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    The Architecture of Fate: Divine Monuments

    Though primarily sculptors in trade, the Maagal were also architects and builders. Like the Deathless Tef-Aabhi, they were well-versed in aspects of the Lifeweb, and they attribute its nature to Kothar-wa-Khasis (though a number of priests honor Neith as well in this regard). And just as they build bodies for their gods to inhabit, so too do they raise buildings meant to be their homes in this world.

    In modern nights, the group that has taken up the name and arts of the Maagal grows more profficient in sacred architecture as they study the tablets left by the old priesthood. While this knowledge is not as widespread as that of Idol Crafting, it is nonetheless proving beneficial when applied correctly in clashes with the Arisen.

    Guardians of the Land: For every even number of dots per Idol (2 and 4), a Baal or Ashera is treated as having a dot in the Tekhen aspect. If individual Idols are married to each other, they apply the highest effective rating between them plus one per pair (to a maximum of 5 dots).

    The Maagal also favor actual Tekhen in their sacred architecture, though the original priests built them as statues instead of obelisks. While they lack the influence of a true Baal or Ashera, these lesser idols help to strengthen the barrier against the Arisen, and further weaken their power in the idols' presence.

    Halls for Idols: In Ebla, the Maagal maintain sacred places to practice their craft, reverently giving shape to their gods with hallowed tools and proper materials. Such sites serve as Guildhalls for the creation of Effigies and mundane statuary, empowering their construction through occult blessings.

    The temples which house many of the cult's idols are also Neithian structures. Here, the priests conduct their ceremonies to reshape the Lifeweb, all the while drawing strength from it in return. Arisen who manage to enter such locations may also discover that they incorporate sacred geometry resonant with the Pillars.
    Last edited by Deionscribe; 04-16-2017, 05:32 AM.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by Master Aquatosic View Post
      So wait, are these guys still around today by default?
      They are, as a modern revival by an Israeli cultural group as well as artists from all around the globe.


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      • #18
        can they make hand sized idols or rings

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ameraaaaaa View Post
          can they make hand sized idols or rings
          there is no limitation about the size of the idol, other than the fact that smaller sized idols tend to be easier to break :P


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          • #20
            Originally posted by LostLight View Post
            there is no limitation about the size of the idol, other than the fact that smaller sized idols tend to be easier to break :P
            Sudden mental image of a Hunter with a massive network of Idols... all in the form/size of those little troll figurines (as a nod to Guardians of the Galaxy).


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