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Analects Book 1 Chapter 3: Implements

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The following tables provide a collection of implements you may purchase or equip. For more information on their use in the game, see Player's Guide Chapter 7: Gear and Wealth.

Focuses Table

Focus Level Power Wealth
Arcane Scroll 0 0 3
Brass Scepter 0 0 1
Corroded Orb 0 0 3
Crystal Ball 0 0 3
Ethereal Orb 0 0 3
Feathered Staff 0 0 3
Frosted Orb 0 0 3
Gnarled Staff 0 0 3
Hemlock Wand 0 0 2
Oaken Wand 0 0 3
Shimmering Ribbon 0 0 2
Singed Orb 0 0 3
Gaia Scroll 4 2 5
Ivory Wand 4 2 5
Primordial Orb 4 1 5
Ruby Scepter 4 1 4
Staff of the Viper 4 2 5

Talismans Table

Talisman Level Power Wealth
Ankh 0 0 1
Athame 0 0 3
Divine Scroll 0 0 3
Rod of the Shepherd 0 0 3
Sacred Tome 0 0 3
Silvered Chime 0 0 3
Tarnished Chime 0 0 3
Warding Charm 0 0 1
Charm of Protection 4 1 4
Crux Ansata 4 2 4
Eldrich Chime 4 1 5
Rod of Mercy 4 2 5
Book of Prophecy 4 2 5

Focus Entries

Arcane Scroll

Arcane Scroll Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“Philosophers of old oft claimed that words have power. They were mistaken. Words ARE power.”
-Rhynn, Sage of the Prism
(Action) Channeled Casting
Begin an Incantation. Upon completion, Damage dice on the Action are increased 1 level against a single target.
(Reaction) Arcane Shield
You can only play this Reaction while you are incanting. Reduce any Piercing on the target's Action by 1. You may cancel your Incantation to increase the Defense dice level by 2.
Defense 1d4


Brass Scepter

Brass Scepter Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 1
“No symbol better defines the sorcerer kings and queens of Old Vectany better than the scepter, ever guarding the monarch from assassination.”
-Anon.
(Action) Defensive Casting
Begin an Incantation. Until the start of your next turn, increase the Miss dice level by 2 when playing Mystic Guard as long as you are still incanting.
(Reaction) Mystic Guard
Miss 1d4
Defense 1d2


Corroded Orb

Corroded Orb Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“It is Acid above all that serves only pain and death, for Flame at least brings warmth and light.”
-War Wizard Achar, “Of the Four Sorceries”
(Action) Acidic Chant
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Damage 1d4 (Piercing 2) Acid
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Stinging Rebuke
Damage 1d2 Acid


Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“The limitations of the orbaculum are not well understood by commoners - thus the charlatans.”
-Oracle Khepri, speaking before the Jayan Council
(Action) Revelation
You may begin an Incantation.
Area Attack
Range 4
Special The target becomes visible until the end of your next turn. This applies even if there is insufficient light or the target is invisible.
(Strategy) Figures in the Fog
Gain Darkvision until the start of your next Strategy Phase.


Ethereal Orb

Ethereal Orb Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“Thus the mechanists' zeal for the experiments ended with the total destruction of Thrane Castle.”
-Alennicus, “Hubris of the Gear”
(Action) Electric Chant
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Damage 1d4 (Piercing 2) Lightning
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Buzzing Rebuke
Damage 1d2 Lightning


Feathered Staff

Feathered Staff Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“But above all it was the failure to grasp the fifth and sixth sorceries that doomed Achar's work to obsoletion.”
-Rhynn, Sage of the Prism
(Action) Gust of Wind
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 4
Incantation 1
Damage 1d8 (Piercing 1)
Special The target is Debilitated until the end of its next turn.
(Action) Wind Step
You cannot play this Action and perform a normal Move on the same turn. Move 1 (Height 1). You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Wind Buffer
Miss 1d6


Frosted Orb

Frosted Orb Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“So great was their wealth, they tasked sorcerers with freezing meat to preserve their stores.”
-Cidmeyer the Antiquarian, “Rise of Pheron”
(Action) Frozen Chant
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Damage 1d4 (Piercing 2) Ice
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Chilling Rebuke
Damage 1d2 Ice


Gaia Scroll

Gaia Scroll Implement Focus Level: 4 Power: 2 Wealth: 5
(Action) Air Pike
Reach 1
Hit 2d6
Damage 2d6
(Action) Floating Stone
Move 1 (Height 3). You may begin an Incantation.
(Strategy) Wall of Soil
Block a section border you can see until the start of your next turn. An entity can remove this Block by making a melee attack against it.
Extra Effect
Use wind and earth magics to levitate an object you can see that is up to 10x your weight for up to 5 seconds per level. You can raise it up to your height.


Gnarled Staff

Gnarled Staff Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“And so the entire Dalesca Incident was due to such a staff being mistaken for a common walking stick.”
-Cidmeyer the Antiquarian, “Courtship of War”
(Action) Rock Hurl
Increase the Hit dice level by 1 if you can see the target and it is less than 2 sections away.
Range 2
Incantation 1
Hit 1d8
Damage 1d10
(Reaction) Clay Wards
Defense 1d4
(Strategy) Rumbling Earth
Discard a card: You may force each enemy in your section to Move 1. You may begin an Incantation.


Hemlock Wand

Hemlock Wand Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 2
“Upon this unassuming wand did the Empire expand, for no enemy cound withstand such force.”
-Cidmeyer the Antiquarian, “Rise of Pheron”
(Action) Magic Missile
Incantation 1
Special Play an Action from your hand with Damage dice, Incantation 1, and no Hit dice. The Action gains Hit: 1d8 and the Returning property.
(Strategy) Quick Missile
You can play the Magic Missile Action this turn as though it had no Incantation time.


Ivory Wand

Ivory Wand Implement Focus Level: 4 Power: 2 Wealth: 5
(Action) Arcane Lance
Incantation 1
Special Play an Action from your hand with Damage dice, Incantation 1, and no Hit dice. The Action gains Hit: 2d8 and the Returning property.
(Strategy) Quick Lance
You can play the Arcane Lance Action this turn as though it had no Incantation time.
Extra Effect
Flip pages in books and roll or unroll scrolls you can see without having to touch them (unlimited use).


Oaken Wand

Oaken Wand Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“To this day, oak remains a heavily restricted material on the campus of nearly every college of magic for fear of prank.”
-L.G., “Surveys of Culture”
(Action) Telekinetic Disarm
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Incantation 1
Special The target drops its held Gear.
(Action) Telekinetic Pull
Range 2
Special One target Gear on the ground flies into your section.
(Strategy) Wand Casting
Begin an Incantation.


Primordial Orb

Primordial Orb Implement Focus Level: 4 Power: 1 Wealth: 5
(Action) Primordial Chant
You must have played Attune Orb during this scenario before you can play this Action. This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 3
Damage 2d4 (Piercing 4)
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Primordial Rebuke
You must have played Attune Orb during this scenario before you can play this Reaction.
Damage 1d6
(Strategy) Attune Orb
Choose Fire, Ice, Lightning, or Acid; until the end of the scenario the Primordial Chant Action and Primordial Rebuke Reaction deal that damage type.
Extra Effect
Generate small amounts of a chosen elemental energy for performing tasks (unlimited use).


Ruby Scepter

Ruby Scepter Implement Focus Level: 4 Power: 1 Wealth: 4
(Action) Defensive Casting
Begin an Incantation. Until the start of your next turn, increase the Miss dice level by 2 when playing Ruby Guard as long as you are still incanting.
(Reaction) Ruby Guard
Miss 2d4
Defense 1d2
Extra Effect
Animate a small statue you can see and command it to perform tasks for up to 1 minute per level. You can spend 1 Wealth to purchase such a small statue and carry it around with you.


Shimmering Ribbon

Shimmering Ribbon Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 2
“The ribbon is truly a poet's lark - a thing of grace and beauty that portends suffering and death.”
-Pietr, “Power and Lust”
(Action) Luring Rhythm
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 3
Incantation 1
Special Move the target into your section. You can discard a card to move a second target from the same section into your section.
(Strategy) Ribbon Barriers
Perform a Block. You may Block one additional border. The borders do not have to be adjacent.
(Strategy) Spelldancing
Until the end of your next turn, you may begin an Incantation whenever you perform a normal Move on your turn.


Singed Orb

Singed Orb Implement Focus Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“For by Flame do we build our civilizations, and by Flame do we see them ruined.”
-War Wizard Achar, “Of the Four Sorceries”
(Action) Burning Chant
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Damage 1d4 (Piercing 2) Fire
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Ashen Rebuke
Damage 1d2 Fire


Staff of the Viper

Staff of the Viper Implement Focus Level: 4 Power: 2 Wealth: 5
(Action) Primordial Chant
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 4
Incantation 1
Damage 2d4 (Piercing 4) Poison
Special The target is Vulnerable until the end of your next turn.
(Reaction) Conjured Scales
Defense 1d8
(Strategy) Snake Eyes
Discard a card: Gain Darkvision until the start of your next turn. You may begin an Incantation.
Extra Effect
Detect the presence of poison in food or drink you can see.


Talisman Entries

Ankh

Ankh Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 1
“And upon that astral canvas did The Star Painter her work, birthing light and flame from the pitch”
-Excerpt from “A Brief Treatise On Creation”
(Action) Chant of Light
Begin an Incantation. Gain the Luminous keyword while incanting, and targets struck by the completed Incantation's Action gain the Luminous keyword until the end of the scenario.
(Strategy) Guidance
One target section within range 2 and all sections adjacent to it are lit until the end of your next turn.


Athame

Athame Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“For then come the Malakhim, bearing not the messages of wisdom, but rather the knives of fate.”
-Vicar Norindil, “Sermons on Karma”
(Action) Ceremony of Taming
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Incantation 2
Special The target is Stunned until the end of its next turn.
(Strategy) Ceremony of Binding
Discard a card: A target you can see within range 2 is Immobilized until the end of its next turn.
(Strategy) Religious Rites
Until the end of the scenario, whenever you spend your Incantation charges at the start of your turn, you may immediately begin a new Incantation. You gain this Incantation's charge at the start of your following turn.


Book of Prophecy

Book of Prophecy Implement Talisman Level: 4 Power: 2 Wealth: 5
(Action) As Foretold
This Action can target any number of enemies you can see within range 3.
Incantation 1
Special The target is Debilitated and Vulnerable until the start of your next turn.
(Reaction) Words of Guidance
Reduce any Piercing on the target's Action by 1. If the target's Action has a Damage entry, it loses any Special entry.
Defense 1d4
(Strategy) Consult the Scripture
Discard a card: Recover 1d6 lost HP. You may begin an Incantation.
Extra Effect
Conjure clean drinking water sufficient for 10 drinks.


Charm of Protection

Charm of Protection Implement Talisman Level: 4 Power: 1 Wealth: 4
(Reaction) Sacred Aegis
Miss 2d6
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Strategy) Shielded Casting
Until the start of your next turn, reduce all damage you suffer by 3 while you are incanting.
Extra Effect
Detect the presence of a magical disguise on an entity of your level or lower.


Crux Ansata

Crux Ansata Implement Talisman Level: 4 Power: 2 Wealth: 4
(Action) Chant of Light
Begin an Incantation. Gain the Luminous keyword while incanting, and targets struck by the completed Incantation's Action gain the Luminous keyword until the end of the scenario.
(Strategy) Enlighten
One target section within range 3 is lit until the end of the scenario, and each section adjacent to it is lit until the end of your next turn.
Extra Effect
Illuminate your general vicinity (unlimited use).


Divine Scroll

Divine Scroll Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“Does The Chronicler transcribe the art of The Fate Dancer to word, or is he possessed of omniscience?”
-Ciu the Wise, “Pondering Divinity”
(Action) Channeled Casting
Begin an Incantation. Upon completion, Damage dice on the Action are increased 1 level against a single target.
(Reaction) Utterance
You can only play this Reaction while you are incanting. Immediately complete your Incantation, playing a valid Action against the target having an Incantation value of 1; this Action cannot target any other entities. Resolve your Action before the enemy's Action.


Eldrich Chime

Eldrich Chime Implement Focus Level: 4 Power: 1 Wealth: 5
(Action) Eldrich Chant
You must have played Attune Chime during this scenario before you can play this Action. This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 3
Damage 2d4 (Piercing 4)
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Eldrich Rebuke
You must have played Attune Chime during this scenario before you can play this Reaction.
Defense 1d4
Damage 1d4
(Strategy) Attune Chime
Choose Holy or Unholy; until the end of the scenario the Eldrich Chant Action and Eldrich Rebuke Reaction deal that damage type.
Extra Effect
Command a harmless beast you can see for up to 1 minute per level.


Rod of Mercy

Rod of Mercy Implement Talisman Level: 4 Power: 2 Wealth: 5
(Action) Merciful Boon
This Action can only be played on a target you can see.
Range 2
Special The target recovers 1d6 lost HP. You may begin an Incantation.
(Action) Merciful Invocation
Range 3
Incantation 1
Special The target recovers 2d6 lost HP.
(Reaction) Hymn Casting
You can only play this Reaction while you are incanting. Discard any number of cards: reduce the damage received by twice the number of cards discarded. You may choose the amount to discard after damage has been rolled.
Extra Effect
Substantially reduce the sensation of pain in an individual you can see for up to 1 hour per level.


Rod of the Shepherd

Rod of the Shepherd Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“Is it coincidence or kismet that the proper shape for the healing rod mirrors that of the shepherd's?”
-Saint Ravenna the Artificer
(Action) Merciful Verse
This Action can only be played on a target you can see.
Range 2
Special The target recovers 1d4 lost HP. You may begin an Incantation.
(Action) Merciful Invocation
Range 2
Incantation 1
Special The target recovers 2d4 lost HP.
(Reaction) Psalm Casting
You can only play this Reaction while you are incanting. Discard any number of cards: reduce the damage received by the number of cards discarded. You may choose the amount to discard after damage has been rolled.


Sacred Tome

Sacred Tome Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“There are no opinions, no interpretations, no alternatives. There are only the sacred words and the raw divinity they possess.”
-Vicar Norindil
(Action) Condemning Inscriptions
This Action can target any number of enemies you can see within Range 3.
Incantation 1
Special The target is Debilitated until the end of its next turn.
(Action) Rallying Inscriptions
Play an Action from an equipped weapon against a valid target. After the Action is resolved, begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Bolstering Inscriptions
The target's Action loses any Special entry.


Silvered Chime

Silvered Chime Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“…The Weaver of Melody did bring sound into the world, and with it music, rhythm, laughter, voice…”
-Excerpt from “A Brief Treatise On Creation”
(Action) Blessed Chant
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Damage 1d4 (Piercing 2) Holy
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Wall of Feathers
Defense 1d2


Tarnished Chime

Tarnished Chime Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 3
“The Marrow of Animus brings war, pain, and dissonance - bleak gifts that permit civilization and individuality.”
-Excerpt, The Pamphlets of the Bone
(Action) Cursed Ray
This Action can only be played against a target you can see.
Range 2
Damage 1d4 (Piercing 2) Unholy
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Reaction) Blood Casting
You do not lose your Incantation. Increase any Damage dice on the target's Action by 1 level.


Warding Charm

Warding Charm Implement Talisman Level: 0 Power: 0 Wealth: 1
“And finally, the ward must be held rather than worn, directed at the source of harm.”
-Saint Ravenna the Artificer
(Reaction) Faithful Guard
Miss 1d6
Special You may begin an Incantation.
(Strategy) Warded Casting
Until the start of your next turn, reduce all damage you suffer by 2 while you are incanting.
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