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  1. MC Name: __Elk__ Character's Name: Greiret Faean Character's Age: 107 Character's Race: Wood Elf Link to your accepted MA: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/156279-arcane-sa-greirets-arcanism-time/?tab=comments#comment-1477744 What magic(s) will you be teaching?: Arcanism. Summarise the Lore of this magic(s): Arcanism is the magic of evoking raw voidal energy. As such, it is arguably considered the most malleable of all magics, being more competitive than earth evocation and water evocation. By its very nature, one would not be wrong in classifying it as a creation magic, as users take energy from the void, and shape that energy into an arcane creation, whether that be an arcane statue, an arcane mace, perhaps even arcane gas; and the most deadly of all, the arcane laser beam. When used in a combative sense, arcanism is a concussive force which often times results in the caster’s spell exploding on the target, which creates blunt force trauma, and usually a knock back effect as well. It should be noted here that while the spell does explode, the target is not harmed by any sort of temperature increase, merely the concussive force of the spell, the explosion. Arcanism can be used to create whatever the mage’s imagination can think of, as this is the only limit on spells. Arcane shields, arcane laser beams, arcane wisps, arcane art; the magic is truly only limited by the user’s imagination. Arcanism is a very difficult magic to learn without a teacher. Due to the fact that raw arcane energy is seldom existent on it’s own without a source in Atlas, arcanism is very hard to study simply by its nature. Where a mage can study elements in their natural state, such as fire, or water, or even lightning, arcane energy is much harder to observe. As such, this makes it very hard to learn. On the characteristics of arcanism, as I have previously alluded to, arcanism is at a neutral temperature. Arcane energy is often found in the form of wisps, as every spell is created by millions upon millions of tiny wisps coming together. These wisps want to be free, and as such, often times explode into thousands of tiny wisps upon impact with foes, or a strong force. Arcane magic glows, as well, as it often creates bright flashes of light upon spell impact, and an illuminating shine is created when a few wisps are kept hovered above the caster’s hand. While arcanism is used to make objects and shapes, the shapes are not sharp by any means. As such, a mage would not be able to create a sharp sword to use, but instead would find better usage from an arcane club. While they could make a sword shaped arcane weapon, it would not be sharp, which is why a club would be more effective, due to the concussive nature of arcanism. Finally, the color of arcanism takes on the aura of the caster’s, and varies from caster to caster. For instance, my character’s aura takes on a malachite color, a mix of both blue and green. Because of this, his arcanism magic takes on a malachite color. This is due to my character’s emotions and desire for balance, logic, and harmony. Different personality types/values will create different auras, and thusly, different colored arcanism. Write up a lesson that your character would give to a student: Greiret and his student head back to his tree home in Caras Eldar, the melodies of birds of paradise calling as they’d walk through the dark verdant forest. While walking, Greiret spoke to his student, his voice taking a hushed tone to it, as to avoid any unsavory gazes. “Have you been practicing your connection to the void? I will know if you are lying.” He then tapped his temple with his gauntleted index finger, reminding his student of his knowledge of mental magic. His gaze was shrewd, sharp and calculated as he asked this of his student. “Yes,” the student responded in a quiet manner at first, “I can now connect almost instantly, and without throwing up this time,” The student stated with a certain charming confidence, even pride to his tone of voice. “I am ready to create my first wisps.” “We will see about this.” Greiret’s visage remained cool, his arms folded behind his back, as he’d grip the bronze hook for his right arm with his fingers, wrapping them around the orange metal. The two climbed the wooden steps to the top of the tree, reaching his home at the top, both of them panting heavily and sweating quite profusely after reaching the top. Greiret pressed the key into the lock of his home, turned the knob, and entered the abode. The two climbed to the second floor of the home, sitting on a rug on the ground. “Now, sit down and focus,” Greiret iterated, whilst simultaneously doing the same, gently lowering his figure to the floor. He sat cross legged while shutting his eyes in meditation. The student sat himself down on the purple, blue and magenta rug, the both of them now focusing on connecting to the Void. Greiret connected to the Void much before his student, with his left foot gently twitching inside of his boot. His figure was radiating a gentle malachite sheen due to his concentrated efforts, his figure remaining concentrated, composed. Within the palm of Greiret’s hand, malachite shards, wisps floated above his fingers, floating upward into the air freely, wildly. This happened almost instantaneously as he pulled energy from the Void, quickly creating a demonstration for his student. These wisps illuminated the room, filling the room with a soft glow of teal. “Recall these wisps. You have studied them. You know their nature. Call upon your knowledge and create what I have created within my palm.” The student nodded firmly, as he’d focus on the Void, meditating silently in peace, his expression being consumed by concentration. After a few moments of quiet concentration from the student, he eventually connected to the Void, his cinnamon colored right ear twitching gently. With Greiret’s watchful eye kept over the student, the student focused on the wisps within Greiret’s palm, using the wisps as a visual aid. After some period of time, and words of confidence from Greiret, inside the palm of his hand, a tiny wisp formed in the center. And then another. And another. And soon, many tiny purple wisps were dancing about the palm of his hand, hovering over the mali’ame’s tan skin. “I- I did it!” The student exclaimed in disbelief, whilst focusing on the palm of his hand to ensure the wisps stayed in the plane. Upon the student’s forehead, beads of sweat began to trail down. At first, it was only a few beads of sweat, but as the student pushed more, drawing more energy from the Void to keep the spell constant, sweat trailed down his forehead and back, effectively leaving the student a sweaty, exhausted mess. Greiret seemed excited at his handiwork with his student, bearing a gentle smile on his lips, as he’d keep his gaze trained on his student. His words sounded a bit dull as he spoke, “A fine job, llir. Now, let’s not push it too much. You appear as if you are going to pass out soon.” He’d state, whilst rising from the ground, his tiny wisps vanishing from the realm as he did so. The student nodded toward Greiret wearily, his breathing becoming much more rapid at this time, his forehead drenched in sweat. His purple spell dissipated at once, as the student attempted to stand up. He’d shakily rise, almost falling in the process. Greiret helped the student arise to his feet, catching him by the shoulders whilst he fell, keeping him up. “Easy there. Congratulations on evoking the first of your arcane energy. You will soon be at my level, some day. But only if you keep up your practice up, daily.” He’d command to the student, whilst sternly setting him back on his feet. “I want you to go home, and pour yourself a large glass of water, and eat something. You need it after that. Do you understand?” The student nodded in understanding, wiping his forehead with his white sleeve after doing so. “I can’t believe I did it...” He’d mutter quietly to himself, while still breathing rather rapidly. “Head home, and get some rest,” Greiret spoke to him, while setting him out the door. He’d pat the student on the shoulder once before stating, “I am very proud of you. Keep up the good work.” After this, Greiret closed the door on the student, while heading back to his other studies, the student wearily heading back home. Do you have a magic(s) you are dropping due to this app? If so, link it: No. Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?: Yes. Have you applied to teach this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: No.
  2. Elora's [Arcane] [SA]

    Yes, this is indeed my student.
  3. ImCookiie's Trial-GM Application !

    Cookiie is overqualified for this position. Certainly a find addition to the GM team, and it'd be wise not to pass up such an excellent candidate. +1
  4. Evocation [ST]

    MC Name: fragilewoodElk Character's Name: Greiret Elverhilin Character's Age: 106 Character's Race: Wood Elf What magic(s) will you be learning?: Lightning Evocation Link a MA of a magic your character already uses that is in the same archetype as the magic you are self teaching: How did you learn this magic(s)?: Through Lhindir. MC name of OOC overseer (Note: they must either have a TA in this magic on any character or be a member of the MT): _SuitAndTie_ Offer an explanation of the magic(s) you are learning: Electrical evocation is very difficult for characters on Lotc to understand, mainly due to the fact that lightning occurs very infrequently, making lightning very hard to study. Due to the raw power of electricity, it takes a lot of mana to cost it, and takes more emotes than the standard evocation. Mages who practice lightning evocation send bolts of raw electricity at their opponents, which is conducted by sources of metal. Provide evidence you've a proper means of learning this magic(s): While reading through books in the library of the Mages' Guild, my character Greiret Elverhilin came across a few different lightning evocation tomes. He found desire in learning such a magic after reading these tomes, as he considered learning such a raw, untamed power to be a considerable challenge for his mind. Upon seeking out teachers to learn this magic from with no luck, he attempts to conjure electricity on his own after reading through the various books found in the library. During the winter months in Caras Eldar, he found that whenever he would press his finger to a metal door, often times static electricity would have built up, and discharged to these metallic surfaces, such as door knobs, giving him a tiny zap. One day during a rainstorm while Greiret was at the Mages' Guild, he headed out to a nearby hill which was larger than all of the other hills on the island. He carried a tall, slender metal rod in his grasp, and planted the rod in the dirt at the top of this mountainous hill. Greiret waited at the bottom of the hill, anxiously awaiting the cackling boom that he so craved to hear. Thunder sounded off in the distant- the second boom sounded closer the second time, and then farther the third time. Greiret could only register the blinding sight of the raw thunder, and the ear shattering boom that left in it's wake. The metal pole was struck with a white jolt of raw thunder, setting the nearby grasses ablaze! He traveled to the top of the hill once again, as he'd observe the carnage left by the lightning. Awestruck by the spectacle, Greiret then travels back to the Mages' Guild to try to evoke electricity once more, with the thundering sound of the lightning, the smell of cooked grasses, and the blinding sight of the lightning in mind. Do you have a magic(s) you are dropping due to this app? If so, link it: No. Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?: Yes. Have you applied for this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: Haven't been denied.
  5. How do I get one of those cool profile pics that isn't small? I always see people with full sized pictures on the forums, but when I try to upload a picture, they always come out blurry and small.

    1. GildedDuke


      Use a gif URL, or take a gyaso gif of a still image for a sec and then use the URL of that. Makes it look like you have a large profile picture.

    2. Belestram


      It depends on the photo used. If you use a massive photo that realistically cannot fit inside that little spot where your profile photo goes, then it will become really small.

    3. Malgonious


      its a permission flag that some users have taken off so they can do full-size whatever (Ex: Admins, etc)

  6. Looking for an Alchemist

    In select spots in Caras Eldar, a few sheets of papyrus paper with a few words would be pinned up on the noticeboards.
  7. Leaving LotC

    Hey man. I don't know you, but I remember seeing you around a few times. Mental health on LotC is a really dangerous thing. The community is extremely elitist, and it's often really taxing to just exist in this community, as it seems to have happened to you. I am sorry that LotC took over a lot of aspects of your life, it is sort of a good coping mechanism (albeit not the healthiest) at times. Good luck in moving forward man, and I hope you succeed in whatever you decide to do.
  8. You know, people always ask me, "Elk, who made that skin?" but they never be askin "Elk, how you be fam". **** wears a man down, man

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    2. Elk


      Yeah man, I've got all A's right now, just got back from a study abroad trip in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, I've become the environmental outreach officer in my College Democrats club, and I've got a loving gf and a bit of money. I'm a pretty happy guy.

    3. _Jandy_


      <3 <3 Love you bro.

    4. TankM1A2


      i appreciate u elk <3

  9. Town builders need to stop making ginormous towns when they don't have the player base to fit them. 

    1. bad and brayboujee

      bad and brayboujee

      lol! agreed actually just seems very redundant.

    2. TheWitherKingHD


      I support this, last map the issue was settlements being handed out like candy by nation leaders.


      Same thing now except it's much worse.

    3. NotEvilAtAll


      Smaller is better 90% of the time when making a settlement.

  10. LoTC Tiny Towns Project

    These pictures are so cool! It makes me want to get back into LotC.
  11. From Armadas of Emerald and Bronze

    Greiret Elverhilin is very impressed with the majesty of the city, while visiting on his pilgrimage from Marna. While in the Dominion, he purchases a fine elven tunic, and a set of bronze armor.
  12. This is lord of the craft, where actions don't have consequences!
  13. Muh Immersion

    I already do this all the time! I carry around bowls, (pots, pans, bowls, eating utensils, etc) wool (as an RP blanket), other nick knacks that my character would be carrying around, and of course, armor. Since he is a traveler who carries a pack around everywhere he goes, it's only logical that he'd need things like bowls and cups to eat and drink from while camping. I think this is a wonderful idea that I'd like to see enforced!
  14. 6.0: Keeping a tight hold on RP diffusion

    Suddenly, you get branded as the "no fun police" if you criticize people on doing stupid ****. For instance, rowing a boat around on land (something I see happen really frequently everywhere, and I am sure you have as well) and roleplaying while doing it. Yeah they're having fun, but it's breaking the immersion of the server when you see 3 boats rowing down a road, and shouting at the sky gods to banish them to the next realm. It's ******* retarded, and needs to stop. But, like I said, you're suddenly the big bad toxic man for trying to stop people's fun. As Drone said, it is immersion breaking, poor RP, and frankly unacceptable. The point of the server is to build an immersive atmosphere where you can delve into the lore of the server, and engage in actions that shape how your character and other characters develop, and letting stuff like this slide does not help to build an immersive atmosphere. When stupid, immersion breaking actions like this allowed to exist on the server all the time, it lowers RP standards further and further, to the point where you have a Sutica-esque environment server wide. It certainly doesn't help when the GMs and Admins actually defend them, because, "they're just having fun and not harming anything! Let them be, you're just being toxic." But it is harming the server, it's harming the standards of RP for the server, the one thing that everyone (mostly) joined to do! Like I said, letting people do this all the time just lowers the bar more and more to the point where people have boat wars, and scream about events that the sKyGoDs R PlAnNiNg which is really poor, and stupid from an immersion perspective. So to help stop diffusing RP more, CRACK DOWN ON THIS RETARDATION. Give people a 30 minute ban for doing something stupid like that, because it needs to stop, as it's lowering RP standards.
  15. It would certainly do a lot of good in centralizing RP to have guilds based in cities. However, a lot of guilds won't go into cities I don't think, strictly because of the other reasons mentioned in the thread (better land, wanting to be secluded especially in the case of spooks, etc). I'm definitely on board with putting some guilds in cities though. Maybe cities could make 'guild plots' on the edge of town, where they get maybe just a wee bit less land than they would out in the wild? That way, they can still make their mega fucko keep 4000 and still have a feeling of seclusion, while being in a town, which centralizes RP as we all know.