If anyone every asked me whether I’d choose Swords or Sorcery, given the choice (no-one ever did!), it’s a foregone conclusion I’d choose Sorcery. I mean, do I look like a Swords faery to you? Of course both paths have their advantages, and it’s always a smart idea to have ties with those who follow the other path, so to speak, since sooner or later you’re going to come up against someone who would want to harm you in a physical way; this is why Wulfrich and Tac are so useful in their way. Tac, of course, is still a bit of a mystery to me; I think Davi knows her better than I ever will at this point. But, yes, Sorcery.
Of course, Sorcery takes a lot of energy. Not, of course that Swords do not; I have seen the warriors after practice, and after battles. Both disciplines, assuming one follows either, are demanding masters.
Today, I am rejuvenating my personal protections, which must be done every season, and as we’ve just crossed over into Spring (not that many Realms will show it yet), I must go through the whole process. Later in the year, the rejuvenations require less work and leave me with less of a headache.
This is the long ritual, the one that requires a formal altar and which must be done in a place of magic removed from my own Realm. There are pocket realms created for this purpose, and at this time of the year, they are of course very popular. Of course, says the sage who admits me, someone where in the universe, it’s always this time of year—meaning, I suppose that the realm sages aren’t about to go hungry any time soon.
Which reminds me, I will need a full meal tonight.
And finally, after what seems days of fasting and chanting, here we have it. The last step is to make it invisible; it’s one thing to theorise that Fae Queens walk around in special little bubbles and quite another to prove it’s truth.
But yes. Given my background, the long lives I’ve lived since leaving my home Realm and since the bonds of the glamour imposed upon me by others were released, I’m pleased with Sorcery as a lifestyle choice, even though it makes for some lonely nights.
Ironically, when I return home after this necessary venture, it will only be for a day or so: once Nathaniel has finished his work in the land of administrativia, we’ll spend a couple of days at the latest Enchantment faire, which is ironically themed around Swords & Sorcery. Of course, we’ll go as ourselves, but few will recognise us: most of the punters will be in costume, and many of the magical beings in the world will be in other kinds of costume. Worth a look if you can make it; Enchantment is always good fun, the site is always beautiful, and of course you can’t beat the shopping!
Notes & Credits:
Items Available at Enchantment:
- The magical dress: BMe, Lady of the Lake Gown, Water
- The flowing hair: No Match, No Saviour
- The Altar: Lorien, Dark Magic Altar
- Backdrop: Milk Motion, Old Castle Staircase
- Skin: ND/MD, Joe
- Lipstick: Shiny Stuffs, Fit for a Princess
- Eyeshadow & Liner: Shiny Stuffs, Witching Hour