The cipher has an empathic or psychic connection to a single animal. He or she can talk to the animal or sense its emotions; see through its eyes or know what is around.
Or maybe make things worse.
The Carcass is a roleplaying story game where players take on the roles of the last members of a dying post-apocalyptic tribe. The tribal leader is dead, the community in tatters, and the future a mystery. What will become of you in this barren wasteland?