marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

the past and power

Once upon a time, there were immensely powerful wizards who cast mighty spells in their wars and made the land a desolate waste. They were overthrown by slightly lesser wizards banding together, who made a green and pleasant land of the waste.

And now the land is ruled by the slightly lesser wizards-- or is it?

The power level is mostly hereditary but imperfectly. Even if all the greatest had perished without issue, new ones could easily be born.

They might not even realize it. Wizards of old had fewer scruples to throwing about land blasting spells, and more need to because of the wars, and were actually doing less harm than the equivalently damaging spell because there was less to blast. Hmm. Not to mention how the current day ones are spending up their powers keeping it green and pleasant....
Tags: families: parent/child, fictional history, heroes and villains, world-building: magic (effects)

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