A Closer Look

A Closer Look: The Pass of Discidium

Over the rolling waves one faces many dangers upon the ocean known as Moana, but one of the most devious is found not within it. Between the high cliffs of Fabulum, Spiegel, and Graecia there lies a curse that strikes seafarers. This magic was place by sorcerers in Graecia in order to protect their land from a Northern invasion. The spell itself causes groups to turn on one another by using their raw emotions to bubble over. Why can this be bad? Even if the individual is mad at another for just stubbing their toe earlier, the curse can cause them to be so mad to the point of murder. An invasion force would cut themselves down without the Graecian people having to lift a sword. Terrifying to say the least, but there is one way to avoid this fate. If the group relays all their frustrations to one another before entering the pass, they will be free from the spell’s effect. However, this fact is not widely known by all leaving most travelers to perish at sea in this forsaken pass.

Confusing Concepts

Confusing Concepts: Spells

As one knows, spells are formulas, rituals, or acts used to make magic form in the physical plane. Now just from this, one can see that there are many forms that a spell can take. Usually it is associated with a spoken word to be used in a certain purpose. For example, the shaman spell known as Fomzamaw requires the user to speak the word and have a supply of stone nearby. Once the word is uttered, it forms a stone arm that the user can replace for a lost limb. This was developed during the Wizard’s War after the mages pulled out from the senseless bloodshed. On the other hand their are other spells that do not require spoken words. Strong feelings can react to the magical network and produce quite the punch. Such an instance can be found in shamans. When needing to pack a punch, they can summon a specific element, such as roots, to batter their opponents. Helpful if the user cannot for some reason use their voice. Another way a spell works is by hand signs. A common household trick meant to trap intruders but used by mischievous siblings is the Lock Switcher spell. As the name suggests, it changes the locks or handles of a door so the other is locked in the room. To activate this spell, one makes one fist above the other then switches their position. Of course these are just some examples of how to bend the complex energy known as magic. Many more still remain widely unknown in the vast world of Magitotum, thus keeping some mystery to a power that is shared by many people. The unexpected comes with the mystic and one should never expect something that is mysterious.

About the Author

About the Author: Illustrations

Exciting news everyone, going to add my own personal illustrations to my previous posts and new ones. I warn you now that I am no artist, but I have been known to be a dandy doodler. Hopefully, you will all enjoy the new flare that comes to the older posts while it encourages my newer readers to look at all of my material. My goal is to accommodate this new aspect to my fresh posts as well, excluding this one. Please continue enjoying my work and supporting me through this cite. I am starting to get more and more attention from literary interests which may mean I have good news for you all soon.

Item Inquiry

Item Inquiry: Powder of Enttaus

Created by crushing while combining moonstone and moon salt, this powder can be used to remove an enchantment. This is only in the case of something that limits the patient from a spell done by another. The ailment can only can be cured with the infected area being powdered with this strong medicine. During the Fang War, it was originally created to counteract the assault of the Knights of the Round Table, these mere humans given a magical network by Merlin. This new medicine proved invaluable during the conflict, saving many lives from horrible spells that were designed to be cruel towards werewolf and vampire kind.

Item Inquiry

Item Inquiry: Clay of Erhol

A suggestive name by the Moon Claw tribe considering the actually substance is more paste-like in appearance and texture. This unique mixture is made from a powdered mix of selenite, moonstone, labradorite, and opal combined with sap from both the birch and and alder trees. However, it only takes form when exposed to the moon or shot with a blast of moon/primal energy. As for the purpose of this medicine, it is to reform tissue and organs lost in battle and has the ability to work on all species. For example, a goblin has his arm blown off in battle. If gotten to quick enough, the Clay of Erhol can reform the lost limb with no side effects. The only way to tell the difference from before is the gleam of silver that will show when the scarred area is exposed to moon light.

Confusing Concepts, Species Spotlight

Species Spotlight/ Confusing Concepts: Sorcerers

Why the hybrid title? Sorcerers are not just limited to humans, although they are by far the most common found among the ranks in Mendaxum. There are other being that use magic, such as leprechauns, who decide to expand their knowledge by attending the schools at the magical land. Usually, this is accompanied by having to serve in the armies during their stay, unless diplomatic deals are struck. Most of the time the classes of Mendaxum do not have much diversity due to past history and the rule of Delsey. Their are several types of sorcerers found within the world of Magitotum. In the Mendaxum schools they teach and discuss teachings from the following types; Shamans, Mages, Summoners, Pyromancers, Necromancers, Magicians, the Pellax Core, and Tecuprin. Of course creatures like elves have different spells that are specific to their kind. Those teachings are left to their own kin, the knowledge sometime lost. Luckily, they might just find this lost magic within the contents of Mendaxum’s many libraries. Wisdom is considered the highest value among the ranks of sorcerers.

So why include Species Spotlight? Sorcerers are actually a sub species found among the all species but are especially different in humans. These beings live longer than their counter parts due to their magic. As discussed before, to use their power one must contain a magical network. This keeps their body in better shape with stronger supporting cells; resisting the wear and tear of years gone by. One must be born with this system in order to become a sorcerer of Mendaxum, at least that was the original thought. Merlin, the genius that he was, broke this idea. He found a way of bestowing regular humans with a magical system. An astonishing feat when he helped Arthur by strengthening his army; giving each of the Knights of the Round Table the ability to perform magic. It is scary to think that Delsey could do the very same if she chose to do so.

Item Inquiry

Item Inquiry: Hinblatt

In appearance, they are large, purple, oval-shaped rain forest-like leaves that have white veins running through them. They are found in trees that bathe in the moonlight in the forests of Baum in the region of Floresta. These unique leaves can grow on any type of tree, usually found in the higher branches where it is closer to the moon. Foragers in the Moon Claw tribe will gather these at night when they are easier to see. The healers can then use these plants to help quicken healing of broken bones by wrapping the area in the foliage. Within a week, the patient will be able to use their body back to their full potential.