Within the pages of the Necronomicon Enchanter book in Lita’s library, the curious may learn the Enchanters’ magical matters. Beware, for the knowledge might drive the reader mad with bitter desire and luscious regret.
Because the Enchanters of Sye take the diluted magic of their world and concentrate it for human use, they organize magical abilities into five categories. The first four categories favor ambient Sye magic.
Today’s post covers the last category that represents all non-Enchanter magic. The Enchanters call the spells here the Fifth of Uslar, Whose Name Was Lost. It includes Church Magic, plus unclaimed and forbidden enchantments.
Origin of the Fifth of Uslar, Whose Name Was Lost
The roots of this rather odd name came when the original Enchanters and Church Magicians divided Sye’s magic for their respective camps. The Enchanters named the category ‘Fifth of Uslar’ as an alternate name for Church Magic, since the Enchanters did not wear Uslar stones from a fifth Sye element. By agreement with the Church, the Enchanters forbade themselves from weaving the Church spells.
The Church Magicians named the fifth category ‘His Divine’s Lost Name’ after the sixth high priest that oversees Church magic. Upon assuming the post of His Divine, the candidate abandons his Common and Secret Names, and answers to only his title.
The Enchanters shortened the phrase to ‘Whose Name Was Lost.’ The Church Magicians responded by lengthening the category name to the ‘Fifth of Uslar, Whose Name Was Lost.’
The Magic Guild and Enchanter Schools do not practice any magic from the Fifth of Uslar category because some spells counteract the Enchanter’s magical essence. The Enchanter Grandmasters have laced their School’s foundation spells to stop the Enchanters who weave a Fifth of Uslar spell. Because the Magic Guild is the business arm of the Enchanters, guild Maji’kers are also forbidden to weave these spells.
Freelance magic workers sometimes practice the Fifth of Uslar spells, but the ungoverned craft is risky because it has no formalized safeguards protect the spell casters. Sciomancers, Priests, Enforcers, Clerics, and His Divine practice Church Magic.
Inside the Lost Name Magic
Shunned spells encompass three areas: those that harm Enchanters, those that harm Church Magic, and rogue magic.
The Enchanter Harm spells either disables an Enchanter’s ability to produce magical essence, or harms Sye’s ability to keep magic balanced. Spells that destroy Sye’s natural essence production are also in this group.
Church Harm spells interfere with the Marriage Rings magic, and includes harassment enchantments for the dead. Necromancy with dead bodies and unwilling souls fall in this area, along with tampering with the buffer area separating the land of the living (Sye)and the home of the dead (The Fields of Yalu).
Rogue Magic are spells that spawn magical chaos. In Sye, their magical world naturally seeks the pooling and distribution of magical essence to all creatures that need it.
Enchanter and Church magical disciplines are in harmony with Sye’s natural magical flows. Rogue eddies sometimes form, and paired Church and Enchanter magicians can disperse the eddy back into natural flow channels. Fifth of Uslar magicians delight in causing magical unbalance, and create rogue eddies that sicken nearby magical creatures.