Spells, Death (2nd Edition)

From Codex of Darkness
Name Secondary Required Arcana Practice Primary Factor Withstand Suggested Rote Skills Description Source
Death 1, Initiate
Ectoplasmic Shaping - Compelling Duration Resolve Crafts, Occult, Larceny Shape and mold ectoplasm, or create Open Condition on an object or location for a ghost to Manifest MtAw2 p128
Deepen Shadows - Compelling Duration - Occult, Intimidation, Expression Apply Poor Light Tilt in area
+1 Reach: Apply Blinded Tilt in an area
MtAw2 p128
Forensic Gaze - Knowing Potency - Medicine, Investigation, Expression Learn how a subject died
+1 Reach: Witness final moments of a corpse's life
MtAw2 p128
Shadow Sculpting - Compelling Duration - Crafts, Science, Expression Shape shadows to your liking
+1 Reach: Both shape and animate shadows
MtAw2 p128
Soul Marks - Unveiling Potency Resolve Medicine, Occult, Empathy Learn about a subjects soul.
+1 Reach: Can use spell on unattached souls
MtAw2 p128
Speak with the Dead - Unveiling Duration - Socialize, Expression, Investigation Sense and communicate with ghosts in Twilight. Sense anchors and determine a ghosts rank.
+1 Reach: See if an anchor is temporary or permanent
+1 Reach: Can be understood by ghosts that don't share your language
MtAw2 p128
Death 2, Apprentice
Corpse Mask - Veiling Duration - Subterfuge, Crafts, Medicine Alter a corpse's apparent time and cause of death.
+1 Reach: Can cast this spell on injured living subjects. Turn cuts to burns etc.
+1 Reach: Change corpse appearance completely even age and sex
MtAw2 p129
Decay - Ruling Potency - Subterfuge, Science, Occult Age an object, lowering durability
+1 Reach: Decrease structure instead
MtAw2 p129
Ectoplasm - Ruling Duration - Occult, Expression, Academics Create ectoplasm from your own orifices or that of a corpse MtAw2 p129
Ghost Shield - Shielding Potency - Occult, Expression, Academics Protects subject form ghostly Numina, Influences and Manifestations as well as Death-Based entities
+1 Reach to protect from the physical attacks of Ghosts
MtAw2 p129
Sacrificial Relinquishment - Ruling Potency - Intimidation, Medicine, Streetwise Instead of spending a willpower dot to relinquish a spell you may instead make a blood sacrifice. This must be a sacrifice of Value, such as dozens of small unintelligent creatures, a few intelligent creatures or a single human SoS 73
Shape Ephemera - Ruling Duration Stamina Crafts, Expression, Science Shape ephemera into objects, weapons or armor. MtAw2 p129
Soul Armor - Shielding Duration - Academics, Occult, Survival Protect soul against hostile spells MtAw2 p129
Soul Jar - Ruling Duration Resolve Crafts, Occult, Persuasion Trap unattached soul into container
+1 Reach: Bind soul to person with the soulless condition. An unwilling person may Withstand.
+2 Reach: Spend a point of mana to make this spell lasting
MtAw2 p129
Suppress Aura - Veiling Duration Resolve Subterfuge, Intimidation, Medicine Suppress Nimbus to appear as a sleeper to Mage Sight. Impose penalty to Empathy checks and supernatural attempts to read your emotional or mental state. MtAw2 p129
Suppress Life - Veiling Duration - Subterfuge, Medicine, Academics Appear to be a corpse
+2 Reach: Spend a point of Mana to cast reflexively
MtAw2 p130
Touch of the Grave - Ruling Duration - Survival, Crafts, Persuasion Interact with ghosts and other things in Death-attuned Twilight. Can pull objects from Twilight and make them visible and solid but with low durability MtAw2 p130
Without a Trace - Veiling Duration - Science, Stealth, Subterfuge Leave no forensic evidence like fingerprints MtAw2 p130
Death 3, Disciple
Cold Snap - Weaving Duration - Survival, Intimidation, Science Apply Ice Tilt to area
+1 Reach: Also apply Extreme Cold Tilt
MtAw2 p130
Damage Ghost - Fraying Potency - Occult, Intimidation, Brawl Deal bashing damage to ghost MtAw2 p130
Death Touched Item - Perfecting Duration - Crafts, Occult, Subterfuge Turns ordinary objects into one capable of affecting objects of Death-attuned ephemera and shadow. It can interact with anything in Death attuned twilight or even items crafted of shadows by Death magic. It can deal damage to a Ghosts Corpus or Shadow items structure or prevent harm to the wearer. If the item is brought into twilight it doesn't lose its material form while under the effects of this spell SoS 64
Devouring the Slain - Fraying Potency Resolve Intimidation, Medicine, Persuasion Can take Willpower or Scour the pattern of an injured person
+1 Reach: May affect a healty person who has recently taken damage
+1 Reach: Spell does not count toward limit of Scouring per day
+1 Reach: Use spell on ghosts
MtAw2 p130
Ghost Gate - Weaving Duration - Occult, Academics, Expression Create a 2 dimensional gateway that converts anything passing through it into Death-attuned Twilight
+1 Reach: Can transform a subject into Twilight directly without a gate
MtAw2 p130
Ghost Summons - Perfecting Duration Rank Persuasion, Socialize, Occult Call a ghost in the local area to you
+1 Reach: Spell also creates the Open Condition
+1 Reach: Can give the ghost a single word command to follow
+1 Reach: When near an Iris to the Underworld can call a ghost from there instead
+2 Reach: Can give ghost a complex command to follow
MtAw2 p131
Reaping Relinquishment - Fraying Potency - Intimidation, Medicine, Occult The mage destroys a soul to relinquish a spell safely instead of spending a Willpower dot.
Prime ••: The caster can destroy a soul stone instead for the same effect
SoS 73
Quicken Corpse - Weaving Duration - Medicine, Crafts, Persuasion Create a zombie
+1 Reach: Create zombie suited for combat
+2 Reach: Imbue zombie with exceptional physical prowess
MtAw2 p131
Quicken Ghost - Perfecting Potency Cost: One Mana(Optional) Persuasion, Socialize, Medicine Can boost ghost's Attributes or heal them
+2 Reach: May choose to increase a ghosts Rank
MtAw2 p131
Rotting Flesh - Perfecting Potency - Intimidation, Occult, Empathy Inflict bashing damage
+1 Reach: Subject suffers penalty to Social rolls
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Sever Soul - Fraying Potency Resolve Intimidation, Athletics, Expression Take the soul from a Sleeper. Inflicts the Soulless Condition
+1 Reach: Skip the Soulless Condition and inflict the Enervated Condition instead.
+2 Reach: Skip both the Soulless and Enervated Conditions and inflict the Thrall Condition instead.
MtAw2 p132
Shadow Crafting - Weaving Duration - Academics, Intimidation, Occult Shape shadows into objects, weapons or armor. MtAw2 p132
Unliving Vessel Prime ••• Weaving Duration Resistance Crafts, Occult, Expression Prepares a Subject under the purview of Death for the Imbue Item Attainment. Can be used on items found in Ghostly Twilight, Items made of Ectoplasm, Corpses and Ghosts which will automatically withstand this spell. The Ghost must either be cast on within Twilight or while Manifested SoS 69
Death 4. Adept
Enervation - Unraveling Potency Stamina Occult, Intimidation, Subterfuge Apply either the Leg Wrack Tilt or the Arm Wreck Tilt
+1 Reach: Apply the Immobilized Tilt
MtAw2 p132
Exorcism - Unraveling Potency Rank Brawl, Expression, Occult Destroy Manifestation Condition of a ghost or it's host
Add Mind 2: Spell works on Goetia
+1 Reach: Target cannot attempt to recreate destroyed conditions for the duration of the spell
MtAw2 p132
Goetic Evocatuion (Death Substitute) - Patterning Duration Rank of Entity Intimidation, Occult, Persuasion May convert pieces of a persons Psyche from a soul stone into a Ghost SoS 90
Haunted Grimoire Prime • Patterning Potency Total Arcanum dots of Rote + Rank Crafts, Intimidation, Occult *Costs 1 Mana* The Mage binds a Ghost to a grimoire, writing its essence into the vessel's pattern. This doesn't host the Ghost's numina or influences. The Grimoire gains the Open and Resonant Conditions. When cast the spell is increased by the Ghost's Rank for Primary Factor however the Ghost has a chance to escape with a Clash of Wills to the caster. When someone memorizes a Rote the Ghost has a chance to possess them using a CLash of Wills. This spell is a Wisdom Sin against Understanding SoS 86
Revenant - Patterning Duration Rank Craft, Brawl, Intimidation Grant a ghost a Manifestation condition
Add Mind 4: Spell works on Goetia
MtAw2 p132
Scribe Daimonomikon Prime • Patterning Potency Rank of Attainment + (10 - Caster's Gnosis) Crafts, Expression, Occult *Cost 1 Mana* Scribe a Daimonomikon for the Mage's Legacy. A Mage must be of Gnosis 2 or above to cast this. Anyone initiated into a Legacy via a Daimonomikon must spend 1 Arcane Experience and if used to learn more Legacy Attainments must use the Experience cost listed for learning without a tutor. These serve as a sympathetic Yantra worth +2 Dice for members of the inscribed Legacy
+1 Reach: For 1 Mana, the Spell's Duration is Lasting
SoS 87
Shadow Flesh - Patterning Duration Stamina Occult, Medicine, Subterfuge Transform subject into a two or three-dimensional shadow MtAw2 p132
Soul Grafting Prime •••• Patterning Duration Composure Crafts, Empathy, Occult Graft another Mage's soul stone to your own soul, this does not increase Gnosis but grants a +_1 for soul stone or +2 for complete souls Gnosis for the purpose of Spell casting time, Determining range for Aimed spells, Clash of Wills, Mana spends per turn, spell control, combining spells and Yantras per turn. You also recieve a +2 for Soul Stone and +3 for full souls Gnosis for Calculating Paradox. This is an act against Falling wisdom SoS 90
Withering - Unraveling Potency - Intimidation, Medicine, Science Inflict lethal damage
+1 Reach: Spend one Mana, Inflict aggravated damage instead
MtAw2 p133
Death 5, Master
Create Anchor - Making Duration Resolve Crafts, Occult, Persuasion Apply the Anchor Condition to a subject MtAw2 p133
Create Avernian Gate - Making Duration - Occult, Crafts, Persuasion Create a gateway to the upper levels of the Underworld. This gives the area a Death Resonance and the Gateway Condition
+1 Reach: The gateway can lead to anywhere in the Underworld the mage has been before
MtAw2 p133
Create Ghost - Making Duration - Occult, Expression, Academics Create a ghost of Rank 1. ghost is loyal to you
+1 Reach: Spend one Mana, the ghost created is Rank 2
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Deny the Reaper - Unmaking Potency - Medicine, Occult, Subterfuge Reverse the effects of decay and age up to a number of months
+1 Reach: Can bring the recently dead back to life. Subject suffers Soulless Condition
MtAw2 p133
Empty Presence - Unmaking Duration - Subterfuge, Persuasion, Stealth Destroys all evidence of a subjects existence and renders them invisible to the naked eye. If the subject takes violent action the spell ends immediately MtAw2 p133
Sever the Awakened Soul - Unmaking Potency Resolve Crafts, Intimidation, Medicine Severs the soul of an Awakened mage. Inflicts the Soulless Conditions
+1 Reach: Skip the Soulless Condition and inflict the Enervated Condition instead.
+2 Reach: Skip both the Soulless and Enervated Conditions and inflict the Thrall Condition instead.
MtAw2 p133