Magic Intolerance Condition in Lost Realms of Ebelar | World Anvil
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Magic Intolerance

Transmission & Vectors

This disease is assumed to be genetic, passed from parent to child, and the vast majority of cases happen in this manner. However, there have been a few isolated cases where it is believed to have been acquired at a later age, though none of these have been confirmed. Take the case of Albeiro Tieri, an Andrian man who claimed to have once been a powerful sorcerer before developing a severe case of Magic Intolerance and being forced to give up his craft and even his home. This case has not been proven true, but several other stories like his exist.


This condition is especially detrimental in magical regions of the planet, as it causes the sufferer to experience symptoms similar to an allergic reaction to magical energy. This can range from mild symptoms like sneezing or coughing when spells are cast near the sufferer, to severe, anaphylaxis type symptoms when within an environment that was recently exposed to magic or a magic item that can even lead to death. Milder symptoms can even be exclusive to school of magic, or vary in severity depending on school. It also renders the sufferer completely unable to wield any form of magic at all.


Exposure therapy is considered to be one of the most effective treatments of Magic Intolerance. For people with milder symptoms, this could include things like a brief visit to Andria, or having professional doctors cast cantrips near them, though for people with more severe symptoms this could even be impossible without triggering an Intolerance Attack. For the mildest of symptoms, this can relieve and even entirely remove symptoms, and for most it serves to lessen it somewhat. Another common household amenity for sufferers is an antimagic tablet. It is a small tablet that, when ingested, flushes all magic from the body. This can be destructive for spellcasters and was formerly used as a form of punishment when it was realized that it could drastically help those with Magic Intolerance. It is usually only taken in case of attacks, but those with more severe symptoms may be taking these medications regularly.


This condition is rarely fatal except in severe cases, but it is lifelong. Creatures can manage their symptoms, but never fully eradicate them. As well as this, if the person chooses to bear offspring, the likelihood that the offspring carry the disease is much higher.

Cultural Reception

The cultural reception in the majority of the world ranges from sympathetic to hopeful, and usually focuses on treatment, prevention, finding a cure, and helping those afflicted with this disease live the best life possible. There are, however, two major exceptions to this. Pelidore has literally no concept of this disease. Since magic does not exist on the continent, it is often seen as a safe haven for sufferers of this condition, and the people there really do not care about this disease at all. Some in Pelidore never learn that they have Magic Intolerance until they leave for the first time, and some might never learn at all. In Andria, however, it is one of the most feared diseases of them all, as it is often a sentence of either death or extremely poor quality of life to them. Reception ranges from extreme pity to fear and ostracization, as some people who misbelieve that this disease is contagious become terrified that it may spread.
Chronic, Acquired & Congenital
Extremely Rare


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