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Assume Aspect (650) Update: Aspect of the Spider
Ahndo Maeza, last seen after the events two years ago that led to the release of the Assume Aspect spell, returned this evening with Sasheto, a member of an Imaeran organization known as the Keepers of the Earth.
Recent abnormal arachnid activity allowed the group to formulate an augmentation to the spell, through intensive study and blessings from Imaera.
Together, the two were able to release the fruits of the Keepers' labor, so that all could benefit from their devotional tribute.
The Assume Aspect spell has been updated with a new facet, the Aspect of the Spider. The aspect bestows a bonus to Climbing ranks, as well as some benefits when casting Web (118). When attempting to web an individual, the Target Defense (TD) of the target is reduced by 50, as opposed to the standard 25. When casting an area web, its duration and snare charges are both doubled.
The Climbing benefits follow the same scheme as skill boosts from other aspects: base 20, +1 at 2 ranks of Spiritual Lore, Summoning to a maximum of an additional +12 at 90 ranks. The Web benefits are not modified by lore training.
Assume Aspect (650): Owl Aspect Modification
One benefit of the recent enhancive changes and subsequent modifications to Assume Aspect allows for Rangers to regenerate spirit via the Owl aspect. While the added utility is a desirable one, the long-term magnitude of spirit regenerated was a bit over the top.
The aspect was therefore adjusted this evening to continue to provide the spirit gain, but to a slightly lesser degree. The first shift to Owl will still preserve the disparity between the Ranger's maximum spirit and current spirit (as it currently does). When the shift ends, the extra spirit will be maintained.
Subsequent shifts to Owl within a 10 minute period will only provide 1 spirit to the Ranger's current pool, which will be retained when the aspect ends.
Initial Owl Shift:
Ranger has 7/10 spirit.
Ranger assumes Owl, and is now at 9/12 spirit.
Owl aspect fades, leaving Ranger at 9/10 spirit.
Subsequent Owl Shift, within 10 minutes of the first:
Ranger has 7/10 spirit.
Ranger assumes Owl, and is now at 8/12 spirit.
Owl aspect fades, leaving Ranger at 8/10 spirit.
The health-gaining portions of the Bear aspect are unaffected by this modification.