So I’m trying my hand at developing something particularly nasty, my equivalent of a magickal nuke.
I’m thinking of a curse that is based on the ideas of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and inflicts effects in stages on a target.
The first stage would be Pestilence, closing doors and blocking paths that the target would be able to take, as if the target was a leper.
The second stage would be War, turning allies into enemies and putting family at odds, as if the target was a traitor.
The third stage would be Famine, cutting off the flow of wealth and other necessities, as if the target was a castaway.
The final stage would be Death, passing the target on into another life, as if the target’s life had ended.
With how I envision it, the final stage could be either the target packing up and leaving all they know, them actually dying, or them seeing the faults that they were cursed for and facing a reckoning over it. Either way, they are permanently changed from what they were.
As for the other stages, it is a lot more self explanatory.
I just gotta come up with a ritual for this. I’m thinking a White candle, a Red candle, a Black candle, and a Pale candle, placed in a square pattern in order going clockwise, with a link to the target in the middle. As for the incantations, I have yet to figure out what they would be. Also, each candle would be placed on a sigil that represents how you want your target to be affected within that horseman’s sphere.