Simplicity is a rare commodity in Alivia
Ultimate ExpressionIn the distant world of Alivia clothing goes far beyond a means of covering one's body. An Alivian outfit expresses its wearer's soul and true nature. Like the people they represent these elaborate costumes are ridiculously complex, involving dozens of parts and saturated with color. Beyond their vibrate pallet, these outfits possess minor magical proprieties when worn by the right person. One's outfit is a magical extension of their soul. Its form reflects the innermost nature of the wearer, and when donned by its intended user, it can offer special magical powers (personal theme music, sound effects, momentary illusions of collateral damage; the works!). An outfit can also change if its person goes through deep personal change.
A Rite of PassageAs a child reaches adulthood their spirit begins to lose its innate magical energy. Once this degradation reaches a certain point (as determined by community elders) the child undergoes and ritual called "The Sewing". These elders, who of course are arcane costume
designers use ancient magic to seperate part of the beneficiary’s soul from their body and place it in a bland-looking tunic. At the end of this ceremony, the tunic transforms into a new set of alivian clothes.
Lossing your HatAlthough misplacing your own soul is a difficult thing to do, theft of alivian clothes is not unheard of. This crime is often committed by outsiders who are unaware of the clothing's power or by those ready to use the clothing for blackmail. One can't wear clothes made for someone else without extreme pain however, thus theft is a rare occurrence. The reclaiming of one's clothing and the punishment of the thief is a personal matter
- Three gifted individuals stand in a circle around the beneficiary.
- A ritual chant is recited thrice and the beneficiary falls unconscious.
- A tunic to brought placed on the beneficiary and a new ritual chant is recited thrice as the tunic transforms into a new set of Alivian clothes.
The Void: The space between the Worlds. It is a raw soup of potential magical energy and creative power. The Gifted: People born with special magical powers. Worlds: Groups of large floating islands that drift through The Void. Lucids: Individuals whose creative power is so great that they can reshape the unmade energy of The Void. Effectively The Great Dream's equivalent to gods. Alivia: A world heavily affected The Void's magic. It draws its inspiration from Studio Ghibli films and the Amulet graphic novel series.
Status MarksGiven that every Alivian outfit is both equally unique and magnificent, alivians need other ways to signify status. The most common ways of doing so are through hair color and tattoos. Pinks and purples often signify wealth while reds and yellows show more average status. The market for these dyes is greatly skewed make pink and purple dyes more than ten times and expensive as those bought on other worlds.
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