World of Sharr
Whether he was born missing that special empathic link or hardship and tribulation has iced his heart, your character simply does not emote well with others. As such, he takes a 1 die (or 3 die) penalty on all Empathy rolls and no bonus or extra can ever give him the benefit of an Expert Die or Master Die to this skill. However, through these pains the soul has grown strong and resistant to outside influence. A person with the Callous Soul advantage gains an Expert Die (or Master Die) bonus whenever rolling to oppose total possession. Many with the Callous Soul advantage become ghosts – or worse – upon death.