I'm inclined to think that if a mage reaches into the past and pulls something into the present, that's Time 5--even though it's "future travel" for that object, it modifies the past, the way past travel would. So would pulling something from the future be Time 4, because it's modifying the future, the way future travel would? From the mage's reference frame there is no temporal paradox. He's altering the future, which hasn't happened yet. But from the reference frame of the object traveling backward in time, the object's past is being modified by its travel. So is that also affecting the "past" and therefore a Time 5 Effect? I'm only about 65% sure it isn't. But it brings up another question: what does it mean to bring something out of the future, when the future is uncertain? Can you just pull in something from the likeliest future, or with more successes can you retrieve objects from less likely futures?
No announcement yet.
Pulling things from the future into the present--Time 4 or Time 5?