Spring Magnitude 10
Performing the Ritual
This spell is an enchantment. A target may only be under one enchantment effect at a time.
At the start of the next event the target forest provides 77 rings and six drams of herbs (two drams of True Vervain and one dream each of Bladeroot, Imperial Roseweald, Marrowort and Cerulean Mazzarine). This is in addition to the materials it would normally provide.
The effect lasts until the start of the next Profound Decisions Empire event.
If the owner of the resource does not attend the next event, then the additional production provided by the resource is still added to that character's inventory.
This ritual can affect additional forests in the same territory. Each additional forest increases the magnitude by 8. The character who controls each forest must be present throughout the ritual.
This ritual is popular with the Navarr, but sees use across the Empire, supplementing the special materials harvested from a forest. It unleashes a torrent of Spring energies within the forest, encouraging the growth of young trees while fallen timbers quickly mulch into compost and erupt into fresh saplings. Fine wood and other luxuries harvested from the enchanted forest result in increased revenue for the one who controls it, and a variety of valuable healing herbs are also gathered over the coming months.
The ritual also has positive effects on the health of many animals in the area, especially insects and similar creatures such as moths and butterflies, or the creatures that feed on them. Additional revenue might thus even come from the sale of honey, beeswax, fur or meat as well as silk, valuable plants, fruit and wood.
Rampant Growth does nothing to increase the amount of the mysterious special materials that can be gathered from a forest - rituals such as Verdant Bounty of the Twilight Bayou are much more effective in that regard. Rather the ritual is designed to increase the versatility of the forests it is used to enchant, rewarding their owners with wealth and with new goods to use or sell.
The ritual encourages hardy growth of plants. Ritual performances often include the evocation of the rune Bravash or the constellation of The Fountain. Hearth magics and symbols associated with health and Prosperity are also commonly evoked, such as shedding small amounts of blood or offering a cup or bowl of wine or mead to the targets.