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    Quote Originally Posted by ArlEammon View Post
    Ah nal nathrack, utthe be bethutte, doth el envay!

    It's Gaelic. "Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jormengand View Post
    Sensible suggestion: I always liked the incantations from Neverwinter Nights, which had different incantations for different schools and whether the spell was high level (IIRC at least 4th) or not:

    High Conjuration: "Obidie! Davorah! Ses'kah!
    Low Conjuration: "Obidie! Bedua! Val'kat!"
    High Enchantment: "Meyon! Te'trah! Glaash!"
    Low Enchantment: "Gorak! Vu'vocane!"
    High Evocation: "Ebool! Soleno! Samatka!"
    Low Evocation: "Fortano! Fordygema!"
    High Illusion: "Kheil! Copheem! Safine!"
    Low Illusion: "Feytas! Vegal! Esca!"
    High Necromancy: "Kraa! Sestu! Verkor!"
    Low Necromancy: "Nerkul! Ertragh! Egola!"

    For some reason, Abjuration doesn't seem to have them, or at least they're not in the standard place in the list of files (I didn't cast enough abjurations to be able to tell you, honestly). Abjuration uses the same ones as Conjuration. But I always liked these.
    Is that what determined the incantation? Heh, that explains why the ones I remember best are the conjuration and evocation incantations. Those were great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuc Xac View Post
    It's Gaelic. "Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha."
    Gaelic: for those who think French spelling is too easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurus View Post
    Is that what determined the incantation? Heh, that explains why the ones I remember best are the conjuration and evocation incantations. Those were great.
    "Fortano! Fordygema!" signaled the start of a Rush album, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurus View Post
    Is that what determined the incantation? Heh, that explains why the ones I remember best are the conjuration and evocation incantations. Those were great.
    Yep. I sorta figured this out after a bit, and in the second instance that's how they're listed in the Toolset, for those who care enough to work it out (the abj/conj ones are listed as conj, which is why I had to go actually cast some abjurations to check.)

    Quote Originally Posted by BWR View Post
    Gaelic: for those who think French spelling is too easy.
    Hey, French is not nearly as bad as English. At least it's mostly consistent, whereas we have to deal with "Æther" "Aether" and "Ether" being variant spellings of the same word and therefore pronounced the same, whereas "Ætherial" "Aetherial" and "Ethereal" are also pronounced the same as each other, but the first syllable is pronounced differently from in the noun. And neither of the ae sounds is pronounced like in aeroplane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuc Xac View Post
    It's Gaelic. "Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha."

    "Serpent's breath, charm of death and life"

    I loved Excalibur!

    Okay, another incantation:

    "Nunc, per Potestatem Hermeticum -- ex flammis, ferrum sangrinarium!"

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    Grim specter of noogie hangs like shroud over us all


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    Crossposted from Stupid House Rules and DM's Aid: Share Your Campaign, Plothook, and Encounter Ideas

    This reminds me, I actually made up a table of random mystic gibberish from various sources awhile back for randomly generating verbal components

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    01.) Ashonai.
    02.) Ebiris.
    03.) 0Urshoring.
    04.) Kvanti.
    05.) Pythan.
    06.) N'gurad.
    07.) Feringomalee

    08.) Azerath
    09.) Metrion
    10.) Zinthos

    11.) Tatra
    12.) amistrobin
    13.) azarta,
    14.) tatis
    15.) manor
    16.) manziz
    17.) hounaz,
    18.) ansobar
    19.) saman
    20.) darobza
    21.) dahir
    22.) saika
    23.) danz
    24.) deroza,
    25.) kandar

    26.) Kunda.
    27.) Astratta.
    28.) Montosse.
    29.) Canda

    30.) klaatu
    31.) barata
    32.) nikto

    33.) N'gai
    34.) n'gha
    35.) 'ghaa,
    36.) bugg-shoggog,
    37.) y'hah

    38.) Abra
    39.) kadabra
    40.) alakazam
    41.) Aajaye
    42.) Shemhamforash
    43.) hocus
    44.) pocus

    45.) mecca
    46.) lecca
    47.) hi,
    48.) hiney
    49.) ho

    50.) sim
    51.) sala
    52.) bim

    52.) Bibbidi
    53.) Bobbidi
    54.) Boo

    55.) Shazam

    56.) Cei-u

    57.) Yu
    58.) Mo
    59.) Gui
    60.) Guay
    61.) Fai
    62.) Di
    63.) Zao

    64.) FUs
    65.) Ro
    66.) Da

    67.) Feim
    68.) Zii
    69.) Gron

    70.) Joor
    71.) Zah
    72.) Frul

    73.) Wuld
    74.) Nah
    75.) Kest

    76.) Nahl
    77.) Dal
    78.) Vus

    79.) Slen
    80.) Tiid
    81.) Vo

    82.) Lok
    83.) Vah
    84.) Koor

    85.) Hun
    86.) Kaal
    87.) Zor

    88.) Od
    89.) Ah
    90.) Viing

    91.) Laas
    92.) Yah
    93.) Nir

    94.) Ph
    95.) Nglui
    96.) Mglwnafh
    97.) Wgah
    98.) nagl

    99.) Ni
    100) Peng
    101) Nee-wom


    (somatic components could in turn be adapted from this)

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    From Slayers

    "Thou who art darker than even darkness,
    Thou who art deeper than even the night!
    Thou, the Sea of Chaos, who drifts upon it,
    Golden Lord of Darkness!
    Hereby I call to thee,
    Hereby I swear before thee!
    Those who would stand against us,
    All those who are fools,
    By the power you and I possess,
    Grant destruction equally upon them all!
    GIGA SLAVE!"


    From Beetlejuice the Animated Series

    Though I know I should be wary
    Still I wander someplace scary
    Ghostly haunting I turn loose
    Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice


    From the 1970 movie version of The Dunwich Horror

    LAND OF LIGHT...
    THE ARMY OF DARKNESS
    SHALL SWEEP DOWN.
    THEY ARE GATHERED LIKE
    A HORDE OF AVENGERS,
    LIFE WITHIN LIFE,
    THE POWER THAT SUMMONS.
    COME BACK, OLD ONES...
    PRINCES OF DARKNESS,
    AND REPOSSESS THE EARTH.
    YOG-SOTHOTH.
    YOG-SOTHOTH.
    YOG-SOTHOTH.
    I SUMMON YOU.
    COME, BROTHER OF DARKNESS.
    LEAVE YOUR PRISON
    AND HELP ME
    BRING THE OLD ONES THROUGH.
    BROTHER OF MY BLOOD,
    MY SOUL, I SUMMON YOU.
    THE TIME HAS ARRIVED.
    NOW WE WAIT NO LONGER.
    WE MUST ACT.
    UPON THIS SACRIFICE,
    SHALL THE JOURNEY BEGIN.
    "YOG-O-OTH. YOG-O-OTH.
    "JOIN THE CIRCLE,
    COMPLETE THE CHAIN.
    "YOG-SOTHOTH IS THE GATE
    "WHEREBY THE SPHERES MEET.
    "AND WITH THE GATE OPEN,
    "THE OLD ONES SHALL BE.
    "MAN RULES NOW
    WHERE THEY RULED ONCE.
    "THEY WAIT,
    PATIENT AND POTENT,
    "FOR HERE THEY SHALL
    REIGN AGAIN,
    "AND RULE WHERE THEY
    ONCE WALKED.
    "THE OLD ONES
    BROKE THROUGH OF OLD,
    "AND THEY SHALL
    BREAK THROUGH AGAIN."
    YOG-SOTHOTH!



    From Rogue One

    "I am one with The Force and The Force is with me..."

    From Dadid Lynch's adaptation of Dune

    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion
    It is by the juice of saphu the thoughts aquire speed
    the lips acquire stains the stains become a warning
    it is by will alone I set my mind in motion


    From the Young Ones episode "Boring"

    "Dominus ad nauseum. Dominus ad nauseum. Dominus ad nauseum. Dominus ad nauseum. Dominus ad nauseum. Dominus ad nauseum..."

    From the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh episode "A Knight to Remember"

    "Magnificent magic most mysterious make meek me make a monster into mozzarella marmalade"

    From the Star Trek episode "The Children Shall Lead"

    "Hail! Hail! fire and snow
    Call the angel we will go
    Far away for to see
    Friendly angel come to me
    "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jormengand View Post
    Hey, French is not nearly as bad as English. At least it's mostly consistent, whereas we have to deal with "Æther" "Aether" and "Ether" being variant spellings of the same word and therefore pronounced the same, whereas "Ætherial" "Aetherial" and "Ethereal" are also pronounced the same as each other, but the first syllable is pronounced differently from in the noun. And neither of the ae sounds is pronounced like in aeroplane.
    Huh. As a linguistic note, I realize that I do prounce the nouns all the same, with a silent 'a'. BUT I pronounce all three of those adjectives differently. I pronounce 'ethereal' with the same opening sound as 'ether'.
    I'm NOT stating my pronunciation is correct, but I found that an odd detail after reading your post and thinking about it.

    Hmm... I could see a setting where rules of grammar are dictated primarily by what makes magic work and what doesn't. If written: Leave out that Oxford comma, and you accidentally targeted two groups instead of causing two different effects. If spoken: Slight mispronunciation, and the spell fails or has a weakened/unintended effect.

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    https://www.yuni.com/library/latin.html

    Read phrases randomly, in increasingly dramatic and vocal tones before collapsing to the ground and twitching.

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    "Nonesuch! Gibberish! Bunkum! Gobblygoos!"

    Nothing like some faux latin for evil deeds. (Thanks for the IFCC for that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebon_Drake View Post
    Baldur's Gate did the same thing with one chant per school, but using Latin:

    1) Illusion: "Veritas, Credo, Oculos" = "The truth, I believe, with my eyes" or "Truth, I trust my eyes"
    2) Alteration: "Praeses, Alia, Fero" = "Protecting, another, I bring this forth" or "I, protecting, bring change"
    3) Necromancy: "Vita, Mortis, Careo" = "Life, and death, I am without" or "I separate life from death"
    4) Divination: "Scio, Didici, Pecto" = "I know, for I have studied, with my mind" or "I know, I have learned, I seek [to know more]"
    5) Abjuration: "Manus, Potentis, Paro" = "A hand, powerful, I prepare" or "I prepare a powerful hand"
    6) Evocation: "Incertus, Pulcher, Imperio" = "Uncertain, beautiful things, I command" or "I control beautiful mysteries"
    7) Conjuration: "Facio, Voco, Ferre" = "This I do, I call, to bring you forth" or "I make, I call, I bring"
    8 ) Enchantment: "Cupio, Virtus, Licet" = "I want, excellence, allowed to me" or "I desire bravery; let it be permitted!"

    (That's copypasta, the translations may not be 100%)
    Huh. Did not know.

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    “Cast a spell, weave it well of dust and dew and night and you."

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    Grim specter of noogie hangs like shroud over us all


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    Salagadoola, menchicka boola, bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.
    It'll do magic, believe it or not - bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.


    Or you could go with the classics:

    Tim! Tim! Benzedrine! Hash! Boo! Valvoline!
    Clean! Clean! Clean for Gene!
    First, second, neutral, park,
    Hie thee hence, you leafy narc!

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    From the Evil Dead TV show


    Buena buena medicina
    Buena buena lux divina

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