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By Joseph Carriker, Stephen Michael Dipesa, Howard Ingham, Robin Laws, Matthew McFarland

"You who might harness thunder to the chariot of your will and wield the winds along with your breath - do you think that these items are owed to you? that they're going to yield to the investigations of your brain, as a ripe fruit to the knife? Does the water obey the stone? No, the water, with its supple move, carves the stone.

So does magic carve your soul.

As the ocean hides its secrets and techniques from the land, so magic cloaks itself, revealing its depths simply to those that plunge in. The Temple of the Mysteries lies sunk deep under those torrents, lower than the sediment of centuries. are you able to carry your breath lengthy adequate to dig it out?"

- The Tyrian, rumored archmaster

This publication includes:

* suggestion on developing your individual spells and figuring out how cultural ideals impact magic

* Speculations at the nature of archmastery and the rumored Abyssal Watchtowers

* A plethora of latest spells and merchandise enchantments

Tome of the Mysteries is a 192 web page hardcover complement for the area of Darkness online game, Mage: The Awakening.

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You can look over the various “exceptions to the rule” listed in Mage: The Awakening (the spells that don’t conform to the normal dot levels for their respective Practices) to get an idea of what kinds of magics generally get scaled up. For instance, most Fraying magics don’t get bumped up to more powerful dot levels; such spells generally just become Unraveling or Unmaking effects. (There are exceptions, though, such as the Prime 3 “Celestial Fire” spell, which simply becomes a lethal Fraying attack at Prime 4 and an aggravated Fraying attack at Prime 5).

Can he afford to run the risk that a Sleeper is nearby? The same sorts of choices are inherent in a Mana cost versus a lack of one, or in an extended casting, as opposed to an instant one, as well as committing a turn to grappling a foe. Assessing Aptitude When a mage walks in the door and announces herself as a second-degree master, who’s to know if she’s telling the truth or not? People like to receive recognition for their accomplishments, and mages are no exception. ) Sadly, there are those who will settle for receiving acclaim for things that they have not actually accomplished, and there are also Awakened all too willing to fall into that trap.

Such willworkers are seen by their peers to be an almost constant threat to the secrecy of the Mysteries, and, unless these mages are simply too powerful to be dealt with directly, tend to be either exiled, imprisoned or killed in short order. In some cases, when a dedicated vulgar caster proves to be too much trouble to handle, mages are known to turn to strange, sometimes even dangerous, alliances in order to stop the vulgar casters’ ability to compromise the secrecy of the hidden world. Some tragic tales tell of treaties with Seers of the Throne, Banishers and even Scelesti.

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