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WIP Blood Crest by Cauchy

Discussion in 'Dark Arts' started by Palindrome, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Feuer der Nacht

    Feuer der Nacht Squib

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    Adding to Taure's tirade, I'd like to point out that magic is multi-paradigm in this, but Harry is primarily exposed to Petri's reductionist view. Voldemort, the Yaxley family, et al. clearly each have different means of achieving results in magic than Petri's methodology.

    Take Voldemort's teaching of the conjunctivitis curse. Hairy cast that spell without understanding it, and too much understanding shook his faith in his own ability to perform once it was explained. Voldemort went on to claim that curses were often initially made by the pure desire to have magic do something, and the how was unimportant. The formalization of a spell did not necessitate understanding how it worked.

    So, there's more likely than not more than one approach to magic. Bottom-up, top-down, outside-in. Who knows? We can only hope that we can see where the other systems come from, go, or are used as the story progressed.
     
  2. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Blood Crest has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 44
    Words: 337,998
    Updated: 2020-05-18 04:01:26 UTC
    Published: 2014-08-19 00:34:26 UTC
    Previously updated: 14 days ago

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