Excerpt from “A Brief Analysis of Adaptive Multiphasic Method”. The full paper is not yet available for publication.
The Singing Bird – a relatively simple conjuration, a metal bird designed to sing and move in response to a trigger word. The description of the object from primary source material:
“ nestled in burgundy velvet was a wondrous thing. A bird, a metal bird with gears and plates…. a large paper tag …… “Tell me your name” it said. I looked from the bird to the note and back again…… I felt foolish. But did as the note advised……. The bird almost came to life, as much as a metal thing of wheels and cogs and plates can do. It came to life and began to sing the sweetest and yet saddest of songs. I don’t know how I came to be sitting down, but when the bird had finished its song, and with a slight tinkle of gears, resumed its previous state, I was perched on a chair”
Using Adaptive Multiphasic to map the conjuration matrix of this item, we get the below conjuratoric map
Let us now explore each section of the map
The Form/Item. The item is a metallic bird. The generic symbol to indicate the over-all form of the item having conjuration applied to it in Adaptive Multiphasic is a square. The square is the blank canvas, it does not have form until elements are defined. The form is defined in this case by 3 elements. From top to bottom, Metallic, Animal & Bird. As this item is an extant item, and not being created, there is no need to specify which metal is used, nor specifics of size or species of the animal.
The Central Track. The central track is the core of the conjuratorial map. In the centre is mapped the central outcome of the conjuration. In this case, we have the rune for “create” in the left hand double circle. The conjuror has created two central outcomes in this conjuration.
On the top, the element for “sound”, three solid lines, is overlaid with the element “music”. The first central outcome of this conjuration is to create a musical sound. (The music itself would be further defined by the conjuror, but in this example, we will keep it simple)
On the bottom the action for “movement” is overlaid by the element for “nature”, to indicate that the created movement is natural. This is then further defined by a compound rune linked to the form/item, that being a bird. This central outcome is to create the natural movement of a bird.
For this secondary track, the Action, “trigger”, intersects the central track, indicating that this action pertains directly to the core conjuration. The actions and elements associated with this “trigger” in the secondary track define the circumstances under which the core conjuration is activated.
Attached to the ‘trigger” action is a further action, “accept”, meaning that the trigger will only be released if the elements defining acceptance are met. Overlaying the “accept” rune is the element “word”, which is then further overlaid by a rune of the conjurer’s own creation signifying the name “Melisandre”. In other words, the activation of the core conjuration is triggered by the word “Melisandre”
The Form/Item Track. The last track in this map sits between the secondary track and the Form/Item matrix. So it is called the Form/Item track. In this example the Action for “repeat” is applied to the encapsulated central and secondary tracks. The conditions surrounding the repeating of the actions in the core and secondary tracks is further defined by the compound rune relating to the “trigger”
In other words, the conjuration will repeat itself any time that the trigger word is spoken. The compound rune used to define the “repeat” action is linked directly to the “trigger” of the core conjuration. If the circumstances of the “trigger” are redefined or changed in the secondary track, the “repeat” action will still work, because it is tied to the action of “trigger” not to the actions and elements that define the second track “trigger.”
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