Arcane (Background)

You know the fine art of disappearing. Whether this involves a not-so-simple trick, the ability to cloud men’s minds, nanotech sensory disrupters, or some nameless power of obscurity, you possess a talent for getting lost. Especially in the age of cell-phone cameras, global databases, electronic trackers, DNA samples, and Closed Circuit TV monitors on every corner, Arcane – or its Technocratic version, Cloaking – is a useful Trait to have. Records get lost; cameras malfunction or record fuzzy images in your place; folks recall “Some guy… or girl, I guess – I’m really not sure.” Although this talent isn’t invisibility per se, it helps you blend in with crowds, blurs your features on camera, and allows you to slide in between the cracks of an increasingly monitored world. Arts don’t actually nurture chaos, they thrive in the chaos of our age.

Dots

X You’re as obvious as anybody else.
You blend into crowds.
•• Your presence slides out of memory.
••• You’re that person no one easily recalls.
•••• Records, pictures, even memories of you are few and hard to find.
••••• You’re like a ghost in this world, known only to the folks you want to trust.

Arcane (Background)

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