In the mystical realm of Valerna, there exists a profound and enigmatic force known as Vaala. It is the lifeblood that courses through the very essence of all things, connecting the vast expanse of the universe, from the tiniest particles to the mightiest creatures. Vaala is the embodiment of change and perpetual motion.
Vaala cannot be destroyed, but it can be transformed through conscious action. With every deed, Vaala flows, shifting its form. The more profound the action, the greater the transformation, but one thing remains certain – there is always change.
This powerful force is not one-dimensional but rather encompasses three distinct aspects, each offering a unique path to truth for those with the insight to perceive it:
Fai, the Dream: Fai represents the realm of imagination and creativity. It is the spark that ignites innovation and the birthplace of artistic expression. Those who tap into the essence of Fai can bring to life their wildest dreams and shape the world around them.
K’aab, the Source: K’aab is the guiding force behind the cycle of life and death. It’s the wellspring from which existence springs forth, and the resting place when all things return. Understanding K’aab grants a profound connection to the fundamental forces of the universe and the secrets of existence and mortality.
Id, the Will: is the aspect of decision, power, and influence. Of all aspects, it is the closest to Vaala’s raw, true nature – the ability to affect the universe through action. It is the magic of forces and energy, of cause and effect.
The people of Valerna have an innate understanding of how to manipulate Vaala through these aspects. Yet, it is the wise who can unlock the true potential of this primal force. With the embodiment of Vaala’s aspects, a sorcerer becomes a force to be reckoned with, capable of instigating growth, renewal, or even destruction.
Crucially, in Valerna, there is no concept of magic being inherently good or evil. Magic, in all its forms, is merely the acceleration of the inevitable change that Vaala represents. As the cosmos must continue to move and evolve, so too must all things transform. Vaala is the constant reminder of this universal truth.
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