[quote=“Mara”]One reason Highborn ritualists favour winter magic because if we have to deal with any eternals, the winter lot don’t hide the fact that they are cruel, evil, monsters etc, unlike the rest. So we are slightly more comfortable, but we still don’t like it.
I am also a battlefield mage healer, who takes this approach to ritual magic:
Having seen the results of rituals going wrong, I’ll stay at the minimum recommended safe distance and wait for it to finish and, if need be, help repair the survivors.[/quote]
[quote=“CharlieP”]I’m a Magister healer in the Autumn realm, taking a very careful track not to meet any eternals if I can help it.
Mostly chosen for the rituals as the congregation boost and the bulk Mend ritual are on the Autumn list.[/quote]
See, I’d quite like to go out actively seeking Eternals. Talk to them, get to know them. And publish my findings as a series of religious pamphlets explaining how awful they are: providing appropriate moral lessons and/or calls for Declarations of Enmity. Some combination of the archivist and wayfarer archetypes, perhaps? I’m not sure how viable it is to actively seek out Eternals (or even their heralds).
I am unlikely to be able to turn up with a coven. The magic of the Empire interests me, but I wonder what I’d be able to do alone. Joining an extant group IC is also possible, but I’d rather join a group if I knew the players or characters in advance than go in cold.
As to the minimum safe distance my first major LRP group, in Curious Pastimes, had an expression. “Ritual magic: Just Say No.” [/quote]
If you want to activly seek them out, it is good to get to know the Archmages, as they probably have a better idea about which Heralds are visiting or due to be visiting, though there will be ones who turn up unexpectedly.