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Old 11-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default path/book fetish duration

In the spirit magic (path/book) system, I can make a magic item with the Fetish ritual: Summon a spirit, Bind it, then trap it in the object. The penalty is pretty steep, at -16 for a wimpy spirit with ST and HT 8, harder otherwise, especially considering that the max bonus from extra time, sacrifice, and symbolic connections is +15.

If the fetish is broken, the spirit is released, but what's the duration otherwise? Potentially permanent, or must you also soak a penalty based on how long you want it to last (-9 for a year)? In other words, is the intent to make fetish creation nigh impossible for a single caster?

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Old 11-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: path/book fetish duration

As far as I can tell, it lasts as long as the object does.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: path/book fetish duration

In Desolation Road it created a permanent item. Permanence is the difference between a Talisman and a Fetish, so I think it's built into the ritual. Another way to look at it is that the ritual isn't powering the item, the spirit is.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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Thanks both. That was my impression, but it didn't seem explicit. -GEF
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