[info]kutsuwamushi @ 01:55 am: This would be a pretty good post for [info]fantasywriters!

Think about it carefully, especially with mental magic.

I think some authors are intimidated by the consequences of mental magic when it comes to the law, and try to avoid it with justifications that seem kind of flimsy. But if you think about it, even if you know the facts of a crime that occured, there can still be many other questions to settle, such as what a just punishment would be. (According to that society's rules.) If you need a trial you can have one.

I used to have telepaths in my cheesy urban fantasy verse, but they got in the way of everyone being confused about what was going on, so I got rid of them.


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