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The Occult Sciences
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:29:17 PM »
A discussion on magic, sorcery & the occult.

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Re: The Occult Sciences
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 07:40:41 PM »
Magic works through hard work and dark deeds, but is chaotic and unpredictable.

Since the death of Akzumoth, the ancient science of magic was lost. Today, users practice sorcery. Sorcery manipulates Ether, the quintessence (the "fifth element," life force or spirit), through the invocation of supernatural powers (i.e., gods, demons, demi-powers). The most powerful forms of sorcery involves "blood magic" or the use of the life force (Ether) of another living being to give the spell potency. The opposite of Ether is Nether, or a negative life force or energy, that is used to power destructive spells. Users of Sorcery magic form an allegiance with a god, demon, angel or power.

 

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Re: The Occult Sciences
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 01:17:01 AM »
This sounds like an interesting idea for a setting.  Spell casters will have to perform some dark deeds it seems. 
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Re: The Occult Sciences
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 06:29:43 PM »
"Dark deed" or a "sacrifice" if appeasing a god.  :lol:

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Re: The Occult Sciences
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 01:28:07 PM »

The Rephaitium (Plane)

The World is in conjunction with the plane known as the Rephaitium. It is depicted in religious texts as a vast, misty sea under a star-filled sky. The Gods and other Powers resides here on island-realms.  The remains of the Dead Gods can be found in the Rephaitium, most notably the Vortex of Wrath that contains the spirit of Akzumoth. Out of conjunction with the Rephatium is the Overgod's Paradise.

By virtue of the conjunction, the Gods and Powers influence mortals through dreams and visions, and appear as Avatars on the material plane. Mortals can also travel to the Rephaitium, either during sleep (Dreamselves) or through rifts and nexus-points. Travel by Dreamself, however, if not without danger and may have dire consequences to the mortal.


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Re: The Occult Sciences
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 01:14:59 PM »
Sounds good.  :)
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