Magic and Mythos
There are Six Great Gods, viewed as the essence of the world, in older tradition, they are viewed as literally, what the world is composed of, you can think of them as deities or as materials.
|God’s Name||God’s Provinces||Mana Color||Uses||Rarity|
|Or||God of Water, Life, Light, and Death||Goldmana||spells concerning water||rare|
|Vert||God of Land, Birth, and Growth||Greenmana||spells concerning material structure and growth||common|
|Azure||God of Knowledge, Art, Magic, Sky and Stars||Bluemana||required for all magic||common|
|Gules||God of Heat, Cold, Strength, Endurance and Animals||Redmana||spells for motion and heat||uncommon|
|Argent||God of The Afterlife, Peace, Law, and Virtue||Whitemana||spells for healing creature: blood magic (blood is white)||uncommon|
|Sable||God of The Edge||Blackmana||use banned, blackmages are killed at birth||common|
The written form of a god’s name is a closed knot:
The Children of gods are viewed as types of power that can be recognized and channeled. Alone, a color has pure nature, but any complexity requires a pattern between two or more colors. These color pairs are mostly aesthetic, although they play a more important role in magic, for which the secondary color is always blue. Magic is called by one with the appropriate aura and channeled through carefully tied totems to change the shape of the world’s energy and affect one’s surroundings. These totoms are made with mainly bluemana, but the pattern is created by a small amount of mana of the appropriate primary color. For example, to the right is a totum used to heal wounds.
Think of mana as flax or another fibrous plant-like material. Blue mana is typically sold in skeins, for the purposes of knotting with another color for magic. A totem can be used multiple times, but loses strength the more times it is used — like mages, it has a “ravel” amount, however, unlike mages, this amount does not recharge. A mage of sufficient strength and skill can identify how much totem-ravel left. For ease of use, it has become custom to attach blue beads to a knot to identify how much ravel remains. Knots made by those highly skilled and/or those with stronger natural aura are stronger than those made by a novice.
- Mage Types: The division of power between the four disciplines
- Magic Totems: How magic totems are made
- Casting: How magic totems are used
- Mana: More details about the properties and growth of mana
- Color Pairings: A complete chart of color parings (Primary, Secondary)