World of Ontyre: Magic Basics

The World of Ontyre. Over the years on this blog I’ve not spoken of it as much as one might expect. Much of the reason was I didn’t want to go on and on about it when any books were still years into the future. Well, while they aren’t exactly right around the corner, they are coming together. Yes, they.

Tremjara, 2015 revision. Map: CA Hawthorne

Tremjara, 2015 revision. Map: CA Hawthorne

Most of my touching on Ontyre in the past has more focused on its history and geography, especially via maps. Now, in January 2018, I want to begin touching on other aspects of the world. I’m thinking to do this about once per month, much like the map updates.

Where to begin? Given my primary genre is fantasy, magic seems like a good place to start, though I’m only going to skim the surface. I have a file that explains the basics of how magic works. It’s literally my version of Magic 101. It’s 8.5K long.

It’s also reads like a textbook. For instance, almost right away, it addresses the most basic vocabulary:

Mysquanmutry is the study of the entire subject, magic is all the possible abilities that can be possessed, gift is the total number of abilities one individual possesses, and talent is a singular ability…

To read the remainder of this post please join me HERE.



About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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