I’ll get straight to the point. We’ve changed how the Call Winged Messenger ritual works.
You can read the new ,slightly more in-depth ritual description here → https://www.profounddecisions.co.uk/empire-wiki/Call_Winged_Messenger
The main changes can be summarized as:
- The magnitude has dropped to 2
- HOWEVER the ritual now only sends a specially prepared letter
- Anyone can prepare such a letter for use with Winged Messenger.
- During an event they do it by going to GOD, using three iridescent gloaming. and typing the letter on one of the computers. Once they are happy they press “print” and the iridescent gloaming is taken out their account. GOD prints a copy of the letter. Bosh.
- Between events you can also prepare a winged messenger missive if you like in roughly the same way which will go in your pack…
- Missives have a word limit, generally enough for a page of text.
- When you cast the ritual, the ref can immediately connect your ritual to the text you have written with a few touch-screen presses.
There’s a few more twiddles, but that’s the gist of it. You can read Matt’s OOC reasoning and IC Explaining for these changes here → https://www.profounddecisions.co.uk/empire-wiki/Rules_update_2017#Call_Winged_Messenger
Oh - we’ve also changed The Ethereal Courier slightly - the only major difference is who you can send one to. This doesn’t effect many people as it’s not in Imperial Lore, but I thought I’d mention it anyway
Picture is by Beth Dooner and shows Lady Igraine Novarion writing long into the night (as portrayed by Megan Williams)