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'''Non-corporeal''' refers to anything that does not possess material substance in the physical plane. In the context of GemStone, it is usually in reference to various creature, often [[undead]], which are insubstantial and possess only a spiritual or ghostly form. Creatures such as this have a number of factors that cause them to be different in combat than regular creatures. Usually, they cannot be killed by a critical injury, they do not take wounds from damage, and some types of attack are less effective or entirely ineffective at injuring them. Many of these creatures will evaporate quickly after death, much faster than the usual natural creature decay.
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'''Non-corporeal''' refers to creatures that do not possess material substance in the physical plane. In the context of GemStone, it is usually in reference to various creature, often [[undead]], which are insubstantial and possess only a spiritual or ghostly form. Coding-wise, the creature has no body parts that are corporeal and has several body parts which are specifically marked as non-corporeal.  Creatures such as this have a number of factors that cause them to be different in combat than regular creatures. They cannot be killed by a standard melee critical injury, nor do they receive wounds from damage, and some types of attack are less effective or entirely ineffective at injuring them.  
  
Non-corporeal critters have their own critical table which overides the critical table for the attack type used on them. e.g. using an arrow will give results from the non-corporeal table rather than the puncture table.
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Two definitive characteristics of non-corporeal creatures is that (1) they can be affected by [[Phase (704)]], a [[Sorcerer Base|sorcerer spell]] can be used to force a non-corporeal creature into physical form upon a successful warding roll, which then subjects the the creature to the normal limitations and weaknesses that corporeal creatures have; and (2) [[Kai's Smite]], which is obtained at the twenty first step of the Order of Voln, will temporarily corporealize the creature (use the [[SMITE (verb)|SMITE]] verb). These two characteristics differentiate non-corporeal creatures from creatures that have no body parts (e.g. [[elemental family creatures|elemental creatures]]), as the latter is not affected by Phase or Kai's Smite.
  
''For the list of non-corporeal creatures, see the [[:Category:Non-corporeal undead creatures|category page]].''
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A vast majority of non-corporeal creatures will evaporate quickly after death, much faster than the usual natural creature decay, but that is a per-creature setting.  These creatures are [[LOOT]]-able while they are in [[roundtime]] (either from their own actions or from another source), which continues even after they are killed, but at the end of which they will immediately evaporate.
==Other Information==
 
  
The sorcerer spell [[Phase (704)]] possesses a feature that forces non-corporeal creatures into physical form, which subjects them to the normal limitations and weaknesses that corporeal creatures have.
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Non-corporeal creatures have their own critical table which overrides the critical table for the attack type used on them. e.g. using an arrow will give results from the non-corporeal table rather than the puncture table.  However, living non-corporeal creatures will not have the special messaging.
  
[[Disintegrate (705)]] is particularly powerful when used against non-corporeal creatures, actually stronger than when normally used against corporeal creatures.
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''For the list of non-corporeal undead creatures, see the [[:Category:Non-corporeal undead creatures|category page]].''
  
Non-corporeal creatures cannot be animated with [[Animate Dead (730)]].
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===Additional [[Order of Voln]] Information===
  
The [[Symbol of Transcendence]] is obtained at the twelfth step of the Order of Voln. This symbol will allow the player to step into the space between the corporeal and ethereal realms for 30 seconds. While in this state, players will take damage as if they were a non-corporeal creature.
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The [[Symbol of Transcendence]] will allow the player to step into the space between the corporeal and ethereal realms for 30 seconds. While in this state, characters will take damage as if they were a non-corporeal creature (obtained at the twelfth step).
  
The [[Symbol of Disruption]] is obtained at the twentieth step of the Order of Voln. Invoking this symbol will cause the player and all group members to be surrounded by a churning spectral aura. Any non-corporeal undead struck while under this symbol's effect will be dealt roundtime based on the critical rank of the attack and will suffer a temporary penalty to AS/DS/CS/TD/CMAN while disrupted.  
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The [[Symbol of Disruption]] will cause the player and all group members to be surrounded by a churning spectral aura. Any non-corporeal undead struck while under this symbol's effect will be dealt roundtime based on the critical rank of the attack and will suffer a temporary penalty to AS/DS/CS/TD/CMAN while disrupted (obtained at the twentieth step).  
  
[[Kai's Smite]] is obtained at the twenty first step of the Order of Voln. This attack is activated via the SMITE (verb) and NOT by invoking the symbol. When the attack connects with a non-corporeal creature, instead of doing damage, it will temporarily corporealize it.
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===Additional [[Sorcerer]] Information===
  
==Decay and looting==
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[[Disintegrate (705)]] is particularly powerful when used against non-corporeal creatures, actually stronger than when normally used against corporeal creatures.
Non-corporeal creatures decay at the point they would have made their next action. This can be very fast, but if they are subject to roundtime before being finished off, this will delay decay and make them much easier to loot. In extreme cases e.g. the critter mstrikes, and is then hit with a 20s RT manoever result, a non-corporeal creature could actually take longer than the standard time to decay.  
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Non-corporeal creatures cannot be animated with [[Animate Dead (730)]].
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Noncorporeal critical table]]
 
*[[Noncorporeal critical table]]
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*[[Non-corporeal creatures (saved posts)]]
  
 
[[category:Non-corporeal undead creatures| ]]
 
[[category:Non-corporeal undead creatures| ]]
 
[[category:Advanced Mechanics]]
 
[[category:Advanced Mechanics]]

Revision as of 09:23, 4 September 2016

Non-corporeal refers to creatures that do not possess material substance in the physical plane. In the context of GemStone, it is usually in reference to various creature, often undead, which are insubstantial and possess only a spiritual or ghostly form. Coding-wise, the creature has no body parts that are corporeal and has several body parts which are specifically marked as non-corporeal. Creatures such as this have a number of factors that cause them to be different in combat than regular creatures. They cannot be killed by a standard melee critical injury, nor do they receive wounds from damage, and some types of attack are less effective or entirely ineffective at injuring them.

Two definitive characteristics of non-corporeal creatures is that (1) they can be affected by Phase (704), a sorcerer spell can be used to force a non-corporeal creature into physical form upon a successful warding roll, which then subjects the the creature to the normal limitations and weaknesses that corporeal creatures have; and (2) Kai's Smite, which is obtained at the twenty first step of the Order of Voln, will temporarily corporealize the creature (use the SMITE verb). These two characteristics differentiate non-corporeal creatures from creatures that have no body parts (e.g. elemental creatures), as the latter is not affected by Phase or Kai's Smite.

A vast majority of non-corporeal creatures will evaporate quickly after death, much faster than the usual natural creature decay, but that is a per-creature setting. These creatures are LOOT-able while they are in roundtime (either from their own actions or from another source), which continues even after they are killed, but at the end of which they will immediately evaporate.

Non-corporeal creatures have their own critical table which overrides the critical table for the attack type used on them. e.g. using an arrow will give results from the non-corporeal table rather than the puncture table. However, living non-corporeal creatures will not have the special messaging.

For the list of non-corporeal undead creatures, see the category page.

Additional Order of Voln Information

The Symbol of Transcendence will allow the player to step into the space between the corporeal and ethereal realms for 30 seconds. While in this state, characters will take damage as if they were a non-corporeal creature (obtained at the twelfth step).

The Symbol of Disruption will cause the player and all group members to be surrounded by a churning spectral aura. Any non-corporeal undead struck while under this symbol's effect will be dealt roundtime based on the critical rank of the attack and will suffer a temporary penalty to AS/DS/CS/TD/CMAN while disrupted (obtained at the twentieth step).

Additional Sorcerer Information

Disintegrate (705) is particularly powerful when used against non-corporeal creatures, actually stronger than when normally used against corporeal creatures.

Non-corporeal creatures cannot be animated with Animate Dead (730).

See Also