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Small vs. Strong Spells

Small vs. Strong Spells

from Saunders’ The Basics of Magic Over the millennia since Rhiannon discovered how to use magic, humans have learned to effectively direct spells requiring minimal energy. The power for these small spells can be gathered from environmental sources like sunlight, generated by relinquishing some ability or possession, or drawn directly from the user’s spiritual or physical energy. Since small spells have minimal, one-time costs that can be controlled, they have become prevalent throughout society. Even the poor possess some charm…

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Orders of Magic

Orders of Magic

from Saunders’ The Basics of Magic Since humans possess no innate magic, witches harness it from other sources using spells. Whatever magic they perform requires payment in kind, and over the centuries they have learned to direct it, although they can never be certain what the price the magic will extract. Witches harness magic using four orders of spells: potions, incantations, art, and will. The simplest order for beginners is potions, hence it is the most common. Witches follow precise…

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On the Discovery of Magic

On the Discovery of Magic

from Parkstone’s The History of Damensea When the world was young and men were few and creatures of magic lived amongst them instead of beyond the Walle, an exceedingly inquisitive girl named Rhiannon lived in the ancient kingdom of Lystra, which is no more. Consumed by curiosity about magic, Rhiannon asked everyone in her small village why humans possessed none, but when no one could answer, she left on a quest to unearth the reason. Since a griffin aerie was…

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