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« Reply #15 on: 16 May 2008, 22:37:44 »

Hopefully this weekend....at least the first draft.  But then I said that last weekend :P.
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« Reply #16 on: 16 May 2008, 22:50:57 »

Amen to that, Rookie!

Never volunteer information like a self-imposed deadline, our old friend Murphy will appear and throw a huge spanner in the works, sure as eggs is eggs.
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« Reply #17 on: 16 May 2008, 23:03:20 »

Idea:  maybe certain types of magic 'scar' or mark certain elements of mages?

Like, say, a Fire mage who constantly uses/overuses fireball spells and other powerful castings - perhaps the channels through which he constantly directs his energy/willpower/ounia/mana become somehow visible after years of practise, creating subtle (or dramatic) markings along his forearms (like flame customizing on the nose of a car!)

Or pale bluish striations (like stretch marks on a woman's belly) along the foreheads and cheeks of Ice Mages....

Whaddya all think?  Magic specialists, could such a thing be possible?  It would be so cool if there were some patterns that magic left on its practitioners, like calluses on a smith's hands...
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« Reply #18 on: 16 May 2008, 23:32:26 »

I think you're on to something there, Judith. I like!

By the way, Dwarves could have tattooed noses.
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« Reply #19 on: 17 May 2008, 00:57:55 »

Well, all (ximaxian) magic eventually revolves around manipulating your own car'all, even though usually the mage is not aware of that. The changes in your car'all trigger changes in the actual focus of the spell, making it appear like you can alter car'allia that are not your own. So i guess that bending your car'all in one, or a set of very similar, shape(s) a few thousand times might leave a mark on the car'all.. and when the car'all changes, the physical world follows suit.
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« Reply #20 on: 17 May 2008, 05:46:33 »

Tharoc, I've emailed Uragel, who was previously working with the Tethinrhim, to make sure she has nothing further to add to the tattoos than what's already on the site. After that, I'm going to talk to Mira who I notice seems to have taken an interest in Auturian woods-related entries as well, and I'll hopefully be able to give you a definitive rundown on their tattoos in the next few days.
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« Reply #21 on: 17 May 2008, 07:22:22 »

Cave Tharoc!

He wants to fill every bit of free skin with tattoos!
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« Reply #22 on: 17 May 2008, 09:01:02 »

Tharoc, I've emailed Uragel, who was previously working with the Tethinrhim, to make sure she has nothing further to add to the tattoos than what's already on the site. After that, I'm going to talk to Mira who I notice seems to have taken an interest in Auturian woods-related entries as well, and I'll hopefully be able to give you a definitive rundown on their tattoos in the next few days.

I'm not sure if the e-mail on site points to her current address. Her current address is avour(at)hotmail.com if you want to reach her.


Idea:  maybe certain types of magic 'scar' or mark certain elements of mages?

Like, say, a Fire mage who constantly uses/overuses fireball spells and other powerful castings - perhaps the channels through which he constantly directs his energy/willpower/ounia/mana become somehow visible after years of practise, creating subtle (or dramatic) markings along his forearms (like flame customizing on the nose of a car!)

Or pale bluish striations (like stretch marks on a woman's belly) along the foreheads and cheeks of Ice Mages....

Whaddya all think?  Magic specialists, could such a thing be possible?  It would be so cool if there were some patterns that magic left on its practitioners, like calluses on a smith's hands...

As much as I personally like that idea, it's been discussed that such magical changes do not occur (according to Mina). However, I personally do prefer the idea of receptiveness, but if it happened at all it'd only develop in mages that make constant changes to their own Car'all. Simply using magic in general wouldn't cause it. But a mage that casts spells that target their own Car'all very often would likely have something happen to it, whether or not that'd leave some kind of mark, I'm not sure. It'd warrant a discussion on the magic forum.


And no, Mira, you do not manipulate your own Car'all when casting spells outside of yourself, for Elemental Magi. There might be some minor Car'all changes to yourself based on how you are focusing, but it's nothing particularly magical at all. Ximaxian magi aren't like mana casters that draw from some inner power. So the only magic that would actually affect your own Car'all is spells that actually directly focus on your own Car'all.
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« Reply #23 on: 17 May 2008, 09:17:23 »

Thanks Fox, I've sent a copy of the email to that email address as well.
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« Reply #24 on: 17 May 2008, 15:46:12 »

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And no, Mira, you do not manipulate your own Car'all when casting spells outside of yourself, for Elemental Magi. There might be some minor Car'all changes to yourself based on how you are focusing, but it's nothing particularly magical at all. Ximaxian magi aren't like mana casters that draw from some inner power. So the only magic that would actually affect your own Car'all is spells that actually directly focus on your own Car'all.

Is this an old idea then? I ám pretty sure this is how magic was explained to me.. you alter your own car'all, and the world responds, but you (should) think and act as if you are changing the other car'all(ia) directly. But that was way in the beginning of my santharian career...
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« Reply #25 on: 17 May 2008, 16:50:36 »

Is this an old idea then? I ám pretty sure this is how magic was explained to me.. you alter your own car'all, and the world responds, but you (should) think and act as if you are changing the other car'all(ia) directly. But that was way in the beginning of my santharian career...

It's old. In that originally, your own Car'all was used. But not anymore. Right now your own Car'all only changes when spells are cast that directly focus on your own Car'all.

However, Elvish magic *does* use your own Car'all. But Elvish magic isn't developed yet.
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« Reply #26 on: 18 May 2008, 18:09:18 »

Anybody care to look through what I've done so far and comment?

I'm waiting for a couple of people to send me their contributions to the Races section, (not naming any names.....YET!), I'll put them up as soon as I get them.
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« Reply #27 on: 18 May 2008, 20:23:35 »

I only have two smallish comments:

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Before long, a scholar of ancient Santharian tribal customs heard of the hunters discovery, and went to see this tattooed body for himself. He was amazed to see the excellent condition of the corpse. He said that the position of the body suggested that the man had gone into the cave for shelter and warmth, and had died of starvation. He estimated from the ancient symbols on his skin that it had been in the cave for at least 3000 years. These are still the earliest evidence of tattooing in Caelereth.
Perhaps you can name this scholar? This might be an interesting person, and perhaps someone else wants to make a person entry about him.

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When the wound healed, he noticed that the scar had a blue/black colour that stayed permanently. In fact, as you will see in the Races chapter, the Osther-oc of the Osthen Mountain area use a method very similar to this day.

'use a very similar method to this day'?
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« Reply #28 on: 18 May 2008, 20:29:52 »

Yes, I was thinking about that scholar myself. I probably will give him a name, and possibly suggest where he came from. If nobody decides to "flesh him out", I may do it myself.

I'm off to correct that "to this day" part. It does sound a little odd, doesn't it!
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« Reply #29 on: 18 May 2008, 20:34:10 »

Feel free to check the existing 'scholars' list - if it's possible to use and cross-reference an existing name, we should be very grateful!

Would Telor Caey'cao suit your needs?  He's an Aellenrhim, Scholar of Ancient Civilizations, 920 - 1662.     

Trukist the Erudite is a contemporary, if you need someone still alive... :)  There are any number of 'researchers' as well, but have a look!  I think the list wound up in the People Forum...
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