Fire magic has been used since the first recorded cases of magic use. Of course at the beginning only those born with the ability to cast fire magic were able to do so. In those early days there were two species who had a better affinity for it than others, the Avar
Elves and the Selefer
. During their various wars they developed ever more powerful fire spells.
When the Selefer were destroyed the Avaronian Empire's progress in fire magic developments slowed down. But after some time they found new uses for the Ember Falls. Small splinters of them were being added to various weapons. This allowed the armies of the Avaronian Empire to equip their soldiers with blades that could ignite on command.
With the expansion of the Empire, the Avaronians got access to many new types of Falls. Eventually it was discovered that two types of Elemental Falls could be combined to create new forms of magic.
After the Elves of Aelirium developed the Crystal Casting Armors
new possibilities opened up. A crystal casting armor made from ember crystals could empower a fire caster's magic beyond its usual limit. Those who used these inventions could gain immunity to fire. The most powerful caster could even gain powers similar to that of a phoenix.
The Ember Falls themselves were also being used in different ways. The Elves found out that they could use it to power vehicles such as the Blaze Cart
. But they were also used as protection. A pillar power by an Ember Fall could easily burn any attackers who came near it without the need for a caster to be present.
The largest amount of Ember Falls can be found within and around Mervidel
. The Avar
Elves living there have made great use of this advantage and even applied them to their weapons and vehicles such as the Blaze Cart
. The largest amount of fire casters born with the ability to do so, can also be found among the Avar Elves which makes Mevidel unmatched in fire magic.
Ember Falls can of course also be found in other places in the world. They are known to be mined in the Crystal Valley
and the deserts of Avak'am and Pavanor and some can be found in volcanic regions.