I am among those who desperately long for a sorcery system for this game. BUT. Sorcery was done HORRIBLY in Age of Conan. I say that even as I mained a necromancer and a demonologist. It would be almost impossible to represent sorcery as it was portrayed in Howard’s stories within the context of a game that is primarily all about combat. And yet… I still want sorcery. Not undead pets I can cook in a cauldron. That’s necromancy and this is a terrible mechanic for this particular dark sorcery. I am woefully disappointed in it. I want what is hinted at in the dialogue of Mek-kamoses!
The Words of Mek-kamoses
You have the look of the lost, stranger. Abandoned, exiled and adrift in purpose.
You need to forge a purpose for yourself in this place. There bracelets we wear sap att our will, suppress our true powers. They are designed to make us meek and pliable.
Do not allow your thoughts to be trapped. Resist it!
I was a sorcerer of the Black Ring, before my exile.
But I opposed the rise of a sorcerer called Thoth Amon. He was powerful and ambitious, made doubly so by an artefact called the Serpent Ring of Set.
He was also…political, forging alliances with King Cstephon of Stygia. I found myself swept aside for my opposition.
Perhaps you think it was foolish of him to let me live? This bracelet suppresses my sorcerous abilities.
I am thoroughly trapped.
It is somewhere here in these lands that Thoth Amon discovered his Serpent Ring of Set.
I only glimpsed the ring once, but there is a similarity between the patterning of the bracelets we wear and the ring.
It follows that the Giant-kings who ruled this place created other such artefacts.
That is the purpose to which I have dedicated myself. I will scour this land in search of the artefact that will restore my sorcery.
And then there shall be a reckoning such as Thoth Amon has never imagined!
Many mistakenly believe that sorcery comes from some innate power.
It is true, that the more corrupted the soul, the more kinship one will find in the creatures of the Outer Void.
But the power to summon comes from knowledge, and that knowledge can be taught.
If you find a way to restore my sorcery, stranger, I will teach you the words written in the Book of Skelos.
I will provide you with access to a power that you have never known before.
*Together, we will raise an army and march forth to take our vengeance! *
Do not expect me to be here forever.
I want to find out how to defy the bracelet and have access to sorcerous power once more. I want it CLEARLY LABELED as sorcery. No more shake and bake pets! I want it to be powerful but to carry a heavy cost that makes wielding a sword or axe, etc. in battle extremely impracticable. I want it to have a high attribute cost, not just a feat cost though that should be there too! I want it to be tied to corruption as was hinted at in early discussion in the game’s development.