Ghost Speaker [-1]
You see dead people. All the time. Some people mistakenly refer to you as an ectomancer (a kind of Focused Practitioner—see page 76), but your ability is more instinctual and you are not technically a spellcaster (although this ability can be added on top of an existing spellcaster if the character template allows for it).
Skills Affected: Social and perception skills
See the Dead.
You have no problems perceiving the presence of spirits and ghosts, unless they are deliberately trying to conceal themselves—in which case it’s Investigation (or Alertness) vs. Stealth.
Seen by the Dead.
Spirits and ghosts have no problem perceiving you as well, regardless of how tenuous their manifestation is (page 170)—they recognize you as a conduit to the mortal world and will readily come forward to contact you. This means such creatures will see and find you more easily than other people, when all other factors are equal. Spirits get a +2 when trying to perceive or locate you.
Speak to the Dead.
You can speak and otherwise communicate direct with ghosts and other invisible or incorporeal spirits, without any need to perform Thaumaturgy.
Seek the Dead.
The dead seek you out, and it goes the other way as well—enough so that you may use Contacts to seek out information and specific individuals among the dead.