|Aspect:||Earth / Necromancy|
|May Be Extended:||false|
|NPC Only Ritual:||false|
|Role Play Only:||false|
The Bountiful Harvest Ritual allows the Ritual Caster to create a ripple of magical energy which emits from the Circle of Power, causing a great increase in fruitful growth of all cultivated plant life in the Targeted Location at the time of casting. The range of this Ritual Effect is a 1 mile radius for every 5 Ritual Strength the Caster possesses (plus any Ritual Strength from additional casters).
Bountiful Harvest Effect is dependent on when during the year it was cast. If cast out of the growing season for an ecological region, there is no effect on the crops and harvests of the fields within the radius effect. If cast during the growing season, however, or while crops are being planted, the Ritual Effect lasts for the entire season until the crops and fields are harvested. Do note, that while in many regions farmers are able to rotate and grow two crops within a year, that second crop on a Target Field will not benefit from the Bountiful Harvest Effect unless a new Ritual is cast at that time. Plants affected by the Ritual Effect, if they are affected for the entire growing season, can provide up to triple the food they would normally harvest.
The Local Plot Committee will determine how much surplus is gained at harvest from Rituals cast after the crops have been sown, depending on game world factors such as time remaining until harvest, local weather patterns, etc. They will also determine what effects may occur, if any, if the Ritual is cast outside the growing season.
The Necromantic version of this Ritual, Blighted Crop, causes crops to sicken and wither within the radius of 1 mile for every 5 Ritual Strength the Caster possesses (plus any Ritual Strength from additional casters) extending from the Circle of Power. Crops that are blighted by this Ritual after they are planted will produce no food when sown. The Local Plot Committee will determine how much of an impact, combined with game world issues such as weather or time remaining to Harvest, the Blighted Crop effect will have on the food production of a Target Field.
Both versions of this Ritual end for individual fields when the crop is harvested and the radius effect ends when the first frost of Autumn (or the equivalent in alternate climates) touches the ground.
The Local Plot Committee should be notified in advance of the Ritual casting, so a proper experience may be supplied. Unless otherwise stated by the Plot Committee, this Ritual has no effect on non-cultivated plants (non-field or farmed) or animals in any way. A Bountiful Harvest Ritual will counteract a Blighted Crop Ritual and vice versa (neither will take further effect).
This Ritual requires 2 reagents as listed on the scroll.
This ritual can not be spellcrafted.