Glomerates

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The only real info that can be found about joining the glomerates is in a random load book called Nihilgenesis, by Marcus Lucretius Maro.

The book is in Caladan so you'll need decent skill in it (close to 40) and literacy to be able to read it.

The book itself is vague but gives a lot of hints regarding the use of your powers as a glomerate.

There are very rare 'vellum/parchment scrolls' (not the read-aloud kind) that have individual spell descriptions on them: it's theorized that this is not a list of all spells.

Contents

Joining

To join you'll need to first find a non-descript silver ring set with a harlequin opal.

You'll need a free point in WIL for Ektilaturgy.

You will also need to read the book Nihilgenesis.

You'll need to be able to "wear" the ring, so exceptionally large characters may have issues joining.

If you are too large you may be able to have the ring resized by Celebrimbor or Puzzled by an aligned.

Once you have the ring, say 'EX NIHIL SUM' in Caladan while holding or wearing it.

Leaving

To leave you will need to have the Ring in your posession, held or worn, and then say 'IN NIHIL SUM' in Caladan.

Your benefits will be stripped, and soon after your connection to Void will collapse.

Beware that you will not be able to join back until a certain time period has passed.

It seems that you can get kicked out forcefully out of the association.

The Ring

  This is an exquisitely-crafted ring composed out of a single smooth piece of
   silver.  It reflects and absorbs the light oddly, sometimes casting back glints
   of dazzling color, sometimes gleaming with faint and ghostly hues.  There is a
   small harlequin opal set into the inside of the band.  The gem seems to separate
   two written phrases: EX NIHIL SUM and IN NIHIL SUM.  You estimate its value at
   about six thousand nine hundred gold.
      It is in perfect condition.
      It is intermediate in size, and definitely too small for you.  It looks about
  a twentieth of a dimin across and a fifth of a dimin around.  It weighs about
  a hundredth of a dekan.

Void

Once you have joined, you can establish a connection with the void by concentrating. The command is "concentrate on stilling my mind." Note that you must rest for a minute or two before attempting this, and you will have to do it every time you die (as death severs your connection to the void).

Nihilsphaera

Once you have joined, you will need to craft a nihilsphaera, or orb of nothingess. Find a gargantuan spider (floor 3 spiderwood will work), and cut out its spinneret (you may need sufficient anatomy and insect lore for this step, or have an expert cut the spinneret from any spider's opisthosoma and give it to you, whereupon you can identify it with a lens). Once done, perform the command "cast nihilsphaera creo with spinneret". You will create a nihilsphaera, a sort of cosmic black hole that fuels your powers as a Glomerate.

Here's Aislynn viewing her nihilsphaera: Image:Nihilsphaera.jpg

Sample of Nihilgenesis player data Image:Nihilgenesis player data.png

Specialty Access

Min  Max  Bon  Specialties
--------------------------
  1   +5    0  Ektilaturgy
  0   +3    0  Caladan
  0   +3    0  Concentration
  0   +3    0  Conjuration
  0   +3    0  Enchantment
  0   +3    0  Evocation
  0   +3    0  Prestidigitation
  0   +3    0  Symbology
  0   +1    0  Garbology
  0   +1    0  Imagination
  0   +1    0  Introspection
  0   +1    0  Meditation
  0   +1    0  Politics
  0   +1    0  Streetwise
  0   +1    0  Telesma

Total: 1 WIL

Abilities

Performing spellcasting as a glomerate uses a number of skills, which the association grants access to:

 Caladan 
 Concentration 
 Conjuration
 Ektilaturgy (especially)
 Enchantment 
 Evocation
 Garbology
 Imagination
 Introspection 
 Meditation 
 Politics 
 Prestidigitation (especially)
 Streetwise 
 Symbology
 Telesma 

The power of the nihilsphaera allows the casting of a number of void-based affects. The syntax is "cast <name>". Only Expungere is available to start - you must increase the power of your nihilsphaera before casting the others. Note that casting difficult affects can be dangerous due to the hazards of uncontrolled void energies.

While most spells can be cast via the basic syntax, specific spells may allow or require additional clauses:

  • on <target>
  • with <catalyst>
  • without <optional steps, one or more, comma separated>

Known Spells

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Caecus

Draw void energy from the sphere, which blinds you for the duration, but powerfully buffs tactics, fieldcraft-skills, quickness, all weapon skills, dodge, combat reflexes, precision strike, killer instinct, blindfighting, and possibly others.

Caecus: Induces in a friendly target a special blindness, one that greatly enhances one's reflexes and other senses. The steps for casting this spell -- of which the first and second are optional -- are planting the seed of Void within one's target, speaking the incantation, and expanding the target's senses by visual compression and reduction.

Usage: cast caecus on <required target>

Steps:
1) planting the seed of Void within one's target
   Traits: optional, gesture
   Skills: ektilaturgy, evocation, prestidigitation, and symbology
2) speaking the incantation
   Traits: ?, speech
   Skills: ?
3) ?
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ektilaturgy, imagination, enchantment

Comprimere

?

Accelerates the compression process inherent in one's nihilsphaera, with the intention of siphoning off 
as much void energy as possible for one's own use.  The steps for casting this spell -- of which the first 
is optional -- are prepare one's nihilsphaera for compression and fill oneself with a portion of the resultant
Void.
Usage: cast comprimere

Steps:
1) prepare one's nihilsphaera for compression
   Traits: optional, gesture
   Skills: ?
2) fill oneself with a portion of the resultant Void
   Traits: required
   Skills: ektilaturgy, conjuration, concentration, and centering

Cumulus Viseo

Shows you an area of high extant clutter.

Cumulus viseo: Divine an especially cluttered area.  The steps for casting this spell -- of which
the third is optional -- are bringing to mind the essence of clutter, establishing a polarity
between extant clutter and Void, maximizing the polarity between extant clutter and Void, and
divining the clutter.
Usage: cast cumulus viseo

Steps:
1) bringing to mind the essence of clutter
   Traits: required
   Skills: ?
2) ?establishing a polarity between extant clutter and Void?
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ektilaturgy, evocation, prestidigitation, and symbology
3) ?maximizing the polarity between extant clutter and Void?
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ektilaturgy, evocation, singing
4) divining the clutter
   Traits: required
   Skills: ?

Decidere

Converts nearby remains into minor void energy.

Decidere: Accelerate the decomposition of any nearby remains.  (Such remains are unsuitable for
compression within a nihilsphaera.)  The steps for casting this spell -- of which the first and
second are optional -- are designating remains as to be decayed, speaking a consecration, and
returning the remains to nothingness.
Possible failures:
   "You sense an insufficiency of some kind in your tiny materially complex sphere."
Usage: cast decidere [on <optional targets>, defaults to all]

Steps:
1) designating remains as to be decayed
   Traits: optional, gesture
   Skills: ?
2) speaking a consecration
   Traits: optional, speech
   Skills: symbology, caladan
3) returning the remains to nothingness
   Traits: required
   Skills: ?

Expungere

Sends nearby items to the void to fuel your nihilspherae.

Usage: cast expungere [on <optional targets>, defaults to everything on the ground]

Steps:
1) appointing the nihilenda
   Traits: optional, gesture
   Skills: ?
2) the opening of the empty eye
   Traits: optional
   Skills: ektilaturgy, enchantment, and spatiophrasty
3) offering the nihilenda
   Traits: required
   Skills: concentration and imagination
4) the gazing of the empty eye
   Traits: required
   Skills: ektilaturgy, conjuration, and spatiophrasty

Extinctus

Puts out fires. (Note: the spoiler scroll for this spell erroneously listed the steps for sapere upon discovery, and another has not been found since.)

Attempts to extinguish all burning objects in the area by depriving them with energy via 
principles of void and a modicum of water.  The steps for casting this spell are preparing to 
localize one's pleasures and pains, comprehensively localizing one's pleasures and pains, and 
purging oneself of hedonic and algetic energies.
Usage: cast extinctus

Steps:
1) seeking the smothering nimbus
   Traits: required
   Skills: ektilaturgy, meditation, and divination
2) ?
?)

Nihilsphaera Creo

Creates your nihilsphaera. Requires a 9/10ths dimin or larger spinneret, roughly 490 spirit, and some creative energy.

Possible Failures:
    "You cannot cast nihilsphaera creo because you already have a nihilsphaera."
    "You cannot cast nihilsphaera creo because your fresh mutilated giant spider corpse is not a spinneret."
    "You cannot cast nihilsphaera creo because your fresh spinneret is not large enough of a spinneret."
Usage: cast nihilsphaera creo with <spinneret>

Steps: 
1) preparing the seed
   Traits: ?, gesture
   Skills: ?
2) speaking the incantation
   Traits: ?, speech
   Skills: ?
3) preparing one's mind
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ?
4) blanking out the imagination
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ?

Nihilsphaera Recro

Recreates the nihilsphaera as it was last known. useful because they get demolished when crashes happen. Should you find yourself with no nihilsphaera, cast this.

Possible Failures:
   "You cannot cast nihilsphaera recro because your nihilsphaera is already extant."
   "You sense that something has gone wrong, and that your nihilsphaera remains a mere memory."
Usage: cast nihilsphaera recro

Steps: 
1) remembering one's nihilsphaera
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ?
2) locate the echoes of one's nihilsphaera
   Traits: ?, gesture
   Skills: ?
3) gather the echo's of one's nihilsphaera
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ?

Nihilsphaera Viseo

Allows you to scry the status of your nihilsphaera.

Usage: cast nihilsphaera viseo

Steps:
1) focusing on the location of one's nihilsphaera
   Traits: required
   Skills: ?
2) visualize one's nihilsphaera
   Traits: required
   Skills: ?

Surdi

Draw void energy from the sphere, which deafens you for the duration, but also powerfully buffs hardiness, stamina, and recuperation.

Surdi: Induces in a friendly target a special deafness, one that greatly strengthens one's body and
mind.  The steps for casting this spell -- of which the first and second are optional -- are
preparing one's target for an infusion of aether, speaking the incantation, and reinforcing the
target's being with pure silence.
Usage: cast surdi on <required target>

Steps:
1) preparing one's target for an infusion of aether
   Traits: optional, gesture
   Skills: ektilaturgy, evocation, prestidigitation, and symbology
2) speaking the incantation
   Traits: optional, speech
   Skills: ?
3) ?
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ektilaturgy, imagination, enchantment

Sapere

Disperses pleasure, pain and fear by converting them into spiritual energy.

Usage: cast sapere

Steps:
1) preparing to localize one's pleasures and pains
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ektilaturgy and meditation
2) preparing to localize one's pleasures and pains
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ?
3) purging oneself of hedonic and algetic energies
   Traits: ?
   Skills: ?
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