By Mercedes Lackey
Mags was an enslaved orphan residing a harsh lifestyles within the mines, until eventually the King's personal usher in chanced on his expertise and proficient him as a secret agent. Now a bring in in his personal correct, on the newly validated Heralds' Collegium, Mags has came across a supportive kin, together with his significant other Dallen.
Although more often than not a usher in in his first 12 months of Whites will be despatched off on circuit, Mags is required just about domestic for his talents as a undercover agent and his robust Mindspeech present. there's a mystery, treacherous plot in the royal court docket to smash the Heralds. the placement turns into dire after the lifetime of Mags' mentor, King's personal Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is selected because the new King's personal, a classy and hazardous task that's made extra so through this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily store the courtroom, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?
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Lasts one (10 minute) turn or until someone bumps into it. Sleep Tight (9) [Range 30’] Cast on a sleeping person, it will keep him asleep for one hour. Only a Dis -spell can awaken him. Snuff (10) [Range 30’] This can affect any number of targets, so long as the total CHA (or MR) does not exceed the caster’s IQ (higher levels double this limit). They are inflicted with a sneezing fit that prevents any action for one round. Swiftfoot (8) Rapid travel; doubles speed for 1 turn. In combat you get 2 rounds to opponent’s 1.
Demon Dumping (165) A more powerful form of Banishing. It will dismiss any demon whose Intelligence is not greater than the caster’s, or whose MR is not greater than the caster’s (Intelligence × Level). Bound demons must first be freed in order to be dismissed. LEVEL 19: Requires minimum IQ 46, DEX 26. p. each. Soul Snatch (150) Steals the spirit of one victim (must be within line of sight; or may be up to one mile away if the caster possesses a lock of hair or such). Unless imprisoned or bound, the spirit is immediately free to seek out its body again.
Gives you all the powers and abilities of that creature. Only lasts 1-6 turns at user's option, at which time creature returns to original shape before the enchantment. Any hits taken to ‘Monster Rating’ must be taken proportionately on original constitution. Sun Screen (35) A solar eclipse affecting the area within one mile of the caster; lasts one hour. Higher levels double the radius. Twister (35) [Range 100’] Creates a small cyclone under the direction of the caster; anything weighing less than (100 × caster's IQ) will be picked up & thrown around.