Hechashiah of Barsafael, Lady Of Ancient Strength

She appears as a woman in crimson and white robes with one leg uncovered, or as a crimson and white sea serpent.

She is hidden truth, the subconscious, unconfessed primal emotions, and unknown strengths. Some wizards theorize that she underlies all the other decans; others believe that as wizards, philosophers, and scientists explore more of existence, her essence shrinks(or continues to create more unknowns).

  • History
  • Journeyman's Blessing
  • Know Fault
  • Locate
  • Locate Spares
  • Measurement
  • Predict Weather
  • Vision Of Luck

  • Read Memories
  • Read The Manual
  • Read Thoughts
  • Scry
  • See The True Face
  • Seek Beast

Aaneval of Belbel, Lord Of Despair And Cruelty

He occasionally appears as a man with the head of a raptor bird; other times, as a black dog; still others, as a man covered in fish or snake scales.

He energizes pain and torment, sharpness and shadow, shock and loss… many ghostly undead draw on Aaneval.

  • Astral Projection (also Yeichavah)
  • Banish
  • Command The Bodies Of The
    Dead
  • Doom (also Aniel)
  • Evil Eye (also Naber)
  • Ghost Sword
  • Malaise (also Livoyah)
  • Night Terrors
  • Weapon Blessing

Murmux of Buldumêch, Lord Of Wealth

He traditionally manifests as an old man leaning on a staff and wrapped in a woolen mantle.

He energizes wealth and treasure, giving gold its glitter and building stock-market castles in the air. Within his penumbra lie concepts as arcane as currency arbitrage and as basic as greed.

  • Embody
  • Empower
  • Fuel
  • Great Gas Mileage
  • Windfall (also Vevaliah)

Hokmiah of Marderô, Lord Of Sorrow

He appears as a man with a lion’s face, occasionally enthroned but more often pacing angrily with a whip.

He energizes rebellion against comfort and anger at injustice, as well as violent reaction born from fear of chaos. He also drives mutations, changes born of crisis, and the concept of the opportune disaster.

  • Charm Against Dark Beasts
  • Curse Mirror
  • Exorcise
  • Tirelessness

Kaliel of Alath, Lord Of Rest From Strife

He often appears as a fat man riding on a donkey and drinking wine. Other times, he manifests as an enormous, slumbering bull with the head of a man or a leopard.

He creates satiety, comfort, rest, the steady state, boredom, stagnation, and stasis, and may be crucial in the “damping out” of destructive energies where less-compatible aethyrs intersect.

  • Calm The Winds
  • Chaperone
  • Curse Sanctum
  • Dose
  • Dream Sanctum
  • Firecalm
  • Slumber (also Yeichavah)
  • Smooth Ride (also Vevaliah)
  • Soothe
  • Succor
  • Thicken The Walls Of The World

Livoyah of Tepsisem, Lady Of Loss

She appears as a middle-aged woman in red, a scarlet fire-sprite, or a swift horsewoman on a red horse.

She energizes both beauty and its loss, and thus to transience and impermanence; steady diminution rather than the catastrophes of Hokmiah.

  • Dream Visitor
  • Dreamwalk
  • Gentle Beast
  • Guise
  • Hallucination
  • Malaise (also Aaneval)
  • Perfect Appearance

Nelokiel of Nefthada, Layit Of Pleasure

They traditionally take on the guise of a well-formed sybarite on a richly caparisoned camel or in a luxurious tent.

They energize pleasure and delight — thrills physical and mental. They're often only perceptible at single, almost painfully perfect moments: the meadow under a rainbow, the first bite of steak, the second swallow of cognac. But their influence is in all those things forever.

  • Fertility
  • Love Charm (also Vevaliah)
  • Lust
  • Sterility
  • Unbearable Pleasure

Naber of Akton, Layit Of Illusionary Success

They appear in many guises: a blonde woman in red, a kneeling man in a fur robe, a carrion crow or a black crane, a red-eyed gryphon.

They energize decadence of the spirit or the self-created mutilation of soul, culture, or body. They instill corruption, debauchery, and the cruel and queasy joys of sin.

  • Evil Eye (also Aaneval)
  • Gremlins
  • Hand Of Glory
  • Hunter's Blessing
  • Liar's Charm
  • Machines Hate You
  • Suggestion
  • Summon The Hungry

Amael of Axiôphêth, Lady Of Oppression

She appears as a woman in an indigo robe seated on rocks. Occasionally she weeps; just as often, she has her foot on a man’s throat and her hand wrapped in his hair.

She may serve as another “anchor” for reality, empowering gravity, weight and mass, and forces holding things in place, often including oppression for its own sake.

  • Bind
  • Command Beast
  • Dream Shackles
  • Fetish
  • Reversion Of Form
  • Spirit Trap
  • Summon The Weighty
  • Transmutation Of Metals
  • Ward

Yeichavah of Anostêr, Layit Of Effort

They traditionally appear as a gray, blind ape, or as an enigmatic figure garbed in prismatic robes, their face hidden by a peacock fan. They take other forms at whim; many mages remain uncertain whether they have conversed with(or even summoned) Yeichavah.

Some mages theorize that Yeichavah, by definition, cannot exist. They comprise that which cannot be done or known — the impossible, the unnamable, the reverse face of knowledge and skill, the void preceding creation.

  • Astral Projection (also Aaneval)
  • Aura Reading
  • Journeyman's Curse
  • Obscurity
  • Perfection Of The Soul
  • Slumber (also Kaliel)
  • Summon The Unspeakable

Aniel of Hephesimereth, Layit Of Defeat

They walk with head down, wearing a dark red, shapeless, hooded robe. Only their hands emerge, holding an empty sack.

They are literally nothing. They imbue creation with defeat, emptiness, and loss. Pessimistic mages believe that eventually, every decan will fall into the sack of Aniel.

  • Cleansing
  • Cloud Memory
  • Dispel Ritual
  • Doom (also Aaneval)
  • Veil

Vevaliah of Akhouiy, Lady Of Abandoned Success

She appears as an attractive red-headed woman with her hair tied up in a black velvet band, or as a collie, a raven, or a large orange carp.

She energizes(if that’s the term) indolence, drift, ease, and luck — especially “dumb luck” or “fool’s luck.” Not stagnant like Kaliel, Vevaliah simply “goes with the flow”.

  • Fix Glitch
  • Gambler's Token
  • Ghost Shirt
  • Love Charm (also Nelokiel)
  • Loyal Item
  • Smooth Ride (also Kaliel)
  • Stroke Of Luck
  • Vitality
  • Weatherworking
  • Windfall (also Murmux)

Unique Rituals

Summon The Hungry

Effect Shaping
Path of Naber; 45 minutes.
Energy Accumulating
5 points.

This ritual works much like Summon, but it can only bring forth hungry ghosts in the buddhist mold. These beings are not especially powerful, but are easily bribed — which, of course, can be a drawback as much as an advantage.

As a significant modifier of 4(-4 on effect shaping rolls or +4 cost on energy accumulating), the caster can specify a particular type of hungry ghost — that is, what it hungers for. Otherwise, the GM chooses or rolls randomly, likely one of the common hungers: blood, corpses, fragrance, heat, music, poison, sex.

For a GURPS treatment of the japanese flavor of hungry ghost, the gaki, see G: Japan or G: Undead.

Summon The Weighty

Effect Shaping
Path of Amael; 30 minutes.
Energy Accumulating
4 points.

This ritual works much like Summon, but it can only bring forth an axiôphêthan, a "weighty being" that mediates the binding forces of the universe.

For the stats of a weighty being, start with the small earth elemental on p55, G: Magic; replace +1 ST with -3 ST, add +23 HP, add -2 Basic Speed, increase DR from 2 to 7, add Indomitable and Unfazeable.