Time for another Patrons-only world building post! This week we’re looking at magic again – specifically, the cultures that have it, and why that is so.
As has been implied, the Gnomes of Tock’s world do not have magic. Magical forces show up in some of their legends, and they hear stories of it existing in other cultures – especially in the Lowlands – but it has been a long, LONG time since any such force was present in their own kind. And as we’ve seen, the Orcs don’t appear to have magic, either.
So, if magic exists, where is it and why do its keepers still have it, if the Orcs and Gnomes don’t?
More for “Seven Years of Tock!”
A little context: this is part of a two part set, working backwards from the way things are now.
Now, the characters live in a world where all the peoples are very separated. Gnomes live in technological isolation, Dwarves live buried within the plateau, Orcs keep to themselves (except to battle with the Badgerfolk, and sometimes each other). Everyone else, pretty much forgotten about.
But it was not always so, and while that lost history contains a lot of Love, it sometimes contains distinct tragedies.
Tock will learn more about these in time, but for now, here’s a little taste.
(ALSO, this one contains the oldest of the old character work that I pulled into Tock’s world for backstory, as mentioned here. You can see more of my previous work on them in their folder at my deviantArt site. So that makes this a Throwback Thursday special too, right?)
Thanks for reading, everyone! More bonuses coming up this weekend and into next week, with a special surprise on the actual anniversary day – August 30th – as promised!
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