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Old February 25th, 2021, 06:07 AM
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I like that plan, but I think parts of it at least have been set aside by the description in AotI - plants "going crazy" and the like.
We already know there is psionic potential in plantlife and even microbes:
"A psionic using life detection will see strongly psionic life
form of microscopic size. It user telekinesis to shift granules of sand which are used
for its food; the environment is being used to encourage use of this talent."

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Unless every plant in that part of space was psionic.
I have a theory that every form of life within charted space has psionic potential (with null being a 'potential' too), and for the same reason. Those that are psionically null (a T5 invention) have a particular advantage against the wave in that it can not affect them at all.
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Hivers can be psionic and the wave will affect them, this is a canonical fact.

Also Hivers have a very different mindset to humans and are definitely more 'alien' than Vargr and Aslan.

You have to go to the primary source, which in this case is the TNE supplement Aliens of the Rim.
Where are your getting that? (Note, DN doesn't count unless it was in print under GDW lable)

AM7 Hivers notes:

Psionic talents are simply not found among members of the
Hiver race. Other Federation races have varying degrees of
natural power, but no Federation race makes extensive use of
psionics. Research programs are i00~ingin to the development
and use of psionic powers, and the strong anti-psionic prejudices
of the lmperium are not found in Federation space, but the actual
understanding of psionics is probably somewhat lower than
in the Imperium.
(Page 37)
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As I have already said, it is in Aliens of the Rim...

I would quote it but the pdfs are so badly done that they don't recognise the text and I am not typing it all out.

But you can read it for yourself on page 39.

Hivers can be psionic...
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As I have already said, it is in Aliens of the Rim...

I would quote it but the pdf's are so badly done that they don't recognise the text and I am not typing it all out.

But you can read it for yourself on page 39.

Hivers can be psionic...
Yet another "Dave changes canon for the worse" element. (That whole book is, IMO, a hot steaming mess of post bovine fodder.)
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I can think of many changes and retcons that are a lot worse than what came out of TNE.
A lot of people liked TNE and still do, and Aliens of the Rim is a pretty good supplement which sets the scene for what would have been a rather major campaign.

Your personal opinion of Dave Nilsen's contribution to the Traveller corpus is irrelevant to the point being made , TNE is canon, and so is the Hivers having psionic potential. Until, of course, MWM retcons it
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