La Tiere's Songbook

The La Tiere family were, and still are a noble phantom family living on Leroux. They are noted for their heavy, heavy patronage of operatics and where possible threw money at any new recital structure or society being created in their city. They were also a line of talented sorcerers, and perhaps the most notable of these was René La Tiere. Living in what would be the 19th century on Earth, he spent his life weaving magick into songs, and songs into magick. His product, La Tiere's songbook, is the authority on such magick. The original manuscript is currently the family's most valued possession.

The manuscript is written in a combination of Phantom (which is basically just early 20th century French), and the Phantoms' unique music notation. It is necessary to be intimately familiar with both forms of communication to use the magick in the songbook. It is not translatable by any means. A melodic singing voice is required to cast these spells, though it is acceptable to cast them using a well-tuned instrument.

All songs and notes use the socialise stat where intelligence would normally be used.

Basic Songs

These songs are easy to learn by contacting any phantom mage or learning them yourself from a copy of the songbook, which may be a problem if you are not on Leroux.

Echo Field - 2cp
You project an incorporeal field of bouncing energy, invisible to the real world. It subtly distorts your image to onlookers, raising your dodge by 2, or by three against purely magickal attacks (ie, hellfire, but not magick swords). You can also project your voice twice as loud and far as normal. You stand out somewhat in the view of spirits who can see you.
Echo Field: Basic Ritual; Grants the augmentation of Echo Field. Requires only a half hour long incantation that cannot be rushed. Must be performed in a lush valley.

Silence - 2cp
You gain immunity to telepathy.
Silence: Basic Ritual; Grants the augmentation of Silence. Requires only an hour long incantation that cannot be rushed. Must be performed in perfect darkness.

Song of Five Steels - 2cp
You are master of a song of five inversions that cause the steel and iron you carry to take on supernatural qualities. As part of a move or defense, or as its own action, you can give all melee weapons you have drawn +2 to damage per hand and any one of: Fire, Cold, Electric, Corrosive or Laser.
Song of Five Steels: Basic Ritual; Grants the augmentation of Song of Five Steels. Requires only an hour long incantation that cannot be rushed. Must be performed on a five-pointed star platform made of steel.

Intermediate Songs

Angelic Hymn - 5cp
Silent, sacred songs dedicated to Lareine swirl around you, repelling evil and instilling hope. A being of darkness must pass a willpower 5 test to move into or remain in short range or melee with them. This spell also grants you +1 to socialize checks against beings of true faith.
Angelic Hymn: Advanced Ritual; Grants the augmentation of Angelic Hymn. Requires only an hour long incantation that cannot be rushed. Must be performed in a place of worship relevant to the divine authority.

Dirge of Hamelin - 5cp
A tune constantly surrounds you that is inaudible to all but city animals. Rats, mice, cats, domesticated dogs and so on are fascinated by it and can do nothing but stop and stare at you. Even common bugs and pests dance harmlessly in small swarms when you are around.
Dirge of Hamelin: Advanced Ritual; Grants the augmentation of Dirge of Hamelin. Requires only an hour long incantation that cannot be rushed. Must be performed whilst climbing down a mountain, timing its end with the finish of your descent.

Face Melter - 5cp
With this alteration, you are able to able to manipulate sound waves that will overstimulate certain sensitive parts of the brain. As a two handed ranged attack, roll your marksmanship vs their willpower. If you win, the target gains 2 levels of pain.
Face Melter: Advanced Ritual; Grants the augmentation of Face Melter. Requires only an hour long incantation that cannot be rushed. Requires cymbal accompaniment.

Stage Presence - 5cp
You become bold, courageous and larger than life. When you walk into a room, heads turn no matter what. You gain a +2 to socialise, +1 to willpower, and you can choose to force any single opponent to attack you. Because of your brilliant presence, you are at -1 to stealth rolls.
Stage Presence: Advanced Ritual; Grants the augmentation of Stage Presence. Requires only an hour long incantation that cannot be rushed. Must be performed in an opera house as its own opera. Requires four other casters to play the other characters.

Master Songs

Note of Heaven - 10cp
You vocalize an unnatural note that burns the very souls of the depraved. Supernatural Attack, Ranged, 10 damage, area, double damage vs beings of darkness.

Note of Ecstasy - 10cp
Note of Silence - 10cp

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