HEAVENLY BODIES – WHAT’S AN EPIGRAPH [LORE] PART 3

Hi it’s me FJ, you know the drill by know, this won’t take a lot of your time.

In the world of Heavenly Bodies, there are tree different types of magic’s.

Defense, Elementai and Proficiency magic.

Today we dive into the different proficiency’s

Usually when student’s reach their first quarter of a century, around 500 years of age, if they can afford it, their parent’s ask them to choose a proficiency of study, studies take around a hundred years to complete, and those that are good enough opt to continue to practice their field of study in the real world.

Proficiency’s have to be paid for, and usually an interview takes place before a school decides to accept a student. A committee reviews portfolios and decides based on background, diversity, and aptitude.

Elementai studies can also be part of a proficiency, thus there are those that wish to delve deep into the mysteries of light and dark crystals. But this are highly coveted spots, family, religion and accolades play a big part in a student’s acceptance. There are four ivy league schools in Gliese that teach elementai proficiency’s, they fall under the supervision of the pastoral of magic.

Version 1.0.5

Heavenly Bodies releases somewhere in the middle of 2020, version 1.0.5 includes 8 proficiency’s, but more will be added in the future. Currently HB is at version 1.0.3, after re-writes it will move up to 1.0.4 and after several read through’s and corrections HB moves to it’s final version and is ready for release.

Now we dive into the proficiency’s.


Black Profficiency

Black magic deals with the death and resurrection, necromancy and such. Commonly seen as the left hand path of magic, death and rebirth are it’s main point’s of focus. Black magic is taken seriously by witch doctors and morticians. Black magic is commonly used to solve crimes as negative energy flows through it, and it can show past images of those that had serious ill intent.

Potion Proficiency

Anything that has to do with health, for stamina and health or making bombs. Slimes are the basis for creating any type of potion. Not a single potion master is able to make a complete health potion as a potion cannot used to cure instead stamina potions are a plenty – that is to say cure does not exists in Heavenly Bodies

White Proficiency

Commonly associated with holy acts, including put not limited to the human soul.

Singing Proficiency

Just like it’s name say’s, by verbalizing notes one cast spells. A niche among the proficiency’s.

Mind Proficiency

Those that wish to control other’s and be able to read minds through subtle cues in body language, this proficiency requires a certain type of fines.

Animal Proficiency

Tame and speak to animals, your elementai dictates what type of animal you’re able to speak to.

Green Proficiency

This proficiency hones your green thumb. You’ll become an expert at growing plants, green proficiency favors the introverted, and some are even able to speak to the earth spirit directly. Green proficiency does not apply to earth elementai. 

Divination Proficiency

To be able to tell the future just by looking at tea leaves, to use the tarot and predict future event’s, this is the study of divination.

And well that’s it for today, I just quickly went over each and every single one today, but you’ll be able to read more and understand proficiency’s as you go through the story in Heavenly Bodies.

Thank you for reading, see you next weekend. 🙂

My book is getting a cover?!

Yes, that’s right, you heard it here first folks!

My book is getting a cover, from a really, really cool artist. Who has also worked with Wizards of The Coast and even Blizzard Entertainment. My book is in no way associated with those guys in any way shape or form. But in my mind it does create an invisible link to them, a link by proxy. Since they know and love the work of this artist, maybe when they see my book, they’ll instantly have a connection to it, to the cover at least, not only that, the work that he’s putting into the cover will shine through and elevate my story to new heights.

When is it coming out you ask? I’m not ready to say just yet, but a date has been set.

Look, I don’t have a sob story where I tried to query a million publishing houses and a million agent’s for a million years, and I got rejected by all of them, that is not the case, I queried around 15 publishing (indy and big five) houses and around 20 agent’s, which I thought would be a good fit for my book. The agent’s didn’t respond and I did get rejection letter’s but they were less than 10. I have been trying for the past year, with no luck.

There are many things I could blame, the voice isn’t strong enough, the market isn’t right, many many things. But I do know why not a single agent responded, and that’s because of my name.

Francisco Jose Cirilo Muguerza.

That’s a mouthful right, let’s just stick to FJ. They see a latino name, and loose interest. That is what I think.

That might not be the case, but it’s pretty obvious it kinda is, since most of the agent’s I was querying where white. But I did not find a single agent who wasn’t, so that’s weird. But I digress.

See, I’m 27. I graduated when I was 25 because I got held back a year. I studied animation and visual effects and have been on and off jobs for a while now. I’m about to be 30 and have nothing to show for myself. That is about to change.

So why am I self publishing? Don’t you want to wait and see if someone will publish your book for you? Aren’t you afraid of publishing fiction and having people not pay attention to you? Aren’t you afraid of the stigma that comes with self publishing? – Yes all of those things have and are going through my mind. I’m afraid of what people might say, I’m afraid that they’ll find a word that’s written incorrectly, I’m afraid they won’t like my prose or my voice. Yes I’m afraid of all of that.

But hey guess what, I just don’t have the time, I just don’t have the time to wait for someone else to fall in love with my world the same way I have. I’m currently in the process of re-writing it once more to making sure it’s in tip top shape for it’s release, and I just love this world, I love the character’s and I love that I have plans for the story. I love how it start’s at the end of the prequel, and I love that there’s so much story to tell, I really do. I love the lore, and I love how I see it in my head, I love the magic system, I love the relationships between the character’s, I love the diversity, I love that there’s POC’s, latino’s, gay, transgender, character’s with disabilities, hearing Impaired character’s, and blind character’s. Because hey guess what I have met all of those people in my life, I’ve been close to all of those type of people at one point or another in my life, so they come back into my fiction.

And I think that’s beautiful, and should be shared with the world, no matter what anyone else say’s, the world isn’t ready for such a diverse cast, if you think that way, I’m not writing for you.

It’s 2019, we’re about to enter 2020, literally that number sounds like the future, why are you afraid of different voices? Representation matters, and frankly I get a little bit bored if I don’t see colors in the fiction I consume. A meal with only white bread is a stale meal in my opinion.

See I’m just not gonna wait for someone else to jumpstart my career, instead I have decided to do it myself, because I have the means, and I have the ways, and I’m ready to go, I’m ready to start, because this is my dream, even if I lost it somewhere along the lines, I found it again, and I want it really, really badly.

This might be me self-debut novel, but it certainly wont be the last one. I have plans for this novel series, and I want it to grow into something big, something we can all enjoy, I want you to be able to play and escape in this universe just the same way I did once.

I’m ready, I’m gonna do this, and it’s gonna happen. Stay tuned to my blog, and my socials, other social since I will be teasing the book in the upcoming month’s all the way to it’s release.

Thank you for reading, I hope you’re as excited, as much as me.

Chu, chu! All aboard the hype train we go.

On July 10th, I’ll be buying a domain.

JULY 10th

On July 10th, of this year, I’ll be buying a domain. But what do you mean FJ?

Well, I’ve been developing a project for quite some time. I’ve teased it in the past. It’s a book. And I’ll start to query my submission to people. That will be happening on July 10th.

Maybe I fail miserably and never get this book sold.

Maybe

Soooooo….. I’ll buy a domain, to celebrate, so this blog will most likely go from .wordpress.com to .blog.

That’s right.