Animal Mastery (• or ••)Some novas exhibit an unusual connection with animals, allowing them to command and even communicate with them. With 1 dot in this Mega-Edge, a nova can roll either Empathy or Survival + Presence, with success allowing them to command a normal animal to do as the nova wishes, or spending a Quantum point to understand simple concepts communicated by the animal’s body language, behavior, and vocalizations. With 2 dots, the nova can do both. In cases of an animal influenced by another nova, these become opposed rolls. A nova with Animal Mastery can also generally interact with animals as if they were people in terms of forming bonds and exercising influence.