Jonathan's Numenera Game
As Headmaster of the Gakuen Academy for Gifted Children, Bassam Tiras has personally taught many of Velika’s best and brightest for over thirty years. During his tenure, he instituted a number of new restrictions on the psychic abilities so many of the townspeople were gifted with in order to ensure that they were used responsibly.. He believes that the innate power of the Velikan people could be used to bring the village great respect among the other cities of Thaemor, and as a result, much of his time is spent teaching the next generation of Mystics to use their abilities for the good of others.
As an alternative to executing those who would abuse their abilities, he developed the ritual of Self-Cleansing, which leaves the psychic abilities of the person intact, but removes all emotion and sense of self, leaving them open to suggestion. He reprograms these Cleansed, rendering them unable to harm others, and employs them as teachers at the Academy.