The powerful Mule in our game has an instinct to trigger Naiven detection reads and I’m exploring loopholes to counter her loopholes. I feel somewhat helpless against the detection, especially since it’s only an Ob. 3. (I’m not completely helpless - but if I know a guy is coming for me with a sword, I’ll put on armor. So I’m wondering if there’s any way to arm myself against this sort of thing.)
[li]So tech that hinders/enhances Psychologist’s power is High Index. But what about Psychology as a skill? Can I (on a Low Index planet) create tech specifically to hinder “detecting Naiven within” but not the fancy power stuff?
[/li][li]What are the limitations on the Psychology skill reads? If it’s about “deciphering gossamer veils of emotion, deception, clarity and purpose” range would be important, right? Can a person be read across a room? Distance, or a hidden face would seem to be reasonable disadvantages…
[/li][li]If my Vaylen has a connection with an ally Psychologist, can the ally hinder the detection at all?
If this sounds like grasping at straws, it totally is. Psychologists are not to be fucked with.