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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.
Allister's Evil Twin: You've piqued my interest, witch. I'll check with my writing partner and we'll get back to you. I do enjoy how you've laid everything out and what I've read so far. Have a good night.
Jul 23, 2018 2:46:34 GMT
Allister's Evil Twin:
Jul 23, 2018 2:44:29 GMT
Autumn Witch: We have a positive world state for elves here due to Leliana being the Divine and making progressive changes
Jul 23, 2018 2:44:00 GMT
Autumn Witch: I am starting the second part of a three part Dalish thread that will ultimately have big repercussions for the site and esp the elves
Jul 23, 2018 2:41:07 GMT
Allister's Evil Twin: Good to know. Solos can be important for bridging plots
Jul 23, 2018 2:41:01 GMT
Autumn Witch: we also have something called plotters that allows members to explore their character solo as well. But what happens in there is canon so caution is urged
Jul 23, 2018 2:39:28 GMT
Allister's Evil Twin: ...I saw there was a call for Dalish and started to browse the MOST WANTED posts. Does it really matter what one chooses so long as he's up to snuff on lore?
Jul 23, 2018 2:39:24 GMT
Autumn Witch: Summer time is when we have a RP contest.
Jul 23, 2018 2:38:24 GMT
Autumn Witch: There also a plot going on now that is very subtle that affects quite a lot of threads but it won't climax until December. Its building.
Jul 23, 2018 2:37:37 GMT
Allister's Evil Twin: Fall, eh? Well... I might have to drag my sorry butt over here for some of that. I love some DA but not nearly as much as writing my own tales. Kudos for making a very lowkey blend of the two.
Jul 23, 2018 2:36:38 GMT
Autumn Witch: This fall we are finally going to do a Orlesian Masquerade Ball for all those that want to attend.
Jul 23, 2018 2:36:36 GMT
Autumn Witch: We do have a state of the thedas (that explains all the choices this setting has as canon) and there are site wide plots that start in the fall usually.
Jul 23, 2018 2:35:14 GMT
Allister's Evil Twin: Ha! Just realized I didn't ask my question: the community seems active. Are there any overarching plots that unite everyone or is it every man for himself?
Jul 23, 2018 2:33:22 GMT
Allister's Evil Twin: I'm somewhat on the market for a new site. I'm ancient (been around since dialup chat rp) and my most recent excursion has left a bitter taste in my mouth. I've grown accustomed to stat-based/building RPs and want something more relaxed.
Jul 23, 2018 2:27:55 GMT