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|“||My father banned us from doing Traveler Magic. He said it was the devil's work or something dramatic that terrified us.||”|
Traveler Magic is a default form of witchcraft used by a subculture of witches known as the Travelers. It is used by the travelers as a result of being cursed and incapable of using Traditional Magic.
This form of magic specializes in spirit possession, as well as an emphasize on collective magic. It's spells are cast in Czech, as opposed to the Latinised version conventionally used when practicing Traditional Magic.
Spells and Rituals
- Main article: Spells and Rituals
- Passenger Spell: Common spell used by the Travelers to possess another in order to become a Passenger in someone else's body.
- Incantation: Jaryakat a zem. Daryeet acza. / Jaryakat is vido, ses malit vas (Alternative)
- Activation Word: Vyjdi.
- Ingredients: Physical contact with the target
- Used by: First seen used by Gregor to jump into Matt's body. Several Travelers in order to possess citizens of Mystic Falls. Katherine, using Traveler magic, onto Elena, in order to become a Passenger in Elena's body. A second version of the spell was used by the Travelers as they were taking over the citizens of Mystic Falls. This version seems to grant longer if not complete possession of Passengers in humans.
- Permanent Passenger Control Spell: A spell that grants a Passenger complete control over their host's body. It is performed by burning the Passenger's original body while chanting.
- Incantation: Dumi Porvo Vesthat Domo Etha Ani Oio Thomo.
- Ingredients: The original body of the passenger
- Used by: Mia in order to give Katherine complete control over Elena's body. Maria also used the same spell with various other Travelers in order to grant her husband Julian complete control over his host's body.
- Dispelling of the Daylight Amulets: A spell used by the Travelers to neutralise the protective magic of the Daylight Amulets worn by vampires. Effectively allowing them to burn in the Sun.
- Incantation: Sul opraem chele kouzlo.
- Used by: Travelers use this to overwhelm day-walking vampires, causing their Daylight Amulets to malfunction so they can be harmed by the sun.
- Pain Infliction Spell: A powerful spell used by Travelers to inflict pain and eventually knock out the target.
- Incantation: Evas Elabuk Estupey.
- Requirements: A group of Traveler witches
- Used by: Sloan & the other Travelers used this spell several times, once to subdue Damon & Enzo and later on to do the same to Elena & Stefan.
- Vampire Trapping Spell: A spell used by the Travelers which worked by closing off the doors, cancelling the magic of their daylight rings and causing pieces of the house to collapse.
- Incantation: Uista de artrasart! Else ulse istamet! Dumi impasset!
- Used by: The Travelers used this spell to corner Elena and Stefan in an abandon and decrepit house in order to force them to give them their blood.
- Sealing Spell: The spell allows the Travelers to seal off a certain location, entrapping anyone within with an invisible barrier.
- Incantation: Otum adnarvet esnavit atim.
- Used by: The Travelers, on Wes's request, to seal Enzo and Damon inside a house. They seemed to have control over who could and couldn't leave, however, as they let Enzo out.
- Acidic Blood Spell: A spell used by Travelers to raise the acidity level in the target's blood. Making it undrinkable even for vampires.
- Incantation: Osoarmavas ocre item otum et sine.
- Used by: Travelers on Wes Maxfield's request cast this spell on Enzo when Damon was feeding on him to raise the acidity level in his blood to that of hydrochloric acid
- Traveler Brain-Linking Spell: A spell that is able to connect mind of two people (presumably, two doppelgängers) allowing the receiver of the spell to have visions of the target's life.
- Incantation: Odka na vonas czech nat, misteni!
- Ingredients: Doppelgänger blood, Barrels of fire, Coven of travelers, The target's doppelgänger
- Used by: The Travelers used this spell on Stefan to find the location of most recent Salvatore Doppelgänger, Tom Avery. This version appears to be a more crude and weaker variation of Qetsiyah's as it required doppelgänger blood and an entire coven of witches
- Doppelgänger Prophecy Spell: An ancient spell performed over 1,500 years ago in the 5th century by the leader of the Travelers, Markos, in order to draw the doppelgängers together. As a result, the "doppelgänger prophecy" was created, which caused a mystical attraction between the Petrova and the Salvatore doppelgängers in the proceeding centuries. The spell's true purpose was to help the Travelers easily locate doppelgängers, by making each of the doppelgängers in history drawn to each other.
- Used by: Traveler on Silas and Amara's doppelgängers
- Vision Removal Spell: A spell used by Travelers to reverse a spell that caused a repeating circle of connected visions in the last remaining doppelgängers, Stefan and Elena. The original curse was intended to ensure that the two doppelgängers would always find each other, but Markos eventually performed the removal spell, with the help of his fellow Travelers, to prove to Damon that they weren't enemies.
- Incantation: Uvon Nispoceh Vi Cristine Kuzlo Chelos Bih(te)
- Used by: Travelers on Elena and Stefan
- Traveler Knife Destruction Spell: A spell used to destroy a Traveler Knife by melting it, rendering it useless
- Incantation: Evit ni et tempozo
- Ingredients/Requirements: Fire
- Used by: Markos to destroy the last remaining Passenger-Killing knife by putting it in a fireplace and casting the spell.
- Suffocation Spell: The spell which allows the caster to rapidly restrict the target's airways, stopping air from flowing and causing them to asphyxiate.
- Incantation: Lihednat Dolchitni.
- Used by: Maria and two other Travelers on Jeremy
- Traveler Locator Spell: A spell used by the Travelers to find their targets, allowing them to receive visions of their location from an open fire.
- Incantation: Ole Heldhat Eina Odvozniti.
- Ingredients: Fire
- Used by: Markos and the Travelers used this spell to locate Stefan and Elena, during which they canted over open flames which revealed to Markos their location.
- Mass Channeling Spell: This spell by infuses one with a substantial amount of doppelgänger blood, allowing him to channel the power of every single Traveler.
- Requirements: Doppelgänger Blood
- Used by: Markos. The spell bestowed upon him great power, enough to single-handedly fight off Damon with no effort.
- Anchor Resurrection Spell: A spell that allows passage from the Other Side (via the Anchor to the Other Side) to the physical plane.
- Incantation: Ohto Eestanay As Vazat Esvet Ohnaz Eespalit.
- Directions: Because of the massive power needed to perform the spell, the Travelers channeled the magical power of blood of the last two surviving doppelgängers.
- Requirements: Death of a Number of Travelers, Physical Contact with Anchor, Spell
- Used by: The Travelers used this spell to resurrect their leader, Markos. They performed a mass sacrifice with dozens of members offering their life so that Bonnie (as the Anchor to the Other Side) would be overwhelmed and Markos could push his way through to the world of living. Liv Parker also used this spell although she did not use doppelgänger blood for strength and was greatly weakened while performing the spell.
- Vampirism Removal Spell: A spell that can reverse the magic of vampirism and turn a vampire back into a human again. This spell was later revealed to be a less-powerful adaptation of a spell designed to use to remove all Non-Traditional Magic from the world.
- Incantation: Saplaey Aten Cravi Carmossi Estra Nozholi Gesena Zatavit (Aten Cravi Carmossi)
- Directions: The spell requires the blood of both remaining doppelgängers, mixed together, which possesses properties that can undo a witch's magic.
- Used by: Markos used this spell on Sloan to make her a witch again after she became a vampire.
- The Magic Purification Spell: The ultimate goal of the Travelers which serves as the means to break their curse. It operates by utilizing the blood of the final two doppelgängers to destroy "impure" forms of magic (i.e. any form of magic other than Traditional Magic). Once the spell begins, it spreads and begins to unbind the "impure" magic layer by layer and can only be stopped by killing one of the doppelgängers.
- Incantation: Zapet parvit ezol ehmit prokleh eti.
- Markos †
- Mr. Petrov † (Possibly)
- Katerina's Sister † (Possibly)
- Carl †
- Gregor †
- Ivan †
- Julian †
- Katerina Petrova †
- Kristoff †
- Maria †
- Mia †
- Rene †
- Sloan †
- Many unnamed Travelers †
*† indicates deceased
- Traveler Magic was an alternate way invented by the Travelers to access Traditional magic.
- Silas and Qetsiyah did not use this form of magic as they were not affected by the curse placed on the Travelers which cut them off from Traditional magic. When they cast the immortality spell, all the witches now known as Travelers used the same magic as the other witches.
- However, Silas himself have shown to have an extensive knowledge of modern Traveler magic as he taught one of their most complex spells to Bonnie Bennett.
- Being unable to channel Nature, doppelgänger blood appears to be valuable to them as a considerable source of power for their spells.