Magical energy sources
It's most likely a myth. Something people in Ogha used to wish for. Pray, in some cases. It's unclear how the original description came to be, but plenty of the stories lead to a place that is already full of myths. Some explorers said that "a ghost revealed the design to them" in a time when any form of clean energy would have been welcomed by every possible civilization in Ogha. Others claimed to have stolen the original blueprints from the Black Smoke city itself. Their attempts to actually build the machine or implement the technology in other ways were never successful, and the idea was completely abandoned after they developed other solutions.
The mechanism is supposed to extract energy from the magic itself. Some think it can be used by those unable to use magic, giving them an artificial ability to cast spells but that's not as attractive now that technology is widely known. Why would you go looking for an artifact that lets you use magic to achieve something, if you can use an easy to find artifact to achieve that thing directly?
— Escritora Novata
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