Embrace the All

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Embrace the All
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General data
Effect+1 Concentration permanently
ValueIcon shins.png 380

Embrace the All is a Cypher of equipment in Torment: Tides of Numenera.

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This is a beetle-like parasite about the size of your hand, with a glossy green carapace. Most of the time it is inert, the only sign of life being a faint vibration. When placed on the skin, it grips the bone with its armored claws and inserts whiplike tendrils into the nervous system, probing the host's brain. This coupling permanently makes the user more mentally attuned to certain artifacts. After a short while, the creature disengages from the brain, releases a cloud of spores invisible to the naked eye, and dies. There are some scholars who believe the parasites known as Embrace the All to be intelligent. A handful of users throughout the years have claimed that while bonded with the creature, they heard a faint voice gibbering in an unknown language and saw flashes of a decaying city beneath a red sky. By and large, however, these occurrences have been dismissed as rare, hallucinatory side effects of the brain coupling.

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