Social Rituals: River Master

Level: 8Component Cost: 1350
Category: SocialMarket Price: 6800 gp
Time: 20 minutesKey Skill: Nature/Religion
Duration: 1 season

When begining this ritual any number of participants may assist in the casting by chanting along with the primary ritual caster: they do not need to know the ritual or be skilled in any way other than being able to speak and understand caster's instructions. For every 10 untrained participants there is a +1 accumulative modifier to the skill check.

By calling on ancient spirits/deities/primordial powers a mass of participants can ward a length of river bank against flooding. During the duration of this ritual a warded river will not cross the boundries that it had at the time of the ritual's casting, with the river's flow increasing speed to make for any extra volumn of water during times of flood.

This ritual has no effect upon Elemental water creatures. This ritual will not prevent storm surges and has no effect upon ocean water; Nor will the ritual prevent water from other sources (flash floods) from inundating the affected area, or affect water entering the area from an unwarded stretch father upstream; It must be cast upon running water in the form of a stream or river.

Check ResultRiver Area Protected
9 or lower1 square
10-1910 squares
20-29100 squares
30-391000 squares
40 or higher10,000 squares

Many Towns and City's make the ritual a part of spring time celebrations to prevent disastrous floods with in the comunities' confines.
It should be noted that by casting this ritual during the dry season it is possible to keep seasonal streams from flowing, though the water will go elsewhere.
(Edit: fixed typos pointed out by SpiralBound)


  1. Interesting article, up to the point where it looks like it got cut off. Don't worry though, I was able to find a previous version of your article elsewhere! The concluding section of your post is as follows:

    "... This ritual is only performed when


  2. Interesting, where were you viewing it. I did see the "This ritual" cut and paste dangler (which I have sense corrected).

  3. Hey Snorkey, thanks for the quick fix! Now, you just need to correct the typo on "Elemental" and your post is perfect! :-) (Ok, I admit, now I'm being a b@$t@rD!) LOL! :D

  4. Thanks again, I would have never spotted the typo.