Here's my latest idea...my faithful reader had already seen this (like months ago now!), but maybe if I post it finally I'll get to writing, especially since the cold months are coming. It's sort of a story for "kids"...not necessarily in age but in spirit. All the main characters are "teenagers"; although their ages are never actually stated. Hopefully, my faithful reader's children will read and enjoy it! (But if it sucks, they're not allowed to see it...they already think I am weird enough as it is!)
I did...for a brief moment...contemplate this as an RP game; then I decided I didn't have the knowledge about magic nor the temperament to try to GM a game about magic. But it would have been fun.... sighs wistfully. Anyway, here's the intro...stories to follow (so don't hold your breath waiting ).
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Millennia ago the world was populated by humans, fey (or sidhe), and the elves and their darker kin, the drow. Each settled, developed, and controlled their lands with only minor arguments and skirmishes. Mostly the races co-existed and interacted peacefully. Magic also existed as a natural part of life.
Then the plates holding the land masses in their places were violently disrupted and the world was thrown into chaos. Lands separated with great tremors which were felt all over, allowing seas and oceans to fill the divides. When the earth settled down and ceased moving, many hundreds of years were required for the races to rebuild their lands and societies. Old ways of living had to be remade, as well as new ways of living created. Communication was re-established and transportation modes were rebuilt. With the work of low-level magicians, the newly formed noble class, farmers, traders, and merchants the races were once again reunited and the world began to move on; although, not always peacefully or harmoniously.
At the start of the chaos the greatest mages of the races banded together and founded a protected school in the approximate “center” of the all the lands. They hoped to save the purity of magic and leave a legacy that would last for the ages. The elders sought and gathered together as many of the young as they could—those that had been tested and found to have magic within them. Many parents refused to give up their children, but others did—and some came as orphans—until there were enough at the school to continue the practice of true and powerful magic.
At the present time magic exists, but is more mysterious and sought-after than in the long distant past. Common and accepted in some areas while feared and looked upon with suspicion in others, magic is bought and sold, used and abused, and wielded by a few but sought after by many.
Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 22 January 2008 - 06:54 AM.