However this time, we’re not talking about a school but rather the most sought after and dangerous spells of the lodge, the ones only the Black Rose can bestow as gifts to mages who prove their loyalty and worth.
Yes, we're talking about the Forgotten Spells.
The Forgotten Spells were created in ancient times when magic still had the upper hand over reason, when the mages - who would later become the founders of the Black Rose - enjoyed powers beyond all imagination, powers that modern-day mages can only dream of having... a dream that every now and then comes true.
The founders of the Black Rose created these extremely powerful spells, or, as some say, an unknown entity donated them in order that they be used to protect the lodge. Whichever the case, what we do know is that the founding fathers realised the extreme power of these spells and decided they were too dangerous to fall into the hands of just anyone.
So they entrusted them to the Black Rose, she that would decide who could use them. And so as not to succumb to temptation, they made sure they forgot them too, so that no-one would ever be able to reproduce them unless so desired by the Black Rose.
As you know, during a Black Rose War, a mage can enter their room and ask the Rose to give them superior knowledge to use one of the 10 forgotten spells. As you also know, the mage must sacrifice 4 of their spells to have the opportunity to draw 3 of the 10 forgotten spells and choose 1 to add to their hand.
It’s up to you to choose the right card for the deck you’ve built during the game... let’s take a look at a few of these Forgotten Spells!
“Devastation” strikes a room by inflicting 2 wounds on all models inside and converting 3 instabilities, or else all mages within two rooms will lose 2 power points, while you earn 2 power points for each mage struck.
“Bull-o” will allow you to evoke a powerful Minotaur, who will inflict one wound on all models in every room in which it moves, or else make 2 rooms next to the target room unstable, allowing you to take their token!
“Eviscerate” on the other hand will inflict 5 wounds on a model, ignoring the protection spells, or else kill any model that has suffered at least one wound.
All these Forgotten Spells are truly excellent if you’ve decided to concentrate on the Transmutation or Destruction schools, or in general if you’re focusing on collecting trophies or room tokens.
That’s all for this lesson, we’ll be back tomorrow with another update to reveal other Prohibited Spells that your mages will be dying to learn!
Stay tuned and spread the words!