Type of Magic in this game

Re: Type of Magic in this game

Postby Galloglaich » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:20 pm

Magical symbols used in Icelandic magic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_magical_staves

Several of these would make good cantrips or spells, if you read the descriptions.

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Re: Type of Magic in this game

Postby Galloglaich » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:31 pm

And here is a much more sinister one called the Hand of Glory, originally described by Albertus Magnus in the 13th century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory

There is a creepy story about it which you often see many different versions of:

http://www.shanmonster.com/witch/wards_tools/hand.html

According to one account, form the sixteenth-century demonologist Martin del Rio, a thief once lit the Hand of Glory outside a family's home, but he was observed by a servant girl. While he was busy ransacking the house, she was desperately trying to put out the candle. First she tried blowing it out, to no avail. Then she doused it with water, which didn't work; then she tried beer, which also didn't work. Milk, for unknown reasons, did. The moment the candle was extinguished, the family awoke and caught the thief red-handed; the maid was, of course, rewarded for her bravery and quick thinking.
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