Possession

100 pts; Mental, Exotic

You don't have a body of your own, so you need to use the bodies of others. This body doesn't have to be in good condition, or even alive, but any parts that fall off become unusable to you. Possessing a body is as simple as moving "into" them and concentrating for one second. If the body is dead, it will continue to rot according to environmental conditions, and scavenging animals will still try to eat any pieces of it that they can pull off. Possession of a living person is more complicated; if they're conscious, they can choose to resist possession in a Quick Contest of Will. If your would-be victim is aware of you prior to your attempt, they resist at +5. If you lose, you can still ride along in their body, but have no control over them, and are unable to attempt to exert control over that person again for 3d+2 days. If you succeed, you successfully possess your victim and can attempt to exert control over them. If your margin of success for the was 5+, or you roll a critical success, or your victim rolls a critical failure, or you have spent points to make them your Puppet, you manage to completely dominate your host, and can control their body freely. Otherwise, any time that you and your host come into conflict over the use of their body, either a Quick or Regular contest (GM's discretion) of Will takes place to see who gets control at the moment. If working cooperatively, either you or your host may opt to "hand off" either full or partial control of the body to the other at no penalty.

While occupying someone else's body, you and your host are mindbonded for the duration, such that you can read each other's surface thoughts and senses, as well as instantaneously "send" thoughts, images, feelings, and memories to each other. Neither of you can forcefully dig deeper than that unless you already have other abilities that would allow you to do so. There is a 0.1 second delay between when sensory information is received and when it's passed on, but this can be made up for by overlaying your own sensory organs on top of your host's. This may, depending on what you are, cause your host to be unable to use some or all of those sensory organs themselves, making them the one receiving information at a delay.