uCast® Σ Owner’s Manual

Austere Arcanum would like to thank you for your purchase of the uCast® Σ Thaumaturgic Drive. We believe in bringing our customers the innovation they need, accompanied by elegance and a style unique to our brand.

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Overview

The uCast® Σ is the latest in the uCast brand of thaumaturgic drives, using cutting edge thaumatechnology to put nature at your fingertips. With a highly responsive touchscreen interface and fingerprint recognition triggers, finding and casting a spell has never been easier with the new uCast® Σ. Worrying about battery life on long outings becomes a thing of the past with the uCast® Σ’s new Phantom-crystal battery, using innovative Reductive Aethereal Reconvergence technology to both reduce excess energy expended upon spellcasting, and to reabsorb loose, energized particles that form from use.

Important Note:
Due to global anti-magic proliferation measures, please consult your country’s laws regarding the private ownership and use of thaumaturgic drives. As of 2027’s Eastern Thaumaturgic Treaty, thaumaturgic devices are banned in the Middle East. The purchase and use of thaumaturgic devices in a region that restricts their use will be the onus of the consumer.

What’s in the Box

  • 1 (one) uCast® Σ Thaumaturgic Drive
  • 1 (one) Charging Cable
  • 1 (one) Phantom-crystal battery
  • 1 (one) 3-month Arcanum Libris Aurum Membership code
  • 1 (one) Libris Incipio manual

Getting Started

First, remove your new uCast® Σ from its container, and remove the plastic film from its surface. Plug your charging cable into an outlet and turn on your device. After its initial starting sequence, you will be prompted to choose a system language and Noosphere Region*. Once connected to the noosphere, network configuration will begin automatically to ensure the greatest bandwidth and synesthetic settings. These settings can also be altered any time after the initial setup. After configuration, you will be asked if you would like to create or log in to an existing Arcanum Libris account. If you decline, you will be prompted to do so the next time you open the Arcanum Libris application.

*What is a Noosphere Region?
With our current understanding of the noosphere, metaphysicists describe the Noosphere Region in similar terms to a user’s birthplace. When selecting a Noosphere Region, select the hemisphere that contains or is closest to your place of birth. If such a selection is impossible to ascertain, metaphysicists suggest choosing a location where your clearest, earliest memory was formed.

About Your Arcanum Libris Membership

Upon registering your personal information in your uCast® device, you will receive a free Argentum membership to the Arcanum Libris, Austere Arcanum’s premiere digital spellbook shop. As an Argentum member, you will have access to all spells on the Arcanum Libris, up to 5th level. Argentum members will also be given access to a different free spell each month (selected from up to 5th level).

If you want the full range of elements in your hand, you can upgrade to the Aurum membership, which grants access to 10th level spells on the Arcanum Libris, as well as access to three different free spells each month (selected from up to 5th level). Should an Aurum membership payment lapse, the account will be downgraded back to the free Argentum membership, and access to all purchased spells above 5th level will be restricted until the account is once again upgraded to an Aurum membership.

Using the Arcanum Libris

Find spells that fit your lifestyle right from your uCast®. Set up Arcanum Single Swipe™ on your Libris account for simple and easy purchases. Go from browsing, to buying, to casting spells within a minute! Using the latest in noosphere interactive technology, accessing your spells stored off of the device takes mere moments, but be aware of outside interference that may cause noosphere communication to stutter.

The number of spells your uCast® Σ can hold is based on the crystal core housed within the device, and different level spells require a commensurate amount of space. Generally, the rule is that the higher level a spell is, the more space is reserved for its storage. While the storage has its limit, the record of your purchases on the Libris are saved to your account, allowing you to easily transfer spells onto and off of your uCast® Σ’s storage.

Important Note:
Please do not attempt to expand your uCast® Σ’s crystal core storage capacity without the services of a professional Austere Arcanist. Please do not attempt to expand your uCast® Σ’s crystal core storage capacity using aftermarket products not authorized or tested by Austere Arcanum. Please be aware that doing so not only voids the warranty, but may cause backfires during casting and noosphere transmission errors, both of which can lead to destruction of the device, up to 3rd degree thaumaturgic burns, partial or permanent noosphere dissociation, and even death of the ego.

About your Phantom-crystal Battery

The Phantom-crystal battery utilizes innovative Reductive Aethereal Reconvergence technology to both reduce excess energy expended upon spellcasting, and to reabsorb loose, energized particles that form from use. Like lithium-ion batteries, it is completely rechargeable, simply by plugging in the device to a power outlet of applicable wattage using the included charge cable.

Important Note:
Please do not attempt to remove your uCast® Σ’s Phantom-crystal battery without the services of a professional Austere Arcanist. Please do not attempt to charge your uCast® device by using alternative methods; Austere Arcanists specifically advise against users attempting to charge their device by using electric-based elemental magic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I let a friend use/borrow my uCast®?
While there is usually no problem in lending your device to another for a limited time, extended use without properly reconfiguring the device to the new user can result in noosphere disassociation and identity disillusionment. It is highly recommended that in the event of extended use of a different user, a factory reset is done on the uCast® device.

I sometimes have vivid dreams after extended use, is this normal?
Extended use of the uCast® is normally not a problem, although without healthy moderation, you may experience such phenomena as vividly realistic dreams and even sensory hallucinations. These are a slight side effect of noosphere interaction, and if they persist after diminished use of your uCast® device, it is recommended that you seek the help of a licensed metaphysician immediately and disconnect your device from the noosphere with a factory reset.

If I have suffered from noosphere disassociation, will I be able to use a uCast®?
Once a person has suffered from disassociation, it is difficult to reestablish a connection with the previous ego. Attempting to do so can result in backfires and further disassociation, and even complete and irreversible ego death.

If you have any further questions, please contact your nearest Austere Arcanist. In closing, Austere Arcanum would like to thank you for your purchase and continued support of the Austere Arcanum brand.

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