Living Pirate Ship

Let me tell you about the pirate ship Clairvoyance. It’s crewed entirely by a hodge-podge of bush mages who are bringing together a wide diversity of magical talents. None of them are exceptionally powerful and as individuals any of them can have circles run around them by any Royal Navy Wizard. But, when working together they are incredibly effective. Unmatched at sea when it comes to tracking their quarry, laying ambushes at sea, and then disappearing without a trace.

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The Rise of English Wizardry

In the mid-1500s, the dominant magical tradition in Europe was that of Catholicism.  Priests would use mass prayer as a power source and religious iconography as focusing devices.  These were old methods that dated back to before the Roman Empire in various forms and were well ingrained into the tradition of Europe.  However, the Protestant Reformation threatened to undermine this tradition.

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Sentient Warships

They are incredibly rare. Research has shown they might actually be related to dryads (which are kind of biological themselves). What is known is that if enough magic, intent, and emotion is pushed through an inanimate object, that object begins to animate to some extent. Usually, this is at a small enough scale that the resulting object can’t be described as fully sentient and they certainly don’t function as a species. More like a more advanced enchantment.

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