Title says it all. I’ve actually been making a “Mage Hand” thought form.
So far it seems to be working pretty well, and getting more powerful even though it’s only been less than two days.
For those who don’t know, in the Dungeons ad Dragons role playing game “Mage Hand” is a powerful utility spell that takes the form of “a spectral hand”. Players generally use this spell to move objects around remotely (similar to telekinesis in some ways, but hand-sized) and Arcane Tricksters can use it to steal stuff.
So “a spectral hand” got me to thinking, does this not sound exactly like the thought forms real life magicians make all so often?
It boggled my mind when I searched the BALG forum for anything related to “mage hand thought forms” and came up dry.
“If you want something done, do it yourself”.
Anyway so I dug up my old crib notes from a John Keiter servitor article I read years ago and got cracking.
Did a drawing, listed it’s powers, gave it a name, made the sigil logo etc.
Then I charged it. I was initially aiming to do this for only 15 minutes but I went for a full half hour of charging. By the end of it, I was convinced it was there.
I then deviated a bit from John Kreiter’s method of charging for 3 days in a row and instead I have instructed it to feed on light like sunlight and lightbulbs to grow stronger.
Last night I did a test of it’s powers so far.
I commanded it to push at this cardboard box I had placed on a chair. I demonstrated by gesturing with my own hands (but not actually touching the box).
A moment or two after I had finished gesturing and commanding I heard a sound that sounded like it had tapped the cardboard box with one of its fingers! Not exactly what I had hoped for, but hey that was still awesome for the first day.
It still needs more power, so I’ve instructed it to feed off sunlight til after sunset and then return to me.
I also can feel it put a faint amount of weight on my palm when I instruct it to place two of its fingers on my hand.
This is awesome, and I’ll keep this updated as things progress further.