Oak Man

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Created On 20 April 2000
Last Updated On 20 April 2000
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Deep within the forests of Votankiland there lived a giant of great strength. He became boastful and claimed to be the strongest in Votankiland and to prove it he began to uproot oak trees. Some he pulled up by the roots, some he ripped apart and others he smashed into kindling to pick his teeth with. The Queen of the Forest begged him to stop, but he said first she must agree to help him capture Rigitania the Queen of Beasts who he had seen running naked through the woods and desired greatly. The Oak Queen agreed and he listened to what she had to say. He left and came to a grassy clearing and spread out a carpet of moss and laid on it all the fruits of the forest in a great feast. Rigitania ran into the clearing and saw the feast, so she stopped to eat the fruits. Oak Man jumped out of hiding and wrapped her in the moss. As they wrestled, Rigitania offered to be his willingly if he did a simple deed for her. He agreed and Rigitania asked the Oak Queen what the deed should be. The Oak Queen said that many of the old oaks in the forest had grown so tall that they kept the young ones in the shade, so she said that he must make all the Oaks in the forest the same height and if he did not, he would be skinned alive. Since that day, Oak Man has laboured tirelessly, pulling some oaks up and hammering some down, to make them all the same height.

Oak Man grants his followers the spirit spell of Strength and the Divine Spells of oak Might and Match height.

Oak Might (Reusable, 2 points, non-stackable, reusable)

This spell doubles the STR of the recipient for the duration of the spell. It is incompatible with the Strength and Vigour spells.

Match Height (2 points, stackable, instant, reusable)

This spell allows the caster to make two adjacent trees the same height. Each extra spell adds another tree to the group affected. Al the trees affected become the average height of the group of trees. This does not change the maturity of the tree, so this can result in mature dwarfs or great saplings.