Spiritlore

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Gifted with the power to pierce the layers of reality and commune with the Spirit Realm, members of the Shaman class have access to wells of power thought long-lost.

Upon entering a trance, practitioners of Spiritlore may bind the spirits of one or more ancient spirits to them, augmenting the Shaman's already impressive arsenal of abilities with new features. Additionally, one may choose to further attune oneself with a particular spirit and unlock even greater powers. The most skilled practitioners are even rumoured to be able to attune themselves with multiple spirits, or even of being able to sever their spirit from their body and traverse incorporeally.

The skill of Spiritlore is available to members of the Shaman class, along with Curses and Vodun.

Abilities in Spiritlore

Commune Commune with the spirits.
Syntax: COMMUNE
SPIRIT BIND <spirit>
SPIRIT ATTUNE <spirit>
SPIRIT UNBIND <spirit>|ALL
SPIRIT UNATTUNE <spirit>
SPIRIT BINDINGS
Required: Bind: 200 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: Attune: 4.00 seconds of balance
Unattune: 2.00 seconds of balance
Unbind: 2.00 seconds of balance
Unbind all: 2.20 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: {{{attune}}}
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: By communing with a spirit, you may bind it to yourself. This will grant you some of the powers that that particular spirit possessed during its life. You may bind up to five spirits at once.

You may also attune yourself completely to a spirit. This will grant additional benefits, although you may only attune two spirits at a time. Once you have mastered the spiritual arts in their entirety, you may attune three spirits at a time.

Communing requires a ritual drum, which can be purchased from most general stores around Sapience.

Daina Daina, The Viridian.
Syntax: INVOKE PURIFICATION
Required: 200 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Increased willpower regeneration.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: By channeling the power of nature, you are able to drive diseases from your body with greatly increased efficiency.
Jhulian Jhulian, The Nomad.
Syntax: INVOKE WAYFARE <target>
Required:
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 5.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: An increased capability to dodge attacks.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: The spirit of Jhulian, The Nomad will allow you to travel to a mutual ally, given a short delay.
Arius Arius, The Druid
Syntax: INVOKE ROAR <target>
Required: 100 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers and denizens
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Increased mana regeneration.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: Once you have bound the spirit of Arius, The Druid, you will be able to channel the mighty power of the hydra to unleash a terrible roar at your opponent, disrupting their mental equilibrium.

When targeted against denizens, it will do damage.

Silvanix Silvanix, The Fool.
Syntax: INVOKE ARROWCATCHING ON
Required: Mana drain
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Self
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: The tumble ability will have a reduced balance.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: The skilled jester has deft wits and defter hands, and Silvanix was no exception. By binding his spirit, you will be able to snatch arrows from the very air.
Ri'shen Ri'shen, The Master.
Syntax: INVOKE REGENERATION
Required: 300 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Self
Cooldown: 3.50 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Increased health regeneration.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: One who has mastered the practices of kaido is able to restore their body from almost any injury. While the power granted to you through the connection with Ri'Shen is not to that level, it will allow you to perform lesser feats of regeneration.
Maligus Maligus, The Cleric.
Syntax: INVOKE SOULREND <target>
CURSE <target> <affliction> INVOKE SOULREND
Required: Invoke: 50 mana
Curse: Invoke mana cost + curse mana cost.
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Curses will drain a small amount of health and mana from the target.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: The practitioners of Apostasy have long been feared for their mastery of unholy powers, and Maligus in life was no exception. Upon binding his spirit, you will gain the ability to forceably attune a vodun doll to the soul of an unfortunate subject, improving its detail potentially far quicker than would normally be possible. This ability will be more effective against those who lack mental fortitude. Additionally, those suffering from manaleech will be far easier to subject to the rending. (*)

This ability can be combined with curses.

(*) The rend takes place before the affliction is delivered from a curse, so cursing manaleech and soulrending at once will not work.

Aspar Aspar, The Iron Handed.
Syntax: INVOKE COAGULATION <target> <affliction>
CURSE <target> <affliction> INVOKE COAGULATION <affliction>
Required: 20 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Increased resistance to asphyxiation damage.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: Alchemists know more about how to turn a body against itself than perhaps anyone else in Sapience. In life, Aspar was most feared for his ability to manipulate the sanguine humours of his enemies.

By binding his spirit, you will be able to infect open wounds with disease, forcing the blood to clot but doing far more harm than good. Diseases which may be inflicted in this way are impatience, paralysis, asthma, slickness, anorexia, weariness, lethargy, and clumsiness.

This ability is combinable with curses.

Aelkesh Aelkesh, The Faceless.
Syntax: INVOKE PROJECTION
Required: 1000 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: 2.50 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: A chance for swiftcurse charges not to be consumed when hunting denizens. It shall also reduce the willpower cost of the bleed curse against denizens.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: Aelkesh was an Occultist who lived during the period of heightened strife with the Church. He developed an ability to allow him to travel great distances to facilitate his escape in the event of danger, and while binding his spirit will not grant such mastery, it will allow you to fling yourself out of potentially fatal situations. Be warned, however it is far from accurate.
Teraile Teraile, The Swordsman.
Syntax: INVOKE BLOODLET <target>
Required: 20 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Curses will inflict bleeding.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: The skill of the practitioners of the legendary Two Arts can not be overstated. By binding the spirit of one of the long dead masters of this art, you will be able to lacerate the flesh of your enemies.

This ability will cause the victim to gain the haemophilia affliction, there by removing their ability to clot their wounds. If your victim already has haemophilia, they will suffer bleeding.

This ability may be combined with curses.

Arcanor Arcanor, The Sorcerer.
Syntax: INVOKE ICEFORT
Required: 400 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Room
Cooldown: 5.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Increased elemental damage resistance.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: To fight on your terms as a mage is the first step toward victory. By binding the spirit of Arcanor, you will be able to invoke his power to summon great walls of ice to block the escape of all those who would flee from your wrath.
Syvis Syvis, The Venomous.
Syntax: CURSE <target> <affliction> INVOKE RELAPSE <affliction>
Required: 20 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: 2.20 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Resistance to poison damage.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: The masters of venom have long been feared for their deception and cunning when it comes to the elimination of those that would cross them. By binding the spirit of this ancient assassin, you will be capable of causing diseases that your victim believes they have cured to relapse shortly there after. Be warned, you are no true master of the art. You may only perform this ability every so often.

This ability must be combined with curses.

Marak Marak, The Eviscerator.
Syntax: CURSE <target> <affliction> INVOKE SOULSCOURGE <ability>
Required: 300 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Increased constitution.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: This ability will allow you to destroy a vodun doll to balancelessly activate one of the following vodun-based abilities on the target: confusion, dizzy, sleep, bind, paralyse, break, throttle, reckless, bleed, cripple, mangle, imbibe. The doll must be fashioned to twice the extent that the ability used would normally require. This ability must be comboed with curses.
Anthius Anthius, The Crusader.
Syntax: INVOKE JUDGEMENT <target> <direction>
Required: 150 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 3.50 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Immunity to the fear affliction.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: Anthius was one of the faithful Templars who sought out and eliminated those that would corrupt the sanctity of Creation. By channeling this spirit, you are able to unleash holy judgement at a heretic in an adjacent location. The spectral fires will scythe past magical defences, and will not be denied.
Garon Garon, The Knight.
Syntax: CARVE totem
IMPLANT <totem>
UPROOT <totem>
DRAW CIRCLE of <PAIN
Required:
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: Carve: 2.00 seconds of balance
Smudge: 4.00 seconds of balance upon initiation and completion
Attune Effect: Increased physical damage resistance
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: While this spirit gives you sufficient knowledge to craft magical totems, you lack the knowledge required to etch them with runes of power. To this end, a different medium is required.

To carve a totem, you will require 20 wood, 10 leather, and 2 silver commodities. Once you have obtained and implanted one into the ground, you may draw either a circle of binding or pain about its base. When an unfortunate enemy looks upon the totem empowered by such a circle, he shall find himself either bound in place or struck down by great pain, dependent on which circle has been drawn.

Drawing a circle requires two black inks.

Designate Designate the owners of your tribal totems.
Syntax: DESIGNATE <person> AS OWNER OF <totem>
DESIGNATE ORDER OF <deity> AS OWNER OF <totem>
DESIGNATE <organisation> AS OWNER OF <totem>
CLAIM <totem>
REJECT <totem>
Required:
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: {{{attune}}}
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: With this ability you may designate an owner for a specific totem. Only the crafter of the totem may use this ability. The totem remains owned by the crafter until the designated owner (or a member of the designated owner organisation) CLAIMs the totem. If the totem is claimed, then the designated owner becomes the true owner. If the totem is rejected, then the crafter remains the owner. At that point the crafter may attempt another designation as desired. Houses, Cities, Orders, Oakstone, and ndividuals may own totems - clans may not.

When you designate a totem, its tuning is automatically set against the enemies of the new owner.

Tarnel Tarnel, The Walker.
Syntax: INVOKE SNARE <target>
Required: 10 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: You may move more rooms at once.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: The walkers of the forest know the value in snaring an unsuspecting victim. The prey that doesn't see the trap coming has its throat cut first.

At the chance of breaking your bond with Tarnel, The Walker, you may bind an enemy. This invokation is very fast.

Kosuira Kosuira, The Child Sorceress
Syntax: INVOKE GLACIATION
Required:
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Room
Cooldown:
Attune Effect: Increased resistance against psychic damage.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: A protege in the art of Terminus, Kosuira learned much more of the art than any modern day Depthswalker. Though much of this knowledge is now out of reach, by tapping into her spirit you may bring down an invocation, freezing the ground in your location and doing similarly for all adjacent locations.
Arayan Arayan, The Healer.
Syntax: INVOKE RESURRECTION <target>
Required: 1000 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of balance
Attune Effect: Curses shall restore a small amount of health and mana.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: The power of priests to heal their fortunate allies is legendary.

Though you shall require a focus in the form of a vodun doll fashioned to at least 50 times, you will be able to channel this power. By destroying the doll in its entirety, you may drag your comrade back from the very state of death itself, restoring him or her to a physical body.

Tether Desperate times lead to temporary measures.
Syntax: SPIRIT TETHER <spirit>
SPIRIT UNTETHER [SPIRIT]
SPIRIT TETHER SOLIDIFY
Required:
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of equilibrium
Attune Effect: {{{attune}}}
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: For those times when a traditional communion may not be possible, the able practitioner will find himself able to form a makeshift bond with one of the spirits.

Tethering is inferior to binding; it will not permit attunement of said spirit and it will break after a single use of the related spirit's power, but it may be performed outside of any trance.

You may also solidify a tether, transforming it into a full binding; though the mental equilibrium cost of doing so is substantial.

Spiritwalk Walk free of the confines of mortal flesh.
Syntax: SPIRITWALK
RETURN
Required: 1000 mana
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown: Spiritwalk: 4.50 seconds of equilibrium
Return: 5.00 seconds of equilibrium
Attune Effect: {{{attune}}}
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: This greatest of the spiritual arts allows you to leave your body and walk as a spirit about the land. The further from your body you stray, the faster your willpower shall drain. If you run out of willpower, your spiritual form shall fade and your body will die.

Be further warned. Leaving your body alone is a terribly dangerous affair. If an enemy were to stumble upon it, they would be able to destroy it, and any hope you have of returning to a physical form.

Mastery Mastery of the spiritual arts.
Syntax: None
Required:
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown:
Attune Effect: {{{attune}}}
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: Now that you have mastered the spiritual arts in their entirety, you will be able to attune up to three spirits at a time.
Adchachel Demiurge Adchachel, The Rose of Pain
Syntax: INVOKE BLASPHEMY
Required:
Channels: {{{channels}}}
Shapes: {{{shapes}}}
Transitions: {{{transitions}}}
Attacks: {{{attacks}}}
Works against:
Cooldown:
Attune Effect: Halves the willpower drain while spiritwalking.
Symbol: {{{symbol}}}
Details: Demiurge Adchachel was one of the key leaders in the battle of the deeps during the Black Wave. Having consumed the heart of Agith'maal, the Tsol'teth's insidious remnant twisted and consumed him, changing the charismatic Black Lotus of Mystery into something not remotely resembling that which came before. Going on to sire many children, the Rose Of Pain can trace his line all the way to the hand that destroyed great Seleucar, his black influence stretching down the centuries long after he was immolated in the purging flames that ended his reign of terror.

By channeling this fell spirit, you may corrupt even the most sacred of locations, destroying a random holy rite that protects a room. If the presence of a practitioner of the holy art Devotion stands in said location, their pure influence shall cause this process to take some time.