New Story Concept Sheet
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World Age and Setting Type
Medieval World with a Magical world setting
The magical setting of this world has three types of humans born to it, the non magical kinds, your regular every day humans, Fonts and Savants.
Fonts are humans born with the ability to generate and provide mana to Savants, much like a large fountain which feeds water into smaller basins. Like the Savants themselves Fonts can use magic, but are not limited as Savants are and can use whatever magic type they wish, doing so however disrupts the flow of mana to Savants and as such is not often done. Using the fountain once again as a reference, mana is stored inside of a human body, like water inside of a fountains bowl, the mana then flows from font to savant much like water would pour from a fountain through channels to other decorative smaller fountain basins. If the font has to little mana within the amount flowing to the savant will stop till there is enough once more, the reverse however is also possible and can be fatal to the savant
Savants are humans born with a particular magic type such as sword, fire, ice, ext, they draw from their internal mana pool which comes from a Font to cast their magic, some Savants can learn to provide their own mana, but such amounts pale in comparison to the amounts generated by Fonts. Simply put it would be the difference of trying to fill a huge pool with a small garden hose compared to filling it with say a fire hose.
The flow of mana from Font to Savant is dangerous and must be carefully controlled, magic in the world works via the soul flame which resides inside of every magic born human’s body, both fonts and savants alike. The soul flame works by burning the mana contained within the body most often which is filled by a font, if the flow from font to savant is to little the flame will burn mana till it is gone, then sputter causing the savant or font to lose the ability to cast magic till their store of mana is restored to a set amount. To great a flow from font to savant however and the mana will overflow and drown the soul flame, killing the caster.
The soul flame is a representation of a persons life force, if it is snuffed out either by mana overload or by damage to the body the caster will die, it is vital for a caster as without the soul flame magic can not be used; simply put if it goes out the person will die. To use their soul flame a font or savant uses the command word “Ignite” which commands their soul flame to start burning their mana supply, the supply which is filled by their Font. Needless to say its better to run out of mana then to be overwhelmed by it.
Simply put magic in this world is much like an old oil lamp, if there is not enough oil or in this case mana within the caster's body the flame will have naught to burn, to much however and you will drown the flame. It is almost unheard of, of a Font drowning its own flame as such a feet is hard and often requires an obscene amount of mana to be done
The world itself is in a medieval time period, lands owned by a king/queens and ruled by his/her lords in the king/queens name. Power struggles between kings/queens often lead to wars for land or whatever other reasons.
Tall, about six foot six, just under one hundred and fifty pounds, has short raven black hair that is parted to the left with the beginnings of a small goatee on his chin. He wears glasses
Is kind and collected, loves his younger siblings and cares deeply for them. He is always ready to help should the village as a whole or other villagers need a hand, and often stops by the primary school to aid the teacher when she teaches about magic. He loves to bake and cook always making meals for his family or gathering fruit and vegetables for such things.
suffers from a very rare type of multiple personality disorder which only occurs in one in one thousand children who are born with a potential for magic. His split half is a blood thirsty psychopath, his parents where forced to employ sealing magic to seal this portion of his mind when he came of the age where magic starts to develop in a child, and promptly went berserk. Should the mental strain become to much to bare or the seal removed his second half will try to take over.
He was born to his parents as their first child twenty years ago, when he became six years old, the age when magic starts to develop and become useable it was discovered that he suffered from the rare MMPD or Magical Multiple Personality Disorder, an extremely rare condition that can occur in people born with the potential for magic, if not for his fathers skill with magic the boy would have killed someone in his rampage. After that was dealt with he worried only about growing up, was always helping his parents around the house doing chores, helping to take care of his siblings after they where born and helping around the village. His parents joined a mercenary guild in the nearby city after Michel was old enough to take care of his siblings on his own, and as such they are often called away to deal with problems or other missions when the guild sends for them.
His mother a kind hearted woman by the name of Tammy maiden name Haultly who is a font type mage much like himself, and provides mana for his father Samuel Ravenwood a sword Savant type mage. His younger siblings, thirteen year old Jessica Ravenwood, a Fire Savant type mage, and the twins six year old Jenny and Kenny Ravenwood, twin sword Savant type mages make up his immediate family, he lives with them in a modest house in the village of Gemstone, the village named for the magic gem stone mines that run under it. His grandfather eighty year old Coremen a missile type Savant lives in the village of Fannoth, about thirty miles from Gemstone, his grandmother has since passed away at the age of seventy two.
He is one of the few Fonts that live in the village, the total number of fonts in the village is around six, the number of Savants around fifteen.