Holy Casting

Minor breakthrough (30 points)

Holy mages cannot use Hermetic gestures and words as they are idolatrous. This results in significant casting penalties unless the magus succeeds in a very difficult Pre + Theology test, or has appropriate virtues or mastery abilities. This breakthrough is aimed at finding a standard vocabulary of prayer to replace the idolatrous Hermetic words and gestures as part of normal casting. It can be pursued either by original research (inventing spells with a standardised prayer formula which can be cast with no penalty), or by Insight using texts or teachers of Invocation. Once achieved, any new spells invented will not suffer casting penalties; old spells will need to be reinvented to achieve a higher casting total.

Effects researched towards this breakthrough

  • Bind Wound (CrCo 10) - can be cast with a prayer at no penalty (Louis) (2 BP) (25, stabilised 26)
  • LORD, Make These People Repentant (CrMe 25) - can be cast with a prayer at no penalty (Louis) (5 BP) (28)
  • LORD, Make These People Fearful (CrMe 25) - can be cast with a prayer at no penalty (Louis) (5 BP) (29)
  • Aegis of the Hearth (ReVi 25) - can be cast with a prayer at no penalty (Johannes) (5 BP) (29) (later learned by Louis in 35)
  • Gentle Touch of the Purified Body (CrCo 20) - can be cast with a prayer at no penalty (Edmund) (4 BP) (35)
  • Posing the Silent Question (InMe 20) - can be cast with a prayer at no penalty (Louis) (4 BP) (35)
  • Circle of Divine Clarity (CrVi 30) - can be cast with a prayer at no penalty (Johannes) (6 BP) (36)

Enough breakthrough points are in circulation from Winter 36 for this breakthrough to be achieved. it is acheived by Louis in Autumn 37, and disseminated via a tractatus on Holy Magic.

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