Spell Scrolls[edit | edit source]
Spell scrolls are single-use magic spells. Looking at a scroll reveals the spell written on it. Once used, the scroll burns to ashes, and the spell is lost. However, with the transcribe spell, the scrolls can be copied into the spellbook, and thus the spell can be used at any time, as often as necessary. After a spell is transcribed, any surplus scrolls can be used to avoid using mana or reagents.
Reagents[edit | edit source]
All spells require reagents. These chemical substances act as a link between the physical world of the spellcaster and the ethereal waves of magic. Each can be found in specific places, or brought from other mages who earn money with the selling of reagents, although the Ring of Reagents can eliminate the need of looking for reagents. Reagents must be prepared in a special manner before they can be used to cast spells.
In addition to the Britannian reagents, which are not listed here, there are special reagents only used on Serpent Isle, including:
Blood Spawn[edit | edit source]
This reagent is formed in quite an unusual way. Stoneheart, the red rock collected from stalagmites, must be crushed and then combined with the blood of the caster! Blood spawn is an additive reagent that enhances the power of several inner circle offensive spells. Needless to say, perhaps, this reagent is not one to be bought and sold.
Serpent Scales[edit | edit source]
Spells gleaned from the serpent ruins require a peculiar reagent, serpent scales. However, untreated snake scales are useless, and the ancient method of preparation has been lost. The only known supply of this ancient reagent is within the serpent ruins themselves.
Worm Heart[edit | edit source]
This reagent, cut from the innards of the ice worms, is useful to a variety of unusual spells, often allowing enchantments involving snow or cold.
Other Reagents[edit | edit source]
Words of Power[edit | edit source]
The spoken syllables of magic needed to invoke the spell.
In addition to the common Britannian words of power, which are not listed here, there is one special word of power only used in Serpent Isle.
Frio[edit | edit source]
Used to invoke cold. Replaces Flam in many spells, which results in a blue flame that deals cold damage.
Special Spells[edit | edit source]
There are a number of spells on Serpent Isle, which have no equivalent in Britannia. Also, the system is slightly different. Instead of 8 circles, there are 9 circles of spells. Although, there are no linear spells on Serpent Isle. This is a list of these unique spells.
- Black Pearl: BP
- Blood Moss: BM
- Blood Spawn: BS
- Garlic: GA
- Ginseng: GS
- Mandrake Root: MR
- Nightshade: NS
- Serpent Scales: SC
- Spider Silk: SS
- Sulfurous Ash: SA
- Worm Heart: WH
|Spell||Circle||Reagents||Words of Power||Description|
|False Coin||2nd||NS SA||REL YLEM||If used on one stack of coins, it creates five more of the same value.|
|Cold Blast||2nd||BP SA WH||VAS FRIO||Throws an iceball at the enemy.|
|Columna's Intuition||3rd||BP GA||WIS JUX YLEM||Identifies possible sources of danger.|
|Translation||3rd||BP MR SS SA||REL WIS||Translates runic or Ophidian writing to the Latin alphabet.|
|Deter||4th||GA SS||AN XEN JUX||Makes animals lose the will to attack the spellcaster.|
|Flash||4th||MR SA||IN VA LOR||Blinds all enemies, making them stop attacking.|
|Transcribe||4th||BP SS||REL ORT WIS||Transcribes a spell scroll into the spellbook.|
|Erstam's Surprise||5th||BP GA MR SA||UUS VAS GRAV||Attacks enemies in various ways.|
|Betray||6th||BP NS SS||AN XEN EX||Makes foes turn against each other.|
|Dispel Illusion||6th||GA MR NS||AN QUAS||Destroys any kind of illusion.|
|Cold Strike||6th||BM BP WH SA||VAS IN FRIO GRAV||Creates a cold field at the feet of a foe.|
|Create Missile||6th||BM GS SA||IN JUX YLEM||Creates ammunition for bows or crossbows.|
|Create Automaton||6th||MR SA SS SC||IN ORT XEN||Repairs a broken automaton.|
|Vibrate||7th||BP BM MR SS||AN GRAV EX||Empties the pockets of the target (meaning pickpocket).|
|Create Ice||8th||WH SS||IN FRIO||Creates a block of ice, enclosing the foe or building a barrier.|
|Mind Blast||8th||BS BP NS SA||CORP POR||Causes a lethal death bolt to strike one foe.|
|Fetch||8th||BM BP MR||POR YLEM||Brings an object to the caster, even through walls.|
|Invoke Snow Serpent||8th||BM GA SS WH SC||KAL FRIO XEN||Calls a snow serpent to help in battle.|
|Serpent Bond||8th||BM BP GA SS WH SC||KAL FRIO XEN EX||Turns the caster temporarily into a serpent.|
|Firesnake||8th||BP BM MR NS||KAL VAS FRIO GRAV||A literal flamethrower.|
|Spiral Missile||9th||BM BS BP NS SA||UUS VAS JUX YLEM||Shoots lethal bolts at multiple targets.|
|Imbalance||9th||NS SA WH SC||KAL VAS AN GRAV||Causes real destruction in the area.|
|Chill||3rd||GA GS WH||REL FRIO MANI||Negates effects of extreme heat in Furnace and other hot places.|
|Create Soul Prism||4th||BM GA MR SC SS SA||AN MANI EX||Creates a soul prism.|
|Summon Shade||5th||BM MR NS SS SA||KAL WIS CORP||Makes it possible to talk with the dead.|
Lore[edit | edit source]
I write this down for the edification of no one, for I doubt I will wish these words to reach anyone's eyes save mine. However, as I have already noted, posterity is a strong motivator. Therefore shall I document a layman's version of the study of magic.
As an interesting note, some of my earlier spells no longer function here in the new land. Interestingly enough, I have discovered differing spells on the Serpent Isle that perform similarly, in addition to spells of entirely new natures with unique reagents and words of power. I expect the colder climate has much to do with this difference, as freezing temperatures are far more hazardous here than fire is. Perhaps, too, this relates to the still unknown culture that predates our presence here. Alas, it may be several lifetimes before we learn the truth about their disappearance.