This week’s art preview comes from Mage the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition. This week’s art was created by Jeff Laubenstein and shows a Mage creating a talisman.
The notes for this piece:
“Although it’s technically possible to create some forms of minor magical items with lesser Prime power, most potent objects require at least an Adept’s knowledge of Prime. The mage essentially concentrates Prime energy and reweaves it into the desired Effects (using other Spheres known, or guided by special grimoires and mentors), imbuing the object with a magical Pattern in addition to its own natural qualities. The item gains certain powers, perhaps even taking on elements of the mage’s Resonance and personality.
A mage can also use this power to create a Soulgem, a special Periapt that concentrates Quintessence with her own Resonance. Such an item is tied intimately to the mage’s Avatar, and it can be used by only the mage herself.”
Stop back by next week where I’ll be posting an update for Blood and Smoke.