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Fate\last call - dictionary of terms

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Fate\last call
night, dawn, and the birth of stars

The following is a table of contents for documentation of specific terminology relevant to the events and background of the Sixth Holy Grail War of Fuyuki City.

Included with these entries is a chapter designation that indicates the point at which these terms become relevant. To avoid spoilers, refrain from opening entries for chapters that have yet to be read.

Additional terms will be included by request below.

Hétú Diagram 〔2.4〕Also referred to as the Yellow River Map. An ancient Chinese magic square essential to many branches of the Philosophy Magecraft of the continental Orient. It is an abstraction that connects the heavens and the earth using the Yellow River system as a framework, and it is associated with the Chinese myth of the Great Flood that was contained by Yu the Great. As such, its structure contains a multitude of secrets that prove valuable even to the Xian of the Summit Court.

At her teacher's urging, Sofie Huangjing Le-Mei has taken to the study of the diagram, and has already developed a number of numerological techniques from her analysis and attempts to recreate the original that existed in the Age of Gods. However, she openly admits that she will not finish constructing her replica of the original in the span of a mere human lifetime.
karma 〔4.1〕Fluctuations on the spiritual axis of fate. Biases towards certain events develop through the accumulation of specific types of karma, which may be positive and negative based on circumstances rather than in any absolute sense. Karma is heritable, and will be shared with entities related to oneself, such as offspring or Heroic Spirits.
Matter 〔4.4〕A word meaning "substance", used to describe the products of the von Drang clan's alchemy. Connected to the name of their thaumaturgical attribute, Materialisation, which causes spaces with a high density of the caster's magical energy to act as though it contains the corresponding element in a physical capacity. It is incredibly difficult to sustain without proper material as a basis. Because Sigmund's elemental affinity is Earth, he generally materialises his Matters through in a solid, saltlike state. The liquid Green Matter he administers is created through dissolving this salt into a fluid, such as water or blood. Other elemental affinities exist in his family, and his younger sister has caused multiple disasters with her own
Dark Chaos Blaze
Black Matter
's unorthodox form.

Similar to the Elemental Masses of Paracelsus, the Matters are ambiguous substances produced by the Marian Great Work. Through the 19th and 20th centuries, the Mystery of the Matters fluctuated substantially, as it was an era of great discovery in the field of chemistry that included the establishment of the periodic table and the discovery of the molecule. It simultaneously opened up countless possibilities while attacking the fundamental axioms of the Magecraft itself on all sides.

It has survived into the modern era despite the widespread proofs of atomic theory due to the clear theoretical evidences that "there are more elements that exist but have yet to be created by natural or artificial means" combined with the difficulty in actually creating them. The von Drang family anxiously keeps tabs on the development of particle accelerators around the globe.
Metanovae Astrae 〔2.3〕The unique Magic Crest of the Metanovae clan, constructed out of the holder's nervous system. Its bizarre structure is directly related to their Astral Logic Magecraft, which forcibly inserts concepts and information into targets through the flow of spiritrons. [more...]

Updated March 16th, 2023 at 02:27 PM by Random

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