Psionics have been around since the dawn of civilization. Once thought to be possessed by only the most pure breeds of people, recent findings show that all creatures have at least some latent form of psionic energy. Most however cannot call upon them and it is true that noble bloodlines have developed these abilities over the course of the family’s lineage. It is not unheard of for those struggling in life and death situations to reach out with a 6th sense and deflect the path or a deadly arrow or for psionic sensitive hunters have their wild prey slip confusing images in their head to avoid capture. These are just some examples of the strange force that lies dormant in all life on Talamh.
Perhaps more rare than Magic, few adventures tout their psionic abilities. Some may even be unaware that their skills are psionic in nature, and commoners are usually unaware that the psionic abilities they have witnessed could be anything but magic. Most would be totally unaware that there are psionic Extractors who steal sensitive information from the darkest corners of their minds.
The most advanced Psionic users are however those of noble blood, who have been taught rigorously since early childhood to manipulate the minds and the world around them with a single thought. It is because of this that some families have gone on to found schools of psionic disciplines that have lasted generations and taught to other families willing to pay a high price. Many of the upper echelon of society are trained in basic psionic principles to guard themselves from mental intrusion, due to the world of intrigue that exists for the wealthy of which commoners know nothing of.