personality.

SO WHATEVER THAT READS AS I DON'T KNOW BUT IT IS THERE.

Date: 2014-12-15 09:42 am (UTC)
fractalize: ❄ na-i-cons (pic#7797504)
From: [personal profile] fractalize
Elsa's free to be read, and free to be magic'd. Her aura could be affected by her magic as well, seeing as her magic is heavily emotion based. Her powers are stupid strong (CASTLE BUILDING) as well, so however she interprets that, go hog wild. xD

Date: 2015-04-23 02:40 pm (UTC)
akito: akito / gazelle (Default)
From: [personal profile] akito
Magically Akito has the potential to be not necessarily powerful so much as have a broad range of fairly-strong abilities. His two strongest are his natural disaster precog, and his water manipulation.

As for physical health, I'm not sure how it would read via aura depending on which form he is in, since if there was aural overlap it might indicate a wound below the waist of his mer-form that doesn't appear in human form. :|a

In terms of mental health he... has some issues. Lingering PTSD over certain things because experiments! Yay! And a lot of fear over really basic things because he hasn't interacted with them before...

IF ANY OF THAT MAKE SENSE...

Also if there is a base colour his would be shades of blues.

Date: 2015-06-09 03:36 am (UTC)
popculturecon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] popculturecon
Soundwave is a go! She'd probably be able to tell from his aura that he is a telepath. Go nuts on figuring out how that'd look, all I can think of is being surrounded by fucking glowing tentacles.

Date: 2015-06-17 05:35 am (UTC)
stickshiftshiv: (On my way to curbstomp the patriarchy)
From: [personal profile] stickshiftshiv
Have fun with this horrific asshole!

Date: 2015-07-05 06:27 pm (UTC)
still_learning: (Default)
From: [personal profile] still_learning
Jetstorm should be okay for this kind of exposure. He's used to biting his tongue, but he's not familiar with having to protect his thoughts and feelings from someone, so he's probably going to show loud and clear for what Sam can read from a Cybertronian.

I can't guarantee he's going to like it if/when he finds out what's going on, the poor thing.

Date: 2015-08-08 08:43 pm (UTC)
artistwithasickness: (◄They wouldnt bump their ass)
From: [personal profile] artistwithasickness
Devi is up for being read! Since she's died and been to hell, Sam's also free to feel/see the Hell Taint in her aura. Devi's powers are Dragon Ball oriented for references and no matter how she acts, she is a powerful person, in Will most strongly. Her aura is always a shade of purple.

Date: 2015-09-14 02:18 am (UTC)
eyestothesky: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyestothesky
Mine's good! Given there's actual magic used in the tech to channel Blue Matter safely to use in his core I imagine there might be something similar to the animating magic's 'stamp' somewhere in there. And really he's not a very 'guarded' or secretive person emotionally even if he tries to pretend he's all responsible and collected so I imagine she'd have no trouble reading him.

Date: 2015-09-16 05:43 am (UTC)
notoptimus: (This should be fun)
From: [personal profile] notoptimus
LATE TO THE PARTY.

Bumblebee - Bee is good to go, he keeps a lot of mental walls up, though, just as a leader. Also, dunno if Sam can pick it up or not, but Bee DID die, albeit briefly(He was revived after like a minute or two).

Bulkhead - good to go too. Emotionally after RA stuff he's pretty closed off emotionally, except with people he's close to. Also, he's had a bunch of brushes with death/near death experiences but never actually died. if she'd pick that up. xD

Date: 2016-07-26 04:46 pm (UTC)
slingshotting: (alone)
From: [personal profile] slingshotting
Feel free to read the boy all you want, as well kept as his emotions are it will be interesting for someone to be able to see beneath his surface. Also, it gives me a bigger excuse to word vomit introspection which I love to do so. All is fair game with me and mine.

--Knox

Date: 2016-11-07 12:29 pm (UTC)
nightmarist: (wry ☘)
From: [personal profile] nightmarist
Ronan's nature is canonically overwhelming and impossible to ignore by those with any kind of psychic intuition. While Ronan isn't evil by any stretch of the imagination, he has the sort of highly menacing aura that has led a psychic to literally hiss at him, "What are you?" He is at least partially created from magic, and he is arguably a god-like being, so there's an intense atmosphere of power that spills right off of him. This can be frightening for people, but ultimately he is a being made for creation and not destruction. I would imagine his aura is the kind of light that's so blinding it's painful. That seems to be the reaction he elicits.

Date: 2016-11-30 06:27 am (UTC)
mttbrandlegs: <user name=xamag-undertale site=tumblr.com> ((124) xamag-undertale)
From: [personal profile] mttbrandlegs
Go for it! As a note, Mettaton's not a conventional robot--he has a monster SOUL which is basically the heart in his abdomen (his core), and while the control of his body is enabled through him possessing it and settling there, I'd imagine his aura spreads through his body...with a more intense center at his core.

If you need me to, I can express more of his thoughts in our ongoing thread so as to give Sam a better read of things!

Date: 2017-01-07 01:01 am (UTC)
suckstobestrange: (til your final breath falls to the floor)
From: [personal profile] suckstobestrange
Go for it! He's a trashfire masquerading as a person and his health is. Um.

Weird? I'm gonna go with weird. Between the 'died before and now is kinda technically undying' the physical toll of magic, etc. His hands are obviously fucked beyond all reason and are constantly in pain I'm sure she'd notice that no matter how shitty her rolls are. Beyond that idk I suppose it'd depend on your roll go for it brosis.

OH and before I forget his age is definitely not matching timeline there is at least 5,000 years or so in there that he doesn't remember I'm sure she could probably sense a block of that much time if the roll's good. (he was born in the 30s so he should be 86 not 5086+ XD)

And I'm pretty sure selling his soul at one point left a mark on his aura (he got better) as did all the contact/interaction with a variety of deities/demons/otherdimensional assholes.
Edited Date: 2017-01-07 01:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-12 12:44 am (UTC)
mother_of_monsters: (:3)
From: [personal profile] mother_of_monsters
HI!

Both K-2SO, Credence and Dray are open for reading. Credence has a lot of magic within him, although twisted and problematic. Dray has no magic per se, but his species have the ability to connect and talk through a hivemind, I wasn't sure if that was relevant but better safe than sorry.

Date: 2017-03-12 01:31 am (UTC)
k2so: (Default)
From: [personal profile] k2so
Ehhh nice. And makes sense for the 3 of them, even if it was what luck decided.

I don't mind the prose!

Date: 2017-03-12 01:58 am (UTC)
mother_of_monsters: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mother_of_monsters
Oh all sounds good like this, really. Kay would be saddened that his aura seems hard to read but surprised that he has one at all.

Date: 2017-03-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
crosspear: (☆13)
From: [personal profile] crosspear
I'm fine with this!

I'm also fine if she gets some sort of magical vibe off of his Arcus since it's loaded with elemental quartzes that allow him to cast elemental arts, though I imagine that might get confusing? idk

Date: 2017-03-29 05:50 am (UTC)
crosspear: (☆3)
From: [personal profile] crosspear
Alright! Gaius is pretty easy to read, anyways, he's pretty chill.

And no, he has no innate magical ability except for one spoiler thing, but that's more of a...connection to another force, like how some weapons choose their owners? But different because it's spoilers. So I guess the Arcus would be a dud, even if it's basically how he casts magic over and over. :'D

Date: 2017-04-06 01:33 pm (UTC)
tacticalvisor: i had to have at least one dad76 reference (the answer's obvious)
From: [personal profile] tacticalvisor
Permission granted for 76! (AND THEN I REALIZED THAT 'oh it's not a matter of grant and then roll, it's give summary and then figure stuff out. MY BAD.)

I have no idea how PTSD would manifest (if at all) but in terms of ~general~ things, 76 carries a ton of hostility/suspicion, frustration/anger, and just. A ton of baggage. I almost want to describe him of carrying a storm of emotions on the outside to project a core he likes to pretend doesn't exist anymore, but /shrug

Date: 2017-04-06 04:10 pm (UTC)
tacticalvisor: (your soul is alive)
From: [personal profile] tacticalvisor
I saw you post on Qui-Gon-mun's plurk and went 'oh, hey, I should hit that up JIC there's interaction' :)

Let me know if you get something strong or if you want any other ideas here! I love figuring out this kind of thing with people. (Also, I meant 'protect', not 'project', whups)

Date: 2017-04-06 07:36 pm (UTC)
tacticalvisor: (every day for us some thing new)
From: [personal profile] tacticalvisor
Reminds me of a House Rule when I was in my Savage Worlds group; if you had a critical failure and refused the chance to reroll, you could get a bonus if you gave it a spectacular description (which usually either resulted in us cracking up laughing from slapstick shenanigans, or, once in a while, go "OH NOOOOOOOO" from the drama)

ANYWAY.

If you want to go to the 8-ball I SURE AS HECK AIN'T SAYIN NO- but if you want to assume that he's so clamped down/shut tight (so to speak) it interferes with his projection that actually works fairly well? Insomuch as he's been making an active attempt to get a hold of his feels so that he doesn't cause as many effects on the world around him. (Because bottling that shit up is always a good idea.)
Edited (OH MY GOD I MIXED UP PROTECT/PROJECT AGAIN) Date: 2017-04-06 07:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-06 07:51 pm (UTC)
tacticalvisor: (rise together)
From: [personal profile] tacticalvisor
"Well guess what, HE JUST DID." (Alt; "He sneezed.")

With him having to go through a good part of his life trying to portray one thing and hide his thoughts on others - more out of politics than any sort of cloak and dagger thing - I guess it fits that he's now just an unreadable sumglitch aura wise. And whatever other factors are in play.

Maybe if they get to know each other she'll learn what tells he has, aurawise; it may be similar how I write him in body language, he's closed off 99% of the time but once you get to know him you *can* read him, it just takes basically learning another (set of body) language.

Date: 2017-04-06 11:45 pm (UTC)
sithkabobed: (54)
From: [personal profile] sithkabobed
Feel free to read Qui-Gon! His powers aren't based on magic, but Sam should still probably see someone who's teeming with life energy which is different from his health and based more on how he fits and interacts with the Living Force. He's been described before as kind of a bright beacon to those who can read Force signatures.

His canon point is from after he's died if there's anything you'd like to do with that! I'm also happy to answer any extra questions if you have them!

Date: 2017-04-08 01:25 am (UTC)
meetingsandpartings: (Default)
From: [personal profile] meetingsandpartings
HERES A BOY Sam will probably be able to see that Natsume can See Things -- not so much magic as...really really strong potential? Also question: will he be able to tell something is Uniqeu about her (its canon that he can tell where spirits are, and can see things that are magically hidden and whatnot)?

Date: 2017-04-08 05:25 am (UTC)
meetingsandpartings: (Default)
From: [personal profile] meetingsandpartings
Yessss, it does! And it makes sense that natsume would sort of just be "/confused shrug", because he's not super good at telling what his feelings mean, just knowing when he has them.

Date: 2017-04-09 06:29 am (UTC)
festumkept: (The chill does not affect me)
From: [personal profile] festumkept
So! For the most part, Kazuki is how he presents himself. He's genuinely kind and selfless, and wears his heart on his sleeve, making him rather easy to read even by anyone in general. At the same time, though, he does have another side. His world is wracked by a long standing war, and he fights on the front lines (by piloting a mecha, known as a Fafner. Fun times!) So he's a serious type just as well. One particular mood she might pick up on is conflict and guilt: he truly enjoys Empatheias, but also does feel guilty for that, which runs a mile deep, as he knows he's absolutely needed back home. Said serious side is more likely to come out during things like excursions, or whenever fighting and/or protecting becomes a thing.

OH. Another thing is that he's capable of reading minds, and in turn has a fairly strong defense against any of that stuff being done to him. However in general he really doesn't put the telepathy to use in the first place.

. . . I've no clue if that helps at all, but I guess it's to give you an idea? Let me know if you want more, or even just have questions about him! tl;dr: I pretty much am a-okay with everything.

Date: 2017-04-09 08:16 pm (UTC)
festumkept: (Default)
From: [personal profile] festumkept
Yep! It all sounds good to me. 8)

Date: 2017-06-13 01:27 am (UTC)
bifroster: (of our souls)
From: [personal profile] bifroster
Feel free to go wild with Jane, from figuring out anything about her (emotions, health, mental state, etc.) to whatever the highest cap there is. For the most part, Sam will just see that Jane is an ordinary human, but she might notice that Jane has recently been through some sort of magical/powerful ringer (thanks to the Aether), but not be magical herself.

Date: 2017-06-26 08:21 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Amused Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
Frog is definitely open for reading! She might be able to see that he's a human who has been cursed and he can also use water based magic too (though not to its full potential yet) :3b If you need any specifics just hit me up!
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