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Modify Memory, Psionic

Telepathy [mind-affecting]

Level

Telepath 4 [+]

Display

Mental

Mft. Time

Standard action

Target

One creature

Range

Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)

Duration

Permanent

Save

Will negates

PR

Yes

Cost

7

Source

XPH, 122

Published

April 2004

As the modify memory spell, except as noted here.

Modify Memory

You reach into the subjectís mind and modify as many as 5 minutes of its memories in one of the following ways.

  • Eliminate all memory of an event the subject actually experienced. This spell cannot negate charm, geas/quest, suggestion, or similar spells.
  • Allow the subject to recall with perfect clarity an event it actually experienced.
  • Change the details of an event the subject actually experienced.
  • Implant a memory of an event the subject never experienced.

Casting the spell takes 1 round. If the subject fails to save, you proceed with the spell by spending as much as 5 minutes (a period of time equal to the amount of memory time you want to modify) visualizing the memory you wish to modify in the subject. If your concentration is disturbed before the visualization is complete, or if the subject is ever beyond the spellís range during this time, the spell is lost.

A modified memory does not necessarily affect the subjectís actions, particularly if it contradicts the creatureís natural inclinations. An illogical modified memory is dismissed by the creature as a bad dream or a memory muddied by too much wine.