There were some remarks on what I wrote. Merely on how long, deep, or how one thinks of Fire Emblem. And there was one comment about me saying I should post more often.
My remark - I’m quite pleased. (Seriously, I was blushing pretty hard when I read those comments.)
Anyways, back to the subject matter.
There was one remark on dark magic that I was quite impressed. I mean, it was quite obvious, but I was glad it was bought up.
You are right about Canas calling “Ancient Arts” I believe that there are two categories when one talks about Dark/Ancient Arts.
I mean, let us cut to the chase...All magic that do not have any unity from God are forbidden or is not supposed to be known to the humans.
For that reason alone, it can be suggested that Dark arts are like steroids – corrupts the soul; even if it be a little, it has caused damage. That ‘damage’ is not supposed to occur, if you have lived the sacred life you creator has forged for you to live.
So in essence, human knowledge, usage, or activities relating to Dark arts is a sin which is why it erodes the user’s soul.
It is safe to assume that if a person first learns Anima (natural magic; water, earth, fire, air) and if one learns Light Magic (magic that correlates with God’s power) you would be much safer to then learn Dark Arts – if you so desire.
I have simply indicated to the fact that Athos (an Archsage) has lived a life of prosperity and good fortune, for he has done things within the law of magic – he understood the limits of the soul. He had knowledge from the dragons to help him achieve greater things – to help preserve his soul and flesh. Most importantly, I believe that he knew “ENOUGH” of the truth to correlate with the Dark Shady arts.
I adore this theory! Light Magic is, of course, from the holy ones. The pure secrets of the unknown – God’s string of power!
When you say that Radiant magic comes from a ruling divinity of a continent, it makes me unsure on what you are trying to say. I understand your thinking, for it is not entirely wrong.
The ruling deity is where it was born from – where the knowledge of light began to be understood clearer by “All People.” I believe that all men/women were meant to know the knowledge of light magic in today’s world, but lack it because of problem with knowing God or doing sinful things. So in termination, even if we did acquire the knowledge of light magic, we would have to pure in heart at least 60%. (Ok, now I’m getting too crazy…lol)
For this reason alone, not all can use the power of light magic.
Yes! This is what I pointed out in my intro post – That Magic is taught or learned through the knowledge of seeing those who do it, use it, or chant words of it.
That would explain how Nino (a precocious 14 year old mage who worked for the Black-Fang in return for Sonia’s, her step-mother/Nergal’s Morph, love or affection.) gained the knowledge as well as the power of natural magic. Here is conversation she had with Erk:
After reading this conversation, I just had a craving of wanting to take a shower for some reason; I was overwhelmed. I….I just want to know the truth – I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW MAGIC!!!!
Seriously, I wish a book, like what Erk mentioned, was somewhere hidden in my house basement so I could find it and use it for awesome purposes; of course, not for Nergal’s purposes.
This theory seems to be correct. But you are wrong in some cases. The knowledge of Quintessence is knowledge for both Anima/Dark users.
Users of the light do not need that knowledge, for there are only concerned with there relationship with God or a divine source – The more Faith or belief they have in that source, the more power they will acquire, as well as the how much experience they have in using there powers makes or allows them to grow in spiritual power. In conclusion, they could do what Mages and Shamans do without having to rely on another source of magic as long as they follow the rules or path of their divine source.
The technique Nergal is using compared to the light users (Bishops, ArchSages, etc.) is basically a steroid-ious method in gaining his own spiritual power.
Nergal must have studied somewhere (maybe in some magic book) that Light magic can only give maximum of ‘this & that’ power. But Nergal wanted more power so that he could control the world. He wanted power to a great extent that he would give up his tensions towards love and friendship. When he did this, he has found out that his use in divine power has lessoned dramatically that he would have to depend on Dark Arts to increase his essence, his quintessence, his fundamental nature, his spirit, his core!
He wanted more power BEYOND Compare! That is why he was happy to show Athos the power he has gained when he met them to steal, kidnap (or Dragon-nap) Ninian. I forgot the chapter it was. But I do know it was in either “Hector Mode” or “Eliwood Mode.”
But truth be told, I don’t think Nergal read enough of Dark arts (or at least to know what would happen if he were to pull off such a thing he has done). But then again, I don’t think a writer would know unless they have done what Nergal has done and human hearted enough to write a book about his observations so that students of dark arts would understand more of the fundamentals of Dark Arts.
I just wish to know the secrets behind Athos’s immortality. Even after he died, we later found out in the Manga called “Fire Emblem – The Champion’s Sword” (dedicated to the “Sealed Sword” game) that Athos somehow attached himself to the world of the living in order to protect the Dragon Village to some degree. That is when Al spiritually came in his sacred shrine and talked with him; allowing him to obtain a dragon stone as well as more power for Al to use to accomplish the goals.
Reasonably, I suppose I’ve typed an adequate amount in this post.
But please, I want to know other people's concerns on this.
Like I said earlier, if you disagree with me, please say why.
I want to know your ideas on this.