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kaldra [Mages] magical inheritance
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kaldra [Mages] K's first transformation is really pretty, okay?
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 Star spirits are only found in the upper atmosphere, and look like tardigrades patterned like the night sky. Scientific names include “thermospherical spirits,” “cislunar spirits,” “void spirits,” and the admirably simple “dark spirits.” Star spirits are only found in the upper atmosphere, and look like tardigrades patterned like the night sky. Scientific names include “thermospherical spirits,” “cislunar spirits,” “void spirits,” and the admirably simple “dark spirits.”
  
-====Mages====+== 
 +==Mages====
  
-[[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​homecoming-1424/​|{{ :​15-11-9-hollymagic.png?​direct&​150|Holly casting "​Fireball to the face!"​}}]] ​**Characters:​** [[Mages]]+ **Characters:​** [[Mages]]
  
-Mages (magical girls, boys, etc) are people who can channel southern magic, using a transformation item to switch into their powered-up form. Anyone born south of the mountains and The Desert has a chance of becoming a magical girl. +[[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​havent-you-noticed-16-29/​|{{ :​noticed.16.29.png?​direct&​400|Holly casting Nature, Water and Fire domain spells.}}]]Mages (magical girls, boys, etc) are people who can channel southern magic, using a transformation item to switch into their powered-up form. Anyone born south of the mountains and The Desert has a chance of becoming a magical girl. 
  
 [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​holly-explains-magical-inheritance/​|Magic isn't genetic]], there'​s no DNA test for it, and anyone can awaken magic even if no one in their family tree has magic. But if magic //does// run in the family, children will have the same magic type as one side of the family. For example, [[Mages#Ivy Muscade]] could have inherited nature magic from her father [[Mages#​Ebony Muscade]], or water magic from her other parent from [[Mages#​Magnus Cornouiller]],​ but not fire magic. This familial influence can also be inherited from surrogates. ​ [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​holly-explains-magical-inheritance/​|Magic isn't genetic]], there'​s no DNA test for it, and anyone can awaken magic even if no one in their family tree has magic. But if magic //does// run in the family, children will have the same magic type as one side of the family. For example, [[Mages#Ivy Muscade]] could have inherited nature magic from her father [[Mages#​Ebony Muscade]], or water magic from her other parent from [[Mages#​Magnus Cornouiller]],​ but not fire magic. This familial influence can also be inherited from surrogates. ​
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 In [[Ceannis]],​ children are screened for magical aptitude, and if they meet the minimum they can opt into a different schooling system. They start off being taught in small groups by domain (Water, Nature, or Fire). Eventually, when they'​ve managed to transform and are at least 13, they can graduate to an independent work-study program. In [[Ceannis]],​ children are screened for magical aptitude, and if they meet the minimum they can opt into a different schooling system. They start off being taught in small groups by domain (Water, Nature, or Fire). Eventually, when they'​ve managed to transform and are at least 13, they can graduate to an independent work-study program.
  
-Some people, like [[Thorn]], have an aptitude but choose not to develop it. Others, like [[mages#​Laceleaf'​s stalker]], pursue their magic alone outside of the system. Sometimes people with no training can [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​the-show-must-grow-on-act-ii-37-55/​|instinctively transform]] as a response to serious danger. ​+Some people, like [[Thorn]], have an aptitude but choose not to develop it. Others, like [[mages#​Laceleaf'​s stalker]], pursue their magic alone outside of the system. Sometimes people with no training can [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​the-show-must-grow-on-act-ii-37-55/​|instinctively transform]] as a response to serious danger. ​[[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​kudzu-roots-12-35/​|Spontaneous first transformations]] can also happen from a very strong desire to help.  ​
  
 ===Costumes=== ===Costumes===
  
 [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-magical-girl-costumes/​|The details of a magical-girl outfit vary based on the wearer’s style]]. Some are pretty reserved. Others are flashy, even gaudy. Some tropes they have in common: [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-magical-girl-costumes/​|The details of a magical-girl outfit vary based on the wearer’s style]]. Some are pretty reserved. Others are flashy, even gaudy. Some tropes they have in common:
 +[[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​sketchbook-magical-holly-ivy-unite/​|{{:​19-11-30-webcomicmahous-holly-sm.png?​direct&​200 |Holly in her magical girl costume}}]][[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​sketchbook-magical-holly-ivy-unite/​|{{ ​ :​19-11-30-webcomicmahous-ivy-sm.png?​direct&​200|Ivy in her magical girl costume}}]]
   * They’re always **visually impractical**,​ and yet as **durable/​functional** as mundane combat gear. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer, the jeweled parts are never too heavy, the trailing decorations never get snagged on things.   * They’re always **visually impractical**,​ and yet as **durable/​functional** as mundane combat gear. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer, the jeweled parts are never too heavy, the trailing decorations never get snagged on things.
   * They offer a **full range of motion** (no tight knee-length skirts, for example).   * They offer a **full range of motion** (no tight knee-length skirts, for example).
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 ===Potential=== ===Potential===
 +[[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​level-up-3-14/​|{{ :​levelup3.14.png?​direct&​250|Three mages of differing base natural affinities, and Acai.}}]]
 There'​s no theoretical limit to what a mage can learn, but [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-magic-versus-heartswords/​|it takes dedication to get good at it]]. It takes a while just to reach the point where you're doing things your basic household spelltech can't handle already. There'​s no theoretical limit to what a mage can learn, but [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-magic-versus-heartswords/​|it takes dedication to get good at it]]. It takes a while just to reach the point where you're doing things your basic household spelltech can't handle already.
  
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 ===When Magicals Go Bad=== ===When Magicals Go Bad===
 +[[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-magic-versus-heartswords/​|{{ :​te.mvh.png?​direct&​80|AU!Thorn wearing power-restraining bracelets}}]]
 A mage who abuses their power can be fitted with [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​fish-story-3641/​|power-restraining bracelets]] to block them from using it, typically for the length of any prison sentence/​probationary period they'​re assigned. ​ A mage who abuses their power can be fitted with [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​fish-story-3641/​|power-restraining bracelets]] to block them from using it, typically for the length of any prison sentence/​probationary period they'​re assigned. ​
  
 They will also have their transformation item confiscated,​ and the bracelets block their ability to manifest a new one. They will also have their transformation item confiscated,​ and the bracelets block their ability to manifest a new one.
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 +===Soulbonding====
 [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​family-dinner-314/​|{{:​15-11-24-souldbonding.png?​direct&​150 |Thorn and Tiernan}}]] **Characters:​** [[Thorn]] and Tiernan (cat), [[ceannic characters#​Kale]] and Niamh (dog) [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​family-dinner-314/​|{{:​15-11-24-souldbonding.png?​direct&​150 |Thorn and Tiernan}}]] **Characters:​** [[Thorn]] and Tiernan (cat), [[ceannic characters#​Kale]] and Niamh (dog)
  
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 When an animal is soulbonded to a mage, they'​re termed a "​Familiar"​ instead, and have access to some of the mage's magical power. [[Mages#​Magnus Cornouiller]] has a [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​saturday-sketchbook-height-chart-i-ii/​|cat familiar]], bigger and darker than Tiernan. [[Mages#​Laurel Cerise]] has a bird named Fallon. When an animal is soulbonded to a mage, they'​re termed a "​Familiar"​ instead, and have access to some of the mage's magical power. [[Mages#​Magnus Cornouiller]] has a [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​saturday-sketchbook-height-chart-i-ii/​|cat familiar]], bigger and darker than Tiernan. [[Mages#​Laurel Cerise]] has a bird named Fallon.
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