Song of Power (1018)

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Song of Power (1018)
Mnemonic [POWERSONG]
Duration As long as the Bard is singing the song
Utility Magic
Bard Base Spells
Holding Song (1001) Attack
Vibration Chant (1002) Attack
Fortitude Song (1003) Defensive
Purification Song (1004) Utility
Lullabye (1005) Attack
Song of Luck (1006) Utility
Kai's Triumph Song (1007) Offensive
Stunning Shout (1008) Attack
Sonic Shield Song (1009) Utility
Song of Valor (1010) Defensive
Song of Peace (1011) Utility
Sonic Weapon Song (1012) Utility
Song of Unravelling (1013) Utility
Sonic Armor (1014) Utility
Song of Depression (1015) Attack
Song of Rage (1016) Attack
Song of Noise (1017) Utility
Song of Power (1018) Utility
Song of Mirrors (1019) Defensive
Traveler's Song (1020) Utility
Singing Sword Song (1025) Utility
Song of Sonic Disruption (1030) Attack
Song of Tonis (1035) Defensive
Troubadour's Rally (1040) Utility


Song of Power causes the bard to become a moving mana node, thereby increasing the mana regeneration rate of anyone in the caster's group. Specifically, the 'off node' mana recovery is set to what characters would have on a node while the on-node recovery rate increases from 25% to 30% of max mana expressed as trunc (max mana * 0.3).

However, be warned that the song can be very volatile if sung too long. Many suggest to stop the song after a few song renewals and then restart it.

Renewal Cost

15 MP

Given the high renewal cost compared to casting the Song anew, Bards will find this a prime candidate for stopping before renewal in order to avoid any multi-song penalty.

Messaging

Cast
You feel completely in touch with the flows of mana.
As you sing, you feel the mana around you begin to swirl and move with a subtle grace.
Renewal
You struggle to maintain control of the flows of mana.
The mana around you continues to gracefully swirl and move.
Renewal Failure
You struggle in vain to maintain the flows of mana as they break free from your control!

An uncontrolled vortex of mana rages in the air above you!
You are caught by the vortex!
   ... 40 points of damage!
   Head reduced to a charred stump.
Expiration
The mana around you slowly returns to its natural state.

Interaction with Mana Focus (418)

Utilizing this spell with Mana Focus (418) simultaneously will increase the chance of chaos when manipulating mana.

When the following message appears, stop singing Song of Power immediately or risk getting a rank 3 head/nerve critical with high likelihood of death.

As you sing, you feel the mana around you begin to fold and shift in a sudden chaotic frenzy!

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