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Magic Calender by Dyemelikeasunset Magic Calender by Dyemelikeasunset
The magic system works like a horoscope, each month carrying the magical properties of an element, and the time of day effecting the way it manifests in the person.
Everyone in the world is born with magic affiliations, often finding their calling in a sub-element. Only those who dedicate their lives to magic study can unlock the power to access multiple sub-elements. However, it is impossible for internal magic users to perform external magic, and vice versa. Otherwise, magic prowess depends on the amount of study and practice put in by the individual.

The different ways of "casting" magic (transformations, enchantments, etc) also take years of study, and usually learning a single application can be a lifetime of dedication. Certain magic applications often bleed directly into crafts occupations across the world.

Examples:

- Internal metal user who applies through enchantments: can specialize in a gold sub-element and create enchanted jewelry.  By touching and interacting with the gold, this magic user can infuse it with their influence, perhaps through something like a personal crest or brand. These gold rings or necklaces can hold magic and enhance the resonance of the wearer's own magic.
This example can also apply to other materials, like gems, metal for armor, wood for wands, herbs for potions, etc etc. (yes, crafted items with infused magic can also be ingested, depending on the make)

- External water user who applies through an area of effect: can specialize in snow and cause a snowstorm around them. It would only be a certain radius, the size depending on their capabilities or energy levels. 
This example can also apply to other elements, like an earth user who causes quakes, a fire user who specializes in magma and causes volcanic eruptions, etc

The descriptions under each element are different “cycles” that occur throughout the year:
1) the outermost cycle is the cycle of life,
2) the middle circle is the cycle of agriculture, and
3) the innermost circle is education


If you have any questions or think of any of your own examples, please feel free to ask in the comments below! This is a universe that I am slowly working on with Ai-Bee and 
TheFlamingZebra, but please feel free to suggest and get involved! I want this to become an open world eventually for people to make their own characters in :D

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More of this world can be found here
Fantasy Races: [1/4] Humans by TysheaFantasy Races: [2/4] Elves by TysheaFantasy Races: [3/4] Halflings by TysheaFantasy Races: [4/4] Orcs by Tyshea

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remmeline Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was born mid-August, translating that into this calendar, which element would I probably possess, wood or fire? ://,)
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I don't actually have a direct map of my magic calendar to any realworld system I'm sorry! T//v//T
I think it'd actually be somewhere in Earth though!
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remmeline Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah no worries!! Earth sounds very accurate :,) this is fun bweheheh
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Plookustheplok Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Student Digital Artist
This is interesting, reminds me a bit of the system from Avatar but with more elements (I tend to stick with Bionicle Element ammounts minus certain ones such as Sonics, Plasma, and Psyonics (Mind element).

I know this may be a stretch to ask but would you mind if I used the symbols for the elements as alternative runes for my Pottermore Wand designs? The main reason I ask is well I do intend to sell my wands, I'm sure for a fact that while you said you want this to be "Open" you didn't mean Public Domain. I would be willing to give you a percent of any wand's sale when it is sold or some other system and I would draw up a contract and have it Notarized so it is binding.

If you wish to continue discussing this further tell me and I will contact you through notes and or Email your pick. Sorry to bother you but I think these would make interesting runes and all and I rather use pure fictional Runes where I can.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I'd really like if you didn't use my art. Thanks!
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Plookustheplok Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I will respectfully leave the subject alone. I do hope I didn't offend I really meant no harm. Good luck with all your further works and thank you for replying.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
You didn't offend, I just don't want it to be used! Thank you for asking!
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Plookustheplok Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Ok good, glad I've not said something awkward. Fully understand, like I said I prefer using fictional and therefore original Runes, the viking ones are over used and others I'm not comfortable working with if you take my meaning. Also your very welcome unless it's a PD design I do my best to ensure I don't step on anyone's toes.
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Archonstone Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019
I love this.        This is the chinese internal 5 elements plus air which I  use.  The 8 external element  bagua  uses  the 5 system.      The magic does work with that system.  
Thank you I like  how you tie the things together here.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I'm glad you like it!!
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HoaryStar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
Water conception.  "Saddening or misery" by desolation.  Solution through toil, labor.  "Air" already ties the horizon by the mountain of eight points.  Sense of earthly boundaries, limitations by incarnation itself. 
Wood not birth, but excitement to compete and multiplying potential.  "Fire" maturity.  "Earth" harvest.  Metal merriment from the harvest by "sowing."
For Redlight 47.
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Can others people ride other's magic? , example: Some riding a sound wave
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, sorry but could you elaborate a little more?
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018
Like an External User uses a wave of magic like sound or water and someone jumps on it and rides it
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I see, interesting! I think in that specific situation, the person riding on the sound wave would have to be an air user (or a water user on a liquid wave, you get the drill)
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Alright thank you for the feed back
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
How does the magic work, do you just know spells or are there activation words?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
At the moment it's different for everyone! Most of my spellcasters do it silently, and the ones who use activation words are often Air users, since the speaking/sound is part of their magic
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
Thank you for the feed back
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AtlasMagnum Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad to see that there are concepts of a six-element system that differentiates itself from the commonly used Western depiction and the Eastern-styled one with the five elements. Both of those concepts seemed to have left some gaps or stretches such as Wood also representing Air in the Wu Xing while the Western one lacked Wood if you don't consider it as Earth. But with this hexagonal version, more elements are being addressed since it's a combination of the two and there is an even distribution of representations for each element.

Other words, this magic system is unique and admirable and really flips the fantasy genre onto its head. I'm also doing something similar with this concept in my world-building.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
My sentiments exactly! Glad you like it, thanks! :D
Good luck with your magic system too
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DeadKnight1 Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2018
Why are there only six months when there are twelve months in the Gregorian Calendar? Is this a difference in terms of culture? Cosmology? Their concepts of the passage of the year being different from our own? Can each month correspond with a month in the Gregorian Calendar? Why is there no summer when summer is usually a crucial part of any lunar calendar? So many questions!
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
it's a fantasy world lol the gregorian calendar doesn't even exist here :P
As far as summer, the closest thing is the Fire Month of spring
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DeadKnight1 Featured By Owner Edited May 17, 2018
That still leaves some questions.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
that's nice ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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AutumnReprise Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haven't checked out new art from anyone on dA in ages lol. Still glad to see all your new pieces. :)

One question, though. Not sure if it's been asked already: Where did Summer go :v?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
first of all it's a fantasy world so seasons work different! summer is part of spring, specifically the Fire Month
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AutumnReprise Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'oh of course. Aah, well then :v. 
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
What would an Internal Gravity user's abilities be?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It'd be very similar to telekinetic abilities!
They could manipulate their own gravity, giving them the ability to float (like walking on the moon) or Harry-Potter-accio-charm esque abilities, making an object be gravitated towards them, etc
A really powerful internal gravity user could potentially manipulate the gravity of the area around them, like making a field of intense gravity (similar to the gravity training chambers in Dragonball Z)
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
Alright thank you for the feed back
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jetstar19 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
It's funny tho
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mediding Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2018
1. What happens during an eclipse?
2. Even though there is a defined difference between night and day, can I still watch the sun set/rise?

Other ones
3. Is sonar/vibration sense (like a bat’s supersonic squeaking or a mole’s ability to hear tremors in the earth) external or internal?
4. Is there a thing like the north/ south poles? What happens to day/ night?
5. Do elements effect what they like/ don’t like? Like, although water can be forceful at times, and soothing at others, would all water element people not like fire?
6. Can mages of different elements cooperate to create a more complex form of magic? What if mages of all six worked together?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
1 + 2) it's a fantasy world, so the cosmology is different! The sun and moon don't overlap each other and there aren't sunsets or sunrises, and both are present in the sky at all times. It just depends on which heavenly body is directly over your area of the world that determines night and day

3) it would be internal!
4) no north or south poles! I'm using a similar system as discworld, where the world is generally flat
5) I'm sure some cultures in this world have elemental affiliations and zodiac-esque alignments, but I don't want it to be a set-in-stone thing
6) yes they can! I need to develop that a bit more but that's definitely something that can be done
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Archibald-Addelton Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
can someone with metal element learn magic from air element ? or any other ?

if born in the sunset/sunrise can someone have both internal and external magic ?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, each element is its own month

And this fantasy world has a very distinct difference between night and day, so sunrise and sunset don't really exist
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Tetsujin28-go Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
What element would healing magic go under?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I want each element to be able to do their own version of healing magic!

For example, Wood magic with an Herb subelement can make healing potions, or a Bard with Air magic and a Sound subelement could create healing songs
Some of the healing magic in my world isn't immediate, but rather more medical and slow-acting, like if a Fire magic user had a Light subelement, and used light therapy
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Shi-Rokku Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2018
This seems really cool. If you had to think end-game, what are you guys hoping to turn this universe into? Books, games etc? :) I'd definitely read, play or watch whatever this may become. :D (Big Grin) 
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I think a mix of stories/books/comics and an open role-playing world! I don't know if I'll be able to do a table-top though!
Thanks for your interest!
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iamepiclol111 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Watched. Love the idea of a magical calendar that, of course, would work differently from ours!
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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Tuiverrus Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, Worship .
Secondly, I couldn't help but wonder... what might happen to one born at the time of sunset? Or sunrise? Could the division between internal and external magic ability become somehow indecisive? Perhaps wavering... or labile...? So many tempting possibilities...

Like, magic user whose ability changes every now and then. And the change is not under his/her own control but determined e.g.
- randomly
- by emotion
- by the time of the day or night (or some other time period)
- several of the above

Or, it could be determined immediately at the day/night of birth, after which it stays constant. In which case there absolutely has to be a case where one of twins is external and the other one internal magic user - just because daybreak (or nightfall) happened to occur between their births.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The celestial rules of the world are different from ours! The day/night cycle is really clean-cut and the on-coming change of time is visible in this universe :)

There are twins who are separated by day/night though! I have two right here:
Imori and Aseri full body by Dyemelikeasunset
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LionsDisciple Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Question: What if you were a spellsword that channels elemental energy through your weapons? Would that be considered internal or external magic?

Like, I carry a shortsword, and I am a water elementalist who specializes in either ice or cold. Whenever I cut someone with my blade, I cause needles of frost or ice to bore into the enemy from that cut, causing pain and immobilization. Would that be external magic, since one could argue that I'm chanelling the effect outside of my own body and making it hit someone else? Or would it be internal magic since one could argue that you are channeling the cold power from yourself through the blade?

For science.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That would be internal! Both internal and external users can use items to help them channel their power, but their form of "casting" would stay true to their magic type.

If we take your Ice Sword example: cutting someone to freeze them would be internal. The magic goes from the body > sword > victim
An external version of your Ice Sword could be someone pointing the tip at someone like a wand and freezing them from afar. The magic transfers only from body > sword, then hits the victim
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LionsDisciple Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Excellent. Good to know. I sort of want to develop and OC for this world now. It's one of the most unique and interesting worlds I've ever read about, and I'd sort of like to explore it more. If that's okay with you.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yes it's absolutely okay! I would adore seeing a character from you! If you're not much of an illustrator, a written profile is good too!
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