Talon of the Gryphon
Summer Magnitude 15
Performing the Ritual
Performing this ritual takes at least 2 minutes of roleplaying. This ritual targets a character, who must be present throughout. The target character must possess the weapon master skill.
This spell is an enchantment. A target may only be under one enchantment effect at a time.
In addition, the target experiences a powerful roleplaying effect; you feel strongly inclined to take immediate, bloody vengeance on anyone you think has wronged you, your friends, or your family. You also tend to suffer from a short fuse, and sudden attacks of savage temper.
The effect lasts until the start of the next Profound Decisions Empire event.
This ritual can affect additional characters from the same banner. Each additional character increases the magnitude by 11. Additional characters must be present throughout.
This ritual allows a warrior to strike devastating blows with a one-handed spear that penetrate all but the strongest armour, piercing flesh and shattering bone. It brings with it a strong urge to take righteous vengeance against those who have wronged the target, fanning feelings of wrath and anger. The enchantment is often associated with the eternal Hayaak, the Lord of Gryphons, who demonstrates a stormy temper and a strong sense of natural justice, revenge and an ability to hold grudges for a long period of time.
The spell is sometimes called Horn of the Unicorn, especially by the Navarr and those few Dawnish ritualists who know the ritual. It is also known as the Narwhal's Harpoon in Wintermark and as the Stance of Harnessed Wrath by the Urizen battle magicians who use it to allow their allied sentinels to deliver pin-point, devastating strikes
As an enchantment this ritual often involves giving the target a token or marking them or their weapon in some way. A toast may also be appropriate, especially one in which the target recalls their reasons for seeking the enchantment, or those who have wronged them in some way who will be made to pay (although many priests take a dim view of that kind of behaviour). This ritual often includes the use of the runes Verys or Feresh and invocations of gryphons, narwhals or unicorns.