Shards of Destiny
Breath of Vālyth
he Breath of Vālyth is the name given to the monthly flux of magical energy from the Heart. The Heart of Vālyth coincides with the phase of Lunaer, Vālyth’s moon. During the second week of the month when Lunaer is in full moon phase, the Breath expands outward causing its effects to boost arcane energy worldwide. During the fourth week of the month when Lunaer is in new moon phase, the Breath retreats deep inside the planet causing a drop in arcane energy that week. The first and third weeks of the month find the moon waxing or waning, which causes arcane magic to function normally.
Effects of Play
All arcane casters draw their power from the Heart of Vālyth in some way or another. Sorcerers are innately connected to it, wizards study ways to capture and use it, and warlocks make deals with more powerful beings to tap into it. The flare of the Breath of Vālyth causes lulls and spikes in any arcane spell being cast.
Arcane magic cast during the 1st and 3rd weeks is cast normally and has no modifiers. Spells cast during the 2nd week of the month are cast with advantage and all durations are doubled. During the 4th week, spells are cast with disadvantage and durations are halved. For simplicity’s sake, these bonuses are active at the start of the week (12:00 AM Monday) and persist until the last day of that week.
See also Tidepools