Essence of the Severed Tongue

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Essence of the Severed Tongue
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General data
Effect+30% on Deception, Intimidation, and Persuasion tasks until next sleep
ValueIcon shins.png 445

Essence of the Severed Tongue is a Cypher of equipment in Torment: Tides of Numenera.

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A black marble with the texture of smooth obsidian, marked by minute holes all over its surface. When held near one's head, the surface suddenly becomes transparent, and a droplet of some glowing red substance comes alive within it, writhing and rippling menacingly. Once placed firmly in the ear, a din of whispering voices becomes audible. Each voice seems to be individually comprehensible. One's mind is filled with possibilities and spoken words seem to leave of their own accord off the tongue, controlled and steered by the voices within this bauble. Once the conversation is over, the voices cease and the marble becomes inert.

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