“A Gift from Aurth” takes place on a planet called Aurth. Aurth is not just a host for the characters of the story to have their adventure on. It’s a character in it’s own right because Aurth is alive.
Aurth is a planet rich in an energy source we would call magic. Over eons, magic has saturated it to its core. Every grain of sand and every drop of water is concentrated with it. One of the wondrous properties of magic is its power to give life. Not just life to the plants and animals that live there but life to the planet its self. Aurth is a living being. The core of the planet holds its mind and soul. It is capable of hopes, ideas, emotions and cares. Just like you and I, Aurth experiences empathy, feels love and can have it’s feelings hurt. Unlike us, with our bodies of flesh and blood, Aurth’s body is made from mountains and streams.
Aurth’s consciousness is an omniscient force across the planet. Having a presence everywhere means it is aware of everything that happens. This also means, with the help of magic, it can chose to interact with other lifeforms. An example of this would be causing a tree to burst into bloom with ripe fruit to feed the hungry or changing the direction of a road to direct a lost person the right way home.
The idea of magic creating life (or life being magic) has always intrigued me. We live in a world explained by science. We are taught life happens because a complex system exists with our heat beat, our breathe and electronic signals in our brain. Could there be more to it? Perhaps it’s a bit of magic soaked into our core that gives us life.
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