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Claude Alexander Conlin’s Crystal Ball
Crystal ball w. stand

Origin

Claude Alexander Conlin

Type

Crystal Ball

Effects

Peers into user’s deepest excitements and fears

Downsides

Can fry neural synapses

Activation

Contact and focusing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Houdin-39G

Aisle

870700-2815

Shelf

619129-3917-448

Date of Collection

March 23, 2007

[Source]


OriginEdit

Claude Alexander Conlin, the Man Who Knows, one of the most famous magicians you recognize. Know the poster of a turbaned man, staring through with a hypnotic gaze? That’s him. His schtick was mental feats of wowing audiences as a true psychic. Or at least as close as magic chicanery allowed.

Possibly the richest entertainer of the 1920s, Conlin touted fact-finding and mind-reading as alternatives to escape acts. One of his most famous acts was answering sealed questions from audience members by the power of thought. He was one of the earliest to employ electronics for his effects and held some belief for the actual supernatural. When not debunking other spiritualists or conjuring prophecies for his books. And avoiding scandals of bigamy, jail time and murder to perform.

EffectsEdit

Clamps on the user by electrifying their fingertips to the glass. Will show visions of the user’s greatest enjoyments in life and their most sincere fears. Searching too deep into the mists will overexert the mind, sending shocks greater than the neurons can handle. Results in mood swings, irritability, euphoria and even comatose state.

Felix’s NotesEdit

“Was previously being experimented on children and detainees by an unsavory psychological counselor. Looking through her notes revealed an interest on the physical changes within the brain. Non-invasive tests such as EKG and CAT scan showed irregularities within the subcortical area of the limbic system. In Pete-speak, the user’s emotional centers got heavily whammied. Seeing an image of what subjects love or loathe reinforced their pleasure and anger ratings.

More research could be conducted, but would absolutely need to be under ethical supervision. May bring up with the Regents in regards to Eureka testing. After my latest debacle, of course.”

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