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Arukoir (Guest), April 25th, 2015, 4:37 pm     Reply

So perhaps Tyler's memory will improve as he gets better at magic?

Don Quixotes, April 25th, 2015, 10:48 pm     Reply

@Arukoir: From what I understand, in Mage the type of magic each mage specializes in infuses them more and more as they grow, and so unless my guess is way off, if Tyler's not careful he'll start remembering things that never happened, never mind the actual past.

burningtyger, April 26th, 2015, 11:57 pm     Reply

@Don Quixotes: Not so sure about that, but at least he's managed Temporal Wrinkles.

Guest, April 26th, 2015, 4:18 pm     Reply

Maybe they should remove her soul.

burningtyger, April 26th, 2015, 9:25 pm     Reply

@Guest: That seems rather cruel- it's possible to do so, but putting it back might not be easy...

Arukoir (Guest), April 27th, 2015, 3:16 am     Reply

They could just grab another soul from somewhere else. It's not like Asia needs the soul she was born with. Any other, even a Sleeper's soul would work.

burningtyger, April 27th, 2015, 10:10 pm     Reply

@Arukoir: Let's have Curio examine Asia's soul first (Soul Marks); and if it must be done let it be taken from a Sleeper who was on their way out-- terminally ill, a suicide, or the like; why waste a perfectly good human being who could very well be the next Seedling? *Goes back to watching over Asia as she sleeps*

burningtyger, April 28th, 2015, 9:39 am     Reply

@Arukoir: Frankly you sound awfully cavalier about the whole thing-- but then, I treat the characters as people.

Shadowednavi, April 28th, 2015, 11:07 am     Reply

@burningtyger: Pragmatism is a very good thing to keep in mind in World of Darknessland. Sentimentality is one of the leading causes of death when there are spooky things afoot!

Smurfton (Guest), April 28th, 2015, 12:01 am     Reply

Are souls interchangeable in WoD, then? What are they even used for?

ChibiSilverWings, April 28th, 2015, 12:08 am     Reply

@Smurfton: Gonna go over this at some point in the comic, but souls are not interchangeable in the morphE universe, regardless of what WoD canon is. I don't really recall that being true in WoD canon anyhow?

burningtyger, April 28th, 2015, 8:31 am     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: Well, we know that the soul is the source of magic, that (According to the White Wolf Wiki) losing it doesn't erase your personality, memories, or identity*(?!) but steals your vigor, motivation, and connection to life and returns you to Sleep; that Moros can steal the soul from Sleepers and use it to replace that of someone who's lost their own, and that it can be moved, but not duplicated (Cloud Infinite considers it the ultimate proprietary software).

*Rather than being "what makes me me."

ChibiSilverWings, April 28th, 2015, 12:19 pm     Reply

@burningtyger: This will be gone over in more depth in the comic, but in the morphE universe, souls are intimately linked with the mind and body.

They can be removed without the person dying, but they aren't swappable and are deeply connected with a Mage's ability to use magic.

Soul stealing is an evil action, against even most Mage standards of what is "evil" though obviously stealing from a Sleeper is looked at much less harshly. Losing a soul robs one of their Willpower first, their magical ability is gone, and over time, their memories and identity WILL fade from the loss. Anyone missing even a portion of their soul feels a certain unfillable emptiness that stunts them from their full potential, magically and emotionally.

A person has time to recover their soul before fully degrading, but the soul carries a lot of the most important aspects of any Mage or Sleeper and without it they will eventually become something of a blank, will-less person that can really only go through he motions of being alive.

burningtyger, April 28th, 2015, 12:40 pm     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: What I've actually READ in Mage seems to support that reading and frankly squares quite well with the common idea of the Soul as "the core of being." And Reapers, ugh.