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I believe so Nyaa.

 

 

I minor perhaps silly question, but do arcane connections work both ways? (as in, will you be able to scry for that magic item that was stolen from you, or where your familiar is? Or even damage someone who has stolen your talisman?)

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I will try to make it. We know how my success rate on that is, though, but, um, I'll try. :)

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I minor perhaps silly question, but do arcane connections work both ways? (as in, will you be able to scry for that magic item that was stolen from you, or where your familiar is? Or even damage someone who has stolen your talisman?)

I recall there's a Intellego spell that track people that's spying on your magically.

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Yes arcane connetion usualy work both ways.

Lets say someone have your talisman, you allways track the Talisman or even teleport to it .

But the problem is the one holding the talisman has a Arcane Connecion to the Talisman owner but the Talisman owner only to the talisman.

 

Yes the complet Adventure from Wits so fare was happened all in the summer.

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Anyone can point me how the Guidlines of spells should be handled that says it affect level+x magintiutes of the spell.

 

Acording to Hermetic Projects 80 The Evil Eye works on spells +1 Magnitute greater then this spell but reading this up at the ReVi Guidlines (ArM5 161) there it says +5 Magnitute.

Now I wonder What the exact Magnitute of spell can pass trough the Evil Eye at lvl 5 (1 Base,3 Sight,1 Diam)

 

Even more interesting how (lvl + 5 Magnitute)/2 works

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Sorry Schwarzbart, I don't know where it would be written (or exactly what it does on a theoretical plan).

 

What does 'The evil eye' do though?

 

 

 

In other questions, is it possible to use other's arcane connection?

Say I lost my familiar somewhere and I am bad at intellego magics, would someone else be able to find my familiar through me?

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Schwarzbart:

 

Vim spells of general base level can usually only affect spells that are at most of a certain level relative to the Vim spell's base effect. This is difficult to understand, so I'll give an example.

 

Maintaining the Demanding Spell (ReVi general, core 162) says it can only affect spells of equal or lower level. So if you have invented a level 15 version, you can only maintain concentration on a spell of max level 15 with it. If you look at the ReVi guideline, however, you'll notice that it says you should be able to sustain or suppress your own spell of at most +2 magnitudes of the Vim spell's level. So you'd expect to be able to maintain a spell of level 25 with the aforementioned level 15 spell. Why the discrepancy?

 

It's because Maintaining the Demanding Spell has +1 from touch and +1 from diameter! So the base level of Maintaining is always 2 magnitudes lower than the effective level, which is why you can only maintain a spell of equal level with it. This is the same reason why your Evil Eye level 5 can only work on level 10 spells: it's base level is 1, and if you add 5 magnitudes to that, you get level 10.

 

Adrian:

 

Yeah, if they can get through your resistance and so on and they have the appropriate spells, they should be able to do that I think.

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@Adrian Till today I would have sayed yes but after reading the following at the Atlas Games Forum

 

So, some questions:

 

1a. Does the grog count as an arcane connection to his own arcane connection? My thought is "Yes - connections can travel both ways".

No.

Or rather, that's been extensively debated.

Try forum-diving a bit, but as I recall, the current thinking is 'no'.

 

I would say this is one of the things we either have to decide as group how to handle it or leave CJ the final word.

 

Edit: added the link to the Forum thread

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I don't see how this is different from our boat-finding thing - I couldn't find the discussions he referred to on the Atlas forum, but my vote would be "yes" just for consistency's sake.

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I don't know about the specific rule, but since we gonna be all over Europe, it might be easier to have more traceable arcane connection.

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From me also the vote that the person counts as arcane connetion to all the things that have a direct arcane connection to him/her.

Sure the mage must touch him and penetrate any Magic resistance on both side but thats it.

 

But back on the direct question of Adrian using Intelego spells on a other mage of Hermes is a Crime acording to the Scrying part of the Code of Hermes. For this read page 14 of the Core book.

Only forceless Intellego (without Penetration) spells are kind of accepted as they cant penetrate the MR and Parma of a mage.

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Because we missing some infos from CJ i.e. about when Calpurnia come back and if we can/should fly for visiting her in winter we might have a break of over 1 year till the next adventure after Wits is finished with his.

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Actually I can handle the CAlpurnia situation - certainly before next week, and if need ne early this morning before this session and my departure for Suffolk.

 

My op went really well, and i was allowed home yesterday evening! Unfortunately no the selling and constant pain is getting to me, and the pain killers they have prescribed me aren't touching it. I'm really not very well, in fact I'mn in sodding misery but I'll get there. :) I'm going to my parents for the weekend tomorrow, and i may well contact the hpospital if the pain has nt started to subside. It's only 36 ours though so I expect it will soon, my info sheets day thepain normally lasts 2-3 days then drops off completely :)

 

Right, time ot take the antibiotic (Augmentin) an my coccodamol, and try to sleep. I think I'll post some notes though on the other thread, as I have done so littlef ro weeks.

 

cj x

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What Arabella finally tells you about Stephen of Jerbiton

 

Arabella says she was originally from a French family, from Compiegne, near Paris. Her father is a knight and High Official at the French Court; she seems cagey about his name. He is known to be part of the Louis the Dauphin's party: there is according to Arabella some tension between Prince Louis and his father, King Phillipe Augustus. Prince Louis is keen to invade England however, as everybody knows. The Pope has forbidden it, and King Phillipe has forbidden it, but Phillipe probably does not mean it. The argument may just be for show.

 

Arabella has no idea - her father put her in a nunnery when she was 12 years old, because of the strange things that happened around her. She saw visions, and had glimpses of secrets she should not know. She was only in the convent a few weeks, before she climbed over the wall and ran away.

 

Finding her self in Paris, she was taken in by the mysterious King of the Beggars, Anacrôn the Grand Coësre. He taught her of the Order of Hermes, and revealed to her that she had The Gift.

 

She was astonished to learn that he, the ruler of the Parisian slums and criminal classes was also a powerful magus, and she terrified of him, feared that he would take her as an apprentice. He did not, instead it seems negotiating with contacts the Royal Court (of France, not Anacrôn's beggars court). Eventually she was introduced to Brother Gui, a special agent for Archbishop Stephen Langton of Canterbury.

 

Stephen Langton was educated at Paris University, and is a personal friend of both Luis the Dauphin and Phillipe Augustus.

 

When he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury King John went in to a rage, because firstly his preferred candidate for the position was not given it, and secondly because he felt the Pope had conferred a traitor and friend of his enemies upon him as Archbishop. Stephen Langton was forced to flee in to exile - it is after all only about forty years since St. Thomas Becket was murdered on behalf of King John's father, King Henry, no matter how inadvertently.

 

Anyway Brother Gui was an agent of the Archbishop in exile, and was tasked with the special task of delivering a sealed letter from Archbishop stephen Langton to Archmagus Stephen Eruditus of Jerbiton, along with Arabella. He therefore crossed the English Channel and took Arabella to Libellus.

 

On the way the couple became almost friends, though Arabella seems rather dismissive of Brother Gui who is clearly quite impressed by her. She also did not have much time for Edith, who she knew as the jumped up peasant daughter of the head of the guard, ie. a complete nobody of no manners and very plain looks. Arabella does like Anna, but Anna they only really got to know each other whileplotting their escape from Borley convent - an escape bid cut short by your rescue mission - they were going to sneak out the next week, using the secret passage that emerges under the Church.

 

Brother Gui then went off to Bures to set up a chapel with two other monks in the spot where kIng Edmund was croned, and pray for that Saints blessing on behalf of Stephen Langton. Arabella spent seasons studying under Stephen Eruditus of Jerbiton. She was party to his researches of the burial places of the three crowns of Anglia, and knows that while the crowns are all in place no foreign army can ever invade England. She knows Stephen Langton ordered Stephen Eruditus to remove the crowns, all if possible, and that Brother Gui was to offset the Curse of Saint Edmund by building a chapel at Bures on his coronation site to appease the Saint. Stephen Eruditus did not tell her this, and Brother Gui did not even know - the letter was sealed. Now, she just happened to read the letter, ok, she stole it and read it! When Stephen found out, he dismissed her, and had her imprisoned in Borley Convent. She was actually surprised he did not kill her - she knows the archbishop is guilty of high treason!

 

She has pieced the rest together from what Anna told her. Eventually Stephen Eruditus worked out that the Crown was guarded by a local family, and that his guard captain (Anna and Edith's father) was the custodian of the crown. Stephen knew where it was, but for some reason could not manage to dig it up! Eventually he used mental magic to persuade the old man to dig it up - and Anna was horrified and rushed off to join Borley Convent, to try and offset the curse her father had brought upon the family. Edith just got really angry, and her dad - well he was warped by the spells needed to make him comply with the request to dig up the crown, and changed... Arabella can not say how, but she shudders. Of course soon after he was killed by a drake. By that time Stephen Eruditus had travelled to the Stonehenge Tribunal meeting, taking the crown with him. And there Edith tried to make him carry out his promise to her father: that if the digging up of the crown brought ruin upon them, that he would rebury it.

 

Of course Stephen turned Edith in to a mouse instead. :)

 

And of course, I forgot to mention - Arabella is terrified of Taitale, and will not be in the same building as him if she can help it, and appears physically frightened of him. It's start to worry Brother Gui, who has mentioned that maybe folks should not trust Taitale, though he admits he can't get out of Arabella what is wrong - but something clearly is, very badly!

Edited by cj.23

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The Statue To An Unknown Goddess

 

In the Bazaar District the Alley of the Woven Reeds is a small back lane that suddenly opens in to a tiny yard, named Nine Eyes Court. The yard has a few small broken crates, some rotting fruits, rain barrel, the back door to a rather squalid perfumiers whose garbage oiled here gives the Courtyard a truly bizarre and overpowering if exotic stench, and finally the Statue of the Unknown Goddess

 

The statue stands some six feet tall, and is on a simple plinth, and is made of black marble flecked with golden and green veins. It is the lifesize depiction of a woman with a peculiar headdress, clutching in one hang a flail, and in the other what appears to be a small shepherds crook. The statues arms are crossed, and the flail and shepherd's crook (each about 18" long) are likewise crossed.

 

There are strange symbols in the base of the plinth, and a small fire pit in the centre of the courtyard before the statue, where the rubbish is burned when it builds up too much. The locals, indeed many through out the city call the figure the Unknown Goddess, and legend has it there were once four, one in each quarter. If so, you don't know where they are! It is however traditional for those performing any kind of new construction or renovation to come here, light a fire and burn some fruit or vegetables or bread or grain as as offering to the Unknown Goddess. Folklore says she must never be offered blood or animal sacrifice.

 

Strangely enough the statue as not part of the Pre-Magi city religion once practised in the Temple in the Plaza. Taitale believes that in fact the statutes were destroyed by the priesthood of that old City religion. Momo has heard from the city cats that on certain nights the goddess leaves her plinth and walks...

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Interesting...

 

There's no way I'm going to make it this week. I'm sick and can barely see the screen. And then I'll be on vacation... I'm really sucking at this actually 'playing' sort of thing. But I don't want to quit unless it severely annoys people, because I do enjoy playing when I can get to. :(

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Interesting...

 

There's no way I'm going to make it this week. I'm sick and can barely see the screen. And then I'll be on vacation... I'm really sucking at this actually 'playing' sort of thing. But I don't want to quit unless it severely annoys people, because I do enjoy playing when I can get to. :(

 

 

You get better. I don't think you miss any more than I do :) Hope you get better soon!

 

cj x

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The Chariot of Calanthus

 

The last High Priest of the City Cult, the old religion that was displaced by the magi's just and benevolent rule, was one Calanthus. He had curiously enough tried to institute Latin rather than Hyperborean as the ritual language, but had discovered a curious fact -- most citizens of the city could not learn Latin, nor any tongue but their own language. Where he learned Latin from is unclear, but it seems likely to have been from his predecessor but one, a High Priest called Baruch the Calculator. Baruch was responsible for the carving on the edges of the disk by each tower -- DCXCIV in large letters. This is simply the number "694" and according to Taitale was the height that the High Priest of the City Cult felt the city was designed to fly at, in feet. Taitale has no idea where Baruch the Calculator came from, but notes he spoke both Greek and Latin, which is very rare as no one born on the city seems to have any ability with languages. There was also in the Library of the Temple a book by Baruch, apparently in Greek, but that is missing, perhaps destroyed when the magi took over the city and purged the Cult.

 

Baruch was High Priest for 143 years; he was followed by Jasaz, how was High Priest for 13 years, then Calanthus, and in the 25th year of Calanthus the magi captured the city. Calanthus apparently owned a fiery chariot, drawn by horses of burning fire, that flew upon the wind. It must have been large, for after the magi seized the Temple Calanthus left, his driver taking him and the last six priest of the city cult to survive in the fiery chariot as it drove off in to the sky. Many say that one day Calanthus will return and seek vengeance.

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