Mesmerists use astral powers to dominate weaker minds, manipulating others through enchantment, illusion, telepathic implantation, and hypnotic compulsion.1 They are often mistaken for bards and enchanters.2
In the Inner Sea region, mesmerists are the most common of the occult practitioners. They serve the Umbral Court in Nidal as enforcers and spies, a practice embraced in its ally Cheliax in the form of the "Nidalese smile" and a suite of devilbane gazes. Mesmerists in Razmiran also reinforce the cult of the false god Razmir.2
There are no known restrictions on the race of a mesmerist.
There are no known religious restrictions on mesmerists.
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