Cast a Greater Mystery

Casting "The Second Rite of the Black Path"

Creates a magical dagger

Drachma Earth Air Fire Water Blood
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Performing this mystery requires around five minutes of ritual involving the philosophers, the mystery focus and a specially prepared dagger. To prepare the dagger the philosopher must have access to or obtain a small amount of the mystical metal ORICHALCUM. The more unique-looking the dagger is, the better.During the ritual the dagger is prepared by bathing it in the blood of the target philosopher. If the target philosopher has not completed the FIrst Rite of the Black Path, they die at the completion of the mystery and it fails. If successful, the dagger is bound to the philosopher's life force and if it is used to shed blood for the purposes of a Greater Mystery casting, that blood counts as double strength (i.e. satisfies the requirement for blood from two philosophers). The dagger is to all intents and purposes now an artifact and will respond to Wisdom of the Magi - please come to GOD to obtain a ribbon and lore sheet for the dagger. The focus can be used to perform this greater mystery once, and only during an annual under the sign of Sagittarius. EnhancementEach Philosopher who contributes blood and is bound to the order of the Black Lodge by the First Rite of the Black Path reduces the cost to perform the mystery by 1 of each type of quintessence to a maximum reduction of 3 of each type.

This mystery can only be cast at an event under the sign of Taurus

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