Given the recent insights Ergok (Britton) and I (Canta/Laura) have stumbled upon during our duo character arch session, I think we have plenty of things to discuss!
Most pressing is the mechanics of magic brandings. So far, our in game characters have understood these brands and tattoos to be an impetus on the wearer's ability to use their innate magic. We want to take this a step further and say that these brands don't take away magical ability, but block its flow through the body. This would in turn cause the magic within the person to clog, for a lack of a better word. Think of the barriers as a magical dam. We theorize that this magical overload is what would cause the Madness (tm), not any kind of "magical infection," as we had been thinking before.
In addition to this theory, we found out that Ergok is a Guardian, with a capital G. Guardian of what, we're not sure.
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