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12-07-2008 @ 9:25PM
And don't forget Curse of Tongues! That spell forces you to speak in Eredun, thus delaying your spellcast time as you struggle with unfamiliar language, distracting you from focusing your will into your words (well, that last part is my interpretation).I don't think mages actually learn special magical words, mind you, it's just that words serve as a powerful way of focusing one's will into manifest reality. Whereas divine casters actually plead with the Light/spirits/nature while casting, or meditate and allow those powers to flow through them, arcane magic channels the will of the caster by weaving arcane energies as directed through the power of imagination. By going through the motions of commanding mana to act as they wish with words and gestures, their will can better grasp the fundaments of reality and direct it to their purposes.It's all a bit like super-charged quantum theory.Of course, this is purely supposition based on available evidence. >_>
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