Skalken theory of magic

The Skalken theory of magic posits that belief of or in a form will contribute to the ultimate function of the same form. Moreover, overarching community belief systems have the capacity to override the individual belief system in influence.


Small, agile, and slightly luminous, spritefinches The species has an unusual symbiotic relationship with the fehncheus tree, a slow-moving carnivorous plant. During the first bloom of spring, the tree will grow fanlike leaves over its root structure, creating an environment ideal for nesting spritefinches. As the season progresses and the eggs of the nesting spritefinch… read more »


Sill-haspen are a subspecies of haspen easily identifiable by their four sets of wings and elongated necks. They live on high ledges and in eaves, building nests out of fabric that is glued down with their specialized saliva. The fourth and uppermost set of wings on the neck of a sill-haspen is vestigial; all other… read more »


The term sorcer originated in the 1700s as a derogatory term for magic-users of Ectance, replacing the previously accepted term soraci. It is unclear when exactly it entered common use, but contemporaneous sources and scholars seem to agree that it was firmly established by the publication of the Sorcer Plague Act.


The term soraci was historically used to denote a magic-user of Ectance, up until some time in the 1700s. It is unclear when exactly it went out of common use, but contemporaneous sources and scholars seem to agree that all mentions of the term had disappeared by the year 1748, following close on the heels… read more »