A deck of Empire cards is shown to be all different. The top card of the deck is placed face down on the table, then is covered by the card box. While the deck is riffled, a spectator places his finger any place he chooses to select a card. The spectator inspects the chosen card and returns it to the deck. The deck is placed on the table next to the card lying under the box. The magician makes a magical pass and the card under the box is shown to be the spectator's chosen card!
The deck of cards is then cut into three packets, two of which are left on the table while one remains in the magician's hand. The chosen card is placed on top of the packet in the magician's hand. One packet which is selected by the spectator from the table is placed on the packet in the magician's hand, to bury the chosen card. The magician taps the top of the deck, then turns over the top card, showing that the chosen card has miraculously risen to the top of the deck! The card is then placed back on the deck face down and the deck is cut a few times. The magician makes a magical pass towards packet on the table. He then turns over the top card of the packet lying on the table which is shown to be the chosen card! The packet on the table is then added to the packet in the magician's hand. The magician submits to the spectators that they may be wondering how the chosen card travels through the deck with such ease. The entire deck is then riffled to show that all the cards have changed to the chosen card!! The deck is then cut and riffled again, showing it to have changed back into an ordinary deck of cards, as in the beginning of the effect!
The Empire deck can be fanned and then shown both front and back which is not normally done with other Svenjali decks.
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