Though I don't have any items to show you at this time, perhaps you'd care to learn more about the workings of the sorcerers? Here, let me explain...
|A "working" refers to manipulation of the earth fae only, very rarely the
dark fae. Other forms do not respond to such conscious dontrol.
In general the term Working, capitalized, refers to molding the fae into
different forms and patterns, and so sometimes these actions do not have
verbs of their own...ie Weather-working (molding the weather), and Working a
Pattern (such as a channel) - CSF
|Finding information by interpreting the fae; everything leaves a mark in
|An unknowing is simply to make it so something can't be known.
Reference is a spoiler (highlight paragraph with mouse to see):
This is performed in "When True Night Falls" near the
end when Tarrant is lacing a knife with coldfire that Damien uses to stab the
undying prince and Jenseny to kill him.
(credit to Arcana4343@aol.com for catching this one)
|Used by non-adepts to allow them to see the fae. Tidal and solar
fae can't be Seen.
|Blocking attempts to gain information via the fae, Knowings in particular
but other workings as well. Also seems to work on more normal means as
well; in BSR Damien uses an Obscuring to prevent the dae keeper from seeing
the group so he can study Tarrant without interruption.
[An Obscuring is specifically a real world effect, causing people and animals
to fail to notice a person or thing. In some cases, almost the equivalent of
invisibility. A Distracting has the same effect by drawing a person's
attention elsewhere. - CSF]
|A barrier that blocks something out, pariticularly useful
against workings and faeborn.
|Similar to Shielding, used to guard against something in
particular, e.g. demon-wards, quake-wards, wards to keep guns from
[A Ward is an object to which an independent Working has been affixed. The
Working (Warding) is triggered by some special condition, draws earth-fae for
use, and patterns it according to its purpose.
A quake-ward, therefore, is a Warding attached to a physical object,
triggered by a quake or pre-quake condition, that draws earth-fae and shapes
it to support the building to which it is attached. What we call amulets and
talismans would fall into this categories.
Those of my devoted fans who want a sequel (but aren't going to get one :-) )
may wish to note that following the Patriarch's sacrifice, the value of
existing wards skyrockets (as no more can ever be made), especially the
all-important quake-wards; in the decades following the Second Sacrifice,
riots erupt over ownership of these precious items, ward-related theft and
violence escalates, and some blame the chaos of the second Dark
Ages.....whoops, am I giving too much away? - CSF]
|Speeds up the body's natural healing process greatly.
|Used to soothe pain.
|Patterns are ....well, patterns to which the fae naturally responds. So it
is a way of controlling the fae without a Working, or of adding to the
efficacy of a Working. Sacrifice is a Pattern, created by Casca and Impressed
upon the fae. (There's vocabulary practice for you!) So any sacrifice
tends to affect the fae, though of course really good ones with a formal
working attached have the greatest effect. But theoretically, any human who
did something that fell into a Pattern would affect the fae at least in a
small way. - CSF
|Not really a working but rather the unconscious and conscious
minds of many affecting natural evolution, the rakh are an obvious
example. It is possible that Impression could be used as a deliberate
working and perhaps this is how Tarrant evolved horses, cats, and of
course, the Forest.
[Impression refers specifically to the effect of a human or mass of humanity
on the fae at large, on its overall patterns, and not on any lesser working.
Casca's sacrifice was the First Impression, Tarrant's the Second,
Patriarch's the Third. - CSF]
|Rather obvious, it is manipulating weather patterns through the
|Also not necessarily a working in the normal sense of the word
but undeniably powerful. Sacrifice as a working is giving up an
appropiate amount of value for seemingly whatever you want.
|Uses dark fae. An imitation or clone of someone that is not
an illusion but has actual thoughts and substance though it is not
|Destroys or at least dismantles worked fae and demonlings.
[Banishing doesn't destroy things, it makes them go away (banishes them).
Dispersing a demon's essence would be done with a Dispersing. - CSF]
|Brings a faeborn to the sorceror's location and binds it to their
will. Iezu are of course un-Summonable.
|Not sure. Examples of it are similat to both Summonings and
Wardings. Best guess is that it is forcing someone or something to a
[Binding: making someone or something do what you want; linking it to your
conscious will. - CSF]
|A message sent over long distances. Not sure if this is
telepathic or not since the Princes Sending to the Kierstaad rakh is the
only sending I have actually read about. Seems to be one way. It is
possible that the nightmares Tarrant sometimes uses on Damien when in
need of sustenance are a kind of Sending.
[Sending is a message, Calling is an invitation to come to the
worker, Summoning is a demand to get your ass here NOW (with implied control
after the being has arrived, thus its use as a threat with Karril when Karril
had already appeared). Sending is a one-way thing, like mailing a letter, and
results some concrete manifestation; the pictures of himself that the Prince
sends in Vol. 2 are Sendings. A Calling causes something to want to come to
the caller, and if that being is fae-aware (as the rakh are) they may be
consciously aware of it as a Working. A summoning is raw agressive force and
demands compliance by anything not strong enough to fight it. - CSF]
|Related to Obscuring, as the name implies. It misleads a
Knowing with false information.
|Similar to Knowing, it is used to study fae patterns for the
most probable courses the future will take.
|Similar to a Sending, it goes out across all of the fae with a
certain message for those meeting certain requirements i.e., Senzei's
Call for a rakh outside the Canopy.
|Shapechanging. Apparently the hardest Working possible
and requiring complete submission to the fae.
|Tamed dark fae. It is used in
Tarrant's shapeshifting and by itself is a deadly and very maleable
energy that freezes rather than burns and blinds but does not
|Bound solar fae. Only many devoted people working together can do
it and so only the Church at its height has ever made it.
|Another Working similar to Knowing, it is used to find the
location of a certain individual.
|Though so far only Iezu have used illusions that I have read
about in BSR, Tarrant implies that it is a fairly simple Working though I
have yet to read of any humans doing it.
|Mentioned in capitals and by name when
Tarrant first returns to his keep in CoS. It is in reference to the
possiblity that Amorril had allowed his wolves, or had himself marked
the keep, and Amorrils lack of skill in working a cleansing. It would
appear that this is also the method whereby Tarrant is able to
appease his vanity, and annoy vryce, with his ever perfect body and
clothing. courtesy - John Krukoff
|Other Workings are used but they have not been given names. The link
that Tarrant makes between him and Damien so that he can feed off Damien
is one, and I have dubbed it Linking; a permanent fae channel between two
individuals. I believe it is similar but different from the bonds
Calesta forms with humans. The powere that Tarrant uses to maintain
his unlife is unnamed and I have named the dark fae ability he uses to
regenerate himself since he can't Heal, well, Regeneration. The Master
of Lema's ability (and apparently Tarrant's as well since he took Ciani's
on Morgot) to steal memory and even adeptitude go unnamed as does her and
the Prince's vicarious workings through people like Jenseny.
Another, from When True Night Falls, is not formally named, but
Vryce refers to it as an unHealing. This occurs when Vryce seeks to
topple a tree of the Wasting across a crevasse in order to escape
the komodo dragon like predators. It seems distinctly different from
his previous and future workings in that he talks of destroying and
killing the cells of the tree. courtesy - John Krukoff
[The thing created between Tarrant and Damien is a channel, that is a path of
least resistance for the fae. Think of two pools of water in the sand; if
you dig a low channel between them, the water from the two flows more easily
from one to the other. Technically the Working is what creates it (Working a
channel), once in place it simply exists as if it was always there. - CSF]