The Feägurthian Shek P'var

The Lyahvi

Lyahvi are the most established of the specialist mages. They have had more time to entrench themselves in their ways, even to the end of having their own written language, Ruathlek. Ruathlek is thought to be derived from magical writing, and is still used as a means of communication between Lyahvi.

The shenava of this shek p'var have decided that it is too difficult to get control of the easier more common spells, so they have instead opted to tighten down on the shenava level spells. Lyahvi on the surface seem to be little more than performers, show-offs, and braggarts, but they are said to harbor a deeper more secret side as well. Only the most trusted get access to the more powerful secrets.

Lyahvi prefer grays and browns in their clothing, often highlighted by a single red gem or green swath of cloth. Unlike the Peleahn, they not dress to hide themselves from others- rather, they would rather call attention to their spells and illusions than to themselves. There are exceptions, in particular among the higher levels who do not care if anyone knows they are Lyahvi, but in general Lyahvi tend to be somber in dress and flashy in spells.

Lyahvi hate Odivshe, since the undead are generally unaffected by illusion spells.

All Lyahvi must carry an item that is not real. This item can be anything from a fake two-headed coin to a boot with a false heel. This item must be in the Lyahvi's possession or any illusions cast by them will be at +2 to all saves to disbelieve.

Note: Not all Lyahvi are spellcasters. Sages, librarians, contributors, honorary members, scribes, as well as others may hold titles. There is no Virana of this shek p'var and several Shenava. Only spellcasters suffer the side effects.

Lyahvi Spells

Note spells listed in BOLD type are closed spells, which only Lyahvi may legally know and cast in accordance with Petition 179. As seen below, Lyahvi are generally more concerned with "how" a spell is used than "which" spell is used, so consequently only the higher shenava level spells are closed.

1st Level

Audible GlamorPhantasmal Forces
Change SelfSpook
Color BlindnessTasso's Shriek
Corpse Visage/NECTunnel Vision
Nystul's Magical AuraVentriloquism

2nd Level

BlurLeomund's Trap
DeafnessMirror Image
Drawmij's Scent MaskMisdirection
EchoesMurmuring Masses
Hypnotic PatternWhispering Wind/ALT
Improved Phantasmal Force

3rd Level

Illusionary ScriptOdeen's Secret Word/ALT
Invisibility, 10' Radius Phantom Steed/CON
Laeral's Dancing DweomerRemove Smell/ALT
Lorloveim's Creeping ShadowShadow Bolt

4th Level

EncryptPhantasmal Killer
Hallucinatory TerrainRainbow Pattern/ALT
Illusionary WallShadow Monsters
Improved InvisibilityShadow Skeleton
Minor CreationVacancy/ALT

5th Level

Advanced IllusionMelisander's Harp
Demi-Shadow MonstersSeeming
Disguise Undead/NECShadow Door
Dispel ExhaustionShadow Hand
Dream/INVShadow Magic
Major Creation

6th Level

Demi-Shadow MagicProgrammed Illusion
Eyebite/ENCProject Image/ALT
Lorloveim's Shadowy TransformationSeizure/ENC,CHM
Mirage Arcana/ALTShades
MisleadShadow Guantlet/EVO
Permanent IllusionVeil

7th Level

Mass InvisibilityShadowcat
Shadow Walk/ENC

8th Level


9th Level

Mylsibis' Arcane Contention/ENC,EVOWeird