Song of Unravelling (1013)

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Song of Unravelling (1013)
Mnemonic [UNRAVEL]
Duration Immediate; manual RENEW
Attack Magic - Damage - Disabling  
Subtype Warding 
Target(s) Single player/creature/magic item with charges 
Interval One-shot 
Damage Type Mana 
State(s) Inflicted Dispel
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

Versus a player or creature target, the Song of Unravelling will dispel a targeted spell or random spell if available. A penalty to the target's warding attempt is based on the Bard's Bard Base ranks. Targeted attempts do not receive the full benefit of this bonus, are more difficult to achieve versus spiritual spells, and are progressively harder against higher level spells. Arcane Decoy (1701) makes targeted attempts even more difficult, and will be targeted first if Song of Unravelling is untargeted. Only Bards may use the targeted version of this spell.

If no spells are active on the targeted player or creature, the song will try to drain mana from the target. The amount of mana drained per attempt is based on the singer's Bard Base ranks. The amount of mana recovered is based on the singer's Bard Base ranks and Mental Mana Control skill.

Versus a magic item, the song will drain charges from the item and convert to mana. The same factors apply. Mana from non-elemental sources will be less efficient than from elemental sources.

Unlike other mana draining spells, Song of Unravelling allows you to exceed your normal maximum mana. Caution is advised, though, as reaching 150% of your normal maximum will result in losing control with attendant grave consequences.

Renewal Cost

4 Mana Points (MP), adjusted for the target's spell circle and spell level.

This song is not auto-renewable. If the song is dispelling random spells or draining mana from a character/creature/object, it may be manually renewed for the duration of the song and will continue to target the original target. Unravelling targeting spells from a target is not renewable in any form.


An example of Song of Unravelling being used against an adventurer:

A siren begins singing a sweet song.
A siren focuses a soothing melody towards you!
CS: +402 - TD: +348 + CvA: +15 + d100: +35 == +104
Warding failed!
You hear a strange resonating hum, and you sense one of your spells slipping away!
The white light leaves you.
The very powerful look leaves you.
With great skill, the siren removes one of the chords from her harmony while maintaining the symmetry of those that remain.

An example of Song of Unravelling draining a wand:

You sing a melody, directing the sound of your voice at a twisted wand.
Faintly visible threads of mana begin to unravel themselves from the twisted wand and wind towards you.
Mana washes over you like a soaked sponge! You struggle to maintain control over the surge in power!
You gain 1 mana!
The wand begins to shake violently and disintegrates into a thousand tiny particles of dust!
The faint tendrils quickly dissipate.

An example of an attempt to Unravel an item that cannot be Unraveled:

You sing a melody, directing the sound of your voice at a golden scroll.
The scroll buzzes and vibrates for a moment then stops.

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