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The Myth of Laerad: Magic

The Myth of Laerad: Magic

I am a perfectionist, which means I rarely publish blog pieces which don't adhere to my ridiculously high standards.

It's unfortunate, as there are many more rudimentary glimmerings that I'd like to use writing to explore, rather than always boxing up and presenting something finished to the world.

I thought I'd use this post as a chance to try out the former.

In my emerging story (The Myth of Laerad), there is a system of magic, not yet fully fleshed out. The basic principle is elemental grammar, expressed within the four alchemical languages of Aquarian, Martian, Tellurian, and Jovian.

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The Myth of Laerad: Map

The Myth of Laerad: Map

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The world of Μμ is akin to the Lower World of traditional shamanism: a place of primordial, natural power. It should not be thought of as a Hel filled with darkness, but rather a place where the old ways of nature, soul, and the elements rule.

For the past one hundred years, however, the western continent of Kíramyn—a place of fire, earth, and more recently metal—has been experiencing their Age of Enlightenment; a scientific revolution resulting in a swift advancement of technology, industry, and socioeconomic divides.

The western continent of Avönell, meanwhile, remains very much in the

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The Adept

The Adept

A work in progress.

Dawn arrived with the hesitant kiss of rain.

The storm had passed but an hour ago, leaving in its wake the bedraggled and weary crew of the Lady Rhia. Rudder affixed, and crew abed, a lone deckhand remained awake on watch in the early unlit morning.

The boy shivered in place just fore of the bowsprit, barely covered by a tattered quilt. He blinked uncertainly at the wall of fog ahead, and yawned.

“I should wake the skipper,” he mumbled drowsily. “Shouldn’t be long now.” Slipping in and out of sleep, he almost didn't

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