When one thinks of a magician they typically conjure up images of fireballs and lightening darting from fingertips to thwart monsters and evil alike. What about the magic that children see? In their toys and the world around them? Where does it come from?
In this world, that question can be answered; Malt. Now in his middle years and seen as an oddity among magic users, he travels in a caravan hauled by his camel, in which his workshop and tools are kept and he spends his time on an evening crafting each unique toy and then imbuing it with the magic of life, animating them with the purpose of bringing happiness and peace to the children of a world that sometimes offers too little of both.
In his advancing years, his mission to see smiles spurs him on. Hoping for a peaceful future.
This is an extract from a story that began life as an RP between my partner and I. I hope to upload more of it in the future, if people would like to read about it.
I'm aware that it is a short entry to the Citadel and as such is listed under the 100 Word Challenge freetext. As I'm slowly getting back into writing, I hope to make longer and more in depth submissions.
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Good to see you back.
This has a huge amount of potential and I look forward to reading more of your work
Like you already commented, it is quite short. I'd love to see this fleshed out. That being said, anytime I see something that is not the norm that really gets my brain going in a new and different direction is something I love. So thanks for the outside-the-box-approach to magic! I do believe my players will be running into Malt in the near future... :)