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Post by XIII » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:02 am

Basic Runic Theory

What Are Runes?

In the Inferno, the main source of a Demon and Togabito’s power is their voice. Using the power in their voice, they learned to literally speak and manifest evil. This is called cursing. Ancient demons used this ability to give power to words, and expanded it to the written form. Runes are the fragments of the “Old Language” that we’re lost to time.

These runes, once collected can be etched into weapons that have a particularly high affinity for this nefarious power, and gain powers beyond the normal realms of most weapons. Runes come in various shapes and sizes. Most are singular words, but other may consist of entire phrases and boast incredible power.

What Can I Do With Runes?

First and foremost is using them in conjunction with runic weapons. Runic weapons, or weapons capable of receiving runic power come in three levels of strength. One, two, and three-starred weapons. One star weapons can only safely contain the power of one rune, but they are the most common.

The powers of the other two a much greater, as they allow runes to be combined, which drastically alters effects they may produce. And so, two star weapons are rare but allow runes to be combined to create simple phrases like “seal magic”, or “move air”. Three star weapons are incredibly scarce but are not only capable of beating the power of three runes together, they can also bear the strength of more complex phrases that boast exaggerated effects.

How Do Runes Work I?

First things first. Upon entering hell, the heart becomes engulfed in Hellfire that speed forth from their chest. Strangely it doesn’t hurt. When all is said and done, a little black book is left behind. If someone happens to be smart enough to pick it up, this book known as the “Antithesis Lexicon”, and it is the only item in existence powerful enough to hold all the power given off by runic words.

After obtaining this book and runic word is learned, it will be burned into one of the book’s pages. Once there it can either be used to enhance specially crafted weapons, or even the possessor of the book. The process is simple. Just find an ancient demon that knows how to affix runes to various objects and people, and let them do their work! Weapons will have the runic words etched into them, and gain the power contained within the work, of the runic word will be tattooed on the body of those wishing to enhance their self with runic power.

How Do Runes Work II?

There are two core types of runes. The first are Forged Runes, which can be added to weapons to give them power. The seconds are Spirit Runes which can’t be etched into the body of a soul and grant or awaken latent abilities. Generally speaking, weapons can only hold the power of at most three runes, but perhaps advances is weapon smithing may allow for even more to be etched into weapons later on.

Sprit Runes on the other hand are a bit of a mystery. As it seems now, at most four runes can be affixed to a soul. However, sufficiently stalwart souls may find themselves capable of holding as many as ten runes altogether. As to how or why this is possible is still yet to be determined but perhaps understanding will come soon.
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Post by XIII » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:59 pm

Intermediate Runic Theory



Runic Coretypes, Subtypes, & Phrasing


Runic Coretypes

As mentioned previously, there two core types of runes. Forged Runes which can be affixed to weapons and objects. Then there are Spirit Runes, which can attached to a soul in order to empower it. These Runic Coretypes, as they’re called among the Demonic Scholars make you the vary foundation of Runic Theory. Without Coretype runes, nothing is possible.
Runic Subtypes

Beyond the two core types of runes, there are also various Runic subtypes. The most common subtypes are Operative Runes, which are associated with several any number of action. Operative Runes can be like Cut, or Cleave which enhance cutting power of weapons. Or Count and Draw, which count and take/pull things respectively.

Next are Objective Runes. Typically objective runes aren’t cable of anything on their own, but they do affect the object described with paired with other runes. As such, they act as targets or receivers for the power of other runes, which in turn gives them influence over various items or objects. Objective runes can be things like “Blood” or “Water”. When paired with an Operative rune, the Runic Phrase “Draw Blood” can be created, which allows for weapons and other objects to forcibly pull blood from victims.

After Objective Runes are Promotive Runes. They act a lot like Objective runes in the sense that they don’t accomplish much on their own. However when paired with other runes, Promotive runes can greatly improve or enhance the effects of other runes. Promotive runes are few, but a generally limited to words like “Enhance”, “Improve”, “Empower”, and so on.

The last, are Adjoining Runes. They’re not particularly interesting, but they help combine Runic words in order to more complex Runic Phrases. Adjoining Runes are limited to word like “And”, “But”, “Or”, and so on. Adjoining Runes doesn’t take up space like other weapons do, so it is possible to use safely one without overloading and object or weapon.

There are other runic subtypes of yet undiscovered. When they are found or learned, they will be described here in detail.


Runic Phrasing

Runic Phrasing is the act of combining the various subtypes of runes to create simple or complex phrases. Generally Runic Phrasing applies to 2★ and 3★ Runic Weapons, as they’re the only objects capable of containing the power of Runic Phrases, but Demonic Scholars theorized that higher tiered weapons and even greater levels of Runic Phrasing are possible. For now however, let’s examine the types of Runic Phrasing that’s possible now.

The first form of this is call “Initial Phrasing”. Initial Phrases are possible with 2★ Runic items, wherein two words are combined. One such example is “Draw Blood”, which would cause something like a knife to be able to cause its victim to bleed profusely when stuck. There are also less straightforward phrases like “Pour Water”, where an object affixed with these runes becomes able to pour water.

The next form is called “Primary Phrasing”, this is a complex combination of runes that either contains runes or a phrase that has an Adjoining Rune. Primary Phrasing is only possible starting with 3★ weapons, as they are strong enough to withstand the enormous runic power. Primary phrases can be something like “Enhanced Draw Blood”, which will cause victims to bleed uncontrollably when cut or wounded to the point of bleeding. Or, somethings like “Cleave and Draw Blood”, which not only has the enhanced limb severing power of the “Cleave” but the ability to cause exaggerated bleeding from “Draw Blood”.

Through Runic Phrasing all sorts of sinister effects are possible.
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One who calls upon the ocean never expects the tsunami.
For beckoning the rains, also tempts the hurricane.
When simple kindling begs the wildfire,
A furious inferno to devour the lands.
And to say a prayer is to provoke the wrath of God.
Know ye not your foolishness?

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