Re: Xeotam dialogues

From: David Cake <dave_at_OPdUlbD4wGsfkOflEBEwiaphB4Kq4er6vJI0qcFTZ0s1T982igb35j0DzBZ0ew8K5HIy1jz>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 01:34:16 +0800

On 25/01/2012, at 5:32 PM, Peter Metcalfe wrote:

> On 1/25/2012 9:02 PM, Jeff wrote:

>> Absolutely. And this is something many Malkioni do. So a typical spell 
>> may summon and compel a magical entity to perform a specific task 
>> (such as making a sword sharp, making someone fall in love, making it 
>> rain, or whatever). Why else do you think the God Learners spent so 
>> much time studying the myths of other people?

> Might I make a suggestion? I know the traditional Malkioni spells have
> been full of dull pragmatic names, such as Kill Rat or Analyse Magic.
> These would be the Zzaburi or Brithini names. For spells which comes
> from other sources, such as the Hrestoli, the Abiding Book or even
> Xeotam, you give the spells a slightly more poetic flavour with the
> Brithini equivalent in brackets, such as Awaken the Lions Heart
> (Bravery) or such like.
	For spells in the 'Xeotam' mould, if they are invoking specific named magical entities to do their work, why not go the whole hog and use Jack Vance/ Doctor Strange style spell names? The Magical Eye of Zetro (Analyse Magic), The Puissant Envenomation of Serash (poison target), etc. 


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