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Manifesting is the act of an elf triggering an ability. Manifestation occurs naturally for most elves; alternatively, abilities can be purposely triggered by a Telepath or someone with large amounts of easily transferrable brainpower. Mr. Forkle triggers Sophie's abilities by invading her mind, such as Telepathy, Inflicting, Polyglot, and Enhancing, as well as with Marella's Pyrokinesis. Sophie naturally manifests her Teleporting ability due to her DNA, which is modeled loosely after an alicorn's. Elves usually can only manifest within the manifestation age, but sometimes don't, although this is very rare. Whenever elves don't manifest a special ability, they're considered "Talentless" and are shunned by the rest of the Elvin world. 

At the end of Legacy, Elwin believes that Keefe is manifesting a new ability

Manifesting Age[edit | edit source]

Manifesting age is anywhere between 12-15. Some manifest earlier or later due to genetics, such as the Vackers and the Sencens.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Manifesting a special ability comes with great responsibility. Not everyone gets one, you know.”

Grady Ruewen, in Keeper of the Lost Cities, page(s) 187, Google Books
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