There is no list of additions at the moment - I just add 'em to Imperial Lore when we process the Conclave/Senate motions. I’m hoping against hope to get the Conclave motions on the wiki along with the Senate and Synod which will maybe make it easier to find new rituals.
We haven’t processed this event’s rtuals yet.
Formulated means written down as a ritual text and needs someone such as the dean (i.e. not me) to do it? Once I possess a ritual text I can spend XP to master the ritual?[/quote]
Someone has worked out how to do the ritual efficiently. Formulated means you can master it if you have the ritual text in your actual hands.
Included in Imperial Lore means that anyone can master it with XP and there is no ritual text?[/quote]
Correct. And it is easier to cast spontaneously as well.
IA character who has mastered a ritual that is not part of Imperial Lore triples the amount of mana they contribute when the ritual is performed spontaneously.[/quote]
Not a ref, and moving into scary number areas but will do my best.
There are rituals that you can master that are not part of Imperial Lore. As such, they hard harder to cast spontaneously than rituals which are part of Imperial Lore. To combat this, Graeme worked out that tripling the ranks of someone who has mastered it helps counter the penalty for spontaneously casting at the increased price.
So spontaneously performing the Twilight Masquerade (profounddecisions.co.uk/empi … Masquerade) needs eight ranks and eight mana regardless of who has mastered it, but if that ritual were not part of Imperial Lore, it would need twelve ranks and twelve mana to perform. A character who had mastered this special ritual would act as if they had three times as many ranks to performing this weird ritual rather than have to recalculate the mana cost. Does any of that make sense?
Sometimes, a ritual may exist that is formulated but not part of Imperial Lore. For example, at the Winter 377YE Summit the Dean of the Lyceum presented a ritual called The Cuckoo’s Egg which allowed a foreigner to be brought through the Sentinel Gate. While that ritual had magnitude 6, until it was included in Imperial Lore it would still require 9 mana to cast spontaneously.[/quote]
Correct. The magnitue on the ritual text is it’s real magnitude. If it were part of Imperial Lore it would be magnitude 6 to spontaneously cast. While it is not, it is magnitude 9 to spontaneously cast.
I make up a brand new ritual that a ref stats as mag 9. It costs me 9(?) mana to cast.
I get it formulated by the Dean at which point it becomes mag 6 but still costs 9 mana to cast?
I master it, spending XP. It now costs me 5 mana to cast?
It gets accepted into Imperial Lore. It now costs me 3 mana to cast?[/quote]
The spontaneous ritual is magnitude 9 to perform at that event. We usually have five minutes to work out the magnitude of a spontaneous ritual, and post-event that magnitude might shift dramatically once we have a few hours to discuss it. But I digress.
If it is formulated by the dean, the ritual may turn out to be magnitude 6 to perform but until it is part of Imperial Lore it still takes magnitude 9 to perform it. The difference is that you can master it and - as with a ritual that is part of Imperial Lore - contribute more effectively to it’s performance. I trust Graeme that the numbers make sense.
If it gets acccepted to Imperial Lore, the magnitude will match that of the ritual text, and anyone who has mastered it doubles their ranks.
Hmm. Someone should probably go get Graeme to check that I haven’t made all this crap up …