Geises & Curses
The Geis-of-Protection—The snippet of programming that makes the WuShi assign a fire-dragon to a NuliZhu as protector. In their insecurity, the NuliZhu hard-coded into the WuShi a geis-of-protection on any fire-dragon it could find which forced the dragon to protect the NuliZhu individual with its life. This geis creates an agony-of-compulsion until satisfied. The fire-dragons also call this the Curse-of-the-WuShi.
The-Dreaded-Geis—The curse-of-immolation. The Sisteren’s ultimate punishment reserved for the most violent crimes. Results in the complete immolation of the perpetrator.
Confrontation-by-Source—When two adepts go at it in a battle to the death.
Malison-of-the-Naja-Atra—a songspell that materializes a curse-cobra long enough to rise up and stare the victim in the eye. A forbidden songspell only the Keeper of the Curses would know.
The-Baneful-Chaos—The-Blasted-Sisters were a power-besotted sect of source-singers5,000-years in the past, who were corrupt, hedonistic, and practiced human sacrifice using black rituals and evil conjurations to enhance the purity of their dark arts. These practices were collectively called The-Baneful-Chaos. This became the moniker for the forces of lust, greed, and murder by life-force inhalation.
Summoning—Name-magic in the formal forms of the Long Shai of the Elder Dragons, used when someone wants to call someone forth. Like a geis, the named one must seek out the namer.
The Long Shai—Magical language of the dragons.
Flaming Pearl of Wisdom—Contains the race memory and wisdom of the Dragons of Orion.
Passing of the Pearl—Ceremony to coronate a new Imperial Sovereign.
Group Mind—Dragons telepathically combine their minds to effect an outcome across a group of people they wish to control. Also used for far-mind-speak across the solar system.
Song-of-the-Pentakulum — Sung by dragons to invoke a Pentakulum.
Chant-of-Quelling—Sung to toggle the Razing on the Pentakulum off and on.
Song-of-the-Sigil—What a high-adepts sings to create the Sigil-of-Opening.
Song-of-Secrets—Creates a zone of privacy.
Song-of-the-Voids—Sung in the Long Shai language of the Dragons., written by Alahna to find a hero by opening the Forbidden Gate. It causes the WuShi to generate a transdimensional-arc between the Pillars-of-Thoth at the Plaza-of-the-Forbidden-Gate.
Song-of-the-Healing — Sung to enhance healing. This is driven by the power of the WuShi’s connection to water. This songspell also calls chi or life-elixir into the recipient as a tonic or restorative.
Song-of-the-Winds — Wind-song to call on the Powers-of-Air. Wind-singers use their powers to call up breezes strong enough to propel wooden sailing ships upriver to Riverbend and to cross the ShenLan Sea.
Awakening — The Huan Long Shui Sisteren’s name for bringing the WuShi up into higher levels of consciousness.
Song-of-Successive-Deactivations—Used by high-adepts to sing the WuShi into lower and lower states of consciousness.
Emerald Katana—Eli’s sword made from the fangs of the emerald queen dragon. Imbued with dragon-magic along its surface, the almost imperceptible greenish aura from the sword flowed up Eli’s arm and surrounded his body.
Mind-lance — A dragon’s power-of-the-mind to control or kill.
Magic of the Huan Long Shui Sisteren
SijanPao — Also called a sphere-of-power or field-of-force. A Pao is a hollow sphere of time-shifted energy which the adept can spawn at will. Whether spawned or not, it parallels their life as a symbiote once initiated into the Huan Long Shui Sisteren by telepathically uniting her with the WuShi.
ShahRen — The weapon worn by the High Priestess of the Huan Long Shui Sisteren on her wrist to fire a bolt of blackfire at will.
Magicfire—Source-energy azure flamelets summoned forth from the body of an adept during SijanPao or songspell when they control and command source-magic.
Sigil-of-Opening—A key that is sung into existence and can open things otherwise locked in such a way as to never be opened.
Chant-of-Quelling—Sung to keep the adherents on the Pentakulum safe from the Razing.