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For mages who embody Stasis and move away from Dynamism, the threat of Clarity lurks. A mage under the influence of Clarity does not seem to suffer delusions or episodes like a mage afflicted with Madness. Instead, the mage blots out those parts of the world that do not fit with her vision.

She becomes transfixed on a particular goal or idea and pursues it to the unhealthy exclusion of other activities. She becomes convinced of a single way of doing things and becomes unable to deal with new situations or compromises. Eventually, a mage overcome with Clarity becomes a mindless drone, subservient to some higher pattern of Stasis perceived only in her crazed yet orderly mind.

Naturally, Clarity most often shows up in highly static mages with Pattern Avatars, like Technocrats. Some Traditionalists theorize that high-ranking members of the Technocracy are so afflicted with Clarity that they are literally unable to compromise on the fate of the world.


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