Realm of the Seas
Marus is a realm of endless blue sea and sky. Its floating island chains, anchored in the clouds and atop the waves, support a biosphere rampant with life. While diverse cultures command the archipelagos with their mastery of the sail and flourishing magical talents. With ingenuity and tenacity, they make up for what wealth and resources they cannot extract from the barren earth. At its very heart, Marus is a Realm built upon exploration, discovery, and advancement. The realm's mastery of the sail is unsurpassed in all the Cosmos and they have begun a steady march toward magical supremacy. The realm has few gods and none as great as Caydon Rel for The Lord of Magic is the undisputed highest power on Marus. His ascension marked the beginning of a new age and dawn for everyone living in the Realm of Seas.
The Relic Arts
A collective term used to refer to the magical teachings, rules, and requirements surrounding the system of magic imposed by Caydon Rel on Marus. The God of Magic watches over all, and he has but one demand of his people: Improve Yourself. The Relic Arts center around the use and growth of one's Veil alongside the absorption of the potent Primal Elements found within Natural Treasures hidden across the Realm of Seas. The most powerful practitioners fuel ancient Relics and search for forgotten treasures as they attain ever-advancing heights on their Path to Power.
GiftedPractitioners of the Relic Arts are known as the Gifted. They possess a Veil and have begun to absorb the pure energy held within a Natural Treasure, understanding and exploring the fathomless potential of even just that single Primal Element to better fuel their magic. A Gifted’s blood and their Veil will develop a series of metallic qualities as they advance that denotes their relative rank in power.
VeilsPut simply, these are metaphysical auras grow around every Sophontic Soul on Marus. From birth to adulthood, Veils develop and mature until their Sophonts become capable of consciously absorbing magic into themselves. These magical forces shape and influence the innate properties of each Veil to create a unique and recognizable fingerprint.
Natural TreasuresThese naturally produced objects infused with potent magical energies and prized by all. They are both vital for magical advancement and essential for the function of many magical constructs. Most are Primal in nature, but Faith and Glow can create their own in rare instances. They may come in the form of Beast Cores, infused plants, or similar objects of power.
Realm of the Seas