Basic Principle of Magick is an item in the game that contains a lot of information about magick, mana and its flow, spell incantations and how various races use magick.
Later in the game, the player has a choice to either buy this book from the Book Seller in the Bazaar or read it for free in the Arcana Sanctum or Mages Guild, both are located in the Eagledeen Market District.
|Basic Principle of Magick||A book titled "Basic Principle of Magick".||Bazaar or Eagledeen Market District's Arcana Sanctum or Mages Guild||375||250|
Information about magick, mana and its flow, spell incantations and how various races use magick.
"Practicing magick means bending the will of nature to do a specific task.
This can be explained with a simple explanation: Since mana flows in all existing objects in the realm, transferring mana to an object in a certain flow will disrupt its original flow, altering its properties to the caster's need.
Such process of altering the mana flow formed the base of any spell. Each spell is very specific, the result of years of research from countless individuals.
Most spells require incantation to cast since word of power help maintain focus. Other types of spells might require reagents to act as a catalyst for the process. Some complicated spells can take days to cast, requiring several mages to participate.
Since the entire process of using magick relies entirely on mana, it is important to maintain a steady supply of it. Ingesting mana potion or finely crushed mana stones help mitigate this issue, although one must remember there's always a hard limit. Exerting too much mana put a strain on one's body and can be life-threatening.
More often than not, increasing the amount of mana can amplify the spell's intensity.
To prepare a spell, a mage must forgo some preparations.
First and foremost, the incantations for the spells must be memorized.
Next, any required reagents must be prepared with careful consideration, otherwise, the spell will not work.
Lastly, a mage must check if he or she can handle the spell itself to ensure the sufficient mana can be transferred.
Upon casting a spell, a mage must concentrate his or her mind for it to work correctly. Incantation can be spoken verbally, but with practice, just a mere thought of it is sufficient.
The next step is to focus the mana to the reagents and the target object. During the process, the reagents will be consumed. For the entire duration of the spell, steady mana must be maintained, otherwise, the spell will fail.
While magick normally requires a person to cast, they can be performed by other means.
A prime example of this is magick contraptions crafted by the dwarves. Power is replaced with an artificial source, such as the naturally occurring mana stones. Magick exerted this way will run continuously as long as the mana source remains. Some contraptions made by the ancient Drenthir and the fallen Lekumbas still work even to this day.
Magick usage varies with cultures and races. Elves have a natural affinity with magick, making them easily adapt to learn and study and kind of spells.
Gnomes used them for alchemical purposes and to read the mana flow. Dwarves, as previously stated, harness the power of mana stones to fuel their various ingenious constructs that suit their needs.
Magick has been used for a long time and will likely be practiced for generations to come. It fuels today's civilizations, becoming a part of everyday's life. At the of this writing, mages around the realm are researching new spells to improve the life quality of people. As long as mana flows in Rochendil, magick always exist in one form or another."