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Heavenly Bodies – What’s an Epigraph [LORE] PART 2

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

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.

  • “What good are the eyes if the mind cannot see”

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!

 

 

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