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6.18.1 TITANS, DEMIGODS AND AVATARS

The highest two levels of experience confer the transformation of a
mortal into a Titan (level 99) and Demigod (level 100).

TITANS
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Titans are mortals whose spirits can barely be contained within their
fleshly bodies. Reaching towards divinity, Titans gain several notable
powers, including:

   - STRENGTH OF THE TITAN
      -- Increased statistics.
      -- Regenerate faster on non-prime planes.
   - SPARK OF THE TITAN
      -- REFRESH POWER, restore your power to full. Only usable once per
         Lusternian day.

DEMIGODS
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Demigods are mortals who by sheer will and determination have fanned
their divine spark into full-fledged divinity. Demigods are not, nor can
ever become, full gods, but they gather essence instead of experience,
which can be used for several divine powers. Demigods receive the same
powers as do Titans, as well as some of their own, which may cost their
personal essence to use. These include:

   - STRENGTH OF THE GODS
      -- Regeneration on the Prime Material Plane.
   - ASCENSION TO THE DIVINE
      -- You can ASCEND TO THE HAVENS, where no mortal may pass.
   - REBIRTH OF THE PHOENIX
      -- Divine resurrection in the safety of the Divine Havens when
         they die. Upon death, the syntax is PHOENIX to resurrect.
         This power drains considerable essence from the Demigod.
         If the demigod uses Phoenix to trigger the resurrection
         without sufficient essence to afford it he will be stripped
         of divinity and become mortal once again.
      -- If you die, it will cost you 50,000 essence to resurrect in
         your city, 100,000 to resurrect off the Prime Material Plane
         and 250,000 to resurrect on the Prime Material Plane.
   - EMBOLDENING THE SPARK
      -- Demigods are able to fan aspects of their Divine Spark,
         empowering their own nature and gaining new strengths
         and abilities.
      -- Utilize the POWERS verb to select, remove and adjust your
         strengths.

ASCENDANTS
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Ascendants come in two forms, Vernal and Ascendant. Much as Demigods,
these enigmatic, trans-mortal entities are able to embolden their sparks
however they have access to the full powers of the Nine Domoths, and so 
have a greater variety of attributes they may increase.

VERNAL DEMIGODS
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From time to time a Vernal Ascendant may be cut off from the fullest of
their Nexus of Power, their being drained for a portion of the power
they were imbibed with. Greatly changed from this, however, they remain
a shadow of what they were and, so long as they maintain a link to the
nexus that once supported them, they have greater possibilities than any
normal Demigod.

AVATARS
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The true potential might of a Demigod will not be fully made manifest
unless that Demigod is in the Order of an Elder God and that God decides
to form a bond with the Demigod, in which case the Demigod becomes Their
Avatar (sometimes referred to as Their Herald), gaining more powers on
behalf of the Divine Order of their Patron God. This is not a bond that
an Elder God will lightly undertake, as the essence cost to that God is
staggering and represents a deep link between the essence of God and
Demigod. Avatars are expected to be walking representations of their
Patron God and often act as Their voice. The powers of Avatars are not
fully known to mortals, however cults to venerate aspects of Elder Gods
have begun to manifest in modern times, lead by Avatars who seek to
personify Their being.

ZAP GUIDELINES
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In the config_zap messages, please use these dynamic verbs: Referring to
yourself: $=(caster$), $=(he$), $=(his$), $=(him$) Referring to target:
$=(target$), $=(lhe$), $=(lhis$), $=(lhim$)

Note: You may not refer to either yourself or the target in the Area
message. Note: When you begin a sentence with a dynamic verb, use $+
instead of $=

Please limit your zap messages to no greater than 2 lines of text per
entry. The zap attack is an electrical-based energy attack, so the
custom messages should bear that in mind.