Willpower, desire, creation, manifestation
The last of the blood drains from the corpse’s throat into the small wooden bowl. The man picks it up and retrieves a brush from the table. Being careful not to spill any of the ichor, he slowly paints a complicated symbol on the cold stone floor. When he finishes, he places an intricately-carved puppet into the circle and proceeds to draw the same symbol on the puppet’s head.
The man lights a candle and chants slowly, speaking words both ancient and forbidden. There is a cracking noise, and the puppet begins to scream.