Ghoa / Magic

Natural Ghoa

Each life form has an affinity to a Reln. Species and individuals have their own control, manifesting in special ways. A drake can breath fire or some force akin to mur due to their natural ghoa, while a solumkerd are able to move through the ground with the ease of a fish in water.

While creatures have more affinity for one reln than another, it’is not to say they cannot control other reln. A humi might be able to enter another’s mind but are also able to bend stone at their touch. There’s essentially is no limit to what life is able to accomplish, but it takes a conceded effort to manipulate a reln one or one’s species is not built for.

Nya

Each individual has their own personal affinity or talent, a personal representation of their control of a reln. This manifests in very specific ways, these personal abilities being Nya. The specificities and limitations of one’s nya vary wildly. Some may just be stronger than others of their species while others can create webs of metal they generate from their nails but only during the early night in the sixth month of the year. Because ones nya can be so specialized, some beings go their whole lives without discovering what it might be.

Space is easier to manipulate than time.
Most want to know what their Nya is to achieve more in life, so luckily there are some loose methodologies for finding it. Firstly, one’s nya is tied to their imbalance of reln, so finding what mostly constitutes their beings will point them in the right direction. This can be found through examinations of the being, tests created by cultural tradition (variably found in coming of age rituals the world over), or other methodologies new and old. Another rule of thumb is that the element one’s nya plates off of has a likelihood with their species and family. Nya that are of the suz dominion (kag, nep, & bil) are far more common than dax (mur, wox, & jyk). But a nya based on the aoreln themselves (suz or dax) are highly uncommon.

While rare, some beings have more than one nya. One may be able to create balls of fire as well as filling others with joy if shown a yellow flower.

70% only have one reln they have control over
25% are Awooharl (2 Reln)
4% are Daooharl (3 Reln)
1% are Ashooharl (4 Reln)
>%1 are Faooharl (5 Reln)
Only one being (Defza) is an Anooharl (6 Reln)

Aiul

A manifestation of one’s inner self. While it usually is a fractal of a design, one can focus it to be an aesthetic for an object, a single item of its form, or one aspect of the whole. One’s Aiul has all reln as apart of it, one’s aura, smell, taste, form, color, etc.

Honed Ghoa

As with toning your muscles or your singing voice, you can hone your ability to manipulate reln. You can learn to conjure fire, become faster, create illusions, telepathy, telekinesis, healing, invisibility, digging/flying/swimming/running speed and/or efficacy, stone skin, enhanced perception, and so on. And, like gaining callousous or tanning, modifying one’s being has the options of being slow or dangerous. This makes shapeshifting diffuclt, dangerous, and generally a lesser option to simply creating an illusion of one’s self. It’s far harder to change one’s self than another life which is more difficult than changing something without life. Of course, shapeshiftin or changing the nature of one’s self may come easier to one species than another (see Changeling for example).

Forms of ghoa that do not come natural to the species or individual can be extremely challenging to execute. Humi, with time and effort, are able to fly, but would take decades to interpret it then yet more to execute it. With this, one will never be as proficient at something as someone with their nya, even more so if they train that ability. Still, one can train themselves to be better than others, or even better than someone with a nya but untrained. Learning ghoa from less dominant reln can be strenuous to the point of failure for some. A humi may, through years of learning and practice, be able to fly, but the effort they must extrude is far far greater than that of a bird or insect.

One’s use of a ghoa, such as telepathy, is built up through understanding, technique, natural gift/ instinct, and effort (both physical and spiritual). A ghoa, such as swimming or flight, are able to be taught from one to another. With word, action, and thought, a teacher can lend aid for the understanding portion of a ghoa. The user must still master it themselves, but having knowledge of what they are doing enhances their likelihood of success.

In addition to self betterment, one's surroundings also play a role in the use of ghoa. If you intake more air, water, or earth those elements become apart of you and thus would increase your affinity for that reln. Or, if one channels through an object, you gain that objects properties for one’s ghoa.

Ways to hone one's Ghoa

these are but a few
Will
Meditation
Practice
Heavy concentration
Training
Catalyst
Incantations
An item (usually infused with Murn)
Motions
Others

Common Ghoa

Light

After a tingling in ones spine and a heated concentration of one’s aura, a small light can be created. Since the light is made of one’s aura, the user can control the light’s movement and will not be burned nor blinded by it; others may be burned or blinded, depending on proximity to the light and intensity. Like with all tools, there is a gneral use for creating light, such as lighting up darkened areas. But other uses can be applied with enough ingenuity, like using the created light to jumpstart some electrical device. Once one lets go of the light, their aura will dispease to it’s natural state, after some reverberation (may cause nausea to some).

Disassemble & Repair

One has to know the exact in’s and out’s of the object they are operating on for the ghoa to work properly. It’s like putting together a clock, if you don’t know what gear goes where, you won’t be able to assemble it properly. And for disassembling, if you don’t know what you’re taking apart, you might tear or break something thinking it comes apart when in actuality, it needs to stay a whole piece. How it works is basically using one’s mental tendral to put the pieces together or pull them apart, but all at once and as efficiently as possible. It’s like you had complete grasp of each and every piece, able to maneuver them to their correct locations in an instant all at once.

Wind Skates

The effect is to create a cushion of air beneath ones feet, seperating the user from the ground. It’s primary use is to allow for travel over many types of terrain without the wearing and taring of boots nor the pain of bare feet stepping on a rock, thorn, or hot surface. The most basic focus one needs to do this is to have controlled breathing, a focus to spin the air, and the tying of will of the air to one’s feet. With prolonged use, one’s feet will grow warm.
Ghoaha (sage): one who is greatly experienced in their learning of Ghoa. They are capable of using many forms of Ghoa as second nature, and are respected by most for their dedication and abilities. They are more than one who has learned to use Ghoa, they are one who has control over Ghoa as a any has control over their nya.

Genetics: One’s Nyuha Reln affinity is related to genetics. If a mother and a father both have Kag Nyuha, their child is most likely to also have a Kag Nyuha. This also affects what the Nyuha does, two parents who are able to redirect light from their bodies will likely have a offspring who can do the same or similar. As life is a combination of all Reln, it’s not set in stone what any ones Nyuha will be, just a likelihood.

Ailen, remember to hide your aura. I’ll admit, you’re great at hiding your form, I can’t hardly see you even now. But if I just close my eyes, you’re as easy to sense as a babe crying for its mother.
Aura: One's aura is unique to each person and can also emit emotion. One's aura is a unique feeling one could only describe as an aura; intangible and imperceptible but from the sixth sense. An aura also has a feeling of color. The aura usually emanates from the person, but one can hide it by reducing its size and emanation strength.

Telekinesis & Telepathy: Telepathy without proper consent is frowned upon by most Oql and Rela. Children of all walks of life build mental gates to shield themselves from unwanted telepathy. Most telepathy is felt by the recipient (as one would feel another touching them). Because of this, other creatures and wrong-doers are constantly trying to cloak their intrusion. Telekinesis is akin to an extra limb for the creature. It has no physical presence, thus can move things in more novel ways such as an orb of water or from behind a wall. Most only have one “tendril” they can use to lift things, unable to lift two things far apart from each other (though some are able to use multiple tendrils, such as some creatures having more limbs than another). The strength and area of the tendril is also on a Oo by Oo basis, everyone able to grow in strength.

Cloning: The cloning of one's body and/or soul is a taboo to really all the world. It does, however, exist, can be learned, can be found as a Murn in a particularly dark black market, and can even be one’s nya. Leavign aside the moral implications of cloning (less the mention of creating artificial life the better), the complexity, severity, riskyness, and likelihood of catastrophic failure leaves many horror sotries of cloning (both real and fictional) terrifying but to a madman.

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