Ancient Magic

Old Majiik

Rediscovering the lost secrets of the ancient ways would revolutionize today's usage of magic in ways we can't even imagine.
  Ancient Magic refers to the long lost practice of magical manipulation through the use of current stones. Frequently referred to as Old Majiik in the few remaining historical texts referencing the technology, the spells cast in this manner are purportedly powerful or able to circumvent certain limitations in the present day use of magic. As a result the rediscovery of the methods of ancient magic is a major goal of most organizations working to advance magical research and development.


Ancient Magic is believed to be a more potent version of the Magic so prevalent across Fillimet today. Myths ascribe the Old Majiik powers ranging from sustained spells free from the requirements of rune magic, to super-powered Curative Magic capable of granting eternal life.   While these fantastical claims are surely exaggerated, the few historical records that do mention the active practice of ancient magic show a level of awe or even fear of those capable of mastering the lost art. Paitr Goldaming's efforts to seek answers from the feral dragons revealed a deep respect for the practice, coupled with a reluctance to discuss the lost art.
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Not much is known today about the rituals and applications of the magic of the ancients. Thorough research at the Fillimet Magical Archives only yields rudimentary conjecture and vague references, as the art of ancient magic was a closely guarded secret, and its fall from usage predates most written records in the archives.   Avid researchers have identified the mysterious current stones as an integral component in the ways of the old majiiks, but can only cast conjecture at the details of their usage or even their manufacturing processes.
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Jul 23, 2020 08:40 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

This is such a cool idea! I love that there's an old, potentially more powerful form of magic in your world that people are in sort of an arms race to rediscover. Lots of good potential for stories and plot hooks there. :D

Jul 23, 2020 10:30 by Morgan Biscup

Thank you! I thought it would be a fun dynamic to play with. :)

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Jul 23, 2020 15:33 by Stormbril

This is really cool! I love when a setting has an old, powerful, lost art like old Majiik :D Paitr Goldaming's seeking answers from the feral dragons has me particularly interested, it's fascinating and I want to know moooooooooore!   Excited to read more regarding this subject :)

Jul 23, 2020 17:32 by Morgan Biscup

I do intend to write a short story about some of that, eventually, but I have some draconic details to work out first.   In the meantime, though, you would probably enjoy Pautr's article if you have not read it already. It does talk about his experience with the dragons.

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Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
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