Post:Meditation ideas - 8/12/2009 - 14:23:36

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Re: Meditation ideas · on 8/12/2009 2:23:36 PM 720
>>For the record, there is already lore in place to support both smelling and licking to determine magicalness

The raw stuff of magic is, to the five conventional senses, intangible and undetectable. Instead, mages rely on a psychic sense to detect magic, which can be translated by the brain in any number of ways. Traditionally, mages learn to "see" mana, but Bard guildleaders for awhile taught people to "hear" it, and some Moon Mages learn techniques to "touch" it.

Smelling magic isn't, then, anything unusual. The hilariously dire downside is that any ability to detect magic at all indicates at least the tiny budding of Attunement. A sophisticated ability to detect magic means the person is growing more and more attuned to mana. Barbarians, more than anyone else, need to be mindful about staring into the Abyss a little too long.

-Armifer

This message was originally posted in The Barbarians (20) \ Barbarian Meditations (12), by DR-ARMIFER on the play.net forums.