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Aramax
January 30, 2017
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7 forms of 'Supernatual' Weather for 'Dungeons' Ruins and Wastelands    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Title says it all

Scrasamax
August 7, 2014
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Teratology    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

In the years before the advent of arcanotechnology and dimensional fatigue events, teratology was the study of abnormalities and biological deformations. In the wake of the second renaissance, it became the study of exomorphs, extradimensional entities, and most prominently, teratomorphs, more commonly and vulgarly known as kaiju.

rickster
June 26, 2013
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A Tale of Two Rituals    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An exploration of the differences between sorcerous and cultic vampires.

Scrasamax
August 21, 2012
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The River of Sorrow    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Science has many answers, and with the advent of hypertechnology and arcanotechnology it seemed that there were no questions left to be conquered. But the manifestation of parapsychic abilities, wastelands, and the 'Storm' left many questions and no answers.

clydedavis
July 4, 2012
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Eyre Magick - Disciplines of Magick    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An overview of the Disciplines of Magick within the Eyre System.

Includes: Alteration (and Transfer-Alteration), Soul-Command, Ritual, Soul-Leech, and Abysmal-Craft.

clydedavis
June 23, 2012
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Eyre Magick - Introduction    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An introduction to the key ideas to the sources of Magick in the Eyre System. Includes an overview of Elemental-Mana and Soul-Mana, along with the various types within each.

 

hylandpad
June 18, 2011
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Ether and Ethereal Magicks    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"Sorry?! There's nothing to be sorry about boy! That was a conflagration worthy of my applause, my commendation even. Now excuse me, I have to go don new robes. These are a bit...burnt."

-Circle Master Caius Aurelias, to his Apprentice Idimus

Dozus
June 1, 2011
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Cartogramancy - The Magic of Maps    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"Anyone can draw a map, boy - there's no more difficulty in that than laying brick. What makes maps useful is when they are so proper, so precise, that they are living images of the places they represent. Encompassing knowledge of the geography, and mastery of the very space itself - that, child, is cartogramancy."

- Sage Pakpao Sasithorn, Chief Lecturer, the Ezagun-Darkbolt College of Cartogramancy

Scrasamax
May 3, 2010
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30 More Limitations on Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

30 more limitations to the practise of magic, aka Why Everyone Cant be a Magic User

Cheka Man
April 25, 2010
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30 Limitations on Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Why are most people not users of magic? Why does magic not rule the whole world? Because...

Lockheed
June 30, 2009
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The Sorcerer's Art    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Magik is slippery and dangerous to work with, and failure can have disastrous results.  Yet the Sorcerer's continue to ply their art without the benfit of the engines and machines now widely recognized as essential to the making of magik.

Grey
January 6, 2009
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Music as a form of offensive magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"Looking at the clean shatter with surrounding structural damage, I’d say it was most likely a bass with mezzo-soprano backup, possibly accompanied by a skilled bassist."

Kassil
January 8, 2008
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Thaumatechnology    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Thaumatechnology - in a world where straight magic has an unnerving tendency to get the user killed, either by magical catastrophe or by being lynched by an upset mob, this is a much safer form of magical use… Even if it does occasionally explode.

Ouroboros
November 10, 2007
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The Art of Sigil Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Power Sigils, Glyphs, Puissant Symbols - The Art of Sigil Magic is everywhere in Locastus, City of Mirrors

Siren no Orakio
August 1, 2007
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The Pierced Veil    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"He’s dead, Sir Paladin." "... What?" "Hens-bane, my Lord, a false tooth. Not even our best interrogators could get an answer from him now." "Bring the corpse to me. The veil of death will be pierced."

valadaar
June 3, 2007
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Zoimorphisits School of Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Zoimorph School of Magic is a school of magic specialized in altering and creating variants of life, sometimes referred to as Arcanaeugenics.

manfred
December 18, 2006
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Icathian Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The sum of all spellcasting traditions of one world - or most of them - in one place.

Spark
August 13, 2006
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Theologa Arcana    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Ah, MAGIC. A simple word, yes, but with countless meanings, endless depth, and doubtless power.

Chaosmark
March 4, 2006
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Kren, the Name of a Card    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Kren glowed with mystic power, and with a small flash of light, the physical form of the card disappeared, the energy within rushing outwards…

Chaosmark
January 11, 2006
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Magic in Tyren    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Magic of Tyren goes deeper than what one might expect…

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The Candle-Eyed Man

       By: Murometz

The third son of a candle-maker, and secretly a spy, Tsiao Fong Wei betrayed his family, clan, and town to the merciless Qongg Dynasty, causing the deaths of his own family members. He survived to an old age hiding out in the country side and keeping a low profile. One day however, the “Paper Knife” finally found Tsiao Fong Wei , and exacted his revenge on behalf of the folk, dead and tortured.

After a furious struggle, the “Paper Knife” plunged twin burning candles into the eyes of the traitorous old man and laughed, as Tsiao Fong Wei howled in dismay and pain. Some say Tsiao Fong Wei died that day. Others say that the old man somehow escaped despite his sudden anguish and utter blindness.

The truth is lost to time.

But to this day the children of the Red-Ridge County towns and villages are told by their parents to always beware twin lights in the darkness and to never venture into the woods at night, and to keep an ear open for the Groaning Ghost, for somewhere out there Tsiao Fong Wei the Traitor, now a vengeful spirit, stumbles about the darkness moaning and wailing, candles still sticking forth from out of his otherwise empty eye sockets. And though the candles plunged into his eyes all those years ago were a’flame going in, now the wax protuberances are somehow lit from within and burn without, and two flickering lights in the darkness, always portend his coming.

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