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Name: Auspex
Pronunciation: AWS-peks
Clans: Cappadocians, Malkavians, Salubri, Toreador, Tremere, Tzimisce
Bloodlines: Assamite Sorcerers (DAV), Assamite Viziers, Brahmin, Harbingers of Skulls, Mla Watu, Nagaraja, Naglopers, Nictuku, Nkulu Zao, Noiad, Old Clan Tzimisce, Osebo, Phuri Dae, Salubri (V20), Telyavelic Tremere

Auspex is a Discipline that grants vampires supernatural senses.

OverviewEdit

Auspex is as much reflections of the Curse of Caine as the traditional banes, as it can lead to an obsession with minutiae and distraction from important matters from focusing on minor details[1]. Also, higher mastery of the discipline can result in Cainites who are accustomed to using Auspex to read the minds of people in any situation and may suddenly find themselves unable to shut the mind-reading down. These vampires find themselves overwhelmed with "background noise" or, if only in the company of one or two people, answering unasked questions.[2]

It is one of the most common and favored Disciplines among Cainites due to its versatility and overall usefulness in just about every facet of vampiric existence. In addition to the individual powers granted at each level, Auspex allows someone the opportunity to see through illusions, such as from Obfuscate or Chimerstry, so long as the user possess at least an equal mastery in Auspex as the Discipline in question. Furthermore, it has been known to grant some degree of oracular ability, particularly when alerting a Cainite to danger, even if they are in torpor.

Official AbilitiesEdit

Included below are the official powers described in supplements for Vampire: The Masquerade and Dark Ages: Vampire. Sources are described below in the order they were printed.

Interestingly enough, in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Auspex is a progressive Discipline like Celerity or Potence. It has no individual powers, just one effect which grows in strength.

Standard PowersEdit

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    • Heightened Senses: Raise one of your five senses to superhuman levels
    • Ancestors' Vigilance: Raise one of your five senses and perceive ghosts
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    • An Ear for Lies: Know when someone lies to you
    • Aura Perception: Learn various qualities of a person from their aura
    • Sense Vibrations: Learn the most intense emotion of a person
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    • Artist's Intent: Learn details of an artist's state of mind in relation to a piece of art
    • The Spirit's Touch: Learn something of an object and its previous owner from its resonance
    • Spirit Ties: Learn something about a target from residues of its tissue
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    • Telepathy: Briefly probe someone's mind or project a telepathic message to them
    • Ancestors' Insight: Briefly probe someone's mind, project a telepathic message or plant a foreign thought in the mind of the target
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    • Psychic Projection: Free your mind to travel the world in astral form
    • Spirit Travel: Project your mind into one of the spiritual realms

Advanced PowersEdit

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    • Celestial Harmony: Open your mind to the thoughts and emotions of a crowd
    • Cipher: Gain the ability to read any non-supernatural language or code
    • Clairvoyance: See what is happening in a distant location
    • Crocodile's Tongue: Know what someone wants to hear in order to get the best reaction
    • Discern the Aura: Scan a group of people with one particular trait in their aura
    • Eagle's Sight: Gain a bird's eye view of your area
    • Genius Loci: Gain insight by meditating at places of high resonance
    • Horoscopic Forecast: Gain a glimpse of the target's future.
    • Insight of the Talespinner: Draw out detailed characters and stories quickly from your mind
    • Prediction: Socially outwit someone by knowing what they are going to say ahead of time
    • Sense Emotion: Learn the emotions of the people around you
    • Spirit Bond: Create a connection to something so you can find its geographical location
    • Telepathic Communication: Mentally speak with someone, even if they are a great distance away
    • The Dreaming: Be somewhat aware of events concerning you while in torpor
    • The Mind Revealed: Continuously read someone's thoughts to know what they are thinking and about to do
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    • Anima Gathering: Take other people with you to travel astrally
    • Ecstatic Agony: The pain from wounds makes you act stronger, not weaker
    • Karmic Sight: View someone's aura, personality, morality, and other karmic qualities
    • Melange: See the truths behind reality in metaphor
    • Mirror Reflex: React quickly to an opponent in combat by reading their mind
    • Personality Metamorph: Take on fictitious personalities as your own
    • Pluck the Secret: Learn what a target knows about a specific subject
    • Spirit Link: Speak with multiple people telepathically at once
    • Stealing the Mind's Eye: See and hear what a target does and even use some Disciplines through them
    • Supernal Awareness: Sense events and deeds anywhere in the world
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    • Omniscience: Learn the personalities and identities of all creatures around you
    • Psychic Assault: Make a powerful mental attack against a target's psyche
    • The Oracle's Sight: Hear and see the thoughts of everyone around you
    • The Call: a Malkavian-exclusive ability that enables the vampire to summon a clan gathering.
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    • False Slumber: Astrally project while in torpor
    • Master of the Dom: Merge with a land and know everything that transpires on it while gaining power over the land and its residents
    • Precognition: Gain some insight as to what may happen at a particular time and place
    • Sight of the Oracle: Always know what is happening around you, gain visions of past and future events, and increase other supernatural senses
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    • Pulse of the Canaille: Sense the attitudes, directions, and trends of groups of mortals, as well as those who may be controlling them
    • Plot Device

References Edit

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^  Level 1

Heightened Senses Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 93
Heightened Senses Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 158
Heightened Senses Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 143
Heightened Senses Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 149
Heightened Senses Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 176
Auspex Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Heightened Senses Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 134
Ancestors' Vigilance Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Pg. 99

^  Level 2

Aura Perception Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 94
Aura Perception Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 159
Soulsight Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 144
Aura Perception Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 150
Soulsight Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 176
An Ear for Lies Road of Kings Pg. 72
Auspex Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Aura Perception Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 135
Sense Vibrations Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Pg. 100

^  Level 3

The Spirit's Touch Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 95
The Spirit's Touch Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 159
The Spirit's Touch Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 144
Artist's Intent Libellus Sanguinis 2: Keepers of the Word Pg. 36
The Spirit's Touch Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 171
The Spirit's Touch Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 177
Auspex Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
The Spirit's Touch Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 136
Spirit Ties Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Pg. 100

^  Level 4

Telepathy Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 95
Telepathy Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 160
Steal Secrets Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 144
Telepathy Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 151
Steal Secrets Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 178
Auspex Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Telepathy Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 137
Ancestors' Insight Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Pg. 101

^  Level 5

Astral Projection Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 95
Psychic Projection Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 160
Anima Walk Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 145
Psychic Projection Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 152
Anima Walk Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 178
Auspex Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Psychic Projection Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 137
Spirit Travel Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Pg. 101

^  Level 6

Clairvoyance The Players Guide Pg. 78
The Dreaming The Players Guide Pg. 78
Eagle's Sight The Players Guide Pg. 78
Prediction The Players Guide Pg. 78
Sense Emotion The Players Guide Pg. 78
Telepathic Communication The Players Guide Pg. 78
Clairvoyance The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 71
The Dreaming The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 71
Eagle's Sight The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 72
Prediction The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 72
Sense Emotion The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 72
Telepathic Communication The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 71
Babble Clanbook: Malkavian Pg. 27
Insight of the Talespinner Clanbook: Toreador Pg. 36
What People Want to Hear Clanbook: Toreador Pg. 37
Genius Loci Clanbook: Tzimisce Pg. 44
Farsight Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 145
Spirit Bond Dark Ages Companion Pg. 78
The Flaying Libellus Sanguinis 1: Masters of the State Pg. 64
Clairvoyance Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 84
Prediction Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 84
Telepathic Communication Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 84
Crocodile's Tongue Clanbook: Toreador Revised Pg. 72
Babble Clanbook: Malkavian Revised Pg. 60
Sibyl's Tongue Clanbook: Malkavian Revised Pg. 60
Cipher Archons & Templars Pg. 144
Discern the Aura Archons & Templars Pg. 144
Farsight Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 179
Horoscopic Forescast Lair of the Hidden Pg. 136
The Mind Revealed Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 150
Celestial Harmony Caine's Chosen: The Black Hand Pg. 75
Clairvoyance Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 139
Prediction Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 139
Telepathic Communication Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 139
Sibyl's Tongue Lore of the Clans Pg. 142
Babble Lore of the Clans Pg. 143

^  Level 7

Soul Scan The Players Guide Pg. 78
Spirit Link The Players Guide Pg. 78
Soul Scan The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 72
Spirit Link The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 73
Supernal Awareness Lair of the Hidden Pg. 136
Melange Clanbook: Malkavian Pg. 27
Personality Metamorph Clanbook: Toreador Pg. 37
Ecstatic Agony Clanbook: Tzimisce Pg. 45
Pluck the Secret Dark Ages Companion Pg. 79
Stealing the Mind's Eye Dark Ages Companion Pg. 79
Karmic Sight Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 85
Mirror Reflex Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 86
Anima Gathering Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 63
Supernal Awareness Lair of the Hidden Pg. 136
Ecstatic Agony Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 150
Karmic Sight Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 140
Mirror Reflex Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 141

^  Level 8

Omniscience The Players Guide Pg. 79
Psychic Assault The Players Guide Pg. 79
Omniscience The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 73
Psychic Assault The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 73
Malkavian Madness Network Clanbook: Malkavian Pg. 27
The Oracle's Sight Dark Ages Companion Pg. 79
Psychic Assault Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 86
The Call Clanbook: Malkavian Revised Pg. 60
Carnage of the Mind Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 151
Psychic Assault Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 141

^  Level 9

Precognition The Players Guide Pg. 79
Precognition The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 73
Master of the Dom Libellus Sanguinis 1: Masters of the State Pg. 64
False Slumber Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 87
Sight of the Oracles Players Guide to High Clans Pg. 151
False Slumber Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 141

^  Level 10

Pulse of the Canaille The Players Guide Pg. 79
Pulse of the Canaille The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 74
Plot Device Gehenna Pg. 182


Vampire: The Masquerade Disciplines
Abombwe · Animalism · Auspex · Bardo · Celerity · Chimerstry · Daimonion · Dementation · Dominate · Flight · Fortitude · Melpominee · Mytherceria · Obeah · Obfuscate · Obtenebration · Potence · Presence · Protean · Quietus · Sanguinus · Serpentis · Spiritus · Temporis · Thanatosis · Valeren · Vicissitude · Visceratika
Blood Sorcery: Abyss Mysticism · Akhu · Countermagic, Thaumaturgical · Dur-An-Ki · Mortis · Nahuallotl · Necromancy, Voudoun · Necromancy, Western · Ogham · Sadhana · Sihr · Thaumaturgy · Thaumaturgy, Dark · Thaumaturgy, Sielanic · Sorcery, Assamite · Sorcery, Anarch · Sorcery, Koldunic · Sorcery, Setite · Wanga
Defunct: Deimos · Kai · Kineticism · Maleficia · Nihilistics · Rift · Striga