High Seas of Saraphiel
3rdLevel - Steel Dance
Continuing in my research regarding manipulating the field of battle to our personal advantage, I have begun to embrace the fact that I am not like the other wielders of Arcane Power whom I have as of yet encountered. While indeed it seems common for mages to create for themselves various defensive aegises, it is less common, from what I have gleaned, for a mage to use spells to aid them in melee combat. I however, seem to be called both by Paladine and Lunitari to enter the fray fully, and so have bent my intellect to the harnessing of Arcane Power to this end as well. Ever since I first began working with the Ehss and AdiEhss spells within Sabh, I have begun to wonder how it might be possible to bring this telekinetic force to bear with regards to a stand up fight. However, the complex nature of hand to hand combat necessitates that the spell framework controlling any actual weapons be equally complex lest they either fail entirely at their intended purpose, or worse, harm an ally. To this end, I have composed my second Spell Knot. Of this I am very proud, as it took quite some time and was by no means a simple task.
Describing the composition of a Spell Knot is infinitely more difficult using linear text than linear-syntactical methods. Much of this is the inherent similarity between speech and linear-syntactical casting, contrasted to the visually three dimensional descriptive of a Spell Knot. Stated simply, to describe a Spell Knot well, it must be represented in three dimensions, perhaps as a carving or relief. In any event, this Spell Knot is based on Sabh and thus requires a somatic component. Additionally, the Knot requires a pair of bladed daggers as an arcane focus – this makes sense as the Spell Knot effectively wields the daggers. Woven into the Knot are elements of AdiEhss, but also RacaHahnEss, and even Noz/Noz. The gestured element consists of waving the two blades in a three-dimensional pattern in synchronicity with the Spell Knot as it is spoken, something that sounds a lot like, “Tvarsh Mojego Gnyevo”.
I have yet to successfully use this Spell Knot with anything more substantial than a pair of daggers, and the complex nature of the spell produces an effect which is fairly short in term. Still, I believe it can have significant impact on the field of battle. I will have to research how else to manipulate these weapons magically.