On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 09:54 AM, drpachyderm wrote:
> It looks like there should be an exception to the concentration rule.
> The Puma People and certain non-humans all seem to be born with Innate
> Magic. (I know someone suggested here that maybe the Puma People
> change using a spirit, but it's described as innate in the writeup).
> Unfortunately, in order to concentrate one's magic in anything other
> than Selfrock Teaching, innate magic, or that thing from the ILH, one
> has to give up all one's talents.
> Since talents and innate magic are the same thing in the Glossary,
> this would seem to indicate that in order to concentrate in anything
> else, a Puma Person would need to give up his ability to turn into a
> Puma. Likewise, a non-human with innate magical abilities would have
> to give them up.
> Is this intentional?
What Jeff said is accurate: it's not a talent.
You're correct when you say it's unclear. Nowhere in the Puma description does it say it's a talent. It is not a common magic ability and not learned but something that they can just do. This is also why they don't suffer the inherently difficult magic hurdle.
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