enchanter down

You’re in my arms and all the world is calm. The music playing on for only two.

A very rushed drawing for soriku day because to day was busy, but I desperately wanted to put something out today. I won’t let something as frivolous as an occupation get in the way of soriku day. nope.

Point of order about people freaking out about Suude containing residuum and the potential Brairwood/ziggurat tie-ins:

On twitter (like, a year ago?? What the fuck kind of long game Sam Rigel) Matt said that there are two sorts of drugs in Taldorei, a Druid sort of hallucinogenic drug (not relevant here) and Suude, which temporarily enhanced the user’s magical abilities and was made from residuum. Given that the residuum glass ziggurat in Whitestone is the only time the substance has come up in CR so far, there’s been a little bit of confusion.

Residuum in D&D is the product of breaking down magical enchantments, and also used in the creation of enchanted items. It’s not a common item, but in the same way highly priced diamonds aren’t common items: it’s even used as a light-weight currency at higher levels.

The stone around Whitestone contains very very faint traces of residuum, making it useful for enchanting. The ‘very very faint traces’ part is why it had to be processed into the highly concentrated very potent green glass form. The residuum glass, not that we’ve ever received stats for it, seems to be way the fuck more powerful than Residuum in it’s typical form, if significantly less versatile.

Suude in its consumable form is probably not rendered from Whitestone’s stone but any number of low-level enchanted items broken down and then cut with something to make it smokable.

Tl;dr I am still very worried about Scanlan Shorthalt, but there’s no reason to assume that Vechna has anything to do with his drug problem.

Sometimes I think about a mage Lavellan inexperienced with combat magic. Considering the need for Dalish mages to hide their power whenever the clan neared civilization, as well as their reliance on the knowledge of their keeper for training, it’s a reasonable assumption that Lavellan could initially be pretty clumsy when it came to fighting with magic.

….

Solas does not say anything about it, but an experienced eye might notice him casting simple spells in repetitive but still effective patterns. He smiles when Lavellan copies the first, and moves on to slightly more complex magics.

…..

Vivienne responds with a gentle nudge here and there. “That archer on the hill, would you freeze him? Thank you, my dear.” “I’ll handle those two, keep an eye on our dear seeker, she could use a barrier – ah, excellent timing, darling.”

An exquisite staff eventually shows up in Lavellan’s room with a note written in a neat and flowing hand: 

A gift from a courtier seeking to incur favor from me. A pity he did not think to inquire after my height. It should suit you better, my dear.

…..

Dorian puts his foot down after the second mistimed lightning bolt. “Oh but this is ridiculous,” he says. “Come visit me when we return to Skyhold." 

He proves to be an apt teacher, showing Lavellan how to throw a proper fireball off the battlements of Skyhold and instructing them of the perfect place to set an ice mine to catch even a (certain former) templar unawares. He offers them dozens of books on magical theory, bookmarks always placed at particularly relevant chapters.

One day he laughs, a little bitterly, as he is instructing Lavellan how best to utilize their new, perfectly sized, staff.  

"Dorian Pavus with an apprentice,” he remarks. “The things they would say in the Imperium … no, no, not like that! Maker are you trying to give me a headache?”

7

“Black for hunting through the night

For death and mourning the color’s white

Gold for a bride in her wedding gown

And red to call enchantment down.

White silk when our bodies burn,

Blue banners when the lost return.

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,

And to wash away our sins.

Gray for knowledge best untold,

Bone for those who don’t grow old.

Saffron lights the victory march,

Green will mend our broken hearts.

Silver for the demon towers,

And bronze to summon wicked powers.”

— Shadowhunter children’s rhyme

Black for hunting through the night

For death and mourning the color’s white

Gold for a bride in her wedding gown

And red to call the enchantment down.

White silk when our bodies burn,

Blue banners when the lost return.

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,

And to wash away our sins.

Gray for the knowledge best untold,

Bone for those who don’t grow old.

Saffron lights the victory march,

Green to mend our broken hearts.

Silver for the demon towers,

And bronze to summon wicked powers.

—  -Shadowhunter children’s rhyme (Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire)
Shadowhunter rhyme

Hi Cassie, I’m a huge fan of the Mortal Instruments. Naturally, like any other obsessive teenager, I know the first four stanzas to the children’s rhyme:


Black for hunting through the night
For death and mourning the color’s white
Gold for a bride in her wedding gown
And red to call enchantment down

But lately on Tumblr I’ve seen continuations of this song, and not knowing wether they are canon or just fan-made, I’m asking: what is the full canon version of the song?

— emperoruniverse

Black for hunting through the night

For death and mourning the color’s white

Gold for a bride in her wedding gown

And red to call enchantment down.

White silk when our bodies burn,

Blue banners when the lost return.

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,

And to wash away our sins.

Gray for knowledge best untold,

Bone for those who don’t grow old.

Saffron lights the victory march,

Green will mend our broken hearts.

Silver for the demon towers,

And bronze to summon wicked powers.

3

The Nymphs → The Lampades, the torch bearing nymphs of the underworld and the companions of Hecate in her night time revels and hauntings.

↳ "Black for hunting through the night.For death and mourning the color’s white. Gold for a bride in her wedding gown. And red to call the enchantment down. White silk when our bodies burn. Blue banners when the lost return
Flame for the birth of a Nephilim. And to wash away our sins. Gray for the knowledge best untold. Bone for those who don’t grow old. Saffron lights the victory march. Green to mend our broken hearts.Silver for the demon towers. And bronze to summon wicked powers” - Cassandra Clare, “City of Heavenly Fire”

Black for hunting through the night

For death and mourning the color’s white

Gold for a bride in her wedding gown

And red to call enchantment down.

White silk when our bodies burn,

Blue banners when the lost return.

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,

And to wash away our sins.

Gray for knowledge best untold,

Bone for those who don’t grow old.

Saffron lights the victory march,

Green will mend our broken hearts.

Silver for the demon towers,

And bronze to summon wicked powers

A Shadowhunter's Poem

Black for hunting through the night
For death and mourning the colour’s white
Gold for a bride in her wedding gown
And red to call enchantment down.
White silk when our bodies burn,
Blue banners when the lost return,
Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,
And to wash away our sins.
Gray for knowledge best untold,
Bone for those who don’t grow old.
Saffron lights the victory march,
Green will mend our broken hearts.
Silver for the demon towers,
And bronze to summon wicked powers.

            - A Shadowhunter Rhyme -

           

Black for hunting through the night

For death and mourning the color’s white

Gold for a bride in her wedding gown

And red to call enchantment down.

White silk when our bodies burn,

Blue banners when the lost return.

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,

And to wash away our sins.

Gray for knowledge best untold,

Bone for those who don’t grow old.

Saffron lights the victory march,

Green will mend our broken hearts.

Silver for the demon towers,

And bronze to summon wicked powers.