Oh boy, I am liking this idea...A LOT. Mana, yeah, OK but this ore thing is a fascinating idea. When you hit surface-ore I physically moved closer to the monitor.
Can't wait to see how it is used in the world! I think the concepts will become much clearer and make this make more sense. Now, I am intrigued and want more and will almost immediately go to your next sub I noticed.
(PS. My inner hope is that every bold word/phrase will eventually be linked to another sub. :) ) Go to Comment
Oooh, there you are Murometz.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this, and as for the ores and such, I'll be writing up a more detailed account on them, as well as a number of the various types. Thank you for the warm welcome too, I appreciate it. Go to Comment
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I'm glad you like the idea.
With this, I wanted to create a back-bone explanation for how magic comes about in a way that came across as being a little more scientific, as I think it creates some depth and realism to the system itself. The magic that resembles genes was my way of doing that. As for the ores, I implemented that in as to create contrast between above-ground dwellers (such as more elven or human-like civilization) and below-ground dwellers (such as dwarven civilizations), as well as to tie in the forging of magical items in a consistent manner with more than imbuing or similar methods. Lastly, I believe the gene-related magic and ore-related magic will make for some interestingly diverse sub-cultures that vary from place to place. Go to Comment
Thank you very much Strolen, ahah. I'm really glad you like the ideas and concepts I'm working with. The very next thing I'll be working on is the various Disciplines in Magick, as in the broad categories in which various creatures or races make use of these two main sources of Magick available. After that, it'll be broken down into areas of those Disciplines, such as the practices. This will include destructive type magick, restorative, and so forth, each tailored to the Discipline itself, with a few common themes throughout, and a few only specific to each discipline.
Oh yes, the concepts will become clear as more information comes out. I'm glad you're interested.
The bold words were actually to primarily highlight each topic within the text, making it easier to find where certain information is. That being said, they are topics that are to be gone over, so these topics will be gone further into detail with. Go to Comment
Wytchwolde-Under-Ash, once a great Thorpe, was razed to the ground by the ruthless, and truth told more than slightly deranged, Porcelain Princess and her henchmen, the Purifiers. When the flames had at last subsided, and a kaleidoscope of swirling, dull-gray ash choked the sky, nine hundred acres of old growth iron spruce, black larch and weeping birch, was burned to utter cinders, along with the entire coven of witches comprising the Sisterhood of the Silver Teat.
Now, centuries later, the forests are somewhat re-grown, and the town of Foolswater stands where Wytchwolde-Under-Ash once did. It is said that even to this day, one can still find ashes in the otherwise potable well-water of this village. Once a year during the Winter Solstice, the “Ash-Wind” comes to Foolswater, a suffocating black cloud that passes quickly but leaves dead birds and animals in its wake, darkening the trees, and staining the sky with black snow. The inhabitants of the village know better than to be caught outside during the day-long Ash-Wind. Everyone is locked snugly inside, singing old hymns that curse and re-curse the burned witches who once called this place home.