In the Psychic Powers chapter, it says (p 157) "An Astropath Transcendent may also select two more techniques during character creation, and may select more by acquiring the Psychic Technique Talent"
I'm interpreting this to mean the "two more techniques" are free and do not require spending xp to get the Psychic Technique talent. Is this right?
On p. 162, it says that Astral Telepathy is Free for Astropaths. I interpret this to as in addition to the two free techniques. Is that right?
So, a starting Astropath could have five techniques. Astral Telepathy, the two free techniques, and by buying another two techniques with 200 xp out of the 500 xp they get at character creation. Is that right?