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Talion

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Rune Race: Loji Thread
« on: September 28, 2018, 02:04:28 am »

Rune Race: Loji

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When the Star spoke their heresy against the Goddess, we the Loji would not over look it. For declaring all who followed them worthy and all who didnít exiled, to prevent the war is not the true way. The worthy must be tested in battle and thus we must rise up against their blasphemy. When they sent us into exile under the threat of their weapons of smoke and fire, we swore by the Goddess to avenge the insult. We declare all those who are exiled worthy and all who have remained unworthy. For the worthy shall be tested in battle.

In our time here, we have not been idle. We have constructed new homes to live in. We have trained our chosen warriors to fight. We have readied ourselves for war. We have also discovered the secret of mana. Mana is within everything; surrounds everything, but by itself, it is useless, inert. With the discovery of Runes, we have found a way to give mana purpose. For when properly shaped these objects we know as Runes are porous, absorbing mana. It is from the Runes that we discovered mana to be elemental, for each Rune can only store a single element of mana at a time.

Choose a primary element:
Wood, Air, Earth, Fire or Water

Resources: Land 2, Ore 1, Mana 2

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Urist Mc Dwarf

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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 02:35:30 pm »

Let's do Air.

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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 05:56:29 pm »

Air as well. Air is good. Air let's us live.

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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 07:03:33 pm »

Sure, if we go air we can do flying
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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 07:15:48 pm »

I was more thinking we could apply it to our arrows to give them piercing.

We could also attach a sail to our cart and use air to move it at speed.

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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 07:59:22 pm »

I was more thinking we could apply it to our arrows to give them piercing.

We could also attach a sail to our cart and use air to move it at speed.
We would need to do some testing first
If newtons law applies to magic, then we wouldn't need the sail, and using the sail wouldn't work.
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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 08:42:21 am »

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Air has it's uses, and I can agree there.
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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 10:58:05 am »

Element Selection: Air

New Runes Discovered
A Rune is a shape that indicates its Meaning and a colour that denotes Element. An uncharged Rune has only shape and an Element of mana without shape does not cause anything to happen. Rune shapes all have indentations that take on the colour of the Element they are charged with.

Shape Meaning
An unusual rune, the shape varies; spheres, cubes, and pyramids are all valid. Each face is marked with an indented double wavy line symbol.

Attack Meaning
A thin rectangular shape that tapers to a point on three out of six faces. The other three faces are marked with an indented cross symbol. All three tapered faces are on the same plane.

Ward Meaning
The Ward shape is a dome. An eight-pointed star is indented on the tip of the dome.

Air Element
Air is the Element of speed, separation and flight. The Air Element is found everywhere above the earth and is drawn in and pressed back out when taking a breath. It is represented by the colour blue.

Earth Element
The Element of Earth carries with it the aspects of weight, solidity and endurance. It is found in all materials and flows most strongly through the ground. It is represented by the colour white.

Fire Element
Aspected towards relentlessness, consumption and destruction. It is unusual in that it is most frequently transmuted from other elements as they are burned. It is represented by the colour red.

Chanting Discovered
Chanting is the skill of transferring the elemental mana from a Rune into the body via the medium of the air. Storing the breath this way allows the Chanter to lace magic into their speech, exhaling the stored elements in physical form. Thus far we have only found one successful combination of stored Runes.

Starting Chant - Shape(Air), Attack(Earth), Ward(Fire) - Wind of Embers
The first chant we have discovered, is the chant of embers. This chant transmutes the wind into embers like the sparks escaping a bonfire directed forward away from the speaker. If these embers land upon suitable kindling they can start fires, but they do not seem overly harmful on their own.

It is now Summer of Turn -3 Discovery Phase
This turn is a double turn, so you may take 2 actions each phase. There will be no Battle phase.

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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 11:07:26 am »

Discovery: Fire + Air = ?{Lightning Rune}

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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 11:20:07 am »

Let's get started, eh?

Grounded Zephyrs

The breeze is free, and that is good. The earth is still, and that is also good. Perhaps both in unison may be good as well.

To test what arises from melding two unlike elements, we will create an Aeolian harp of stone engraved with the geometric net of the Attack Meaning Rune. The resonance chamber is to be wooden, and carved with the geometric net of the Shape Meaning. The experimental construct is to be based at the peak of a mountain, so as to be close with both the elements of air and earth.
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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 11:22:25 am »

Starting Chant - Shape(Air), Attack(Earth), Ward(Fire) - Wind of Embers
The first chant we have discovered, is the chant of embers. This chant transmutes the wind(Shape(air) into embers(attack(earth) seems to be why they are a solid substance, While Ward(Fire) seems to impart an element of fire) like the sparks escaping a bonfire directed forward away from the speaker. If these embers land upon suitable kindling they can start fires,(definately Ward(fire)) but they do not seem overly harmful on their own.
Takeaway and theories.
(put first) Shape, source for the spell, seems to shape the following meaning element combo out of its element,
Attack, effects of the spell, seems to create a forward directed attack away from the user
Ward, Imparts a field of an element onto the spell's effect?
Effects also seem to be staged, Shape, then Attack, Then ward.
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2018, 11:30:35 am »

Runic system experiment. lets test this, see if order of meaning or element matters. or if Shape always goes first.
Order of Runes test
We know little about the way of runes, lets  shift the order of the Meanings a bit, so that we can test the different combos, and See if order of runes matters much. If nothing else, we will have two spells to base our theories on.
Shape(Earth) Attack(Fire) Ward(Air)

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Order of runes test:(1) DGR
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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2018, 11:54:59 am »

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Order of runes test:(2) DGR, D7
Grounded Zephyr: (1) D7
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Re: Rune Race: Loji Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2018, 11:58:02 am »

Study of Form
Form is similar to attack, to learn more about one, we must study the other as well. Let us study Form to see how it differs.
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Order of runes test:(2) DGR, D7
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Study of Form:(1) DGR

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 12:21:03 pm »

Discovery: Fire + Air = ?{Lightning Rune}

Correction-

Air + Earth >to Fire = Lightning Rune. Rune set updated to include the discovery of Lightning.

Note, this is Discovery Phase, not the Design Phase.

It is now Summer of Turn -3 Discovery Phase
This turn is a double turn, so you may take 2 actions each phase. There will be no Battle phase.


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Order of runes test:(2) DGR, D7
Grounded Zephyr: (1) D7
Study of Form:(1) DGR

Air+Earth>Fire=Lightning Rune Discovery (1) TricMagic
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