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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