marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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magic in the land

How much magic lies about in the land?

There are no magical creatures like dragons or gryphons, and no people except humans. But there is a spell, a major spell, that is vital to the kingdom. There is also a wise old woman who does some stuff in a secret place.

Is there any other magic being worked in the land? Would the heroine be aware of it if there were? Would she lump in magic useful for blacksmithing in with the general art? Is it fundamentally part of the of the major spell? There is magic that handles transportation as part of the major one. . . and the wise old woman could tap into it.

Though -- its use in battle is important. Especially since it's a question of why rebel forces can stand against the queen if the major spell fuels her armies.

Hmmm -- kings and queens might have to send their armies from their kingdoms. So battle magic, at least, is probably distinct. If existent.
Tags: world-building: creatures, world-building: economics, world-building: magic (effects), world-building: military matters, world-building: non-human characters
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