FINALLY THE MAGIC SYSTEM AND WORLD MAP. I don’t know why these took so long but here they finally are!
The magic system works like a horoscope, each month carrying the magical properties of an element, and the time of day effecting the way it manifests in the person. Everyone in the world is born with magic affiliations, often finding their calling in a sub-element. Only those who dedicate their lives to magic study can unlock the power to access multiple sub-elements. However, it is impossible for internal magic users to perform external magic, and vice versa. Otherwise, magic prowess depends on the amount of study and practice put in by the individual.
The world map was drawn by Giant explorers. The Southern Giant Empire is the most powerful nation of the world, holding the most political authority than any other race. The entire south is united under their rule, while the rest of the world is greatly effected by their trade and influence. The compass, therefore, points South. The oceans surrounding the various continents are unexplored, often believed to be the end of the world.
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