Spell Effect. Bone Calling (also refered to as "Bone Crawl" or "Summon Bones") uses the caster's affinity for the dead to attract once-living bones to the area of the caster, in order to manipulate them further later on. Any bone of any animal or any race can be summoned, unless protected by magic. Return to the top

Casting Procedure. A caster must stand in any free-range area (it is best if the caster knows the land) and slip into a trance-like state. After much focus, he utters the magical formula to gather the remnants of the dead.

If the spell has worked, the caster will feel a part of his cár'áll leave himself. If he focuses, he can feel his cár'áll spread across the area and search out the bones needed for the construction of an item the caster intends to create.

Like a malise to a flower, the cár'áll will locate an available bone, attach to it, and the cár'áll will retract to its origin point (being the caster). The bone, attracted to the affinity of the dead the cár'áll has, will seem to slither across the ground as it is pulled by the cár'áll back to the caster.

The caster can call a bone to come to an area, or in high-level mages, lay upon his body like a piece of armor. (This is rare and uncommon, however, and needs additional strenghtening spells.) Also, to speed up the process, several mages can call bones together. Another way is to have knowledge of the area and where bones may reside. Return to the top

Magical Formula. "Coór'rethán" ("Dead to Come"), still to be revised. Return to the top

Target. Target are the bones of once living creatures, of any, race, breed or state of decay. From up to a strahl away, any bones can be called. It is far easier if the mage knows the area he is to be probing, but it is not needed. Bones protected by magic or unable to leave an area due to obstruction (walls, fences or in possession of another mage) are unable to be called. Return to the top

Reagents. A splinter of piece of bone usually will do as representation of the bones to call. The more bones used as reagents, the more successful the bone call will be.

Additionally a large amount of free cár'áll is needed for the spell of course. If the caster's cár'áll is used elsewhere on another spell, the spell may not work properly. Return to the top

Magical School.
Elemental Magic, Earth School. Return to the top

Spell Class. Necromancy. Return to the top

Range. As far as a strahl - the bones are located through the probing cár'áll of the mage. The probing is what makes the spell most difficult. Return to the top

Casting Time. Depending on location of bones and skill of the mage, from seconds to hours. Focus upon the task at hand must not be broken, or the lock the cár'áll has upon the bones will be lost. Higher level mages can call bones from a further distance at a greater rate of speed. Return to the top

Duration. This spell has a definitive end - when all the bones needed are gathered in the target area. The bones, without the cár'áll attached (like in the process of moving; in the spell) are inanimate. They are incapable of moving on their own and will not seek to return to their origin place. Return to the top

Counter Measures/Enhancing Measures. The bones can be obstructed to halt their progress; by walls, fences or active interference. If the bones are protected by magic, then they will not bow to the call of the caster.

Several mages can perform the spell to enhance the speed of the bones' progress to the target area. Return to the top

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