Nalfein Black Rose Deck

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Made popular by the Nalfeins, the Black Rose Deck is a series of incredibly thin wooden placards that form a deck of cards. They were first mentioned in the Elanthian Divination Guide, but appeared on Caligos Isle during the 5118 Ebon Gate Festival.

A tier 1 deck was found in the T4 games feeder.

A tier 3 deck was found in the T5 games feeder.

A tier 4 deck was found in the jackpot feeder.

Analyze

You analyze your rose-painted deck and sense that the creator has provided the following information:

Welcome to the Nalfein Black Rose Deck.
Details on Divination in Elanthia and about the Nalfein Black Rose Deck can be found by visiting:
Divination: A Comprehensive Guide
The deck has access to the following verbs:
Draw, Look, Shuffle, and Turn.
It is Tier 1 of 4.

Customizations are possible on the deck.  You can design the look of the cards anyway that you would like, however, the individual painted designs within will always be the same.  You may also change the border on each card provided it makes sense in the sentence and includes the word border, trim, or some synonym.

You get no sense of whether or not the deck may be further lightened.

Verb Traps

TIER VERB FIRST THIRD
Tier 1 LOOK Gazing thoughtfully at a black rose-painted deck, you realize that you are prepared to start a reading using the Path of Time spread. No cards have been drawn at this time.
Gazing thoughtfully at a black rose-painted deck, you realize that you are prepared to start a reading using the Path of Relations spread. No cards have been drawn at this time.
(Nalfein Only)
LOOK - 1 Card Drawn (Time Spread) Gazing thoughtfully at a black rose-painted deck, you realize that you are ready to continue a reading using the Path of Time spread. You have drawn the "Calamintha" card in the "Past" position and no other cards.
LOOK - 2 Card Drawn (Time Spread) Gazing thoughtfully at a black rose-painted deck, you realize that you are prepared to finish a reading using the Path of Time spread. You have drawn the "Calamintha" card in the "Past" position, the "Glowbark" card in the "Present" position, and no other cards.
LOOK - 3 Card Drawn (Time Spread) Gazing thoughtfully at a black rose-painted deck, you realize that you have recently completed a reading using the Path of Time spread. You have drawn the "Calamintha" card in the "Past" position, the "Glowbark" card in the "Present" position, and the "Bay" card in the "Future" position.
TURN Clicking your fingertips upon the back of the deck, you turn over the possible options for a reading. Perhaps the Path of Relations spread with its three cards would be the right fit. Clicking her fingertips upon the back of the deck, XXXX seems to be lost in deep thought.
SHUFFLE Cupping your left hand under the broad side of your rose-painted deck, you slowly pull cards from the back of the grouping and gently seesaw them into the cards at the center. You continue this for several moments to ensure a thorough mixing of the deck. Cupping her left hand under the broad side of her rose-painted deck, XXXX slowly pulls cards from the back of the grouping and gently seesaws them into the cards at the center. XXXX continues to do this for several moments, ensuring a thorough mixing of the deck.
DRAW Pulling the top card on the deck, you slowly turn it over and briefly present it for all to see. The decorative placard has a labyrinthine border comprised of thorny vines laden with unfurling black roses, while the center colorfully displays the image of a stalk of drooping lavender calamintha. After a brief moment, you flip the card back over and place it at the bottom of your rose-painted deck. Pulling the first card of the deck, XXXX slowly turns it over and presents it for all to see. The decorative placard has a labyrinthine border comprised of thorny vines laden with unfurling black roses, while the center colorfully displays the image of a stalk of drooping lavender calamintha. After a brief moment, she carefully adds it to the bottom of her deck.
Tier 2 PUSH BEFORE WAVE:You trace the design on the back of your deck, your fingers gliding over the smooth surface.

AFTER WAVE: You slide your cards together into the deck, hiding their painted faces.

BEFORE WAVE:Xxxxxxx traces the design on the back of his deck, his fingers gliding over the smooth surface.

AFTER WAVE: Xxxxxxx slowly slides his cards together into the deck, hiding their painted faces.

WAVE Holding the base of your deck with your right hand, you slowly fan your cards out in a colorful arc. Holding the base of his deck with his right hand, Xxxxxxx slowly fans his cards out in a colorful arc.
Tier 3 TILT Clasping the deck in one hand, you deftly tilt the cards and, using your thumb, separate half of the stack. With nimble fingers, you slip the bottom cards over the top in one smooth motion that lays the entire black rose deck flat in your palm once more. Clasping the deck in one hand, Xxxxxxx deftly tilts the cards and, using his thumb, cuts the stack in half. With grace and nimbleness on his side, he slips the bottom cards over the top in a single, smooth motion that lays the entire black rose deck flat in his open palm.
TICKLE Placing your thumb on the top corner of your deck, you slowly draw it back and riffle the cards. Placing his thumb on the corner of his deck, Xxxxxxx slowly draws back and riffles the cards.
Tier 4 FLIP Patiently shuffling your cards, you randomly flip one to reveal a wave-shaped bough of bright white tuberose trapped within a greyscale border of tangled vines and tightly furled rosebuds. As you slip the painted placard back into the deck, you easily recollect that it has a meaning of "Dangerous pleasure. Patiently shuffling his cards, Xxxxxxx randomly flips one to reveal a wave-shaped bough of bright white tuberose trapped within a greyscale border of tangled vines and tightly furled rosebuds. He slips the painted placard back into the deck with nimble fingers
GAZE As you gaze at the deck, you begin to remember your training and practices. Using the Path of Time spread for a reading involves drawing three cards. You remember that their positions and meanings are:

The first card is considered in the "Past" position, which symbolizes those things that influence the past.

The second card is considered in the "Present" position, which symbolizes those things that influence the present.

The third card is considered in the "Future" position, which symbolizes those things you will find in the future.

Xxxxxxx gazes thoughtfully at his black rose deck.

Additional Nalfein Only Verbs

TIER VERB FIRST THIRD
Tier 1 PONDER You intently study the deck, your eyes slipping closed as you run through your memorization techniques. Slowly, in your mind's eye an image of all the cards flickers past. (All 218 cards are listed numerically on the screen.) Xxxxxxx intently studies the deck, his eyes slipping closed as he falls into a meditative trance
Tier 2 PULL # MY DECK With careful, discrete movements, you pull Cypress from the deck and slip it to the top. With a casual grace, you draw the top card on the deck and turn it over to display a drooping bough of leafy cypress trapped within a greyscale border of tangled vines and tightly furled rosebuds. With a casual grace, Xxxxxxx draws the top card on his deck and turns it over to display a drooping bough of leafy cypress trapped within a greyscale border of tangled vines and tightly furled rosebuds.
Tier 3 TAP Tracing your finger along the decorative border of the card at the bottom of black rose deck, you draw a slow circle around a drooping bough of leafy cypress painted at the card's heart. Tracing his finger along the decorative border of the card at the bottom of black rose deck, Xxxxxxx draws a slow circle around a drooping bough of leafy cypress painted at the card's heart.
Tier 4 EXPRESS # MY DECK Flipping the top card, you tap a drooping bough of leafy cypress that is displayed within a greyscale border of tangled vines and tightly furled rosebuds and says, "The meaning of the card "Cypress" is death." Flipping the top card, Xxxxxxx taps a showy flowerhead of bluish-purple hyacinth that is displayed within a greyscale border of tangled vines and tightly furled rosebuds border and says, "The meaning of the card "Blue Hyacinth" is heartlessness."

The Cards and Their Meanings

A full list of the 218 cards and all their meanings can be found at Elanthian Divination: Elves

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