Starboy bends space time to his will, traversing the infinity of the cosmos in the blink of an eye. He searches all throughout to find the best EDM music to play, at his one of a kind STARVES. The inside of his jacket holds primordial secrets that should stay hidden away.
Hi there, I wrote a book, I self published that book, and now I’m making Youtube videos that serve two purposes.
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Astral Chart | Artist: Lydia AmoraAmora managed to represent HB lore in a single image, the image fortells a symbol for the creation of this world.
With only a month away from releasing Heavenly Bodies, my debut novel. I’ve decided to start releasing the illustration’s that go inside the book. You can check out the cover now!
These are meant to expand the world, and through the journey of writing this novel became a way for me to see my writing through other artist’s eyes.
The Astral Chart is the symbol of the old ones, a reminder of how their world came to be, a truth in a single image, “gazing upon it, eyes become unclouded and the mind perceives the truth,” or so, that’s what they thought.
But in reality the Astral Chart is nothing but an old tale, told from within.
The Astral Chart is the flag I wave for Heavenly Bodies.
Heavenly Bodies is out 6.12.20
Hi there, first off I would like to apologize for the late blog post this week.
As always here are some links you might enjoy.
Last | The Island of Quattor
Previously | Races in HB
Illustrations | Rae (older ver) | Forest | Catalina | Ramiel
Gliese has four islands around it’s terrain, the only island that has different biomes is Quattor, separated by what seems to be man made walls.
In the Northen Hemisphere of the planet – Quattor and Yiosoros, visited by their vistas and their year long tropical like island weather. Perfect for vacations! Quattor still has a desert biome and an ice biome, because the island is so big and the planet so small it’s common to go from a nice 24 °C to a freezing -12 °C. A harsh reality of Quattor.
Yiosoros is the most hawaiian island of the two, as moisture fills the air, mountains provide warm shadow’s and people tend to go there for a nice tropical escape. AirCaravan or BoatCaravan are available for public travel to this island. People who live in Yiosoros either call it home or think it’s paradise hell on earth.
In the Southern Hemisphere, Lumgrave holds it’s empty vessel for all of those that dare enter it, filled with a sea of trees that go deeper and deeper, until light enter’s no more and animals have to rely on bioluminescence for light, some animals tower taller than the Horned Humans.
Lumgrave goes through the usual season’s. Those that live in Lumgrave accommodate themselves in the first floor of the forest. Where low level monster’s escape. But mostly keep to themselves inside the second floor of the forest.
I know this island might peak your interest, but I’m saving explanation’s, as I already planned to visit this island in book 2. 😉
Omamel is the calmest of the four island’s, people here live of the land and livestock, usually tending to themselves, an island where everyone know’s everyone. Grassy planes, and windmills flock the land, Omamel holds dear to it’s easy life of living, those that want to connect with nature and live a peaceful, slow, daily life tend to flock to Omamel.
Omamel people prefer not to use crystal technology like the rest of the islands. They do have a massive towering crystal in the middle of the island, one day it just kinda sprouted from the underground. It’s left unattended in the outlands.
Oh, I forgot to mention one more thing, a tiny island to the north west of Quattor, now overrun by monster’s and a home base for the Sorceress of the Wind. Plans were already in motion for a certain king to start his own legacy in what is now known as The Badlands, once part of the Yiosoros territory. Now belonging to a certain individual you’ll meet at the very beginning of Heavenly Bodies. 🙂
And well that’s all for this week, once again sorry for the late post, life has been crazy this past two months.
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.
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 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.
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
Commonly associated with holy acts, including put not limited to the human soul.
Just like it’s name say’s, by verbalizing notes one cast spells. A niche among the proficiency’s.
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.
Tame and speak to animals, your elementai dictates what type of animal you’re able to speak to.
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.
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. 🙂
Hi there, it’s me FJ, once again asking a little bit of your time.
Like promised this week we dive deep into the second type of magic found in Gliese through the epigraph.
Elementai magic is the second oldest form of magic in Gliese.
But, before that we must first understand the belief’s and custom’s of the Ancient’s.
The Ancient Ones
The Ancient Races of Gliese were held together by belief’s of old one’s and god’s of unpronounced name’s, waking dreams, lunacy and dementia.
Now only known as the sleeping primordial, believed to hold slumber in the center of the observable universe. The Ancient’s adored and held in high regard the primordial one.
They used a runic writing system, that held great power, for spoken and written words were the only thing they needed for magic. Soon though they discovered, through the power of the crystal, elementai magic.
They were now able to control the four element’s, wind, water, earth and fire. But that was not enough for them, they took it even further, through the control of light and dark crystal they were able to find that they could control much more than four element’s, metals and gases like Hydrogen, Lithium, Thunder, Mind and even time itself, ancient’s were able to control what we know as the periodic element’s. Because of their ego and power, they deemed themselves god’s and opposed anyone who said otherwise.
Their ego demanded control, but their id made them fight against themselves.
This is what started the The First Dismal Cataclysm an all out war between the ancient’s, they annihilated themselves, now only the giant’s of souls and a race commonly known as the Horned Humans, towering like giant’s that serve as the architects of Gliese, and their writing system is what remains of the ancient’s.
Written and spoken language
Their runic system, colloquially known as common language, they’re runes that are hard to read, and can signify something when pointed north, and something else when pointed south. That’s why scholars of Gliese developed two scripts that are written above the runes to allow for easy reading. These writing system is commonly used by children and teenagers, the scripts affect how they speak, so children usually speak of themselves in 3rd person, by the time they reach teenage years, they outgrow this, and learn a new script that more closely resembles common language, these two glyph system do not hold the magical property of the cardinal system that runes have.
“A spell is free’d to Gaia”
Elementai magic is commonly used throughout Gliese, defense and elementai magic are property of the people, proficiency’s has to be paid for. The pastoral of magic sealed away text’s of elementai magic being able to control more than the four elements, now only whisper’s and rumors remain of what once was, a legend carried by the wind’s breath states that there exist’s a fifth element, but such thing is only folklore.
An elementai user can have more than one element under very special circumstances.
How does it work?
Fire elementai’s ignite particles from the air and create fire, bending it to their will, attackers of the party.
Water elementai are only able to bend water if it’s physically in the room, healers of the party.
Earth elementai’s have strict rules when and how to use their element, but can use the roots of a tree to attack if they wish to do so, tanks of a party.
Wind elementai’s can conjure powerful winds, while also creating wind blades to protect themselves, rouges of the party.
Elementai magic has a weakness and it’s the other elements, usually seen as a circle that eats itself.
WATER – FIRE – EARTH – AIR (REPEAT)
And well that’s all I have for this week, next weekend we’ll dive deep into cost’s and the different proficiency’s that have been laid out as of Heavenly Bodies v1.0.3.
Heavenly Bodies will release at version 1.0.5, please continue to look forward to it’s 2020 release, more info soon!
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. 😀