Cyberplane Access

Technopath Discipline

You tap into the Cyberplane and can attempt to travel to it and any place inside it like a Cybermage.

Psychic Focus.  Whenever you focus on this discipline, you have an awareness of any public Cyberplane access point within 1 mile of you.  Additionally, you can tell if any entity is attempting to monitor you or your Cyberplane access or history by making a Wisdom (Insight) check versus the entity’s Intelligence (Computer Use).  If successful, you are aware the entity is monitoring you, your access or you history within the Cyberplane.

Cyberplane Projection (2 psi).  You project your astral self onto the Cyberplane, leaving your physical body behind on the Material Plane in a state of suspended animation. The power projects an astral copy of you and all you wear or carry onto the Astral Plane.

While you are on the Cyberplane, your astral body is connected at all times to your physical body by an incorporeal silver cord. If the cord is broken, you are killed, astrally and physically. Luckily, very few things can destroy a silver cord. When a second body is formed on a different plane, the silver cord remains invisibly attached to the new body. If the second body or the astral form is slain, the cord simply returns to your body where it rests on the Material Plane, thereby reviving it from its state of suspended animation. This is a traumatic affair, however, and you gain two permanent negative levels if your second body or astral form is slain. Although astral projections are able to function on the Astral Plane, their actions affect only creatures existing on the Astral Plane; a physical body must be materialized on other planes.

You can affect anything on the Cyberplane as if it were the Material Plane, meaning all power manifestations, attacks, or other actions affect objects in the Cyberplane as they would in the Material Plane.  When this power ends, your Cyberplane manifestation vanishes.

Cyberplane Gateway (7 psi; conc.).  You open a portal to the Cyberplane that anyone or anything can pass through. While the portal is open, any person or thing from the Material Plane may enter the Cyberplane. Once on the Cyberplane, all rules apply.  The portal remains open for as long as you concentrate on it.  While concentrating on it, you can take no other action nor use any other discipline or talent.  Additionally, you can create a similar portal within the Cyberplane to return to the Material Plane.

Cyberplane Seed (7 psi).  This power weaves strands of astral ectoplasm into a crystal containing the seed of your living mind (hardness 1 and 1 hit point). You can have only one astral seed in existence at any one time. Until such time as you perish, the astral seed (also called the storage crystal) is utterly inert. If you are slain at some later date, your soul transfers into the storage crystal, which begins to dimly glow. This crystal stored in the Cloud on the Cyberplane.

Upon transference, your physical remains (should they still exist) become inert matter and cannot thereafter be restored to life. The transfer from the slain body to the astral seed works over any distance, physical or extradimensional.

Once your body’s physical demise activates the storage crystal, you have the abilities of a psicrystal of the appropriate level, plus all the powers you knew and the maximum power points you possessed when astral seed was manifested—but you also have a negative level that cannot be healed and that does not convert to real level loss in your current crystalline form. You have thirty days to grow an organic body, after which time your sentience fades and your soul passes on if it hasn’t entered a new body.

To grow a body, you (in the storage crystal) must spend ten days in uninterrupted solitude. The body’s constituent parts are pulled as ectoplasm inside the Cyberplane, then slowly molded and transformed into a living, breathing body that is an exact duplicate of your body at the time you manifested astral seed (the crystal itself breaks down and becomes a part of the new organic body). When the tenth day ends, you completely and totally inhabit the new body. You possess all the abilities you possessed when astral seed was manifested, but you have none of your equipment. You still suffer a negative level that does not fade unless removed by means such as restoration. But you are on the Cyberplane. You can leave by any means you have, but you will remain in the cyberplane.

If the body is struck for any amount of damage during the ten-day period when it is growing, it is destroyed and your soul passes on. So be sure to store it in a secure location.

Conceivably, you could manifest mind switch to utilize a temporary body, but only an evil creature would smash his own temporarily empty storage crystal to permanently usurp a subject’s organic body (unless the subject is itself irredeemably evil).