Dragons For Sale
Arrange the purchasing and selling of dragons.
TOPIC | [LORE] novamancers: fragments of space
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[img]https://i.imgur.com/Sy9XNcL.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img] [center][color=#345563][size=2][b]Intro + Sales[/b] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867065]Payment Alternatives[/url] | [URL=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867073]Lore[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867080]Registry[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31867097]Case File[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31946921]Graphics + etc[/url][/size] [columns][img]https://i.imgur.com/XUwCyBN.png[/img][nextcol][color=#345563]Partially sentient pieces of space are trying to escape the hunger of the Shade by descending to Sornieth as magical energy channeled by The Shifting Expanse's spires, then assuming a draconic form and mixing in with dragonkind. Will these fragments of the universe seek the safety they so desire? Or does the recent strengthening of the elements have implications that threaten their new livelihoods?[/columns] [color=#345563][size=5][b]abyss wasp or starmap / clay toxin / copper runes lightning spiral or pearlcatcher[/size] [/center][color=#345563][size=5]As a result of having to go to college, I am giving up my responsibility of breeding this pairing, meaning that I will no longer be writing lore, breeding Novamancers, or updating this thread. HOWEVER, I will be selling the breeding pair to people who would like to purchase and continue to breed them. Please refer to this thread for future hatchlings + other Novamancer breeders: [center][size=5][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2591076/1][size=5]NOVAMANCERS HUB[/url][/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img] [size=5][color=#345563][b]scries of all possible hatchlings:[/b][/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/Di0vATQ.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/q1aIOgt.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img]
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Intro + Sales | Payment Alternatives | Lore | Registry | Case File | Graphics + etc

XUwCyBN.png Partially sentient pieces of space are trying to escape the hunger of the Shade by descending to Sornieth as magical energy channeled by The Shifting Expanse's spires, then assuming a draconic form and mixing in with dragonkind.

Will these fragments of the universe seek the safety they so desire? Or does the recent strengthening of the elements have implications that threaten their new livelihoods?

abyss wasp or starmap / clay toxin / copper runes
lightning spiral or pearlcatcher


As a result of having to go to college, I am giving up my responsibility of breeding this pairing, meaning that I will no longer be writing lore, breeding Novamancers, or updating this thread. HOWEVER, I will be selling the breeding pair to people who would like to purchase and continue to breed them. Please refer to this thread for future hatchlings + other Novamancer breeders:
NOVAMANCERS HUB

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scries of all possible hatchlings:
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UBIfVdn.png jPdGQf9.gif XUwCyBN.png FR time
she/her
unlucky college student
♥ Gloom and Overcast ♥
[center][color=#345563][size=7][b]PAYMENT ALTERNATIVES[/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img] [color=#345563][size=2][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_2383461]Intro + Sales[/url] | [b]Payment Alternatives[/b] | [URL=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867073]Lore[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867080]Registry[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31867097]Case File[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31946921]Graphics + etc[/url][/size] In case you don't have all the currency on hand immediately, I will also accept the following items / services, though currency is still preferred![/center] [indent][size=4][color=#345563]- items that are easy to liquidate (e.g. silk apparel, vial of scattersight) - fodder apparel valued at 4g or 3kt apiece - fodder familiars valued at 4g or 3kt apiece - dragon fodder valued at 9g or 7.5kt each (unless there is a dom battle) - gijinka / OC art - dragon leveling to lvl 25 - potentially interested in festival currency - Baldwin mats valued at LAH: [item=red goo][item=black slime][item=white slime][item=silver muck][item=gold muck] [size=4][color=#345563]- Other items valued at LAH / MP price: [item=unhatched ice egg][item=gossamer wing silks][item=gossamer silk scarf][item=black currant plumed cover][item=black currant plumed mantle] [size=4][color=#345563][color=transparent]fill[/color]*all eggs accepted [/indent] [center] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img]
PAYMENT ALTERNATIVES
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Intro + Sales | Payment Alternatives | Lore | Registry | Case File | Graphics + etc

In case you don't have all the currency on hand immediately,
I will also accept the following items / services, though currency is still preferred!
- items that are easy to liquidate (e.g. silk apparel, vial of scattersight)
- fodder apparel valued at 4g or 3kt apiece
- fodder familiars valued at 4g or 3kt apiece
- dragon fodder valued at 9g or 7.5kt each (unless there is a dom battle)
- gijinka / OC art
- dragon leveling to lvl 25
- potentially interested in festival currency

- Baldwin mats valued at LAH:


- Other items valued at LAH / MP price:

fill*all eggs accepted

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UBIfVdn.png jPdGQf9.gif XUwCyBN.png FR time
she/her
unlucky college student
♥ Gloom and Overcast ♥
[center][color=#345563][size=7][b]LORE[/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img] [color=#345563][size=2][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_2383461]Intro + Sales[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867065]Payment Alternatives[/url] | [b]Lore[/b] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867080]Registry[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31867097]Case File[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31946921]Graphics + etc[/url][/size] [size=5][b]overview[/b][/center] [color=#345563][b]The Novamancers,[/b] also known as the Refugees, are pieces of space fleeing from the Shade, which seeks to devour them. At the end of the Third Age, when the Shade shattered the magical barrier of the gods' Pillar, some of the barrier's magical energy radiated into space. As a result, some parts of space that were not yet swallowed by the Shade gained partial sentience, becoming aware that in order to continue existing, they must take refuge. Slowly, nebula clouds gravitated toward the seemingly safe world of Sornieth, and, recognizing that nebulae were not acceptable physical forms, morphed into dragon-like appearance. These fragments of space then assimilated into clans that were willing to accept them, finding protection under welcoming wings. However, will they continue to find peace in these troubling times, when the increased strength of elemental magic is causing more chaotic dominance battles, when more scientists are becoming aware of the anomaly of their existence, and when dragonkind in general has forgotten about the threat of the Shade? [center][size=5][color=#345563][b]novamancers: the origins[/b][/center] [color=#345563]It was the sound of an explosion. Perhaps it was not even a sound, for it was so deafening compared to the previous silence, it may as well have never happened. The sound’s energy was of such great magnitude that even the stars shook gently, and new ones were born from interstellar gas. When the wave of sound and magical energy eventually dissipated, the universe surrounding the newly ravaged world of Sornieth returned to its relative silence. But it was not the same. [/color] [center][url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Gpy7yqfNG32SMdnPVWiEfnginUdVJGfj-XsxpGi1sU]Continue reading here! (Google Doc)[/url][/center] [center][size=5][color=#345563][b]physical attributes[/b][/size][/center] [color=#345563]Novamancers feature bodies resembling a dark starry sky and wings patterned like a nebula cloud. In addition, their faces and limbs glow with runes in the colors of their wings, similar to the glow of distant galaxies. Most Novamancers have been observed to take on the forms of pearlcatchers or spirals. Researchers have determined that the reason they do so is because of the high concentration of pearlcatcher and spiral workers in the lightning farms where these Novamancers appear. Once the Novamancers arrive on Sornieth, they desire to form draconic bodies, so they use these workers as a reference. Scientists also believe that since pearlcatchers and spirals are relatively smaller on average, it takes less magical energy to create those bodies, making those breeds more appealing to the Novamancer. [center][size=5][color=#345563][b]social[/b][/center] [color=#345563]Novamancers have not been observed interacting with any dragon. They actively avoid those who attempt to approach them. However, observational studies of Novamancers show that over time, they are able to crudely adapt the mannerisms of the dragons they live with. Some Novamancers even began to exhibit stunted but coherent speech. Novamancers are generally observed as refraining from eating, even when there is no dragon to scare them off from doing so. In the cases that they have been observed eating, it was usually due to peer pressure from other dragons. Research has determined that they do not need to eat food because they subsist off magical energy. This explains their preference in magical items and also how magical items hoarded by Novamancers eventually lose their magic due to the Novamancer "feeding" on it. [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img] [center] [size=5][color=#345563][b]favored items:[/size] [item=haunted stone orb][item=moonstone][item=magical shard][item=pulsing relic][item=infused crystal] [size=5][color=#345563][b]apparel suggestions:[/size] [item=Night Sky Bundle][color=#345563] layered on top of [item=Celadon Silks] [item=the lucky sage][item=lucky grove][item=Twice-dyed mantle][item=Haunted Flame Candles][item=haunted flame headpiece][item=haunted flame collar][item=haunted flame cloak][item=haunted flame wing ribbon][item=haunted flame tail ribbon][item=haunted flame tail jewel] [item=crystalcourt cascades][item=solar flame candles] [size=5][color=#345563][b]unnecessarily expensive outfits:[/size] [outfit=422751][outfit=422795] [size=5][color=#345563][b]familiar suggestions: [item=inscribed pangolin][item=wispwillow peryton][item=cosmo gecko][item=hati][item=electric nymph] [item=slumbering charlatan][item=colorburst buttersnake][item=enchanted armaments][item=lesser wisp][item=spirit of lightning] [size=5][color=#345563][b]accent suggestions: [skin=7564][skin=29148][skin=16268][skin=24795][skin=8886][skin=18740][skin=24903][skin=27837][skin=24672][skin=27225][skin=24138][skin=24137] [size=5][color=#345563][b]*if anyone else has ideas, feel free to punt them at me and I will happily add to this list* [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img]
The Novamancers, also known as the Refugees, are pieces of space fleeing from the Shade, which seeks to devour them. At the end of the Third Age, when the Shade shattered the magical barrier of the gods' Pillar, some of the barrier's magical energy radiated into space. As a result, some parts of space that were not yet swallowed by the Shade gained partial sentience, becoming aware that in order to continue existing, they must take refuge. Slowly, nebula clouds gravitated toward the seemingly safe world of Sornieth, and, recognizing that nebulae were not acceptable physical forms, morphed into dragon-like appearance. These fragments of space then assimilated into clans that were willing to accept them, finding protection under welcoming wings. However, will they continue to find peace in these troubling times, when the increased strength of elemental magic is causing more chaotic dominance battles, when more scientists are becoming aware of the anomaly of their existence, and when dragonkind in general has forgotten about the threat of the Shade?

novamancers: the origins
It was the sound of an explosion. Perhaps it was not even a sound, for it was so deafening compared to the previous silence, it may as well have never happened. The sound’s energy was of such great magnitude that even the stars shook gently, and new ones were born from interstellar gas. When the wave of sound and magical energy eventually dissipated, the universe surrounding the newly ravaged world of Sornieth returned to its relative silence. But it was not the same.

physical attributes
Novamancers feature bodies resembling a dark starry sky and wings patterned like a nebula cloud. In addition, their faces and limbs glow with runes in the colors of their wings, similar to the glow of distant galaxies. Most Novamancers have been observed to take on the forms of pearlcatchers or spirals. Researchers have determined that the reason they do so is because of the high concentration of pearlcatcher and spiral workers in the lightning farms where these Novamancers appear. Once the Novamancers arrive on Sornieth, they desire to form draconic bodies, so they use these workers as a reference. Scientists also believe that since pearlcatchers and spirals are relatively smaller on average, it takes less magical energy to create those bodies, making those breeds more appealing to the Novamancer.

social
Novamancers have not been observed interacting with any dragon. They actively avoid those who attempt to approach them. However, observational studies of Novamancers show that over time, they are able to crudely adapt the mannerisms of the dragons they live with. Some Novamancers even began to exhibit stunted but coherent speech.

Novamancers are generally observed as refraining from eating, even when there is no dragon to scare them off from doing so. In the cases that they have been observed eating, it was usually due to peer pressure from other dragons. Research has determined that they do not need to eat food because they subsist off magical energy. This explains their preference in magical items and also how magical items hoarded by Novamancers eventually lose their magic due to the Novamancer "feeding" on it.


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favored items:


apparel suggestions:
layered on top of



unnecessarily expensive outfits:
extravagant
blinding red

familiar suggestions:




accent suggestions:


*if anyone else has ideas, feel free to punt them at me and I will happily add to this list*

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UBIfVdn.png jPdGQf9.gif XUwCyBN.png FR time
she/her
unlucky college student
♥ Gloom and Overcast ♥
[center][color=#345563][size=7][b]REGISTRY[/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img] [color=#345563][size=2][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_2383461]Intro + Sales[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867065]Payment Alternatives[/url] | [URL=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867073]Lore[/url] | [b]Registry[/b] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31867097]Case File[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31946921]Graphics + etc[/url][/size][/center] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCEROR-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]THESE SPACE FRAGMENTS ARE A POTENTIAL THREAT TO DRAGONKIND. AS A RESULT, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE BEST WAY TO PROCEED WITH MONITORING THIS MAGICAL SPECIES IS TO RECORD ALL OCCURRENCE OF INDIVIDUALS AND ALERT LOCAL DRAGONS TO KEEP WATCH FOR, AND REPORT TO THEIR NEAREST ASSOCIATION MEMBER IF NECESSARY, SAID ORGANISMS' ABNORMAL OR UNSAFE BEHAVIORS.[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [center][color=#345563] [size=6][b]the pioneers:[/b][/size] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=34401015][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/344011/34401015.png[/img][/url][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=39338989][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/393390/39338989.png[/img][/url] [size=5][b]refugees by storm:[/b][/size] 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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCEROR-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
THESE SPACE FRAGMENTS ARE A POTENTIAL THREAT TO DRAGONKIND. AS A RESULT, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE BEST WAY TO PROCEED WITH MONITORING THIS MAGICAL SPECIES IS TO RECORD ALL OCCURRENCE OF INDIVIDUALS AND ALERT LOCAL DRAGONS TO KEEP WATCH FOR, AND REPORT TO THEIR NEAREST ASSOCIATION MEMBER IF NECESSARY, SAID ORGANISMS' ABNORMAL OR UNSAFE BEHAVIORS.

the pioneers:

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refugees by storm:

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UBIfVdn.png jPdGQf9.gif XUwCyBN.png FR time
she/her
unlucky college student
♥ Gloom and Overcast ♥
[center][color=#345563][size=7][b]CASE FILE[/size] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img] [color=#345563][size=2][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_2383461]Intro + Sales[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867065]Payment Alternatives[/url] | [URL=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867073]Lore[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461/1#post_31867080]Registry[/url] | [b]Other Sales[/b] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2383461#post_31946921]Graphics + etc[/url][/size] [/center] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 13/07/2017 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 001 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]TODAY, A SPIRAL MALE WAS FOUND WANDERING THROUGH THE LIGHTNING FARM. IT WAS QUICKLY DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD NO EMPLOYEE ID, AND WAS PROMPTLY REMOVED FROM THE PREMISES. WHAT IS MOST UNUSUAL ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS THAT THE SPIRAL WAS DESCRIBED TO RESEMBLE OUTER SPACE. RECENT MONITORING OF THE CONSTELLATIONS HAS DISCOVERED THAT STARS ARE APPEARING TO SIMPLY DISAPPEAR. ONE PARTICULAR MEMBER OF OUR ASSOCIATION, UPON HEARING ABOUT THIS SPIRAL, PROMPTLY DECLARED THAT THIS SPIRAL AND THE ABNORMALITIES IN THE STARS WERE CONNECTED. Personally, I think this is all insane, and that this spiral is just another weirdo who made his way into the Lightning Farm somehow, but since I am this association member's intern I have been forced to type up this report. He even decided to name this spiral a "Novamancer." He is absolutely a senile, old lunatic. Anyways, I doubt he will read this later. The probability of a random space-looking dragon showing up again seems rather low to me, but he keeps mumbling under his breath that "there will be more, there will be more." I can't wait until this internship is over. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 07/02/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 002 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]A NEW INDIVIDUAL OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAS BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. LIKE ITS FORERUNNER, THE SPIRAL MALE, THIS PEARLCATCHER FEMALE WAS FOUND AMONG THE LIGHTNING SPIRES. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HOW IT HAD GOTTEN THERE, IT HAD NO RESPONSE, AND WAS PROMPTLY REMOVED FROM THE PREMISES. MEANWHILE, ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AT THE OBSERVATORY REPORTED MORE CHANGES IN THE STARS, WHICH HAD NOT OCCURRED SINCE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SPIRAL MALE. WE SUSPECT THAT THESE EVENTS INDEED HAVE A CORRELATION AND WILL BEGIN INVESTIGATING. OTHER COMMENTS: I knew I was right, all this time. Everyone else scoffed at my ideas, but this, this is the pinnacle of my lifetime of work. As for that scruffy youngster who was my intern, I always knew he lacked an appreciation for cosmic magical science, but his work on the first report is just shameful. He could not be bothered to separate his personal opinion from the objective report. I hope that youngster widens his mindset eventually. More importantly, I must focus all of my energy into this project. We must explain the unexplained! [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 27/02/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 003 THRU NOV - 005 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. WE ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE MEANS BY WHICH THEY PROLIFERATE. RECENT SURGES IN MAGICAL ENERGY IN THE SHIFTING EXPANSE MAY BE THE CAUSE. WE ARE CONTACTING MEMBERS LOCATED THERE ABOUT THIS ISSUE. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 19/03/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 006 THRU NOV - 007 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED OVERALL INSTABILITY OF MAGICAL WEATHER PATTERNS IN THE SHIFTING EXPANSE, OUR RESEARCH HAS BEEN UNABLE TO ATTRIBUTE THE MAGICAL SURGES TO THIS SPECIES' PROLIFERATION. CURRENTLY, MOST OF OUR RESOURCES ARE DIVERTED TO DETERMINING THE CAUSE OF RECENT FLUCTUATIONS IN MAGIC ALL ACROSS SORNIETH, BUT WE CONTINUE TO STRIVE TO UNCOVER THE MYSTERIES OF THESE ORGANISMS. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 08/04/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 008 THRU NOV - 010 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. NOW THAT RESEARCHERS HAVE ESTABLISHED THE NEW BENCHMARK FOR LEVELS OF MAGICAL ENERGY HITTING THE SPIRES, WE ARE ABLE TO CORRELATE ABNORMAL SURGES TO THE APPEARANCE OF THESE ORGANISMS. SINCE IT IS MOST LIKELY IMPOSSIBLE TO TEST FOR CAUSATION, WE CAN ONLY CONTINUE TO COLLECT DATA AND CONFIRM THAT THE SURGES ARE PERIODIC AND ABNORMAL WITH HYPOTHESIS TESTING. IN THE MEANTIME, WE WILL BEGIN FOCUSING OUR RESEARCH ON THE ORGANISMS THEMSELVES. WE INTEND TO CREATE A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 28/04/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 011 THRU NOV - 012 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. THROUGH OUR OBSERVATIONS, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT NOVAMANCERS TEND TO AVOID INTERACTING WITH OTHER DRAGONS. SPEECH HAS NOT YET BEEN OBSERVED IN THEM, WHICH HINTS AT AN ALIEN NATURE. IN THE MEANTIME, OUR ARCANE ASSOCIATES CONTINUE TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE CONSTELLATIONS. WE HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP US CONFIRM THESE NOVAMANCERS' ORIGINS. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 18/05/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 013 THRU NOV - 017 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. FURTHER OBSERVATIONS HAVE REVEALED THAT WHILE NOVAMANCERS TEND TO AVOID OTHER DRAGONS, SOME EXPRESS INTEREST IN CERTAIN INANIMATE OBJECTS. THE NOVAMANCERS PRESENT IN SORNIETH LONGER EXHIBIT THIS BEHAVIOR TO A GREATER DEGREE. WHAT MAKES AN OBJECT OF INTEREST FOR THESE LARGELY MYSTERIOUS ORGANISMS? BY RECORDING WHAT WE WITNESS THEM TAKING INTEREST IN, WE MAY BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH A GENERALIZATION. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 09/06/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 018 THRU NOV - 020 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. THE TEAM OF RESEARCHERS WORKING TO RECORD WHAT THESE ORGANISMS TAKE INTEREST IN HAVE RETURNED WITH RESULTS SUGGESTING THAT THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO MAGICAL OR ENCHANTED OBJECTS. ONCE A NOVAMANCER FINDS SUCH AN OBJECT, THEY THEN CARRY THE OBJECT AROUND AS A KEEPSAKE OF THEIR HOARD. IN ADDITION, THEY TEND TO LINGER WHERE DRAGONS ARE PRACTICING MAGICAL SPELLS AND WATCH THE SPELLCASTERS. WHY ARE THEY OBSESSED WITH THINGS PERTAINING TO MAGIC? WE HAVE CONSIDERED SEVERAL HYPOTHESES, BUT FURTHER EVIDENCE WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ASSIST OUR PURSUIT OF THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 27/06/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 021 THRU NOV - 022 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. THE RESEARCH TEAM FOCUSING SPECIFICALLY ON THE OCCURRENCE OF NORMAL DRAGON BEHAVIOR IN THESE MYSTERIOUS CREATURES HAVE REPORTED THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO CONSIDER THEM AS HAVING THE MINDS OF HATCHLINGS IN THE BODIES OF DRAGONS. THEY EXPERIENCE LEARNING PROCESSES, THOUGH AT A COMPARATIVELY SLOWER PACE COMPARED TO THE AVERAGE HATCHLING. IN ADDITION, ONE SPECIFIC NOVAMANCER, NOV - 013, APPEARS TO BE ABLE TO EXPRESS CONFUSION THROUGH SPEECH. THIS SUGGESTS THAT THESE ORGANISMS MAY BE AT LEAST PARTIALLY SENTIENT, BUT THIS CASE MAY BE AN ANOMALY SINCE WE HAVE YET TO OBSERVE SPEECH IN OTHER NOVAMANCERS. IF, HOWEVER, WE ARE ABLE TO CONFIRM SENTIENCE, COULD WE CONSIDER THESE ORGANISMS TO BE PART OF DRAGONKIND? THE ANSWER AWAITS US AS WE FURTHER PURSUE OUR RESEARCH. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 22/07/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 023 THRU NOV - 026 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. CONSIDERING THAT TODAY IS THE START OF THE THUNDERCRACK CARNIVALE, THE HEIGHTENED MAGICAL ACTIVITY COULD BE A REASON WHY NEW NOVAMANCERS APPEARED AT THIS TIME. NEW NOVAMANCERS HAVE ALWAYS CORRELATED WITH SURGES IN LIGHTNING MAGIC; AS A RESULT, THE ASSOCIATION HAS DECIDED ON A NULL HYPOTHESIS: THAT NOVAMANCERS NEED THIS ENERGY IN ORDER TO INITIATE EXISTENCE IN SORNIETH. BUT DID THEY EXIST AS AN ORGANISM BEFORE BEING IN SORNIETH? THE TIMES WHEN THE NOVAMANCERS APPEAR ALSO CORRELATE TO THE TIMES WHEN FEATURES OF SPACE SUDDENLY DISAPPEAR. THUS, OUR ADDITIONAL NULL HYPOTHESIS IS THAT THESE NOVAMANCERS COULD BE LIVING PIECES OF SPACE, COMING TO SORNIETH FOR REASONS YET UNKNOWN. THERE IS SO MUCH THAT IS STILL UNEXPLAINED, BUT INVESTIGATIONS WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE FESTIVITIES. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 11/08/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 027 THRU NOV - 029 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. AFTER THE CARNIVALE, ALL RESEARCHERS INVOLVED WITH THE NOVAMANCERS WERE ASSEMBLED TO DISCUSS THEIR THOUGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS. THE RESEARCHERS TENTATIVELY AGREED ON THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE NOVAMANCERS ARE LIVING PIECES OF SPACE. HOWEVER, WITH THE MAGICAL APPEARANCE OF THE NEW PRIMARY GENE ‘STARMAP,’ MORE DRAGONS HAVE BEEN CLAIMING THEIR LINKS TO THE STARS, PROVING DISTRACTORS TO OUR RESEARCH. IN ADDITION, WHILE COSMIC BEINGS WOULD LOGICALLY ALSO MANIFEST SUCH A GENE AS A PRIMARY, TODAY’S NOVAMANCERS WERE REPORTED TO LOOK AS THEY ALWAYS HAVE. SOME OF THE RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THIS DISCREDITS STARMAP, WHILE OTHERS BELIEVE IT CAN BE EXPLAINED BY HOW NOVAMANCERS ARE FORMED. MORE INSIGHT IS NECESSARY TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 31/08/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 030 THRU NOV - 032 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]DUE TO THE STARMAP CONTROVERSY, RESEARCHERS HAVE BEEN SCRAMBLING TO COLLECT EVIDENCE THAT WOULD SUPPORT THEIR SIDES OF THE DEBATE. THOSE LOOKING TO EXPLAIN THE LACK OF STARMAP DUE TO THE NOVAMANCERS’ FORMATION HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING EVERY ASPECT OF THE SHIFTING EXPANSE; SOME HAVE SET UP DEVICES TO CAPTURE A MOVING PICTURE OF EVERY LIGHTNING SPIRE IN AN ATTEMPT TO VISUALLY RECORD THE PHYSICAL BODY FORMATION, BUT THE EXTREME OVEREXPOSURE OF THE IMAGES TO THE LIGHTNING HAS DETERRED THEIR INVESTIGATION. THOSE LOOKING TO DISCREDIT STARMAP HAVE RESORTED TO INTERVIEWING DRAGONS WITH THE PRIMARY, AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT MANY SIMPLY USED A GENE SCROLL. OTHERS HAVE FORMED A RADICAL GROUP CALLED “BIRTHERS” WHO BELIEVE THAT NOVAMANCERS ARE ACTUALLY BORN BY ACTUAL DRAGONS, THEN DROPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIGHTNING FARM AS A PRANK. ANOTHER ASSEMBLY, HOPEFULLY TO RESOLVE THIS DEBATE, WILL OCCUR WHEN THE NEXT BATCH OF NOVAMANCERS APPEAR. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 20/09/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 033 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]MANY POINTS WERE DISCUSSED AT TODAY’S ASSEMBLY, BUT THE MOST EXCITING PIECE OF EVIDENCE PRESENTED, ALBEIT NOT VERY HELPFUL TO END THE DEBATE, WAS THE RECORDED MOVING PICTURE OF NOV - 033’S FORMATION. SEVERAL MINUTES AFTER A LARGE BURST OF LIGHTNING HITS THE SPIRE, IT SLOWLY FADES INTO VISIBILITY, STARTING FROM THE HEAD AND DOWN TO THE TAIL, IN THE MEANTIME SURPRISING THE TECHNICIANS THAT WERE NEARBY. AN ENTIRELY NEW DISCUSSION SPROUTED FROM THIS MOVING PICTURE, AND ONE RESEARCHER SUGGESTED THAT IF THESE NOVAMANCERS ORIGINATED FROM SPACE, THEN THEY WOULD NEED A REFERENCE IN ORDER TO FORM THEIR PHYSICAL BODIES. IN THIS CASE, THE TECHNICIANS WERE THE REFERENCE. MANY RESEARCHERS FOUND THIS IDEA WORTH INVESTIGATING, AND THE ASSEMBLY ENDED ON A LESS DIVISIVE NOTE AS THEY LEFT TO START COLLECTING DATA. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 10/10/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 034 THRU NOV - 036 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]AT THE ASSEMBLY TODAY, A GROUP OF RESEARCHERS CONFIDENTLY PRESENTED THEIR THESIS THAT NOVAMANCERS DID INDEED BASE THEIR APPEARANCES OFF EXISTING DRAGONS’ APPEARANCES, WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THEIR GALAXY LOOK. THEIR EVIDENCE WAS POPULATION DATA THAT ONLY 10% OF WORKERS IN THE LIGHTNING FARM POSSESSED THE STARMAP GENE. THE NOVAMANCERS THAT APPEARED TODAY THUS HAD ONLY A SMALL CHANCE OF FORMING NEAR A WORKER WITH STARMAP, WHICH EXPLAINS THEIR CRYSTAL PRIMARIES. MOST ATTENDEES HAD NO OBJECTIONS, SO THE ASSOCIATION HAS DECIDED TO ADOPT THE GROUP’S THESIS AS THEIR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT INFLUENCES A NOVAMANCER’S APPEARANCES. WHAT THE RESEARCHERS COULD NOT PROVIDE A LOGICAL ANSWER TO, THOUGH, IS WHY NOVAMANCERS LOOK LIKE OUTER SPACE. THEY FOUND NO OTHER LIGHTNING FARM WORKER WITH A SIMILAR COLOR SCHEME. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 30/10/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 037 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]TODAY WAS A PARTICULARLY EXCITING DAY FOR THE ASSOCIATION, WHICH SPECIFICALLY PAID DRAGONS WITH STARMAP TO STATION THEMSELVES NEAR SPIRES FOR THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. AFTER A PARTICULARLY JOLTING LIGHTNING STORM, THE FIRST NOVAMANCER WITH STARMAP WAS OBSERVED. A MAJORITY OF RESEARCHERS AGREED THAT THE ASSOCIATION’S ACTIONS COULD BE CONSIDERED AN EXPERIMENT AND THUS ALLOWS FOR CLAIMS OF CAUSALITY, BUT THEIR PEERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION, CRITICIZE SUCH A CLASSIFICATION BECAUSE OF A LACK OF A CONTROL GROUP AND OTHER FEATURES OF A GOOD EXPERIMENT. HOWEVER, GIVEN OUR RESEARCH FOCUS, GOOD EXPERIMENTS ARE NOT VERY FEASIBLE, AND OUR RESEARCHERS HAVE BEGUN TO SETTLE FOR LESS THAN THE STANDARD QUALITY. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 21/11/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 038 THRU NOV - 040 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]WITH MORE WORKERS OF THE LIGHTNING FARM NOW BEARING STARMAP PRIMARIES, IT WAS UNSURPRISING THAT THERE WAS YET ANOTHER STARMAP NOVAMANCER REPORTED TODAY. FOR THE MOST PART, RESEARCHERS HAVE RETURNED THEIR FOCUS TO WHAT THEY WERE INVESTIGATING BEFORE STARMAP APPEARED IN SORNIETH. MEANWHILE, THE TEAM OF RESEARCHERS THAT HAVE BEEN STUDYING WHAT NOVAMANCERS ARE ATTRACTED TO HAVE FILED A REPORT THAT MAGICAL OBJECTS THAT COME INTO AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CONTACT WITH A NOVAMANCER END UP LOSING THEIR MAGICAL PROPERTIES. THEY PRESENTED THE HYPOTHESIS, ALONG WITH SEVERAL RESEARCHERS ON THE BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATION TEAM, THAT NOVAMANCERS DO NOT FIND SUSTENANCE FROM NORMAL FOOD, AND INSTEAD RELY ON MAGIC TO STAY ALIVE. THE ASSOCIATION HAS SCHEDULED AN ASSEMBLY TO DISCUSS THEIR FINDINGS. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 11/12/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 041 THRU NOV - 043 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]THE ASSOCIATION HAS DECIDED THAT THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED WAS CONVINCING ENOUGH TO CONCLUDE THAT NOVAMANCERS DO INDEED RELY ON MAGIC TO SURVIVE. A NEW TEAM OF RESEARCHERS HAS BEEN ORGANIZED TO FIGURE OUT HOW EXACTLY NOVAMANCERS’ METABOLISM WOULD WORK, OR MORE BROADLY, HOW THEIR PHYSICAL FORMS FUNCTION. IN THE MEANTIME, ANOTHER TEAM THAT HAS BEEN STUDYING THE NOVAMANCERS’ FORMATION HAVE MANAGED TO SUCCESSFULLY MEASURE THE MAGIC AND MATTER CONCENTRATION NEAR A LIGHTNING SPIRE WHERE A NOVAMANCER APPEARED. THEY RECORDED A SHARP INCREASE IN BOTH MAGIC AND MATTER, THEN A GRADUAL INCREASE IN CONCENTRATION, AND THEN A SHARP DECREASE. THEY ARE EXTENDING THEIR RESEARCH IN ORDER TO PRESENT A CLEARER CONCLUSION. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 31/12/2018 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 044 THRU NOV - 046 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]THE TEAM STUDYING NOVAMANCER FORMATION HAVE CONCLUDED THEIR RESEARCH WITH A FINAL REPORT SUPPORTING THE IDEA THAT NOVAMANCERS’ ORIGINAL FORM CONSIST OF SPACE MATTER STRONGLY IMBUED WITH MAGIC. WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES A SPIRE, THE SPACE MATTER AND MAGIC IS CARRIED BY THE LIGHTNING TO THE GROUND OF SORNIETH, WHICH IS WHY THERE IS A SHARP INCREASE IN MATTER AND MAGIC. THESE SENTIENT FRAGMENTS THEN TAKE ON A DRACONIC FORM BY CONCENTRATING THAT MATTER AND MAGIC INTO (PRESUMABLY) THEIR FLESHLY BODIES. ONCE THAT BODY IS CREATED, THE MAGIC AND MATTER CONCENTRATIONS RETURN TO NORMAL. THESE ARE PARTICULARLY EXCITING RESULTS BECAUSE IT INDICATES THAT THESE BEINGS ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO MAGICALLY CREATE THEIR OWN BODIES. THIS REPORT ALSO ANSWERS MANY MAJOR QUESTIONS ABOUT NOVAMANCERS THAT THE ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN TRYING TO ANSWER, SUCH AS THEIR NATURE OF ORIGIN AND PROCESS OF CREATION. IN ADDITION, ASSOCIATION MEMBERS HAVE CONCLUDED THAT SINCE THEY DO ORIGINATE FROM SPACE, THEY LIKELY HAVE COME TO SORNIETH TO EVADE THE SHADE, ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF WHY THEY HAVE COME HERE. MANY MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION HAVE TAKEN UPON CELEBRATING THESE DISCOVERIES, ESPECIALLY THE MEMBER WHO ORIGINALLY STARTED, AND NOW LEADS, THE RESEARCH EFFORT STUDYING THESE CREATURES. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [quote=REPORT FROM SCI-007: "SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION"] [size=4][font=courier new][b]DATE: 22/01/2019 CASE FILE ID: NOV - 047 [indent][size=4][font=courier new][b]JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, THE RESEARCH LEAD OF THE NOVAMANCER PROJECT PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY FROM OLD AGE, LEAVING BEHIND A MEMO INDICATING THAT HE WAS VERY SATISFIED TO HAVE BEEN INFLUENTIAL IN EXPLAINING THE MOST UNEXPLAINED OCCURRENCES THAT HE HAD ENCOUNTERED IN HIS LIFETIME. HE ALSO WROTE THAT WHILE HE WAS PROUD OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR BEING ABLE TO CONDUCT MOST OF THAT RESEARCH, HE WOULD LIKE FOR THE ASSOCIATION TO INVITE ALL RESEARCHERS ACROSS SORNIETH TO CONSIDER STUDYING THE NOVAMANCERS. AS A RESULT, THE ASSOCIATION BOARD HAS DECIDED TODAY TO DISCONTINUE THE ASSOCIATION’S COLLECTIVE EFFORT ON THE NOVAMANCER PROJECT, STATING THAT SINCE THE MAJOR MYSTERIES HAVE BEEN EXPLAINED, NOVAMANCERS NEED NO LONGER BE A MAJOR FOCUS. INDIVIDUAL TEAMS ARE STILL WELCOME TO CONTINUE PUBLISHING REPORTS IN THE ASSOCIATION JOURNAL OR TO OTHER SORNIETH JOURNALS. THEY HAVE ALSO WELCOMED RESEARCHERS OUTSIDE THE ASSOCIATION TO CONTINUE THE PROJECT. THIS MEANS THAT THERE WILL NO LONGER BE CONSISTENT ASSOCIATION REPORTS LIKE THIS ONE ABOUT THE NOVAMANCERS; BUT THERE WILL STILL BE INDEPENDENTLY-PUBLISHED REPORTS, AND MANY OF THEM, CONSIDERING THAT THE NOVAMANCERS HAVE GARNERED MUCH INTEREST FROM ACROSS SORNIETH. AFTER ALL, THERE IS STILL MUCH ABOUT THEM TO BE DISCOVERED. [color=transparent]the storm[/color] - FOR THE PROGRESS OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE[/font][/size][/indent][/quote] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e6h0NLb.png[/img]
REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 13/07/2017
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 001
TODAY, A SPIRAL MALE WAS FOUND WANDERING THROUGH THE LIGHTNING FARM. IT WAS QUICKLY DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD NO EMPLOYEE ID, AND WAS PROMPTLY REMOVED FROM THE PREMISES. WHAT IS MOST UNUSUAL ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS THAT THE SPIRAL WAS DESCRIBED TO RESEMBLE OUTER SPACE. RECENT MONITORING OF THE CONSTELLATIONS HAS DISCOVERED THAT STARS ARE APPEARING TO SIMPLY DISAPPEAR. ONE PARTICULAR MEMBER OF OUR ASSOCIATION, UPON HEARING ABOUT THIS SPIRAL, PROMPTLY DECLARED THAT THIS SPIRAL AND THE ABNORMALITIES IN THE STARS WERE CONNECTED. Personally, I think this is all insane, and that this spiral is just another weirdo who made his way into the Lightning Farm somehow, but since I am this association member's intern I have been forced to type up this report. He even decided to name this spiral a "Novamancer." He is absolutely a senile, old lunatic. Anyways, I doubt he will read this later. The probability of a random space-looking dragon showing up again seems rather low to me, but he keeps mumbling under his breath that "there will be more, there will be more." I can't wait until this internship is over.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 07/02/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 002
A NEW INDIVIDUAL OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAS BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. LIKE ITS FORERUNNER, THE SPIRAL MALE, THIS PEARLCATCHER FEMALE WAS FOUND AMONG THE LIGHTNING SPIRES. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HOW IT HAD GOTTEN THERE, IT HAD NO RESPONSE, AND WAS PROMPTLY REMOVED FROM THE PREMISES. MEANWHILE, ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AT THE OBSERVATORY REPORTED MORE CHANGES IN THE STARS, WHICH HAD NOT OCCURRED SINCE THE APPEARANCE OF THE SPIRAL MALE. WE SUSPECT THAT THESE EVENTS INDEED HAVE A CORRELATION AND WILL BEGIN INVESTIGATING.

OTHER COMMENTS: I knew I was right, all this time. Everyone else scoffed at my ideas, but this, this is the pinnacle of my lifetime of work. As for that scruffy youngster who was my intern, I always knew he lacked an appreciation for cosmic magical science, but his work on the first report is just shameful. He could not be bothered to separate his personal opinion from the objective report. I hope that youngster widens his mindset eventually. More importantly, I must focus all of my energy into this project. We must explain the unexplained!

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 27/02/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 003 THRU NOV - 005
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. WE ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE MEANS BY WHICH THEY PROLIFERATE. RECENT SURGES IN MAGICAL ENERGY IN THE SHIFTING EXPANSE MAY BE THE CAUSE.
WE ARE CONTACTING MEMBERS LOCATED THERE ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 19/03/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 006 THRU NOV - 007
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED OVERALL INSTABILITY OF MAGICAL WEATHER PATTERNS IN THE SHIFTING EXPANSE, OUR RESEARCH HAS BEEN UNABLE TO ATTRIBUTE THE MAGICAL SURGES TO THIS SPECIES' PROLIFERATION. CURRENTLY, MOST OF OUR RESOURCES ARE DIVERTED TO DETERMINING THE CAUSE OF RECENT FLUCTUATIONS IN MAGIC ALL ACROSS SORNIETH, BUT WE CONTINUE TO STRIVE TO UNCOVER THE MYSTERIES OF THESE ORGANISMS.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 08/04/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 008 THRU NOV - 010
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. NOW THAT RESEARCHERS HAVE ESTABLISHED THE NEW BENCHMARK FOR LEVELS OF MAGICAL ENERGY HITTING THE SPIRES, WE ARE ABLE TO CORRELATE ABNORMAL SURGES TO THE APPEARANCE OF THESE ORGANISMS. SINCE IT IS MOST LIKELY IMPOSSIBLE TO TEST FOR CAUSATION, WE CAN ONLY CONTINUE TO COLLECT DATA AND CONFIRM THAT THE SURGES ARE PERIODIC AND ABNORMAL WITH HYPOTHESIS TESTING. IN THE MEANTIME, WE WILL BEGIN FOCUSING OUR RESEARCH ON THE ORGANISMS THEMSELVES. WE INTEND TO CREATE A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 28/04/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 011 THRU NOV - 012
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. THROUGH OUR OBSERVATIONS, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT NOVAMANCERS TEND TO AVOID INTERACTING WITH OTHER DRAGONS. SPEECH HAS NOT YET BEEN OBSERVED IN THEM, WHICH HINTS AT AN ALIEN NATURE. IN THE MEANTIME, OUR ARCANE ASSOCIATES CONTINUE TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE CONSTELLATIONS. WE HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP US CONFIRM THESE NOVAMANCERS' ORIGINS.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 18/05/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 013 THRU NOV - 017
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. FURTHER OBSERVATIONS HAVE REVEALED THAT WHILE NOVAMANCERS TEND TO AVOID OTHER DRAGONS, SOME EXPRESS INTEREST IN CERTAIN INANIMATE OBJECTS. THE NOVAMANCERS PRESENT IN SORNIETH LONGER EXHIBIT THIS BEHAVIOR TO A GREATER DEGREE. WHAT MAKES AN OBJECT OF INTEREST FOR THESE LARGELY MYSTERIOUS ORGANISMS? BY RECORDING WHAT WE WITNESS THEM TAKING INTEREST IN, WE MAY BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH A GENERALIZATION.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 09/06/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 018 THRU NOV - 020
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. THE TEAM OF RESEARCHERS WORKING TO RECORD WHAT THESE ORGANISMS TAKE INTEREST IN HAVE RETURNED WITH RESULTS SUGGESTING THAT THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO MAGICAL OR ENCHANTED OBJECTS. ONCE A NOVAMANCER FINDS SUCH AN OBJECT, THEY THEN CARRY THE OBJECT AROUND AS A KEEPSAKE OF THEIR HOARD. IN ADDITION, THEY TEND TO LINGER WHERE DRAGONS ARE PRACTICING MAGICAL SPELLS AND WATCH THE SPELLCASTERS. WHY ARE THEY OBSESSED WITH THINGS PERTAINING TO MAGIC? WE HAVE CONSIDERED SEVERAL HYPOTHESES, BUT FURTHER EVIDENCE WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ASSIST OUR PURSUIT OF THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 27/06/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 021 THRU NOV - 022
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. THE RESEARCH TEAM FOCUSING SPECIFICALLY ON THE OCCURRENCE OF NORMAL DRAGON BEHAVIOR IN THESE MYSTERIOUS CREATURES HAVE REPORTED THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO CONSIDER THEM AS HAVING THE MINDS OF HATCHLINGS IN THE BODIES OF DRAGONS. THEY EXPERIENCE LEARNING PROCESSES, THOUGH AT A COMPARATIVELY SLOWER PACE COMPARED TO THE AVERAGE HATCHLING. IN ADDITION, ONE SPECIFIC NOVAMANCER, NOV - 013, APPEARS TO BE ABLE TO EXPRESS CONFUSION THROUGH SPEECH. THIS SUGGESTS THAT THESE ORGANISMS MAY BE AT LEAST PARTIALLY SENTIENT, BUT THIS CASE MAY BE AN ANOMALY SINCE WE HAVE YET TO OBSERVE SPEECH IN OTHER NOVAMANCERS. IF, HOWEVER, WE ARE ABLE TO CONFIRM SENTIENCE, COULD WE CONSIDER THESE ORGANISMS TO BE PART OF DRAGONKIND? THE ANSWER AWAITS US AS WE FURTHER PURSUE OUR RESEARCH.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 22/07/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 023 THRU NOV - 026
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. CONSIDERING THAT TODAY IS THE START OF THE THUNDERCRACK CARNIVALE, THE HEIGHTENED MAGICAL ACTIVITY COULD BE A REASON WHY NEW NOVAMANCERS APPEARED AT THIS TIME. NEW NOVAMANCERS HAVE ALWAYS CORRELATED WITH SURGES IN LIGHTNING MAGIC; AS A RESULT, THE ASSOCIATION HAS DECIDED ON A NULL HYPOTHESIS: THAT NOVAMANCERS NEED THIS ENERGY IN ORDER TO INITIATE EXISTENCE IN SORNIETH. BUT DID THEY EXIST AS AN ORGANISM BEFORE BEING IN SORNIETH? THE TIMES WHEN THE NOVAMANCERS APPEAR ALSO CORRELATE TO THE TIMES WHEN FEATURES OF SPACE SUDDENLY DISAPPEAR. THUS, OUR ADDITIONAL NULL HYPOTHESIS IS THAT THESE NOVAMANCERS COULD BE LIVING PIECES OF SPACE, COMING TO SORNIETH FOR REASONS YET UNKNOWN. THERE IS SO MUCH THAT IS STILL UNEXPLAINED, BUT INVESTIGATIONS WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE FESTIVITIES.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 11/08/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 027 THRU NOV - 029
NEW INDIVIDUALS OF THE MAGICAL SPECIES "NOVAMANCERS" HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF TODAY. AFTER THE CARNIVALE, ALL RESEARCHERS INVOLVED WITH THE NOVAMANCERS WERE ASSEMBLED TO DISCUSS THEIR THOUGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS. THE RESEARCHERS TENTATIVELY AGREED ON THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE NOVAMANCERS ARE LIVING PIECES OF SPACE. HOWEVER, WITH THE MAGICAL APPEARANCE OF THE NEW PRIMARY GENE ‘STARMAP,’ MORE DRAGONS HAVE BEEN CLAIMING THEIR LINKS TO THE STARS, PROVING DISTRACTORS TO OUR RESEARCH. IN ADDITION, WHILE COSMIC BEINGS WOULD LOGICALLY ALSO MANIFEST SUCH A GENE AS A PRIMARY, TODAY’S NOVAMANCERS WERE REPORTED TO LOOK AS THEY ALWAYS HAVE. SOME OF THE RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THIS DISCREDITS STARMAP, WHILE OTHERS BELIEVE IT CAN BE EXPLAINED BY HOW NOVAMANCERS ARE FORMED. MORE INSIGHT IS NECESSARY TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 31/08/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 030 THRU NOV - 032
DUE TO THE STARMAP CONTROVERSY, RESEARCHERS HAVE BEEN SCRAMBLING TO COLLECT EVIDENCE THAT WOULD SUPPORT THEIR SIDES OF THE DEBATE. THOSE LOOKING TO EXPLAIN THE LACK OF STARMAP DUE TO THE NOVAMANCERS’ FORMATION HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING EVERY ASPECT OF THE SHIFTING EXPANSE; SOME HAVE SET UP DEVICES TO CAPTURE A MOVING PICTURE OF EVERY LIGHTNING SPIRE IN AN ATTEMPT TO VISUALLY RECORD THE PHYSICAL BODY FORMATION, BUT THE EXTREME OVEREXPOSURE OF THE IMAGES TO THE LIGHTNING HAS DETERRED THEIR INVESTIGATION. THOSE LOOKING TO DISCREDIT STARMAP HAVE RESORTED TO INTERVIEWING DRAGONS WITH THE PRIMARY, AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT MANY SIMPLY USED A GENE SCROLL. OTHERS HAVE FORMED A RADICAL GROUP CALLED “BIRTHERS” WHO BELIEVE THAT NOVAMANCERS ARE ACTUALLY BORN BY ACTUAL DRAGONS, THEN DROPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIGHTNING FARM AS A PRANK. ANOTHER ASSEMBLY, HOPEFULLY TO RESOLVE THIS DEBATE, WILL OCCUR WHEN THE NEXT BATCH OF NOVAMANCERS APPEAR.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 20/09/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 033
MANY POINTS WERE DISCUSSED AT TODAY’S ASSEMBLY, BUT THE MOST EXCITING PIECE OF EVIDENCE PRESENTED, ALBEIT NOT VERY HELPFUL TO END THE DEBATE, WAS THE RECORDED MOVING PICTURE OF NOV - 033’S FORMATION. SEVERAL MINUTES AFTER A LARGE BURST OF LIGHTNING HITS THE SPIRE, IT SLOWLY FADES INTO VISIBILITY, STARTING FROM THE HEAD AND DOWN TO THE TAIL, IN THE MEANTIME SURPRISING THE TECHNICIANS THAT WERE NEARBY. AN ENTIRELY NEW DISCUSSION SPROUTED FROM THIS MOVING PICTURE, AND ONE RESEARCHER SUGGESTED THAT IF THESE NOVAMANCERS ORIGINATED FROM SPACE, THEN THEY WOULD NEED A REFERENCE IN ORDER TO FORM THEIR PHYSICAL BODIES. IN THIS CASE, THE TECHNICIANS WERE THE REFERENCE. MANY RESEARCHERS FOUND THIS IDEA WORTH INVESTIGATING, AND THE ASSEMBLY ENDED ON A LESS DIVISIVE NOTE AS THEY LEFT TO START COLLECTING DATA.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 10/10/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 034 THRU NOV - 036
AT THE ASSEMBLY TODAY, A GROUP OF RESEARCHERS CONFIDENTLY PRESENTED THEIR THESIS THAT NOVAMANCERS DID INDEED BASE THEIR APPEARANCES OFF EXISTING DRAGONS’ APPEARANCES, WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THEIR GALAXY LOOK. THEIR EVIDENCE WAS POPULATION DATA THAT ONLY 10% OF WORKERS IN THE LIGHTNING FARM POSSESSED THE STARMAP GENE. THE NOVAMANCERS THAT APPEARED TODAY THUS HAD ONLY A SMALL CHANCE OF FORMING NEAR A WORKER WITH STARMAP, WHICH EXPLAINS THEIR CRYSTAL PRIMARIES. MOST ATTENDEES HAD NO OBJECTIONS, SO THE ASSOCIATION HAS DECIDED TO ADOPT THE GROUP’S THESIS AS THEIR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT INFLUENCES A NOVAMANCER’S APPEARANCES. WHAT THE RESEARCHERS COULD NOT PROVIDE A LOGICAL ANSWER TO, THOUGH, IS WHY NOVAMANCERS LOOK LIKE OUTER SPACE. THEY FOUND NO OTHER LIGHTNING FARM WORKER WITH A SIMILAR COLOR SCHEME.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 30/10/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 037
TODAY WAS A PARTICULARLY EXCITING DAY FOR THE ASSOCIATION, WHICH SPECIFICALLY PAID DRAGONS WITH STARMAP TO STATION THEMSELVES NEAR SPIRES FOR THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. AFTER A PARTICULARLY JOLTING LIGHTNING STORM, THE FIRST NOVAMANCER WITH STARMAP WAS OBSERVED. A MAJORITY OF RESEARCHERS AGREED THAT THE ASSOCIATION’S ACTIONS COULD BE CONSIDERED AN EXPERIMENT AND THUS ALLOWS FOR CLAIMS OF CAUSALITY, BUT THEIR PEERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION, CRITICIZE SUCH A CLASSIFICATION BECAUSE OF A LACK OF A CONTROL GROUP AND OTHER FEATURES OF A GOOD EXPERIMENT. HOWEVER, GIVEN OUR RESEARCH FOCUS, GOOD EXPERIMENTS ARE NOT VERY FEASIBLE, AND OUR RESEARCHERS HAVE BEGUN TO SETTLE FOR LESS THAN THE STANDARD QUALITY.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 21/11/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 038 THRU NOV - 040
WITH MORE WORKERS OF THE LIGHTNING FARM NOW BEARING STARMAP PRIMARIES, IT WAS UNSURPRISING THAT THERE WAS YET ANOTHER STARMAP NOVAMANCER REPORTED TODAY. FOR THE MOST PART, RESEARCHERS HAVE RETURNED THEIR FOCUS TO WHAT THEY WERE INVESTIGATING BEFORE STARMAP APPEARED IN SORNIETH. MEANWHILE, THE TEAM OF RESEARCHERS THAT HAVE BEEN STUDYING WHAT NOVAMANCERS ARE ATTRACTED TO HAVE FILED A REPORT THAT MAGICAL OBJECTS THAT COME INTO AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CONTACT WITH A NOVAMANCER END UP LOSING THEIR MAGICAL PROPERTIES. THEY PRESENTED THE HYPOTHESIS, ALONG WITH SEVERAL RESEARCHERS ON THE BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATION TEAM, THAT NOVAMANCERS DO NOT FIND SUSTENANCE FROM NORMAL FOOD, AND INSTEAD RELY ON MAGIC TO STAY ALIVE. THE ASSOCIATION HAS SCHEDULED AN ASSEMBLY TO DISCUSS THEIR FINDINGS.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 11/12/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 041 THRU NOV - 043
THE ASSOCIATION HAS DECIDED THAT THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED WAS CONVINCING ENOUGH TO CONCLUDE THAT NOVAMANCERS DO INDEED RELY ON MAGIC TO SURVIVE. A NEW TEAM OF RESEARCHERS HAS BEEN ORGANIZED TO FIGURE OUT HOW EXACTLY NOVAMANCERS’ METABOLISM WOULD WORK, OR MORE BROADLY, HOW THEIR PHYSICAL FORMS FUNCTION. IN THE MEANTIME, ANOTHER TEAM THAT HAS BEEN STUDYING THE NOVAMANCERS’ FORMATION HAVE MANAGED TO SUCCESSFULLY MEASURE THE MAGIC AND MATTER CONCENTRATION NEAR A LIGHTNING SPIRE WHERE A NOVAMANCER APPEARED. THEY RECORDED A SHARP INCREASE IN BOTH MAGIC AND MATTER, THEN A GRADUAL INCREASE IN CONCENTRATION, AND THEN A SHARP DECREASE. THEY ARE EXTENDING THEIR RESEARCH IN ORDER TO PRESENT A CLEARER CONCLUSION.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 31/12/2018
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 044 THRU NOV - 046
THE TEAM STUDYING NOVAMANCER FORMATION HAVE CONCLUDED THEIR RESEARCH WITH A FINAL REPORT SUPPORTING THE IDEA THAT NOVAMANCERS’ ORIGINAL FORM CONSIST OF SPACE MATTER STRONGLY IMBUED WITH MAGIC. WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES A SPIRE, THE SPACE MATTER AND MAGIC IS CARRIED BY THE LIGHTNING TO THE GROUND OF SORNIETH, WHICH IS WHY THERE IS A SHARP INCREASE IN MATTER AND MAGIC. THESE SENTIENT FRAGMENTS THEN TAKE ON A DRACONIC FORM BY CONCENTRATING THAT MATTER AND MAGIC INTO (PRESUMABLY) THEIR FLESHLY BODIES. ONCE THAT BODY IS CREATED, THE MAGIC AND MATTER CONCENTRATIONS RETURN TO NORMAL. THESE ARE PARTICULARLY EXCITING RESULTS BECAUSE IT INDICATES THAT THESE BEINGS ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO MAGICALLY CREATE THEIR OWN BODIES. THIS REPORT ALSO ANSWERS MANY MAJOR QUESTIONS ABOUT NOVAMANCERS THAT THE ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN TRYING TO ANSWER, SUCH AS THEIR NATURE OF ORIGIN AND PROCESS OF CREATION. IN ADDITION, ASSOCIATION MEMBERS HAVE CONCLUDED THAT SINCE THEY DO ORIGINATE FROM SPACE, THEY LIKELY HAVE COME TO SORNIETH TO EVADE THE SHADE, ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF WHY THEY HAVE COME HERE. MANY MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION HAVE TAKEN UPON CELEBRATING THESE DISCOVERIES, ESPECIALLY THE MEMBER WHO ORIGINALLY STARTED, AND NOW LEADS, THE RESEARCH EFFORT STUDYING THESE CREATURES.

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REPORT FROM SCI-007: SORCERER-ASTRONOMER ASSOCIATION OF SORNIETH | LIGHTNING-ARCANE DIVISION wrote:
DATE: 22/01/2019
CASE FILE ID: NOV - 047
JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, THE RESEARCH LEAD OF THE NOVAMANCER PROJECT PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY FROM OLD AGE, LEAVING BEHIND A MEMO INDICATING THAT HE WAS VERY SATISFIED TO HAVE BEEN INFLUENTIAL IN EXPLAINING THE MOST UNEXPLAINED OCCURRENCES THAT HE HAD ENCOUNTERED IN HIS LIFETIME. HE ALSO WROTE THAT WHILE HE WAS PROUD OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR BEING ABLE TO CONDUCT MOST OF THAT RESEARCH, HE WOULD LIKE FOR THE ASSOCIATION TO INVITE ALL RESEARCHERS ACROSS SORNIETH TO CONSIDER STUDYING THE NOVAMANCERS. AS A RESULT, THE ASSOCIATION BOARD HAS DECIDED TODAY TO DISCONTINUE THE ASSOCIATION’S COLLECTIVE EFFORT ON THE NOVAMANCER PROJECT, STATING THAT SINCE THE MAJOR MYSTERIES HAVE BEEN EXPLAINED, NOVAMANCERS NEED NO LONGER BE A MAJOR FOCUS. INDIVIDUAL TEAMS ARE STILL WELCOME TO CONTINUE PUBLISHING REPORTS IN THE ASSOCIATION JOURNAL OR TO OTHER SORNIETH JOURNALS. THEY HAVE ALSO WELCOMED RESEARCHERS OUTSIDE THE ASSOCIATION TO CONTINUE THE PROJECT. THIS MEANS THAT THERE WILL NO LONGER BE CONSISTENT ASSOCIATION REPORTS LIKE THIS ONE ABOUT THE NOVAMANCERS; BUT THERE WILL STILL BE INDEPENDENTLY-PUBLISHED REPORTS, AND MANY OF THEM, CONSIDERING THAT THE NOVAMANCERS HAVE GARNERED MUCH INTEREST FROM ACROSS SORNIETH. AFTER ALL, THERE IS STILL MUCH ABOUT THEM TO BE DISCOVERED.

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Is this open for posting? O: I hope so, if not, please let me know and I'll delete my post!!

But these look amazing, and I'd love to be on the pinglist for any future hatchlings!! C:
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Is this open for posting? O: I hope so, if not, please let me know and I'll delete my post!!

But these look amazing, and I'd love to be on the pinglist for any future hatchlings!! C:
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Yes, it's open! As for the pinglist, I'm actually expecting a nest of 3 to hatch in the next 24 hours (need to hear back from my nester). I'll ping you then!
@Ambitious
Yes, it's open! As for the pinglist, I'm actually expecting a nest of 3 to hatch in the next 24 hours (need to hear back from my nester). I'll ping you then!
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@disconcerto Could you put me on the novamancers pinglist, please? :)
@disconcerto Could you put me on the novamancers pinglist, please? :)
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