Discussion in 'Races and Cultures' started by Alavatar, Jan 15, 2018.
Get me a biata and mystic wood elf who want to chat, I guess.
Garrick is a great Biata to talk to about Celestial magic. (I miss Daaaaave!)
That is an interesting conundrum that Earth has, though. There are no PC available rituals or effects that can animate a Permanently Dead Body. And, unless the PC wants to turn themselves into a Greater Undead with the Command <Undead> ability, the only way a PC Necromancer can control an Undead for greater than 5 days would require an Extend Battle Magic effect (since the Summon rituals bestows control for only 5 days).
Summon, wait five days, battle Control, Extend Battle Magic? Man that's a lot of trouble to go through for a pet. And you'd only get one at a time. What a lot of resources. I'll add it to my notes. Of terrible things. To never do.
Now that I think about it ... I think the only ritual or effect that can animate a permanently dead body is ... Spirit Home? Spirit Vessel? Whatever it is called, the NPC Only Ritual equivalent to Spirit Store. It allows a Spirit to be put into any object, not just a specifically crafted version of Master Construct. At least, I think that would allow the spirit to animate the body. I think that is Celestial only?
Of course it it.
Widespread superstition is so inconvenient.
Spirit Home is General Aspect. We used one to house some Spirits who were infected with what we were calling The Lumos Affliction in the Tavern/Earth Circle in Sedovia (Foxbridge)...
It allows a Spirit to communicate from an item, but not control an item or physically interact with the surrounding environment.
I know there is Spirit Vessel as well. I get the two mixed up on what each does, though.
Spirit Vessel is NPC-only and is a General Aspect "Spirit Store" for Golems I guess? While you can put a spirit into an item with this ritual, the ritual specifically only mentions Golems as being a "stacker card" thing, implying if you put someone in a Sword, they don't actually become the sword, etc.
While a Perma-dead body seems to be a valid target, I don't think it is actually animated by this ritual. But I am not sure, just making a "first read" opinion.
Here is the full text of that ritual:
Thanks. Seems like experimentation should be had.
hmmm....Daygar my first character who was an earth scholar thought the names came from the fact that the energy for Earth Magic came from the earth itself and casting chaos also damaged the earth. Celestial magic's energy was taken from their elemental planes and in his mind those planes were outside of earth/above it kinda thing. So earth and Celestial were chosen as the names. He thought about starting research but became a servant of a chaos dragon and kinda lost interest.... oh well.
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