The magic of the Research Sect is, quite simply, the magic of science. Spells that disrupt another caster, open, fix, mend, or destroy mechanical machinations are easily within the range of the Research Sect. It is also within the Research Sects power to alter, manipulate, create, or destroy magnetism of any kind.
Sect Political Information
The Research Sect, though it holds a seat upon the Magus Council, is perhaps the weakest of all the Sects. Though no Sect can afford to alienate the techno-mages of the Research Sect, most of the Sects still do not hold them in a high opinion, and perhaps for good reason. In combat the spells of the Research Sect are defensive rather then offensive, focusing upon the preservation of the Caster whilst he either escapes or whilst any companions prepare more aggressive spells. At first glance such a focus upon the defence rather then the attack would not be attractive enough for the Research Sect to maintain even what limited numbers it does command.
However the Research Sect does more then just fight. They are the masters of all kinds of bizarre technologies and magical devices, utilising their skills as engineers as well as Casters. Of course this has led to some more . . . interesting . . . results including rampaging mutant chairs, biting swords, screaming pens and other such incidents. And, naturally, a potentially fatal explosion is always around the corner when you are working in any Research Sect lab.
Due to the secretive nature of the Psychic sect, a slight enmity has grown between them and the Research Sect, who's goal is to collect knowledge.
The Symbol of the Research Sect is an Open Book.
The Current Lord Research is Derek Deirdre Deftspark, The Mastermind of Mischievous Machinations, Eccentric Executor of Egregious Excogitations and Roy of Research.
General Allies: Order, Universe, Guardian
General Hostilities: Psychic
Main Goals of the Research Sect:- Increase it's Power Base
- Increase it's knowledge
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