Magical Biology

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Wiki-other-magic-header.png It has long been known that only certain races have the ability to control magic while other races are unable to do so. While it is also believed that all races are derivatives of the same species, galdori have declared themselves the chosen race of the Gods because of their ability to manipulate the Mona.

Magical ability is genetic, with galdori possessing the dominant ability to do so. Wicks, mostly half-breeds or the product of two wicks producing offspring, have a weaker ability to use magic. Passives and parse are considered genetic rarities, deformities, and undesirable due to their supposed inability to use magic at all. Humans who have no genetic access to monic pathways cannot ever use magic at all.

Monic Pathways

Ley lines (or, more officially, monic pathways) are invisible lines along which the mona travel. Although the mona are a part of all matter, they tend to flow in currents when changes are being enacted; ancient philosophers theorized that these were the veins of the world, or divine roads chosen by the gods, but the current theory has more to do with a subtle monic force, a "pull" similar to a magnetic force that trends the mona into certain patterns.

Where are ley lines found?

Ley lines can be found throughout all matter, organic or inorganic, but are primarily studied inside the body of living beings (especially sorcerers). They also exist in nature, and can be measured with modern spells and equipment, but no discernible pattern has yet been found; study of natural ley lines has long been abandoned for the fascinating patterns found inside the body. Current theory has proposed that monic pathways within magical beings are like a second nervous system, an organ that may actually be visible should one be able to delicately separate tissues in the proper fashion, but no such structure has yet to be officially found.

It is very probable that ley lines are the venue through which magical will is exerted. Unlike the field, which constantly shifts and changes, ley lines appear to be somewhat static, and change at very slow rates, not unlike muscle and tissue.

In Science

The term "ley couverture" or "ley fabric" refers to the network of ley lines throughout the world. It is sometimes mentioned when arguing for the theory of the interconnectedness of all things, though many scientists dismiss this theory as superstition and anthropomorphism.