I will begin by saying that the original Cult of Ecstasy Tradition Book was my favorite of The Cult of Ecstasy aren’t just the “party mages” one might expect from. When the mages get to the party, though, they find out that there’s a very specific point to all the revelry. The Cult of Ecstasy does use things like drugs and music. When interfaced with the Lakishim the mage is briefly like unto a god, and can Cult of Ecstasy mages only suffer half the penalty of other mages for having.
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Changing the way a person sees life or a particular instance is one of the Cult’s best approaches to magic.
Cult of Ecstasy – Project Fiction
Doing so robs others of the right to control their own destiny and turns their own body against them, which are outrages the Cult will not tolerate.
The other Traditions failed to understand that while Cultists will fight with all their souls for the causes they believe in, they seldom find much wisdom is direct confrontations. Even for mages, the Cultists have always been trail-blazers and innovators, and while conventional morality frowns on some of their more basic practices, no one can argue that they haven’t been a dynamic force in magic.
Music is the most powerful tool for changing perception, according to many Ecstatic mages, and it’s the easiest way to really get in touch with the primal and spiritual energies within and without.
A Cultist might begin the day working hard at the gym, spend the afternoon debating philosophy with professors at the local university, follow dinner by jumping into the pit at an underground punk show and then rave til dawn with the local club-going elite. While members may seem on the surface to be totally without center, the Cult actually searches for those with a very strong sense of self, however well hidden this strength may be.
Whether it is music or sex or pain or dance or hunger or any of a thousand other things, humanity has always been secretly drawn to extremes. Popular opinion has it that sex, drugs and rock-‘n’-roll are what the Cult is about.
Every Cultist character indulges in some sort of vice, and he must take the opportunity to indulge at least once per game session. A lot of Cultists become addicted to drugs or absorbed by their chosen foci to the point that nothing else can get beyond it into their lives. Outsiders see them indulge in all manner of excesses without reservation, then turn around and discuss the roots of that behavior and other serious issues without seeming to miss a beat.
Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page if possible. I can see it being something that starts as a paradigm, and catching on to gain some measure of a following as a faction of the more moderate members of the cult.
Only those who are at peace with themselves and ascenison desires have the strength to truly throw themselves into their passions without getting lost. An Ecstatic familiar with excruciating pain for example, can use their familiarity to disregard it, or perhaps inflict it upon a target. A dying art, focused only on their past. Create account or Sign in.
Notify me of new comments via email. The point of such stat es is to increase understanding and empathy, not to kill it. While some Ecstatics go for bigger experiences, you know that crafting a chain of smaller ones have the potential to gain the inertia needed to spin off into its own thing.
If you want to discuss contents of this page – this is the easiest way to do it. In addition, ascensiom Cult has had to struggle with the skeletons of addiction, overdose and burnout throughout its existence as members get caught up in the tools of their craft instead of its ends. From black-tie events where people lose themselves in a lovely Opera to a rave in a black and neon nightclub that smells of sweat, desperation and wild abandon.
Music, dance, sex, exercise, drugs — anything that can be asdension to exhaustive, passionate explosions of feeling is fair game. Humans build their own comfortable domiciles in both the physical and mental worlds.
Perception, after all, is reality. These dancers indulge in all of the club scenes, creating magic in the waves of humanity that throng such venues.
To the Cult of Ecstasy, Magic is rooted in sensation. When they do choose to fight, however, the Cultists can be some of the most effective and unnerving foes in existence, as their mastery of the time-stream allows them to react to tactics with uncanny accuracy or even pre-empt their enemies entirely. The Hagalaz are tye violent group of Nordic berserkers, rune mages and tricksters, sometimes with ties to other sorcerous societies that share their passions.
The leadership were definitely magically active.
Paradigm Summary: Cult of Ecstasy
They just have to get out of the lab more often! Modern Klubwerks or “clubkids,” or just “clubbers,” depending upon who you ask are Cultists who indulge in the mass consciousness of nightclubs and concerts. Organization Flexibility is the Tradition’s greatest asset. Sensation Junkie Like many mages, most newly awakened Cultists have trouble separating the will to perform magic from the foci that help channel it into being.
Consorting with the mercurial fae, the Fellowship of Pan indulges in rites of sex, drinking, and Muse-inspired poetry and debate.
Cult of Ecstasy
They, too, see the Code of Ananda as weakness. The Cult thrives in the eternal second at the height of an elegant dance, the shuddering sensitivity of total exhaustion and the lateral thoughts of the opened mind.
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