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Magic Users 101
« on: January 14, 2010, 09:54:21 am »

Abbreviations:

MC - Moon Called
BB - Blood Bound
IK - Iron Kissed
BC - Bone Crossed
SB - Silver Borne
RM - River Marked
FB- Frost Burned
SF - Silence Fallen
NB - Night Broken
FT - Fire Touched
SF - Silence Fallen
SC - Storm Cursed
SmB - Smoke Bitten

AO - Alpha & Omega
CW - Cry Wolf
HG - Hunting Ground
FG- Fair Game
DH - Dead Heat
BuB - Burn Bright
WS - Wild Sign

Si - Silver
Gr - Gray
Fg - Fairy Gifts
Se - Seeing Eye
Sd - Star of David
Rw -Roses in Winter
Ip - In Red With Pearls
Ug - Underappreciated Gifts
Ml - Must Love Cats
Ad - Asil and the Not Date
Re - Redemption
Hj - Hopcross Jilly
Ho- Hollow
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This is a break down of the characteristics of the magic users within the Mercyverse.







GENERAL SORCERER FACTS

  • a sorcerer, someone who controls the demon by means of a bargain, is far more deadly; they may live undetected by the human population for yearsBB-134
  • sorcerers sell themselves to demons for knowledge and powerBB-199
  • eventually, the sorcerer will lose control, and the demon takes overBB-134


GENERAL WITCHBLOOD FACTS
GENERAL WITCHCRAFT FACTS

History
  • clans of witchesCW-213
  • a bad time for all in Europe; the Inquisition had taken a terrible toll a couple of centuries before - and when it was over, the witches started fighting for power; only Napoleon kept them from exterminating each other entirelyCW-213
  • the only Western European bloodline to survive the power struggle was the Torvalis line, which was interbred with the GypsiesCW-213
  • the few witchblood families left in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars had quit killing each other, forced instead to protect themselves from the ravages of more mundane fightingCW-121
  • witches were still born here and there into mundane families, but seldom had a tenth of the power of the old familiesCW-214
  • the Eastern European and Oriental witches had never established the kind of dynasties the Western European witches hadCW-214
  • they guarded their spells from each other; so each family tended to specializeCW-214
  • witches are so jealous of each otherCW-219

From Chat Transcripts:

  • a witch is born to use magicChat 2007-11-03
  • they are trained in spell usageChat 2007-11-03
  • and they are usually born to different families who are witchesChat 2007-11-03
  • some of the things witches can do to increase their power, is as corrupting as sorceryChat 2007-11-03
  • witches do things with mind and body. Wizards have power over the physical -- and both do magic. The ends are sometimes the same, but the means are different. It's far easier to be a powerful wizard and still be a good person then it is to be a powerful witch.Chat 2008-07-27


From Cry Wolf:

  • witches and dead things went together; there were witches that didn't kill but they were far less powerful than their darker sistersCW-234
  • witches often hired themselves outCW-181
  • there were witches who regularly worked for the various law-enforcement agenciesCW-181
  • most witches are human and not immortalCW-191
  • magic and fire have an odd, synergistic effect sometimesCW-237
  • likely the witches didn't know why it was forbidden for them to try to take a werewolf for a pet or familiar--not that most of them had the power to do itCW-239

Black Witches

  • they used the mind and body; anyone's mind and body; they toyed with things that were alive - or had been aliveCW-233
  • a black witch/something evilCW-179
  • a dark witch gains power from others' pain and sufferingCW-235
  • black witches gained power by killing or torturing things: from flies to humansCW-233
  • most witches of any power are black witchesSB-302
  • they smell of it, some more than othersSB-302
  • there are black witches who skirt the doing of actual evil; skirting evil is difficult, time-consuming, and requires a lot more from a practitioner than true black magic doesSB-302

White Witches

  • most white witches weren't powerful enough to be usefulCW-229
  • it's hard to be a good witchCW-235
  • white witches weren't so badCW-233
  • people born to the witch families who have chosen to do no harmSB-301
  • not very powerful because witch magic gets its power from death, pain, and sacrifice, and white witches have chosen to eschew thatSB-302

Covens and Witch Families

  • Torvalis line

  • raise the deadCW-171


Spell Casting

  • imprisoning spells are pretty basicCW-189
  • illusions were among the very basic tenets of witchcraftCW-174
  • a strong enough witch can control any werewolf who doesn't have a pack to protect him; it is forbidden by witch law, but it is possibleCW-218
  • it usually took witches a while to gain a hold on a lone wolfCW-232
  • power circles: some witches used them to set guard spells to keep things they valued safe, and others used them to store power for drawing upon laterCW-234
  • changing what the senses of other perceived was one of the major powers of the witchCW-234
  • most of witchcraft is potions and spellsCW-236
  • witches could hide in plain sight if they had some sort of hold on you; hide-me spellsCW-238
  • a witch's creations did not survive their makerCW-280
  • self-sacrifice--as when the witch uses her own blood to fuel a spell -- has some power, but it's difficult to work withHG-120
  • power circles; some witches used them to set guard spells to keep things they valued safe, and others used to them to store power for drawing upon laterCW-234
  • changing what the senses of others perceived was one of the major powers of the witchCW-234


GENERAL WIZARD FACTS

  • Wizards aren’t exactly commonSd-
  • Sometimes I can fix things as well as move themSd-
  • they played with nonliving thingsCW-233
  • Wizards have power over the physical -- and both do magic. The ends are sometimes the same, but the means are different. It is far easier to be a powerful wizard and still be a good person than it is to be a powerful witch.
  • Wizards aren’t exactly commonSd-
  • A witch’s power centers on bodies and minds, flesh and blood. A wizard has power over the physicalSd-
  • Most wizards have at least a little Gypsy bloodSd-
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 01:05:03 pm by Elle »
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