Bright Eyes Gleam in the Depths
Day Magnitude 160
The magnitude of this ritual may fluctuate as the Empire expands or contracts.
Performing the Ritual
Performing this ritual takes at least 10 minutes of roleplaying. This ritual targets the entire Empire. It must be performed at the Imperial regio at Anvil. The ritual requires a map of the entire Empire which is used to harness and focus its power.
This spell is an enchantment. A target may only be under one enchantment effect at a time.
In addition, many inhabitants of the Empire experience odd incidents of deja vu and find themselves remembering things they had thought were forgotten, especially the location of lost items and things they have read or witnessed, often many years in the past.
The effect lasts until the start of the next Profound Decisions Empire event..
This old and dramatically powerful ritual enchants the entire Empire for a short time. It effects every mine resource in every region within the Empire. Much like Revelation of the Jewel's Sparkling Heart , the ritual is about helping miners to locate deposits of raw materials rather than creating substances out of nothing,
During a season when this ritual is in effect, there are increased incidences of people encountering Day regio, or the heralds of Day eternals. Indeed, the eternals of Day themselves seem to become more active after periods when this ritual is performed, and more interested in the activities of Imperial citizens. There is a superstitious belief that more merrow are born during this period, but there is no evidence for that. There is some anecdotal evidence that especially high-lineage merrow feel especially energized to pursue their goals during this period, but that is all.
This is a powerful ritual, and few covens can perform it by themselves. When this ritual has been performed in the past, it has often been achieved with the use of at least one Web of Celestial Attunement and with supplies of crystal mana from the Imperial Conclave. A coven that plans to perform it often spends several days in preparation, knowing that the eyes of the Empire are likely to be on them.
Symbols of divination and discovery are used throughout. The ritual is almost always performed under the open sky, in front of an audience - there is rarely any room for secrecy in a Day ritual of this magnitude. The map that is a central focus for the ritual is often carefully marked with ink or painted or inscribed with the runes of Day. it is usual for one or more of the ritualists to recite the names of the Imperial territories or even regions throughout the casting as a counterpoint to the ritual invocation.
Music is common, often gentle and carefully scored, to further counterpoint the invocation. The names of Day eternals may be used, but this is less common that invocations of popular historical characters from around the Empire, especially those whose stories are concerned with prosperity, wealth, engineering and planning.