Greater Mysteries

Where Once Were Warriors

Evokes deeds of charter for lost cities


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This Zodiac Mystery can be used to evoke the gathered memories of cities lost to the Annuals through the pulses of the Pivot 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. During the casting the casters must evoke memories of the three cities in question from those who remember them well.

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 Libra 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:

Where Once Was Marrakesh

Where Once Was Ithaca

Where Once Was Corinth

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