Occultus Magica

Set in a modern world, with a hidden layer to society- a Magical one. Myths, legends, and fantasy are all true, hidden under a veil of secrecy to keep the non-magical people ignorantly safe from it all.
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Occultus Magica

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====== Occultus Magica ======
OM is a setting based off of the 'mahou shoujo' or Magical girl genre of Anime. A world with Myriad types of magic, and just as many mages using them, Magic is still an Occult art, and unknown to most people. Those who do find themselves in possession of magic, however, find themselves pressed into keeping the order of the world balanced, so those without magic can live their lives without worry. However, not all magic users work for good....

Titanpad here: www.titanpad.com/occultusmagica

===== Timeline =====
The Story of Occultus Magica begins in March of 2011, when [[nc:character:Kagami Miyuki]] discovers her powers for the first time. However, not all events occurred after that point. The following timeline attempts to list, chronologically, when all the events in the story of OM happen.

^ 2011 ^^^^^^^^^^^^
| [[nc:timeline:Before March 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:March 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:April 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:May 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:June 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:July 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:August 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:September 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:October 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:November 2011]] | [[nc:timeline:December 2011]] ||
^ 2012 ^^^^^^^^^^^^
| [[nc:timeline:January 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:February 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:March 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:April 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:May 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:June 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:July 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:August 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:September 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:October 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:November 2012]] | [[nc:timeline:December 2012]] |
^ 2013 ^^^^^^^^^^^^
| [[nc:timeline:January 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:February 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:March 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:April 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:May 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:June 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:July 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:August 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:September 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:October 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:November 2013]] | [[nc:timeline:December 2013]] |
===== Characters =====
Use [[NC:character:Blank|This]] as a template.

==== Osaka (Main) Group ====

=== PC ===

== Eastern Natives ==

//Those native to the Easternly countries: shrine priests, magical girls, and warriors of ancient eastern arts. All names are ordered alphabetically in accordance to last names in the eastern styles.//

* [[NC:character:Anabuki Haruka]]
* [[NC:character:Sakura Ijuin|Ijuin Sakura]]
* [[NC:character:Kagami Miyuki]]
* [[NC:character:Sonoda Hanabi]]

== Western Natives ==

//Those native to the Westernly countries: druids, wizards, and unconventional mages. All names are ordered alphabetically in accordance to last names in the western style.//

* [[NC:character:Riley Erin Alstad]]
* [[NC:character:Esther Arkwright]]
* [[NC:character:Percival Caxton]]
* [[NC:character:Ruarc Flynn]]
* * [[NC:character:Laoise]]
* [[NC:character:Coco Leetenbaum]]
* [[NC:character:Duncan Leetenbaum]]
* [[NC:character:Jane Smith]]

=== Classmates ===

* [[nc:character:Hamada Ginga]]
* [[NC:character:Kokoro Raiko]]
* [[nc:character:Sato Kiki]]
* [[NC:character:Takahashi Hisoka]]
* [[NC:character:Watanabe Hana]]

=== School Staff ===

* [[NC:character:Jonathan Miller]] - English
* Aizawa Sensei - Homeroom
* Takahata Sensei - History
* [[nc:character:Kagami Akihiko]] - Principal
* [[nc:character:Adrienne DuMonde]] - French Teacher

=== Other ===

* [[NC:character:Emilia Venezia]]
* [[NC:character:Akechi Aya]]
* [[nc:character:Kagami Ayame]]
* [[nc:character:Kagami Kin]]
* [[nc:character:Satsu Hayao]]
* [[nc:character:Ijuin Joseph]]

== Druids ==

* [[NC:character:Conall Flynn]]
* [[NC:character:Alexei Richter]]
* [[NC:character:Mealla Brennan]]
* [[NC:character:Fiona Lori]]

==== Germany Group ====
=== Students ===
* 1st Year - [[nc:character:Astrid Eberstark]]
* 1st Year - [[nc:character:petrushka_ijuin]]
* [[nc:character:Kara Maarten|Kara Märten]]
* [[nc:character:Vrey Hallinel]]
* 7th Year - [[nc:character:Wilhelm Augustin]]
=== Instructors ===

==== Unsorted Characters ====

* [[NC:character:Lyra Valsted]]
* [[nc:character:Sabrina Jefferson]]
* [[nc:character:SplosionMan! YEAH!]] (TV Show)
* [[nc:character:Calvin Bursetta]]
* [[nc:character:Callie Bursetta]]
* [[nc:character:Shiro Usagi]]
* [[nc:character:Hadia Nived]]
* [[nc:character:Loopy Lady Lucia]]
* [[NC:character:Caoranach]]
* [[NC:character:Maverick Gaines]]
* [[NC:character:Keelin Vaughan]]
* [[NC:character:Lovell Bergman]]
===== Factions =====

==== 'Good' ====
==== 'Evil' ====

* [[NC:factions:vampiresociety|Vampire Society]]
==== Neutral ====
* [[NC:factions:Occultus Magica]]
* [[NC:factions:Immortals]]
===== Magic Rank System =====
Magic users are often categorized by rank, which shows at a glance the relative power or ability of a person. While there are more correct ways to show a person's respective abilities, a ranking is an easily understood system to show which mages are on the same level, and so on.

To find one's rank, you need to add their Skill and Power levels together, then divide by two to take the average. The resulting number coordinates to a bracket on the following chart, each bracket of which falls under a rank:

^ Rank ^ D ^ C ^ B ^ B+ ^ A ^ A+ ^ S ^ S+ ^ SS ^ SSS ^
| Average | 0-9 | 10-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 |40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70-79 | 80-89 | 90-100 |

As an example: Bob has 30 skill and 20 power. When he adds them, his combined total is 50. He divides this by two, to get 25. Looking at the chart, we can see 25 is within the B rank bracket, therefore, Bob is a B ranked mage.
===== Magic types =====
==== Runology ====
The art of deciphering rune marks. It is the means of incorporating magical symbols into (or onto) physical objects in order to harness and direct the innate magic present in the object. The type of symbol and the material used as the medium determines the quality and strength of the rune. The practice of using and carving runes is commonly used among many as a means of training young mages about how to focus their own powers.
==== Summoning ====

The art of Summoning allows one to bring forth creatures that are either of this realm or not with a ritual, or the utterance of a specific phrase. Summoning requires a power source, typically the caster itself, and, depending on the creature, requires a sustained amount of power to remain in place. Animal companions and other beasts or familiars of the world require no sustaining, only enough energy to bring them to you. However, things like demons, elementals, or constructs require a good deal of mana to maintain their form in real space.

//[[nc:summoning|For more on Summoning, visit here.]]//
==== Spellcasting ====
Magic that uses a combination of the user's own magic and magically-charged incantations, recitations, and rituals in order to invoke magical effects. Spellcasting is the most dynamic form of magic and is constantly growing as new spells are created, and new ways of casting them are created along with it. The main drawback of spellcasting is it usually takes time and concentration to cast more than the most basic of spells, which can leave the caster open to attack.
==== Elemental ====
Magic that manipulates the elements of nature. Elemental magic is extremely common, and can be seen as part of almost every other type of magic.

==== Heart ====
'Heart' magic, is the name for magic that cannot be attributed to normal types of magic- it does not manipulate elements, summon anything, use runes, or entail the casting of a spell, but rather is a pure expression of magic, said by many of its users to come from the 'Heart', and so that is how it is named. Often in the form of beams, flashes, and explosions of light, 'Heart' magic can do just about anything, so long as the user has the capability of handling the amount of energy they must channel through their bodies in order to use 'Heart' magic.

==== Mana Manipulation ====
Mana Manipulation is a form of magic where a user manipulates unrefined mana as a form of magic. normally purely offensive, Mana Manipulation can, by experienced users, be used to heal minor injuries, or to transfer mana to other individuals. this can either be used as a boost, a recharge, or a method to temporarily grant magic powers to non-magical peoples.

==== Magitech ====
Magitech is a newer type of magic system, developed in the twentieth century, which is derived from [[nc:magic:magic_caster_weapon|Caster Weapons]], but which uses a purer form of magic shell, as opposed to spells contained within a magically augmented firearm cartridge. Magitech weapons are infinitely customizable, and often have several modes, usually incorporating both ranged and melee weapons into their design. Magitech is both a magic-use skill and a physical combat skill, and most magitech weapons will function as melee weapons, even when no magic is present.


===== Magic Items =====
==== Classical magic Items ====
=== Known ===

* [[nc:item:Babylon Gemstones]]
* [[nc:item:Ancestral Tome]]
* [[nc:item:Rune Stones]]

=== Unknown ===

* [[nc:item:Byzantine Gemstones]]
* [[nc:item:Constantine Gemstones]]
* [[nc:item:Dreamers Mask|The Dreamer's Mask]]

==== Magitech Items ====

==== Miscellaneous Items ====
* [[nc:item:Gunadam|RX-78-2 Gundam Statue]]

===== Magical Worlds =====

==== Elementalia Magicus ====

Also known as the 'Land of Dreams and Mist', the Elementalia is a realm of powerful thought, enriched thickly by magic. In the days of old, the ancient people of the westerly nations worshiped the gods of this realm, passing minute amounts of mana into it through their faith. This kept the realm alive, and in return, the gods mad manifest of themselves to fight for and defend their faithful. Old hedge-mages would make gates into this land to practice magic with unlimited abandon, or to find safety against the travails of the world. The Elementalia was a safe haven for those who could use it. Yet, the warring middle ages forced a decline in worship, and the gods that shaped the Land of Dreams and Mist became weak, and so did their world. In response, what little worshipers were left created a staff to maintain their connection with the other realm, but found that all they had done is seal the fate of their gods. Unity became a zip-tie to the income of mana, forcing itself to be the only way the energy could be deposited, making the staff a dangerous vacuum to anyone who touched it. Thus, the world went dark was not heard of again for many, many years.

It is theorized that this realm is the argued birth-place of mana, considered how the energy itself permeates the place.

===== Magic Beasts =====

==== Magically Augmented ====
* Druid Familiars: A Druid's familiar is an animal that becomes magically bonded to the Druid on the day of the Druid's initiation into the Druid Order. A representative from the Druid's Council hand selects a newborn infant animal and presents it to the Druid, forming the soul bond in the process. The animal can be anything within reason and ranges from birds, to large and smalls mammals, as well as reptiles. While the region the animal originates in does not matter in the selection process, the bond between Druid and familiar is stronger if they both originate from the same region. Familiars stay with their Druid and act as Guides and Advisors to the Druid as they study the ancient magics of the world. Due to the soul bond, a familiar can live much longer than it would in its natural life, but it passes on when its Druid does so as to continue serving the Druid in the next life.
* Cursed dog: a dog cursed by evil Runology. One attacked Ruarc in an Osakan park.
* Dire Geese: Geese corrupted by runes. Several attacked Ruarc and Riley in Osaka's Utsubo park.
==== Naturally Magical ====
* Guardian beast: guards of magical items. Guardian beasts have different powers depending on the items they were created to guard.
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