Chapter 3 – Lesson 1: Magic

“There are seven types of magic known in this world, Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, Lightning, Shadow and Light, every person has at least one type they have an affinity for, although there are exceptions” the teacher proclaimed. “During this lesson you will take the affinity test to see which one you will learn for the rest of the year”.

“There are four different ways to invoke magic; Incantations, Inscriptions, Seals and Intent. Normal magicians use Incantations. Inscriptions and Seals require either parchment or Soulmagic Stones to contain a spell. Higher magicians can use spells with Intent, where no incantation is needed, although the activation speed can still be longer than chanting, but the opponent can’t know what spell that person is using”

“I will show you an example of each now” the teacher says.

The teacher chants a simple spell and a small flame appears in his hand. “My affinity is fire, so the invocation of the chant is quite fast and with good results. This is the most basic chant to learn the fire affinity.”

“Now I would like to show an Inscription, which I made by writing on a piece a magic parchment, you activate the Inscription by putting your magic inside it”. Again a small flame appears above the piece of parchment. “The one invoking the Inscription has to determine what the spell has to target by locking on the target with his magic”.

“Seals work in the same fashion, only Seals are used for protection and are usually constantly active, which is why they require a steady source of magic, normally in the form of Soulmagic Stones.”

“This small stone contains a barrier that can withstand one blow.” The teacher places the stone on his desk, grabs a hammer and hits it. A small field appears around the stone, but shatters soon after. The stone loses it’s glow.

“For the last method I will use the Incantation I used for the first spell, but this time with Intent”. After a second the flame appears in his hand again.

“These are the basics of magic, now we will leave the classroom and move to the training area to test your affinities.”

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