occult

Use: Cannot be used unskilled except in special
circumstances. Macro skill.
Specializations: none
Reality: Orrorsh
Occult is the study of the mystical forces native
to Orrorsh. It is not the same kind of magic as
practiced in other realities such as Aysle; it is
a dangerous body of knowledge created by the
Gaunt Man to seduce people into committing
evil.
Using occult is a lengthy and difficult process.
Most practitioners are lured into its use by
coming across an occult ritual that promises
to solve some problem they’re having or give
them something that they desire, but often
at a horrible price. In most cases this is not
accidental, the ritual was prepared and placed
where the character would discover it by one
of the Gaunt Man’s minions.
This is the only instance in which occult
can be used unskilled, when someone (or
something) prepares a ritual for a character,
tempting them to use it. Characters who
become corrupted (see Orrorshan corruption)
by this unskilled use of occult will often be
able to seek out someone who can teach them
the actual skill, or will attempt to learn it on their own.
The full rules

occult

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