World of Darkness: Mage - The Ascension by Onyx Path Publishing

By Onyx Path Publishing

I let you know this: we're Divinity.

Reality is ours to bend. To subvert. To command.
We have that strength – we all.

Not we all know what to do with it, or makes use of it well.
Most folks by no means observe simply what it's we're or how a lot we will do.

Those folks who do… good, a few of us are monsters.
Manipulators. Parasites. Tyrants. lovers.

And the remainder of us by no means see that monster in our personal replicate, basically within the reflections of these those who should not “us.”

Here’s the reality, notwithstanding: we're ALL “us.” we're ALL talented,

We can ALL swap the realm. so much folks stay asleep.

A blessed few wake up. Fewer nonetheless use that strength wisely.
And none with no results.

And so, fact is up for grabs. the place do you stand?

And will you Fall… or Ascend?

What’s in it?

• up to date profiles of the Council of 9 Traditions, the Technocratic Union, and the Disparate Crafts... with many unforeseen advancements.

• An epic background of magick and its factions.

• A compilation and explanation of crucial and not obligatory ideas, together with martial arts, autos, dangers, cybernetics, the Otherworlds, and much extra in addition to.

• Overviews of paradigms, practices and instruments - the focal point of your artwork.

• particular explorations of the epic innovations all in favour of Mage.

• Chilling seems to be on the Nephandi and Marauders.

• The 9 Spheres, plus their Technocratic variations.

• previous favorites and new faces from one of the woke up Ones.

• truth Zones, Paradox, Quiet, the "coincidental vs. vulgar magick" debate, and much, a ways more...

• New complete colour unique artwork via Michael William Kaluta, Echo Chernik, Steve Prescott, Christopher Shy, Larry MacDougall, and different vintage Mage artists, in addition to vintage B&W items conscientiously selected from the sooner variations.

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EDE: Extra-Dimensional Entity; an alien; a spirit. Eidolon: As noted above, the Technocratic view of an Avatar’s Essence. Empowerment: Realization of the power of an Enlightened mind and Inspired Science; in mystic terms, the Awakening. Also, a preferred term for what Reality Deviants call Ascension. enhancement: Artificial upgrades to an existing organic structure. ) Enlightened Anthropic Principle, the: Technocratic theory that human beings create the conditions of a humanbased reality through conscious and subconscious accord; in short, the belief that people – especially Enlightened people – create and maintain reality as we know it.

I’ve known mages who saw their Avatars as puffs of smoke, android servants, or voices in the air. Yes, they can even look like dogs. The form isn’t important. The function is. Chapter One: The Mage's Path 43 An Avatar guides its mage through the often painful process of Awakening. Sometimes, it’ll drag that mage kicking and screaming through nightmare streets. An Avatar, it’s been said, can be a teacher, a parent, a brute, or a lover. It’s both a master and a slave, with cruelty and kindness in its hands.

Inner Circle: The highest level of Technocratic command and control, from which all other elements of the Technocratic Union descend. a. technomagick. ) Iterator: Short for a member of Iteration X. Ivory Tower, the: The predecessor of the NWO; also, the apparent citadel of the Inner Circle… and thus, of established Technocratic leadership. Kamrad: Capitalized, the Socially Conditioned citizens of Iteration X; lower case, a common name for low-ranking citizens of all Conventions. lab rat: Scut-talk for a Technocrat who spends most or all of his life in a lab or Horizon Construct, far from the realities of the Front Lines.

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