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Old August 26th, 2006, 05:08 AM
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I was wondering how possible it is to use the "flight" spell to affect the troops you want it to be cast on. If I placed a mage and a group of cavalry way off in the rear, away from my other troops, do you think I could get away with setting the mage to cast flight on the cavalry and then telling them to "attack rear" with the intention of killing the mages/archers? It's hard to do specific tactics like this bcause the AI is in control.
Yeah .. the mage will cast flight on himself and any archers in range. Alltogether they'll fly off then towards the next enemy SC to get themselves slaughtered
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Old August 28th, 2006, 07:18 PM

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I used to use akashic record a lot myself. I discovered Auspex/Haruspex/Dark Knowledge etc. through posts here and have been using them. It does cut some gem costs down, but on the other hand it means a lot of mages not researching for a round instead of just one. But I think I can get more efficient with it. For instance, I seem to remember someone posting earlier that there are certain types of sites that never show up underwater? But I searched and couldn't find the post.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 10:49 PM
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There are no blood sites underwater.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Arker means spells that can`t be cast on an underwater province, Auspex, the air searcher canīt search underwater. But Aruspex, is that itīs name?, the nature searcher can search underwater.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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Arker means spells that can`t be cast on an underwater province, Auspex, the air searcher canīt search underwater. But Aruspex, is that itīs name?, the nature searcher can search underwater.
Haruspex, IIRC.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 11:47 AM
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Arker means spells that can`t be cast on an underwater province, Auspex, the air searcher canīt search underwater. But Aruspex, is that itīs name?, the nature searcher can search underwater.
No, I think he means exactly what he wrote, which was a question about what kinds of sites can't show up underwater. He said absolutely nothing about what site searching spells don't work on underwater provinces, or can't be cast from underwater provinces.
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Yeah, Graeme understood me properly.

I know Auspex, also Augury, you have to have a land lab to cast from. And Voice of Tiamat, you have to have a water one. But I was thinking I'd heard that Death AND Blood sites were land only. If it's just blood then my memory was wrong, so good that I asked.

Still and all, you lose so many months of researcher spells searching with the smaller spells, I think Acashic Record might well be worth it if you have a good astral income to do it with.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Yeah, Graeme understood me properly.

I know Auspex, also Augury, you have to have a land lab to cast from. And Voice of Tiamat, you have to have a water one. But I was thinking I'd heard that Death AND Blood sites were land only. If it's just blood then my memory was wrong, so good that I asked.
You can find death sites underwater.

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Still and all, you lose so many months of researcher spells searching with the smaller spells, I think Acashic Record might well be worth it if you have a good astral income to do it with.
Depends... lots of variables to consider on whether or not casting the spell is useful. Variables such as current nearby opponent threats, should/can the gems be used to summon Juggernauts instead, how many magic sites are currently known for the province, should the astral gems be saved to dispell a possible future/existing bad global spell, the list goes on and on.
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Personally, I like Acashic record, but I usually play with a high site frequency. Usually I cast several single path site searches, but if I can't find any sites in a province I often use acashic record to see if i've missed something. Also, when site searching, check province unrest and scales. A high unrest often indicates a death/blood site and weird scales can indicate other sites (i.e. hot provinces might have plains of perpetual drought)
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Isn't there a limit to how many sites there can be? So that if you find that number, you can know to quit searching for more?
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