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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Inhumechanics
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 20:43:18 

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Kevin J. Maroney wrote:

> It's clear that the inhumi do physically deform to resemble the things they
> want to resemble, but there are also some textual hints that they make
> their prey see them as they want to see them. (I wonder if they can only do
> this to one target species at a time. This would explain why animals can
> detect them when they're posing as humans.)

My impression was a weak psi-ability that doesn't influence what people
see so much as encourage them not to look too closely and to ignore the
flaws in the physical disguise, but that it could be overcome by someone
determined to pay attention and be wary.  But I don't think it's really
spelled out.  They might be influencing perceptions as well.


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