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Magic Calender by Dyemelikeasunset Magic Calender by Dyemelikeasunset
The magic system works like a horoscope, each month carrying the magical properties of an element, and the time of day effecting the way it manifests in the person.
Everyone in the world is born with magic affiliations, often finding their calling in a sub-element. Only those who dedicate their lives to magic study can unlock the power to access multiple sub-elements. However, it is impossible for internal magic users to perform external magic, and vice versa. Otherwise, magic prowess depends on the amount of study and practice put in by the individual.

The different ways of "casting" magic (transformations, enchantments, etc) also take years of study, and usually learning a single application can be a lifetime of dedication. Certain magic applications often bleed directly into crafts occupations across the world.

Examples:

- Internal metal user who applies through enchantments: can specialize in a gold sub-element and create enchanted jewelry.  By touching and interacting with the gold, this magic user can infuse it with their influence, perhaps through something like a personal crest or brand. These gold rings or necklaces can hold magic and enhance the resonance of the wearer's own magic.
This example can also apply to other materials, like gems, metal for armor, wood for wands, herbs for potions, etc etc. (yes, crafted items with infused magic can also be ingested, depending on the make)

- External water user who applies through an area of effect: can specialize in snow and cause a snowstorm around them. It would only be a certain radius, the size depending on their capabilities or energy levels. 
This example can also apply to other elements, like an earth user who causes quakes, a fire user who specializes in magma and causes volcanic eruptions, etc

The descriptions under each element are different “cycles” that occur throughout the year:
1) the outermost cycle is the cycle of life,
2) the middle circle is the cycle of agriculture, and
3) the innermost circle is education


If you have any questions or think of any of your own examples, please feel free to ask in the comments below! This is a universe that I am slowly working on with Ai-Bee and 
TheFlamingZebra, but please feel free to suggest and get involved! I want this to become an open world eventually for people to make their own characters in :D

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More of this world can be found here
Fantasy Races: [1/4] Humans by TysheaFantasy Races: [2/4] Elves by TysheaFantasy Races: [3/4] Halflings by TysheaFantasy Races: [4/4] Orcs by Tyshea

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:iconzenoseiya:
Zenoseiya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Your elemental magic is certainly a lot more colorful than those typical of fantasy novels. You went to great effort to make each element useful and integrate the sun/moon with all elements equally. How does your elemental magic handle spirituality or emotions? I imagine each element would have a different area of influence.
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:iconlycael-lobo:
lycael-lobo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  New Deviant
E como faço para descobrir qual é meu elemento e meu sub-elemento?
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:iconthrtipsytiefling:
so I'm an air user and an internal caster?...... wicked. so .... would that be stuff like: flight, super hearing, maybe some kind of bio-electric skin. ...... could an internal caster of sufficient power become an elemental? like, you list Iron skin, but could an internal caster become like .... a sapient body of water or a mobile pile of crystalline growths? or in the case of air users a cloud?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
1) flight, super hearing, and even electric skin are all totally valid internal air magics!
2) being surrounded/protected by the element is a little different from becoming a pure elemental. Both internal and external casters are capable of becoming elemental but at the cost of losing their minds and probably soon after, death. It's a system I need to develop more so sometime in the future i'll probably make an infographic of it!
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DAZUMA Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
SUPERB. Just Superb.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconxoxserenityxx:
xoxserenityxx Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016
What about people who are born in the middle? Middle as in the calendar thing, and between day and night. Afternoon.
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TheDragonMedic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Afternoon is in the middle of the day. If you mean dusk, then it probably depends on when exactly the sun sets.
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:iconxoxserenityxx:
xoxserenityxx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Ah okay I was just wondering
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TheDragonMedic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
But I have nothing to do with this project, it's purely my WMG, and I might be wrong. So...don't quote me on that.
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:iconxoxserenityxx:
xoxserenityxx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Alright
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8BitCleric Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
this is just wizardry. I see where your going but most of what your saying aren't elements, what you are saying also doesn't belong to elemental magic, like gravity, glass, crystal, and bone. Rock is not a sub-element that's pretty much what Earth magic is, Earth magic is moving rocks or coal or whatever kind of rock, in which you bend it to your will, here is a great example watch, Avatar The Last Air Bender. Now to Water, fluid that is a part of wizardry, in which you can turn something into a liquid, that magic would be very deadly and would probably come with a great cost. Mist would be a combination of humidity and moisture in the air. You can make it a magic spell but it is not an element. Ice and Blood are sub-elements to Water. Cold is just a feeling and what we call lower temperatures, so it is not a sub-element. You know what Im actually going to stop here, you can ask me for more info, but I believe I'm being to much of jerk, so you may not want to. Also this really sounds like alchemy, look into it you may be interested in it. I should say now before I am too late I am sorry if this offends you or hurts you in someway
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:iconoutcaster-forever:
Outcaster-forever Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
What if you were born in the morning but the sun still had hours to rise
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:iconoutcaster-forever:
Outcaster-forever Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
What if you're born in the morning but the sun still has hours to come up
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Matt-Naphtha Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So very tempted to come up with a persona for this now.  I'm trying to work out the magic aspects based on the time of year I was born, and I might need help with Metal Internal. Would magnetism fall under that or would it be external?
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:icondyemelikeasunset:
Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
magnetism can work for both internal and external! Internal could potentially be the ability to magnetically pull metals towards your own body, or to magnetize things by touch; External could be things like Magneto's powers etc
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EratKleys Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
I just now submitted my 290 elements periodic table (go to eratkleys.deviantart.com/art/2…)
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Lynxiuxta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe I'm an Earth and Metal External, which is awesome.
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FeniXorino Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Such amazing work. I admire you. I am iternal fire user so could you explain something for me?(cuz im not very creative) if i would have combustion sub-element, would i be able to do something like explosive fists or kicks? 2. how the energy sub-element would work? would it be something like boosting your own body energy to gain extra strenght and speed? 3. i have no idea how light sub-element would work xD
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hey very sorry for the late response! Been caught up in work ^^;
if you were still curious, combustion can definitely be explosive hits if they're an internal magic user. If they're external, it can also be the ability to explode items from a distance!
likewise, the energy subelement could very much be giving yourself more energy, or being able to replenish energy through heat, etc.
light can be used very simply! For example, distraction tactics via glare or momentary blinding, being able to produce light in dark places, being able to snuff OUT lights to your advantage, etc!

Every element and subelement has multiple ways in which they can be utilized!
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Caranaar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Hey there, love your work <3
Just wanted to ask you, what would I be if I were born on the 5th of April at night? An external wood user?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AH unfortunately the calendar doesn't follow any real-world year system, but Wood would definitely be the closest equivalent! And yes if you were born at night you'd be an external user!
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FuzzyBunnyAD Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
This looks awesome and everything, but, um, where's the summer? What would it be for July?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
please read the highlighted comments! comments.deviantart.com/1/5277…
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:iconilrail:
Ilrail Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
I love this world you have designed and this magic system is cool. very well thought out and dynamic
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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Ilrail Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
NP
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Ilrail Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
also yeah like Yami how is someone born at dawn or dusk affected? what are the seasons like? so many questions.
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:icondandelawesome:
DanDelAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
So how common are people who are actually trained enough to do anything practical with magic?
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:icondyemelikeasunset:
Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
practical how? A lot of the professions in our fantasy world are done with magic so I guess pretty often? :0
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:icondandelawesome:
DanDelAwesome Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2016
I think that answers my question. Thanks c: - Edited addendum, if that's not being too cheeky

I'd also love to know if learning to use one's magic is more like meditation, all about getting to know yourself, or academics, learning hard and fast rules with cause and effect, or possibly more like martial arts training, with forms and physical practice
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
There will be multiple ways to study your magic! All the ones you listed are viable methods, but I'll probably come up with common systems for different areas in the world sometime to have it all recorded
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DanDelAwesome Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Oh groovy c: Thanks so much
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thelastmatureone Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You should make books with these! I would love to read your ideas on magic, fantasy kingdoms, and creatures of legends. It's sooo interesting so keep up the amazing work :D
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm working on illustrating and compiling all my information, so maybe a book someday? :O at the moment I"m just aiming for a website haha, but thanks so much for the interest!
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RikuHakushin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Nice elemental wheel design. But why are there are only three seasons? Also, I'm kind of curious about the metal sub elements. What made you assign chemical and metal to it? And isn't having electricity and lightning kind of redundant, or is that just mean a metal caster can harness low-level lightning magic due to metal's natural conductivity?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
well it's a calendar for a fantasy universe so things aren't 1:1 with the real world, they only have 3 seasons
For metal, I see metal as the element of science and technology, and on top of the fact many chemicals are metal alloys, such as the Alkali metals on the periodic table, etc
A lot of the subelements are meant to overlap-- for example, a blood subelement can be achieved through both water/fluid and metal/iron, etc
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:iconrikuhakushin:
RikuHakushin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Ahhhh...I see. Neat!
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Shiro1290 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
I love it 😍 Just a cuestión. If you are born in September you are earth or metal?
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:icondyemelikeasunset:
Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
the calendar isn't meant to correspond to our real-world calendar, but a 6am September baby would probably be an Internal Earth user!
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Shiro1290 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
And at 6 am?
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alixandria55555 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so if murkana can enchant crystals why are her eyes pink when earth is brown?
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:icondyemelikeasunset:
Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I only used specific colors on the calendar to differentiate them on the chart, but the elements don't have specific colors and colors change depending on the subelement color!
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alixandria55555 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
also thank you so much for responding!!!!!!
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alixandria55555 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thats awesome, so there is a lot more variety in at least the trolls eye colors, but does their eye color change when they specify in a subelement, or is that like predetermined form birth, cause you said that the jotuns like to have all of the water ones specify in blood, so if they were predisposed to specialize in one and they then specified in blood instead would their eye color change? sorry thats alot um im just curious. 
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm actually debating what colors Orc eyes should be-- if they should be entirely based on magic or if they have specific eye colors like the rest of the races. I'll get back to you on that!
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alixandria55555 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think it would be interesting if they started out with the generic color of the element they were born under as an eye color and as they specialized in a sub element their eyes would change to be more suited or related to that, the only problem with that is that there is going to be lots of overlap with colors and distinguishing what someones general or sub element is would be very difficult. though i definitely think they should be element based with maybe shades or hues that very within each depending on the sub elemental specialization. it took me forever to think of a proper way to respond so sorry about that!!! i don't mean to be to intrusive or aggressive in ideas you can disregard what i say cause it is your fantasy world!!1
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zoeblo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
if you're born in the evening does that count as ''nightborn''?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
after the sun goes down and before the sun comes up is nightborn! :D
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