The Time 2 spell Postcognition allows a mage to view the past. However there are some confusing factors (emphasis mine):
She can review the past of her current location or any moment in her own past, or that of an object, with flawless clarity. To focus this sense on something or someplace other than the mage’s current physical location, the mage must also use Space 2. Without the use of Space 2, she can do this only for an exact spot in which she was or is. [..] and casting dice pool is modified by temporal sympathy
Scenario: You find a stolen painting in a crime lord's collection. You know when it was stolen and touching the object you try to view the moment it was taken from the museum to identify the thief.
- If you have never been to the museum and only heard of the theft, you will need Space 2, that is clear. However if you have visited it once (Encountered level sympathy), is this requirement lifted?
- If you need Space 2, are you penalized for both spatial and temporal sympathy (that of the object, here both Intimate, giving you -4)?
- If you must use your own temporal sympathy to the target location, does having access to the actual object help you any?