Category Archives: Magic

Culture Composites: Gejara

Even though the Imperial Heartlands culture composites are just one step from finished, I’ve decided to pass beyond the borders to write up the independent nation of Gejara instead.  The last Imperial province, after all, is Daecia and the Palace…

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Silent Circle Mage Outfits

After drawing a rough version of Enkhaelen’s outfit as a reference for the Book 3 cover, I started thinking about the other Silent Circle mages in my story.  I describe their attire a bit, and mention that robes are the … Continue reading

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Trope Roulette: Colour-Coded For Your Convenience

Nothing to say about Curses, alas, so I’ve decided to do a similar thing to Tough Traveling, except with prompts off of TVTropes. Yes, run away now, all you people who fear getting sucked into that site.  It is one … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Witches

As usual, I’m taking advantage of the Tough Traveling feature at Fantasy Review Barn to talk about a story-related topic.  Unusually though, I don’t have anything from the actual text to highlight — there have been no real witches in … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Necromancy

Today on Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn, we deal with a topic close to my heart: necromancy! It should be no secret that I’m fond of necromancers, because I say it all the dang time.  I have to mention, … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Immortals

Time for another travel-date with Fantasy Review Barn!  This time, the topic is Immortals. Immortals are fairly common in Fantasyland  There are three kinds: 1) Goddesses and Gods, who exist forever unless people stop believing in them. 2) Elves or … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — City of Wizards

I think the only book in the FRB post for today that I’ve read is the Harry Potter series, though I do have Shadow and Bone on my list…somewhere down in the hundred-somethings, perhaps…  No reflection on the book’s perceived … Continue reading

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The Psycher Gene

My last post was all about the pseudoscience of shapeshifting in the world of the War of Memory series.  I remembered shortly afterward, though, that another important talent is closely linked with the skinchanging gene — or rather, with having … Continue reading

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Mentalism and Miscellaneous Maps

Since I haven’t posted in a week, I feel obligated, but I can’t seem to muster the energy to flesh out one of my waiting drafts.  Instead, I’ll pin up the maps I’d either done right before my computer issues … Continue reading

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Akarriden and Spirit Blades

The world of Halci is home to a variety of magics, each of which lend themselves differently to the practice of crafting magical weapons.  While the most unusual might be the akarriden blade, the others bear mentioning if only for … Continue reading

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