Commit 5f953ab8 authored by Craig Maloney's avatar Craig Maloney
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Rea must be replenished from time to time. While Rea can be replenished in various ways (meditation, careful focus on a project, dedication to a project, etc.) these take time and effort to achieve. Certain potions and rare ingredients can be purchased to replenish Rea, but these can be quite costly and are used by a limited number of practitioners. Beware anyone who claims to have invented a way to regenerate Rea without effort; such ``perpetual Rea machines'' are usually little more than ``get-Ko-quick'' schemes.
\mysection[UsingMagic]{Using Magic}
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\mysection[Impossibletriangle]{The Impossible Triangle}
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\mysection{Using Rea (Casting Spells and Creating Potions)}
\textit{This section describes how to cast magic in Hereva}
\mysection{Using Rea (Casting Spells and Creating Potions)}
Casting a spell or creating a potion in Hereva uses Rea. Rea (``Reality'') is part of every day life in Hereva. All creatures in Hereva are capable of casting spells using Rea, but only those who study it can wield it effectively. Magic in Hereva is unlike our concepts of Qi and Mana. Rea is best thought of as collecting the by-products of a task. By concentrating on making a potion for a loved one the practitioner can harness some of the Rea used in creating the potion. Conversely if there is no attachment, or if the practitioner is careless then the Rea is lost and the Rea must be obtained via other means.
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Only students and members of the magical school can effectively cast spells from that school. Those who are untrained in a particular school can still cast Poor~(-1) spells regardless of the approach they take. Shichimi is an exception to this, having learned a little bit of each magical tradition in her journeys. She is able to cast Mediocre~(+0) spells once per session (see Shichimi's stunts for more details). Pepper is also an exception, having learned some Hippiah Magic. She can cast Hippiah Spells at Mediocre~(+0).
## Casting spells
\mysection{Casting spells}
Casting a spell is the same as as any other action in Fate. You can use Create Advantage, Overcome, Attack, or Defend with the approach that matches what you're attempting to do. You may also use aspects or stunts to mofidy your action. See TAKING ACTION for more details.
Spells are cast against the difficulty of the spell and any opposition that may interfere with the casting of the spell. If there is no opposition you either automatically succeed or test agsinst the difficulty of casting the spell. If there is opposition you cast the spell against the difficulty of that opposition. (e.g.: If you are a Magmah witch creating a torch in a dark room this is trivial for you, and no roll is required. If, however, you are in a hurricane trying to make a torch via a spell you'll roll against Great difficulty. If you're a Chaosah witch creating a small Chaosah black hole to remove potions with no opposition then you create it and no roll is required. If, however, you're creating a Chaosah Black Hole in order to prevent a giant asteroid from hitting Hereva while riding the back of a Dragon Cow then you'll roll against a difficulty of Fantastic or greater. Hope you studied!
Casting a spell using a school you haven't studied defaults to Poor (-1). Some witches may have experience with multiple schools (Pepper with Hippiah Magic, Shichimi with multiple schools). Witches that have some experience with another school may cast spells from that school at Mediocre (+0).
Casting a spell using a school you haven't studied defaults to Poor~(-1). Some witches may have experience with multiple schools (Pepper with Hippiah Magic, Shichimi with multiple schools). Witches that have some experience with another school may cast spells from that school at Mediocre~(+0).
## Example of Casting a spell
\mysection{Example: Casting a spell}
Saffron is in a dark room. She wants to create some light in the room, so she creates a floating ball of fire next to her. This is a trivial spell for her so she creates the floating ball of fire next to her. The aspect "floating ball of fire providing light" exists for the remainder of the scene.
Saffron is in a dark room. She wants to create some light in the room, so she creates a floating ball of fire next to her. This is a trivial spell for her so her player doesn't need to roll to create the spell. Saffron creates the floating ball of fire next to her. The aspect ``floating ball of fire providing light'' exists for the remainder of the scene.
Camomile is running away from the guardian of an abandoned castle. She darts into the woods, and casts a spell to create some vines to trip the guardian. She chooses to Create an Advantage "thick vines on the ground" and rolls using her Quick approach at the default Good level (she's in a hurry). The GM decides this test is at Great difficulty, and Camomile rolls a +1 with the dice. She is successful, so the aspect "thick vines on the ground" exists for the remainder of the scene. Hopefully the guardian won't be able to cut through the vines!
Camomile is running away from the guardian of an abandoned castle. She darts into the woods, and casts a spell to create some vines to trip the guardian. She chooses to Create an Advantage ``thick vines on the ground'' and rolls using her Quick approach at Good~(+2) level (she's in a hurry). The GM decides this test is at Great~(+3) difficulty, and Camomile rolls a +1 with the dice. She succeeds, so the aspect ``thick vines on the ground'' exists for the remainder of the scene. Hopefully the guardian won't be able to cut through the vines!
## Magical Focus for each school
\mysection{Magical Focus for each school}
### Chaosah
* Relates to Physics and our concept of General Relativity.
* Works with dimensions, space, and time.
* Can disintegrate objects and reconstruct them with enough witches.
* Focuses on small changes having large results.
\subsection{Chaosah}
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Relates to Physics and our concept of General Relativity.
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Works with dimensions, space, and time.
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Can disintegrate objects and reconstruct them with enough witches.
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Focuses on small changes having large results.
### Magmah
* Relates to metallurgy and materials science, fire, heat, lifestyle, and cooking
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