Deep Whisperers

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| Rumors have begun to circulate among the svirfneblin of |

|              Wickwellin that one of their number is performing dangerous    |
|              experiments related to empathic bonding.                       |

Possible Bonds: Wikatz, Jing Shen, Fox, Octopus, Sunfish, and Sunray.

   [#- The Deep Whisperers -#]
       You are one of the Deep Whisperers, a loose association of individuals with questionable
   judgment who have consented to be experimented upon by the psychic scientist Byundi of Wickwer.
       Among other disconcerting results of this decision, you now have the ability to communicate
   via a direct telepathic connection with Byundi.  However, this connection is one-way, only
   granting the ability to receive psychic missives from Byundi regardless of your psychic
   resistance, telepathic compatibility, or consent.  There is one use which is available to you
   on this connection, however: the ability to submit scientific data regarding your experiences
   to Byundi.  To do so, simply concentrate on transmitting information about your experiences to

You can also "Concentrate on transmitting information about my experiences to Byundi" in order to 'advance' within Deep Whisperers. "Concentrate on determining the amount of data byundi has collected" will show running totals.



You must have telepathy (which can be intro'd by bonding to a matrix after you've obtained a wild talent). Joining is somewhat difficult - info Byundi for more information.

[OOC Marcosy] in the interest of people not running around like headless chickens, hear ye this: Deep Whisperer Psibond Compatibility is not 
based on quests, or race, or level or anything like that.  It's entirely based off factors under your control and there is no randomness to 
it whatsoever.
[OOC Marcosy] when you attempt to join the Deep Whisperers, the game calculates three factors - Psychic_Flexibility (how open-minded you 
are), Psychic_Rigidity (how fully-formed your psychic fixations are), and Interpersonal_Compatibility (how big of an asshole you are)
[OOC Marcosy] the combination of these three factors determines your Psibond_Compatibility, which is either 1 or 0 - if it's 1 you can 
join, if it's 0 you can't and your head might explode

It seems lots of empathy as well as other skills might be needed for the requirements. Possibly psychology and/or philosophy. I was able to join after getting an enlightenment boosting both my philosophy and empathy. When I joined, my alignment was caring/undisciplined, but I'm unsure if this is also part of the requirements.

Alignment is confirmed. With enlightenment buffing empathy and philosophy, as well as telepathic capacity, joining remained impossible without saintly/chaotic alignment. Don't think "Oh, I can sidestep the alignment requirements"; with ~130 in all 3 of those skills except empathy, which was at 35, Byundi still kept saying unkind things about failures to join.

I was able to join with 86 empathy, 51 psychology, & 15 philosophy and with alignment S/C.

Joined with 22 empathy, 46 introspection (from enlightenment), 3 philosophy, 1 psychology, S/C.

Alignment checks removed as of change #8331. --Temur 11:40, 4 June 2024 (EDT)

    You echo, |- I vooolunteer tooo gather data ooon psiooonic booonding -| in rapidly-accented

    Byundi exclaims, " Oh, so you wanna become one of my test subjects,  figure?  Okey-doke, let me
just attune your psyche to the cosmic wavelengths required.  Oh, and uh, you should probably try to
remain calm, no matter what sort of horrible sensations you may feel or experience! " to you in

    Byundi begins to concentrate, staring at you intently.

    You feel a questing, tingling sensation deep within your mind, which withdraws after a long

    Byundi says, " It seems your mind is suitable for the act of forming a psionic bond with a
familiar.  I will now awaken within you the capability to do so. " in Nanomi.

    Byundi begins to concentrate again, this time with much greater intensity.

    You experience a strange sensation within your mind of ebb and flow, a sort of rhythmic pulse
composed not of sensation but rather of modes of thought.

    Different ideas begin to move rapidly through your thoughts, shaping an organic and purposeful
train of intent which culminates in a profound and thorough understanding of the natures of
oneness, companionship, and the relationships between all beings.

    You feel a new desire beginning to stir deep within your psyche, a longing for companionship
and unity at both the mental and spiritual level.

    Byundi says, " Excellent!  It seems the procedure was completely successful.  Good thing, too,
sometimes the results aren't very pretty.  Lots of blood and goopy stuff.  Anyhow, just go out
there and find yourself a familiar; I'll be monitoring your progress and gathering your
experimental data telepathically. " in Nanomi.

    You sense a new emotional need opening up within you -- an incompleteness you never fully
grasped, the need for a true soulmate of some kind -- along with the desire and ability to fulfill
that need and to complete yourself.

Is it possible to rejoin?

Requirements and Bonus Specialties

               Min    Bonus
empathy        1      0
introspection  1      1
animal lore    1      1
philosophy     1      1
psychology     1      1


Anatomy                   5
Animal Lore              10
Antagonism                5
Arcane Lore               4
Archery                   4
Arctic Fieldcraft         4
Astrology                 4
Athleticism               3
Axe                       5
Biology                  10
Bludgeon                  5
Break Fall                5
Cartography               4
Centering                 4
Climbing                  4
Cold Tolerance            3
Combat Reflexes           5
Concentration             3
Courage                   3
Critical Thinking        10
Dagger                    5
Diplomacy                 5
Dirty Fighting            5
Discipline                3
Dodge                     5
Drawing                   3
Elder Lore                3
Empathy                  10
Equilibrium               3
Fast Talk                 5
Firefighting              3
First Aid                 5
Flail                     5
Foraging                  4
Forestry                  4
Gem Lore                  4
Hammer                    5
Hardiness                 5
Heat Tolerance            2
Hills Fieldcraft          4
Imagination               3
Intimidation              5
Introspection            10
Jungle Fieldcraft         4
Lack of Weakness          5
Leadership                7
Leatherworking            3
Legend Lore               3
Literacy                 10
Livestock Breeding        3
Logic                    10
Massive Blow              5
Massive Exertion          5
Matrix Interface          3
Memory                   10
Mountaineering            4
Mounted Combat            5
Navigation                4
Orienteering              4
Ownership                 5
Pain Tolerance            3
Philosophy               10
Plains Fieldcraft         4
Plant Lore                3
Pole Arm                  5
Precision Strike          5
Psychology               10
Recuperation              5
Redaction                 4
Resilience                5
Riding                    3
Rune Lore                 3
Running                   4
Scholarship              10
Sky Fieldcraft            4
Spear                     5
Spelunking               10
Staff                     5
Stamina                   5
Steadiness               10
Stealth                   5
Swamp Fieldcraft          4
Swimming                  4
Sword                     5
Tactics                   3
Tanning                   3
Telepathy                 4
Torture                   4
Unarmed Combat            5

Bonding Method

telepathic heterodyny


concentrate on transmitting information about my experiences to Byundi

Advancing within DW is done by using the data submission command after having gained however much experience constitutes a "block" of data for you. At various amounts of successful submissions, Byundi will "reward" you with specific (or specific types) of bonuses in addition to the usual sporadic experience gain and warm fuzzies.

  • Note: After combat you may get a message about being unable to transmit due to pain. This can happen even if you have no pain energy or are just scratched. This is not a bug so advice is to just wait a few minutes and try again and it should work.


Empath, Eyewyrd, Mindblaster, Mindreader, Mindshielder, Mindspeaker and Psychic Vampire have all been observed as rewards for transmitting data. Additional spec access and spec bonuses in psionic-related skills also occur.

It is speculated that psionic abilities unlock based on reaching thresholds of the amount of total data transmitted then randomly by continuing to transmit. Thus, volume of transmissions is an important factor in success. It's also speculated that most of the talents unlock once you cross the 1,000 data threshold.

A talent was given shortly after 500 for one character. Another got a talent at 198.

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