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The key word is meddling. It only counts as meddling if you get caught. Just like the rest of the oath. House Jerbiton has always had problems with that clause of the oath. Much like how Merinita has had problems with the precise definition of "molestation" vis a vis the fey. First. The Jerbs are more than meddlers. They appreciate beauty, scholarship, ...


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Magic can help you more than one way. Most trade was done via ships and weather and banditry were the most common cause of lose of cargo. A mage would make a formidable asset to any merchant ship. However, your mage might not want to travel far away from his Covent. You could bind wind to the sails of your ship. Make sure its hull is never clogged or ...


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As a general rule, (at least in 5th, but to my knowledge this hasn't changed) +1 magnitude increases the "damage" done by one "step." This is similiar to how PeCo does direct damage, and how the target guidelines for calculating the base size of something (or increasing the complexity of the effect) are calculated. Thus, a +5 damage CrIg "here, have some ...


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The solstice or equinox marks the start of the season. This is almost certainly due to the fact that yearly rituals expire at one of these turning points of the year, and there is no reason for magi to have multiple measurement systems (except for the crazy astrologers who can get more accurate time from the stars). Page 48 of The Mysteries (Revised ...


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There is a spell in Art & Academe (page 32) that seems perfect for your needs, and a better version of your fourth option: Look at Me CrMe 15 R: Sight, D: Mom, T: Ind This spell creates a thought in the imagination of the target, causing him to look directly at the caster even if the caster has not been previously noticed by the ...


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The secrets of success of a merchant in circa 1200 AD Europe is much the same as that of an "import/export business" now - buy low, sell high. Its simple in principle, but it's the "how" that makes for a good story. Work The Supply Chain A classic example is getting to know people who don't realize the true value of what they have. Let's say you get ...


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The short answer it is about who you know. The focus of a would be merchant prince is learning what a person can make or provide and what they want in return. The goal is to have enough of a relationships that they will give you the "in" before anybody else. Then to have enough relationships to start making connections and thus profit by trading. The way ...


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Would a metamagical spell to switch Eye for Touch be a superficial change to a spell? Perhaps. It can't be harder than switching to an increased range. If you're using Fourth Edition, range "near" would be almost as good as sight and be a smaller boost. If you're using Fourth, have you house ruled PeIm spells, or is invisibility still exceptionally easy? ...


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I believe that the answer to all yours questions is "Yes". Imaginem is about perceptions, including tactile/haptic sensations. The 5th edition Houses of Hermes: Societates book devotes a chapter to illusions and senses and the medieval concept of Species (SPECK-ee-ays, more or less), which are particles that convey sensation. Look at these two Imaginem ...


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Touching Fire is not Being Burned No, no, and yes, respectively. For the pain, obviously, your flesh is not being seared or punctured - you'd feel a liquid, more or less viscous than water, maybe it has little bubbles or something. Your body has to actually be harmed before you 'touch' pain. Note that the sensation of touch is not the same as actually ...



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