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[✓] [World Lore] Focus Crystals

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Material Name and Description - Raw form

 

   Focus crystals are incredibly common, unnaturally occuring rhombohedral crystal formation which occurs in areas of lightly-intense voidal affliction, such as by mana obelisks, voidal heaths and the deathbeds horrors, and places where mages have funneled mana, intentionally so, or by frequent spellcasting. These crystals in their raw form are rather inert and find no true use, unable to be anything but a dull crystal which seems devoid of color. Yet with the touch of a mage or other individual, it can burst into a full spectrum of colours reflecting the individual’s aura.

 

 

Applications - Raw Form

 

   In raw form, a Focus Crystal, have all but one use outside of decor and aesthetic. When a focus crystal is consumed and time is taken to reach the bloodstream, the caster would begin to experience a light taint that would overtake them. Requiring yearly re-intake of the same method of consumption, the user would begin to have their anatomy slightly shifted; their blood coursing a deeper colour resembling a dark purple almost. Their extremities would feel stiff, but by no means truly impeded.

   When a mage under Focii Taint would connect to the void, their skin would darken as the blood in their veins deeped to a dark purple or navy colour, reflecting to their skin. Aswell, symbols and lines may appear to float above or onto the skin where mana is flowing through one, typically around one’s abdomen and arms, crystal formations slowly appearing upon one’s uncovered extremities. When casting, the magic would emit from the crystal formations grown, nullifying aswell any self-harm effects that may come as a backdraft from casting so closely to one’s self, such as burning from their fire spell. These crystals protruding from the skin would provide light pains to the user when they cast, but by no means inflicting agony. When such are broken, through grasp or through other trauma, they would also inflict minor pain to the mage akin to peeling a scab. When the connection is severed, the mage would have the crystals and blueblood fade, back to their normal state.

 
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Redlines - Raw Form

 

- Focii Taint is nonaddictive, and would not impair the user beyond minor inconveniences, stiffness, and brief bouts of pain from time to time. Frequent overuse in short increments of time may, however, make the pain more prominent.
- Anyone may be submitted to Focii Taint, however such will come into no effect unless a connection with the void is made, in which corrupting blueblood and crystal formation begin to emerge as visible symptoms. 
- Backdraft means effects that come as ambient to casting the magic. Such as light burns, wetting, colding, or dirty-ing from casting an evocation from bare hands, or so close to one's self. Spells that if interrupted have negative effects, would carry negative effects to their fullest extent.

- A voidal mage may opt to take blueblood, crystal formation, and symbol formation, as addition to normal voidal tells.

 

 

Harvesting Method

 

   Harvesting Focus Crystals is rather simple and lacks complexity. A pickaxe well struck into a formation would likely cause the yield to shater, however the effects staying the same if such was in intended effect. Using a hammer and chisel and chopping off or coaxing out formations for larger and more complete crystals proves more optimal.

 

Harvesting Redlines

 

- Focus Crystals are inert and have no effect in raw form, merely being a greyed gem until touched.

- There is no incorrect manner to, nor is there any hazard in collecting a Focus Crystal Cluster.

 

 

Focus Crystal (Refined Form)

 

   When refined, a Focus Crystal is significantly more shapely, and pure. Often taking up a more dark and opaque version of it’s original form, likely completely smooth along the surface. A refined Focus Crystal is able to store, transport, and expel mana quite easily so long as it is funneled with such. It aswell holds the hardness of an average rock, quite solid but cracking under measly blunt force, easily exerted by something such as a weapon or a solid object; signifying an incredibly brittle composition.

 

 

Applications (Refined Form)

 

   Known as good conduits of mana, opting for a more refined and distanced form rather than raw consumption- Focus Crystals are almost entirely used to make mage weaponry. Commonly referred to as Staves, Wands, and other implements, Focus Crystals in their refining process may be meld to a desired shape and size that the mage would wish. Lightly magical in nature, the crystals would be mundane until a connection between the mage and the void was created; at such a point, the weapon would take on magical properties. With only minor affect and addition, a Focus Crystal implement would only provide aesthetic and non-combative or beneficial affect, such as crystals which flew around the head of a staff, or the tip of a wand which glowed lightly. Similar to ingestion, a casting implement minimizes potential self harm and backdraft from casting.

 

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Red Lines (Refined Form)

 

-A Focus Crystal cannot refuel one’s mana.
-A Focus Crystal may not be given mana then laying dormant, losing it’s mana to residual loss after about 24 hours. Given such nature, Focus Crystals do not have to be signed.

-A Focus Crystal would be easily broken by anything stronger than a child directly hitting it. This aswell applies to implements.
-A Focus Crystal Implement does not need signage, and provides no combative bonus except for preventing backdraft of spells, if following common sense.

-Backdraft means effects that come as ambient to casting magic. Any and all affliction to ones self from casting voidal magic ambiently (such as dirtying, colding, wetting, burning) would be entirely nulled. Spells that if interrupted have negative effects, would carry those negative effects as if a person was one meter away, if such has hard-written difference in effect.
-A Focus Crystal Implement cannot provide any combative affect or bonus, the shape, size, and magical effects being entirely minor and nonharming. No blinding wands, no swirling crystal blades upon a staff. 

 

Refining Technique

 

   To refine a focus crystal, it must be fueled with mana. Obviously, the grander the size, the more mana such would take. In refining, any impurities would be ebbed away (scratches, cracks, etc.). The crystal would take on a more refined shape, conforming to how the caster funnels in their mana. 

 

Refining Red Lines

 

-A Focus Crystal refined may take any shape, not limited by standard mineral formations so long as it is shaped in such a way during refinement.

-A refined Focus Crystal would solidfy, becoming opaque and likely intransparent in colour and form. The colour will still take on that of the original crystal, though likely in the darker hues- not certainly so however.

-A refined Focus Crystal does not require signage or ST Oversight to create, form, or make. 

 

 

Purpose (OOC)

Fomcus Crymstal 

 

 

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A Credit and thank you to;
Me (everything)
Sorcerio (chad formatting)
ETAN__ (Toxcat) (Supervision, ideas, thoughts)
IAAC__ (Toxdog) (Supervision, ideas, thoughts)

 

 

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1 minute ago, SquakHawk said:

 

- Focii Taint is nonaddictive,

 

 

 

 

You’re telling me Anethera’s taint isn’t addictive? wtf man

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Another cool addition of crystals to add to the world, I find the idea of Focil Taint to be interesting as well! Squak making yet another awesome written piece as to be expected. 😄 

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Magic meth. I like it.

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I like it!

Though here comes the Suticans all making their veins blue like a fashion trend.

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Make it more painful!

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This sounds super neat. Correct me if I’m misunderstanding this but basically; These make it so you can do fire hands and stuff like that? How far does that extend? Can you completely self immolate yourself in this example? Or is it not a total immunity, but rather a resistance to your own magic? So, say you could hold “fire hands” for a while without burning your hands, but it eventually reaches a tipping point where the pain is too great to maintain focus? Sort of like slowly lowering your hand towards a hot candle flame or a burner, or slowly turning up the temperature of the water during a shower until it suddenly hurts too much to stand in – but isn’t hot enough (by the time most people will withdraw from such pain) to cause anything more than superficial redness or singing of the skin? 

 

 

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This Lore has been accepted. Moved to Implemented Lore, it will be sorted to it's appropriate category soon. Please note that if this is playable lore, such as a magic or CA, you will need to write a guide for this piece. You will be contacted regarding the guide (or implementation if it isn’t needed) shortly.

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