|Featured In||The Emperor's Soul|
An Essence Mark is a particular type of soulstamp that is designed to Forge a person's memories, history, and soul for a brief period of time. Essence Marks are among the most powerful and most complex soulstamps a Forger can create. In realmatic terms, an Essence Mark reforges the spiritual aspect of an individual to match the new history.
Construction & Use
Essence Marks are the most difficult type of soulstamps to create, typically requiring years worth of development and construction. is required to be attuned to a specific individual in order to function. When a human is soulstamped, the transformation lasts a relatively short period of time, and the best crafted stamps last approximately a day. This is due to the fact that the identity of a person, as opposed to an object, is constantly growing, changing and shifting. It may also be due to the fact that all humans are naturally invested with a small amount of investiture, and soulstamping utilizes relatively small amounts of investiture to work. According to realmatic theory, reinvesting an invested object requires enough investiture to overcome the initial amount, plus enough extra to effect the change.
To create an Essence Mark, one must make hundreds of stamps, each one representing a small portion of the history or personality which you would wish to change. These stamps must be tested individually to make sure that each will take, and then networked together into a lattice on some external object. The lattice will be connected to the final stamp, which will act as a keystone for the other stamps, and will be the only one necessary to stamp. The lattice must maintain in contact with the skin of an individual to maintain it's effects. A deep knowledge of the individual and the new history you wish to write is necessary to create the stamps for an Essence Mark. Augurs (gold mistings) can make essence marks for themselves more quickly because of their abilities.
Known Essence Marks
- The Emperor's Soul - Day 2
- The Emperor's Soul - Day 12
- The Emperor's Soul - Day 30
- The Emperor's Soul - Day 76
- Rank me the investment in objects
— Theoryland - Mar 29th, 2014
- Who would win between Szeth and a Mistborn?
— Theoryland - Feb 28th, 2011
- Do all the humans have innate Investiture?
— Theoryland - Mar 6th, 2014
- The Emperor's Soul - Day 58
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|The Emperor's Soul (Sel)|
|Characters||Wan ShaiLu · Gaotona · Ashravan · Frava · Zu · Han ShuXen · Kurshina · Imperial Fool|
|Places||Rose Empire · Mulla'dil · MaiPon · Dzhamar · Ukurgi · Sogdian Forest · Rose Palace · Imperial Seat|
|Magic||Forgery · Bloodsealing · Soulstamp · Soulstone · Skeletal · Essence Mark|