Projections are an element of Auric Meta exclusive to Humans Psiolic. They are Auric Echos which remain anchored to their Caster, and which retain a watered-down version of their memories and skills.
Humans alone can create Projections. This power was bestowed by collective dream from the Somnolent during the Bannercasting, and has remained with them since. Much of the human identity centers around Projections. The Sazashi have their Akjhe, the Verin have their history, and Humanity has its Projections. While Humanity sees itself as standing out in many other ways, Projections are hands-down the most irrefutable in their effect on the trajectory of Human success,
In a unforgiving universe, it's Projections which makes Humans unique.
Some worry that we have just the one thing, but I'd say that's plenty.
Root of Industry
The Verin Haimarchy is built on the back of Metaphysical automation. Thousands of years of progress lent itself to the creation of golems, eidolons, and Soluma designed to do the jobs of Verin. Humanity bypassed this process entirely. The ability to create Projections put Humans on the map, because the common Projection is more intelligent and self-correcting than the common golem. When the ValuSelu Pact abandoned Eden, it was the the Somnolent's rise to power and advent of Projections which project the saving grace to Humanity, who didn't have the resources and population to rebuild.
Oh the rest of the universe was pissed when humans started using Projections. The common human could now summon the sort of workforce that had taken the Verin thousands of years to half-way perfect.
Divination Perceive through target Projection.
Immolation No unique effects.
Manipulation No unique effects.
Combination Merge target extant Projections.