Magic, a Sickness?
The Junohi teach to hate spellcasters in secret, keeping their intentions hidden from the rest of the world. They despise the Saohri Temple for encouraging the use of magic within their ranks, but have kept up pretences for the sake of having access to the Temple's resources.
A Cure of Magic
The priest named that plant Magicae Dissipantis, bringing home some specimens of it to experiment with on people. She started with naturally magical creatures, introducing the moss to the organism in hopes to see it affect their connection to the weave. Zhour realised the moss seemed to feed off of magic, neutralising any spellcasters' potential to manipulate the arcane.
Soon enough, she began to experiment on volunteers from the sect. The moss was grafter to their skin using delicate procedures, and it took many attempts before discovering the right way to introduce it. The most efficient method so far has been to attach the moss on a spellcaster as they were casting a spell. The moss would latch onto their body, feeding off of the immediate magic produced by them. Those who have been cured with the Magicae Dissipantis are referred to as Ridden Ones, or Riddens.
Side EffectsWhile the moss is mostly harmless, it does bring in a few negative consequences to those who have been cured by it.
Who are the Junohi?
The Junohi are quite small within the Saohri Temple, counting only a thousand or so adepts. They live recluse in a village not far from The Red Temple, where they farm and work on their own lands. In the sercret of their temple however, they work and experiment, attempting to find a cure for magic, and rid the world of it forever.
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