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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to 1001 Mage Story Hooks
    184. The new Rhadamantian Minister was just appointed, but he isn't a mage. From February 13th to 15th, a werewolf was given a crown of Underworld metals and wailing souls during a corrupted version of Lupercalia.

    In the wake of this profane ceremony, an army of ghosts emerged from a new Domain, the Aventine Hill. The new Minister claims to be Remus, favored son of Sheppard Wolf (I imagine her personality to be like Granny Goodness), who brokered a deal to reclaim what was taken from her favored child. Six Strixes lead his armies, some ghosts posses the recently deceased to reclaim...
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  • So either you don't invest in the Order specialties and are able to requisition them at no extra difficulty than other specialties or you double down on them and access them at -1 of the actual availability.

    That is a lot clearer, thank you....
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  • That makes it a lot clearer, thank you.

    Regarding requisition, how exactly does the Order Archive merit behave in those scenarios?...
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  • Sensory range means that the subject you will teleport can be anywhere within your sensory range. By default you need to touch them or can only teleport yourself.

    The destinations can be anywhere within sensory range.

    A sympathetic cast can be used to teleport the subject to a location outside of sensory range. So you could send them to Mars if you had a picture from the NASA rover.

    Alternatively, the sympathetic cast can be used to affect a subject outside of sensory range and teleport them to any point within the caster's sensory range. In this way, you...
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  • From the Ethers (Forces •••, Prime •••)
    Practice: Weaving
    Primary Factor: Duration
    Withstand: N/A
    Suggested Rote Skills: Computers, Occult, Science

    "Want to summon a powerful being from the Supernal ? There is an app for that". This has been the tagline technomancers of the Free Council use to promote this rote. By transmitting summoning rituals via electronic data (often heavily protected by magical passwords), they have made it possible for others to quickly and conveniently access the powers and insights not native to their Watchtower's Supernal...
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  • I see. But Signs of Sorcery seems to imply members of the same Concilia can be under the influence of more than one Caucus, but a Caucus seems like they would have very big areas of influence. So they can overlap ?...
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  • A quick clarifications regarding Order requisitioning. Is it assumed that an Order in a Caucus always has the ability to provide its specialty resources ? For example, lets say an Arrow asks for a lunargent bullet magazine to protect their cabal on werewolf territory. If no one invested in Order Archive, does it mean the Availability rating is base price because the Order's specialty cancels out the penalty of it not being a Caucus resource ? Or does it mean that the Availability is reduced by one because its always considered a resource available to Order members ?

    One more question...
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Confused about Aeons?
    The Exarchs though "typical archmage, wants to make a utopia to seal it as his Omen, thus creating an eternal bastion of victory over us. Standard Silver Ladder stuff". So the Ruin (I think) got busy trying to bring it down. Which he/she eventually did, but then Merlin went "AHA ! I was not trying to make Camelot into a Utopia, I was trying to make it into a Ruined Utopia, you just finished my Omen for me . Now I Ascend". Naturally, this completely took the Exarchs by surprise, so all they could do at that point was throw a tantrum and erase the city from history.
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Confused about Aeons?
    He is. When Merlin Ascended, he did so because everyone assumed his Omen was to make Camelot into an utopia, when in truth it was making Camelot into a collapsed utopia.

    With such an amazing display of Acanthus guile, Merlin hit the Ascension gong so hard that the Exarchs threw a tantrum and erased Camelot from the timeline. But since its a sealed Omen, its True and cannot be deleted. So Camelot ended up like Atlantis, a kingdom that "never was, a myth" that leaves traces.

    The effect that had on reality was so profound that it made the Aeon of Fate assume a...
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  • Resource scarcity is relative. A mage with Mind 3 can "heal" back Willpower just as easily as a mage with Life 3 fixes bashing wounds.

    If you have an adept of Prime and Matter, they can turn just about any common items into mana. If you have pull within the Consilia or are owed a major boon, you could ask for an Imbued Item with this effect, especially if the debtor is/knows a Forge Master.

    A Fate master can use Miracle so your spell gets an exceptional success and you can bypass Withstand. This is especially useful since it allows you greatly reduce the resource...
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  • Craft Immortal Jade (Life ••••, Prime ••••)
    Practice: Patterning
    Primary Factor: Duration
    Withstand: Composure
    Suggested Rote Skills: Academics, Medicine, Occult

    Carrying resources as one explores the Tapestry can be cumbersome. Tass can take just about any form, not always a portable or discrete one. Meanwhile, mana batteries can take a long time to replenish. In order to address this issue and inspired by tales of spirit stones that house potent Chi, this rote was developed by a cabal of Nameless students of the Dao of Alchemy.

    When cast upon...
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  • I wouldn't be surprised if some enterprising Iron Masters or a Wolf-Blooded would have a meal kit business and sneak in a "carnivore's course" menu into it. Its a steady source of revenue and a way discover the occasional werewolf that is staying under the radar.
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  • Singleton

    All knowledge is precious and deserves to be preserved. But not all of it is safe or meant to be distributed. Warped rotes, Abyssal spells and other terrible secrets should only be studied in the direst of times and with the greatest care. The more programming savvy members of the Free Council developed these Grimmoires for just these situations, allowing them to transport dangerous finds back to Lorehouses and Censorea with far less risk of their dangerous lore being propagated.

    Systems
    These are created by spending an extra Reach when casting Scribe...
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  • Right, 2ed is from 2016, that slipped my mind. In that case, so far I found no official statement confirming or denying it....
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  • Its an often adopted house rule, although their effect is not that crazy overall. I personally allow it, but its such a commonly seen house rule that I automatically took it into consideration, sorry for the confusion. Dave, who spearheaded the development of 2ed, commented on this:



    However, there are certain Conditions that cannot affect spells. For example, Informed specifically mentions it can only be used on Skill rolls. Keep an eye out for them and you should be good to go....
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  • Revelation

    A type of Grimmoire whose rotes bring the caster to the attention of a chosen Supernal being. Every time one is cast, it emmits a brief beacon, possibly drawing their attention. Sometimes authors use them to pass on their Legacy in secret, calling its entity to only initialize the worthy.

    Some even used them to provide readers with mentors. Alchemists and crafters are known to create Revelations to make sure their traditions and life's work are preserved.

    Seers, especially Prelates, normally create them to bring unwary Pentacle mages to the attention...
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  • Notarikon

    During the Nameless War, being able to hide oneself was the safest way to escape the Diamond's retaliation. In order to do so, some groups started creating ways to share Shadow Names, confusing investigators by mixing this with disguises. This conjured the illusion of impossibly skilled Nameless heroes that would show up everywhere. It is said that building on this idea of shared responsibility was how the philosophy of the Blank Badges was born.

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    This is created with a Prime 2, Fate 3 spell cast upon an item symbolizing the Shadow Name....
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  • Sanguine

    Blood is more than just a collection of nutrients, as science would have you believe. It is a tangled web of sympathies, from the temporal ones that link us to our ancestors, to the spatial ones that links us to our action and even less obvious links exists, like the one between all the spirit motes that compose us and the Shadow. But more importantly, it is the vessel that channels our Gnostic might, the ichor that makes manifest our Supernal Will. Those that know how to follow the channel back to the author's Fallen seat of self will find their efforts to learn mystic secrets...
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Prelacy
    Lets say your Shadow Name is Odin, that means only spells that you can symbolically associate with Odin's myth or domain would get a bonus.

    Odin is a patron of shamans and necromancers, so some Death and Spirit magic would get the bonus. Spears, sure aim and oaths are associated with Gungnir. Wolves, eagles and horses are all part of his mystical entourage too, so casting on those animals also gets the bonus. His throne allowed him to see anywhere in the Nine Realms, so scrying gets a bonus too. He was a knowledge seeker, so divinations might as well.

    But he was not...
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Prelacy
    All yantras put together can only add +5 to a spell. But the key is that the limit is only applied after taking into account any penalties. So lets say you went out of your way and used 4 rare sacrificial yantras of +3 to a spell (or used a Perfecting of Prime to make each one add more). That means that, unless you commit some to spell factors, the end value will be truncated to +5 and you will lose those extra 7 dice. That is one reason why Fate is so useful, it can add another 5 dice on top of those with a blessing (at least before you need to invest mana), since its not limited by that rule....
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