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Hex Notebook

I seem to have discovered a new method of magical arts, in which one draws patterns strange and wild onto a hexagonal grid. It fascinates me. I've decided to start a journal of my thoughts and findings.

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The practitioners of this art would cast their so-called Hexes by drawing strange patterns in the air with a staff-- or craft powerful magical items to do the casting for them. How might I do the same?

Amethyst DustMedia

Media is a form of mental energy external to a mind. All living creatures generate trace amounts of media when thinking about anything; after the thought is finished, the media is released into the environment.

The art of casting Hexes is all about manipulating media to do your bidding.


Media can exert influences on other media-- the strength and type of influence can be manipulated by drawing media out into patterns.

Scholars of the art used a concentrated blob of media on the end of a stick: by waving it in the air in precise configurations, they were able to manipulate enough media with enough precision to influence the world itself, in the form of a Hex.


Sadly, even a fully sentient being (like myself, presumably) can only generate miniscule amounts of media. It would be quite impractical to try and use my own brainpower to cast Hexes.

But legend has it that there are underground deposits where media slowly accumulates, growing into crystalline forms.

If I could just find one of those...


Block of AmethystGeodes

Aha! While mining deep underground, I found an enormous geode resonating with energy-- energy which pressed against my skull and my thoughts. And now, I hold that pressure in my hand, in solid form. That proves it. This must be the place spoken about in legends where media accumulates.

These amethyst crystals must be a convenient, solidified form of Media.


It appears that, in addition to the Amethyst Shards I have seen in the past, these crystals can also drop bits of powdered Amethyst Dust, as well as these Charged Amethyst Crystals. It looks like I'll have a better chance of finding the Charged Amethyst Crystals by using a Fortune pickaxe.


As I take the beauty of the crystal in, I can feel connections flashing wildly in my mind. It's like the media in the air is entering me, empowering me, elucidating me... It feels wonderful.

Finally, my study into the arcane is starting to make some sense!

Let me reread those old legends again, now that I know what I'm looking at.


NauseaA Frustration

Argh! Why won't it let me cast the spell?!

The scroll I found rings with authenticity. I can feel it humming in the scroll-- the pattern is true, or as true as it can be. The spell is right there.

But it feels as if it's on the other side of some thin membrane. I called it-- it tried to manifest-- yet it COULD NOT.


It felt like the barrier may have weakened ever so slightly from the force that I exerted on the spell; yet despite my greatest efforts-- my deepest focus, my finest amethyst, my precisest drawings-- it refuses to cross the barrier. It's maddening.

This is where my arcane studies end? Cursed by impotence, cursed to lose my rightful powers?

I should take a deep breath. I should meditate on what I have learned, even if it wasn't very much...


...After careful reflection... I have discovered a change in myself.

It seems... in lieu of amethyst, I've unlocked the ability to cast spells using my own mind and life energy-- just as I read of in the legends of old.

I'm not sure why I can now. It's just... the truth-knowledge-burden was always there, and I see it now. I know it. I bear it.

Fortunately, I feel my limits as well-- I would get approximately two Charged Amethyst's worth of media out of my health at its prime.


I shudder to even consider it-- I've kept my mind mostly intact so far, in my studies. But the fact is-- I form one side of a tenuous link.

I'm connected to some other side-- a side whose boundary has thinned from that trauma. A place where simple actions spell out eternal glory.

Is it so wrong, to want it for myself?


Dark Oak StaffGlooptastic Changes

I have noticed some absolutely glooptastic changes in the world recently.

For one, it's much easier to visualize patterns. I can even hear something like "\<southeast,deaqq>" and visualize it perfectly as <southeast,deaqq>. Additionally, I can hover over these patterns to get a better view of them, or click to copy them for later.


I've also been finding it easier to flip through my notes. Pressing Open Iota Wheel allows me to visualize my spellbook, and I can flip through it quickly with Scroll Spellbook Down and Scroll Spellbook Up.

By far the strangest change is that my hexes feel different, almost like they're vibrating through my bones. Perhaps a sensitive enough scanner could pick up on this?


I've noticed that it's recently become easier to reference these notes while casting, pressing Open Hex Book causes my book to fly open right to the page I left it.

The book also seems,, friendlier. When I'm on a page with a pattern and touch it to a hanging scroll, it copies the pattern onto the scroll. It even seems to get the page based on which hand I'm holding it in.


I've also discovered that I can apply dye to my staffs if I want to make them more colorful.


BlindnessWHAT DID I SEE

The texts weren't lying. Nature took its due.


That... that was...

...that was one of the worst things I've ever experienced. I offered my plan to Nature, and got a firm smile and a tearing sensation in return-- a piece of myself breaking away, like amethyst dust in the rain.

I feel lucky to have survived, much less have the sagacity to write this-- I should declare the matter closed, double-check my math before I cast any more Hexes, and never make such a mistake again.


...But.

But for the scarcest instant, that part of myself... it saw... something. A place-- a design, perhaps? (Such distinctions didn't seem to matter in the face of... that.)

And a... a membrane-barrier-skin-border, separating myself from a realm of raw thought-flow-light-energy. I remember-- I saw-thought-recalled-felt-- the barrier fuzzing at its edges, just so slightly.

I wanted through.


I shouldn't. I know I shouldn't. It's dangerous. It's too dangerous. The force required... I'd have to bring myself within a hair's breadth of Death itself with a single stroke.

But I'm. So. Close.

This is the culmination of my art. This is the Enlightenment I've been seeking.

I want more. I need to see it again. I will see it.

What is my mortal mind against immortal glory?


Iron DoorA Reflection on Slipways

The slipways, they must lead somewhere. Wisps do not simply manifest from nothing. No matter what I try, I cannot insert so much as a finger through that chaotic rift.

I'm going about this wrong. Perhaps rather than attempting to force my way through, I should be attempting to calm the storm.


Hmm...

Hmm...

A large amount of harmonious media may just do it...


I've started to understand how the old masters cast their Hexes! It's a bit complicated, but I'm sure I can figure it out. Let's see...

Edified StaffHexing 101

Casting a Hex is quite difficult-- no wonder this art was lost to time! I'll have to re-read my notes carefully.

I can start a Hex by pressing Use Item/Place Block with a Staff in my hand-- this will cause a hexagonal grid of dots to appear in front of me. Then I can click and drag from dot to dot to draw patterns in the media of the grid; finishing a pattern will run its corresponding action (more on that later).


Once I've drawn enough patterns to cast a spell, the grid will disappear as the media I've stored up is released. Holding Sneak while using my staff will also clear the grid, if I don't mind the chance of mishap. (It seems that the more media I've built up, the more likely I'll meet misfortune.)

So how do patterns work? In short:

Patterns will execute...

Actions, which manipulate...

The Stack, which is a list of...

Iotas, which are simply units of information.


First, patterns. These are essential-- they're what I use to manipulate the media around me. Certain patterns, when drawn, will cause actions to happen. Actions are what actually do the magic; all patterns influence media in particular ways, and when those influences end up doing something useful, we call it an action.

Media can be fickle: if I draw an invalid pattern, I'll get some garbage result somewhere on my stack (read on...)


An Example

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It's interesting to note that the rotation of a pattern doesn't seem to matter at all. These two patterns both perform an action called Mind's Reflection, for example.


A Hex is cast by drawing (valid) actions in sequence. Each action might do one of a few things:

Gather some information about the environment, leaving it on the top of the stack;

manipulate the info gathered (e.g. adding two numbers); or

perform some magical effect, like summoning lightning or an explosion. (These actions are called "spells.")

When I start casting a Hex, it creates an empty stack. Actions manipulate the top of that stack.


For example, Mind's Reflection will create an iota representing me, the caster, and add it to the top of the stack. Compass Purification will take the iota at the top the stack, if it represents an entity, and transform it into an iota representing that entity's location.

So, drawing those patterns in that order would result in an iota on the stack representing my position.


Iotas can represent things like myself or my position, but there are several other types I can manipulate with Actions. Here's a comprehensive list:

Numbers (which some legends called "doubles");

Vectors, a collection of three numbers representing a position, movement, or direction in the world;

Booleans or "bools" for short, representing an abstract True or False,


Entities, like myself, chickens, and minecarts;

Influences, peculiar types of iota that seem to represent abstract ideas;

Patterns themselves, used for crafting magic items and truly mind-boggling feats like spells that cast other spells; and

A list of several of the above, gathered into a single iota.


Of course, there's no such thing as a free lunch. All spells, and certain other actions, require media as payment.

The best I can figure, a Hex is a little bit like a plan of action presented to Nature-- in this analogy, the media is used to provide the arguments to back it up, so Nature will accept your plan and carry it out.


That aside, it doesn't seem like anyone has done much research on exactly how much any particular piece of amethyst is valued. The best I can tell, an Amethyst Shard is worth about five pieces of Amethyst Dust, and a Charged Amethyst Crystal is worth about ten.

Strangely enough, it seems like no other form of amethyst is suitable to be used in the casting of a Hex. I suspect that whole blocks or crystals are too solid to be easily unraveled into media.


It's also worth noting that each action will consume the media it needs immediately, rather than all at once when the Hex finishes. Also, an action will always consume entire items-- an action that only requires one Amethyst Dust's worth of media will consume an entire Charged Amethyst Crystal, if that's all that's present in my inventory.

Thus, it might be a good idea to bring dust for spellcasting too-- waste not, want not...


I should also be careful to make sure I actually have enough Amethyst in my inventory-- some old texts say that Nature is happy to use one's own mind as payment instead. They describe the feeling as awful but strangely euphoric, "[...] an effervescent dissolution into light and energy..." Perhaps that's why all the old practitioners of the art went mad. I can't imagine burning pieces of my mind for power is healthy.


Maybe something's changed, though. In my experiments, I've never managed to do it; if I run out of media, the spell will simply fail to cast, as if some barrier is blocking it from harming me.

It would be interesting to get to the bottom of that mystery, but for now I suppose it'll keep me safe.


I have also found an amusing tidbit on why so many practitioners of magic in general seem to go mad, which I may like as some light and flavorful reading not canonical to my world.

Content Warning: some body horror and suggestive elements.

Goblin Punch


Finally, it seems spells have a maximum range of influence, about 32 blocks from my position. Trying to affect anything outside of that will cause the spell to fail.

Despite this, if I have a player's reference, I can affect them from anywhere. This only applies to affecting them directly, though; I cannot use this to affect the world around them if they're outside of my range.
I ought to be careful when giving out a reference like that. While friendly Hexcasters could use them to great effect and utility, I shudder to think of what someone malicious might do with this.


ArrowA Primer on Vectors

It seems I will need to be adroit with vectors if I am to get anywhere in my studies. I have compiled some resources here on vectors if I find I do not know how to work with them.

First off, an enlightening video on the topic.

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Additionally, it seems that the mages who manipulated Psi energy (the so-called "spellslingers"), despite their poor naming sense, had some quite-effective lessons on vectors to teach their acolytes. I've taken the liberty of linking to one of their texts on the next page.

They seem to have used different language for their spellcasting:

A "Spell Piece" was their name for an action;

a "Trick" was their name for a spell; and

an "Operator" was their name for a non-spell action.


Link here.

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PoisonMishaps

Unfortunately, I am not (yet) a perfect being. I make mistakes from time to time in my study and casting of Hexes; for example, misdrawing a pattern, or trying to an invoke an action with the wrong iotas. And Nature usually doesn't look too kindly on my mistakes-- causing what is called a mishap.


A pattern that causes a mishap will glow red in my grid. Depending on the type of mistake, I can also expect a certain deleterious effect and a spray of red and colorful sparks as the mishandled media curdles into light of a given color.

I also get a helpful error message in my chat, but a nagging feeling tells that will change once the "mod updates," whatever that means. I shouldn't rely on always having it.


Fortunately, although the bad effects of mishaps are certainly annoying, none of them are especially destructive in the long term. Nothing better to do than dust myself off and try again ... but I should strive for better anyways.

Following is a list of mishaps I have compiled.


Invalid Pattern

The pattern drawn is not associated with any action.

Causes yellow sparks, and a Garbage will be pushed to the top of my stack.


Not Enough Iotas

The action required more iotas than were on the stack.

Causes light gray sparks, and as many Garbages as would be required to fill up the argument count will be pushed.


Incorrect Iota

The action that was executed expected an iota of a certain type for an argument, but it got something invalid. If multiple iotas are invalid, the error message will only tell me about the error deepest in the stack.

Causes dark gray sparks, and the invalid iota will be replaced with Garbage.


Vector Out of Ambit

The action tried to affect the world at a point that was out of my range.

Causes magenta sparks, and the items in my hands will be yanked out and flung towards the offending location.


Entity Out of Ambit

The action tried to affect an entity that was out of my range.

Causes pink sparks, and the items in my hands will be yanked out and flung towards the offending entity.


Entity is Immune

The action tried to affect an entity that cannot be altered by it.

Causes blue sparks, and the items in my hands will be yanked out and flung towards the offending entity.


Mathematical Error

The action did something offensive to the laws of mathematics, such as dividing by zero.

Causes red sparks, pushes a Garbage to my stack, and my mind will be ablated, stealing half the vigor I have remaining. It seems that Nature takes offense to such operations, and divides me in retaliation.


Incorrect Item

The action requires some sort of item, but the item I supplied was not suitable.

Causes brown sparks. If the offending item was in my hand, it will be flung to the floor. If it was in entity form, it will be flung in the air.


Incorrect Block

The action requires some sort of block at a target location, but the block supplied was not suitable.

Causes bright green sparks, and causes an ephemeral explosion at the given location. The explosion doesn't seem to harm me, the world, or anything else though; it's just startling.


Hasty Retrospection

I attempted to draw Retrospection without first drawing Introspection.

Causes orange sparks, and pushes the pattern for Retrospection to the stack as a pattern iota.


Delve Too Deep

Evaluated too many spells with meta-evaluation from one spell.

Causes dark blue sparks, and chokes all the air out of me.


Transgress Other

I attempted to save a reference to another player to a permanent medium.

Causes black sparks, and robs me of my sight for approximately one minute.


Disallowed Action

I tried to cast an action that has been disallowed by a server administrator.

Causes black sparks.


Catastrophic Failure

A bug in the mod caused an iota of an invalid type or otherwise caused the spell to crash. Please open a bug report!

Causes black sparks.


PistonStacks

A Stack, also known as a "LIFO", is a concept borrowed from computer science. In short, it's a collection of things designed so that you can only interact with the most recently used thing.

Think of a stack of plates, where new plates are added to the top: if you want to interact with a plate halfway down the stack, you have to remove the plates above it in order to get ahold of it.


Because a stack is so simple, there's only so many things you can do with it:

Adding something to it, known formally as pushing,

Removing the last added element, known as popping, or

Examining or modifying the last added element, known as peeking.
We call the last-added element the "top" of the stack, in accordance with the dinner plate analogy.

As an example, if we push 1 to a stack, then push 2, then pop, the top of the stack is now 1.


Actions are (on the most part) restricted to interacting with the casting stack in these ways. They will pop some iotas they're interested in (known as "arguments" or "parameters"), process them, and push some number of results.

Of course, some actions (e.g. Mind's Reflection) might pop no arguments, and some actions (particularly spells) might push nothing afterwards.


Even more complicated actions can be expressed in terms of pushing, popping, and peeking. For example, Jester's Gambit swaps the top two items of the stack. This can be thought of as popping two items and pushing them in opposite order. For another, Gemini Decomposition duplicates the top of the stack-- in other words, it peeks the stack and pushes a copy of what it finds.


Name TagNaming Actions

The names given to actions by the ancients were certainly peculiar, but I think there's a certain kind of logic to them.

There seem to be certain groups of actions with common names, named for the number of iotas they remove from and add to the stack.


A Reflection pops nothing and pushes one iota.

A Purification pops one and pushes one.

A Distillation pops two and pushes one.

An Exaltation pops three or more and pushes one.

A Decomposition pops one argument and pushes two.

A Disintegration pops one and pushes three or more.

Finally, a Gambit pushes or pops some other number (or rearranges the stack in some other manner).


Spells seem to be exempt from this nomenclature and are more or less named after what they do-- after all, why call it a Demoman's Gambit when you could just say Explosion?


SpyglassInfluences

Influences are ... strange, to say the least. Whereas most iotas seem to represent something about the world, influences represent something more... abstract, or formless.

For example, one influence I've named Null seems to represent nothing at all. It's created when there isn't a suitable answer to a question asked, such as an Archer's Distillation facing the sky.


In addition, I've discovered a curious triplet of influences I've named Consideration, Introspection, and Retrospection. They seem to have properties of both patterns and other influences, yet act very differently. I can use these to add patterns to my stack as iotas, instead of matching them to actions. My notes on the subject are here.


Finally, there seems to be an infinite family of influences that just seem to be a tangled mess of media. I've named them Garbage, as they are completely useless. They seem to appear in my stack at various places in response to mishaps, and appear to my senses as a nonsense jumble.


Flint and SteelEnlightened Mishaps

I have discovered new and horrifying modes of failure. I must not succumb to them.


Inert Mindflay

Attempted to flay the mind of something that I have either already used, or of a character not suitable for the target block.

Causes dark green sparks, and kills the subject. If a villager sees that, I doubt they would look on it favorably.


Lack Spell Circle

Tried to cast an action requiring a spell circle without a spell circle.

Causes light blue sparks, and upends my inventory onto the ground.


Lack Akashic Record

Tried to access an Akashic Record at a location where there isn't one.

Causes purple sparks, and steals away some of my experience.


I devote this section to the magical and mysterious items I might encounter in my studies.

It seems like many of these items have uses when held alongside my staff. I suppose I will have to choose what goes in my other hand carefully.

Amethyst ShardAmethyst

Spotlight inventory slot Amethyst Dust

It seems that I'll find three different forms of amethyst when breaking a crystal inside a geode. The smallest denomination seems to be a small pile of shimmering dust, worth a relatively small amount of media.


Spotlight inventory slot Amethyst Shard

The second is a whole shard of amethyst, of the type non-Hexcasters might be used to. This has about as much media inside as five Amethyst Dust.


Spotlight inventory slot Charged Amethyst

Finally, I'll rarely find a large crystal crackling with energy. This has about as much media inside as ten units of Amethyst Dust (or two Amethyst Shards).


The old man sighed and raised a hand toward the fire. He unlocked a part of his brain that held the memories of the mountains around them. He pulled the energies from those lands, as he learned to do in Terisia City with Drafna, Hurkyl, the archimandrite, and the other mages of the Ivory Towers. He concentrated, and the flames writhed as they rose from the logs, twisting upon themselves until they finally formed a soft smile.


Oak StaffStaff

A Staff is my entry point into casting all Hexes, large and small. By holding it and pressing Use Item/Place Block, I begin casting a Hex; then I can click and drag to draw patterns.

It's little more than a chunk of media on the end of a stick; that's all that's needed, after all.


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Don't fight; flame, light; ignite; burn bright.


Scrying LensScrying Lens

Media can have peculiar effects on any type of information, in specific circumstances. Coating a glass in a thin film of it can lead to ... elucidating insights.

By holding a Scrying Lens in my hand, certain blocks will display additional information when I look at them.


For example, looking at a piece of Redstone will display its signal strength. I suspect I will discover other blocks with additional insight as my studies into my art progress.

In addition, holding it while casting using a Staff will shrink the spacing between dots, allowing me to draw more on my grid.

I can also wear it on my head as a strange sort of monocle. This reveals information, but won't shrink my grid. No matter. There must be a way to have both...


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FocusFocus

A Focus can store a single iota.

When I craft it, it holds the Null influence by default. Using Scribe's Gambit while holding a Focus in my other hand will remove the top of the stack and save it into the Focus. Using Scribe's Reflection will copy whatever iota's in the Focus and add it to the stack.


It occurs to me that I could conceivably store a whole list of patterns in a Focus, then recall them and evaluate them with Hermes' Gambit. This way I can cast complex spells, or parts of spells, without having to draw them over and over.

I could use this like a slightly less convenient Artifact, but I think I could get much better dividends by putting common "phrases" in a Focus, like the patterns for figuring out where I'm looking.


Also, if I store an entity in a Focus and try to recall it after the referenced entity has died or otherwise disappeared, the Scribe's Reflection will add Null to the stack instead.

Finally, it seems if I wish to protect a focus from accidentally being overwritten, I can seal it with wax by crafting it with a Honeycomb. Attempting to use Scribe's Gambit on a sealed focus will fail. Erase Item will remove this seal along with the contents.


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Poison apples, poison worms.


AbacusAbacus

Although there are patterns for drawing numbers, I find them ... cumbersome, to say the least.

Fortunately, the old masters of my craft invented an ingenious device called an Abacus to provide numbers to my casting. I simply set the number to what I want, then read the value using Scribe's Reflection, just like I would read a Focus.


To operate one, I simply hold it, sneak, and scroll. If in my main hand, the number will increment or decrement by 1, or 10 if I am also holding Control/Command. If in my off hand, the number will increment or decrement by 0.1, or 0.001 if I am also holding Control/Command.

I can shake the abacus to reset it to zero by sneak-right-clicking.


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Mathematics? That's for eggheads!


Casting RingCasting Ring

I do love my staff, but occasionally I find myself needing a lighter casting instrument.

The casting ring, when equipped, let's me open up a staff free casting grid by pressing Use Casting Ring. I find my grid reduced without the reach of my staff, but still, this may be a worthwhile trade-off.


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I've noticed that my hexes prefer to use items in my offhand, perhaps this will be useful with both of my hands free?


ScriptScript

A Focus is quite nice but it can be a bit overkill for simple hexes. Who has time to go gather glowstone these days?

A Script can store a list of up to 16 patterns.


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Caster's CoinCaster's Coin

With my truename being so valuable, it'd be nice to have a safer way to barter against it. These coins should do the trick. I can write to it like a focus but it can only be read in once per coin. I've documented a few patterns here that can be used to check who wrote the coin.


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Notary's Purification (entity → boolean)

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Takes a player entity and returns whether or not they wrote the coin in my other hand.


Notary's Distillation (entity, entity → boolean)

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Takes a player entity from the top of the stack and an item entity and returns whether or not the player wrote the coin in the item entity.


Merchant's Reflection (→ string)

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Returns the name of whoever wrote the coin in my other hand.


Merchant's Purification (entity → string)

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Returns the name of whoever wrote the coin in the given item entity.


SpellbookSpellbook

A Spellbook is the culmination of my art-- it acts like an entire library of Foci. Up to sixty-four of them, to be exact.

Each page can hold a single iota, and I can select the active page (the page that iotas are saved to and copied from) by sneak-scrolling while holding it, or simply holding it in my off-hand and scrolling while casting a Hex.


Like a Focus, there exists a simple method to prevent accidental overwriting. Crafting it with a Honeycomb will lacquer the current page, preventing Scribe's Gambit from modifying its contents. Also like a Focus, using Erase Item will remove the lacquer along with the page's contents.

I can also name each page individually in an anvil. Naming it will change only the name of the currently selected page, for easy browsing.


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Book and Quill
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Gold Nugget Tag: Gold Nuggets
Chorus Fruit
Charged Amethyst
Gold Nugget Tag: Gold Nuggets
Book and Quill
Charged Amethyst
Spellbook

Wizards love words. Most of them read a great deal, and indeed one strong sign of a potential wizard is the inability to get to sleep without reading something first.


Covered SpellbookCovered Spellbook

I've been thinking my spellbooks could use a splash of color. Fashioning a cover for them allows me to dye them. The netherite used in the binding makes it fire proof as well.

Applying the cover doesn't disturb any of the spells written on its pages. I haven't found a good way to remove the cover yet though..


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Covered Spellbook
Crafting Table
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item.hexgloop.fake_spellbook_for_rei
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Netherite Ingot
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Covered Spellbook

Essence StoneEssence Stone

Although the creatures of this world don't have the ability to cast, their thoughts may still be painted like mine.

The Essence Stone allows me to extract an entity's essence, using it as a pigment for my own thoughts. To extract the essense I can simply write the entity to the stone.


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Essence Stone
Crafting Table
Blank Slate
Amethyst Dust
Blank Slate
Amethyst Shard
Blank Slate
Amethyst Dust
Blank Slate
Essence Stone

Large ScrollScrolls

A Scroll is a convenient method of sharing a pattern with others. I can copy a pattern onto one with Scribe's Gambit, after which it will display in a tooltip.

I can also place them on the wall as decoration or edification, like a painting, in sizes from 1x1 to 3x3 blocks. Using Amethyst Dust on such a scroll will have it display the stroke order.


In addition, I can also find so-called Ancient Scrolls in the dungeons and strongholds of the world. These contain the stroke order of Great Spells, powerful magicks rumored to be too powerful for the hands and minds of mortals...

If those "mortals" couldn't cast them, I'm not sure they deserve to know them.


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Small Scroll
Crafting Table
Amethyst Shard
Paper
Small Scroll
Medium Scroll
Crafting Table
Amethyst Shard
Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
Medium Scroll
Large Scroll
Crafting Table
Paper
Paper
Amethyst Shard
Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
Large Scroll

I write upon clean white parchment with a sharp quill and the blood of my students, divining their secrets.


Wisp LanternWisp Lanterns

I've found that by using materials unique to the Noosphere, I can create a special jar capable of producing and containing a tiny wisp. While this wisp cannot cast anything, it emits quite a bit of light, and will mimic pigments shown to it.
I can also craft a version with tinted glass, in case the wisp's light would disrupt my study's aesthetic.


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Wisp Lantern
Crafting Table
Glass
Edified Planks
Glass
Glass
Pseudoamethyst Block
Glass
Glass
Noosphere Basalt
Glass
Wisp Lantern
Tinted Wisp Lantern
Crafting Table
Tinted Glass
Edified Planks
Tinted Glass
Tinted Glass
Pseudoamethyst Block
Tinted Glass
Tinted Glass
Noosphere Basalt
Tinted Glass
Tinted Wisp Lantern

Blaze StaffGloopy Staffs

I've drawn out some designs for new staffs. These certainly have a different style about them, but they function just the same


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Carrot Staff
Crafting Table
Carrot
Charged Amethyst
Carrot
Carrot
Carrot
Carrot Staff
Bee Staff
Crafting Table
Honeycomb
Charged Amethyst
Honey Block
Honeycomb
Honeycomb
Bee Staff
Bone Staff
Crafting Table
Bone
Charged Amethyst
Bone Block
Bone
Bone
Bone Staff
Quartz Staff
Crafting Table
Quartz Slab
Charged Amethyst
Block of Quartz
Quartz Slab
Nether Quartz
Quartz Staff
Ice Staff
Crafting Table
Packed Ice
Charged Amethyst
Blue Ice
Packed Ice
Packed Ice
Ice Staff
Blaze Staff
Crafting Table
Blaze Powder
Charged Amethyst
Blaze Rod
Blaze Powder
Blaze Rod
Blaze Staff
Wither Staff
Crafting Table
Wither Skeleton Skull
Charged Amethyst
Soul Soil
Wither Skeleton Skull
Soul Soil
Wither Staff
Amethyst On A Stick
Crafting Table
Fishing Rod
Charged Amethyst
Amethyst On A Stick
Staff Of Longinus
Crafting Table
Redstone Dust
Charged Amethyst
Iron Ingot
Redstone Dust
Redstone Dust
Staff Of Longinus
Celestial Staff
Crafting Table
Iron Ingot
Charged Amethyst
Block of Quartz
Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot
Celestial Staff
Pumpkin.. staff?
Crafting Table
Charged Amethyst
Carved Pumpkin
Pumpkin.. staff?
Menorah Staff
Crafting Table
Tag: Candles
Charged Amethyst
Block of Gold
Tag: Candles
Gold Ingot
Menorah Staff
Candy Cane Staff
Crafting Table
Sugar
Charged Amethyst
Red Dye Tag: Red Dyes Tag: Red Dyes
Sugar
Sugar
Candy Cane Staff
Christmas Tree Staff
Crafting Table
Glowstone Dust
Charged Amethyst
Tag: Saplings
Glowstone Dust
Stick
Christmas Tree Staff
Owl Staff
Crafting Table
Feather Tag: Feathers Tag: Feathers
Mept Log
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Stick
Owl Staff
Ghost Staff
Crafting Table
Phantom Membrane
Mept Log
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Phantom Membrane
Phantom Membrane
Ghost Staff

Blank SlateSlates

Slates are similar to Scrolls; I can copy a pattern to them and place them in the world to display the pattern.

However, I have read vague tales of grand assemblies of Slates, used to cast great rituals more powerful than can be handled by a Staff.


Perhaps this knowledge will be revealed to me with time. But for now, I suppose they make a quaint piece of decor.

At the least, they can be placed on any side of a block, unlike Scrolls.


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Blank Slate
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Deepslate
Deepslate
Deepslate
Blank Slate
6

This is the letter "a." Learn it.


I'm also aware of other types of Slates, slates that do not contain patterns but seem to be inlaid with other ... strange ... oddities. It hurts my brain to think about them, as if my thoughts get bent around their designs, following their pathways, bending and wefting through their labyrinthine depths, through and through and through channeled through and processed and--

... I almost lost myself. Maybe I should postpone my studies of those.


ArtifactCasting Items

Although the flexibility of casting Hexes "on the go" with my Staff is quite helpful, it's a huge pain to have to wave it around repeatedly just to accomplish a basic task. If I could save a common spell for later reuse, it would simplify things a lot-- and allow me to share my Hexes with friends, too.


To do this, I can craft one of three types of magic items: Cyphers, Trinkets, or Artifacts. All of them hold the patterns of a given Hex inside, along with a small battery containing media.

Simply holding one and pressing Use Item/Place Block will cast the patterns inside, as if the holder had cast them out of a staff, using its internal battery.


Each item has its own quirks:

Cyphers are fragile, destroyed after their internal media reserves are gone, and cannot be recharged;

Trinkets can be cast as much as the holder likes, as long as there's enough media left, but become useless afterwards until recharged;


Artifacts are the most powerful of all-- after their media is depleted, they can use Amethyst from the holder's inventory to pay for the Hex, just as I do when casting with a Staff. Of course, this also means the spell might consume their mind if there's not enough Amethyst.

Once I've made an empty magic item in a mundane crafting bench, I infuse the Hex into it using (what else but) a spell appropriate to the item. I've catalogued the patterns here.


Each infusion spell requires an entity and a list of patterns on the stack. The entity must be a media-holding item entity (i.e. amethyst crystals, dropped on the ground); the entity is consumed and forms the battery.

Usefully, it seems that the media in the battery is not consumed in chunks as it is when casting with a Staff-- rather, the media "melts down" into one continuous pool. Thus, if I store a Hex that only costs one Amethyst Dust's worth of media, a Charged Crystal used as the battery will allow me to cast it 10 times.


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Cypher
Crafting Table
Copper Ingot Tag: Copper Ingots
Copper Ingot Tag: Copper Ingots
Amethyst Dust
Copper Ingot Tag: Copper Ingots
Copper Ingot Tag: Copper Ingots
Cypher
Trinket
Crafting Table
Iron Ingot Tag: Iron Ingots
Iron Ingot Tag: Iron Ingots
Amethyst Shard
Iron Ingot Tag: Iron Ingots
Iron Ingot Tag: Iron Ingots
Trinket

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Artifact
Crafting Table
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Charged Amethyst
Gold Ingot Tag: Gold Ingots
Tag: Music Discs
Artifact

We have a saying in our field: "Magic isn't". It doesn't "just work," it doesn't respond to your thoughts, you can't throw fireballs or create a roast dinner from thin air or turn a bunch of muggers into frogs and snails.


Netherite SwordMind Render

I've read legends of a particularly macabre form of weapon known as a Mind Render. This weapon, sometimes used by ancient hexcasters, is capable of severing a creature's very thoughts, dealing damage that bypasses all known forms of protection. What's more, if this damage leaves the target just on the brink of true death, it will fall into a vegetative state, never to recover. I shudder to think of what the ancients may have used this property for...


Empower Mind Render (entity →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qweqadeqadeqadqqqwdaqedaqedaqeqaqdwawdwawdwaqawdwawdwawddwwwwwqdeddw

Accepts an item or item frame bearing the Sharpness enchantment, and converts it into Mind Render of the same level. Cost is based on enchantment level, and increases by 50% if the item is a book.


Anti-Raycast SlateRaycast Blocking

By "threading" pseudoamethyst through a block, I can create something which causes any raycast (including entity raycasts) that hits or passes through it to return null, as if it didn't hit anything.


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Anti-Raycast Slate
Crafting Table
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Block of Slate
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Anti-Raycast Slate
Anti-Raycast Glass
Crafting Table
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Glass
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Pseudoamethyst Shard
Anti-Raycast Glass

Reverberation RodReverberation Rod

I've discovered that I can craft a peculiar sort of casting item, using the strange shards found in ancient cities.
This item is unusual in that it casts its imbued hex twenty times per second while I concentrate on it, until it either mishaps or I cast Finale or Encore. This initiates a cooldown period, usually about one second.


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Reverberation Rod
Crafting Table
Echo Shard
Obsidian
Charged Amethyst
Obsidian
Echo Shard
Reverberation Rod

The echo shards seem to bear some bizarre form of media, with a tendency to loop back on itself while retaining a bit of the previous cast.


Conduct Rod (entity, list of patterns →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eqqqqqawweqqqqqawweqqqqqawwdeqewwwwweqeeeqewwwwweqe

Acts just like the spells used to program conventional casting items. Costs 10 Charged Amethyst.


Baton Reflection (→ vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwqqqwqawa

When cast with a Reverberation Rod, returns my look vector from when I started the current cast loop.


Baton Reflection II (→ vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwqqqwqawaa

When cast with a Reverberation Rod, returns my eye position from when I started the current cast loop.


Metronome Reflection (→ number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwqqqwqawaaw

When cast with a Reverberation Rod, returns the timestamp from when I started the current cast loop.


Metronome Gambit (number →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwqqqwqaqddq

Accepts a positive integer. When cast with a Reverberation Rod, delays the current cast loop's next cast until that many twentieths of a second have passed.


Finale

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqdeeweeew

When cast with a Reverberation Rod, forcibly halts the current cast loop.


Encore (number →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deaqqwqqqw

Accepts a positive integer. Halts the current cast loop but also reduces the cooldown period from 1 second to ((1/20) * number) seconds. Cooldown due to mishap is unaffected.


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Echo Staff
Crafting Table
Stick
Charged Amethyst
Echo Shard
Stick
Stick
Echo Staff

Echo shards can also be used in the construction of a staff, though it seems the only special property of such a staff is making sculk sounds.


Thought GummyHex Snacks

Hexxing can really work up an appetite, luckily I found some snacks !


Spotlight inventory slot Thought Gummy

The Thought Gummy makes for a nice little snack on the go. It has a trace amount of media, but probably isn't the best trinket filler.


Conjure Tasty Treat (vec →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeewdw

Conjures a thought gummy at the given position. Costs 1 dust.


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Hexxy-O's
Crafting Table
Slate Bowl
Tag: Milks Tag: Milk Tag: Milks Milk Bucket
Thought Gummy
Thought Gummy
Thought Gummy
Thought Gummy
Thought Gummy
Hexxy-O's

Part of a mindful breakfast


Block of Charged AmethystMisc Blocks

A block of amethyst dust is basically magic sand right ? Well it smelts like it atleast. Strangely, my raycasts seem to pass right through it.



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Block of Charged Amethyst
Crafting Table
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Block of Charged Amethyst

It's not worth much to my hexes, but it sure is pretty.


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Slate Lamp
Crafting Table
Block of Slate
Glowstone Dust
Block of Slate
Glowstone Dust
Amethyst Shard
Glowstone Dust
Block of Slate
Glowstone Dust
Block of Slate
Slate Lamp

Quite similar to a redstone lamp, it'll glow a soft purple when powered, or otherwise energized


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Caster's Carpet
Crafting Table
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Amethyst Dust
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Tag: Wool Carpets
Caster's Carpet
4

A wonderfully comfy rug, standing on it gives a similar feeling to holding a scrying lens, though much weaker


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Caster's Gate
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Phantom Membrane
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Caster's Gate
4

It only grants passage to those with torn minds


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Caster's Bridge
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Iron Bars
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Caster's Bridge
4

It only grants support to those with torn minds


Phial of MediaPhials of Media

I find it quite ... irritating, how Nature refuses to give me change for my work. If all I have on hand is Charged Amethyst, even the tiniest Archer's Purification will consume the entire crystal, wasting the remaining media.

Fortunately, it seems I've found a way to somewhat allay this problem.


I've found old scrolls describing a Glass Bottle infused with media. When casting Hexes, my spells would then draw media out of the phial. The liquid form of the media would let me take exact change, so to speak; nothing would be wasted. It's quite like the internal battery of a Trinket, or similar; I can even Recharge them in the same manner.


Unfortunately, the art of actually making the things seems to have been lost to time. I've found a hint at the pattern used to craft it, but the technique is irritatingly elusive, and I can't seem to do it successfully. I suspect I will figure it out with study and practice, though. For now, I will simply deal with the wasted media...

But I won't settle for it forever.


Spotlight inventory slot Phial of Media

Drink the milk.


Pigments

Although their names were lost to time, the old practitioners of my art seem to have identified themselves by a color, emblematic of them and their spells. It seems a special kind of pigment, offered to Nature in the right way, would "[...] paint one's thoughts in a manner pleasing to Nature, inducing a miraculous change in personal colour."


I'm not certain on the specifics of how it works, but I believe I have isolated the formulae for many different colors of pigments. To use a pigment, I hold it in one hand while casting Internalize Pigment with the other, consuming the pigment and marking my mind with its color.

The pigments seem to affect the color of the sparks of media emitted out of a staff when I cast a Hex, as well as my sentinel.


Chromatic Pigments

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White Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
White Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Orange Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Orange Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Magenta Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Magenta Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Light Blue Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Light Blue Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Yellow Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Yellow Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Lime Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Lime Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Pink Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Pink Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Gray Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Gray Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Light Gray Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Light Gray Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Cyan Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Cyan Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Purple Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Purple Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Blue Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Blue Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Brown Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Brown Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Green Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Green Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Red Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Red Dye
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust

Pigments in all the colors of the rainbow.


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Agender Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Glass
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Aroace Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Wheat Seeds
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Aromantic Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Arrow
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Asexual Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Bread
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Bisexual Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Wheat
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Demiboy Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Raw Iron
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Demigirl Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Raw Copper
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Gay Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Stone Brick Wall
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Genderfluid Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Water Bucket
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Genderqueer Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Glass Bottle
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Intersex Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Azalea
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Lesbian Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Honeycomb
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Non-Binary Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Moss Block
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Pansexual Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Carrot Skillet
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Plural Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Redstone Repeater
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Transgender Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Egg
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Soulglimmer Pigment
Crafting Table
Amethyst Shard
Amethyst Dust
Bowl

And finally, a pigment with a color wholly unique to me.

And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.


Sentinel BedSentinel Bed

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Sentinel Bed
Crafting Table
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Charged Amethyst
Lodestone
Charged Amethyst
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Sentinel Bed

A comfy bed for my sentinel, it always seems eager to return to it. Cats seem to find it cozy as well.


Slate ChestSlate Chest

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Slate Chest
Crafting Table
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Chest
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Slate Chest

A slate strengthened chest. It has slightly more storage space than a normal chest.


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Gloopy Slate Chest
Crafting Table
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Chest
Blank Slate
Gloop
Gloopy Slate Chest

A slate and gloop strengthened chest. It has the storage space of two regular chests.

I wonder if it may have more uses yet to be discovered?


Potion of CastingCasting Potion

I've found that brewing amethyst dust (or any pigment) into a thick potion will give me a potion that is able to channel media into casting hexes.

I can craft the potion using the Craft Potion spell.


Edified LogEdified Trees

By infusing media into a sapling via the use of Edify Sapling, I can create what is called an Edified Tree. They tend to be tall and pointy, with ridged bark and wood that grows in a strange spiral pattern. Their leaves come in three pretty colors.


I would assume the wood would have some properties relevant to Hexcasting. But, if it does, I cannot seem to find them. For all intents and purposes it appears to be just wood, albeit of a very strange color.

I suppose for now I will use it for decoration; the full suite of standard wood blocks can be crafted from them.

Of course, I can strip them with an axe as well.


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Edified Planks
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Logs Edified Log Stripped Edified Log Edified Wood Stripped Edified Wood
Edified Planks
4
Edified Wood
Crafting Table
Edified Log
Edified Log
Edified Log
Edified Log
Edified Wood
3
Edified Stairs
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
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Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Edified Stairs
4
Edified Slab
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Edified Slab
6
Edified Panel
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
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Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Edified Panel
8
Edified Tile
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
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Edified Tile
6
Edified Door
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Edified Door
3
Edified Trapdoor
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
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Edified Trapdoor
2
Edified Button
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Edified Button
Edified Pressure Plate
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Edified Pressure Plate

Their smooth trunks, with white bark, gave the effect of enormous columns sustaining the weight of an immense foliage, full of shade and silence.


Rainbow Amogus Pop It FidgetFidgets

I've happened upon the most joyous of devices !

These devices, which I've been calling fidgets, help me channel my thoughts into a form detectable in my hexes. I can interact with them in much the same way as I would with a spellbook, minus the iota storage of course. For accessing these thoughts, see the section on Mind's Orchard


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Pen Fidget
Crafting Table
Copper Ingot
Copper Ingot
Amethyst Dust
Pen Fidget

A simple device that only toggles between two states. It has a nice clicky noise though.


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Dreidel Fidget
Crafting Table
Clay Ball
Amethyst Shard
Clay Ball
Clay Ball
Clay Ball
Dreidel Fidget

I made it out of clay ! It has four sides letting me fidget between four states.


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Rainbow Amogus Pop It Fidget
Crafting Table
Red Dye
Orange Dye
Yellow Dye
Yellow Dye
Lime Dye
Gloop
Light Blue Dye
Magenta Dye
Rainbow Amogus Pop It Fidget

At first I was suspicious of this item, but I have now ejected all of my concerns. This whimsical device makes the most delightful popping noises, and lets me channel my thoughts through six states.


GloopGloop !

This is glooptastic ! My calculations suggest that under the right conditions, slime and media may form together into a highly reactive and adaptive material.

It'll require a way to energize the reactants and some mechanism to prompt the reaction. I've drafted my schematics for such a device on the following page.


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Energizer
Crafting Table
Netherite Scrap
Charged Amethyst
Netherite Scrap
Charged Amethyst
Blast Furnace
Charged Amethyst
Block of Slate
Netherite Scrap
Block of Slate
Energizer

This machine should be strong enough to channel the media through nearby water and into my reactants. I can use a device such as a hopper to feed media in.

Now I just need a way to trigger the reaction.. perhaps I can look up to nature for a strike of inspiration ?


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Gloop
Gloop Energizer Recipe GUI
Charged Amethyst
3
Slimeball
3
Amethyst Shard
Gloop
Amethyst Dust Costs 10 Dust

The adaptive nature of this gloop leads me to believe there may be other forms out there to be discovered...


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Synchronous Gloop
Gloop Energizer Recipe GUI
Charged Amethyst
3
Slimeball
3
Ender Pearl
Synchronous Gloop
Amethyst Dust Costs 10 Dust

I've recently discovered a new form of gloop, I've been calling is synchronous gloop, and it seems to be able to react across great distances.


Jeweler's HammerJeweler's Hammer

After being careless with the sources of my media one too many times, I have devised a tool to work around my clumsiness.

Using the delicate nature of crystallized media as a fixture for a pickaxe, I can create the Jeweler's Hammer. It acts like an Iron Pickaxe, for the most part, but can't break anything that takes up an entire block's space.


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Jeweler's Hammer
Crafting Table
Iron Ingot Tag: Iron Ingots
Amethyst Shard
Iron Nugget Tag: Iron Nuggets
Stick Tag: Wood Sticks
Stick Tag: Wood Sticks
Jeweler's Hammer

Carefully, she cracked the half ruby, letting the spren escape.


Focal RingTrinkety Foci

I have been overcome by a strong desire to accessorize. These trinkets act just like normal foci but I can wear them and use the Trinkety Focus Patterns

[Gloopy Dev Note: you need trinkets on fabric or curios on forge to wear these. You can still use them as foci otherwise though]


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Focal Pendant
Crafting Table
Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget
Diamond
Focus
Diamond
Focal Pendant

A fashionable pendant, good for iotas you want to keep close to your heart.


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Focal Ring
Crafting Table
Iron Nugget
Gold Ingot
Focus
Iron Nugget
Gold Ingot
Netherite Ingot
Iron Nugget
Iron Nugget
Focal Ring

A ring forged from the strongest nether metals. For the most important iotas.


Ancient Scroll PaperDecorative Blocks

In the course of my studies I have discovered some building blocks and trifles that I may find aesthetically pleasing. I've compiled the methods of making them here.


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Block of Slate
Crafting Table
Deepslate
Deepslate
Deepslate
Deepslate
Amethyst Dust
Deepslate
Deepslate
Deepslate
Deepslate
Block of Slate
8
Block of Slate
Crafting Table
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Block of Slate
Scroll Paper
Crafting Table
Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
Amethyst Shard
Paper
Paper
Paper
Paper
Scroll Paper
8
Ancient Scroll Paper
Crafting Table
Brown Dye Tag: Brown Dyes Tag: Brown Dyes
Scroll Paper
Scroll Paper
Scroll Paper
Scroll Paper
Scroll Paper
Scroll Paper
Scroll Paper
Scroll Paper
Ancient Scroll Paper
8
Paper Lantern
Crafting Table
Scroll Paper
Torch
Paper Lantern
Ancient Paper Lantern
Crafting Table
Ancient Scroll Paper
Torch
Ancient Paper Lantern
Ancient Paper Lantern
Crafting Table
Brown Dye Tag: Brown Dyes Tag: Brown Dyes
Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern
Ancient Paper Lantern
8

Brown dye works well enough to simulate the look of an ancient scroll.


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Amethyst Tiles
Crafting Table
Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst
Amethyst Dust
Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst
Block of Amethyst
Amethyst Tiles
8

Amethyst Tiles can also be made in a Stonecutter.

Blocks of Amethyst Dust (next page) will fall like sand.


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Block of Amethyst Dust
Crafting Table
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Block of Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
Crafting Table
Block of Amethyst Dust
Amethyst Dust
4
Amethyst Sconce
Crafting Table
Charged Amethyst
Copper Ingot Tag: Copper Ingots
Amethyst Sconce
4

Amethyst Sconces emit light and particles, as well as a pleasing chiming sound.


Gloop DyeGloop Dye

I've found that mixing my own dye colors is quite tedious and it would be nice to have something more precise.

With this gloop dye I should be able to pick any color I'd like for using with items like leather armor or my staffs. I can pick the color by using Scribe's Gambit to write a vector holding rgb values between 0-255.

Using the dye will cost media, but I can recharge it like I would a trinket.


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Gloop Dye
Crafting Table
Gloop
Tag: Dyes Tag: Dyes
Gloop
Tag: Dyes Tag: Dyes
Amethyst Dust
Tag: Dyes Tag: Dyes
Gloop
Tag: Dyes Tag: Dyes
Gloop
Gloop Dye

so many colors!


GloopifactGloopifact

Gloop seems to be good at holding and manipulating iotas, so perhaps it'd work well as a part of a casting device.

The gloopifact is very similar to an artifact, just,, much gloopier. Its netherite bindings appear to make it fire resistant, no more losing my tools to nether mishaps.


The focus at its core remains accessible for normal use, though my hexes will still prefer any iota source in my other hand. I've documented a set of patterns, very similar to other iota manipulation patterns, that instead target its internal focus.

I've also found that its ravenmind is much more malleable and documented patterns that allow it to communicate with my staffcasting ravenmind.

Except for crafting, these patterns only work when cast by a gloopifact


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Gloopifact
Crafting Table
Gloop
Focus
Gloop
Netherite Ingot
Gloop
Netherite Ingot
Tag: Music Discs
Gloopifact


Craft Gloopifact (entity, [pattern] →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wwaadaqwaweqqwaweewawqwwwwadeeeeeqww

Costs about 16 Charged Amethyst


Gloopimind Upload

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qewdweeddw

Uploads my gloopifact's ravenmind to my staff


Gloopimind Download

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qedadewdde

Downloads my staff's ravenmind to my gloopifact


Gloopcaster's Reflection (→ any)

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Reads the iota from the gloopifact's internal focus


Gloopcaster's Gambit (any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deeeeeqqadaqw

Writes an iota to the gloopifact's internal focus


Gloopitor's Reflection (→ boolean)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wwqadaqwwaqqqqq

Returns whether or not the internal focus can be read


Gloopessor's Distillation (any → boolean)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wwqadaqwwdeeeee

Returns whether or not the given iota can be written to the internal focus.


Hand MirrorHand Mirror

A hexxed hand mirror, it will reflect any item entity written to it. Using a pedestal to hold my item may be convenient.

Unlike other reflections, which can only be touched by my hexes, the reflections from the hand mirror have a physicality to them that lets me use them as if they were really in my hand.


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Hand Mirror
Crafting Table
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Netherite Ingot
Blank Slate
Hexxed Glass
Blank Slate
Synchronous Gloop
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Hand Mirror


Hex BladeHex Tools

My hexes can largely replace any need for swords and other such tools, but I have to admit they have a certain flair to them.

These hexxed tools, with their netherite sentience, fill that void quite nicely.


Each of these tools can be inscribed with a hex, much like a trinket, that casts with Use Item/Place Block. Additionally, each tool has a casting method based on its function.

The media that powers these hexes also gives strength to the tool itself, ticking down with each use.


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Hex Blade
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Journeyman Weaponsmith
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Journeyman Weaponsmith or higher
Netherite Sword
Hex Blade

When I strike with this blade it casts its hex with my target on its stack.

The media edge also does a bit of damage on its own, about the same as a netherite sword.


Forge Hex Blade (entity, [pattern] →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: waqqqqqwwwaqwwwwaq

Similar to other casting instrument creation spells. Costs about 4 Charged Amethyst


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Hex Pickaxe
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Journeyman Toolsmith
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Journeyman Toolsmith or higher
Netherite Pickaxe
Hex Pickaxe

When I mine a block with this pickaxe it casts its hex with the block's position on its stack.


Forge Hex Pickaxe (entity, [pattern] →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wwaqqqqqeaqdewaqweaewqawedqqqeaeq

Similar to other casting instrument creation spells. Costs about 4 Charged Amethyst


Multi FocusMulti Focus

I can feel the gloop pulling at my mind, maybe I can pull back?

A gloop constructed multi focus should let me hold multiple iotas in a single item and access them quickly with Open Iota Wheel, sort of like a smaller spellbook. For more organizational techniques I should check my notes on labels


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Multi Focus
Crafting Table
Glowstone Dust
Charged Amethyst
Glowstone Dust
Charged Amethyst
Gloop
Charged Amethyst
Glowstone Dust
Charged Amethyst
Glowstone Dust
Multi Focus

I can almost hear it purring..


Ritualist's InscriberRitualist's Inscriber

Placing slates by hand has become so tedious. I've rigged together this contraption to improve the process. I can write a list of patterns to it and fill it with slates, as I would a bundle, and then using it will place a slate with the next pattern in the list.


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Ritualist's Inscriber
Crafting Table
Blank Slate
Focus
Blank Slate
Charged Amethyst
Dispenser
Charged Amethyst
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Ritualist's Inscriber

FrogiFrogi

I've befriended a rather silly little creature I've been calling a Frogi. It likes to hang close to me, and seems to get excited when I jump?

After giving it instructions to cast, and an appropriate hat for its job, it seems that it'll cast when I go to jump but am already in the air, an attempt to double jump as silly as that sounds.


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Frogi
Crafting Table
Pearlescent Froglight Verdant Froglight Ochre Froglight
Pearlescent Froglight Verdant Froglight Ochre Froglight
Slimeball
Mept Log
Slimeball
Lily Pad
Lily Pad
Lily Pad
Frogi

Jump !


Teach Frogi (entity, [pattern] →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wwaqqqqqeaqdqaqedeqaqdqqeaqwdwqae

Costs about 4 Charged Amethyst


Frogi Snack (entity →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wawadawaewqaw

I've seen frogs in a nature try to eat slimes and magma cubes, perhaps my Frogi would like to do the same ?

Costs about a shard


InventortyInventorty

I have found the cutest little kitten ! It seems to quite like sitting in my pockets, playing with items. Perhaps I can teach it to do so in a more helpful manner ?

I've taught it to cast ! I can give it a list of patterns to cast when pet in my inventory, a similar motion to using a bundle strangely enough. The stack of these casts will start with some additional information, first a boolean for if I'm holding the inventorty and then a number indicating the inventory slot it's in or looking at.


There are a number of patterns that can only be cast from an inventorty, many of them refer to a 'slot' type. This isn't an actual iota type but a shorthand for iotas that refer to a slot the inventorty can access:

Non-negative numbers reference a specific slot in the open screen by their index. Slots in a separate inventory, such as a chest, are marked by their index + the inventory index * 1000.

Item Entities near the caster.

-2 for the inventory cursor slot

-1000*(inventory index + 1) for the first available destination slot in that inventory.


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Inventorty
Crafting Table
Phantom Membrane
Phantom Membrane
Eye of Ender
Mept Log
Eye of Ender
Phantom Membrane
Chest
Phantom Membrane
Inventorty

The great power of Creativity can make the cat quite sleepy.


Teach Inventorty (entity, [pattern] →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: waqqqqqwqawqedeqwaq

Costs about 4 Charged Amethyst


Torty Transfer (slot, slot | null, num → num, entity?)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wawqwaqewdwwdade

Transfers up to the given number of items from the first slot to the second slot. It returns the number of items left in the input slot. If the second slot is null it drops the items on the caster and pushes a reference of it to the stack.


Torty's Purification (slot → num)

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Returns how many items are in the given slot.


Torty's Max Purification (slot → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ewdqdwewaqae

Returns how many items can fit in the given slot.


Curiosity's Purification (slot → itemtype)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwaeawqaqded

Returns the type of the item in the given slot


Torty's Reflection (→ [num])

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Returns a list containing the sizes of every inventory the inventorty can see, sorted based on the inventory index.


Torty's Reflection II (→ [string])

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: waeaeaeawa

Returns a list containing the names of every inventory the inventorty can see, sorted based on the inventory index.


Mept LogMepts

I've now met a few friendly creatures of this world who seem to have the ability to cast for me. They all seem to be made from the same material, a sort of infused, lively, wood with amethyst crystalization. I've decided to call them Mepts, maybe there are more out there ?


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Mept Log
Gloop Energizer Recipe GUI
Charged Amethyst
Egg
Tag: Logs
Mept Log
Amethyst Dust Costs 10 Dust

I believe I've worked out how to make a mept log myself.


PedestalPedestal

I always seem to lose track of my dropped items.

The pedestal can hold a single item stack in place for me. This item stack is locked in place but my hexes can still interact with it as if it were dropped on the ground. It appears to pick up items dropped on it and respond how I would expect to devices such as hoppers.

I sense these pedestals may have more magic about them..


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Pedestal
Crafting Table
Block of Slate
Hopper
Block of Slate
Blank Slate
Blank Slate
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Pedestal

Solid


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Mirrored Pedestal
Crafting Table
Block of Slate
Hopper
Block of Slate
Hexxed Glass
Synchronous Gloop
Hexxed Glass
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Mirrored Pedestal

The mirrored panels inlayed in the pedestal allow me to bind myself to it and see its reflection


I have seen... so much. I have... experienced... annihilation and deconstruction and reconstruction. I have seen the atoms of the world screaming as they were inverted and subverted and demoted to energy. I have seen I have seen I have sget stick bugged lmao

Nether StarThe Work

I have seen so many things. Unspeakable things. Innumerable things. I could write three words and turn my mind inside-out and smear my brains across the shadowed walls of my skull to decay into fluff and nothing.


I have seen staccato-needle patterns and acid-etched schematics written on the inside of my eyelids. They smolder there-- they dance, they taunt, they ache. I'm possessed by an intense need to draw them, create them. Form them. Liberate them from the gluey shackles of my mortal mind-- present them in their Glory to the world for all to see.

All shall see.

All will see.


Noosphere BasaltA Strange Realm

I've made it.
The realm beyond the slipways. The ambient media is overwhelming. My mind is screaming at me, telling me I shouldn't be here. But I must press on. This is the next step in the journey.


Every single thing I've examined here seems to be composed largely of media, similar to conjured matter, but orders of magnitude denser.Even the air is media. How am I breathing?

How can I even exist here?


Wither Skeleton SkullOn the Flaying of Minds

A secret was revealed to me. I saw it. I cannot forget its horror. The idea skitters across my brain.

I believed-- oh, foolishly, I believed --that Media is the spare energy left over by thought. But now I know what it is: the energy of thought.


It is produced by thinking sentience and allows sentience to think. It is a knot tying that braids into its own string. The Entity I naively anthromorphized as Nature is simply a grand such tangle, or perhaps the set of all tangles, or ... if I think it hurts I have so many synapses and all of them can think pain at once ALL OF THEM CAN SEE

I am not holding on. My notes. Quickly.


The villagers of this world have enough consciousness left to be extracted. Place it into a block, warp it, change it. Intricate patterns caused by different patterns of thought, the abstract neural pathways of their jobs and lives mapped into the cold physic of solid atoms.

This is what Flay Mind does, the extraction. Target the villager entity and the destination block. Ten Charged Amethyst for this perversion of will.


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Budding Amethyst
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Journeyman Villager
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Journeyman or higher
Block of Amethyst
Budding Amethyst

And an application. For this flaying, any sort of villager will do, if it has developed enough. Other recipes require more specific types. NO MORE must I descend into the hellish earth for my media.


LodestoneSpell Circles

I KNOW what the slates are for. The grand assemblies lost to time. The patterns scribed on them can be actuated in sequence, automatically. Thought and power ricocheting through, one by one by one by one by one by through and through and THROUGH AND -- I must not I must not I should know better than to think that way.


To start the ritual I need an Impetus to create a self-sustaining wave of media. That wave travels along a track of slates or other blocks suitable for the energies, one by one, collecting any patterns it finds. Once the wave circles back around to the Impetus, all the patterns encountered are cast in order.

The direction the media exits any given block MUST be unambiguous, or the casting will fail at the block with too many neighbors.


As a result, the outline of the spell "circle" may be any closed shape, concave or convex, and it may face any direction. In fact, with the application of certain other blocks it is possible to make a spell circle that spans all three dimensions. I doubt such an oddity has very much use, but I must allocate myself a bit of vapid levity to encourage my crude mind to continue my work.


Miracle of miracles, the circle will withdraw media neither from my inventory nor my mind. Instead, crystallized shards of media must be provided to the Impetus via hopper, or other such artifice.

The application of a Scrying Lens will show how much media is inside an Impetus, in units of dust.


However, a spell cast from a circle does have one major limitation: it is unable to affect anything outside of the circle's bounds. That is, it cannot interact with anything outside of the cuboid of minimum size which encloses every block composing it (so a concave spell circle can still affect things in the concavity).


There is also a limit on the number of blocks the wave can travel through before it disintegrates, but it is large enough I doubt I will have any trouble.

Conversely, there are some actions that can only be cast from a circle. Fortunately, none of them are spells; they all seem to deal with components of the circle itself. My notes on the subject are here.


I also found a sketch of a spell circle used by the ancients buried in my notes. Facing this page is my (admittedly poor) copy of it.

The patterns there would have been executed counter-clockwise, starting with Mind's Reflection and ending with Greater Teleport.


Teleportation Circle

Teleportation Circle


Toolsmith ImpetusImpetuses

The fluctuation of media required to actuate a spell circle is complex. Even the mortal with sharpest eyes and steadiest hands could not serve as an Impetus and weave media into the self-sustaining oroboros required.

The problem is that the mind is too full of other useless garbage.


At a ... metaphysical level-- I must be careful with these thoughts, I cannot lose myself, I have become too valuable --moving media moves the mind, and the mind must be moved for the process to work. But, the mind is simply too heavy with other thoughts to move nimbly enough.

It is like an artisan trying to repair a watch while wearing mittens.


There are several solutions to this conundrum: through meditative techniques one can learn to blank the mind, although I am not certain a mind free enough to actuate a circle can concentrate hard enough to do the motions.

Certain unsavory compounds can create a similar effect, but I know nothing of them and do not plan to learn. I must not rely on the chemicals of my brain.


The solution I aim for, then, is to specialize a mind. Remove it from the tyranny of nerves, clip all outputs but delicate splays of media-manipulating apparati, cauterize all inputs but the signal to start its work.

The process of mindflaying I am now familiar with will do excellently; the mind of a villager is complex enough to do the work, but not so complex as to resist its reformation.


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Empty Impetus
Crafting Table
Purpur Block
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Iron Bars
Charged Amethyst
Iron Bars
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Purpur Block
Empty Impetus

First, the cradle. Although it does not work as an Impetus, the flow of media in a circle will only exit out the side pointed to by the arrows. This allows me to change the plane in which the wave flows, for example.


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Toolsmith Impetus
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Apprentice Toolsmith
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Apprentice Toolsmith or higher
Empty Impetus
Toolsmith Impetus

Then, to transpose the mind. Villagers of different professions will lend different actuation conditions to the resulting Impetus. A Toolsmith Impetus activates on a simple Use Item/Place Block.


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Cleric Impetus
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Apprentice Cleric
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Apprentice Cleric or higher
Empty Impetus
Cleric Impetus

A Cleric Impetus must be bound to a player by using an item with a reference to that player, like a Focus, on the block. Then, it activates when receiving a redstone signal.


Peculiarly to this Impetus, the bound player, as well as a small region around them, are always accessible to the spell circle. It's as if they were standing within the bounds of the circle, no matter how far away they might stand.

The bound player is shown when looking at a Cleric Impetus through a Scrying Lens.


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Fletcher Impetus
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Apprentice Fletcher
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Apprentice Fletcher or higher
Empty Impetus
Fletcher Impetus

A Fletcher Impetus activates when looked at for a short time.


Mason DirectrixDirectrices

Simpler than the task of creating a self-sustaining wave of media is the task of directing it. Ordinarily the wave disintegrates when coming upon a crossroads, but with a mind to guide it, an exit direction can be controlled.

This manipulation is not nearly so fine as the delicacy of actuating a spell circle. In fact, it might be possible to do it by hand... but the packaged minds I have access to now would be so very convenient.


A Directrix accepts a wave of media and determines to which of the arrows it will exit from, depending on the villager mind inside.

I am not certain if this idea was bestowed upon me, or if my mind is bent around the barrier enough to splint off its own ideas now... but if the idea came from my own mind, if I thought it, can it be said it was bestowed? The brain is a vessel for the mind and the mind is a vessel for ideas and the ideas vessel thought and thought sees all and knows all-- I MUST N O T


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Empty Directrix
Crafting Table
Redstone Comparator
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Observer
Charged Amethyst
Observer
Block of Slate
Block of Slate
Redstone Comparator
Empty Directrix

Firstly, a design for the cradle ... although, perhaps "substrate" would be more accurate a word. Without a mind guiding it, the output direction is determined by microscopic fluctuations in the media wave and surroundings, making it effectively random.


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Mason Directrix
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Novice Mason
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Novice Mason or higher
Empty Directrix
Mason Directrix

A Mason Directrix switches output side based on a redstone signal. Without a signal, the exit is the media-color side; with a signal, the exit is the redstone-color side.


Akashic RecordAkashic Libraries

I KNOW SO MUCH it is ONLY RIGHT to have a place to store it all. Information can be stored in books but it is oh so so so so slow to write by hand and read by eye. I demand BETTER. And so I shall MAKE better.

... I am getting worse ... do not know if I have time to write everything bursting through my head before expiring.


The library. Here. My plans.

Like how patterns are associated with actions, I can associate my own patterns with iotas in any way I choose. An Akashic Record controls the library, and each Akashic Bookshelf stores one pattern mapped to one iota. These must all be directly connected together, touching, within 32 blocks. An Akashic Ligature doesn't do anything but count as a connecting block, to extend the size of my library.


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Akashic Record
Flay Mind Recipe GUI Master Librarian
Hero of the Village Villager must be a Master Librarian or higher
Akashic Ligature
Akashic Record

Allocating and assigning patterns is simple but oh so boring. I have better things to do. I will need a mind well-used to its work for the extraction to stay sound.


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Akashic Bookshelf
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Logs Edified Log Stripped Edified Log Edified Wood Stripped Edified Wood
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Logs Edified Log Stripped Edified Log Edified Wood Stripped Edified Wood
Book
Book
Book
Tag: Edified Logs Edified Log Stripped Edified Log Edified Wood Stripped Edified Wood
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Logs Edified Log Stripped Edified Log Edified Wood Stripped Edified Wood
Akashic Bookshelf
Akashic Ligature
Crafting Table
Tag: Edified Logs Edified Log Stripped Edified Log Edified Wood Stripped Edified Wood
Tag: Edified Planks Edified Planks Edified Panel Edified Tile
Tag: Edified Logs Edified Log Stripped Edified Log Edified Wood Stripped Edified Wood
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
Charged Amethyst
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Akashic Ligature

Then to operate the library is simple, the patterns are routed through the librarian and it looks them up and returns the iota to you. Two actions do the work. Notes here.

Using an empty scroll on a bookshelf copies the pattern there onto the scroll. Sneaking and using an empty hand clears the datum in the shelf.


Mirrored PedestalLoci

So far I've only constructed spell circles with slates, impeti, and directrices, but some of the blocks I've recently discovered seem to also have interesting uses in circles. I've adopted the term Loci to categorize them. On the following pages I've described the capabilities of some loci that I had previously discovered.


Spotlight inventory slot Gloopy Slate Chest

When the media wave flows through the chest it grants the circle access to the chest's inventory, as if it were the casters own. Good for large blockwork projects perhaps.


Spotlight inventory slot Pedestal

When the media wave flows through a pedestal that holds an item containing a pattern, such as a scroll, it will add that pattern to the circle to be cast.


Spotlight inventory slot Mirrored Pedestal

This behaves similarly to its non-mirrored counterpart, however it will also try to embed any non pattern iotas. This embedding follows the same rules as embedding an iota in a pattern list.


Pseudoamethyst ShardThoughtful Materials

Thought Slurry

Spotlight inventory slot Thought Slurry Bucket

A strange fluid which agitates media entering it, preventing amethyst crystal formation. Stimulates my mind in pleasing ways when I immerse myself in it.


Spotlight inventory slot Noosphere Basalt

A rock which is primarily composed of media, somehow. Can be used to craft spell circle blocks.


Spotlight inventory slot Pseudoamethyst Block

A large crystal of media much like amethyst, but not quite the same. Produces a buzzing sensation under my fingers when I touch it, as if its media is stimulating the nerves. Breaking it without special care causes it to shatter into 1-4 pieces.


Spotlight inventory slot Pseudoamethyst Shard

The shards can be used to fuel spells, and yield slightly more energy than a normal amethyst shard. Can also be used to craft several interesting things.


AcceleratorAccelerator

Circles are by far my slowest means of casting, I believe this block should accelerate them. When the media wave hits an accelerator it boosts its speed by 200% of the original, with the boost fading by 20% each block. A single accelerator's boost will draw 2 amethyst dust from the impetus, though this cost will greatly increase as boosts are stacked. Spacing out the accelerators may help.


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Speedy !


Budding PseudoamethystBetter Media Farming

I've found that the amethyst-like material native to the noosphere can be imbued with a villager's mind, much like normal amethyst. What's more, the block that results from this process produces significantly more media than normal Budding Amethyst, and it can be picked up and moved if one takes special care.


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Flay Mind Recipe GUI Master Villager
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Budding Pseudoamethyst

Pseudoamethyst requires a stronger mind than normal amethyst, but the cost is well worth it.


Amazingly, the media generation rate of budding pseudoamethyst is such that even when immersed in thought slurry to inhibit crystal formation, it will still yield usable amounts of media. While the overall supply is nigh-endless, the amount accessible to any given action is quite small, like an inch-deep ocean a million miles across. However, due to this minimal depth, the media will dissipate rapidly before reaching my staff when accessed from afar, such as when recharging an item.


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Inexhaustible Phial

Constantly provides about a tenth of an amethyst dust worth of media. While I certainly can hold several of these in order to gain access to more easy media, this results in rapidly-diminishing returns.


Magenta CandleSentinel Detection

By combining the noosphere's pseudoamethyst with the organic sensory apparatus native to the deep dark, I've discovered a way to detect fluctuations in ambient media. This new form of sensor detects the presence of Sentinels within approximately 16 meters, and outputs a redstone signal based on its proximity to the closest one. Comparators attached to it will output a signal if the sentinel in question is particularly powerful.


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Sentinel Sensor

I'm sure the warden won't mind.


Additionally, this sensor can be incorporated into a Cleric Impetus, allowing it to activate when a sentinel is placed in the area (albeit with a lower range than the plain sensor). I've dubbed this contraption a Seer Impetus. Though it no longer responds to redstone, the circle's hex will start with a reference to the owner of the triggering sentinel on the stack.
Due to the media interference produced by the cast, the impetus cannot detect sentinels it places itself.


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As the sensor does not care whose sentinel it sees, I should take care to avoid allowing my trap circles to target me.


Scrutinize Sentinel (vec, player → num | NULL)

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Accepts a vector and a player, and returns either the distance from the vector to the target player's sentinel or NULL. Costs a negligible amount of media.


Conjures a fleeting sensor at the target coordinates, which "listens" to the patterns in the ambient media to seek out the telltale signature of a sentinel.


UndulatorUndulator

While a comparator works just fine for detecting the first time the media wave passes over my slates, I haven't had a way to detect additional passes. The undulator will emit a redstone signal whenever it holds the wave.


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Mesmerizing


Akashic Library CardAkashic Library Card

I can construct grand libraries of everything I've learned and wrote, but I can't access them across dimensions.

Using the library card on an Akashic Record will bind the card to the current dimension. As long as the card is in my inventory, any attempt to read from an akashic library will work as if I were in the bound dimension.


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Flayer's PedestalItem Flaying

I can't exactly target an item for mind flaying, but targeting a pedestal holding an item should work fine.

While this will work with any pedestal, the Flayer's Pedestal can catch and store a single mind that it will attempt to push into future held items.


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Flayer's Pedestal

While blocks may reject a being's mind, this jar sure won't! I can reflay with this mind by passing it as an item entity in place of the villager.


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Mind in a Jar

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SyncetrixSyncetrix

This is certainly not a traditional Directrix ! The exiting wave will always exit the face. If there is a valid block connected it will exit there, otherwise the wave will jump to the first syncetrix in front of it, up to 16 blocks away.


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Coping SawCoping Saw

It's all so much to bear, the thought that my hexes could take more than I can give, I may need a way of coping with what I saw.

As long as the Coping Saw is in my hotbar, my hexes won't be able to take my health as media.


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I have uncovered some letters and text not of direct relevance to my art. But, I think I may be able to divine some of the history of the world from these. Let me see...

Lore FragmentCardamom Steles, #1

Full title: Letter from Cardamom Steles to Her Father, #1

Dear Papa,
Every day it seems I have more reason to thank you for saving up to send me to the Grand Library. The amount I am learning is incredible! I feel I don't have the skill with words needed to express myself fully... it is wonderful to be here.


I sit in the main dome as I write this. It's maintained by the Hexcasting Corps; they have some sort of peculiar mechanism at the top that captures the stray thought energy as it leaks out from the desks and desks of hard-working students, as I understand it. One of my friends in the dormitory, Amanita, is studying the subject, and oh how she loves to explain it to me at length, although I confess I do not understand it very well.


The way I understand it, our processes of thought--the intangible mechanisms by which I move my pen and by which you read this letter--are not completely efficient. A small amount of that energy is released into the environment, like how a wagon's axle is hot to the touch after it has been turning for a while. This spare energy is called "media." One person's spare media is trifiling, but the hundreds of thinking people in the main dome have a sort of multiplicative effect, and combined with some sort of ingenious mechanism, it can be solidified into a sort of purple crystal.


But that's enough about her studies. I returned from my first expedition with the Geology Corps today! My apologies for not sending a letter before I left; the date crept up on me. We ventured into a crack in the earth to the east of the Grand and spent the night camping under the rock and soil. We kept to well-lit and well-traveled areas of the cave, of course, and in all honesty it was likely safer in there than the night surface, but oh how I was scared!


Fortunately the night passed without mishap, and we proceeded deeper into the cave for our examination of the local veins of ore. We were looking for trace veins of a purple crystal called "amethyst," which supposedly occurs in small amounts deep in the rock. We did not find anything, sadly, and returned to the sunlit surface empty-handed.


Come to think of it, the description of this "amethyst" I now realize closely matches those crystals of media Amanita speaks of. Imagine if these nuggets of thought occurred naturally under the ground! I can't imagine why that might happen, though...


As a student, I am entitled to send one letter by Akashic post every three months, free of charge. Unfortunately, you know how thin my moneybags are ... so I am afraid this offer is the only method I may communicate with you. I will of course appreciate immensely if you manage to scrounge together the money to send a letter back, but it seems our communications may be limited. I hate to be cut off from you so, but the skills I gain here will be more than repayment. Imagine, I will be the first member of our family to be anything other than a farmer!


So, I suppose I will write again in three months' time.

Yours,
-- Cardamom Steles


Lore FragmentCardamom Steles, #2

Full title: Letter from Cardamom Steles to Her Father, #2

Dear Papa,
... Goodness, what an ordeal it is to try to summarize the last three months into a short letter. Such a cruel task set before me by this miracle I receive entirely for free! Woe is me.


My studies with the Geology Corps have been progressing smoothly. We have gone on more expeditions, deeper into the earth, to where the smooth gray stone makes way to a hard, flaky slate. It creates such an awful, choking dust under your feet... it's incredible what hostility there is below all of our feet all the time, even disregarding the creatures of the dark. (I have had one or two encounters with them, but I know how you shudder to think of me having to fight for my life, so I will not write of them.)


We did manage to find some of this amethyst, however. There was a small vein with a few trace crystals on one of our expeditions. We were under strict instructions to keep none of them and turn them in to our Corps prefect immediately. I find the whole affair rather ridiculous; they treat it like some matter of enormous importance and secrecy, and yet have a group of a dozen students, all barely six months at the Grand Library, trying to excavate barely ten drams of the stuff with twelve prospector's picks in a square foot...


I cannot imagine for what purpose, either. A librarian pointed me to an encyclopedia of gems, and amethyst seems to have next to no purpose; it's used for certain specialty types of glass and lenses, of all things.

If I were to speculate, I would guess that these amethyst crystals and the media they so resemble are one and the same, as I wrote of last time.


If this is true, the secrecy, not to mention the prefect's aversion to questioning, may be because this is an original piece of research the Grand Library is not eager to let into the hands of enemy factions.

However, this theory does not sit quite right with me. The amethyst I handled in the cave and the crystals of media Amanita has shown to me do seem quite similar, but not identical. I would like to see them side-by-side to be sure, but media has a peculiar buzzing or rumbling feel beneath the fingers that amethyst does not.


It is quite possible I was unable to sense it on the amethyst in the cave due to the stress of being undergound-- my hands were shaking the one time I managed to touch some, and the feeling is very light --but it does not seem the same to me. The light reflects slightly differently.

I suppose if I ever manage to get my hands on a crystal of amethyst outside of a cave, I will ask Amanita to see if she can cast a spell with it. Every time we meet she seems to have some new fantastic trick.


Just last week she suspended me in the air supported by nothing at all! It is an immensely strange feeling to have your body tingling and lighter than air with your clothing still the same weight... I am just glad she tugged me over my bed before the effect ran out.

Yours,
-- Cardamom Steles


Lore FragmentCardamom Steles, #3, 1/2

Full title: Letter from Cardamom Steles to her father, #3, part 1/2

Dear Papa,
Two very peculiar things have happened since I last wrote.

Firstly, the professor in charge of the entry-level Hexcasting Corps students has disappeared. Nobody knows where he has gone. His office and living quarters were found locked, but still in their usual state of disarray.


Even more peculiarly, any attempts by the students of the Grand to rouse the administrative portions of the gnarled bureaucracy have been very firmly rejected. Even other professors seem reluctant to talk about him.

As you might imagine, Amanita is sorely distressed. Whatever replacement professors the Grand managed to dredge up have none of the old professor's tact or skill with beginners.


But amazingly, that is not the stranger of the two things I have to tell you. The most horrendous thing I hope to ever experience happened on another trip out with the Geology Corps. This time, we were due for an expedition near a village.


Usually when we do such a thing, there is a long process of communication with the mayor or elder of the village to ensure we have permission and establish boundaries on where we are allowed to go and what we are allowed to do. But on this expedition, there was very little of that; we were notified where we were going by a prefect of the Hexcasting Corps scarcely two days before we left.


We camped near the village, but in a thick forest, even though the nearby plains would have been much more hospitable. We could barely see the village from where we pitched our tents. As I laid down my bedroll the evening we arrived, the peculiar silence troubled me. Even if we couldn't see the village, we should have been able to hear it. But the whole time we were above-ground, there was next to no sound.


The few things I did hear all sounded like work: the peal of hammers on anvils and the scrape of hoe on dirt, for example. I never heard a shred of conversation.

The next morning we readied our lanterns and descended into the earth.


We weren't told exactly what it was we were spelunking for, but one of the other students had overheard we were looking for more amethyst, which seemed reasonable enough. I had my eyes trained for any specks of purple I might find in the cave walls, but just as the gray stone was making way to black slate, an incredible sight unfolded before me.

It was an entire chamber made of amethyst, nearly ten times as tall as I am. The inside seemed to glow with purple sparks and lanternlight glint, every surface covered with jagged crystal. There was more amethyst here than our entire group had ever excavated since I came to the Grand.


Gloves were distributed and we were told to get to mining. One of the prefects along with us had a peculiar lavender box I've seen some of the higher-ups in the Grand using for storage, and the other students and I dutifully got to shattering the glassy crystals off the walls of the cave and putting them in the box. Under the outer layers of brittle crystal there seemed to be two types of denser growth. One of them seemed of similar composition to the loose crystal, but one seemed more ... I struggle to find the word.


I hesitate to say "important," but that's the best I can think of. It had a certain ... gravitas, like the dark, sunken X in its surface held some sacred meaning. Whatever the reason we were under strict instructions not to touch them. Occasionally a misplaced pickaxe would shatter one, and the student responsible would get quite the earful. Although the labor was hard and took most of my attention, I couldn't help but notice how ... lucid I felt. It was a strange mix of feelings: I felt incredibly clear-headed, but I also felt if I stopped to examine the feeling I might never stop.


It was like each breath in erected a friendly signpost in my head promising the way forward, pointing directly down a steep cliff. I shook my head and immersed myself in the work of mining, which seemed to stave off the signposts.

I did manage, however, to hide a shard of the crystal in my knapsack.

We spent nearly the whole day mining, excavating most of the crystal by the time the prefects' chronometer said the sun would set soon.


As we left, I couldn't help but notice that on the surfaces of those dark, scored places we left unmined, there seemed to be the faintest buds of new crystal, like they were somehow growing out of them. Everything I had learned about the geology of crystals said they took thousands of years to grow, but here there was new growth in less than a day. I suppose the prefects' warnings against breaking those spots were warranted, at least.


Our journey back to the surface was uneventful, and we got back to our tents just as the sun was setting-- My apologies, I am nearly out of paper for this letter. There's only so much you can write on one Akashic letter ... This tale is worth purchasing another letter for. I'll send them both at once, so they should arrive together.

Yours,
-- Cardamom Steles


Lore FragmentCardamom Steles, #3, 2/2

Full title: Letter from Cardamom Steles to her father, #3, part 2/2

Dear Papa,
As I was saying, I was running out of paper to write my story, so the rest of it is in this letter. We made it back to camp just as the sun was setting. And that night was the most horrible event of the whole strange outing.


I had gotten up in the middle of the night to relieve myself. The moon was covered with clouds, and I confess I got lost in the winds of the forest and could not find the way back to the camp. Fearing the monsters of the night, I decided I would find my way to the village and see if I could find a bed there. At the least, I would be protected there.


The village was easy enough to find, though there was very little sound. Even this late at night I would expect the inn to be, if not bustling, at least not silent. But peeking through the inn door I saw absolutely nobody.

I knocked on the door of one of the houses to no response. The next two houses, too, seemed completely empty.


My pulse started to rise, and I resolved to enter the next house. I figured whoever might be inside would be understanding of their rest being disturbed. At the least, hearing another voice would have been reassuring, even if they didn't let me stay the night under their roof.

The house was very small, barely more than a cartographer's table and a bed. I could see there was someone in the bed, and I tried to reassure myself that everyone in the village was just deeply asleep as I turned to leave.


But then the clouds shifted, and moonlight glinted across the bed's occupant.

I screamed, and its eyes snapped open. It was ... distinctly, horrendously not human. It was like some awful de-evolution of a man, its forehead too high, its body stocky and dense. I believe it is appropriate to say "it," at least; the thing before me was obviously not as wise as a human, despite how it resembled us.


Its eyes trained on me-- oh, its eyes were awful, dull and unintelligent like a sheep's! It opened its mouth but a pained mockery of speech poured out, a shuddering, nasal groan.


I ran. In the light of the newly-revealed moon I caught glimpses of other townspeople through windows, and they were all warped and simplified as the first thing I had seen. I sprinted into the darkness of the forest, away from those terrible, terrible animal eyes in those distorted faces.

The camp was easier to find now that I could see in the moonlight. No-one seemed to have noticed my prolonged absence, thankfully. I crawled back into my bedroll and did my very best to forget the whole night.


As you can tell from this letter, I did not do a very good job. That warped visage still haunts my dreams. I shudder to think that it once might have been human.

After we got back to the Grand I showed the shard of crystal I had smuggled out to Amanita. She confirmed my suspicions: it is definitely a crystal of media. What an enormous geode full of it is doing underground, though, is beyond her.


She also mentioned something interesting: apparently media can be used in a similar way to true amethyst in those niche glasses I mentioned a few letters ago. The physical manner in which they both crystallise happens to be nearly identical, and it has nothing to do with media's magical properties, or so she says.

I chose not to tell her of the village full of monsters.


I know how tight money is for you, and how expensive it is to send a letter all the way back to the Grand, but I beg of you, please send a word of advice back. I am greatly distraught, and reading your words would do me much good.

Yours,
-- Cardamom Steles


Lore FragmentCardamom Steles, #4

Full title: Letter from Cardamom Steles to her father, #4

Amanita has disappeared.

I don't know where she has gone, Papa. The last I saw her was over dinner, and she had just spoken to someone about the disappearances, and then--


then-- then she was gone too. And no one speaks of her, and I am so so scared, Papa, do they all know? Everyone must have a friend who's just vanished, into thin air, into non-being.

Where did they go?


They keep shutting things down, too-- we haven't been on a trip for the Geology Corps in weeks, all the apparati that collect media in the main dome are gone, the Apothecary Corps haven't been open for months... it's like termites are eating the Grand from the inside, leaving a hollow shell.

I think they've started scanning the letters, we write too...


This letter has taken so much courage to write, and I don't have the courage to tell people myself, but if no one here can hold the knowledge I hope and pray you can send the word out... it's a vain hope for this to spread from somewhere as backwater as Brackenfalls, but please, please, do your best. Remember them, Papa... Amanita Libera, Jasmine Ward, Theodore Cha... please, remember them... and please forgive my cowardice, that I foist the responsibility onto you.


i can no longer write, my hands shake so much, please, rescue us.


Lore FragmentWooleye Instance Notes

I only managed to find these five entries from this log.

Detonation #26

Location: Carpenter's North

Population: 174

Nodes Formed: 3

Node Distance from Epicenter: 55-80m vertical, 85-156m horizontal

Media Generation: 1320 uθ/min


Detonation #27

Location: Brackenfalls

Population: 79

Nodes Formed: 1

Node Distance from Epicenter: 95m vertical, 67m horizontal

Media Generation: 412 uθ/min


Detonation #28

Location: Greyston

Population: approx. 1000

Nodes Formed: 18

Node Distance from Epicenter: 47-110m vertical, 59-289m horizontal

Media Generation: 8478 uθ/min


Detonation #29

Location: Unnamed; village two days west of Greyston

Population: 35

Nodes Formed: 0

Node Distance from Epicenter: N/A

Media Generation: N/A

Note: inhabitants still affected in the normal way


Detonation #30

Location: Boiling Brook

Population: 231

Nodes Formed: 4

Node Distance from Epicenter: 61-89m vertical, 78-191m horizontal

Media Generation: 1862 uθ/min


Conclusion: approx 60 needed for one node. Too few consumes them but does not provide enough energy for node formation. Little correlation between input count and breadth/depth.

Effects on inhabitants still consistently more severe than with single-target testing, especially the physical effects.


Lore FragmentWooleye Interview Logs

These documents were heavily redacted. I have copied the readable text from them here.

Subject #1 "A.E."
Stopped struggling immediately after procedure. Facial expression and limbs slack, but can stand unassisted. When left unattended, absently pantomimes actions commonly done in previous profession (groundskeeping).


Heartrate was very high immediately after procedure, but this is inconclusive due to state of fear immediately before. Resulting bud produced 35 uθ/min.
...
Subject #4 "P.I."
Psychological tests run on P.I. Subject has object permanence, spatial awareness, basic numerical reasoning. Difficulty learning new tasks.

...


Subject #7 "T.C."
Consented to procedure. Similar results several hours after the procedure to other subjects: able to stand, perform simple tasks.

...

Subject #11 "R.S."
Sedated before procedure; dosage such that subject would wake up as procedure occurred...

...


Subject #23 "A.L."
Ability to speak retained to a greater degree than most subjects; dwindled to broken sentences, then a single word "card" over the course of several hours.

For further testing: how does the procedure affect previous Hexcasters vs. non-Hexcasters?

...


Lore FragmentRestoration Log #72

Cell 39, Restoration Log #72, Detainment Center Beta

Prisoner Name: Raphael Barr
Crime: Knowledge of Project Wooleye
Reason for Cell Vacancy: Death
Additional notes: The following letter was scrawled over most of the wall space.


I see hexagons when I close my eyes.

The patterns, they invade the space between my eyes and my eyelids, my mind, my dreams. I sparkle in and out of lucidity, like a crystal dangling from a string, sometimes catching the light, sometimes consumed by it.


I am more lucid today. Maybe. I cannot tell anymore. I cannot even say I am tired anymore; at some point the constant companion of exhaustion left me, even as something else came to prick at my eyes. I can't sense the fatigue. But it's there.

My bones are fragile. My joints are rough and sharp.


Sometimes why I am here comes back to me. I remember being too loud about something I knew ... I remember a very bright room where I was told things. I remember my thoughts freezing into glass, shattered, melted and recrystallized over and over and over and over and over with a purpose behind them to make me forget worse than that to keep me alive while killing me, my self, the iota of ME being meaningless because there would be no observer just a body but I tricked them I did it somehow


they thought they broke me beyond the point of pulling the wool over my eyes but i was awake enough and am awake enough to feel PAIN

I do not sleep but when i wake up I cannot rub the crust off of my eyes because it would cut my skin and I do not want to see the purple glints inside


They do not kill me, because my husband has my focus, and he would know if I died. But he is no Hexcaster and could not find me with his mediocre skill. i am out of ambit

it h urts to think. quite literally. the thoughts are so wasteful now the leftover striates directly onto the million microcrystals


i remember the doctors in the bright room forcing me to inhale something like sand but sharper and it hurt so much. At first just the physical pain of mucous membranes trying to absorb shatterglass but then they got their fingernails into my stimulus-response and they could do it with a word

i remember camping out and seeing the corps setting up their circle all around a village and the ground under my feet rumbling


drift out of time. Sometimes I believe I see visions of the future, because they seem to make sense but cannot happen now because I know i will be here until forever because the white room men said so. i see myself toppling over and my skull cracking open into halves and inside will be spears of not-amethyst dripping with blood piercing the wrinkled three pounds of fat and meat dreaming that it is a butterfly


i hope my students are alright. why do i think that? waste. they told me i'm a waste, they couldn't be content with destroying me they had to make me feel like I deserved it the whole time, too. No sticks or stones to break my bones, just words to hurt me. if they released me no one would believe me because my body is inspectable fully i just look like one more addicted to overcasting

But they locked me up insted and i dont know if it's a mercy


with all the media around I tried many times to cast a hex and get me out or at the least snuff out my suffering but the patterns that march through the fields of my mind snicker and dissolve when I try to reach for them. i think i remember being forced to forget them, I remember grand structures of knowledge interlinked getting chipped away and splintering as it fell apart under the weight of forced ignorance but it hurts so much to try to remember forgetting what you remembered you thought you knew


maybe I am just in the late late late late stages of overcasting dependency, the patterns papercutting into the space between my eyes and my eyelids I have heard of, the purple edges of my nerves i have heard of. is there any point trying to make myself believe what is true I am not being tortured. I deserve this. if i will never have anyone to discuss it with ever again why try


they're going to kill everyone n the whole world aren't they the grand needs to eat just as much as i ... when did i lasst eat

everyone else has to eat and they cannot do that if all the farmers in the world are empty and all the knowledge of farming is underground or at least someone else is going to Find out and melt their smug faces to wax


maybe wake up someday and wonder about all the thngs we left them and wonder why there are million miles of tunnels underground with no one smart enough to mine them

i can see them reading this . they ... will be too far gone to care


It appears I have installed some mods Hexcasting interoperates with! I've detailed them here.

ChainCross-Mod Compatibility

The art of Hexcasting is versatile. If I find that my world has been modified by certain other powers, it's possible that I may use Hexcasting in harmony and combination with them.


I should keep in mind, however, that Nature seems to have paid less attention in crafting these aspects of my art; strange behavior and bugs are to be expected. I'm sure the mod developer will do her best to correct them, but I must remember this is a less important pastime to her.

I may also find that there are sharp disregards to balance in the costs and effects of the interoperating powers. In such a case I suppose I will have to be responsible and restrain myself from using them.


Finally, if I find myself interested in the lore and stories of this world, I do not think any notes compiled while examining these interoperations should be considered as anything more than light trifles.


AnvilGravity Changer

I have discovered actions to get and set an entity's gravity. I find them interesting, if slightly nauseating.

Interestingly, although Flight is a great spell, and manipulates gravity similarly, these are not. It baffles me why... Perhaps the mod developer wanted players to have fun, for once.


Gravitational Purification (entity → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wawawddew

Get the main direction gravity pulls the given entity in, as a unit vector. For most entities, this will be down, <0, -1, 0>.


Alter Gravity (entity, vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wdwdwaaqw

Set the main direction gravity pulls the given entity in. The given vector will be coerced into the nearest axis, as per Axial Purification. Costs about one Charged Amethyst.


Red MushroomPehkui

I have discovered methods of changing the size of entities, and querying how much larger or smaller they are than normal.


Gulliver's Purification (entity → double)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aawawwawwa

Get the scale of the entity, as a proportion of their normal size. For most entities, this will be 1.


Alter Scale (entity, double →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ddwdwwdwwd

Set the scale of the entity, passing in a proportion of their normal size. Costs about 1 Amethyst Shard.


Hexxy PlushAddons

I've heard tales of a number of additional hex disciplines. This link seems like a good reference for a list of all of them, as well as external tools, datapacks, and more

Addons List


A list of all the patterns I've discovered, as well as what they do.

Knowledge BookHow to Read this Section

I've divided all the valid patterns I've found into sections based on what they do, more or less. I've written down the stroke order of the patterns as well, if I managed to find it in my studies, with the start of the pattern marked with a red dot.

If an action is cast by multiple patterns, as is the case with some, I'll write them all side-by-side.


For a few patterns, however, I was not able to find the stroke order, just the shape. I suspect the order to draw them in are out there, locked away in the ancient libraries and dungeons of the world.

In such cases I just draw the pattern without any information on the order to draw it in.


I also write the types of iota that the action will consume or modify, a "→", and the types of iota the action will create.

For example, "vector, numbervector" means the action will remove a vector and a number from the top of the stack, and then add a vector; or, put another way, will remove a number from the stack, and then modify the vector at the top of the stack. (The number needs to be on the top of the stack, with the vector right below it.)


"→ entity" means it'll just push an entity. "entity, vector →" means it removes an entity and a vector, and doesn't push anything.

Finally, if I find the little dot marking the stroke order too slow or confusing, I can press Control/Command to display a gradient, where the start of the pattern is darkest and the end is lightest. This works on scrolls and when casting, too!


Wooden PickaxeBasic Patterns

Mind's Reflection (→ entity)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qaq

Adds me, the caster, to the stack.


Compass' Purification (entity → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aa

Transforms an entity on the stack into the position of its eyes. I should probably use this on myself.


Compass' Purification II (entity → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dd

Transforms an entity on the stack into the position it is standing. I should probably use this on other entities.


Alidade's Purification (entity → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wa

Transforms an entity on the stack into the direction it's looking in, as a unit vector.


Archer's Distillation (vector, vector → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wqaawdd

Combines two vectors (a position and a direction) into the answer to the question: If I stood at the position and looked in the direction, what block would I be looking at? Costs a negligible amount of media.


If it doesn't hit anything, the vectors will combine into Null.

A common sequence of patterns, the so-called "raycast mantra," is Mind's Reflection, Compass Purification, Mind's Reflection, Alidade Purification, Archer's Distillation. Together, they return the vector position of the block I am looking at.


Architect's Distillation (vector, vector → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: weddwaa

Like Archer's Distillation, but instead returns a vector representing the answer to the question: Which side of the block am I looking at? Costs a negligible amount of media.


More specifically, it returns the normal vector of the face hit, or a unit vector pointing perpendicular to the face.

If I am looking at a floor, it will return (0, 1, 0).

If I am looking at the south face of a block, it will return (0, 0, 1).


Scout's Distillation (vector, vector → entity)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: weaqa

Like Archer's Distillation, but instead returns the entity I am looking at. Costs a negligible amount of media.


Reveal (any → any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: de

Displays the top iota of the stack to me.


Stadiometer's Prfn. (entity → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: awq

Transforms an entity on the stack into its height.


Pace Purification (entity → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wq

Transforms an entity on the stack into the direction in which it's moving, with the speed of that movement as that direction's magnitude.


StickNumber Literals

Numerical Reflection (→ number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqaa Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dedd

Irritatingly, there is no easy way to draw numbers. Here is the method Nature deigned to give us.


First, I draw one of the two shapes shown on the other page. Next, the angles following will modify a running count starting at 0.

Forward: Add 1

Left: Add 5

Right: Add 10

Sharp Left: Multiply by 2

Sharp Right: Divide by 2.
The clockwise version of the pattern, on the right of the other page, will negate the value at the very end. (The left-hand counter-clockwise version keeps the number positive).

Once I finish drawing, the number's pushed to the top of the stack.


Example 1

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqaae

This pattern pushes 10.


Example 2

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqaaqww

This pattern pushes 7: 5 + 1 + 1.


Example 3

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deddwqea

This pattern pushes -32: negate 1 + 5 + 10 * 2.


Example 4

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqaaqdww

This pattern pushes 4.5: 5 / 2 + 1 + 1.


In certain cases it might be easier to just use an Abacus. But, it's worth knowing the "proper" way to do things.


Blaze RodMathematics

Many mathematical operations function on both numbers and vectors. Such arguments are written as "num/vec".



Additive Distillation (num/vec, num/vec → num/vec)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: waaw

Perform addition.


As such:

With two numbers at the top of the stack, combines them into their sum.

With a number and a vector, removes the number from the stack and adds it to each element of the vector.

With two vectors, combines them by summing corresponding components into a new vector (i.e. [1, 2, 3] + [0, 4, -1] = [1, 6, 2]).


Subtractive Distillation (num/vec, num/vec → num/vec)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wddw

Perform subtraction.


As such:

With two numbers at the top of the stack, combines them into their difference.

With a number and a vector, removes the number from the stack and subtracts it from each element of the vector.

With two vectors, combines them by subtracting each component.

In all cases, the top of the stack or its components are subtracted from the second-from-the-top.


Multiplicative Dstl. (num/vec, num/vec → num/vec)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: waqaw

Perform multiplication or the dot product.


As such:

With two numbers, combines them into their product.

With a number and a vector, removes the number from the stack and multiplies each component of the vector by that number.

With two vectors, combines them into their dot product.


Division Dstl. (num/vec, num/vec → num/vec)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wdedw

Perform division or the cross product.


As such:

With two numbers, combines them into their quotient.

With a number and a vector, removes the number and divides it by each element of the vector.

With two vectors, combines them into their cross product.

In the first and second cases, the top of the stack or its components comprise the dividend, and the second-from-the-top or its components are the divisor.

WARNING: Never divide by zero!


Length Purification (num/vec → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wqaqw

Compute the absolute value or length.


Replaces a number with its absolute value, or a vector with its length.


Power Distillation (num/vec, num/vec → num/vec)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wedew

Perform exponentiation or vector projection.


With two numbers, combines them by raising the first to the power of the second.

With a number and a vector, removes the number and raises each component of the vector to the number's power.

With two vectors, combines them into the vector projection of the top of the stack onto the second-from-the-top.

In the first and second cases, the first argument or its components are the base, and the second argument or its components are the exponent.


Floor Purification (num → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ewq

"Floors" a number, cutting off the fractional component and leaving an integer value.


Ceiling Purification (num → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwe

"Ceilings" a number, raising it to the next integer value if it has a fractional component.


Vector Exaltation (num, num, num → vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eqqqqq

Combine three numbers at the top of the stack into a vector's X, Y, and Z components (top to bottom).


Vector Disintegration (vector → num, num, num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qeeeee

Split a vector into its X, Y, and Z components (top to bottom).


Modulus Distillation (num, num → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: addwaad

Takes the modulus of two numbers. This is the amount remaining after division - for example, 5 % 2 is 1, and 5 % 3 is 2.


Axial Purification (vec → vec)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqaww

Coerces a vector to its nearest axial direction, a unit vector. The zero vector is unaffected.


Entropy Reflection (→ num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eqqq

Creates a random number between 0 and 1.


BedrockConstants

True Reflection (→ bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqae

Adds True to the top of the stack.


False Reflection (→ bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dedq

Adds False to the top of the stack.


Nullary Reflection (→ influence)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: d

Adds the Null influence to the top of the stack.


Vector Reflection Zero (→ vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqq

Adds [0, 0, 0] to the stack.


Vector Rfln. +X/-X (→ vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqea Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeeqa

The left-hand counter-clockwise pattern adds [1, 0, 0] to the stack; the right-hand clockwise pattern adds [-1, 0, 0].


Vector Rfln. +Y/-Y (→ vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqew Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeeqw

The left-hand counter-clockwise pattern adds [0, 1, 0] to the stack; the right-hand clockwise pattern adds [0, -1, 0].


Vector Rfln. +Z/-Z (→ vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqed Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeeqd

The left-hand counter-clockwise pattern adds [0, 0, 1]; the right-hand clockwise pattern adds [0, 0, -1].


Circle's Reflection (→ num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eawae

Adds τ, the radial representation of a complete circle, to the stack.


Arc's Reflection (→ num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qdwdq

Adds π, the radial representation of half a circle, to the stack.


Euler's Reflection (→ num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aaq

Adds e, the base of natural logarithms, to the stack.


End Portal FrameDimension Iotas

I've descovered a kind of iota which seems to represent a layer of reality itself. In lieu of better understanding, I've decided to call these Spatial Imprints.


Spatial Reflection (→ Imprint)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wqwqwqwqwqwaeqqe

Returns a Spatial Imprint representing the dimension I am currently in. Costs a negligible amount of media.


Spatial Reflection II (→ Imprint | NULL)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wqwqwqwqwqwaqeeq

Returns a Spatial Imprint representing the dimension my sentinel is currently in. Costs a slightly-less-negligible amount of media.


Item FrameItem Frame Patterns

I've found a few patterns designed to interact with item frames. Nothing fancy, but they're nice utility for things like controlling my spell circles.

Additionally, it seems Sorter's Purification works on them just fine, so my attempts to find a dedicated frame-item pattern were pointless.


Decorator's Purification (item frame → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wwawwqwwawwaeae

Accepts an item frame entity, and returns its rotation, from 0 to 7.


Decorator's Gambit (item frame, number →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wwawwqwwawwaqdq

Accepts an item frame entity and an integer from 0 to 7, and sets its rotation to the number. Costs a negligible amount of media.


PotionStatus Iotas

These patterns work with a type of iota that represents lingering effects on a creature, which can allow me to asses the state of a creature more thoroughly than with only Nurse's Purification.
While my research suggests that status iotas representing instantaneous effects are possible, they would be very difficult to obtain, and I cannot think of any use case for them at the moment.


Apothecary's Prfn. (entity → [status])

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqedwd

Accepts a living entity, and returns a list status iotas representing all effects on the target.


Apothecary's Prfn. II (status → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeeqawa

Accepts a status effect type, and returns a number based on whether the effect is likely to be helpful, harmful, or neutral to a creature.


Pharmacist's Prfn. (entity, status → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqedwdwd

Accepts an entity and a status effect type, and returns the effect on the target's duration in seconds.


Pharmacist's Prfn. II (entity, status → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeeqawawa

Accepts an entity and a status effect type, and returns the effect on the target's potency.


Entity Distillation: Status (status, vector → entity | NULL)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eaeeeeeae

Accepts a status effect type and a vector, and returns an entity at that position which has that effect.


Zone Exltn.: Status (status, vec, num → [entity])

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ewqqqqqwe

Accepts a status effect type, a vector, and a number (n), and returns a list of entities within radius n of the vector which have that effect.


Zone Exltn.: Not-Status (status, vec, num → [entity])

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qweeeeewq

Accepts a status effect type, a vector, and a number (n), and returns a list of entities within radius n of the vector which do not have that effect.


Cleanse Status (entity, status →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeedaqdewed

Accepts an entity and a status effect type, and removes that status effect from the entity. Cost is based on the effect's innate harmfulness, its potency, and its remaining duration.


Costs more if attempting to remove a positive effect from an entity other than myself.

All of the patterns which deal with a specific status effect on an entity have the side effect that if the entity does not currently have the specified effect, the pattern will fail and inflict nausea upon me.


Sam's Glooptastic PigmentMisc Gloop

Terra Reflection (entity → boolean)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqawqadaqdeeweweweew

Returns whether or not the entity is in the overworld


Everflame Reflection (entity → boolean)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eaqawqadaqdeewewewe

Returns whether or not the entity is in the nether


Canary's Purification (vec | entity → boolean)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wawaw

Returns whether or not the given entity or position is in ambit


Euler's Purification (boolean, ?any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qed

Asserts that the boolean is true and mishaps if not. The mishap is labeled with whatever pattern, if any, comes before it on the stack


Aergia's Gambit

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ddeaqq

Does absolutely nothing.


Athena's Gambit ([pattern] | pattern → many, boolean)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dweaqqw

Casts the pattern or patterns on the stack similarly to Hermes' Gambit. If its cast mishaps it will continue on instead of stopping the hex. Returns whether or not the cast mishap


Athena's Revelation

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dweaqqqqa

Reveals the last mishap. This may behave strangely when cast directly from my staff


Athena's Reflection (→ string)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dweaqqqqd

Returns a string with information on the last mishap.


PistonStack Manipulation

Novice's Gambit (any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: a

Removes the first iota from the stack.

This seems to be a special case of Bookkeeper's Gambit.


Jester's Gambit (any, any → any, any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aawdd

Swaps the top two iotas of the stack.


Rotation Gambit (any, any, any → any, any, any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aaeaa

Yanks the iota third from the top of the stack to the top. [0, 1, 2] becomes [1, 2, 0].


Rotation Gambit II (any, any, any → any, any, any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ddqdd

Yanks the top iota to the third position. [0, 1, 2] becomes [2, 0, 1].


Gemini Decomposition (any → any, any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aadaa

Duplicates the top iota of the stack.


Prospector's Gambit (any, any → any, any, any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aaedd

Copy the second-to-last iota of the stack to the top. [0, 1] becomes [0, 1, 0].


Undertaker's Gambit (any, any → any, any, any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ddqaa

Copy the top iota of the stack, then put it under the second iota. [0, 1] becomes [1, 0, 1].


Gemini Gambit (any, number → many)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aadaadaa

Removes the number at the top of the stack, then copies the top iota of the stack that number of times. (A count of 2 results in two of the iota on the stack, not three.)


Dioscuri Gambit (any, any → any, any, any, any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aadadaaw

Copy the top two iotas of the stack. [0, 1] becomes [0, 1, 0, 1].


Flock's Reflection (→ number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwaeawqaeaqa

Pushes the size of the stack as a number to the top of the stack. (For example, a stack of [0, 1] will become [0, 1, 2].)


Fisherman's Gambit (number → any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ddad

Grabs the element in the stack indexed by the number and brings it to the top.


Fisherman's Gambit II (number → any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aada

Like Fisherman's Gambit, but instead of moving the iota, copies it.


Bookkeeper's Gambit (many → many)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aeea Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eada Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ae

An infinite family of actions that keep or remove elements at the top of the stack based on the sequence of dips and lines.


Assuming that I draw a Bookkeeper's Gambit pattern left-to-right, the number of iotas the action will require is determined by the horizontal distance covered by the pattern. From deepest in the stack to shallowest, a flat line will keep the iota, whereas a triangle dipping down will remove it.

If my stack contains 0, 1, 2 from deepest to shallowest, drawing the first pattern opposite will give me 1, the second will give me 0, and the third will give me 0, 2 (the 0 at the bottom is left untouched).


Swindler's Gambit (many, number → many)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qaawdde

Rearranges the top elements of the stack based on the given numerical code, which is the index of the permutation wanted.


Although I can't pretend to know the mathematics behind calculating this permutation code, I have managed to dig up an extensive chart of them, enumerating all permutations of up to six elements.

If I wish to do further study, the key word is "Lehmer Code."

Table of Codes


Redstone ComparatorLogical Operators

Negation Purification (any → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dw

If the argument is True, return False; if it is False, return True.


Augur's Purification (any → bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aw

Convert an argument to a boolean. The number 0, Null, and the empty list become False; everything else becomes True.


Disjunction Distillation (bool, bool → bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: waw

Returns True if at least one of the arguments are True; otherwise returns False.


Conjunction Distillation (bool, bool → bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wdw

Returns True if both arguments are true; otherwise returns False.


Exclusion Distillation (bool, bool → bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dwa

Returns True if exactly one of the arguments is true; otherwise returns False.


Augur's Exaltation (bool, any, any → any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: awdd

If the first argument is True, keeps the second and discards the third; otherwise discards the second and keeps the third.


Equality Distillation (any, any → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ad

If the first argument equals the second (within a small tolerance), return True. Otherwise, return False.


Inequality Distillation (any, any → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: da

If the first argument does not equal the second (outside a small tolerance), return True. Otherwise, return False.


Maximus Distillation (number, number → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: e

If the first argument is greater than the second, return True. Otherwise, return False.


Minimus Distillation (number, number → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: q

If the first argument is less than the second, return True. Otherwise, return False.


Maximus Distillation II (number, number → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ee

If the first argument is greater than or equal to the second, return True. Otherwise, return False.


Minimus Distillation II (number, number → number)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qq

If the first argument is less than or equal to the second, return True. Otherwise, return False.


Pig Spawn EggEntities

Entity Purification (vector → entity or null)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqdaqa

Transform the position on the stack into the entity at that location (or Null if there isn't one).


Entity Prfn.: Animal (vector → entity or null)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqdaqaawa

Transform the position on the stack into the animal at that location (or Null if there isn't one).


Entity Prfn.: Monster (vector → entity or null)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqdaqaawq

Transform the position on the stack into the monster at that location (or Null if there isn't one).


Entity Prfn.: Item (vector → entity or null)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqdaqaaww

Transform the position on the stack into the dropped item at that location (or Null if there isn't one).


Entity Prfn.: Player (vector → entity or null)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqdaqaawe

Transform the position on the stack into the player at that location (or Null if there isn't one).


Entity Prfn.: Living (vector → entity or null)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqdaqaawd

Transform the position on the stack into the living creature at that location (or Null if there isn't one).


Zone Dstl.: Animal (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqwdeddwa

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of animals near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Non-Animal (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeewaqaawa

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of non-animal entities near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Monster (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqwdeddwq

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of monsters near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Non-Monster (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeewaqaawq

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of non-monster entities near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Item (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqwdeddww

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of dropped items near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Non-Item (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeewaqaaww

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of non-dropped-item entities near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Player (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqwdeddwe

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of players near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Non-Player (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeewaqaawe

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of non-player characters near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Living (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqwdeddwd

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of living creatures near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Non-Living (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeewaqaawd

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of non-living entities near the position.


Zone Dstl.: Any (vector, number → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqqqwded

Take a position and maximum distance on the stack, and combine them into a list of all entities near the position.


ChestHotbar Manipulation

Handy Reflection (→ num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwawqwa

Returns the index of the currently selected slot


Handy Gambit (num →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dwewdwe

Selects the slot indexed by the given number


Handoff

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwawqwadawqwa

Swaps my held items between my hands


BookshelfIotic Blocks

I've come across a few blocks that hold iotas. These seem to mostly have other ways to access the iota, but it may be convenient to access it directly.


Ritualist's Purification (vec → any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqqqqqeawqwaw

Returns the iota stored by the block at the given position


Ritualist's Gambit (vec, any →)

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Stores the given iota in the block at the given position, if possible


Surveyor's Purification (vec → boolean)

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Returns whether the given block contains a readable iota


Surveyor's Distillation (vec, any → boolean)

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Returns if I can store the given iota in the block at the given position.


Name TagLabels

Although my current system lets me flip through my notes quickly, it would be nice to have a way to label them.

This system should let me label my pages using iotas. I've recorded all the label types that I've found on the following page


number/string

patterns

items (from an entity or relevant hexal iotas)

entities

null (to clear it)


Dymo's Gambit (labely →)

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Assigns a label based on the given iota to the currently selected slot of a labelable item in my offhand.


Oak SignList Manipulation

Selection Distillation (list, number → any)

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Remove the number at the top of the stack, then replace the list at the top with the nth element of that list (where n is the number you removed). Replaces the list with Null if the number is out of bounds.


Selection Exaltation (list, num, num → list)

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Remove the two numbers at the top of the stack, then take a sublist of the list at the top of the stack between those indices, lower bound inclusive, upper bound exclusive. For example, the 0, 2 sublist of [0, 1, 2, 3, 4] would be [0, 1].


Integration Distillation (list, any → list)

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Remove the top of the stack, then add it to the end of the list at the top of the stack.


Combination Distillation (list, list → list)

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Remove the list at the top of the stack, then add all its elements to the end of the list at the top of the stack.


Vacant Reflection (→ list)

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Push an empty list to the top of the stack.


Single's Purification (any → list)

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Remove the top of the stack, then push a list containing only that element.


Abacus Purification (list → num)

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Remove the list at the top of the stack, then push the number of elements in the list to the stack.


Retrograde Purification (list → list)

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Reverse the list at the top of the stack.


Locator's Distillation (list, any → num)

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Remove the iota at the top of the stack, then replace the list at the top with the first index of that iota within the list (starting from 0). Replaces the list with -1 if the iota doesn't exist in the list.


Excisor's Distillation (list, num → list)

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Remove the number at the top of the stack, then remove the nth element of the list at the top of the stack (where n is the number you removed).


Surgeon's Exaltation (list, num, any → list)

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Remove the top iota of the stack and the number at the top, then set the nth element of the list at the top of the stack to that iota (where n is the number you removed). Does nothing if the number is out of bounds.


Flock's Gambit (many, num → list)

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Remove num elements from the stack, then add them to a list at the top of the stack.


Flock's Disintegration (list → many)

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Remove the list at the top of the stack, then push its contents to the stack.


Speaker's Distillation (list, any → list)

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Remove the top iota, then add it as the first element to the list at the top of the stack.


Speaker's Decomposition (list → list, any)

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Remove the first iota from the list at the top of the stack, then push that iota to the stack.


AppleMind's Orchard

I've found that if I can hold a concrete enough idea in my mind then I can use these patterns to pick it into my hexes. Something like a fidget should help me channel my thoughts.

The value stored in my orchard will always be a list with atleast one number. I haven't yet found a way to store multiple numbers in this list though..


Orchard's Reflection (→ num)

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Picks a number from my mind's orchard representing the index of my thought.


Orchard's Reflection II (→ list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dqqqqqdeeeqdqeee

Picks values from my orchard as a list.


Redstone DustRedstone

Seth's Purification (vec → num)

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Gets the redstone signal strength of the block of at the given position


Etho's Purification (vec → num)

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Reads the value of the block at the given position as a comparator would


Conjure Redstone Block (vec, num →)

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Conjures a redstone-like block at the given position and with the given signal strength. The strength is bound between 0 and 15. This costs 1 dust.


Focal PendantTrinkety Foci Patterns

These patterns are useful for interacting with Trinkety Foci. Generally they behave very similarly to the other reading and writing patterns.


Memento's Reflection (→ any)

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Copy the iota stored in a pendant I'm wearing and add it to the stack


Memento's Gambit (any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wadeeeeeq

Remove the top iota from the stack, and save it into the pendant I'm wearing


Cherishing Reflection (→ boolean)

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If the pendant I'm wearing holds an iota I can read, returns True. Otherwise, returns False.


Nostalgic Reflection (→ boolean)

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If I could save an iota into the pendant I'm wearing, returns True. Otherwise, returns False.


Anularis Reflection (→ any)

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Copy the iota stored in a ring I'm wearing and add it to the stack. If I'm wearing multiple rings this will prefer the one on the hand opposite the one I'm casting with.


Anularis Gambit (any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deeeeeqdwewewewewew

Remove the top iota from the stack, and save it into the ring I'm wearing. If I'm wearing multiple rings this will prefer the one on the hand opposite the one I'm casting with.


Lover's Reflection (→ any)

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Copy the iota stored in a ring I'm wearing and add it to the stack. If I'm wearing multiple rings this will prefer the one on my off hand.


Lover's Gambit (any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deewqqqqqwee

Remove the top iota from the stack, and save it into the ring I'm wearing. If I'm wearing multiple rings this will prefer the one on my off hand.


Rival's Reflection (→ any)

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Copy the iota stored in a ring I'm wearing and add it to the stack. If I'm wearing multiple rings this will prefer the one on my main hand.


Rival's Gambit (any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deeeeewqqqqq

Remove the top iota from the stack, and save it into the ring I'm wearing. If I'm wearing multiple rings this will prefer the one on my main hand.


Authenicator's Reflection (→ any)

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If a ring I'm wearing holds an iota I can read, returns True. Otherwise, returns False.


Jeweler's Reflection (any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deeeeeqdwewewewewewq

If I could save an iota into a ring I'm wearing, returns True. Otherwise, returns False.


EmeraldPatterns as Iotas

One of the many peculiarities of this art is that patterns themselves can act as iotas-- I can even put them onto my stack when casting.

This raises a fairly obvious question: how do I express them? If I simply drew a pattern, it would hardly tell Nature to add it to my stack-- rather, it would simply be matched to an action.


Fortunately, Nature has provided me with a set of influences that I can use to work with patterns directly.

In short, Consideration lets me add one pattern to the stack, and Introspection and Retrospection let me add a whole list.


Consideration

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqaw

To use Consideration, I draw it, then another arbitrary pattern. That second pattern is added to the stack.


One may find it helpful to think of this as "escaping" the pattern onto the stack, if they happen to be familiar with the science of computers.

The usual use for this is to copy the pattern to a Scroll or Slate using Scribe's Gambit, and then perhaps decorating with them.


Introspection

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Drawing Introspection makes my drawing of patterns act differently, for a time. Until I draw Retrospection, the patterns I draw are saved. Then, when I draw Retrospection, they are added to the stack as a list iota.


Retrospection

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If I draw another Introspection, it'll still be saved to the list, but I'll then have to draw two Retrospections to get back to normal casting.


Also, I can escape the special behavior of Intro- and Retrospection by drawing a Consideration before them, which will simply add them to the list without affecting which the number of Retrospections I need to return to casting.

If I draw two Considerations in a row while introspecting, it will add a single Consideration to the list.


Book and QuillReading and Writing

This section deals with the storage of Iotas in a more permanent medium. Nearly any iota can be stored to a suitable item, such as a Focus or Spellbook), and read back later. Certain items, such as an Abacus, can only be read from.

Iotas are usually read and written from the other hand, but it is also possible to read and write with an item when it is sitting on the ground as an item entity, or when in an item frame.


There may be other entities I can interact with in this way. For example, a Scroll hung on the wall can have its pattern read off of it.

However, it seems I am unable to save a reference to another player, only me. I suppose an entity reference is similar to the idea of a True Name; perhaps Nature is helping to keep our Names out of the hands of enemies. If I want a friend to have my Name I can make a Focus for them.


Scribe's Reflection (→ any)

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Copy the iota stored in the item in my other hand and add it to the stack.


Scribe's Gambit (any →)

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Remove the top iota from the stack, and save it into the item in my other hand.


Chronicler's Prfn. (entity → any)

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Like Scribe's Reflection, but the iota is read out of an entity instead of my other hand.


Chronicler's Gambit (entity, any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wdwewewewewew

Like Scribe's Gambit, but the iota is written to an entity instead of my other hand.

Interestingly enough, it looks like I cannot write my own Name using this spell. I get a sense that I might be endangered if I could.


Auditor's Reflection (→ bool)

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If the item in my other hand holds an iota I can read, returns True. Otherwise, returns False.


Auditor's Purification (entity → bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wawqwqwqwqwqwew

Like Auditor's Reflection, but the readability of an entity is checked instead of my other hand.


Assessor's Reflection (→ bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deeeeeq

If I could save an iota into the item in my other hand, returns True. Otherwise, returns False.


Assessor's Purification (entity → bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wdwewewewewewqw

Like Assessor's Reflection, but the writability of an entity is checked instead of my other hand.


The Ravenmind

Items are not the only places I can store information, however. I am also able to store that information in the media of the Hex itself, much like the stack, but separate. Texts refer to this as the ravenmind. It holds a single iota, much like a Focus, and begins with Null like the same. It is preserved between iterations of Thoth's Gambit, but only lasts as long as the Hex it's a part of. Once I stop casting, the value will be lost.


Huginn's Gambit (any →)

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Removes the top iota from the stack, and saves it to my ravenmind, storing it there until I stop casting the Hex.


Muninn's Reflection (→ any)

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Copy the iota out of my ravenmind, which I likely just wrote with Huginn's Gambit.


Nether QuartzAdvanced Mathematics

Sine Purification (num → num)

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Takes the sine of an angle in radians, yielding the vertical component of that angle drawn on a unit circle. Related to the values of π and τ.


Cosine Purification (num → num)

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Takes the cosine of an angle in radians, yielding the horizontal component of that angle drawn on a unit circle. Related to the values of π and τ.


Tangent Purification (num → num)

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Takes the tangent of an angle in radians, yielding the slope of that angle drawn on a circle. Related to the values of π and τ.


Inverse Sine Prfn. (num → num)

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Takes the inverse sine of a value with absolute value 1 or less, yielding the angle whose sine is that value. Related to the values of π and τ.


Inverse Cosine Prfn. (num → num)

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Takes the inverse cosine of a value with absolute value 1 or less, yielding the angle whose cosine is that value. Related to the values of π and τ.


Inverse Tangent Prfn. (num → num)

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Takes the inverse tangent of a value, yielding the angle whose tangent is that value. Related to the values of π and τ.


Logarithmic Distillation (num, num → num)

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Removes the number at the top of the stack, then takes the logarithm of the number at the top using the other number as its base. Related to the value of e.


BundleSets

Set operations are odd, in that some of them can accept two numbers or two lists, but not a combination thereof. Such arguments will be written as "num, num/list, list".

When numbers are used in those operations, they are being used as so-called binary "bitsets", lists of 1 and 0, true and false, "on" and "off".



Unifying Distillation (num, num/list, list → num/list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: waweaqa

Unifies two sets.


As such:

With two numbers at the top of the stack, combines them into a bitset containing every "on" bit in either bitset.

With two lists, this creates a list of every element from the first list, plus every element from the second list that is not in the first list. This is similar to Combination Distillation.


Intersection Distillation (num, num/list, list → num/list)

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Takes the intersection of two sets.


As such:

With two numbers at the top of the stack, combines them into a bitset containing every "on" bit present in both bitsets.

With two lists, this creates a list of every element from the first list that is also in the second list.


Exclusionary Distillation (num, num/list, list → num/list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dwaeaqa

Takes the exclusive disjunction of two sets.


As such:

With two numbers at the top of the stack, combines them into a bitset containing every "on" bit present in exactly one of the bitsets.

With two lists, this creates a list of every element in both lists that is not in the other list.


Inversion Purification (num → num)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dweaqa

Takes the inversion of a bitset, changing all "on" bits to "off" and vice versa. In my experience, this will take the form of that number negated and decreased by one. For example, 0 will become -1, and -100 will become 99.


Uniqueness Purification (list → list)

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Removes duplicate entries from a list.


Shulker BoxMeta-evaluation

Hermes' Gambit ([pattern] | pattern → many)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: deaqq

Remove a pattern or list of patterns from the stack, then cast them as if I had drawn them myself with my Staff (until a Charon's Gambit is encountered). If an iota is escaped with Consideration or its ilk, it will be pushed to the stack. Otherwise, non-patterns will fail.


This can be very powerful in tandem with Foci.

It also makes the bureaucracy of Nature a "Turing-complete" system, according to one esoteric scroll I found.

However, it seems there's a limit to how many times a Hex can cast itself-- Nature doesn't look kindly on runaway spells!

In addition, with the energies of the patterns occurring without me to guide them, any mishap will cause the remaining actions to become too unstable and immediately unravel.


Thoth's Gambit (list of patterns, list → list)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dadad

Remove a list of patterns and a list from the stack, then cast the given pattern over each element of the second list.


More specifically, for each element in the second list, it will:

Create a new stack, with everything on the current stack plus that element

Draw all the patterns in the first list

Save all the iotas remaining on the stack to a list
Then, after all is said and done, pushes the list of saved iotas onto the main stack.

No wonder all the practitioners of this art go mad.


Charon's Gambit

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqdee

This pattern forcibly halts a Hex. This is mostly useless on its own, as I could simply just stop writing patterns, or put down my staff.


But when combined with Hermes' or Thoth's Gambits, it becomes far more interesting. Those patterns serve to 'contain' that halting, and rather than ending the entire Hex, those gambits end instead. This can be used to cause Thoth's Gambit not to operate on every iota it's given. An escape from the madness, as it were.


Empty ImpetusSpell Circle Patterns

These patterns must be cast from a Spell Circle; trying to cast them through a Staff will fail rather spectacularly.


Waystone Reflection (→ vector)

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Returns the position of the Impetus of this spell circle.


Lodestone Reflection (→ vector)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eaqwqaewede

Returns the direction the Impetus of this spell circle is facing as a unit vector.


Lesser Fold Reflection (→ vector)

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Returns the position of the lower-north-west corner of the bounds of this spell circle.


Greater Fold Reflection (→ vector)

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Returns the position of the upper-south-east corner of the bounds of this spell circle.


Akashic BookshelfAkashic Patterns

Akasha's Distillation (vector, pattern → any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqqwqqqqqaq

Read the iota associated with the given pattern out of the Akashic Library with its Record at the given position. This has no range limit. Costs about one Amethyst Dust.


Akasha's Gambit (vector, pattern, any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeweeeeede

Associate the iota with the given pattern in the Akashic Library with its Record at the given position. This does have a range limit. Costs about one Amethyst Dust.


Medium ScrollIdea Inscription

As the noosphere is a realm of thought, it stands to reason that it could be used for information storage. These patterns do just that, inscribing an iota into the noosphere and reading it back (regardless of my current dimension). They can also store iotas inside the minds of other beings, assuming their thoughts are as... unfettered as my own. In the notation for these patterns, "key" refers to any vector or compatible entity.


While this is quite versatile, the noosphere's ambient media is constantly in motion, and as such any iota stored in it will eventually be lost, similar to if I poured hot water into the ocean. It seems to take about an hour before such information decays into unusable garbage.

It seems that Akashic Libraries work based on similar principles, where the shelves serve as insulation to prevent decay.


Inscribe Idea (key, any →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eweweweweweeewqaqwe

Accepts a valid key and any iota, and stores it in the corresponding location. Costs about 1 amethyst dust.


Retrieve Idea (key → any)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwqwqwqwqwqqqwedewq

Accepts a valid key, and returns the corresponding iota. Costs about 1 amethyst dust.


Metadata Purification (key → number | NULL)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwqwqwqwqwqqqeqaqeq

Accepts a valid key, and returns when the corresponding iota was inscribed, or NULL. Costs a negligible amount of media.


Metadata Distillation (key, player → bool)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qwqwqwqwqwqaeqedeqe

Accepts a valid key and a player, and returns whether the corresponding iota was inscribed by that player. Costs a negligible amount of media.


Patterns and actions that perform a magical effect on the world.

Item FrameWorking with Items

Certain spells, such as Place Block, will consume additional items from my inventory. When this happens, the spell will first look for the item to use, and then draw from all such items in my inventory.

This process is called "picking an item."


More specifically:

First, the spell will search for the first valid item in my hotbar to the right of my staff, wrapping around at the right-hand side, and starting at the first slot if my staff is in my off-hand.

Second, the spell will draw that item from as far back in my inventory as possible, prioritizing the main inventory over the hotbar.


This way, I can keep a "chooser" item on my hotbar to tell the spell what to use, and fill the rest of my inventory with that item to keep the spell well-stocked.


BookshelfBasic Spells

Explosion (vector, number →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aawaawaa

Remove a number and vector from the stack, then create an explosion at the given location with the given power.


A power of 3 is about as much as a Creeper's blast; 4 is about as much as a TNT blast. Nature refuses to give me a blast of more than 10 power, though.

Strangely, this explosion doesn't seem to harm me. Perhaps it's because I am the one exploding?

Costs a negligible amount at power 0, plus 3 extra Amethyst Dust per point of explosion power.


Fireball (vector, number →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ddwddwdd

Remove a number and vector from the stack, then create a fiery explosion at the given location with the given power.


Costs one Amethyst Dust, plus about 3 extra Amethyst Dusts per point of explosion power. Otherwise, the same as Explosion, except with fire.


Impulse (entity, vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: awqqqwaqw

Remove an entity and direction from the stack, then give a shove to the given entity in the given direction. The strength of the impulse is determined by the length of the vector.
Costs units of Amethyst Dust equal to the square of the length of the vector, plus one for every Impulse except the first targeting an entity.



Make Note (vector, number, number →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: adaa

Remove a vector and two numbers from the stack. Plays an instrument defined by the first number at the given location, with a note defined by the second number. Costs a negligible amount of media.


There appear to be 16 different instruments and 25 different notes. Both are indexed by zero.

These seem to be the same instruments I can produce with a Note Block, though the reason for each instrument's number being what it is eludes me.

Either way, I can find the numbers I need to use by inspecting a Note Block through a Scrying Lens.


CobblestoneBlockworks

Place Block (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: eeeeede

Remove a location from the stack, then pick a block item and place it at the given location.
Costs a negligible amount of media.


Break Block (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qaqqqqq

Remove a location from the stack, then break the block at the given location. This spell can break nearly anything a Diamond Pickaxe can break.
Costs a bit more than one Amethyst Dust.


Create Water (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aqawqadaq

Summon a block of water (or insert up to a bucket's worth) into a block at the given position. Costs about one Amethyst Dust.


Destroy Liquid (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: dedwedade

Drains either a liquid container at, or a body of liquid around, the given position. Costs about two Charged Amethyst.


Conjure Block (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqa

Conjure an ethereal, but solid, block that sparkles with my pigment at the given position. Costs about one Amethyst Dust.


Conjure Light (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: qqd

Conjure a magical light that softly glows with my pigment at the given position. Costs about one Amethyst Dust.


Overgrow (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wqaqwawqaqw

Encourage a plant or sapling at the target position to grow, as if Bonemeal was applied. Costs a bit more than one Amethyst Dust.


Edify Sapling (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: wqaqwd

Forcibly infuse media into the sapling at the target position, causing it to grow into an Edified Tree. Costs about one Charged Amethyst.


Ignite Block (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: aaqawawa

Start a fire on top of the given location, as if a Fire Charge was applied. Costs about one Amethyst Dust.


Extinguish Area (vector →)

Your browser does not support visualizing patterns. Pattern code: ddedwdwd

Extinguish blocks in a large area. Costs about six Amethyst Dust.


DispenserMisc Gloop Spells

Dispense (vec, vec, item ent →)