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Is Blood Magic really bad or is it just scary? Despite what some Shem would like me to say, I have never made it a secret that I am a Blood Mage and I make no apologies. I have seen people run from me at the mere idea of the notion but for those that know me I doubt you will find many who consider me scary.
Many say that Blood Magic is unnatural but if it is unnatural than why does it exist? Is it just not another form of Magic? It seems to me that most people feel Blood Magic is bad because it requires blood or rather the force of life within the blood. So therefore it must be bad? These same people who claim its evil due to the use of blood/life do so as they chew down on a big piece or bloody steak. Or in the next breath they justify the spilling of blood in some silly squabble over a piece of land or being slighted at the latest fete in Orlais. Does this not seem strange and unfair to anyone except me?
No, the real reason people are afraid of Blood Magic is the power it gives to the user. Human governments and the Chantry prohibit the use of Blood Magic not because it is inherently evil but because it’s something they cannot control. Like everything the Shems are afraid of it comes back to this issue. Can’t control the Elves, subjugate or kill them. Can’t control Mages, subjugate or kill them. The list goes on.
If the Chantry had spent the last 1000 years studying and perfecting the use of Blood Magic perhaps their epic failure at Kirkwall or the embarrassing bifurcation of the Templars from the Chantry could have been avoided. But no, they decided hide behind the skirts of their priests and demonise anything they couldn’t control and we all see how well that worked out.
Oh what a load of complete bloody shite! Blood magic is just misunderstood? Try telling that to all the dead people in Kirkwall! Try telling that to all the Templars that died in the Tower in Lake Calenhad!
Some emo, spooky, faffy Elf bird comes along and bats her eye lashes around for a few minutes and you all go knackered sideways! Blood magic is evil! Must I remind everyone what happened to spooky girl’s Keeper? Must I remind everyone what her and her mate Anders did to Kirkwall? Demons! Phhhtt… Blood magic kills PEOPLE! Get that yea? It KILLS people!
Look yea, I understand that Mages feel all “oppressed” and all but the truth is most people are already scared to death of them to start off with. Throw the daft Blood Mages into the mix and you will have panic. Magic is scary enough without worrying about it being used to boil our blood. Think about how it looks on our end. The only good Blood Mage is one full or arrows, yea? Get it?
So next time Moody Merrill comes along batting her eye lashes, quit being wankers and just ignore her.