As promised, I’m putting together the lore posts that explains how my Supernatural characters work. I realize i could go on and on and on with detailed notes about the lore I’ve created for my Supernatural beings. If I did that, I feel things would get lost in the mix, so I’ll try to keep it as concise as possible. There will likely be a few posts to cover all the Supernatural types. Each post will be labeled as to what will be covered. Because there is actually so much to consider, and knowing me, I’ll forget something. If that happens, there will be an adjustment to the relevant post(s). When and if future adjustments are made, I’ll write a small update post announcing the adjustments. I will also make a page that will have links to the lore posts for easy navigation and reference.
I do encourage you, dear reader, to check out the lore posts because they are vital to this story and will likely be used for other Supernatural stories I write. I’ve worked hard and made copious notes in order to bring you these sections. If you have any questions, feel free to leave it in the comments and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability.
This post will cover general facts/rules in terms of Supernatural beings as well as witches and wizards (warlocks).
General Supernatural Etiquette
- Each race of Supernatural being has a strict code of morals/honor that they must adhere to.
- Each Supernatural race has its own governing body, whether it be a Monarch, Council of Elders, or Pack Leader.
- Supernaturals do not fall under the jurisdiction of human law enforcement. If a Supernatural breaks a law or rule, they are compelled to appear before their respective governing body for punishment. If the crime is a very serious one, especially a capital offense, the deities of each Supernatural race meet as a council to decide the fate of the offender. This keeps things on a more unbiased and impartial level to avoid unjust severity or leniency.
- Each Supernatural race has a supreme deity. Thees superior deities are the ones who created his or her respective Supernatural race. A supreme deity can grant god/goddesshood to others (such as Mathilda Kelly being second only to Goddess Ariadne), but it takes a very, very special and rare person to achieve that honor.
- Supernaturals often live among humans and are very selective in whom they outrightly reveal their powers to. They often will give an assist to humans in need but are (usually) discreet about it. This means that humans can’t quite understand how the “touch of magic” happened and deem at as “one of those unexplained mysteries that happen.”
- It is strictly forbidden for Supernaturals to use their powers on humans for sport (torture, terrorizing, etc.) or for causing them intentional harm. Such behavior is handled severely by their respective governing body.
- Immortality can be given in very rare cases. Only the deities and some people in supernatural governing bodies know the secret to the Elixir of Everlasting Life.
- Deities, Supernatural Monarchs, and Prevalent Pack/Coven Leaders are immorta and indestructible.
- A non-Supernatural person can become a Supernatural if approved by the governing body(ies) involved. It is decided on a case-by-case basis. The case must be a strong one to succeed, meaning reasons such as, “I want magic to be able to clean my house faster,” will be dismissed in disgust.
Witches & Wizards (Warlocks)
Ariadne Dreamweaer, Goddess of Witchcraft and Magic, is the supreme deity for witches and wizards. No one is quite certain how she came into existence. She just always was there from the very beginning.
Long ago, the Great Plague of Mass Destruction roamed the multiverse, wiping out every civilization it touched. Due to a 100% mortality rate if contracted, Ariadne knew the human race would be extinct if something wasn’t done. In her great wisdom, she brewed a vaccine. Due to the rare ingredients it required and Ariadne having no other divine assistance at the time, she had to be selective in who was chosen to receive the vaccine. Choosing a handful of worthy unmarried people, she personally administered this vaccine. Because of its properties, not only were the recipients’ lives saved, but they developed strange abilities that were never seen before.
The plague wiped out millions, but not everyone succumbed. Ariadne took it upon herself to teach the ones vaccinated how to use their new powers and instructed them to go among the world, marry, and bear children. Most obeyed her. Those who turned away and disregarded Ariadne’s teachings died shortly thereafter. When the next generation was born, Ariadne gave her assistance in training the children who had inherited magical abilities. Children who didn’t develop magical abilities found other purposes in life. And this is how witches and wizards exist in present day and will continue to exist if Lenora & Tyrone and their heirs succeed in their mission.
Although having tasted carnal pleasures numerous times, Ariadne was married only once. This was to a mortal man named Lear. They had one son, Cian. Lear, unwilling to accept Ariadne’s offer of immortality, died of old age, leaving Ariadne heartbroken. Very seldom does she speak of Lear, but when she does, she refers to him as her one great love. After his death, she vowed she would never marry or allow herself to love again because even a goddess is no stranger to heartbreak.
You can read more about Ariadne by visiting my Cast of Characters page.
- The supreme deity for witches and wizards (warlocks) is Goddess Ariadne Dreamweaver. Goddess Mathilda (Blankenship) Kelly is, for all intents and purposes, her second in command.
- The governing body for witches and wizards is a 7 member council that is given jurisdiction over a certain geographical area. This body is often referred to as The Council of Magic. It is said that Ariadne, herself, picks the council and that she appears to them when she is needed. In Forever in Time, Cian is the reigning President with Mathilda being an Elder Advisor. They retain the highest power of authority, answering only to Ariadne or Mathilda. Both witches and wizards serve on the council; no sexual discrimination is allowed.
- Witches and wizards live by a strong moral code to protect the innocent. Sometimes they are given an assignment by the council, but other times, they are lead by other means (intuition, circumstances, etc.) to someone in need.
- A witch or wizard often keeps a Grimoire and/or Book of Shadows to keep track of their spells, potion recipes, life lessons, and other things they feel is important to track.
- A witch or wizard gains power through education and practice. Magic is learned over time. The more powerful a witch/wizard is, the more things he/she can do with his/her magic; the possibilities are endless.
- Magic can go terribly wrong if the caster is unskilled or untrained. If unskilled or used foolishly, magic can be harmful, even fatal, to the caster and/or those nearby if they are caught in the fallout.
- It is highly favorable for a witch or wizard to marry another magical person. If they choose to marry a non-magical human, the couple must appear before the Council of Magic to make sure the non-magical person understands the life they are getting involved in. If the non-magical person is seen as unfit or is deemed to pose a danger to the magical community, the relationship is broken up as discreetly as possible.
- Aside from that, the Council of Magic does not involve itself in domestic matters unless it is a case of battery or imminent danger. The raising of children is the sole responsibility of the parents or a suitable guardian.
- It is very favorable for a witch/wizard to marry a werewolf. It has been observed that wolves and witches/wizards are helpful to one another. because of a wolf’s mystic and involuntary way of knowing who his/her soulmate is (more on that later), the council does not concern itself with this kind of match. Furthermore, witches/wizards who marry other Supernaturals are not required to appear before the council.
- Magical children are educated like any other child in subjects such as reading and math. Magical education can be done through an apprenticeship system or by attending a separate magic school.
- A witch or wizard can choose to put away his/her magic (such as Liam did), but it must be reported to the council directly or heard by an advocate who, then, reports it to the council. We did not see this process with Liam directly, but it was to Mathilda he confided in, being that she was his friend and mentor. Like any worthy advocate should, Mathilda urged him to reconsider but said she would always be there for him should he need her.
- It is strictly forbidden to use magic to terrorize, torture, or intentionally harm a non-magical person. It’s a tabu to do that to anyone, Supernatural or not, but is considered a more serious offense against a non-magical person. The reasoning behind this is that Supernaturals can protect themselves against this kind of thing more effectively than a non-magical person. The punishment for such a thing is often very severe.
- It is highly advised for a witch/wizard to choose wisely in whom they wish to reveal their powers to when it comes to non-magical people. If a person who learns of the magical community poses a threat, he/she and the witch/wizard are dealt with according to the seriousness of the situation and consequences.
- Witches and Wizards have a lifespan similar to a regular human. Due to rare circumstances (such as Lenora’s illness/curse), some witches and wizards age much slower.
- Witches and wizards often have an animal familiar but is not required.
- A nom-magical person can become a witch or wizard, but that is not an easy quest. It is up to the Council of Magic or, in rarer cases, Mathilda and/or Ariadne, to approve of the change. This is done by giving the person a potion, said potion being guarded as a close secret by prominent magical leaders.
- A witch/wizard highly skilled in Alchemy can learn the Witch’s Brew potion (Lenora can make this potion), but it is forbidden to just randomly use it on someone.
- If another Supernatural type wants to become a witch or wizard, their case is heard by the Council of Magic as well as their respective governing body. Both ruing bodies decide if it is in the best interest (or not) for the person to make that change.
Author’s Note: The lore for werewolves, fairies, vampires, genies, PlantSims, and other applicable things will come in future posts.