Conventionally thought of as a type of armor; the true defensive potential of the suit lies in its reactivity. Incoming attacks are intercepted automatically though a basic white salt suit may only offer so-much protection. The 'spirit' outlines the natural positioning of the body. Lining that 'spirit' with salt increases situational awareness to an instinctive level. It is this line of thinking that makes snake swords possible. It is also what makes it possible for amputees encased in the salt to reacquire a temporary salty limb to complete their salt suit.
LixThis is the technique for isolating the body-encompassing salt suit spell into the aforementioned phantom limb that grants mobility to the disabled capable of salt spells.
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Snake SwordThis can be thought of as an extension of the lix spell; though one does not need to be an amputee to cast it. The appendage manifests as a whip-like construct of such flexibility and long reach with the cutting power of a sword.
all sorts of fancy tricks can be done with them while cutting people to pieces.
Prolonged activation of a salt suit around a person can gradually increase the temperature to the point of being uncomfortable. But it can become unbearable if the wearer pushes too much. In some circumstances, one's flesh can be seen blister, blacken and crackle once the then melting and fused salt pieces are removed. So be mindful.
A salt suit resembles a monochrome landscape wrapped around the torso. There are bumps and caverns and the suit often is crumbly, particularly with beginners. Rivers of salt move between the breasts, over joints, down the legs and other parts like arteries; this helps in maintaining the overall form. Most of them are coloured white from the white salt that is the baseline; but for others who have access to the more exotic salt, their salt suit might be coloured differently to showcase status or glitter rainbows in battle in a display of combat ability and wealth.
At its simplest, the salt suit works when the castor has reached a certain level of competency in maintaining the salt (white) pressing on their bodies. Even for those who can afford to add additional salts, manipulating the white salt is essential in activating those extra salt. Once one has attained a level of mastery, it can become apparent that the wearer's own imagination limits a salt suit to the humanoid form. If one can 'feel' an extra limb, or project their spirit in such a way, the salt would naturally realign itself to manifest that limb. This opens the field to new means of attacking enemies.
White salt is the most common and most stable choice as a base. Combined with a degree of rarer salts induces additional desirable qualities to aid the wearer. For example:
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Minimum 3 stones of Salt
For as long as the caster can maintain his/her concentration
Effect Casting Time
It takes about as long as the caster can enter into the proper meditiative state. That can either take time or be instant.
White salt is a perfect and the only underlining base salt to have because of cost, availability and ease at which it reacts to teotl. Though many have experimented, no other type of salt is suitable for this role.
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