Airships! Applying Magic to Technology

Way back when, the original idea for Ontyre was that it would be medieval world with axes and swords. Visualize, to a degree, Tolkien, but with female characters. I spent considerable time building the magic system and enhanced it over the years. The rules were law. There could be well thought-out exceptions to many things, but not to how the base magic system worked.

Courtesy: Pixabay

Courtesy: Pixabay

Then I became sick, almost died, and during my long recovery there came a remarkable shift in my approach to the fantasy I wanted to write. That move to a more modern fantasy world, from swords to airships, brought with it a major challenge to my magic system.


It was one thing to dictate the abilities of people, but quite another thing to apply magic to a world’s technology. We’re talking about mechanical stuff and you don’t want to know how much I know about that…

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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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