Thaumaturgy

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Thaumaturgy is the only magic on Pagan, which stands outside of the magic of the four Titans. Basically, it accesses the Ether directly, thus there is no need for a titanic connection. This will cover this school of magic, which actually is only practiced by one person on Pagan, the old and wise Mythran.

Scrolls[edit]

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Magic scrolls are the simplest form of magic of this school. They do not require any preparations nor magical skill and just have to be read to cast the spell. However, these scrolls expire after one use, with exception of one special spell.

The scrolls are as follows:

Name Picture Availability Use Notes
Restore to Sight Scroll U8RestoreToSight.gif Most Places Reveals invisible objects concealed by magic as the Reveal spell. Turns you visible as well. --
Scroll of Dispelling Portals U8ScrollDispellingPortals.gif Purchased for 50 obsidian from Mythran. This scrolls IS essential to complete the game. Useful to open entrances sealed by magics whether they are magical walls or magically locked doors. This is a special spell. Written by Mythran. Never runs out of charges.
Scroll of Healing U8Heal.gif Most Places Works as the Healing Touch spell. Minor Healing. --
Scroll of Invisibility U8ScrollInvisibility.gif Most Places Similar to the Fade from Sight spell. Turns you invisible for a limit time. --
Scroll of Restoration U8ScrollRestoration.gif Most Places Improves the quality of your health, similar to the Restoration spell. Eliminates wounds, maiming or disease. Damages you IF you are fully healed.
Scroll of Trap Destruction U8ScrollDestroyTraps.gif Most Places Destroys traps near you. Beware. May cause damage if you are too close!
Scroll of Trap Detection U8ScrollDetectTraps.gif Most Places Allows you to detect traps nearby. --

The Ritual to gain Spells[edit]

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The art of creating the spells of Thaumaturgy is simple. First, the mage needs a spellbook of the spell they wish to cast. Next, the needed reagents have to be acquired. Finally, the Words of Power have to be spoken, while holding all of these things and reading the spellbook. The reagents will vanish, while the spellbook will be powered up. Now the spell can be used as often as the mage wishes, with only the mana of the caster the limit.

These spellbooks and reagents usually can be bought from Mythran. He also sells the Earth and Fire reagents, making him the only source outside these schools of magic. He however, has not all of the reagents for sale, only these needed for his spells.

Reagents[edit]

Reagent codes:

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Eye of Newt (EY)
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Dragon Blood (DB)
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Serpent Scales (SC)
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Bat Wing (BW)
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Obsidian (OB)
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Brimstone (BR)
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Dirt (DI)
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Blackmoor (BM)
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Volcanic Ash (VA)
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Bone (BO)
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Pumice (PU)
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Executioner's Hood (EX)
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Pig Iron (PI)

For more, see The Reagents of Thaumaturgy

The Spells[edit]

The Following Spells are available for the Thaumaturgist:

Spell Words of Power Reagents Description
Confusion Blast IN QUAS WIS EY BW SC OB BR Makes the foe lose any will to fight.
Meteor Shower KAL DES FLAM YLEM VA DI SC BR BM Calls a destructive meteor shower, which won't discriminate between friend and foe.
Summon Creature KAL XEN BW PU OB BO Summons a random creature to help the mage.
Call Destruction KAL VAS GRAV POR SC DB VA PI EX All visible foes are hit with horrible lightning bolts.
Devastation IN VAS ORT CORP BW SC DB VA PI EX BM BR Has REALLY horrible consequences (Armageddon).
Ethereal Travel ORT GRAV POR 5 pieces of Blackrock Enables travel to the Ethereal Void.

Lore[edit]

Thaumaturgy is the term I use to define the collection of spells that I have learned over time. Put quite simply, Thaumaturgy borrows and steals a bit from each of the other magics, choosing the clear path of chaos rather than becoming too well defined and stagnant. Much like Sorcerers, I enchant items with the power of reagents and the mind.

Any Thaumaturge who knows the business may craft spells, scrolls, potions or various other implements of magic. There is almost nothing that I cannot do through the use of this form of magic, as it does not confine itself to a style.

In Thaumaturgy, the foci are the actual spell books that contain the formulae and references to the reagents required for the spell. In addition, enchanted, single-use scrolls that require no other components can also be used to cast spells. Most of the spells from the other forms of magic can be distilled to their basics and put into scrolls and books as well - by a Thaumaturge of sufficient skill, that is.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is important to note, that the spells are not available right away, probably in order to make the game more challanging since these spell don't require much micro-management. Certain plot flags need to be set, before a spell becomes available. Thus it is important to return to Mythran after any important plot point and see if he's willing to teach the Avatar more spells. If this is not the case, Mythran says the Avatar should return later.

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