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Latest revision as of 18:38, 14 June 2019

Witchery is a very unique school of spells and skills practiced by the witches of Biskalane. Their magic comes not from the Meridian, but through alliances with demons from realms orthogonal to our very existence. As such, their abilities are unlike anything seen in our lands. It is this fundamental difference that allowed their magic to survive unscathed through the cataclysm centuries ago, while many other lands and magics were forever changed.

Witchery’s spells are all Hexes, which are debuffs that do not do anything themselves. Instead, they react to other conditions on the afflicted target. For example, they may increase fire damage taken, or reduce outgoing damage from melee weapons. Witchery’s skills increase hex duration, increase hex effectiveness, or reduce hex mana costs, reduce hex vigor costs, or offer hex resistance.

Hexes have an inherent 'limit' in number. The default limit is one, meaning a player or monster that already has a hex will lose a random hex if another is cast on him.

Hexes tend to have a very high mana and vigor casting cost and long flat duration. Hexes all scale in effect based on caster ability and bonuses, as well as target Hex Resistance. Hexes inform the whole room when they are cast.

While Witchery magics are accessed through demons, those demons have ancient rivalries, and will not teach students from hated enemies.

Xaerdun, the demon of greed, has issue with Ventdal for her altruistic tendencies.

Those who draw power from an ancient pact with the demon Nequzon tend to favor magical combat and the untamed elements. Allies of Nequzon may not learn Iwodach magics.

Those who have learned from Iwodach draw their traditions from the ancient Biskalane battle witches. They favor scholarly knowledge employed through physical combat. Iwodach battle witches revile the careless passions of Nequzon followers.

Not all students of witchery are keen on harming others. The demoness Ventdal protected witches during their persecution, and she still protects those who forsake greed. She won't offer her power to followers of Xaerdun.

Nobody knows how to ally with the demon of sadism, Raumlar. His hexes are rare and powerful. (generally monster only hexes)

Iwodach

Witchery
Level Cost Name Reagents NPC Chance
to Imp
Training
Points
1 500 Weaken 1 Cold Fragments Iwodach 30
2 1000 Arcane Knowledge Passive Iwodach 18 35
3 2000 Corruption 1 Unholy Fragment Iwodach 100
Humility 1 Holy Fragment Iwodach 100
4 4000 Ancient Pact Passive Iwodach 16 45
Efficient Casting Passive Iwodach 14 55
Noxious Strike Passive Iwodach 15 44
5 8000 Frailty 1 of each fragments Iwodach 15 40
6 16000 Black Mantle 2 Unholy Fragment Iwodach 10 200


Nequzon

Witchery
Level Cost Name Reagents NPC Chance
to Imp
Training
Points
1 500 Barbs 1 Cold Fragment Nequzon 30
2 1000 Corrosion 1 Acid Fragment Nequzon 30
3 2000 Algidity 1 Cold Fragment Nequzon 40
Rote Memorization Passive Nequzon 45
4 4000 Conductivity 1 Shock Fragment Nequzon 40
Flammability 1 Fire Fragment Nequzon 40
5 8000 Vulnerability 1 of each fragment Nequzon 15 40
6 16000 Ostracization Passive Nequzon 10 99

Ventdal

Witchery
Level Cost Name Reagents NPC Chance
to Imp
Training
Points
1 500 Nightgrip Passive Vrinna 30
Sever 1Shock Fragment Vrinna 30
2 1000 Thorns 1Shock Fragment Vrinna 70
Weariness 1Cold Fragment Vrinna 30
3 2000 Becloud 1 Cold Fragment Vrinna 70
4 4000 Vengeance 1 Shock Fragment Vrinna 15 70
Mana Shield Passive Vrinna 15 44
5 8000 Aversion Passive Vrinna 10 60
Spirit Shackles 1 Cold Fragment Vrinna 15 200
6 16000 Hermitage Passive Vrinna 18 99

Xaerdun

Witchery
Level Cost Name Reagents NPC Chance
to Imp
Training
Points
1 500 Fester 1 Fire Fragment Xaerdun 30
Mute 1 Unholy Fragment Xaerdun 30
2 1000 Exhaustion 1 Acid Fragment Xaerdun 30
Leeches 1 Fire Fragment Xaerdun 10 70
3 2000 Sap 1 Acid Fragment Xaerdun 20 40
4 4000 Bestill 1 Shock Fragment Xaerdun 20 40
5 8000 Slow 2 Cold Fragments Xaerdun 15 50
Unhallowed Runes Passive Xaerdun 13 66
6 16000 Blood Runes uses health Xaerdun 10 99

Potion of Forgetfulness

Each Witchery trainer sells a potion of forgetfulness that will remove the opposing alignment's spells. Iwodach and Nequzon counter each other, Xaerdun and Ventdal do the same.