My Teacher and Protector, Burgess, was adamant about us not learning how to create artifacts. Though he knew of their immense potential, he also readily pointed out that they could cause wizards to become more careless, relying too much on the power of their artifacts and spending too little time honing their own spark.
When he cautioned us against their use, he seemed to be speaking from experience. Though Devon, Arturo, and I probed him about his own experience with artifacts, he told us that he "didn't want to talk about it." And we had long since learned that when Burgess used those words, we were to drop the subject. And so we did.
Unfortunately, because of that, I never learned the intricacies involved in creating artifacts, and when Burgess died, any knowledge of how to create them was lost - at least for the time being. I've consulted the fire fairies - hoping they would clue me in about how to create them - but they simply told me that it was not the right time.
And so, to this day, the wizards of the light magic lack the ability to create artifacts. I'm sure when the time is right, we'll learn how to do so, but until then, we'll have to rely on the artifacts of others.
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