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ArcanumSpace

Space is one of the ten Arcana of Mage: The Awakening, the Gross ruling Arcanum of Pandemonium. It commands both physical and metaphysical space, useful not only for travel and viewing distant events, but for erecting wards and determining the connections between things. Common applications of the Space Arcanum include teleportation, scrying, improving spatial awareness and manipulating the sympathetic connections between objects and/or people. Space governs the manipulation of distance, dimension, and scale. The powers granted by the Arcanum allow a mage skilled in its use to perform a wide range of abilities. Such a mage can instantaneously travel from one place to another with the use of portals and teleportation. One may view far-off locales by means of scrying, or create barriers to block scrying and any other remote senses or prevent teleportation into his demesne, or perform any number of other effects. This Arcanum is usually employed by Mastigos, as its of mobility and remote viewing are most useful in their perpetual intrigues.

Its associated summoning is the Imp and the Exarch that supervises it is the Eye. Within Astral Space, Space is incorporated through the Aeon Dahhak.

InfluencesEdit

Conjuration, dimension shifting, direction finding, spatial location, scrying, sympathy, teleportation, wards

Nature and PowerEdit

The Arcanum of Space is the Gross Arcanum of the Supernal Realm of Pandemonium, a realm from which the energies of the Arcanum of Mind also flow. Pandemonium is a place of strange dimensions. The realm like all its fellows is a place of far greater size than those completing their Awakenings see. Since, Pandemonium is essentially a prison, and the inmates are some of the craftiest creatures in existence. Upon crossing the Abyss a soul could easily flee into on of the other tunnels and escape their soul scourging. To counter this, Pandemonium uses a strange scale of space whereby all paths curve back upon themselves without ever appearing to turn. Try as they might a soul attempting to flee will always end up in the place the realm’s denizens wish them to be. Distance and dimension are more rigid in the Fallen World, and so the power of the Arcanum is weaker here, but it remains a valuable and powerful tool.

The Fallen World is colossal; most of the universe is made up of scattered objects flung across incomprehensible distances. Even the gulf between the Earth and the moon, the closest celestial body to our world, is so vast that it took three men traveling at speeds up to 24,544 mph four days to cross. Light, moves at 186,000 mile/sec, it’s the fastest thing in the universe but even it needs time to travel, The Sun is 93 million miles from Earth but it still takes the Sun’s light 8 minutes and 33 seconds to reach Earth. Earthly distances are nothing to sneeze at either; the Equator is 24,902 miles around. It takes a plane traveling at 655 miles per hour 38 hours to complete a round trip, and at these distances even radio transmissions suffer delays.

Small wonder such a discipline allowing these penalties to be negated is so popular amongst the Awakened. The first thing that springs to mind when looking at practical uses of this Arcanum is the annihilation of space. A willworker sufficiently versed in its use can cross even the vast tracts of space in an instant, as long as they have a sympathetic connection to the location. Another useful tool granted by the Arcanum of Space is the ability to observe actions or events from afar by means of a technique called scrying, with this power, a mage can spy on his rivals from well beyond striking distance, so a mage versed in this Arcanum can also raise barriers called wards that prevent supernatural spying or teleportation into a given area. The mage can appear and even do multiple tasks in multiple places at the same time. Its recommend learning the Arcanum of Time since space and time are parts of the same concept.

One can warp space in odd ways, allowing one’s close combat blows to strike targets at a distance, twist corridors so that they seem to stretch on forever, or even create pockets of space outside the universe to store objects for use or shelter from enemies. Last but not least, this Arcanum allows a mage to exploit Sympathy, allowing one’s spells cast as targets beyond sensory range a chance at success. Space is considered one of the more difficult arcana to learn, but most mages make the effort to become at least Apprentices of it in order to cast sympathetic spells. The principle of sympathy is simply that, magically speaking, "like affects like"; by establishing a connection with the target, a spell may be cast at any range, beyond the normal limit of the mage's senses. The strength of the connection greatly effects the efficacy of the spell: having only a description of the target is a weak link, making the spell possible but difficult; having a piece of the target (a chip of glass, a lock of hair) provides a very strong link. This is the reason mages use shadow names: not knowing the real name of a target makes it much harder to establish a strong sympathetic connection. Though it may seem counterintuitive, targets that are famous are more difficult to affect using sympathetic magic by dint of their "metaphysical weight": the sheer number of (albeit weak) connections such a target has to others makes establishing a strong one difficult.Template:Ref


Common PracticesEdit

Initiate (●)Edit

An Initiate of Space, can use the Mage Sight to detect warping and alterations to the fabric of local space (usually those caused by higher-level Space Mages, but also by natural phenomena like stars and black holes). One can gain the higher understanding of positioning, affording one greater accuracy or detection through means other than sight (in case one is blinded or otherwise vision-impaired). One can perceive in a 360 degree arc of vision or track the movements of an item one wishes to keep an eye on. Finally, he may detect the sympathetic connections between objects and creatures.

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION Rote Pool ASPECT
Angle Vision
197
GotV
view around corners
Covert
Correspondence
232
M:tA
sense sympathetic connection between two subjects
Wits + Occult + Space
Covert
Counterspell
123
M:tA
counter Space spells
Composure + Occult + Space
Covert
Finder
233
M:tA
locate object in area
Intelligence + Investigation + Space
Covert
Omnivision
233
M:tA
360 degree vision
Wits + Composure + Space
Covert
Spatial Awareness
233
M:tA
Mage Sight
Intelligence + Occult + Space
Covert
Spatial Map
233
M:tA
sense locations of nearby objects
Intelligence + Occult + Space
Covert

Apprentice (●●)Edit

An Apprentice of Space gains the ability to remotely observe a location with all their senses without being detected themselves, using a process called scrying and may combine another spell with this to interact with objects on the other side of the viewing window. One can bestow one’s perception of alterations in the fabric of space upon others. One can conceal one’s sympathetic connections from magical sight, and can step through spatial doorways created by others, but cannot alter their destination. One may warp space in small localized portions to direct attacks away from oneself and create barriers, called wards, against Space magic, hindering or outright stopping attempts made by others to scry, teleport, or send messages into a warded area.

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION ROTE POOL ASPECT
Apportation
234
(x)
M:tA
teleport small objects
Dexxterity + Investigation + Space vs. Composure
Covert
Astral Beacon
Mind 2
71
TotM
create signpost in Astral Realms
Intelligence + Occult + Mind
Covert
Bestow Spatial Awareness
234
M:tA
grant Mage Sight
Manipulation + Investigation + Space
Covert
Conceal Sympathy
234
M:tA
prevent others sensing your sympathetic connection
Composure + Subterfuge + Space
Covert
Follow Through
234
(x)
M:tA
activate latent Portal
Wits + Investigation + Space
Vulgar
Intrusion Warning
198

GotV
determine entries or exits from area
Covert
Locate Source
Matter or Prime or Death or Life 1; opt Time 1
204
Myst
determine locations of significant events in history of target
Covert
Moving Target
Time 2; opt Prime 2
198
GotV
track past movements of target
Covert
Scrying
235
M:tA
remotely view location
Intelligence + Investigation + Space
Covert
Sympathetic Tap
195
SotT
determine when a Sympathetic connection is active
Covert
Track Projectile
opt Time 2
185
AA
determine origin and path of a projectile
Covert
Untouchable
235
M:tA
Shielding
Wits + Occult + Space
Covert
Ward
236
M:tA
prevent Space magic from intruding
Resolve + Occult + Space
Covert

Disciple (●●●)Edit

Disciples of Space are now allowed to bestow their defensive spatial warping upon another. One my create portals, spatial doorways that allow the mage to travel anywhere one can think of in the Material Realm. One may now bar certain types of object selected, with criteria as broad or specific as it pleases one to give, from entering one’s wards. One may use scrying on multiple places at once. One may create sympathetic connections between objects, or destroy them. Finally, one gains the power to warp space around him in ways specific enough to allow him to perform close quarters attacks at range.

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION ROTE POOL ASPECT
Avoidance Tactics
236
M:tA
grant Shielding
Wits + Occult + Space
Covert
Ban
Any 1-5
237
M:tA
prevent associate Arcana from intruding
Resolve + Occult + Space
Covert
Destroy the Threads
237
M:tA
destroy sympathetic links
Strength + Investigation + Space
Covert
Double Shape
143
TotM
item crafting, allow two objects to alternate in a spatial pocket
Intelligence + Crafts + Space
Covert
Duplicate Sympathy
194
SotT
assume Sympathy of another, or grant others your Sympathy
Covert
Expanded Volume
199
(x)●
GotV
make the inside of a container larger
Vulgar
Eyes of the Building
61

L:tA
be aware of everything inside a structure
Covert
Hostile Space
Mind 2
211
Summ
create "static" for denizens of a given realm, impeding their actions
Covert
Instill Elusiveness
140
TotM
item crafting, defense
Intelligence + Crafts + Space
Covert
Instill Homing Instinct
144
●●●●●(5)
TotM
item crafting, defense
Intelligence + Crafts + Space
Covert
Interpose
186
(x)
AA
receive an attack meant for another
Covert
Maintained Sympathy
28
AR
designate items to carry into Astral Space
Covert
Multispatial Perception
237
M:tA
perceive multiple locations simultaneously
Intelligence + Investigation + Space
Covert
New Threads
237
M:tA
strengthen sympathetic links
Manipulation + Occult + Space - Composure
Covert
Portal
238
(x)●
M:tA
open a Portal between two locations
Manipulation + Investigation + Space
Vulgar
Ranged Blow
238
(x)
M:tA
transfer a strikes effect to a distance
Strength + Investigation + Space
Vulgar
Repel
Any 1-5
186
(x)
AA
create a mobile Ban by Combining with other Arcana
Covert
Summon Supernal Being
73
Summ
(Mastigos only) call an Imp from Pandemonium, with difficulty
Covert
Walls in the Labyrinth
Fate 2, Time 2, Prime 1-5
12
LoP
add a Wall with active hostile effects to a Ward
Unlisted

Adept (●●●●)Edit

An Adepts of Space are granted the ability to instantaneously disappear from one place and appear in another, without the use of a portal. One can create keys for his portals; certain objects, traits, phrases or gestures that allow access to the doorways one makes barring anyone without the key from passing through. One can appear in many locations at once, though only one such body at a time may interact with anything. One may wrap one’s opponents in spatial threads that prevent them from moving. One’s powers allow one to create small featureless extra dimensional spaces which one can use as refuge, resting place, or with another spell at this level, storage compartment.

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION ROTE POOL ASPECT
Arcade
22
(x)●
RotE
open multiple Portals simultaneously
Vulgar
Astral Reaches
28

AR
allow Space magic to be used between layers of Astral/Fallen
Covert
Co-Location
239
(x)●
M:tA
exist in multiple locations simultaneously
Intelligence + Investigation + Space
Vulgar
Ephemeral Co-Location
Spirit 3 and/or Death 3/5; opt Mind 3
211
Summ
Co-Locate on opposite side of Gauntlet
Vulgar
Look Within the Gauntlet
Spirit 3
62
Summ
look inside the barrier between worlds
Vulgar
Pocket Realm
239
(x)●
M:tA
create an area that exists outside space
Dexterity + Investigation+ Space
Vulgar
Portal Key
240
M:tA
restrict access to a Portal
Resolve + Occult + Space
Covert
Safe Keeping
240
(x)
M:tA
move item to a pocket in space
Dexterity + Investigation + Space
Vulgar
Shatter Space
Fate 2
72
(x)●
TotM
divide area into fractured spatial cells
Intelligence + Subterfuge + Space
Vulgar
Suspension
240
(x)●
M:tA
bind a target into their current location
Wits + Investigation + Space
Vulgar
Teleportation
241
(x)●
M:tA
teleport to a location
Intelligence + Occult + Space
Vulgar

Master (●●●●●)Edit

Masters of Space gain the power to warp dimensional axes to create areas of impossible dimensions; a hallway can be made to stretch out for miles, though its in a building only thirty or forty meters across, or every exit in the is made to lead back to its foyer. One can create a pocket of sub-space which technically exists within the real universe but can only be reached by taking specific and very strict routes and paths. One may warp space to allow two locales to exist within the same area of space without interacting with each other, or one can force them to interact, usually in a violent manner as their Patterns interfere with each other and push themselves apart.

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION ROTE POOL ASPECT
Dimensional Axis
241
(x)
M:tA
stack multiple locations
Intelligence + Investigation + Space
Vulgar
Hide Space
242
M:tA
distort space around an area
Intelligence + Investigation + Space
Covert
Labyrinth
242
(x)
M:tA
mutate space freely in area
Intelligence + Occult + Space
Vulgar
Manifold Presence
Life 4/5; opt Matter 5 and/or Mind 1/3
242
(x)
M:tA
co-locate with free acting
Intelligence + Occult + Space
Vulgar
Oubliette
Forces 3, Mind 4, Time 4
243
(x)●
M:tA
force target into subspace torture cell
Intelligence + Occult + Space
Vulgar
Phased Strike
Matter 3/4/5
187
(x)
AA
pass weapon through mundane armor
Vulgar
Shrink/Expand
Life 2/3/4 or Matter 2
243
(x)●
M:tA
alter size, but not mass
Intelligence + Crafts + Space (objects) or
Intelligence + Medicine + Space (living things)
Vulgar
Worlds Collide
244
(x)●
M:tA
overlay two locations violently
Resolve + Investigation + Space vs. Stamina + Gnosis
Vulgar

Imperial PracticesEdit

Archmasters are rare but not unheard of. They don’t follow the same rules as the other ranks. Archmasters become Avatars of the Arcanum they studied, living embodiments of the Watchtower their power comes from. They become conduits for power and are no longer barred from their power by the Abyss and so aren’t subject to Paradox. They take on the physical characteristics of their Arcanum. They should be addressed as Arcs (i.e. an Arc of Death). Archmasters can cast all the spells from Initiate to Master, without using any Mana, and in any preferred duration. They effectively gain the powers of a God, including limited immortality (e.g. they stop getting older, and become immune to all diseases), but they’re still human beings and as such can be killed just like anybody else should they become careless. They still suffer penalties of their Inferior Arcanum; a mage can’t over come that until he/she has become an Arc of that inferior Arcanum. Archmasters no longer belong soley to the planet of their birth; they become citizens of the cosmos, so their concerns must move beyond their home planet to the wider Universe.

Archmasters of Space are the hardest to find. This is in part because if they are ever located it’s because they wish to be. An Archmaster knows where everything in the universe is located, even if they’ve never been there; from the furthest stars to the closest electrons, the most massive black hole to the most microscopic germ. It’s all in the back of their minds; all they need to do to is reach into their imagination and pull it out. If they combine Space with Prime they can create Chantries, demesnes outside the known universe where an Archmaster can meditate without distraction. They can ignore the rules of sympathy, because they can go anywhere in the Tellurian, can scry, ward, or strike at anyone as spatial defenses fail to hinder them. With effort, they can create a True Name for themselves, rendering them immune to magical targeting via identity. An Arc of sufficient skill and power can stand at the Oroborus and teleport back and forth across the gulf of the Abyss, all the way to the Supernal Realms.

Archmastery 6 (●●●●● ●)Edit

Bypassing Mage Armor or other defensive magics by automatically probing for weak points.

Doorways that lead to different places for different people. Self-repairing wards. Bans that do not require every excluded thing to be spelled out, but which operate on the intuitive wishes of the caster.

Archmastery 7 (●●●●● ●●)Edit

Claim an unoccupied Chantry, incorporating it into the caster’s soul. “Adoption” of orphaned sub-souls using the Arcanum used in their creation. Create an Artifact that casts spells of the Arcanum. Create a Demesne of the Arcanum. Create or alter Legacies with attainments based on the Arcanum. Create Proximi with spells of the Arcanum as powers. Alter whether the targeted Arcanum is Ruling, Common or Inferior for a targeted mage. Alter how many spells of the Arcanum a mage may maintain spell control over, or how they affect spell tolerance. Alter the spell factors, target and other details of a spell of the Arcanum.

Alter the laws of sympathy, changing the defi nitions of degrees of sympathy to or from the target. Grant the ability to Teleport or change how distance applies to thetarget. Create pocket-realms by changing the relationship between a location and space.

Removal of a Legacy with attainments based on the Arcanum. Removal of a supernatural ability governed by the Arcanum (such as Mind to remove a vampire’s ability to use the Dominate Discipline). Dispelling an Imperial Spell cast using the Arcanum. Removing a mage’s ability to use the Arcanum. Destruction of an Artifact based on the Arcanum.

Removing the interaction between a target and the laws of sympathy. Binding a target to a location forever by removing their ability to move to another one. Sealing a location away from the rest of the world by removing how it interacts with its surroundings.

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION ROTE POOL ASPECT
Imperial Dispellation
38
IM
dispel Imperial Space spells
N/A
Unlisted
True Name
38
IM
prevent sympathetic links
N/A
Unlisted

Archmastery 8 (●●●●● ●●●)Edit

Create a Chantry rooted in the material world. Create an Ochema that lacks the Imperial Practices or possesses archmastery of the Arcanum used. Create a portal to the Supernal Realm that has the Arcanum used as a Ruling Arcanum.

Overlap a location with a Chantry, adding an additional Seed and causing the Chantry to become a combination of the multiple areas.

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION ROTE POOL ASPECT
Proxy
39
IM
create living sub-souls
Unlisted

Archmastery 9 (●●●●● ●●●●)Edit

NAME OTHER ARCANA PAGE REQ SOURCE DESCRIPTION ROTE POOL ASPECT
Transfiguration
39
IM
gain complete control over the Arcana
Not listed

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