By Michael Cleveland
"Hey, would you come look at this? There's something weird about
"Sure. Ok, let's... OW! What the.. Laurence does NOT look good in a
toga? What? (flipping sound) It doesn't say anything about that!"
"Here, let me try it again... Aie. The... No, Dominic is NOT
wearing lingerie underneath the cloak. But..."
"Yeah, tell me about it. It's not on there. I can read the words,
but when I really look... There's a Malakite of Judgment who's
funding operations by selling calendars to Lilim. Gah. I.."
"That's just wrong. This is a load of... ahem. Yeah. Ok, I never
wanted to know that about Andrealphus. Where did you get this?"
Very simple stuff, really... regular heavy grade paper impregnated
with hundreds of microfibers with some of the most horrifying
heresies and BS ever imagined. Any Seraph who tries to use his
resonance on any message written on the paper has to score a CD
higher than the level of the roll of paper or catch something from
the microfibers as the greatest lie...
There's a catch, though - whoever makes this stuff (and nobody will
admit to making it) has The Goods. About 5% of the messages in the
microfibers are true, and they're the sort of thing that you just
can't get... but you can't trust your resonance on this stuff. I
mean, it doesn't say which Servitor of Stone came up with a sexual
technique that Andrealphus hasn't tried, or how many teddy bears are
in Asmodeus's collection... and even if it did, how could you trust
A simple photocopy of the page will allow for the message to be
resonated, but on the resonance roll, if the CD is not over half the
level of the paper, the truth will only come across as known by the
person that xeroxed it, rather than the original writer.
There's one other effect of this stuff is what leads most people to
believe that a Superior came up with this stuff, though none of them
are admitting to it - if a sufficient amount of essence is put into
it the paper will block a Seraph from scanning what's underneath it.
Making it the perfect thing for wrapping presents for inquisitive
and overcurious Archangels who hate surprises...
Cost: 4/level, but can not be openly purchased as no one
knows who makes the stuff. Can occasionally be found in and amongst
other finds. Automatically detectable as a relic if changed with
Essence - in any other case appears completely normal until
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