You reach out with your mind in an attempt to locate a mind you are familiar with. The ability has a base area coverage of a 10 meter radius around you. You may spend additional PSI points to add an additional 10 meters per point. If the check succeeds, you locate the mind and get a general distance and direction to the target. You also gain a brief sense of the current emotional state of the target.
In order for you to locate and single out the mind of the individual you must be familiar with the person in question. You must have spoken to them, used Psionic Empathy
or Mental Profiling
on them to learn their mind's identity. If you do not know the person, you cannot distinguish their mind from a crowd. If they are the only person in range that you are not familiar with, you can still guess that they are your target.
If the target is a psion under Mental Shield
, the GM makes a hidden check with your success vs their skill. If the target succeeds the check, they are invisble to you and you cannot detect them. If they fail their check, you locate their mind as usual.