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#1 Sagefire

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 03:14 PM

For those who cast the Runes, I wonder what your favorite system is.

 

Elder Futhark?

 

Anglo?

 

'Witche's' Runes?

 

Other?

 

Also, what is your preferred medium?

 

Wood?

 

Antler/bone?

 

Stone/crystal?

 

Metal?

 

Mona told me she has a set of Runes on beans.

 

Do you cast on a cloth, table, ground, other?


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#2 SwampHag

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 04:07 PM

I use elder futhark runes according to the method of divination recorded by Tacitus. That is, I gather the runes, pray to the Gods and Ancestors for guidance, then i throw a random handful onto a cloth. I then look to the sky and choose 3 at random, then interpet the three Ive chosen. I dont do "myrkstave" and I dont read the past, present, future style, i simply interpet the runes in relation to one another.

my current set is wood but im not opposed to other mediums.

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#3 Sagefire

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 04:13 PM

Did you create your own set?


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 04:45 PM

Elder futhark for me. But accasionally may use others, like Alhaint runes. Do not use cloths. Yes, I have set made of beans. :)


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#5 Mountain Witch

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:25 PM

I use the Elder Futhark. Mine are stones (blue lace agate, to be exact). I tried wood but they didn't feel right in my hands. If I'm doing a full cast, I'll toss them on a cloth but if it's just a one- or three-pull, I'm usually sitting in my recliner so I put them on the arm of the chair. I'm not real formal about it.


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#6 SwampHag

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:44 PM

Did you create your own set?


i did not, but thats a future project i have planned.

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#7 Holdasown

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:20 PM

I have an anglo saxon set I made from wood and my brother just 3D printed an elder set. 


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#8 Sagefire

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:00 PM

I would like to see pictures of the set you made.


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#9 Holdasown

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:23 PM

I would like to see pictures of the set you made.

 

 

Me? Sure I will take some tonight.


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#10 Sagefire

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 01:56 PM

Awesome, I've seen some very interesting hand made sets.


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#11 FancyShadowCat

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:44 AM

Is using specific home made inks something that’s common with crafting runes? Like for instance, adding in a finely ground powdered herb associated with divination to the ink? I’ve wondered about this but I have yet to see anything of the sort.
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#12 FrozenThunderbolt

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:03 AM

Is using specific home made inks something that’s common with crafting runes? Like for instance, adding in a finely ground powdered herb associated with divination to the ink? I’ve wondered about this but I have yet to see anything of the sort.

not unknown - 'reddening the runes' is a thing. The casters blood added to or laid over the ink if done properly. Or with read ochre and wine if there is a reason to use an alternative.
I could certainly see adding spaygaric tinctures or other substances as being helpful if you were making as set dedicated to read about a particular theme aspect of life.


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#13 Sagefire

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:16 PM

I have heard of infused inks used, the blood just sounds badass.


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#14 Mona

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:22 PM

I used blood on mine.


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#15 Holdasown

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:58 PM

Awesome, I've seen some very interesting hand made sets.

 

 

Forgot about this sorry. Will post one, I made a note. LOL. Sucks getting old. 


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#16 FancyShadowCat

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:13 AM

not unknown - 'reddening the runes' is a thing. The casters blood added to or laid over the ink if done properly. Or with read ochre and wine if there is a reason to use an alternative.
I could certainly see adding spaygaric tinctures or other substances as being helpful if you were making as set dedicated to read about a particular theme aspect of life.

You’re full of witchy knowledge aren’t you FT? The redening of the runes is really interesting. And I’ll have to add spaygaric to my vocabulary straight away.

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Edited by FancyShadowCat, 27 November 2019 - 12:14 AM.

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#17 Holdasown

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 02:07 AM

Here they are

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#18 FrozenThunderbolt

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:45 AM

You’re full of witchy knowledge aren’t you FT? The redening of the runes is really interesting. And I’ll have to add spaygaric to my vocabulary straight away.

-Edited for grammar

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#19 SwampHag

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:26 AM

The way I've always blooding runes is mixing blood in with wine so you don't have to waste a whole lot. That or not using your own blood! (RIP quail, you were tasty little birds)


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