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* RedEyesTakeWarning: {{Inverted}}. Red eyes mark you as a Tereskan, an order of healers who are one of this setting's primary forces for good.


* ColorCodedEyes: A person's eye color reflects their magical talent. A blue mage will have blue eyes, a yellow mage golden eyes, etc. Someone with access to multiple colors generally has brown eyes, while Grays have reflective silver eyes.



* WindowsOfTheSoul: A person's eye color reflects their magical talent. A blue mage will have blue eyes, a yellow mage golden eyes, etc. Someone with access to multiple colors generally has brown eyes, while Grays have reflective silver eyes.


''The Children Of Man'' is a cycle of EpicFantasy by Elizabeth C. Mock.

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''The Children Of of Man'' is a cycle of EpicFantasy by Elizabeth C. Mock.







* AntiMagic: Greys have the ability to become colorless, essentially causing magic to pass through them. They can also turn color magic into grey magic, which can be used to fuel spells just like regular magic.
** In addition, a Grier's blue magic will protect him from most color spells.

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* AntiMagic: Greys have the ability to become colorless, essentially causing magic to pass through them. They can also turn color magic into grey magic, which can be used to fuel spells just like regular magic.
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magic. In addition, a Grier's blue magic will protect him from most color spells.



* DefenseMechanismSuperpower: Blue magic, in addition to providing prophecies, will generally act to protect its vessels. One time, a blue mage fell off a cliff, and the blue magic manifested a protective bubble around her, causing her to just bounce down the cliff unharmed.
** This effect can fail, as the Oracle and her Grier are murdered near the end of the first book.

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* DefenseMechanismSuperpower: Blue magic, in addition to providing prophecies, will generally act to protect its vessels. One time, a blue mage fell off a cliff, and the blue magic manifested a protective bubble around her, causing her to just bounce down the cliff unharmed.
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unharmed. This effect can fail, as the Oracle and her Grier are murdered near the end of the first book.



* LethalHarmlessPowers: Red magic heals, but it can also directly kill.
** Also, Talise Murphy uses yellow magic offensively.

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* LethalHarmlessPowers: Red magic heals, but it can also directly kill.
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kill. Also, Talise Murphy uses the art-focused yellow magic offensively.



* WindowsOfTheSoul: A person's eye color reflects their magical talent. A blue mage will have blue eyes, a yellow mage golden eyes, etc. Someone with access to multiple colors generally has brown eyes, while Grays have reflective silver eyes.

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* WindowsOfTheSoul: A person's eye color reflects their magical talent. A blue mage will have blue eyes, a yellow mage golden eyes, etc. Someone with access to multiple colors generally has brown eyes, while Grays have reflective silver eyes.eyes.
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Thus were born the Orders, six bodies of wizard-monks designed to serve humanity, hoping to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. Three thousand years pass, and the world changes. Then things begin to get interesting.
A decade after a massive war tore the world apart, three individuals are on the run. Rafela Durante, heir to the massive Durante fortune, trained red mage, and now a Gray, is searching for the Shrine of Shattering, which legends say can reverse the transformation into a Gray. Kademan Hawthorne has been framed for the murder of his fiancée, and must evade pursuit while he searches out the one truly responsible. Jair's awesome talent for green magic unwittingly wiped out an entire town, and now he has a bounty on his head. Together, these three will uncover a conspiracy that could turn their world upside-down and inside-out.


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Thus were born the Orders, six bodies of wizard-monks designed to serve humanity, hoping to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. Three thousand years pass, and the world changes. Then things begin to get interesting.
interesting. A decade after a massive war tore the world apart, three individuals are on the run. Rafela Durante, heir to the massive Durante fortune, trained red mage, and now a Gray, is searching for the Shrine of Shattering, which legends say can reverse the transformation into a Gray. Kademan Hawthorne has been framed for the murder of his fiancée, and must evade pursuit while he searches out the one truly responsible. Jair's awesome talent for green magic unwittingly wiped out an entire town, and now he has a bounty on his head. Together, these three will uncover a conspiracy that could turn their world upside-down and inside-out.




** Orange magic is connected to law and order. It can boost its user's physique, and can be used to restrain someone, seek out targets, or create MagicallyBindingContracts.

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** Orange magic is connected to law and order. It can boost its user's physique, and can be used to restrain someone, seek out targets, or create MagicallyBindingContracts.{{magically binding contract}}s.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Deoraghan. They are a distinct ethnic and political unit, divided into multiple nomadic Tribes. They are also much more powerfully magical than any other race (nearly every Deoraghan can use magic, while only about one in ten non-Deoraghan can) and are the only people left who worship Lior, this setting's incarnation of the Christian God.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Deoraghan. They are a distinct ethnic and political unit, divided into multiple nomadic Tribes.tribes. They are also much more powerfully magical than any other race (nearly every Deoraghan can use magic, while only about one in ten non-Deoraghan can) and are the only people left who worship Lior, this setting's incarnation of the Christian God.



* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: Ever since the Shattering, no one person has been able to use all six colors (the maximum seems to be four, and even that's ''very'' rare). Black's ability to {{Avert}} this (since black touches and corrupts all six colors, it can be used to mimic any of them) is part of why it's so tempting.

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* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: Ever since the Shattering, no one person has been able to use all six colors (the maximum seems to be four, and even that's ''very'' rare). Black's ability to {{Avert}} {{avert}} this (since black touches and corrupts all six colors, it can be used to mimic any of them) is part of why it's so tempting.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Deoraghan. They are a distinct ethnic and political unit, divided into multiple nomadic Tribes. They are also much more powerfully magical than any other race (nearly every Deoraghan can use magic, while only about one in ten non-Deoraghan can) and are the only people left who worship Lior, this setting's incarnation of the Christian God.


A decade after a massive war tore the world apart, three individuals are on the run. Rafela Durante, heir to the massive Durante fortune, trained red mage, and now a Gray, is searching for the Shrine of Shattering, which legends say can reverse the transformation into a Gray. Kademan Hawthorne has been framed for the murder of his fiancée, and must evade pursuit while he searches out the one truly responsible. Jared's awesome talent for green magic unwittingly wiped out an entire town, and now he has a bounty on his head. Together, these three will uncover a conspiracy that could turn their world upside-down and inside-out.


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A decade after a massive war tore the world apart, three individuals are on the run. Rafela Durante, heir to the massive Durante fortune, trained red mage, and now a Gray, is searching for the Shrine of Shattering, which legends say can reverse the transformation into a Gray. Kademan Hawthorne has been framed for the murder of his fiancée, and must evade pursuit while he searches out the one truly responsible. Jared's Jair's awesome talent for green magic unwittingly wiped out an entire town, and now he has a bounty on his head. Together, these three will uncover a conspiracy that could turn their world upside-down and inside-out.



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* FaceHeelTurn: Eve is seduced by the Brethren halfway through the second book.


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* HeelFaceTurn: All Grays, as you can only become one by first using black magic and then rejecting it.
* ItsPersonal: Eve believes that Kade killed her cousin.


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* TheOrder: Six of them, founded after the Shattering to control and train the six forms of color mage.

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* DanceBattler: Talise's unique yellow-based fighting style.


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** Also, Talise Murphy uses yellow magic offensively.


* HealingHands: The main function of red magic.

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* HealingHands: The main function of red magic. magic.
* LethalHarmlessPowers: Red magic heals, but it can also directly kill.
* MagicAIsMagicA: There are six color magics, each with a fairly well-defined domain
** Red magic heals, but it can also kill.
** Yellow magic is related to art and performance, and can create illusions and manipulate emotions.
** Orange magic is connected to law and order. It can boost its user's physique, and can be used to restrain someone, seek out targets, or create MagicallyBindingContracts.
** Purple magic can be used to teleport or move through time.
** Green magic acts as the fuel for the other forms, and can be manipulated directly to infuse an area's plants and animals with life, or drain away the same.
** Blue magic reveals the future. In low levels, it grants uncanny intuition, while powerful blue mages become prophets.
* MagicKnight: Most orange mages, since they essentially function as a police force.
* MasterOfIllusion: Yellow mages. Yellow is the magic of art and performance, but can also be used to entrance or deceive.

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* AntiMagic: Greys have the ability to become colorless, essentially causing magic to pass through them. They can also turn color magic into grey magic, which can be used to fuel spells just like regular magic.
** In addition, a Grier's blue magic will protect him from most color spells.


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* BloodMagic: A red mage (or possibly just Faela) can use a sample of someone's blood to read their memories or track their location.


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* DefenseMechanismSuperpower: Blue magic, in addition to providing prophecies, will generally act to protect its vessels. One time, a blue mage fell off a cliff, and the blue magic manifested a protective bubble around her, causing her to just bounce down the cliff unharmed.
** This effect can fail, as the Oracle and her Grier are murdered near the end of the first book.


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* HealingHands: The main function of red magic.
* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: Ever since the Shattering, no one person has been able to use all six colors (the maximum seems to be four, and even that's ''very'' rare). Black's ability to {{Avert}} this (since black touches and corrupts all six colors, it can be used to mimic any of them) is part of why it's so tempting.

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''The Children Of Man'' is a cycle of EpicFantasy by Elizabeth C. Mock.

Long ago, the world was ruled and led by the light mages. Commanding the unified power of the light, they were all but omnipotent, leading mankind into a golden age. But then they grew enamored with the power of black magic, and began to experiment. The result was the Shattering, a massive arcane cataclysm that tore the light magic into its six component colors: red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and purple.
Thus were born the Orders, six bodies of wizard-monks designed to serve humanity, hoping to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. Three thousand years pass, and the world changes. Then things begin to get interesting.
A decade after a massive war tore the world apart, three individuals are on the run. Rafela Durante, heir to the massive Durante fortune, trained red mage, and now a Gray, is searching for the Shrine of Shattering, which legends say can reverse the transformation into a Gray. Kademan Hawthorne has been framed for the murder of his fiancée, and must evade pursuit while he searches out the one truly responsible. Jared's awesome talent for green magic unwittingly wiped out an entire town, and now he has a bounty on his head. Together, these three will uncover a conspiracy that could turn their world upside-down and inside-out.


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!!This series as a whole provides examples of:
* BlackMagic: Both literally and metaphorically. Unlike the color magics, which are morally neutral, black is inherently evil. However, its ability to mimic the effects of any color magic also makes it very powerful.
* ColorCodedWizardry: Magic is divided into the six colors, plus black and gray, which are a bit outside the system.
* FantasyGunControl: Semi-{{Averted}}. Firearms were just recently invented, and the Durante line has a monopoly on their manufacture. This means that whoever controls the Durante's loyalties has a massive strategic advantage in war.
* WindowsOfTheSoul: A person's eye color reflects their magical talent. A blue mage will have blue eyes, a yellow mage golden eyes, etc. Someone with access to multiple colors generally has brown eyes, while Grays have reflective silver eyes.

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