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“I have another offer,” Shane agreed, “but first, answer this. Do you have a Void mage interested in learning the spell?”   Clan Leader Lai'na Ferrik nodded. “We have a Voidclaimed, yes.”
  Among the Vardan, those born with Cosmic Attunement - possessing the rare ability to borrow magical power from the stars themselves - are known as Voidclaimed. Because the nomadic merchants spend their entire lives traversing the Void, this is considered a blessing, and a gift from the Void herself. Voidclaimed are highly valued and are often assigned important magic-centric roles within their Clans, according to their skills and interests.   As with all Void Mages, the Voidclaimed feel the call of the stars pulling on their magic whenever they venture into the Void. Their life within the Void itself, therefore, ensures the Voidclaimed spend their entire lives with the whispers of the power of the universe flowing through their veins. For a society who views the Void of space as the gestational parent of the universe, a tough but fair entity known to reward those who treat her with respect and punish those who fail to recognize her true power, this constant connection to that power is seen as a deeper, personal connection to their place within the universe.   They are her family. They belong.

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Dec 2, 2022 01:47 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I really enjoy the Varden way of looking at being a Void mage. :)

Dec 2, 2022 02:44 by Morgan Biscup

I love them so much. They may be a new favorite.

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Dec 2, 2022 04:03 by Barron

Man that sounds so uplifting! So do most families have a Void Mage? Or are they very rare in terms of who have them?

Dec 2, 2022 05:32 by Morgan Biscup

Void Mages are fairly rare. Nobody's really sure what causes them - it doesn't seem to be genetic. They're valued in other cultures as well, for various reasons - mainly because they can cast really powerful spells in space, by borrowing magic from the stars, which is especially useful to those who use Necromancy to hyperjump their ships.   The Vardan are mainly interested in the link to the Void, though.

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Dec 2, 2022 11:01 by Annie Stein

I really like it when voids and darkness are reframed as nurturing, and put into a more positive (lack of?) light. The way you end this article is so beautiful too. They do belong.

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Dec 2, 2022 16:26 by Morgan Biscup

Thank you! <3

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Dec 27, 2022 20:30 by Starfarer Theta

I'm not usually approached by strangers during my travels, so it always surprises me when someone asks for me specifically. It is also very stressful as usually that means there is a problem. I'm not so sure in this particular case. The person in question states that she is a Voidclaimed and that she had some instinct that she should help me move on. I'm not sure how, but it is as if she knew if only in part of my lifelong predicament. The only question I have is whether or not this means I was welcomed here or not. Something to ponder, but is nice to know I have an ally to help me in making the next jump. - Nemo, World Traveler

Dec 29, 2022 11:05 by TJ Trewin

Are voidclaimed identifiable by others? Do they keep it to themselves or flaunt their unique abilities?

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Dec 29, 2022 18:37 by Morgan Biscup

You can't tell whether or not someone is Voidclaimed / Cosmically Attuned unless they cast a really powerful spell that only someone with their unique connection to the Void could cast.   Among the rest of society thr Cosmically Attuned can be rather prima donnas about it. For the Vardan, though, they tend to just be another member of the Clan, but with this extra ability.

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