What would you do if you could reach out and effect reality? It is a question that every person who has the Talent must ask themselves, for if they do not and cannot answer the inherent questions born from that single question than their ability will consume them. Let us start with what the talent is shall we? Unlike what some of the more backwards and superstitious members of our society might believe the Talent is not magic at least not in the sense of speaking words and incantations or summoning demons, rather if one looks at what history survived our planet fall of Earth and its history the Talent is an expansion on what some called psionic ability and why a large amount of our population seems to have an inherent ability to use it is something we cannot fully understand except that it may have something to do with the events that happened during planet fall, but we will study that later. As I was saying the talent appears to be a form or rather is psionic’ s and explains the large amount of manifestations that appear amongst our population. At the base level most talent users appear to have what the ancient records term ‘psychokinesis’ of various levels most with an affinity towards certain elemental types. Others manifest the talents of Empathic reading and a rare few telepathic ability.
Now I see most of you are looking at me somewhat blankly and your brains are trying to make the links between what I am saying and what it means and why or what any of this has to do with ‘reaching out and effecting reality’ and yet they are all intertwined. When a person with the talent reaches out and makes the wind blow he or she is touching the small particles that make up the universe and thus reality with their mind, they are commanding a change in the fabric of reality and depending on the level of their ability and the strength of their talent they can do so on either a small level or possibly a large one. This was the reason for the Talent Wars and it is the reason that in the years that followed those wars the academies were established to teach those with the talent to harness their ability rather than use it for destruction.
There are those here who question why our state decree’s that any person with the talent must be trained at an academy or failing that have their abilities bound by Iron Ink mark so that they can no longer access the talent, but the Hodge’s dynasty does not rule this lightly and the fact that those with the Talent are expected only to successfully complete training at an Academy after which they are free to act as any other citizen is something that many here in our nation do not understand is different to many of the other nations on our world. Indeed look only at our neighbours to the West and you will see that those with the Talent are considered ‘state property’. But the reason no matter what nation you are in that those with the Talent are either trained or bound is simple when one takes into account the possible amount of power that a single talent user has access to and the fact that a ruler be it the Hodges Dynasties Council here in our home or the Dictatorship next door must make certain that their population is safe and would you allow a person with the possible ability of the legendary atomic bomb?
That is where we will leave todays lecture, I expect all students to write a summery on why they believe the Talent must be policed or why they believe it should not be.
– Recorded session at the Hiwen Academy spoken by Dean Jae Duntal 618 After Planet fall.