Summons powers and beings from other worlds. Many spells in this school will bring you additional units. – Illwinter
True to its name, the Conjuration school has the most Summoning spells, in Combat & Ritual form. It's not the only school with summons, however; for example, Death nations will get cheaper and potentially more useful summons out of Enchantment.
Conjuration also contains path-boosting spells that are incredibly useful in combat, at least when they can be used:
If you don't set Research goals, then all of your Research points will go to Conjuration. This isn't too bad, since Conjuration contains Summoning Rituals that are important for almost all nations, but neglecting the other schools is an easy way to fall behind later on.
|Spirit Curse|| 1|
|Summon Storm Power||1|
|Summon Water Power||1|
|Power of the Spheres|| 1|
|Strength of Gaia||31|
|Light of the Northern Star|| 3|
|Dark Knowledge|| 1|
|The caster summons a spirit of the Underworld and coerces it to reveal knowledge of sites of Death in a distant province. The spell can not be used to find magic in enemy provinces.||A Site-searching Ritual with a 3-province range. ()|
|Voice of Apsu|| 2|
|The caster conjures the dreams of Apsu, the Fresh Water Underneath. He has knowledge of all sweet water. The voice of his dreams, when rightly interpreted, reveals sites of Water power located above the surface. The dreams will find their way to everyone living in the targeted province and the magical sites will no longer be hidden.|| A Site-searching Ritual with a 3-province range. ()
It can't be used on underwater provinces. It can be used on enemy provinces, but they'll get the results as well.
|Raven Feast|| 4 |
| The caster summons an unkindness of ravens and sends them into a distant province to feast upon the newly dead. The ravens consume the rotting corpses and return to be slaughtered for the raw death essence they then contain. Provinces struck by plagues or containing recent battlefields can give the caster large amounts of Death gems. All unburied dead in a province are consumed. Enemy provinces can be targeted.|
Death gems gained from a province with about 100 unburied corpses: 5. Death gems gained from a province with about 400 unburied corpses: 10.
|Destroys all of the corpses in a single (land) province up to 5 provinces away, and gives you from the corpses at an inverse-exponential rate.|
|Wind Ride|| 5 |
| The Air mage summons a whirlwind in a province of his choice. The whirlwind will try to find a commander in the province and transport him to where the Air mage is located. This spell is an effective way to rescue cornered commanders, but it can also be a very effective way to get enemy commanders out of the way. Large beings are difficult or impossible to lift and might fall to the ground somewhere along the way, possibly dying upon impact. Powerful Earth mages are likewise difficult to transport.|
Size 6 targets, Earth mages with skill 4 or more, and Ethereal beings are impossible to lift. Skilled Air mages will take less damage falling damage if the spell drops them on the way.
| Moves a random Commander and their Bodyguards in the selected province, up to 3 provinces away, either directly to the caster's province or 0-to-1 provinces closer to them. Falling DMG occurs if the caster's province isn't reached; it's AN, it's halved if the target doesn't leave their province, it scales with Size (from 15 to 45), and it also scales with the target's (-5 Dmg). Bodyguards and Flying Commanders won't be hurt.
Enemy Air Mages have a +10% chance to resist movement per .
This complicated Ritual has its own page!
|Voice of Tiamat|| 2 |
|The caster conjures up the dreams of Tiamat, the Raging Sea. She has knowledge of all that lies underneath the sea. The voice of her dreams, when rightly interpreted, reveals all sites of Elemental power in a sea. The dreams will find their way to everyone living in that province and the magical sites will no longer be secret. This spell can only be cast under water.|| A Site-searching Ritual with a 4-province range.
This only works for the ocean or lake you cast it in, and it can't be cast on land.
|Vermin Feast|| 4 |
| The caster makes vermin like rats and cockroaches (or shrimps and crabs) attracted to the supply stores of a besieged castle. The vermin will make sure that the supplies do not last very long. The more gems spent in this ritual the longer it will last. Having more than one Vermin Feast ritual active on the same province will not add to the effect and the ritual has no effect on an unbesieged castle. |
Doubles the supply loss in a besieged castle.
|An attack Ritual with a 4-province range, causing an event each turn that it's active (with a default of one turn) that doubles the supply loss of the besieged castle. The duration is increased by one turn for every additional put into it. As mentioned in the description, multiple castings will not stack, and this does nothing to an un-besieged castle.|
|Acashic Record|| 2 |
|This spell lets the caster access the acashic records to find out the history for one nation. The spell must be targeted on a capital to give any useful information.||Provides the event history of the selected province, viewed by pressing "I" while the province is selected, from up to 10 provinces away. If cast on a capital, it also provides its original owner's score graphs.|
|Winged Monkeys|| 32 |
|The caster summons a troop of winged monkeys and sends them away to fetch a commander from a distant land. The monkeys will try to grab and fly away with the helpless commander, but will attack if the target is too heavy. The monkeys are afraid of mages and will never try to snatch a mage from the ground. The monkeys leave after they have accomplished their mission.|| A remote Assassination spell that sends 8 Independent Winged Monkeys to a non-Mage Commander or Priest up to 5 provinces away from the caster's province, though not over underwater provinces. If the target is Size 3 or smaller, the Monkeys stop after bringing the target to 100 Fatigue, and will carry them to the caster.
This spell has a page!
|Acashic Knowledge|| 3|
|This spell lets the caster tap information from the memory of the Spheres to reveal the presence of all magical sites in a given province. The spell cannot be used to find magic sites in enemy provinces.||A Site-searching Ritual with a 10-province range. (All paths, even )|
|Locust Swarms|| 3|
|The Kindly Ones||64|
|Well of Misery||6|
|Concepts||Blood Hunting • Communions • Empowerment • Gems • Items • Magic Sites • Research|
|Categories||Combat Magic • Ritual Magic • Notable Spells|
|Paths||Fire • Air • Water • Earth • Astral • Death • Nature • Blood • Holy|
|Schools||Conjuration • Alteration • Evocation • Construction • Enchantment • Thaumaturgy • Blood • Divine|