Causes injury to a warleader who claims additional cities.
The cities may be yours but you will not enjoy the spoils.
This mystery empowers a philosopher to enter the arena with a priest during the annoucement phase of an arena battle to deliver a special curse at the opening of an Arena combat.
The philosopher gains the ability to deliver a CURSE during the introduction phase of an arena battle. It must be clear to all onlookers that the philosopher is delivering a CURSE. The CURSE must target a warband by name, and only targets a warband participating in the coming arena battle. When delivering the CURSE, the philosopher must announce that the target warband "will be cut from the weft of Fate" and otherwise declare that a great doom lies on them.
If the CURSE is not resisted, the warleader of the targeted warband, should they be on the winning side of this battle, will take one additional bead pull (WITHOUT replacement) for every city they claim in spoils from this battle.
It affects only a philosopher of the same nation as the performing philosophers. If unused, the ability to deliver a CURSE remains with the philosopher until the next sunrise or sunset, whichever comes first.
Performing this mystery requires around five minutes of ritual involving the philosophers, the mystery focus and the target priest.
This mystery can only be cast at an event under the sign of Taurus