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Magic Earth - Alternate History Urban Fantasy world

Magic Earth

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Imagine that magic is real on Earth. Magic and Technology has coexisted with each other for thousands of years. Magic is everywhere, whether you can use it or not you have come in contact with it. This is what I explore in Magic Earth!

While magic can help solve many problems it also causes problems. One of the bigger ones was the use of the Bloodfire spell by the Americans to force Japan's capitulation in World War 2 resulting in massive casualties. To prevent such tragedies in the future the United Nations Magical Security Act as well as a global ban of blood magic were enacted in 1970.

Extracts from the United Nations Magical Security Act, New York, 17th of June 1970
"All magic-users no matter what type of magic they are practising are obliged to register themselves as mages at the nearest police station which is authorized by the local government to administrate the Mage Registry. Each registered magic-user will receive a mage identity card. The only requirement to register is to be a magic-user. A person doesn't need to take any tests. Registered magic-users have certain privileges. They can join the military of their countries as battle mages, work as magic specialists in law enforcement, enroll at magic academies and run for magic related public offices."

"Crimes committed by registered and unregistered magic-users should be treated the same. The purpose of the registry is not to create a privileged group of magic-users but to make it easier to maintain safety."

The Setting

Magic Earth is an Alternate Earth setting where magic exists and is very common. Unlike most urban fantasy worlds the magic isn't hidden from the non-magical parts of the world. Because of that there are some significant differences between the setting and the real world.

I like to say that the genre of Magic Earth is Alternate History Urban Fantasy.

Where to Start

The introduction article below is a good place to start exploring Magic Earth. It gives you the basic understanding of the world.

Introduction to Magic Earth
Generic article | Jan 19, 2023

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