My spear flew from my hand, as if possessed. The figure before me caught it deftly in midair. I tried to run, but a wall of stone grew to block the alleyway. This was the end.Manipulative magic is rarely seen in Qet, and allows its wielders to manipulate the world around them in incredible ways. Like all power, however— it comes at a cost.
Playing With MagicManipulative magic is obtainable by any character in the Qet TTRPG! Just make sure that your character can justify the cost...
Manipulative magic lays dormant within mankind, and is wielded naturally by monsters. For humans, it is awakened most easily by despicable acts. While powerful, it cannot create something out of nothing, however, it can manipulate what is already there.
The Forces at Play
Beginners can manipulate minor things, such as chilling or heating drinks, bending a nail, or sending small objects flying.
Experts can stop projectiles in midair, build walls of stone, or cause localised earthquakes.
To obtain the power needed to cast manipulative spells, one must first increase the latent magical energy within their body. This is done by way of cannibalism. Consuming the heart of another human being allows one to absorb the latent magical energies contained within and add them to their own. This tips the balance of power just enough to allow them to begin casting spells. One cannot attempt to eat the hearts of monsters to gain the same power, despite them possessing greater volumes of energy from birth. Humans are not well equipped to process these energies, and find it easiest to consume this from other humans. Those who attempt to dine on monster flesh will find themselves sick and weakened. Monsters, too, find it easiest to replenish their energies by hunting humans, who pose as palatable— yet vulerable— prey. Yet it is not as simple as casting aside one's morals— one who starts down the road of cannibalism is likely to never return to normalcy. Their bodies and minds will change the more they consume— and eventually those who fear or wish to harvest their collected power will hunt them down. There have been whispers of another method of gaining this power, a complex, costly potion that does not require the death or consumption of human flesh— but it does not allow one to reach the same heights of power as cannibalism.