In the world of Asturia, every mage has their own ‘personal spell’ that they were born knowing—along with a ‘name’. That spell is specially suited to them and can thus only be used by them. Of course, the words might be different, but the magic involved is the same. Not everyone is born a mage for that matter, and those with the Gift are born less frequently than in times long ago. The number has been rising though, and those who are aware of this fact feel that it’s because a time of crisis is soon to come—and that they will be needed.
The world is supported by the World Tree, which, with each succession of gods, is reborn. When the time comes that the Tree is beginning to wither, a new god is born to bring forth a time of prosperity to the world. From the remainders of the old Tree, a new one is born to grow alongside the new god as he observes the world.
An old legend once spoke of how Asturia had been created by the gods to test its inhabitants on their ability to overcome written Fate. The gods would send down Records to observe those who had the potential to overcome the fate the gods themselves decreed… That legend has been forgotten over the years, as well as the existence of the gods and the Tree.
Thus, it came as a surprise to the current god when a girl in the prime of her youth came from out of nowhere to pluck a certain sapling of importance out of the ground.