The first thing you would need to do is finding a runic dagger in a treasure chest. After you have done that you need to kill an creature with the dagger. at death the soul leaves the corpse. Bigger creatures have bigger souls. Now you need to be quick because the soul vanishes after a couple of seconds. To capture it you simply put it in a jar made out of gleam. Congratulations you captured your first soul. now you can start ‘filling’ phials made out of gleam with the soul essence (you can capture the soul with a phial too).
To use your soul essence you first have to carve some oort glyphs in a blank runestone. Every rune has a different effect on your equip. some examples:
- fire rune
- if attached to a tool: possibility to get ore clusters out of normal stone when mined. Clusters can be smelted into ingots
- if attachet to a weapon: possibility to set the enemy on fire
- if attached to (whole) amor: resistance to lava. keeps you warm (can be good or bad)
Now you have to power the glyph with the soul essence you gathered earlier on a runic altar found in rare shrines. now your glyph/rune is ready to use! After some time the soul will run out of power and you have to craft a new glyph/rune. The bigger the soul the longer it has power.
Now you can also use your runes to craft scythes. If you kill something with it its soul will be harvested and automatically trapped inside a empty phial (if the player has one in his inventory)
please let me know what you think of this system