There are some who feel that Adventurers should keep a tight rein on their emotions. They feel that such an occupation has no room for romance, fear, despair, or other feelings. Ardents would disagree…for them, emotions are meant to be manipulated and used, whether to aid their friends or to bring about their enemies’ defeat.
Ardents tap into the power of psionics, using these powers of the mind. They can aid their friends by ramping up emotions like fury, hope, and joy. They can also cast their emotions as weapons, tapping into an enemy’s despair and fear to cause them to falter and fail.
Many ardents come into their powers later in life, after having trained as warriors. Their powers and Pneuma awaken, sometimes surprisingly, and often with an intense emotional experience, such as a sudden and overwhleming feeling of joy or fear. This often takes the form of an encounter with the Far Realm, as psionics are known to be linked with this terrible region. Once their pneuma begins to flow properly, few ardents put it aside for the sake of an ordinary life.