Cast a Greater Mystery

Casting "Cities in the Sky"

Creates hypotheical territory which can be used to bid warbands into fights.

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This Zodiac Mystery can be used to create hypothetical thought experiments which, through the power inherent in the pivot and the Zodiac, assume reality just long enough for a Deed of Charter to form and be usable in the Arena.

These deeds can be used by the philosopher who owns them (i.e. the lead caster in this rite, who does not need to be the Zodiac chair of Cancer though they need to participate) to declare themselves a Philosoher-warleader and to bid themselves and one other warband into a single battle for "free".

Note that the deeds expire immediately after the battle is ended, which may upset the winners should they be on the other side. This rite does not offer any supernatural protection from angry opponents save thre magical words "caveat emptor".

Philosopher-warleader status, once claimed, continues into the remainder of the Annual.

The three territories so described are:

Cloudcuckooland, as described by Aristophanes, in "The Birds"

Ogygia, the island home of the nymph Calypso, as described by Homer, and

Trimalchio, as described by Petronius in "The Satyricon"

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

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