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Sunday, October 26, 2014

I Remember Using Potions

It seems that Nikko is contemplating using some potions to assist us in our attempt to stop Malo. I remember dabbling in the use of potions over two hundred years ago when I was the Wizard of Dead Magic. I was looking for something that might give me an edge to defeat the Wizards of Light Magic at the time. I tried using a few of them - like a potion that hid my spark from detection and one that caused the recently deceased to rise out of a cemetery and serve my bidding.

The problem I found was that their effects were much too short lived. Given how difficult they were to create and the fact that they were only good for so long, I decided that they just were not all that useful for my purposes.

However, perhaps Nikko and his wizards can identify potions that might be of benefit to us. After all, potions can be used to provide a short-term magical spell that might benefit the normals who will be fighting with us. And quite frankly, given what we are up against, I worry about the safety of the Sentinels. These normals will be asked to put their lives on the line once again, and any help we can give them will be better than nothing.

Want to learn more about potions, Balthazar, or the normals who are fighting to protect the natural world? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

We Have Some New Members

Savannah was so pleased to learn that she did not suffer from some sort of bizarre illness - and that all of her strange tattoos and sensations were the result of magic. It didn't take long for her to be convinced.

Her parents, on the other hand, were quite the opposite. From what I have been told by the girl and the three young wizards, her parents took quite a bit of convincing. In fact, I believe it was the appearance of Dr. Bones and some other members of Malo's small army that solidified their belief.

I feel a bit sorry for them, though. Like all those who learn of the existence of magic, their entire world has been turned upside down. Everything they thought they knew has gone out the window, so to speak. For Maggie and Brian, their old selves are now going to be nothing but a cover for their real purpose in life.

You see, along with their daughter, they have been brought into the Sentinels. They will learn how to keep an eye open for things of the magical realm, for wizards and goblins, artifacts, and spells. Their daughter will work with me so that I might teach her how to better control her powers. Without practice, at some point those powers could drive her insane - and that just would not do anyone any good.

And so, the Sentinels have grown, adding three new members who will assist us in any way they can. I am certain all three of them will eventually see things they wish they could forget. I only hope they can learn to accept them without any psychological consequences. We do not need any of our members losing touch with reality.

Want to learn more about Savannah and her parents? Then download The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fissures

Being the Wizard of Earth Magic sometimes has its benefits. You probably already know about my ability to heal, and that comes in quite handy. (It will hopefully come in handy again, if we can capture Mastema.)

But my powers can also be destructive. One of my more powerful spells allows me to open a fissure in the ground. I can use it to create earthquakes to bring down a building (which you know if you read Book 2), and I can use it to split the ground open so that enemies get swallowed up.

It's a bit more destructive than I like, so I don't use it all that often. While I can cause the fissure to seal itself afterwards (leaving the ground as if it had never been split open), using it in a place populated by normals will inevitably cause a lot of collateral damage, and that's something I prefer to avoid unless there is no other alternative.

Still, it's nice to know the power is there if and when I need it. I have mentioned that it can be difficult to be the protection and healing wizard, especially when it comes time to fight. Having a few powerful and destructive spells, though, can help me be a bit more of an offensive force when we have to stave off an assault from Malo's forces. And the ability to cause a fissure is one of those powerful and destructive spells.

See how Summer's fissure spell is used in the battle for The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.




Sunday, October 5, 2014

I Pushed My Ring a Bit Too Far

Apparently, a feathery bird golem can fly pretty darn quickly. It's a good thing I was using my ring of flight instead of my own spark when I tried to outrun it!

My spark would have run out before I made it to the magical dead zone. But not my artifact ring. It gave me everything it had, and I gladly accepted its power because that's the only reason I didn't get ripped to shreds by the golem's claws.

I will say that crash landing hard into the ground when the ring finally gave out was not the most pleasant experience I've ever had. But at least I'm still alive, and I crash landed inside the magical dead zone.

The golem tried to follow me, which didn't turn out so well for that magical creature. It's a shame that it didn't make it farther into the magical dead zone - it might have completely burned up. And that would have made Malo's ability to locate the final fragment of The Box of Death that much more difficult. It might have taken the golem thousands of years to be ready to be re-summoned, and that would definitely have made Malo a bit...angry.

All in all, though, I can't complain. I'm still alive, the golem got a taste of what pain feels like, and we still have a chance to stop Malo. I just hope my ring recharges, and recharges soon, because I'm sure going to need it down the road.

Don't miss the epic battle for The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.