When the gods were born, so was Spark ... though of little power, he did not lack drive, and so did not those whom he favored…
A child at court, considering the world a private playground
Once a tool awakened on purpose, the looming stones have outlived their masters but not their purpose
A life-path fraught with peril can drive anyone over the edge - until you start speaking to spirits, God or .. gods in this case
A young lady of common birth, ascended to the heights of society, and then cast down into the despair of unlife, seeking a dead love.
It is possible to buy magical abilities. The process is very dangerous though, involving chemicals, rituals and surgery possibly leaving the aspiring mage insane, retarded or scarred for life.