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"Certainly. It's why I came here, after all."

>MAKE SURE ALL SENSITIVE DATA (rafflesia mission, aldente, audacity, etc) IS VAULTED.


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Areku wrote:
"Certainly. It's why I came here, after all."

>MAKE SURE ALL SENSITIVE DATA (rafflesia mission, aldente, audacity, etc) IS VAULTED.

> Aphelia too.


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Areku wrote:
"Certainly. It's why I came here, after all."

>MAKE SURE ALL SENSITIVE DATA (rafflesia mission, aldente, audacity, etc) IS VAULTED.

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> Aphelia too.


You double check to make sure all sensitive information is vaulted, and then give the OK.

Janet: "I'll go grab him then, one moment."

She gets up from the desk and leaves the room, and soon returns with a cheery man that looks like he's in his late fourties.

Man: "Hi, I'm Henry."
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"Hello there. I'm Ralph, Ralph mebbit. I assume you're the local telepathy expert?"

>Shake hands if opportunity arises.


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Areku wrote:
"Hello there. I'm Ralph, Ralph mebbit. I assume you're the local telepathy expert?"

>Shake hands if opportunity arises.

The two of you shake hands, Henry seeming quite enthusiastic.

Henry: "Yes, I'm licensed telepathic inspector that joined the company since way back when, ended up doing somewhat unrelated work with inspecting artificial spirits, and now I'm back to real people ever since the merge with UC. If you can hop on the bed there, we'll get started."

Getting up from the seat, you head over to the examination bed and lie down while Janet hands the pad of paper to Henry.

His expression changes from cheerful to concentrated interested.

Henry: "A witch planted something in you, huh? Complete with an interface to operate it."
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"Right. It doesn't seem like the usual sort of, telepathic interface, no one can really detect when I'm using it."


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"Yeah. Feels natural to use, even if I don't know how to use it properly."


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"Yeah. Feels natural to use, even if I don't know how to use it properly."


Henry: "I see.

Let's start the inspection now. Per standard procedures, I'll be creating an isolated memory instance for myself that holds the results of the inspection. Once I'm done, only the information relevant to inspecting your ability will be transferred over to my normal memory, and the instance and its contents will be deleted.

Any questions?"

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"I have a mental vault with some, sensitive info. Are you able to access that?"


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"I have a mental vault with some, sensitive info. Are you able to access that?"


Henry: "Nope. Proper vaults have strong enough encryption that it would take a telepath decades to break through even with high level mind-fragmenting, and security measures prevent a telepath from forcing the person to open the vault for them. The only practical way to open a telepathic vault is to hold a gun to someone's head and tell 'em to spill the beans."
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"What about making someone think they're your buddy and it's all fine and dandy to open it?"


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"What about making someone think they're your buddy and it's all fine and dandy to open it?"


Henry: "Good question! So you know how everyone has an anti-magic field that permits some tiny amounts of magic through, right? While it can't be made to be less restrictive, it can be made to be more restrictive, temporarily.

With modern vaults, every time there's a request to open, they'll crank up strictness on foreign magic to the point where telepathy is impossible, which would break the illusion of me being your buddy.

Faulty memory checks are also performed on a vault open request, and if it detects anything suspicious, the interface will throw a very loud alert at you, wait some amount of time, and then allow you to confirm or deny opening. If you ever get one of those alerts, don't open."

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"Huh. That is smart.
Ok, go ahead."


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"Huh. That is smart.
Ok, go ahead."


Henry: "Alright, starting."

He rests his fingers on your head, and the telepathic inspection begins.


It doesn't feel like anything is happening. These inspections are pretty boring, huh?


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Roughly twenty minutes pass, and he pulls his hands away from your head.

Henry: "And we're done!

I found the interface for your vision ability, and the thing it connects to. The thing has a slight resemblance to structures of dark magic controllers that I've read about, and there are a host of other connected structures that I have absolutely no clue about."


Janet: "Dark magic - the ability operates on spatial magic, perhaps?"

Henry: "Maybe! I honestly have no idea what that might look like in a person."
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"That is kind of my hunch, considering it can't go through the witch barrier.
Hm. So no real clues then. Do we have anyone who might know better?"


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