Piercing Light of Revelation
Day Magnitude 2
Performing the Ritual
Performing this ritual takes at least 2 minutes of roleplaying. This ritual may target any single creature, item or effect that is present throughout. It may target any enchantment on a resource, region or territory within the Empire if performed using the Anvil regio. It may target any enchantment on a resource, region or territory outside the Empire with the use of a strong Day regio in the same region or territory.
This ritual pierces and drives away obfuscation and deception. It has a number of functions.
- It opens a night pouch. The night pouch is destroyed in the process.
- It will allow an enchanted night pouch created with the Secrets for the Shadow Courier ritual to be opened provided that Piercing Light of Revelation is performed at a magnitude equal to or greater than that ritual. The pouch is destroyed in the process.
- It will permanently remove the enchantment created by any obfuscation or concealment created by a Night ritual provided that Piercing Light of Revelation is performed at a magnitude at least twice that of the target enchantment.
- It may permanently remove a curse that creates obfuscation or concealment. The magnitude should be at least twice that of the target curse.
You may increase the magnitude of the ritual in order to pierce more powerful rituals of concealment.
This ritual is primarily used for forcing open night pouches. It is quite effective at overcoming the magic of an incantation, but finds it harder to force open the more durable pouches created by Secrets for the Shadow Courier. The ritual will also destroy the effects of more powerful rituals that create concealing or obfuscating enchantments, but the ritual must be performed with overpowering strength - the magnitude must be double that of the target ritual, or the Piercing Light of Revelation fails.
In most cases, the Piercing Light of Revelation is used for destroying night pouches; it is rarely as effective to remove a concealing enchantment as it is to simply force one's way past it using a divination. Exceptions exist - rituals that create durable concealments are generally only pierced by divination for a short time, and there are some such as Vale of Shadows that need to be removed before the target resource can be conquered.
This ritual often includes some combination of fire, light, mirrors and the rune Ophis, representing the evocation of overpowering might.