Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Inscription Magic

Developed by stonekeepers who maintain vast libraries inscribed into gemstones and crystals this subtle mystic system relies on stored information and bringing out the essence of the substance its inscribed up. Most call it magic,though it is closer to chi abilities than magic. It works well with Sigil magic and Stonekeepers have taught it to scholars and sages of many races, though most need to rely on bigger and bulkier books. Dwarves and Stonekeepers have invented a jewelers loupe that acts as 1 level of Microscopic Vision and sells for $150.

Inscription Magic Basics

3 points
You have the ability to write on objects, including very fine details as long as you can see clearly. Stonekeepers are effectively using microfiche with this ability.  This also includes the lifting of small objects. Statistics: Telekinesis 1 (Mystic, -10%; Visible, -50%; -60%) + Accessory: Micro Tools [2 +1].

Book Learned Wisdom
5 points base plus 2 points per point of abilities.
 Based on Dungeon Fantasy #4: Sages,  Takes 2 hours reading per point, halved with successful Speed-Reading roll and points are limited by the lower of whats in the book or the slot.

Invoke Gem
26, 33, or 36 points per level
Allows the user to invoke the essence of a gem, crystal, or jewelry and briefly possess one skill or even ability that is related to the items nature.
Statistics: Wild Talent (Accessibility, appropriate gem, -10%; Mystic, -10%; No Advantage Requirements, +50%; +30%) [26/level]; or add Retension, +25% [31/level] or add Wild Ability, +50%. [36/level].


Stonekeepers spend a lot of time inscribing and studying gems and other stones, hence their common name, As a side effect of this they developed their own Affinity lore based on precious stones. A few rare stonekeepers have a Reflection for a certain type of stone and if so that is added to their surname as an honorific. The effects tend to be more subtle than most magic and the sheer variety of stones (as well as many overlaps) mean few truly master all but a handful of them.
  • Agate: Earth, gentle, nourishing and strengthening. Steadiness.
  • Alexandrite: Beauty and joy.
  • Amazonite: Harmony, balanced emotions, resolve conflicting motivations. Truth
  • Amber: Sun, warmth, life and well being. Also plants.
  • Amethyst: Spiritual protection. Protection, Cleansing, Intuition. Prevents drunkenness. Aids against compulsive behaviour.
  • Apatite: Communication, Initiation, Wisdom; Blue open to psychic awareness, Green soothes the nerves.
  • Aquamarine: Calming, centering. The sea.
  • Aragonite: Emotional strength.
  • Aventurine: Green aventurine is for luck and prosperity.
  • Azurite: Stimulates the Third eye and enhances dreams, inner vision and psychic or chi powers.
  • Bloodstone: Courage, determination, and nobility.
  • Calcite: Chakra stone coming in several colors; Blue=Throat; Green & Pink=Heart; Red-Root.
  • Carnelian: Action, works on first three chakras.
  • Charoite: grants wider perspective, Illuminated, Discernment.
  • Chrsophrase: Heals a broken heart, Empathy.
  • Chrysocolla: heart stone, Empathy, sharing of feelings, feminine energy.
  • Citrine: Dreams and willpower
  • Diamond: Light, clarity and truth.
  • Emerald: Heart chakra, plants. improve eyesight and fertility.
  • Fluorite: Clears away confusion and mental clutter.
  • Garnet: Visualization, self healing, Work.
  • Golden Obsidian: Removing obstacles, divine will. Third Chakra.
  • Hematite: Grounding, clearing away negative energies.
  • Howlite: Calming, live and let live.
  • Iolite: Shamanic journeying; inner vision, past lives, soul retrieval.
  • Green Jade: Earth and nature,
  • Jasper: Grounding and stabilizing, patience and persistence.
  • Kyanite: Communication and energy transfer.
  • Labradorite: Telepathy and Prophecy.
  • Lapis Lazuli:  Royalty; Inner nobility.
  • Larimar: Diffusing anger, speaking from the heart.
  • Lepidolite: Relieves stress and anger.
  • Malachite: Strength and willpower.
  • Moldavite: Spiritual awakening and personal evolution
  • Morganite: Heart chakra.
  • Obsidian: Root chakra, grounding.
  • Ocean Jasper: Removes depression.
  • Onyx: Helps work toward goals and restore energy ater prolonged illness.
  • Opal: Amplifies emotions
  • Pearl: Chastity, purity. Protect from fire.
  • Peridot: sunshine, positive energy. Protects against nightmares.
  • Picture Jasper: Journey to the past, Psychometry.
  • Prehenite: Confodence
  • Rose Quartz: Love
  • Ruby: Passion, confidence; fire
  • Sapphire: Blue sapphire is a stone of air and mental focus. Wisdom.
  • Serpentine: Natural connection. Earth
  • Snowflake Obsidian: Courage
  • Sodalite: Intuition, enhanced creativity, analysis and observation.
  • Spineal: Hope, revitalization.
  • Sunstone: Creativity, leadership.
  • Tanzanite: Aligns the heart and third eye chakra, compassion.
  • Tiger eye: Centering, dealing with conflicts.
  • Topaz: Magnifies; Blue enhances psychic abilities, White helps with short term tasks and Visualization, gold helps with long term tasks.
  • Turquoise: Serenity, Throat chakra. Protect from possession and the evil eye.
  • Yellow Sapphire: Helps with wealth building.
  • Zircon: Pain relief, sound sleep.

Related Info

Books (Dungeon Fantasy #5: Sages, p. 13-14)
Primer: 1 point, $25, 3 lbs; Textbook: 2 points, $50, 6 lbs; Thesis: 3+ points, $25/point, 12 lbs.
Modifiers: Obscure, +1 CF; Esoteric, +2 CF; Magic, +3 CF; Dwarven, +4 CF, doubles weight (Metal pages); Fine, +8 CF, doubles weight; Very Fine/Luxurious, +17 CF, doubles weight; Stonekeeper gem/crystal, +25 CF, negligible weight but requires Microscopic Vision to use.
Final cost is base value * (1 + total of CF).

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