Sage-Sage is the staple of any witch stockpile. Most notable for its cleansing abilities, a bundle of dried sage produces a smell that is abhorrent to most spirits or nasty little critters that like to dwell about. Burn a little, and it will drive them out of your area. For these reasons, sage is used to cleanse and purify sacred spaces before a ritual. Sage is also believed to increase wisdom and gain guidance from a spirit. Lavender-A wonderful herb for healing, it can be used in teas for ridding oneself of headaches. Magically speaking, it is excellent for helping to calm anxiety and stressful situations. It has often been used for aiding sleep and helping to promote prophetic dreaming. If you like to purify yourself before a ritual, sprinkle some in the bathtub and have a nice soak. Peppermint-Perfect for settling an upset stomach, mint in most forms is a great addition to the stores. It is a good herb for protection and for gaining or attracting wealth to you. Not to mention the fairies tend to flock about when it’s grown in abundance. It’s been known to attract casual lovers. Horehound-Excellent for a sore throat, horehound is said to be especially useful in warding against being ensorcelled. That is to say, to protect against other witches or someone casting spells against you. It may even be productive if you’ve got a particularly nasty entity that needs exorcising. Ginger-Being a spicy herb, ginger is known for adding a punch to spells and enchantments, especially those involving sexual magic. This can mean either strengthening the spell, quickening it to fruition, or just making sure it has the desired effect. Clove-Nobody likes malicious gossip, least of all a witch. Cloves are useful for the sake of preventing drama and diverting people from enveloping you in their lies or slander. It is especially good at protecting children from harmful teasing or bullying and can be helpful in bringing your friends closer to you. Olive-Don’t underestimate these little things. They’ve been used in a wide variety of magic and are just as potent today as they were thousands of years ago. Olives are signs of fertility for both men and women and are thought to increase the chances of pregnancy. It is a substantial offering, especially for any workings involving a Cthonic deity and can be used for a quick topical potion mix. Anise-A vivid strengthener in divination and omens, anise is a most wonderful addition to the cabinet. It is thought to assist in trances and meditation, as well as bringing entities to your aid in a working. Anise takes the shape of a star, an important symbol it witchcraft. Red Clover-Often seen as a symbol of good luck, red clover is a good charm to ward off unwanted romantic advances or to ensure to loyalty of someone you love. It’s sometimes viewed as a shamanic plant, able to help one in their interactions with the Otherworld and used as a protection when traveling between. It is thought to calm the capricious nature of some entities if given as an offering.
Very much based on a true story. It’s a good feeling when a spirit friend got yo back.
Also, names for my protag! I got a message the other day, someone insisted her name was Amelia, and I like it! In the old old original comic I had of her (back in like 2013) her name was Zia. I dunno. Thoughts?
Also that cute lil spirit-critter there is gonna be important :D
Intending to return to Neverland after his quest
for revenge comes to an abrupt end, Killian Jones finds himself in Duodenary, a
realm whose existence allows Neverland, and the people therein, to live
forever. After months of trying and
failing to find a way to go home, a princess comes looking to him for help. (Fantasy/Adventure AU)
Notes: For @justanotherwannabeclassic, who sent me the
following: “Prompt: I’m feeling quite celebratory for the upcoming holiday, so
Killian, Emma, and fireworks.” I was
thinking it would be fun to do it in a fantasy realm, and then this is what
happened. Love and gratitude to @high-seas-swan, @literatiruinedme, and @seastarved for reading it through, and
again to @seastarved for helping me with the banner. This story is complete, only in need of minor revisions. I’ll be posting one part every other day. I hope you like it!
Killian Jones, leathers and all,
sits in a skiff in the warm waters of a shallow, coastal bay, preparing to step
out where no one else dares.
The Jolly Roger is
miles away, out on Clockwork Bay proper, where the great, circular current
turns and turns, trapping any sailor fool enough to cross into the calm waters
of the gyre. The land of Duodenary
itself is an atoll, divided rather equally into twelve counties, called Duos. Down in the very southern – or six o’clock, that is, having spouted
cardinal directions to the locals before, only to be met with complete and
utter confusion – corner of the island, there’s a narrow outlet to the greater oceans. They’re called the Pelagy, and they’re
frightful seas. When he’d first arrived
months ago, intending to go back to Neverland after he’d returned to the
Enchanted Forest, only to find the Dark One a distant memory, he’d nearly lost
the Jolly Roger to the writhing
waves. The salts were incredibly potent,
burning in his lungs as they’d sailed through a storm, and he’d known
immediately that he wasn’t where he wanted to be.