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Geomancy

Postby Daekos Volundur on June 24th, 2013, 3:58 am

I chanced upon a few references to Geomancy, so here I am, asking two simple questions: What is Geomancy (in Mizahar) and where can I get me some of that? :D
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Postby Gossamer on June 24th, 2013, 4:01 am

Geomancy is Earth Reimancey. Its just Reimancers with the element of Earth utilized.
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Postby Daekos Volundur on June 24th, 2013, 4:07 am

Ah, I see. Another question: would reimancers be able to transform their respective elements into another element that they specialise in?
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Postby Gossamer on June 24th, 2013, 4:37 am

Yep. Mine transforms Earth to Air all the time to 'get rid of it' when shes carving.
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Postby Daekos Volundur on June 24th, 2013, 5:19 am

Oh... Would this be to do with transmutation? From what I've gathered from the lore articles, Djed in Mizahar is roughly the equivalent of energy in RL, and it gives objects, entities substance, identity and whatnot. So would it mean that Djed is equivalent to matter?

As for para-elements, are we allowed to create our own - e.g. Water+Fire=Steam, Fire+Earth=Clay, and so on?
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Postby Jayden Leina on August 8th, 2013, 3:31 am

Bumping this because I too wonder the things Daekos asked in his last response. :D
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Postby Shirayuki on August 11th, 2013, 12:11 am

Bumping as well, so I can ask whether there are the quasi-elements in Mizahar.
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Postby Clyde Sullins on August 11th, 2013, 12:53 am

Daekos, it is not so much that djed is equal to matter, but that matter is made up of djed. When you manifest your djed, as res, it is untasked. It is raw, without purpose or form. Since it is unstable, it will decay as long as it is in this impermanent form.

When you transmute it to a element, you are then tasking it. Your res/djed is then transformed into that element. However it is still considered magical, as it is a magical construct. So in some ways, it is different to normal mundane versions of the matter.

For example, only this magically created material, that is specifically tasked djed/res, can be stored in Glyphs. Mundane matter cannot.

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For para-elements, that might be possible, it would however require some trial and error IC, practice, and perhaps using another magic, such as Glyphing, to combine these normally disparate elements together.

I think steam would be possible, but I am not completely certain. As for clay, I think that would fall under earth. Plus, we already have a element which combines fire and earth, lava.

We already have three para-elements, ice, lava, and lightning. Anything in addition would have to be figured out IC over time, require thread work, and it would be a good idea to talk to your local ST before attempting to discover such a non-traditional para-element.
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