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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-04 01:06 AM
56- Demonlead Candle

The candles are black, with a redish cast, and oily feel. They seem to be intricately carved with runes and demonic elements.

This candle is made with the blood and fat of a demon (in which they will regenerate from the removal, but the removing process is painful to the demon). Most Deamonlead candles are made by the Demon itself, but some very, very powerful karcists (demon summoners) can bind down the demon and produce the components. As the candle is made, it appears carved. That is not the case, the taper takes on the runic and demonic carves images as it dries.

Normally, one lights the candle and is drawn (as if summoned) to the demon. This can make for an easy trip to a hell (or other place the demon might be). Sometimes these candles are sent as invites to others to talk.

Very experienced summoners can use the candles to bring the demon of choice to them. However it take a very extensive ritual, almost harder and longer than summoning the demon in the first place. However, the demon can not resist the summoning and is easier to bind to the circle of protection using it.

Since only middle rank or better demons can survive the process of making a Deamonlead candle, there is always powerful demonics involved. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-04 01:48 AM
57 - Orgone Candles

Orgone: A universal life force hypothesized by Wilhelm Reich, supposed to emanate from all organic material that purportedly can be captured with a boothlike device and used to restore psychological well-being. Some other names are mana, theiron, and chi. It has commonly been interpreted as "the stuff of which magic is formed", as well as the substance of which souls are made.

Any candle can be used to embed mystical energy of a given elemental or spiritual flavor/ wavelengths. The candle should be of an appropriate color and often is painted/ carved with appropriate to the energy to be stored.
Air - Yellow
Earth - Green
Fire - Red
Water - Blue
Espiritus - Grey
Fey - Pink/grey
Therio - Green/Grey
Dracos - Blue Grey
Solar - Gold
Lunar - Silver/ Grey
Note: These are European colors, Chinese/ Indian mythos would use different colors and tap to different elements.

Sometimes a small crystal is inserted in the bottom of the candle.

Energy is stored in the wax matrix of the candle in a draining several hour long ritual. Three times the energy is put in that is held in the matrix. The energy is released by burning the candle in a ritual position. So if you are empowering a two hour long ritual, the candle would need six hours of full strength channeling of the energy tupe being stored.

In practice the candles are used by solo practioners who need several elemental/ energy flows to be worked for a given ritual. You can "hold the corners" by yourself by having the other three corners rooted by candles appropriately charged.

(So store some magic points in the candle for future use. ) Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-04 02:05 AM
58) Ward Candles

This is a set of four or five candles. Each candle it dedicated to a divine or elemental force. The set is then bound with strong protection spells. By setting the candles up in a circle (or general polygon) and lighting them with a small spark of energy, they will form a warding, protecting those inside from magical/ spiritual forces outside. If incorporated into a proper mystic circle, it will multiply its effectiveness three fold. The effects will last as long as the candles are burning and the lines between the candles are unbroken. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-04 02:13 AM
All of these candles are magical really. Some are just more alchemical. Some require spells, others are just clever uses of chemicals impregnating the wax. (The sleeping candles came to mind, as certain vapors would do the job). After all a great deal of science was once the domain of magic.

Eliminating the duplicates, we are over half way to 101. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-05 12:45 PM
60) Blessed Candles

With this blessed flame
I remand myself to The Holy Flame
Spiritus of All
May it clense me of my sins
And Light my way
And Light the holy fire within (myself)

These candles are made at a number of monestaries around The Lands, in a manner defined by the Holy One. During the entire process, from culling and mixing the wax to the final finishing, monks are to pray certain prayers. In fact, the process of making the candles is practically it own liturgical cycle.

What is produced, besides a lovely handcrafted candle of good texture and solid composition, is a Blessed Light Candle. The lighting of the candle, especially if done so with a prayer on your lips, is said to ward off Evil by calling The Holy light down to you. The Holy Spirit is to move with you, assisting you in Holy Work.

These Candles are used during certain ceremonies throughout the liturgical year, and as special gifts to those who must pray alone (so they won't be alone). The Clergy will often use these candles "in special cases" to ensure the spirit is with them.

The Candle functions as a bonus or tool to any clerical thaumaturgical and some thergical actions. They can also be considered Orgone Candles for Clerical Energies. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-06 11:49 PM
62) Windstore Candles

These candles are broad, thick, and do not give off much light. The wax is a muddy cream with a cross hatched pattern at its base. Minor air sprites (elementals) are bound into the wax when they are created. Thus the candles will burn without using up air or lighting gases found in mines/ tunnels. They can also be used underwater. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-08 12:38 AM
63) Candle of Shadow's Will

The candle can only be used in a darken room, with little to no light from other sources. If lit in a better lit room, it will simply be a normal candle with an unpleasant smell.

If lit in a room with little to no light besides the candle, the candle will glow brightly and throw deep dhadows on the walls of every person, "unique object", or something specifically designed to cast a shadow (like a shadow puppet). After a brief time.. the shadows will begin to move on their own. They will move and interact. Usually they will tell a story of some kind. It could show a future or past, it might show inner thoughts or unfelt motivations, and depending on what the shadow puppet is (the silloute of a dragon, god, castle, or what ever) you can set up specific scenarios.

If the people are quiet and do not move much, they might hear the shadows make sound.

The insights one can gain by watching the shadows might lead to motivations in their real life. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-09 12:39 AM
64) Candle of Love's Waiting

Now a submission:

If you want to see the expanded inspiration text:
These are thick heavy candles of an odd greenish creame color. Each candle is made with baby hairs and current blood of the recipient by a skilled mystic chandler (Candle manufacturer). They are favorites of wives, lovers, and mothers who send their loved ones off to battle or to far away lands to trade.

To activate, the candle is held by the loved one, and the person staying home lights it, just before the loved one is leaving. Words of love are traditionally exchanged. The candle is extinguished. The loved one leaves on their journey. The candle should be placed in a window or a shelf by the door. Ideally, the candle is lit that night and it will stay lit until loved one returns home OR can not return home ever (this is a euphemism for dying, but better candles will sometimes take in to consideration people who will never return and might as well be dead to their loved ones). One candle lasts one journey, even if that journey takes years. (note the light is so soft that it provides no real lumination).

Candles of less skilled mystic chandler or those made without baby hairs (or using other recipes of lesser effectiveness) create a candle that must be lit every night. The candle will only light and glow if the loved one can return home. If the candle will not light, the person is lost never to return (again another euphemism for dead or might as well be). If the candle is not lit every night before dawn, it will lose its hold on the loved one. Some people prefer these candles as they require a show of devotion on both sides. These candles are also reusable for many journeys and last as long as they would as if they were mundane candles (9 hours (figure 2 minutes spent each lighting at minimum).

These candles are tied to their loved ones who are away. Thus such a candle can be used to cast magic on the person as if they were right there. And there is little to no resistance possible to spells so cast. Now many people use this connection without magic, to send a feeling of love to the loved one (and feel that loved one back). With magic, messages can sent, spells of healing or luck, cantrips of clean, and so on. However, malific magic is possible against the candle. And with little or no resistance against it, the loved one is an easy target.

Note: unlit candles tied to a person could be used as a magic focus. Thus candles just "hanging around" could be a liability. The linkage explains why these candles are not as popular as one might think, especially among The Nobles, Magical, or Wealthy.

It is traditional in some areas that these candles are used in wedding ceremonies, when both natal candles (small love's waiting candles made soon after birth) of both the bride and the groom are lit together from the sacred fire. It helps bind them together with their loving vows, and shows that they are on a journey together. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-02-10 08:27 PM
69 - Candle d'Amour

If the candle is lit in their presence, everyone in the glimmer of its light, has is bathed by an aura of The Spirit of Sensual Love. Everyone's throughts turn to romance and more carnal desires despite better intentions or common sense. And it does not always limit itself to "conventional" or the way people normally think of these things. Violence, as most think of it, seems impossible in the glow of the light. In addition to increasing desire, it also improves performance. When the effects of the candle is over, most people are fairly exhausted. If one leaves the light, the effects continue for a time after.

If you enter the light after it is lit, the effects are strong, but not overwhelming. They are often used by houses of the red lanterns.

Appropriate Ego/ Will/ Drive checks (as well as magical resistance) will occur. Two or three fails checks will lead one into a sensual frenzie. (You can choose to fail a roll). Such rolls are modified by other reaction modifiers and such. And of course Sensual Skill checks have increased bonuses. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-03-19 12:31 PM
It is on the list of things to do. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2013-09-15 02:50 PM

88) Candles of Shadow Summoning

Pulling creatures from the Shadow Realm is a tricky business. They are spirits twisted by contact with our own, changed into some form not of their own choosing, simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Once formed and shaped, they stay that way for a time, but eventually melt back into shapeless umbra that they came from.

It was tricky business until a proper process was developed. It requires candles made in the dark or in deep shadow. They should be purplish black in color and without scent. The wick should be dyed black as well. (If dyed with Kona Root, the fire itself will have a purple cast to it.) The Fourteen Runes of Shadows should be carved upon the candles.

The spell process requires a hooding of the candle, so the light only shines in one direction. The light should be shone upon a shadow puppet of the desired form to be summoned (if one is very brave a number of shadow puppets). It is important that it is a puppet that casts the shadow. If it is not a puppet, the caster will have no control over the shadow spirit. The shadow must be cast upon a black clear wall... and no other shadows should occur upon the wall. Upon the shadow the summoning spell is cast, and a shadow form is summoned.

Again, great precautions should be taken with this or any summoning spell. Every step missed is an opportunity for the summoning to go wrong. (Extra shadows you didn't bind might be aggressive. Uncontrolled shadows being angry. Without the Runes the wrong things could be summoned. Imperfections on the wall could lead to imperfections on the spell. If your circle of protection isn't perfect, the creature might be able to reach you before binding. And so on...)

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MoonHunter's comment on 2014-03-17 02:09 PM
I could of sworn we had 101 of candle entries. I guess we/ I need to work on that. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2014-03-17 02:19 PM

91) Nanny's Balm

These candles are sometimes magic, sometimes alchemy, but either way the effect is the same. Anyone under the age of 12, will slowly become calmer under the light/smoke of the candle. This is not a big difference normally, as it is not mind control, just an influence. However, at bed time, it is the blessing of the gods.

92) Candles of Throat

This ancient candle (hence the odd name) is a combination of magic and alchemy. The smoke from the candle (which is pleasant) allows one to talk (and even talk loudly) without risking the throat (no hoarseness, no drying out, etc). These candles are used in long courtly meetings, in classrooms where a teacher/professor can drone on, and by better singing minstrels.

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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2008-02-04 06:17 PM
59)The Hemispherical Candle of Tuit

Created by a sorceress whose husband never did get to the bottom of the "Honey Do" lists she wrote, the Hemispherical Candle of Tuit creates a nagging feeling that something is left undone in the minds of those who breathe the smoke. This nagging feeling persists until they get around do doing something they've been putting off for some time.

The candle is, in appearance, half of a red ball, the wick protruding from the top. Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2008-10-03 12:20 PM
76. Candle of Sobering
A thick scented candle that sobers and calms those who bask in it's glow. Works for about one table at a time, but might not affect everyone. Sometimes used secretly by Bartenders to prevent fights in their bars. They have also be purchased by men who have work in the moring, or wives who have had one-too-many and don't want their husbands to know. A nice smelling, and not very suspicious, way of sobering up, or just relaxing, a rowdy group.

Cross posted from the BARFIGHT! by MoonHunter. Given credit to Pieh, as it was his post. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-11-18 09:26 AM
45. Candle of Noisome Fume
This two foot long tapered candle is often found mixed in with a box of mundane candles that are typically used to illuminate temples and the homes of the wealthy. Once lit, close inspection reveals a greenish wisp of smoke coming from the candle as it burns. The effect is mild at first, but the longer the candle burns the more obvious and obnoxious the smell becomes. Children and the elderly are more likely to be effected first. The scent lingers for several days after the candle has been extinguished.

46. Candle of the Assassin
This candle looks quite ordinary, typical of the type used for night time illumination at a desk or study. The fumes of the candle are highly toxic due to the special herbs that have been distilled into the wax of the candle. The victim will pass out due to the fumes in 3D6 minutes, and after passing out there is a cumulutive 5% chance of death per minute after passing out. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-11-18 09:27 AM
What Muro said. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-12 09:28 PM
20.Arsonist's Candle-A few minites after being lit, this candle fires a miniture fireball which is strong enough to set curtains in fire.
21.Cupid's Candle-This candle casts a mild love spell on people of the opposite sex to the lovemaker, but it only works when they are within six feet of the candle and when it is lit. Attemps to be too pushy will break the spell. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-13 12:24 PM
I want to add more to this scroll soon. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-13 12:26 PM
What is wrong with my typing today? Go to Comment
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