Yes, I know that this should go to World Building forum, but give me a break here, because I want more feedbacks.
I mentioned this earlier in other threads, but I want to make a story based on a society where magic and technology has coexisted since the ancient times and therefore magic is just another branch of physics. So I figured that I should make a magic system that is at least believable.
Since I'm not good at physics, I barely managed to pass that subject, for now I only have how mages gain their Eisen Steiner Particleorigin
, aka Mana
My verse is filled with energy, which is called the "Residue", because it originates from earth's environmental phenomena, like tectonic movements and weather. Every weather change creates energy, rain, earthquake, lightning, storm, volcano eruption, and such. For exam[le, you are more likely to succeed in casting magic in stormy day than very clear day. All mages have their element, Water, Fire, Earth, and Air, which is their affinity. Affinity is important in that if a mage are to gather energy, if he/she gathers "Residue" orignated from natural phenomena that has to do with their own element, for example Air element mage gathering energy from a tsunami (Too Soon
?) and Fire element mage from volcano. Any mages above Level 0, can channel that energy into their body.
All living being in my verse has Sustainment Resource, aka soul. In my verse, everything, EVERYTHING, comes from the Origin
and SR is an energy resided in physical body that operates it until either the energy runs out or the body is broken and cannot contain SR anymore. SR always emits Personal Aura, which fuels emotion, and mages can combine the PA and Residue and creates ESP, which they can use to perform magic.
The thing is that depends on person and their expertise in channeling and converting Residue and PA, the amount of ESP they can create varies. Some people are born with body that can create more ESP with same amounts while others are opposite. Another notable thing is that when you run out of immediate PA, you can break down your SR, which can create ten times more than average PA, but it means that you are reducing your lifespan. SR can never be replenished, ever, without using method that is prohibited in Berlin Sorcery Convention.
John Hansen, the hero of my story is a gifted ESP generator because he had a contact with the Origin due to accident and can perform large scale magic with much ease than usual.
That's what I have so far. What do you think, do you think this system is plausible enough?
edited 22nd May '11 9:58:12 PM by dRoy
I should probably be doing something more productive.