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Can people generate quintessence through prayer?

Drawing quintessence from the ambient environment calls for Prime ••••, and the prayers of the faithful could make a fine paradigmatic reason for that to work — and flavor the resonance appropriately. ...
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Without Avatar, can I spend Quintessence in any way to cast spells?

Mages with an Avatar rating of zero (which is different from not having an awakened avatar, but I imagine that's clear to you) can use Quintessence in the form of tass so long as they have Prime of 1. ...
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Spending Quintessence per Turn

Here's what that means, in context. If you wish to reduce the difficulty of casting a given spell, you may spend Quintessence to do so. Each point of Quintessence spent to do so lowers the difficulty ...
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How can a mage gain quintessence besides gathering at a node?

This can be found in the Sacrifice section of How Do You DO That? The most common is Heart's Blood, which used to be called "burning your Pattern" in older editions. With Prime 1, you can ...
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Detecting Magick use by using the Prime Sphere

From just before the part you quoted in M20: A beginning study of Prime allows the mage to perceive and channel Quintessence from Nodes, Tass, Wonders, and magickal Effects. So there's a "...
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Usage of Prime Sphere M20

Generally, from what I remember, Prime is not a sphere you'd usually focus on, but is a necessary supplement to other spheres so they can reach their full potential. I'm sure there will be other uses....
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Can people generate quintessence through prayer?

So long as that prayer includes sacrifices See "How Do You Do That?" p.50 With matter 2 and prime 2 you can burn valuable objects for their quintessence. One can imagine a church that ...
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What level of Prime is required to use Tass?

First off - are there ways to use Tass other than absorbing the Quintessence into your pattern? Can you spend Tass to gain Quintessence effects like lowering the difficulty of a roll without absorbing ...
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Usage of Prime Sphere M20

So, as has been called out, Prime is one of the most esoteric spheres, as it's basically the sphere of "realness" — the more quintessential energy a thing has, the more "real" it is on a cosmic level. ...
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At which point does growing plants require quintessence?

You don't need to spend Quintessence, unless the task you want to do is too difficult (usually): Quintessence does make working magic easier. As the mage reinforces his spell with the power of ...
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How does the Prime Sphere affect gaining and storing Quintessence in M20?

Quintessence is liminal. That means it exists at the threshold of what people call reality (page 79). The Quintessence absorbed by your mage’s Avatar essentially becomes personal Quintessence and ...
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Crafting Charms

The Mage Storyteller's Companion from MtA Reviewed (a book published a few years before Forged by Dragons) has some rules on this (page 54). Artifacts and Inventions maybe created with Prime 3 if ...
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Can people generate quintessence through prayer?

I have found several rotes that deal with this situation and I felt they justify a direct answer. Spinning Thread Allows the Weaver to pull esoteric things, such as “the shriek of a thrice cursed ...
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How does the Prime Sphere affect gaining and storing Quintessence in M20?

Previous answers did not satisfy me so I tried to look into the matter more thoroughly, asking a few friends who are in the know and trying to cite sources that clarify things as much as possible. Of ...
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