Saturday, November 26, 2016

Azure creed

It has come to my attention that a Fantasy author could be described by the Azure creed, as stated on the Azure Mage card from Magic: the Gathering.

"We draw our power from the infinite ocean of the mind, where all manner of things can be conceived."

Compare it to this blog's namesake and you will see the truth in my words. "The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Hence Fantasy authors could call themselves Azure Mages with at least a degree of truth – despite the fact that our power manifests in a radically different way.

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