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Hexes are spells that affect things and monsters (usually negatively). They mostly ignore dealing direct damage in favour of inflicting debilitating status effects on enemies. Many effects are resisted by willpower, which can be reduced by a scroll of vulnerability or an orb of guile.


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Icon Name Schools Level Power
Range Noise Flags Books

Level 1

Slow.png Slow Hexes 1 25 LOS 2 Wl check, Dir or target, Needs tracer Book of Debilitation

Level 2

Ensorcelled hibernation.png Ensorcelled Hibernation Hexes/Ice 2 50 LOS 0 Wl check, Dir or target, Needs tracer, Not self Book of Burglary
Book of Dreams
Jinxbite.png Jinxbite Hexes 2 50 1 2 Wl check Book of Misfortune
Book of Party Tricks

Level 3

Confusing touch.png Confusing Touch Hexes 3 100 2 Wl check, Selfench Book of Debilitation
Book of Touch
Dazzling flash.png Dazzling Flash Conjuration/Hexes 3 50 2-3 0 Area, No ghost Book of the Senses
Book of Spectacle
Inner flame.png Inner Flame Fire/Hexes 3 100 LOS 3 Wl check, Not self, Target Book of Flames
Book of Spontaneous Combustion
Sigil of binding.png Sigil of Binding Hexes 3 100 2 3 Wl check Book of Debilitation
Book of the Hunter
Tukima's dance.png Tukima's Dance Hexes 3 100 LOS 3 Wl check, Dir or target, Needs tracer, Not self Great Wizards, Vol. VII
Book of Weapons

Level 4

Anguish.png Anguish Hexes/Necromancy 4 200 LOS 4 Wl check, Area Book of Dreams
Book of Hexes
Cause fear.png Cause Fear Hexes 4 200 LOS 3 Wl check, Area Book of the Dragon
Book of Hexes
Portal projectile.png Dimensional Bullseye Hexes/Translocation 4 200 4 Book of the Hunter
Book of Weapons
Leda's liquefaction.png Leda's Liquefaction Earth/Hexes 4 200 3 Area Book of the Earth
Book of Sloth

Level 5

Metabolic englaciation.png Metabolic Englaciation Hexes/Ice 5 200 4 Area Book of Sloth
Book of Winter
Silence.png Silence Air/Hexes 5 200 4 Area Book of the Moon
Book of the Senses
Summon mana viper.png Summon Mana Viper Hexes/Summoning 5 100 4 Mons abjure Book of Beasts
Book of the Wilderness
Yara's violent unravelling.png Yara's Violent Unravelling Alchemy/Hexes 5 200 LOS 15 Chaotic, No ghost, Target Great Wizards, Vol. VII
Book of Misfortune

Level 7

Enfeeble.png Enfeeble Hexes 7 200 LOS 7 Wl check, Dir or target, Needs tracer Book of Hexes
Book of Misfortune

Level 8

Discord.png Discord Hexes 8 200 6 Wl check, Area, Hasty Book of Chaos
The Unrestrained Analects


Main Texts
Book of Debilitation: Slow, Sigil of Binding, Confusing Touch
Book of Hexes: Anguish, Cause Fear, Enfeeble
Script error
Book of Misfortune: Jinxbite, Yara's Violent Unravelling, Enfeeble
Other Texts
Book of Beasts: Summon Mana Viper
Book of Burglary: Ensorcelled Hibernation
Book of Chaos: Discord
Book of the Dragon: Cause Fear
Book of Dreams: Ensorcelled Hibernation, Anguish
Book of the Earth: Leda's Liquefaction
Book of Flames: Inner Flame
Great Wizards, Vol. VII: Tukima's Dance, Yara's Violent Unravelling
Book of the Hunter: Sigil of Binding, Dimensional Bullseye
Book of the Moon: Silence
Book of Party Tricks: Jinxbite
Book of the Senses: Dazzling Flash, Silence
Book of Sloth: Leda's Liquefaction, Metabolic Englaciation
Book of Spectacle: Dazzling Flash
Book of Spontaneous Combustion: Inner Flame
Book of Touch: Confusing Touch
The Unrestrained Analects: Discord
Book of Weapons: Tukima's Dance, Dimensional Bullseye
Book of the Wilderness: Summon Mana Viper
Book of Winter: Metabolic Englaciation


See Also

Weapons Short BladesLong BladesRanged Weapons

AxesMaces & FlailsPolearmsStavesUnarmed CombatThrowing

Physical FightingArmourDodgingStealthShields
Magical SpellcastingInvocationsEvocationsShapeshifting
Spell Schools AirAlchemyConjurationsEarthFireHexesIceNecromancySummoningTranslocations