I find planning solo rituals a bit daunting. For the benefit of new players like me, would some experienced ritualists please describe what an onlooker watching your favourite solo ritual might see?
I’ll kick this off with one I am working on. If you have any advice I’d appreciate it:
The Volhov in the pointed black hat walked slowly around the regio, dragging her foot on the ground in a rough circle. At three points around the circle, she paused, crouched, placed a small wooden rune and waved a small fetish over it. She called the name of each rune as she did so, then glanced quickly about, as though perceiving things in the air about her for the first time.
“Wyr! Rune of Mystery!”
“Lann! Rune of Bargains!”
“Ull! Rune of Chance!”
Coming back to the start of the circle, the Volhov knelt again and pulled a bottle and small cup out of her backpack. She called;
“Spirits of the earth, spirits of the sky, come and take hospitality! Come and share your secrets! Grant me a glimpse of the future!”
She filled the small cup, tilted it to pour a bit to the ground then flicked a drop to the sky with her finger.
The Volhov lifted the drink to each of the cardinal directions, drank it, then grimaced. She pressed her hand to her eyes and paused.
A moment later, she looked at me. “Up you get, cousin! We’ve got a mystery to investigate now, and no mistake…”