Magic in Aithar

Magic is referred to as “Magery” by many in Aithar, and those who practice magic are often called “Mages”, regardless of specialty, status, guild, or race. A circle of six mages together can perform a type of magic known as Legacy Magic

The Lodestones, of which there are six, are focal points of power under the surface of Aithar which can make magic both stronger and easier to use.

  • The United Mages Guild - the largest organized faction of Mages in Aithar.
  • The Shackled - a term for those mages who are magically enslaved. Prevalent in Celdun and a few other nations.
  • The Undying - an organization of mages with members throughout Aithar.
  • The Staves of the Novaki - The Staves are powerful staves, each topped with a gem. The staves react to their pair, of which there are three - Life and Death; Fire and Water; Earth and Sky. With all six Staves in one location, a mortal could access a portal to the world of the Novaki. When two Staves are used at a Lodestone, especially a pair of opposites, performing Ritual Magic, a rift can be torn in space and time, as exhibited at the Battle of Mount Galindre.

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  • The Gift - Magery is used through the Gift. As far as anyone is aware, humans, at least, cannot use magery of any kind without The Gift. This simple name may stem from ancestral beliefs that the magery was a gift from a divine being to humanity. One can be born with the Gift, or can be Given it. If the Gift is Given to another, the first mage no longer has any magery at all, while the second receives it.
  • The Gifted are born with the Gift and need not receive it. They need only to be taught how to cast spells, or to improve their Gift. Many Gifted cause accidental magical occurrences during childhood or untrained adulthood, emotional outbursts, and etc.
  • The Marked are those who have the capacity to be given the Gift, but are not born with it. They are empty vessels, with the ability, but without any magery of their own until it is Given.
  • Magic drains power from the Mage. Starting to perform a spell comes with the requirement of completing it. If more is drained than the mage has in reserve, the mage can be killed.
  • A circle of six mages together can perform a type of magic known as Legacy Magic
  • The ultimate ritual of Legacy Magic is the opening of the Dire Portal, which is done with six circles of six mages, one at each of Aithar's Lodestones, linked by a seventh circle at the Focal Point. That seventh circle channels the energy of all the rest, and through them, the Lodestones, in order to open the Dire Portal.
2018/12/15 21:01 · asherion