basic spell in a Wind Necromancer’s arsenal, this spell forms the basis for all
further manipulations of spirits. After leaving the body, a spirit will
immediately attempt to make its way to the afterlife, lingering in
Caelereth for a very short time. During
this period, it is thought to be very confused, and gathering its bearings in
order to move onto the afterlife. This spell is designed to work quickly during
these crucial moments, to ensure that the spirit cannot leave the mortal world,
by further confusing the wayward entity.
Spell Effect. This
spell is a simple one in theory, as the goal of the caster is simply to confuse
the target spirit to the point that it forgets that it should be going to the
afterlife. This is accomplished by decreasing the influence of the
Wind ounía over the spirit’s
cár’áll, specifically the property of comprehension
or understanding. In this way, the caster is preventing the wayward soul from
moving on to whatever afterlife is expected for them, by hampering its ability
to understand, and essentially making it forget that it was supposed to be
entering the afterlife at all. At this point, the spirit will be anchored to
Caelereth, as long as the caster
continues to focus upon the comprehension property.
Although the goal of the caster is to remove the intelligence of the spirit, it
still retains memories of its previous life, and if appropriate measures were
taken, it could perform a vague form of communication. In this way, a Wind
Necromancer can prevent the deceased one from truly moving out of their life,
because the spirit is still that of their fading companion, but with dampened
On a battlefield or other area with numerous freshly deceased targets, little
preparation is required for this spell. Most often times, the caster must be
there within moments after the time of death, lest the spirit flit away before
they complete the incantation. At this point, the caster must simply focus their
will upon the cár’áll of a spirit in the area, and
begin their manipulations. Though not necessary for practitioners of a higher
level, new casters will hold gauzy ribbons of
ether-flake in their hands, as
symbols of their wispy targets, and then drop them to the ground. This is
thought to represent the understanding of the target 'falling away' and can help
newer learners focus on the spell.
Still to be defined.
incantation targets a spirit that has just emerged from its corporeal form, and
is in the critical stage of gathering its bearings before moving on to the
afterlife. As a Necromancer's skill progresses, they learn closely related
spells, that allow them to focus on up to an entire hoard of spirits.
Reagents. Two ribbons
of a wispy ether-flake make good
reagents for this spell, as their gauzy form resembles the misty forms of the
target somewhat. The caster will hold these ribbons in their fingers, before
releasing them and allowing them to waft down to the ground, like the thoughts
of the targets 'falling away.'
Spiritual Representation of the First Sphere of the Elemental
School of Wind.
Range. In general,
beginning casters must be within a few
peds of the target;
however range increases dramatically by the sixth level.
Casting Time. The
effects of this spell are nearly immediate when the caster begins to lower the
influence of the property, but the potency of the spell increases as the mage
continues to focus their will upon it.
Duration. This spell
lasts as long as the caster continues to focus their will upon the target.
Therefore, more advanced incantations are necessary for further studies in
Necromancy, but this remains as a building block for these later stages.
Counter Measures/Enhancing Measures.
Another Wind mage could counter this spell by
focusing their own will upon the target, and increasing the property of
comprehension again, thus negating the spirit’s loss of direction. On the other
hand, a Wind mage could also help their fellow
practitioner by also helping to decrease the property of comprehension, in
combination with the caster’s influence. Often times necromantic apprentices
will be faced with the task of temporarily lowering the property at the time of
death, while waiting for their mentor to come and make full scale, more
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