Contending with a ghost

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Contending with a ghost
« on: November 02, 2015, 09:27:26 AM »
Contending means fighting with it, physically.

1) Only necromancers, or anyone?
2) Your force of will is a weapon inflicting 1-harm. What about you armor? Useless?
2) For the Mourning Ghost in the Bestiary, this is how a player deals with it?
3) For binding, it's not clear if you have to a) deal 3 harm and also hold something over it or b) deal 3 harm or hold something over it.

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lumpley

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Re: Contending with a ghost
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 02:45:10 PM »
1. Only necromancers. It happens during recovering, regrouping, and preparing, and necromancy is the skill that lets you do it.

2. Useless. There are probably magical ways to get armor against ghosts, but your normal armor doesn't help.

3. This is one way, yes!

4. Or.

Actually, how can I explain this.

So here's a mourning ghost. It's making psychic attacks upon you and you're like, this is irritating, what can I do? Answer:

Do you want to drive it away forever through the jasminite gates? In that case, you have to use necromancy to contend with it, to inflict the 3 requisite harm.

Do you want to bind it instead? Then you have more options:
1. Do you have something to offer it, an exchange of services to propose? Do!
2. Do you hold something over it, its binding name or some dread threat? Apply it!
3. Otherwise, you can use necromancy to inflict 3 harm. NOW you're holding something over it: now it must agree to serve you or you can send it through the jasminite gates against its will.

Does that make sense?

-Vincent

Re: Contending with a ghost
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 02:55:47 PM »
I think so. Only necromancers can contend with ghosts, got it. Can others attempt to bind ghosts by holding something over them or offering them something? I guess not, just checking.

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lumpley

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Re: Contending with a ghost
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 02:59:40 PM »
They can, yes, if they can communicate, which is up to you when you create the ghost.

-Vincent