Book I, Chapter IV: The Laws of Magic (I)


There was no question that the gods existed, they had hardly disguised themselves through the ages and frequently meddled in the lives of humans. It was the gods that formed the magics of the universe and bestowed humans with life, a magic in its own right. Through the millennia humans had tested the powers of magic and its uses, which were flexible and numerous, but one thing was clear: There was two forms of magic, Celestial and Arcane.

Celestial magic harnessed the powers of the universe; foresight, light and dark magic, telekinesis and many others. Arcane magic was the home of elemental magic, fire, air, water and earth. What was interesting was that a person could only ever be endowed with one type of magic, there were no Pyromancers with telekinesis and no mystics with water magic. This universal principle was the first thing all magi were taught, and it was generally unchallenged. That was, until Maia became a researcher at the Arcane University.

Maia proved herself to be naturally adept at all of the schools of elemental magic during her study years, much to the admiration of her tutors and the envy of her peers. She was particularly skilled in fire magic, or pyromancy, and had such control over the unwieldy element that she could form flaming birds and stags. But Maia’s real interest lay in the history of magic and its laws.

When Maia graduated as top of her classes she was accepted as a magical researcher with the university’s resources at her disposal, she set to working on a theory that would eventually become her downfall. Following the legend of Merlin, the Grand, Maia wanted to see if the boundaries of elemental and celestial magic could be broken.

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chrisdavidwhite

Student of English Literature, Comparative Literature and Classics at Glasgow University. Aspiring writer and poet who dabbles in acting when he can. Or in short... "I like words"

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