Spells fizzle and backfire, often at the most inconvenient times. It's all part of the mystery. But when a powerful Magic Spell does work it can turn the tide of battle in an instant, while smiting even the strongest and most foul smelling of vile creatures (and they put on quite a show too).
These are the moments of glory that make it all worth it.
of 1 "Unknown" on and up through Rank 34 "Crest Bearer." On the day your Character reaches this level the meter arrow is filled in to signify completion of a most worthy accomplishment, and the power-up that comes with it. Players may choose one of the following: a +1 Ability Bonus where no other bonus exists (in other words, on a blank line) or they can add a Special Skill. It is also at this moment that Characters with Magic Ability may choose to become Specialists.
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...however you prefer to say it.