Hello everyone, it’s me FJ, once again asking a little bit of your time.
Today we’re diving into one of the fantasy concept’s inside of Heavenly Bodies.
In simple term’s the epigraph is your connection to magic. Most epigraph’s are inscribed from birth, when the skin is most fragile and moldable, it’s when it hurt’s the least. Inscribing an epigraph as an adult might cause some discomfort.
Gliese, the planet where our story takes place, host’s 3 different type’s of magic’s. Defense, Elementai and Proficiency Magic. Today we dive into Defense Magic.
Defense Magic, in simple term’s, is just that, defending yourself against an enemy, you are however not able to attack or parry with defense magic. Most school’s teach courses to awaken defense magic, but most people are easily able to carry it out just by reaching for an image of safety.
Defense magic is not infinite, as it shrinks with every hit from an enemy, and eventually breaks. This is related to stamina and the conditions a character was born into.
The epigraph, usually inscribed by a witch doctor, has ancient knowledge that is passed on to the cells in your body, and they are able to recall this most basic of magic’s, even if you don’t. So say you’re in a situation of dire distress, defense magic might activate on it’s own.
Defense magic is different for everyone, some might experience it as a bubble force field around them, or some type of mana skin that wraps around their body, other’s project magic armor unto themselves, while other’s might just conjure up a shield.
Some known special cases:
There are reported cases of people projecting defense magic as a loved one that might have protected them, a stoic brother, a prowess father or mother, even a beloved pet, this can sometimes be exaggerated by the magic, converting the image into something like a towering lion or wolf that wield’s a sword, it really all depends on what a person experiences during his or her life. Experiences that leave a mental or physical scar can shape or form a person’s defense magic. A reverse situation also applies. (i.e cases of family abuse) Meaning defense magic is made less powerful by trauma, and those that find themselves in this type of situations might not be able to project their defense to it’s full potential. This is cured or solved by therapy, there are certain criteria a person must meet before advancing to elementai magic, when this are not met an investigation is conducted into that person’s life. Teacher’s, along with the help of a detective, analyze and piece together why that person is not able to reach the full criteria of defense magic. Finding’s are later reported to the pastoral of magic.
Some might have problems projecting their defense, but uttering the spell tlakixtia can solve that problem. There are introverted royal’s who have problems projecting their defense, but you didn’t hear that from me. 👀
Defense magic favor’s the brave, bold and extroverted.
For now that’s all I have to tell you, come back next weekend, as we’ll continue with the epigraph and dive into elementai magic and it’s properties.
Thank you for reading, please continue to look forward to Heavenly Bodies and it’s 2020 release. 😀