The Dancing Flame
The most obvious of the seven faces is the fire that burns, and it is given a great deal of respect. This allows for the control of manipulation of mundane fires, creation of magical fire, and the summoning of elementals of flame. While there is a great deal that can be done with this face of the flame, it is limited in that it’s power is destructive at heart.
The Radiant Flame
The fires of retribution and the swords of angels burn with white flame, for this is the Radiant Flame. Radiant flame is anathema to creatures of night and darkness, and its presence repels them. Harnessing Radiant flame is not an easy task, as it draws upon the higher spirit and must be pulled through the soul. Those who are pure and innocent are ever unharmed by Radiant Flame, and though it is fire, Radiant Flame doesnt ignite flammable materials.
Boiling with noxious smoke, demonfire is a foul and thick soup of searing heat and flame. This fire is nigh irresistable as it is drawn from hatred, misery, and suffering. While demonfire can be drawn through the soul from the fulminating lakes of Hell, the most potent demonfire is drawn from the emotions of the demonfire magus. Burns caused by demonfire are slow to heal, fast to scar, and become infected very quickly.
A flickering green flame, the Balefire is the fire of renewal, the burning wave that removes the sick and infirm and makes way for the young and the strong. This is also known as fey-fire, elf flame, and other such names. This magical flame doesnt burn physical things, rather it burns spirits, ideals, and intangible things. It is effacious against the fey, the mad, and destroys ghosts and undead with ferocity only excedding by radiant flame.
There is a flame that burns ice and water, and it is the anti-flame, the fire that consumes heat and leaves cold in it’s wake. Coldfire is an ancient element, a remnant from the forging of creation, and as such is anathema to all that is.
All things have an innate ability to burn within them, and this is the fire that burns that substance. Named phlogiston by the ancients, Orriflame is the all-consuming fire. Nothing to it is inflammable, even, amazingly, fire will be burned and consumed by Orriflame. Most think that this is the most difficult of the seven faces, for mastering it turns the world into kindling.
The Hidden Fire
The seventh and final flame is the fire of life, specifically the fire of the soul of the magus. This is the final and most difficult flame to master, as the light of a soul is naught more than a candle, and it is easy to extinguish.
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A submission that leaves a warm firey glow in my heart. 5/5
A nice, concise and well-written submission on a refreshing idea
I like it. I've always been fascinated by fire, not to say I'm some sort of pyromaniac, but I love the way it dances and sways flicking heat into the air. This take of the different types of flame is a very refreshing submission. Thank you.
This stuff begs to be incorporated into fantasy worlds everywhere. Love the esoteric expose of varied flames. Very cool.
I like it as well. But somehow it seems incomplete, like a page torn out of a book. Certainly usable and easy to transplant elsewhere, it would be still nice to learn all the other details.
Is the Seventh Fire able to heal?
Perhaps not restoring injuries of the flesh, the seventh fire can be used to burn away illnesses which are usually incurable (leprosy, cancer, mummy crotch rot, etc). It can also heal injuries of the spirit or soul, such as inflicted by the more insidious types of undead, emotional torture and trauma, and other psychological scars. It is the most difficult of the faces of flame to master as in manipulating the flame of a life, it is easy to either cause damage (manias, hyperactivity, drastic worsening of mental or spiritual issies) or flat out kill the person in question.
This is nifty piece (my word of the day) that can be used to customize your run-of-the mill fire spells.
Cool. Reminds me of Avatar: The Last Airbender. If this was a soup the tast would taste like awesome.
This is short but sweet... very, very sweet. Makes me long to finally use a fire mage I had planned for a story long ago. One of the best magic subs I've seen in a long time.
I am very impressed by this submission. I've been mulling over the essence, motivations, abilities, genesis, and the future of fire aligned creatures and magic users for a long time. I always burned it down to a simple tool to conquer. Thanks to this submission, I see more directions to take it than ever before. I thank you. If there is anymore you have on this subject... I am all ears.
Good stuff! It's interesting because the seven kinds of flame seem to occupy a strange middle ground between the arcane and the clerical. Can you start mundane fires with the exotic types? And if so, is a forest fire started with demonfire any different than one started with radiant flame?
If you read above, radiant flame doesn't ignite flammable materials, unless they happen to be aspected to darkness or evil, so unless the forest was evil or tainted it would not burn. A foul and wicked wood on the other hand would burn brilliantly. If the wood were set ablaze with demonfire it would create a massive roiling cloud of noxious choking smoke that would be visible from miles in any direction, and whereas the radiant flame would contain itself, the demonflame would continue until it ran out of fuel.