Annex 2: Magical Progression (How to Learn Magic)
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Looking for clarification on a previously approved magic tier -- would this paralogos be able to find both pecans/plants & recipes/uses with level 2? Or should I pick one?
Paralogos: #110 Pecan
Intended Ability: Able to locate pecans and pecan plants. Also knows many uses and recipes for pecans. (Without wisdom, cannot distinguish between the two and may be locating for example the pecan pie in someone's home!)
Reworded: Able to find pecans, pecan plants, and uses for pecans.
(With higher wisdom, greater clarity of knowledge -- being able to tell if the pecans have been used in a pie, for example, as I wrote above. I also like to imagine, mostly for fun and not for any practical reason, that at a low level Kappa may find himself baking something with pecans but unsure what exactly he's making. And maybe at higher wisdom, doing the same, but with willful ignorance for fun. lol)
Alternatively, Kappa could just know uses for pecans from research, which would probably make more sense, and the magic would only help with actual pecans & pecan trees.
The uses would be something gained over time from reading anyway. And Tier 2 is meant to be more about finding or location in general. Is that ok?
So for winged Paralogos, they need their Tier 1 to be giving their wings flight. This is due to the fact that otherwise the weight/size comparison wouldn't work out. Usually wings are vestigal for Paralogos, more a 'reference' than a functional body part.
You can see a number of winged Paralogos in LL for examples of this:
#246 Jersey Devil
We're going to try and make this a bit more obvious in the case that you missed this (as we are always adding to our tips/tricks and general rules of thumb for developing Magic ideas), but the flame idea would be fine- we suggest you add it to their illusionary change in Tier 6 though if you want flight as your ability in Tier 1.
Alternatively, you can have the flame illusion on their wingtips now and give them flight abilities thanks to their Tier 6 illusion, a good example of this is with:
#222 Bumblebee Bat
Let us know if that makes sense. Thanks for commenting!
Intended Ability: Cobalt is a traveling "hero" so to speak. And Sapphire is almost as tough as diamonds. So I was thinking what if had the ability to pull weapons, IE Swords, shields, axes that have star sapphires as their primary item, the shield could be made of one for example. And hed be pulling them from himself, and since they are temporary, they would disappear after a few minutes or even seconds.
Feel free to ask me any questions!
I think that at a high tier of wisdom the 'illusory gemstones' could be in other forms than the common rounds. But at like, Wisdom Level 1- you'd only be able to generate illusions of the little gems themselves.
(Although, that could help trick a thief.)
How does that sound?
Intended Ability: can locate snow, can tell when a snow storm is coming
Intended Ability: "healing snow" can make the snow heal their friends around them
Intended Ability: can manipulate and controle the snow and ice around them to make snow storms and blizzards
Intended Ability: can make it snow and create long lasting ice
Intended Ability: their arms and hair turn into sharp strong ice almost like daggers
Tier: 2 Intended Ability: "Is sensitive to snow and coming snowstorms, is able to sense a future snowfall." (Essentially same, just slightly different phrasing)
Tier: 3 Intended Ability: This one is a bit off, since the 'healing' should relate to the word focus itself. Since Yuki-Onna do not exist, you can have some leeway- how about... "Is able to heal areas of frostbite." Since the spirit is said to be able to cause it in the first place (amongst stealing the lifeforce of humans!) Alternatively, you could also have the ability to "heal snow", as in, stop its melt (at first temporarily!)
Tier: 4 Intended Ability: Could work, but it wouldn't be as massive as you're hoping- more something of a 'personal storm' particularly at low wisdom levels. Alternatively, to play on the mythical being itself more, you could relate this Tier to manipulating those lost in snowstorms, since the spirit was said to do as much in myths. But this is an either situation more than you need to change it.
Tier: 5 Intended Ability: Tier 5 is an illusion- you could have them make illusions of spirits, other yuki-onna, or cause an illusory storm (larger than actual ice manipulation seen in Tier 4). It just wouldn't be real.
Tier: 6 Intended Ability: This Tier 6 ability should be fine, essentially a solidifying of the limbs- spooky! You can go in a few directions with this (for example, make them more ghostly), but this also works.
Let us know what you think!
thank you so much for clearing up my confusion! yall are awesome!
As for your tier 3-
"Can heal injuries sustained via cold, is most skilled at frostbite wounds"
And then yes, as your wisdom gets larger you can use this skill for other cold-caused ailments.
Hello! Thanks for commenting here before working on your Magic tiers!
Regarding Tier 1, we'd say something like: "Able to fly for short distances utilizing their wing-arms, but tires easily and can glide better." (so, you're good!)
For Tier 2, we'd want you to specify that they communicate with other bats- "Can speak to and understand communication of bats using echolocation."
Paralogos: #330 Riposte
Intended Ability: Has an intuition about which moves an opponent will use next when fencing, strongest when a riposte is about to be performed.
Intended Ability: Can heal wounds created as a result of fencing, and is most adept at healing wounds caused after a riposte. Alternatively, but less preferred: can fix the flaws in an individual's fencing technique, and is most adept at fixing ripostes.
Intended Ability: Can directly control another's fencing ability? Kind of like, being able to slightly "puppet" them around as they fence. Is this close enough to the word focus?
Intended Ability: Can bestow fencing ability upon an individual, which will be most effective when performing a riposte.
Intended Ability: Can turn into a floating sword?