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Name: Connaissance
Guild: Serviteur
Status: Les Invisibles
Marking(s): Manifested aspect of Shadow

Connaissance is the unique Arcanos of Les Invisibles, the Creole wraiths. Also called Serviteurs, wraiths are most commonly granted this art when they make a pact with Les Mysteres, the powerful beings who dwell in the Island Below the Sea in the Abyss, becoming Loa. It has been known for non-Loa to learn Connaissance as well, though it's rare, with the most frequent method being via the Pact of Doom Thorn.

Connaissance primarily serves as Les Invisibles' answer to Castigate. However, the abilities of the Serviteurs allow them to manipulate the Baka rather than the Mait' Tete itself. Either way, the Serviteurs are able to keep dark beings away from themselves, ensuring they may carry out the work of Les Mysteres.

Those who master Connaissance are often mistrusted outside of the territories of Les Invisibles, as they tend to manifest aspects of their Shadows as their Arcanos marking. Those who travel extensively in Stygia try to learn Castigate to lessen the effects of these markings. In addition, a Serviteur will appear as a Spectre to Soulsight, due to the close bond with the Shadow required for Connaissance. The Serviteurs, other than the common source of their power, have no organization and are not truly a Guild.

Basic AbilitiesEdit

  • Eyes of the Abyss: A Serviteur can detect the concentration of Oblivion by borrowing a view from their Mait' Tete.
  • Langage: A Serviteur may speak in the language of the Baka through their Mait' Tete.
  • Regler Mait' Tete: A Serviteur allows their Mait' Tete to ride them, and are fully aware of the actions their Shadow takes.

Standard PowersEdit

  • Menu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Reler Baka: A Baka can be summoned by a Serviteur.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Renvoyer Baka: A Serviteur uses this art to scare Baka away from themselves.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Engagement: A Baka's mind can be manipulated through subtle suggestion.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Reler Mystere: A Loa can access the vast information network guarded by Les Mysteres.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Marrer Baka: A Serviteur may capture and control a Baka through will alone.

Alternate PowersEdit

None are known.

ReferencesEdit

Wraith: The Oblivion Arcanoi

The Great 13:

Argos · Castigate · Embody · Fatalism · Inhabit · Keening · Lifeweb · Moliate · Outrage · Pandemonium · Phantasm · Puppetry · Usury

Forbidden:

Flux · Intimation · Mnemosynis

Dark Arcanoi:

Contaminate · Corruption · Hive-Mind · Larceny · Maleficence · Shroud-Rending · Tempest-Weaving · Tempestos

Risen:

Fascinate · Serendipity

Jade:

Chains of the Emperor · Way of the Artisan · Way of the Farmer · Way of the Merchant · Way of the Scholar · Way of the Soul

Miscellaneous:

Behest · Connaissance · Displace · Kinesis · Leechcraft

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