Dekronos wrote:What effects/tolls does the use of magic have on the wizards themselves?
If you mean by using magic, it is exhaustive as any exertion can be.
Dekronos wrote:I've been kind of seeing it as a game of Russian roulette with thier sanity on the line due to the chaotic nature of the energies involved. More power gained, more strain on ones mental health with only the strength the wizards' will holding the encroaching madness at bay. But magic itself is a powerfully alluring/addictive thing and once wielded for the first time all wizards are drawn to use it again. Think of it like ones sex drive for a mundane equivalent, always there and can only be temporarily sated and if ignored causes mental and physical stress.
I like the idea for an individual narrative. The addiction, if psychosomatically based, would prove an interesting story for an individual wizard.
Dekronos wrote:Thus for a wizard to gain enough power to become a god they must have equally powerful minds, or they'd lose it long before ascending,. And to be fair some gods may already be mad, after all crazy doesn't always mean psychotic and self destructive. Hell, many real world gods are known to be bipolar.
I'm not sure that this would be the case as a general rule as this would preclude other backgrounds and many of the current gods. Magical addiction would be unlikely to continue in its current form (if an individual were suffering from it) once a wizard started to transcend beyond their mortal form anyway. There is some fiction already written that documents how wizards become magic and lose contact with their actual form at some point during the process of becoming a demi-god or god.
However I like the idea for one wizard's story.