The most 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 intelligence. Return to the top

Casting Procedure. 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. Return to the top

Magical Formula. Still to be defined. Return to the top

Focus/Target. This 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. Return to the top

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.' Return to the top

Spell Class. Spiritual Representation of the First Sphere of the Elemental School of Wind. Return to the top

Range. In general, beginning casters must be within a few peds of the target; however range increases dramatically by the sixth level. Return to the top

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. Return to the top

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. Return to the top

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 permanent manipulations. Return to the top

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