Recent readers of Tredan’s Bane asked Lita for more information about its fantasy world called Sye. It is a place filled with dragonettes, magical essence, and those oh-so-delicious Enchanters. For those Gentle Readers who have not yet indulged themselves with a visit to Sye, let Lita introduce you to its ghosts, magic, and mysteries.
Sye is the land where the Enchanters, Church magicians, and others (called ‘non-Maji’kers’) live. The humans, and some sentient fantasy creatures, use magic (also called ‘essence’) as a commodity for personal and practical use to power mechanisms that would otherwise use physics or natural laws. For example, Magic Guild workers keep up spells for the street fountains and waste disposal. Many of Sye’s humans have some magical ability, and can master basic skills such as slight-of-hand, use charms, or levitate small objects.
The landscape of Sye consists of pre-industrial towns and cities, farms, fishing villages, and mountain communities. Travel is by carriage…
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