Basic Mage RP class /INITIATES
Teacher: Ondine Ninetails
Group Notice From: Ithryn Mage Guild, Ondine Ninetails
This class is useful in preparation for your duel as well as a continuation of how to RP a Mage. In the candidate class "Believable Fantasy" we explored how to RP a Mage believably .Today, we explore further RP techniques and the use of spells format to attain this .
Pionia Destiny: Walks into the room looking for a good seat... smiles and bows to the archmage. Looks at the Atchmage.. " greetings, Archmage"
Cymbidium: suilad, Arch Mage, Initiate.
Ondine Ninetails: greetings... Pionia
Ondine Ninetails: Welcome Nith and Cym
Ondine Ninetails: I am not sure if you remember Pionia?
Cymbidium: Yes, We met at the all guild meeting
Ondine Ninetails: excellent
Cymbidium: Pionia this is my mate Nithpantiel
Ondine Ninetails: yes now i remember
Ondine Ninetails: your welcome to come closer if you like Cym and Nith
Ondine Ninetails: greetings... Arch mage Sally
Cymbidium hands the Arch mage a pair of glasses and shoes the faries away from her hands.
Sally Foxdale: greetings archmage
Squish: hellooo all
Ondine Ninetails: Greetings to you Squish
Pionia Destiny: looks around and smiles warmly waving to the ones in the room
Ondine Ninetails passes the last of the cookies to Squish
Ondine Ninetails: I have been playing with the milder magics to observe potential familiars
Ondine Ninetails: it seems that my workload is increasing and i am in search of assistance in the darker magics.
Ondine Ninetails: finding and trusting is not always one and the same
Ondine Ninetails: but let me not bother this evening's class with my concerns
Ondine Ninetails: lets begin
Cymbidium takes out his previous lesson's and begin's writing in the margins.
Ondine Ninetails: a short review of the former class of believable fantasy
When RPing casting a magic spell, there are 4 stages: ALL should be included in the rp weather in live RP or posted. Remember this when performing a duel too. Make note of these steps because this is the format you will use for your coming duels well as all coming use of magics and spells
1. Provide a context: Convey WHY you are casting the spell, and give a valid reason.
Don’t cast the spell without any warning, because the spell will hopefully be a spectacular event, and you want it to capture your audience’s attention, but not conflict with any other RP that is currently active.
2. Control the elemental force: All casting of elemental magic has an essential component and that is the controlling manipulation ......this is preparation for the actual casting. This is most commonly done by meditation,trance, focus etc and should be part of your RP - both to explain to your audience that you are, for example, calling on the power of water, and also to create a sense of theater.
3. Use an incantation to cast the spell:
As before, the incantation should both explore how the elemental magic is being harnessed, and the delivery should add to the overall performance. A short poem is the ideal form of incantation, but a few well crafted words will work fine too.
Have some ready in your folders. Something to be drawn in a moments notice for different effects
4. Show that the spell has been cast: The ideal way to complete the casting of your spell is with some effect that might combine visual or audio elements or both. Be sure to CLOSE*...many actually forget this.
CLOSE CLOSE CLOSE. The biggest mistake all casters make is forgetting that all magic must be closed
In some cases the name of the spell you are casting e.g. Sphere of Protection, creates an image in words of what the effect of the spell is going to be, but to actually use a particle effect adds so much more theater and drama!
Playing out all these 4 stages in a fluid and dramatic way can be quite tricky, and gestures are a good way of orchestrating your charms and spells to create the greatest impact. Think of your spell on a plot line, like the story of a book. There is a rising action (the preparation), a climax (the casting), and the resolution (effects). Then Close.
Take a moment and look over the 4 steps.
|Students attending the class|
Ondine Ninetails smiles "I am going to ask you to share a spell USING THE 4 STEPS with the group shortly. You may want to start thinking on it..."
Sally Foxdale hums absebtmindly
Ondine Ninetails: In your former Role Play Class, I am sure you heard the term "God-Moding". It is important enough to repeat here.
Ondine Ninetails: God moding can be considered many things, but a basic description would be anyone who plays an all-powerful, un-touchable, all-knowing character. There is no such Mage....
Ondine Ninetails: Simply put, any Mage, and character, can be injured and can die. Even those who profess to be immortal must have a weakness.
Ondine Ninetails: God moding can also be forcing actions upon another character. Also Forcing results. You cannot just grab someone by the neck and throw them across the room. You must give them a chance to resist or fight back.
Ondine Ninetails: Keeping what I just described in mind, can each of you share a brief spell with the group? you may use particle effects and gestures if you like but i know some of you have not had those classes as yet. So use your words only if you like to describe
Ondine Ninetails: Sally would you like to start and perform a spell for us???
Sally Foxdale: yes
Ondine Ninetails steps back for Sally to demonstrate
Sally Foxdale: while walking through town at dusk she enters an alley as a short cut to the Inn, a gang of cutpurses approach Sally
Sally Foxdale: asking for her purse and fingering their daggers they think the small woman is an easy target
Squish: Squish: flies off not wanting to be in a fight
Sally Foxdale: not wanting to lose her hard earned money she Bangs her staff into the ground and calls forth a mist to surround her
Sally Foxdale: '' oh Dampen earth
give forth they mist
so to blind those about me
to protect this poor soul from danger
so mote it be
so be it ''
Sally Foxdale: as the mist emerges and surrounds her she slips away while the bandits are blinded and fumbling around
Sally Foxdale: at the end of the ally sally calls forth a wind to dispel the mist ''oh wind from the east disperse this fog then dispel they self back to the world''
Sally Foxdale: and continues on her way chuckling as she hears the curses been hurled behind her
Ondine Ninetails: well done
Ondine Ninetails: Sally posed the purpose of the spell...created it and closed
Ondine Ninetails: ALWAYS closed
Ondine Ninetails: nothing is more dangerous than a spell that noone closes
Ondine Ninetails: it will take on a lide of its own if you do not
Ondine Ninetails: Nith or cym??
Ondine Ninetails: would you like to show us a spell
Nithpantiel: I have one I am working on for my duel I suppose I could show
Ondine Ninetails: Be thinking on trying your hand at a small spell Pionia
Nithpantiel: it is rough
Ondine Ninetails: yes please do
Nithpantiel: give me a second to get set up
Ondine Ninetails: nods
Ondine Ninetails: which brings me to mention too to always have folders with particle effects and incantations ready
Ondine Ninetails: for at a moments notice
Ondine Ninetails: always helps
Nithpantiel: oh yes
Nithpantiel: ok I am ready
Ondine Ninetails: nods
Pionia Destiny: writes on her scroll as she listens to the class.. getting ready to show a spell she just made up... giggles
Nithpantiel walks through the woods, fallen leaves rustle on the ground as she walks, the birds sing and she is at peace....
Nithpantiel: me looks around and suddenly in the distance she sees a pack of wolves. She nervously looks around and sees if there is anywhere she can hide.
Nithpantiel quickly dismisses the trees around her realizing she doesn't have time as the wolves have spotted her.
Nithpantiel begins to sing a song of enchantment fingering the ever present jade stone in her pocket....
Nithpantiel: Leave that twirl and wind that blows hide me from my weary foes.....
Nithpantiel: blind their eyes and hide from view any image of me they see....
Nithpantiel: *a mist begins to form around Nith and the leaves at her feet begin to swirl around and around her.....
Nithpantiel continues to hum..."hide me now and blind their eyes vanishing now so I can hide"
Nithpantiel: *in an instant Nith is hidden from view, the confused wolves sniff around, they do not see her as she moves away from them
Nithpantiel: *appearing a short distance away behind a tree she waves her hand and the enchantment falls with a single phrase "Be done"
Ondine Ninetails: well done
Nithpantiel: Thank you, it still needs some work
Ondine Ninetails: again using the four steps
Ondine Ninetails: thankyou Nith
Ondine Ninetails: looking forward to your adept duel, Pionia, are you ready to try your hand at creating a spell?
Ondine Ninetails: you do not have to use effects this time if you do not wish to
Ondine Ninetails: waits patiently
Ondine Ninetails: Upon completion of your Initiate level, you will be annointed Mage Adept. ... As Adept, you will advance through roleplay and study to be Mage.
Pionia Destiny: this is the first time she tries this..
Pionia Destiny: feels already embarrased but tells it anyway---
Ondine Ninetails: that is ok...this is mainly to try and use the four steps
Pionia Destiny: The initiate mage feels danger getting close to her. Tension growing on her body sets her protection alarm. Looks around focusing on the source of the vile vibes, reaching out her arms, stars drawing in the energy of the air calling a wind shield. First a soft wind stars blowing causing her hair and clothing move softly as she chats.. vientos del norte, vientos del sur come to me.. hide me from this.. mote it be. A stronger force of wind surrounds her forming a whirpool around her, the rush of wind hides her for as long as she can hold the spell. Feeling her energy weakening, she tries harder to keep the spell. Finally, the evil feeling seems to go away. Just in time her body loses all its strength, leaving her on the ground exhausted and trembling..
Pionia Destiny: oops sorry if I interrupted the class... blushes
Ondine Ninetails: very nice spell ...very discriptive....be sure that it is closed under YOUR command. Never allow a spell to just disipate on its own. You discribed the drama the use ...an incantation beautifully.
Ondine Ninetails: now how woul dyou close it?
Pionia Destiny: aye.. I was not sure how to close.. since I am just an initiate.. i didn't want to do everything perfect... i am learning...
Ondine Ninetails: remember the movie by disney
Ondine Ninetails: what happened when he could not close it
Ondine Ninetails: the brooms and mops took on a life of thier own
Ondine Ninetails: if you do not close them then you must RP how they get out of control
Ondine Ninetails: think on it this week
Ondine Ninetails: your homework is to try some spells this week, weave them into yoru rp and use the four steps
Ondine Ninetails: send me 2 of them to read also, when doing a spell try not to para too much
Ondine Ninetails: you will find the drama is better if broken up a bit
Ondine Ninetails: rather than in one mouthful
Ondine Ninetails: it will add to the drama
Ondine Ninetails: the best thing to do is
Nithpantiel: because we have short attention spans hahahaha
Ondine Ninetails: have the four steps separate
Ondine Ninetails: in the postings
Ondine Ninetails: but even on this its up to you as a writer
Ondine Ninetails: if you think its better with a few steps overlapping it is your call
Ondine Ninetails whispers: any questions on that anyone???
Nithpantiel shakes her head no
Ondine Ninetails makes a small gesture to wake up the class with a small storm
Nithpantiel pokes Cym
Ondine Ninetails: chuckle
Pionia Destiny: giggles
Ondine Ninetails nods to the elements with a whisper of completion and turns back to the
Ondine Ninetails: Thank you for coming
Nithpantiel: Thank you Arch Mage
Ondine Ninetails: and Pionia be sure to try this witht the 4 elements
Ondine Ninetails: and send me the homework
Cymbidium places his hand over his head with a frown.
Ondine Ninetails: if no more questions we can end this session this evening
Ondine Ninetails: chuckle
Ondine Ninetails: thankyou for coming Sally and Nith and cym
Ondine Ninetails: and for performing a spell again for us
Sally Foxdale: goodnight all
Ondine Ninetails: Good evening to all
Squish: bye bye
Ondine Ninetails: dark paths and be safe
Nithpantiel: Good night Sally, good night Squish
Nithpantiel: Good night Ondine and Pionia
Ondine Ninetails: Good night Squish
Ondine Ninetails: See you all soon again
Ondine Ninetails spins on her heel and steps through a portal to her cave
Pionia Destiny: smiles as she puts her scroll away and fixes her gown.. stands up looking
at the archmage... Great class!.. smiles at she sees the archmage dissapear in into the portal..
Pionia Destiny: sits back on her seat going over her spell.. thinking of a closing for her spells... pounding on a good closing... she finally writes down a closing. Reads it out loud to herself..
Pionia Destiny: The initiate mage feels danger getting close to her. Tension growing on her body sets her protection alarm. Looks around focusing on the source of the vile vibes, reaching out her arms, stars drawing in the energy of the air calling a wind shield.
Pionia Destiny: First a soft wind stars blowing causing her hair and clothing move softly as she chats.. vientos del norte, vientos del sur come to me.. hide me from this.. mote it be. A stronger force of wind surrounds her forming a whirpool around her, the rush of wind hides her for as long as she can hold the spell.
Pionia Destiny: Feeling her energy weakening, she tries harder to keep the spell. Finally, the evil feeling seems to go away. Just in time her body loses all its strength, leaving her on the ground exhausted and trembling..
Pionia Destiny: the mage whispers viento del norte, viento del sur.. gracias for protecting me.. dispelling the shield.
Roleplayers: Ondine Ninetails, Cymbidium, Sally Foxdalem, Squish, Nithpantiel and Pionia Destiny