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Encyclopaedia Arcana #54: Advanced Divination (Part Seven)

Closely related to fortune telling is the Dionysian practice of auguries.  Like its relative, an augury looks into the future to find answers, but while fortune telling is focused around a person, an augury is based around a course of … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #53: Advanced Divination (Part Six)

Dionysian divination tends to have a bad reputation amongst Light and independent mages.  This hasn’t always been the case – according to mage historians, until as recently as the Late Middle Ages, Dionysian methods were still seen as the ‘standard’ … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #52: Advanced Divination (Part Five)

A little-known fact about divination magic is that it is divided into two subtypes.  Both have gone by differing names over the centuries, but nowadays are most commonly referred to as Apollonian and Dionysian divination, although few would recognise the … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #51: Advanced Divination (Part Four)

Divination can be used for more than combat and social interaction – it also helps with movement and with certain types of codebreaking. Second Sight By focusing their vision into the short-term future, diviners can sense their surroundings.  They observe … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #50: Advanced Divination (Part Three)

The last entry studied the use of path-walking in divination:  this entry will look at its short-ranged counterpart, precognition. Broad Focus Like most divination spells, precognition is more of a mental technique than a magical one.  It functions in the … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #49: Advanced Divination (Part Two)

There are many ways of using divination magic, each with their advantages and disadvantages.  This entry and the next will look at two of the extremes:  the very narrow (path-walking) and the very broad (precognition). Narrow Focus Path-walking is generally … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedia Arcana #48: Advanced Divination (Part One)

Divination is one of the more poorly understood types of magic; this article will look at some of the common misconceptions about seers and practitioners of probability magic. What Are The Limits? One uncommon (but regular) question asked by novices … Continue reading

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New Books & Release Dates Q. How many Alex Verus books will there be? A. 12. Q. When’s the next book coming out? A. Look under Alex Verus Series in the top menu, then scroll down. At the time of … Continue reading

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Website Mysteries

Running a website can be weird. I do all the day-to-day maintenance of this site myself – a friend of mine designed the layout, but the posts and any additions to the pages are all written by me.  Generally, it’s … Continue reading

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State of the Verusverse

Now that the Advanced Divination series is finished, I thought I’d take a break before getting back to more Encyclopaedia articles.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a news post, so here’s a general update on what’s going on … Continue reading

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