The Spider Women

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Appearance A jorōgumo has three forms – human, spider, and hybrid. The human form is unremarkable and not easily distinguished from a real human. In spider form, they take the form of a giant golden orb-weaver. A jorōgumo in spider form can grow quite large, reaching a leg span of 35cm or more. The hybrid form …

Fairy Rings

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A fairy ring is a circular fungal growth, often concealed beneath other vegetation except when the mushrooms grow up after a rain. Though natural in origin, fairy rings have some supernatural characteristics as well. Appearance Normally, a fairy ring appears as just a circle on the ground. Sometimes it may not even be visible, obscured by …

Ritualistic Magic: An Overview

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Not all mages channel magic into spells. Some instead invoke specific rituals or follow other rules to channel their magic. This is called ritualistic magic, because the mage must perform specific actions in a specific order, sometimes at a specific place or time, in order to perform the spell. Ritualistic magic can be divided into three …

The Throne of Suffering

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It stands way out in the middle of a vast desert in Acheron, the fourth circle of Hell, towering some twenty-odd metres above the flat sands – a throne carved of dark red stone, rough-hewn yet quite elaborate, a stark contrast against the brightness of the surrounding sands. The throne stands vacant, avoided even by the …

Constructs

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It’s not uncommon for magical organizations or even individual powerful mages to create constructs, whether it be to defend their homes or territory or to simply provide them with companionship. Though a construct can be practically anything, there are a number of especially common types. This article covers three of the more common non-undead categories of …

The Accuser

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The Accuser. The Adversary. The Devil. Satan. Samael. Lucifer. Angra Mainyu. Iblis. He has many names, and is perhaps one of the most infamous people on Earth, to the point of becoming a symbol of evil in many religions. He was not always such a universally reviled person, however. Appearance As a djinn and thus a …

Brownies

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Brownies are a small fae that lives in a house and typically helps the occupants of the house. Male brownies are more commonly seen, but female ones have been reported too. They are found around the world under various names. The term “brownie” originates in Scotland; in England they were called “hobs” or lobs, though recently …

The Bowl of the Winds

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Description The Bowl of the Winds is a ceramic bowl containing a tiny scale model of the continent of Tarosir, which shows the current weather patterns across the entire continent. Even the Scandic Wastes, the poorly-charted regions north of the Dragon’s Teeth mountains, are perfectly-depicted in the model. Using the Detect Magic spell on it reveals…

Beyond the Periodic Table: Meta-Elements

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There are a number of supernatural substances in the world that exist separately from the natural substances built up of elements from the Periodic Table. Some of these substances are extra elements in their own right; others are more exotic. However, all of them have one thing in common. Rather than being composed of elementary particles, …

Souls: An Overview

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A soul is a complicated magical structure associated with life and sapience. Though the structure and certain functions of souls are well-understood, its exact relationship with sapience is still unclear. This article will cover both what is known and what is not known in some detail Where Souls are Found Souls can be found in several …