A New Philosophy

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A New Philosophy

Postby Kynier on January 30th, 2019, 9:32 pm

This idea came to mind and I've been thinking about it for a few days now. Magic has been around forever in Mizahar and there must have been different philosophies regarding its usage in the world throughout the ages. While I have not found anything more specific than just vague references that they have existed, I was considering doing a write-up for one possible philosophy/meditative practice that has a bit of focus on Reimancy. It would probably include concepts that could be applied universally to the different forms of magic, but the more advanced forms would be focused to the one discipline. The intention is to have it be something that was developed post Valterrian, so that way its not some lost form of thinking, but probably not well known.

What do people think about that?
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A New Philosophy

Postby Mauriel on February 2nd, 2019, 12:05 am

That does sound cool. It would be interesting if some philosophies fell out of fashion and got replaced by different ones - or even if that process was occurring IC right now. That way, it could be a cause for a lot of conflict among mages. Even if it's pretty niche, it can be politically/academically relevant where applicable, and some prominent NPCs can be involved in the conflict.

Have you had any more specific ideas? The focus Reimancy makes me think it's going to be something centered around balance and avoiding overgiving, but that's just a guess.
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A New Philosophy

Postby Kynier on February 6th, 2019, 3:34 am

While balance and Overgiving/Inordination avoidance would be good concepts to focus on, the one I will make a write-up for will be more about the elements and their usage. Including explanations of mindsets one should have when casting to be more "attuned" to their spells. So yeah, I guess a little bit of overgiving/Inordination avoidance will be included. But there would be a focus on what sort of purpose each element is supposed to serve. It'll be a little tricky I feel, because I'll want to write it up in a way that allows it be open to interpretation and less of a rule book.

I hadn't considered the conflicting philosophies aspect. That would be really interesting.
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