Lavun! What’s that?

The basic component of magic. When the Great Explosion happened, Lavun was produced and scattered across the land. Despite an enormous industry created to find Lavun, only traces of it are ever discovered. It’s immensely powerful, and immensely valuable.

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Do they have electricity, guns, cars and all our modern stuff?

They have electricity, but rarely use it because it can attract electrical spirit storms. They use guns. But magic weapons are preferable. For environmental reasons, fossil fuels are absolutely forbidden. Hence no cars. But it’s amazing how animals here have been adapted for transportation. Eg. Sool horses can cover thirty miles an hour over rough terrain for up to ten hours. Mudflics can haul…

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What’s the music like?

Dangerous. Some of it, especially the drum beats, can stay for days inside your head. It would drive you nuts. I prefer my smartphone player. Right now I’m listening to Iceage, Twenty One Pilots, Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle and much more. Aisling’s learning a windfall, a pipe that passes through three wooden balls. Right now it sounds like a cat’s wail. But that’s progress….

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