This trait is a WIP! While it is available for use, please be aware that designs submitted are more likely to be rejected if they use this trait due to lack of up to date reference material.
🌈 Can be applied to a browbird or painted satyr using a Mythic Trait Potion
Trait: Adds one or more runic circles to the character's body. This trait resembles a spell circle with runes placed across it.
Size: Can be any size, can be placed anywhere on the body, limbs, tail, or horns. No coverage limit.
✅ Application can be asymmetrical
✅ Multiple circles can be applied without needing additional copies of the item
✅ Runes and the circle can optionally glow/partially glow. For browbirds glowing runes often match the color of their magic, so rune glow must roughly match at least one crest color. The glow can be constant or only active during certain situations. If the glow can turn on/off please provide references of both variants.
✅ Runes can be fictional symbols or real life words/symbols. If submitting a design using real life words please provide a translation when submitting if they are non-english words. Any text that breaks community guidelines is not permitted.
❌ Cannot be applied to the same character more than once
❌ Rune glow cannot be white for a browbird unless they have the mythic white crest effect.
❌ Runes cannot be invisible when not glowing
It takes a considerable amount of time, energy, and magic to painstakingly engrave runes into ones body. With the added fact that finding someone who is capable of doing the procedure without botching the job is even more difficult, it's something only those who are thoroughly dedicated to their magical ability, improvement, and efficiency would even hope to attempt.
The runes and where they're placed usually represent the way someone casts their magic and the meaning they give to it, similar to what might be inscribed on a spell scroll, magic tome, or enchanted blade but far more personal to the person. However the pain and dedication involved act of carving them into the flesh or burning them across the fur allows the wielder to cast their spells automatically with a simple though and no components other than the aura required to conjure the effect and in some cases such strong resolve even enhances the magic.
These circles are often used as a way to permanently save a spell or set of spells for later, allowing the user to cast it without much of a thought and without the need of incantations, sight, scrolls, or anything else. Ususually these are powerful effects for offense, defence, or support with the circles mainly being used for outward effects. However there are the rare few who make use of these for other reasons, finding ways to seal away curses or permanently increase one's rate in which they recover from injury.