The Deep-Sea Witch opened her mouth and gasped. It seems she hadn't breathed the fresh air for a very long time as immediately she started coughing. Then her lips started to move. My farlens immediately started listening on. The sounds she made didn't sound like any language spoken by sapient races. What she spoke had a hint of happiness, a hint of anger and sadness, and a whole lot of hints of relief. And as her mouth moved more, something left them. A lump, black as coal, and dripping down to the sea like tar. It floated near her head.Black Speech is a language, a curse, a spell, and a condition all at once. It's a normal speech so filled with Blackness that it gets warped by it. The change is so strong, the words become a physical thing, lumps of black viscous substance that drip on the ground below, and follow the one who spoke them. They have the ability to invigorate or weaken anyone who sees them.
And somehow I knew it was a word...
The languageUnless one knows how to manipulate the Black Color or learns how to "clean the words", it is impossible to understand the Black Speech, much less speak it. The words spoken in it sound compressed and wet. This language, however, is very good at conveying emotions (probably caused by strengthening aspect of Color Black), as even people who don't understand a word spoken in it can easily tell what feels one who speaks it.
A curseA strong enough caster could curse someone in a way that would force them to use Black Speech against their will. Such a curse is a very dangerous one as any word spoken by the victim drains their body of its natural reserves of Black Color, slowly taking away their sense of touch, strength, and in worst cases, completely paralyzing them or killing them if they spoke one word too many. It's a very hard curse to get rid of, as to do that, one needs to almost completely get rid of the Black Color inside them and replace it with a "fresh, uncursed batch".
A conditionWhenever someone is close to death or transformation due to the Oversaturation (condition) from Black Color, everything they try to say will turn into Black Speech, no matter if they want it or not. Sometimes, if they already left the area contaminated by Oversaturation (geographic anomaly), this can save them, as their bodies will use up the excess of Blackness inside them. However, some caution is needed, as unatended, this condition could quickly turn into the curse version of Black Speech.
A spellAny caster with a supply of Black Pigment or Color can turn things they say into Black Speech. This spell was often used on the battlefields as the skilled caster could manipulate the positive and negative aspects of Blackness to strengthen their allies or drain their enemies of stamina.
I'll have to look into this mysterious language. I wonder what she said...
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