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New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Rithiel » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:38 pm

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Jaster » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:29 am

Does it work in the wilderness?

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Rithiel » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:30 am

Yes.
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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby gralkik » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:45 pm

Just a thought, even though this is seriously controversial. - passive ability: overhear whispered conversation, in fragments. Perception determines amount heard in fragments. low perception, a few words or letters or maybe syllabols. High perception, full words and sentences. - Or, just to keep it simple, just full whispered sentences.

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Lun » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:19 pm

I like the idea. I actually thought for the longest time that Eavesdrop allowed Utasa to listen to whispered conversations. Why isn't this a thing?! +1, screw your secrecy!

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Kiyaani » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:21 pm

There was a different ability that allowed it back when they had wavebending years ago. This was for something else.

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Lun » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Ah, I misremembered what ability it was. With wavebending gone, I thought it was a mundane or was turned into a mundane ability. My statement that it should be reinstated holds, as I felt that was great for Utasa.

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby gralkik » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:25 pm

Lun wrote:Ah, I misremembered what ability it was. With wavebending gone, I thought it was a mundane or was turned into a mundane ability. My statement that it should be reinstated holds, as I felt that was great for Utasa.
I agree. It should be worked into the ability to include whispered conversations, with that ability gone.

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby vidor » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:37 am

I think overhearing whispers is a great idea.
I, however, don't really like the idea of it being used in the wilderness. I know we've heard several times (gms, weigh in?) that wilderness "rooms" are leagues apart. If someone can't even hear a whisper near-by, can they really hear a conversation at any level under a shout from over a mile away? Even if the whisper component is added, still seems a little out there. I'm okay if it's just one of those things we have to take with a grain of salt (like the speed at which undying travel) but it deserves at least a second of thought while munching an apple. (Apple optional).

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Lun » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:43 am

I meant overhearing whispers in the same room.

I just kind of figured it's the same vein as listening through doors.

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby gralkik » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:46 am

Lun wrote:I meant overhearing whispers in the same room.

I just kind of figured it's the same vein as listening through doors.


Agreed. It really doesn't make sense to listen into whispered conversations in the wild from the next room. It's more of an in towns thing, to overheard whispered conversations. Unless they're in the same room as you, in the wild.

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Jaster » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:46 pm

It would be far more realistic to hear conversations in Mistral Lake when the Utasa is standing in Shadgard. That would be a reasonable ability, IMHO.

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Re: New Ability: Eavesdrop

Postby Liani » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:53 pm

I believe that towns are Utasa's domain where Udemi are the outside people. There's some overlap but I thought that originally, it would make sense that their strength would be in towns.

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