Spell preparation

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Various shops and NPCs may allow you to acquire the ability to cast using many different types of spell preparations. Some can be acquired through guild sects, others as a premium perk, or some simply just for coin. Most (if not all) of these preparations require a Magic Feat to use, and your character may only have up to 3 special preparations at a time. Listed below are the different types of special preparations along with their requirements and/or advantages.

See the PREPARE command for more information on changing your active spell preparation.

  • With the release of DragonRealms 3.0 it is necessary to learn Magic Feats to learn additional spell preparations.
  • Moon Mage sect preparations must be learned from the respective sect's representatives.

Basic Preparations

These are the default guild preparations. Which default spell preparation you get is determined at character creation and cannot be changed to one of the others.

You see Others See Guild
You begin chanting catechisms to invoke the [spellname] spell.
You begin chanting a mantra to invoke the [spellname] spell.
You begin chanting a prayer to invoke the [spellname] spell.
You begin chanting a psalm to invoke the [spellname] spell.
[player] bows his head and chants catechisms.
[player] bows his head and chants a mantra.
[player] bows his head and chants a prayer.
[player] bows his head and chants a psalm.
Cleric / Paladin
With calm movements you prepare your body for the [spellname] spell.
With meditative movements you prepare your body for the [spellname] spell.
With rigid movements you prepare your body for the [spellname] spell.
With tense movements you prepare your body for the [spellname] spell.
[player] assumes a calm stance, concentrating on something.
[player] assumes a meditative stance, concentrating on something.
[player] assumes a rigid stance, concentrating on something.
[player] assumes a tense stance, concentrating on something.
Empath / Ranger
You raise an arm skyward, chanting the equation of the [spellname] spell.
You raise your arms skyward, chanting the equation of the [spellname] spell.
You raise your head skyward, chanting the equation of the [spellname] spell.
You raise your palms skyward, chanting the equation of the [spellname] spell.
[player] raises an arm skyward, chanting.
[player] raises his arms skyward, chanting.
[player] raises his head skyward, chanting.
[player] raises his palms skyward, chanting.
Moon Mage
You mutter a foul-sounding phrase, preparing the [spellname] spell
You mutter blasphemies to yourself, preparing the [spellname] spell
You mutter incoherently to yourself while preparing the [spellname] spell.
[player] mutters a foul-sounding phrase.
[player] mutters blasphemies.
[Player] mutters incoherently.
Necromancer
You trace an angular sigil in the air, shaping the pattern of the [spellname] spell.
You trace a careful sigil in the air, shaping the pattern of the <spellname> Spell.
You trace a curving sigil in the air, shaping the pattern of the [spellname] spell.
You trace a geometric sigil in the air, shaping the pattern of the [spellname] spell.
You trace a hasty sigil in the air, shaping the pattern of the [spellname] spell.
[player] traces an angular sigil in the air.
[player] traces a careful sigil in the air.
[player] traces a curving sigil in the air.
[player] traces a geometric sigil in the air.
[player] traces a hasty sigil in the air.
Warrior Mage /Bard

Alternate Preparations

Requires the Alternate Preparations feat.

You see Others See Source
You make a careless gesture as you chant the words for the [spellname] spell. [player] makes a careless gesture as he begins an almost musical chant. Followers of Fortune's Path
You softly whisper the words for the [spellname] spell into the air. [player] whispers softly as his words are carried away by an errant breeze. Nomads of the Arid Steppe
You focus your sense of touch on the energies in the air while chanting the mantra for the [spellname] spell. [player] raises one hand in a sharp gesture, chanting an obscure mantra. Prophets of G'nar Peth
Smiling slyly, you murmur the words of the [spellname] spell. With a sly smile, [player] murmurs a tenebrous phrase. Progeny of Tezirah
You giggle to yourself as you move through the syncopated gestures that accompany the preparations of the [spellname] spell. [Player] giggles quietly as she moves through a series of syncopated gestures. Premium LTB
Darkly gleaming motes of sanguine light swirl briefly about your fingertips as you gesture while uttering the [spellname] spell. Darkly gleaming motes of sanguine light swirl briefly about [player]'s fingertips as he gestures while uttering an incantation. Premium LTB
A soft breeze surrounds your body as you confidently prepare the [spellname] spell. [player] deftly traces an arcane pattern as a subtle breeze begins to swirl around him. Premium LTB
You bring your hand slowly to your forehead as you begin chanting the words of the [spellname] spell. [Player] begins a gentle chant as he brings his hand calmly to his forehead. Premium LTB
You rock back and forth, humming tunelessly as you invoke the [spellname] spell. [Player] rocks back and forth, humming tunelessly. Premium LTB
You trace an intricate rune in the air with your finger, illusory lines lingering several seconds as you prepare the [spellname] spell. [player] draws a complex shape in the air, using her finger to etch illusory glowing lines that linger for several seconds. Premium LTB
You take up a handful of dirt in your palm to prepare the [spellname] spell. As you whisper arcane words, you gently blow the dust away and watch as it becomes swirling motes of glittering light that veil your hands in a pale aura. [Player] gathers some dirt in her palm. Whispering arcane words, she gently blows on the dirt, which disperses into swirling motes of glittering light that shroud her hands in a pale aura. Premium LTB
You begin reciting a solemn incantation, causing familiar patterns of geometric shapes to circle your hand as the [spellname] spell forms. [Player] begins reciting a solemn incantation, causing patterns of geometric shapes to circle her hand as her spell forms. Premium LTB
You adeptly sing the incantations for the [spellname] spell, setting the words to a favourite tune. [Player]'s eyes light up as he begins to intone a short, arcane melody Premium LTB
You steeple your fingers together and mutter an arcane phrase to invoke the [spellname] spell. Premium LTB
You perform a complex rotation of detailed gestures as you softly chant an invocation for the [spellname] spell. [Player] performs a series of detailed gestures as he chants softly. Premium LTB
You slowly crack your knuckles, focusing on the [spellname] pattern. [Player] slowly cracks his/her knuckles while taking a few deep, steady breaths. Premium LTB
You briskly utter a few sharp words in an arcane tongue, your mind bent to the task of preparing the [spellname] spell. [Player] utters a few sharp words in an arcane tongue. -
Icy blue frost crackles up your arms with the ferocity of a blizzard as you begin to prepare the [spellname] spell. Icy blue frost suddenly crackles up [player]'s arms with the uttering of several cold words! Spell Library
Heatless orange flames blaze between your fingertips as you prepare the [spellname] spell. [Player] utters a few arcane words and orange flames abruptly begin to blaze between his fingertips. Spell Library
Tiny tendrils of lightning jolt between your hands as you prepare the [spellname] spell. Tiny tendrils of lightning begin to jolt between [player]'s hands as he utters a few magical words! Spell Library
A hazy mist swirls up your arms like undulating waves as you prepare the [spellname] spell. Spell Library
Your eyes darken to black as a starless night as you prepare the [spellname] spell. With a few arcane words, [player]'s eyes darken unnaturally to a shade as black as a starless night! Spell Library
The wailing of lost souls accompanies your preparations of the [spellname] spell. The pained wailing of incorporeal voices accompanies [player's] spell preparations! Spell Library
Drawing yourself up to your full height, you recite the words of the [spellname] spell in an imperious, commanding tone. Standing tall, [player] raises her voice in a lofty chant. Spell Library
With a mnemonic tune in your mind, you trace out the symbols of the [spellname] spell. [Player] lazily waves her hand about as she quietly hums a catchy tune. Spell Library
Your skin briefly withers and tightens, becoming gaunt as the energies of the [spellname] spell begin to build up through your body. [player]'s skin briefly withers and tightens, becoming unnaturally gaunt as he mutters some foul phrase. Spell Library
You hastily shout the arcane phrasings needed to prepare the [spellname]spell and quietly follow them with "Truffenyi, aid me now." [Player] shouts out several arcane phrasings while tracing detailed patterns in the air Festival
With great force, you slap your hands together before you and slowly pull them apart, focusing your mind to the task of preparing the [spellname] spell. With great force, [Player] slaps his hands together and slowly pulls them apart as he prepares his spell. Festival
With no small amount of effort, you slowly recall the teachings of the [spellname] spell and begin its preparation. [Player] brow creases as she mumbles softly to herself, clumsily preparing a spell. Festival

Silent Preparations

These spell preparations are mechanically easier to hide.
Requires the Alternate Preparation feat and the Silent Preparation feat.

You see Others See Source
You direct your attention toward the heavens and trace the lunar sigils for the [spellname] spell in the air. [player] turns his gaze heavenward and traces a series of lunar sigils in the air. Celestial Compact
You raise one hand before you and concentrate on forming the [spellname] spell pattern. Eyes unfocused, [player] raises one hand before him in a studied gesture. Monks of the Crystal Hand
[player] spreads his hands apart, then brings them slowly together with fingers interlocked. Heritage House
You lick the tip of your finger and trace a sigil in the air, the design of the [spellname] spell showing just faintly enough for you to see. [player] licks the tip of one finger and traces a pattern in the air, as if painting upon glass. Festival
Entering a trance-like state, your hands begin to tremble as you prepare the [spellname] spell. [Player] seems unaware of his surroundings as his hands begin to tremble Premium LTB
Closing your eyes and concentrating intensely on the task at hand, you pore all your focus into the formulation of the [spellname] spell. Premium LTB
Eschewing motions and sound, you painstakingly focus your mind solely on creating the [spellname] spell pattern. Premium LTB
You feel a tension build up in your body as you bend your mind to preparing the [spellname] spell. Premium LTB
You raise your hand commandingly, bending your mind to preparing the [spellname] spell. [Player] raises one hand in a commanding gesture, grinning smugly. Premium LTB
Turning your focus solemnly inward, you allow the configuration of the [spellname] spell to spread across your skin as a shadowy design of fractals and geometric abstractions. An inky black configuration of fractals and geometric abstractions slowly creeps across [Player]'s skin. Spell Library
You produce an illusory coin and begin rolling it across your knuckles, focusing on the pattern for the [spellname] spell. [Player] produces a coin and begins rapidly rolling it across his knuckles. Spell Library
Images of streaking stars falling from the heavens flash across your vision as you quickly form the patterns of the [spellname] spell. [Player]'s eyes go distant as she quickly forms intricate patterns in the air. Festival
A nagging sense of desperation guides your hands through the motions of preparing the [spellname] spell as memories of falling stars and the hollow heavens flood your consciousness. A look of desperation quickly crosses [Player]'s features as he hastily makes the motions of preparing a spell. Festival
You deftly waggle your fingers in the precise motions needed to prepare the [spellname] spell while silently pleading with Huldah to take no interest in your current endeavors. [Player]'s fingers waggle in small, simple movements as he prepares a spell. Festival

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