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Shikigami Invocation Restrictions

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Are there restrictions on invocations that can be applied to shikigami? I couldn't see anything but might have missed it.

Fire example, looking at the Preserver, at rank 5 giving all of your lil buddies [Ever Changing Waves] could net you (assuming you take their 1/scene action) 6 ki-rin, or 6 air kami. If you got opps on creation then you boost theology to (potentially) access sil 4.

They aren't flesh, (and at base are solely 0) but they are made from a part of yourself, so not sure if that would work. But having an origami turtle turning into a giant Earth elemental seems like it could be fun.

I'm sure there's a few others that might be ridiculous(ly fun), but that's one that jumped out to me. It's also end game type stuff so it might measure out with other high rank/mastery from other schools.

 

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Moreover, can you cast invocations while under the effects of Ever Changing Waves? It says you maintain your own mental/spiritual stuff, so maybe? If you're still human and it's your shikigami, could you still use your action to trigger an imbued invocation? Or does it lose the imbued effects when it shapeshifts?

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You seal the chosen invocations into the Shikigami. You loose access to the sealed invocations until that Shikigami dies or is otherwise unmade. A Preserver could only seal Ever-Changing Waves (or other individual invocation) into one Shikigami at a time. A rank 6 Preserver can have up to 7 Shikigami but each Shikigami can not share any invocations.

The Shikigami counts as the caster of the invoccations that are sealed within and they use their creator's Composition skill in the place of theology when casting.

On 3/28/2019 at 8:03 AM, Arolem said:

They aren't flesh, (and at base are solely 0) but they are made from a part of yourself, so not sure if that would work. But having an origami turtle turning into a giant Earth elemental seems like it could be fun.

This is easier done with the Rise, [Element] invocations, but sealing Ever-Changing Waves is a good way to make functional doppelgangers of people, animals or other creatures instead of spending 3 opps when creating them.

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1 hour ago, Ultimatecalibur said:

You seal the chosen invocations into the Shikigami. You loose access to the sealed invocations until that Shikigami dies or is otherwise unmade.

Ah, that would be a detail I completely missed on my read. Was thinking that sealing shikigami was akin to making a ward, in that you still had access to the invocation.

Thanks for the clarification.

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