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The '''Deck of Dragons''', sometimes referred to as the '''Fatid''',<ref name=":0">[[Gardens of the Moon]], Glossary, UK MMPB p.707</ref> was the dominant oracular system worldwide, with the exception of the [[Lether]] continent which used its predecessor, [[Tiles of the Holds|the Tiles]]. It is possible that the card deck could be succeeded by [[the Coins]] in the future.
 
The '''Deck of Dragons''', sometimes referred to as the '''Fatid''',<ref name=":0">[[Gardens of the Moon]], Glossary, UK MMPB p.707</ref> was the dominant oracular system worldwide, with the exception of the [[Lether]] continent which used its predecessor, [[Tiles of the Holds|the Tiles]]. It is possible that the card deck could be succeeded by [[the Coins]] in the future.
   
The Deck consisted of a series of cards depicting the members of the pantheon. The Deck accurately portrayed the pantheon, with new cards added as necessary for new members. Most cards represented entities with specific roles in [[High House|Houses]], with a few non-aligned cards that were without a House. During a reading, these cards might be animated.<ref>[[Gardens of the Moon]], [[GM/2|Chapter 2]], UK MMPB p.90 - example</ref>
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The Deck consisted of a series of cards depicting the members of the pantheon. The deck accurately portrayed the pantheon, with new cards added as necessary for new members. Most cards represented entities with specific roles in [[High House|Houses]], with a few non-aligned cards that were without a House. During a reading, these cards might be animated.<ref>[[Gardens of the Moon]], [[GM/2|Chapter 2]], UK MMPB p.90 - example</ref>
   
According to Quick Ben, "... the High Houses of the Deck relate to certain [[warrens]] and as such they present a kind of window looking in on those warrens—conversely, of course, things can in turn look out from the other side, which is what makes a reading so... risky. The Deck is indifferent to barriers—in the right hands it can reveal patterns and relationships hidden to mortal eyes."<ref>[[Dust of Dreams]], [[DD/5|Chapter 5]]</ref>
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According to Quick Ben, "... the High Houses of the Deck relate to certain warrens and as such they present a kind of window looking in on those [[warrens]]—conversely, of course, things can in turn look out from the other side, which is what makes a reading so... risky. The Deck is indifferent to barriers—in the right hands it can reveal patterns and relationships hidden to mortal eyes."<ref>[[Dust of Dreams]], [[DD/5|Chapter 5]]</ref>
   
 
During a reading, cards were shuffled<ref name=":1">[[Gardens of the Moon]], [[GM/2|Chapter 2]], UK MMPB p.89</ref> then dealt one at a time, with the resulting divination dependent on which cards came out. According to [[Hairlock]], the First House set the course.<ref name=":1" /> Different patterns could be used to lay down the Deck. For example, in a spiral pattern, working through the entire deck, the last card could signify either an apex or an epiphany depending on how it placed itself.<ref name=":2">[[Gardens of the Moon]], [[GM/4|Chapter 4]], UK MMPB p.144</ref> Another pattern would be to lay in blocks (which way the local powers would oppose each other).
 
During a reading, cards were shuffled<ref name=":1">[[Gardens of the Moon]], [[GM/2|Chapter 2]], UK MMPB p.89</ref> then dealt one at a time, with the resulting divination dependent on which cards came out. According to [[Hairlock]], the First House set the course.<ref name=":1" /> Different patterns could be used to lay down the Deck. For example, in a spiral pattern, working through the entire deck, the last card could signify either an apex or an epiphany depending on how it placed itself.<ref name=":2">[[Gardens of the Moon]], [[GM/4|Chapter 4]], UK MMPB p.144</ref> Another pattern would be to lay in blocks (which way the local powers would oppose each other).
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