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Phosphomancy

Phosphomancy a field of magic involving light. It is frequently tied to the dimension Sabala, as many phosphomancers extract energy from that dimension to power their phosphomagical spells. It is also known as "light magic".

Utility & Usage

Phosphomancy encompasses almost all spells that involve some sort of light or photonic energy manipulation.

Photonic Plates

The most common usage of phosphomancy is to manifest photonic plates. These small platforms are concentrated slabs of light, capable of floating in a single position, ignoring gravitational laws, allowing the user to walk on top of them. Many people summon these plates for easier locomotion, such as crossing over busy roads or walking along rivers.

Illumination

Since phosphomancy is the controller of light, many people use it to illuminate dark areas. Law enforcement officers investigating abandoned households will use phosphomancy to illuminate the building so it can be easily searched, negating any need for handheld flashlights which may reduce the abilities of the officers.

Some illumination spells are beyond easy to cast; toddlers have even been shown to be able to perform the simplest of illumination spells, which simply lights up the room.

Users

There are few regions in the Yonderverse where phosphomancy rules. This particular type of magic doesn't attract many organisations or cults, but instead isolated users are much more common.

Lux

The Lux are the only intelligent species inhabiting Sabala, the dimension where most phosphomancers draw their power from. These people are made of light, and so their ability to control phosphomagic is unparalleled. When they leave their home dimension, most of their powers are lost and so they are less of a threat, which is a relief considering the Lux have made several attempts to take over the entire Yonderverse.

Social Reputation

Phosphomancy is a relatively harmless field of magic, classed as Grade 2 (out of 7). Phosphomagical users tend to be more relaxed people, with kindhearted natures. Because of this, they are looked up to in many societies, particularly planet-bound cultures that don't have a good concept of stars, star life cycles, and light in general.

Mastering Phosphomancy

Due to the size and complexity of this magical field, it is incredibly difficult to be considered a master of phosphomancy. Many masters of the magical field have been brutally training for hundreds of years, and were gifted with natural skill and an affinity for this particular type of magic.

Don't be discouraged, since anybody can become skillful at phosphomancy. It is simply unlikely for one to become a master at this craft, but it does not take much training to become adept.

Type
Metaphysical, Astral
Host Dimension
Sabala
Related Species
Lux
Related Conditions
Ondos Lux

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Geographic Location | Jun 15, 2023

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Jun 15, 2023 21:39

Very creative, I love this!


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Jun 16, 2023 07:54 by Mochi

Thank you so much! :D

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Jun 15, 2023 23:07 by Haly the Moonlight Bard

...This could lead to the first-ever Phosphomantic Cult which believes that the source of all Phosphomancy is actually the lost spirit of the Grand Lux. They see Phosphomancy as draining that spirit and they seek to protect it and even bring back the Grand Lux in a Second Coming of the LIght. Therefore, they see Diminishing the Spirit -- or using Phosphomancy -- as an attack on the Grand Lux...

Jun 16, 2023 08:14 by Mochi

This is so cool!! :OO

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Jun 16, 2023 09:56 by AP.

Ooh I like this! I'd like to be a Phosphomancer. Do people learn it, or is it an innate ability? And can they play with colours too then?

Jun 16, 2023 10:03 by Mochi

Anyone can learn it! But those with the natural ability will learn faster :D And phosphomancers definitely can play with colour, but that's better left to the farbemancers :D

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Jun 16, 2023 10:58 by AP.

Awesome! Ooh I look forward to reading about them!

Jun 16, 2023 10:43 by Nimin N

Sound like a very useful and handy field of magic to learn, even if you only learn a little. :) Very nicely written and innovative!

Jun 16, 2023 12:10 by Mochi

Thank youuu! :D <3

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Jun 19, 2023 19:59 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Just imagining a very exasperated parent trying to put a toddler to bed and them just lighting up the room every time the parent leaves.

Jun 20, 2023 06:45 by Mochi

that was my vision xD

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