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(AKA Love Pirates, Onanites)
You know the power of Taboo. You have seen the face of the Naked Goddess and wed yourself to the Woman Everyone Can Have But You. She has come to this world to sate everyone but denied you her transcendent touch.
They didn't get it the way you did. The Sect of the Naked Goddess saw the offer of the Naked Goddess as the mystery of synchronity, of the nexus of affinity, desire and obsession. You clawed your way past the sacred mystery and saw the profane truth and you've gotten so close but so far that you've become like a case of venereal disease in the body of the Sect.
The Naked Goddess ascending on the set of a pornographic film wasn't a coincidence, it was the exaltation of pornography on the human collective unconcious. She arose from her enslavement because pornography had become important, not because She was important. Lust, desire, the denial of the flesh as you do nothing but sate it, the power of the taboo, that was Her gift to you.
As an astetic obessed with the flesh, you have seen the nature of the Woman Everyone Can Have But You. You have figured out that Her light was shown to everyone, that no one could ever have Her. You deny slaking your desires with others because finding Her is your singular passion, and your base nature Her ticket to Heaven.
The central paradox of this variant of Pornomancy is the accepted nature of taboo, that there can be no perversion if there are no morals against it. Lusting after a goddess who will never return and would be sickened by you if She knew of you while you deny Her power by exalting the medium and not the message, that is the nature of Pornomancy. You generate charges by the denial of your own lusts as you observe others slake theirs in the pathetic mechanical fashion of the pornographic genre, and sex outside of self-love wrenches your power away.
Pornomancy Blast Style
This variant of Pornomancy has no blast.
Generate a Minor Charge: Observe a Naked Goddess pornographic video lasting about one hour without missing a minute of it.
Generate a Significant Charge: Observe a re-enactment of a scene from a Naked Goddess porn flick with people who look like the other actors from the film, on a set that looks very much like the set from the film in question.
Generate a Major Charge: Observe a re-enactment of something from the Naked Goddess's life or films that no one has ever re-enacted before.
Taboo: If you ever have sex outside of the masturbatory context you live under, even within the ritual context of other Pornomancers, you lose all the charges you're carrying. She denies you the flesh for a reason, live with it.
Random Magick Domain: Your version of Pornomancy works by denial and taboo. It's powerful magic for warding, protection and prevention. It's less useful when it comes to persuasion, coincidence or the affinity of other love pirates. You have a different message.
Starting Charges: Newly created Pornomancers have four minor charges.
Pornomancy Minor Formula Spells
The love pirates have soemthign of a problem, due to their itnerpretation of Pornomancy. They can't get some of the original Pornomantic formulas to work as written in Unknown Armies. In the case of Minor Formula spells, You Know You Want It and The Armor of Desire won't work within the symbolic framework of the variant school. Dazzle happens to work perfectly in the framework, it just felt better with a different title.
Cost: 1 minor charge
Efect: This spell allows you to mess with the mind of others, by making arguments they make seem unreasonable and undesireable. Much like You Know You Want It, the next social interaction roll (meaning skills like Lying, Charm or Sell Freezers to Eskimos) is made by the target is at a -20% shift.
Cost: 3 minor Charges
Effect: As with the Pornomantic minor formula spell Dazzle.
Pornomancy Significant Formula Spells
Much like above, the Onanites can't seem to get a few of the original Pornomantic formula to work. In the case of Significant Formula spells, The Smouldering Glance, Synchronicity and Psychotrauma don't operate within their understanding of what Pornomancy is.
Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Life
Cost: 1 significant charge
Effect: A rather strange effect, Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Life is something of the antithesis of Synchronicity in that it puts a person where they're not "supposed" to be. It could be the exactly wrong time and place when a friend of his is going to need help. It could be just the wrong spot to lose advantage of a great opportunity (or at least, become aware of it). It could even place him in a resturant just as a person's two worst enemies meet to plot his downfall.
It, like Synchronicity, is not teleportation. You spend the charge and leave it to the GM to decide where the worst place somebody could be and to provide a rationale (no matter how flimsy) to get you there.
Note that the GM can decide the target is already in the worst place he could possible be in, and a use of this formula would instead put him in a place where he's in a better situation than the adept is. A matched failure on a roll would likely be a good chance to use this opportunity to use this option.
Cost: 2 significant charges
Effect: It's this spell in particular that makes any adept or avatar aware of the Onanites very very cautious not to piss them off. With this spell, an adept can cause anyone around them to lose access to any charges they have for about an hour as if they had just broken taboo. However, if during this time they do happen to break taboo in actuality, they lose their charges for real. It also does nothing to major-level charges, though if the adept switches those charges down within the hour, he loses them as well.
Pornomancy Major Effects
Arrange to have every practitioner of a school of magick or follower of an archetype break taboo at the same time or the same palce "by accident." Make someone as reviled, loathed or hated world-wide as Hitler, Stalin of George W. Bush, regardless of reason. Undo the effects of one spell (even one that killed someone)...
I like the alienation aspect of the masterbatory version. Not bad.
Menzoa | profile | Jul 14, 04 | 11:26 am
This is so very cool.
For a minor charge, why not get a minor charge for jerking off as well - as some sort of reverse communion. Extra charges for ritualised masturbation?
Well, I was kind of doing this off-the-cuff, but the assumption in my head it that jacking off while observing the videos or re-enactments is being done.
I'm swiping and redoing onanists for the European Underground project.