Usually found as small solid pellets of a translucent yellowish-brown or in a thin syrupy tincture stored in a jade -- always jade -- phial, magistry has a potent effect indeed: it may be used to restore spell levels expended during the casting of magic. Each dose (a single pellet or five drops) of this rarest of essence-of-amber will replenish a spell level for a magic-user, though depending on circumstances re-memorization of a suitable spell may be required.
There is a notable hazard to the use of magistry more often than once a day; for each successive dose there is a cumulative 10% chance of instead permanently burning out a spell level. Some insidious branches of the Western Empire force magistry on captive or criminal spellcasters, gradually destroying their capacity for magic.
Magistry is usually found in caches of 2-5 doses.
Oooh, I like it. Insidious indeed. Somewhere, Uncle Dunky and frenemies are simultaneously frowning repressively at you and going "eeeexcellent" about using it on their enemies, it's got that kinda SR flavour to me...
Hehehe. Interesting take, especially as there's no real way to save or restore casting ability in SRun ...
... yet ;3
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