This article contains plot details from the latest book.
How This Occurs[edit | edit source]
When someone is triggering an ability they send bursts of energy into the part of someone's mind where abilities are developed. It can be tiring, however, both for the person who is triggering the ability and the person who wants the ability triggered.
When This Has Happened[edit | edit source]
Pre-Keeper[edit | edit source]
Towards the end of the book, Sophie was still in a bit of a daze but she remembered bursts of energy filling her mind. When she woke up she was a polyglot and an inflictor. Mr. Forkle had been the one triggering her ability. She also remembers feeling like she was five again, when Mr. Forkle first triggered her Telepathy.
Two people have their abilities triggered in Lodestar, Sophie again and Marella. Marella went to Mr. Forkle begging to get her abilities triggered, in hopes of manifesting herself as an empath to help her mother. Marella gets quite dizzy afterwards and has to sit down. It is later revealed that despite her wishes to get Empathy, she manifested as a Pyrokinetic. Marella seemed to regret her decision a bit, but Mr. Forkle reassured her that her pyrokinesis was so strong, he doubted it would have stayed dormant for long.
Keefe has an ability triggered in a different way and much less natural way. Keefe did not decide to do this, Lady Gisela did. Also in Book 8, Sophie gets her abilities reset, which is possible due to the "flexibility" of her genes.
Additional Facts[edit | edit source]
- Elves cannot choose what ability they want, it all depends on genetics and DNA (except for Keefe's case).
- Mr. Forkle and Lady Gisela are the only ones to trigger abilities in the books, though they both do it in a different way.