|A Short History Of Magic|
|Date Published||Tuesday, January 10, 2006|
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Red Mage and Black Mage explain the history of Blue Magic.
- Open, demolished field
|Thief||Can someone tell me what Blue Magic is so I can join in dismissing Red Mage?|
|Black Mage||It's simple.|
|Black Mage||Magic is change, right? When you cast a spell, you are forcing your will onto the way of things.
White Magic tends to introduce order into a system while Black Magic tends to encourage decay.
|Thief||What about Red Magic?|
|Red Mage||Actually, that's a misnomer. The founder of the Red Mage School was Vermillion Wizard. Dude just liked red.|
|Black Mage||So a thousand years ago, some chucklehead gets the bright idea that if casting magic changes the external world, there ought to be corresponding changes to one's self.|
|Black Mage||He called it Blue Magic.|
|Red Mage||Guy looked sharp in blue.|
|Black Mage||A spell's ability to bring change into the world would be incorporated by one's very being.|
|Black Mage||A Blue Mage wouldn't be burned by a fireball. Its potential for change would instead become a part of him.|
|Thief||So get zapped with a spell and you learn it. Sounds handy.|
|Black Mage||More than that. It basically grants instant spell cognition as well as immunity to their effects.|
|Black Mage||You'd have a mage who could never be attacked without becoming more powerful.|
|Red Mage||It's the Holy Grail of Wizardry.|
|Black Mage||It's a crock.|
|Red Mage is charging up another Hadoken.|
|Red Mage||Wanna bet?|