Aspect: Earth
Base Difficulty: 4
Catalyst Required: None
May Be Extended: false
Base Duration: Times Ever
Casting Time: 5
Target Type: Item [Any], Spirit
Scroll Type: enchantment
NPC Only Ritual: false
Role Play Only: false

The Sacrifice Ritual allows the bearer of the Target Item or Spirit to expend a life from their own Death total to preserve the strength of another Spirit. To activate a Sacrifice Effect, the bearer must stand before the Greater Earth Circle (able to touch the Physical Representation) or be inside the Earth Circle containing the Target Spirit and use the verbal phrase, "I Sacrifice my Life for you". If more than one Spirit is present in the Circle, the wielder must identify which Spirit is the Target of this Ritual Effect.

A valid Target Spirit for the Ritual Effect is a character which has dissipated and is currently in a Greater Earth Circle of Power awaiting or undergoing resurrection. The Target Spirit within the Circle must have been inside the Greater Earth Circle no more than 30 minutes for the Sacrifice Effect to work - waiting longer than 30 minutes will cause an attempted Sacrifice to fail with No Effect. This Ritual Effect in no way gives the bearer the ability to determine how long a Spirit has been inside a Circle.

Once activated, the Target Spirit within the Circle immediately regains a physical body without the occurrence of a Death on their Card (and does not need to Draw from the Bag of Chance) and experiences the effects of a successful resurrection. The bearer who expended the Ritual Effect immediately dissipates, as if they had been the Target of a Killing Blow and their Death Count had completed, dropping all of their gear and in-game items as per the Death/Resurrection process, moving to a Circle to attempt resurrection following all standard rules for a resurrection (including drawing from the Bag of Chance and receiving the Death on their Card).

The protected Spirit of a Sacrifice Effect may not refuse the Ritual Effect unless they also have a Sacrifice Ritual on their Spirit. In response, the protected Spirit may counteract the bearers Sacrifice Effect with their own (both are expended). In such an event, the original protected Spirit will be able to undergo Resurrection as normal or, if the 30 minute window has not expired, receive additional Sacrifice Effects. The decision to counteract a Sacrifice Effect is an Out of Game decision of the player.

The Sacrifice Effect will not allow you to take the place of a character which has died due to a Player’s decision to avoid a Ritual Effect or as a result of any Ritual Effect which is defined as "Unavoidable" such as Obliteration. In addition, a Sacrifice will fail if attempted for a character who is on their "one last death" after pulling a Black Bead from the Bag of Chance.

A Target Spirit may have more than one Sacrifice Ritual cast upon them, each counting towards the twenty ritual maximum. The activating of a Sacrifice Effect, and its refusal, may be woven into the resurrection Story of the character(s) involved.

This Ritual requires 6 Reagents to cast as listed on the scroll.


This ritual can not be spellcrafted.