1st post here, liked this topic. My magic is related to this conversation.most likely. building things is human nature, and we're never satisfied with what we've built. the technology would probably be radically different though, since universal magic would perform the more mundane tasks (cutting/lifting etc), it'd probably be tools that amplify or concentrate magic,
also, technology'd still be developed for precision and duplication, seeing as hwo ti's tireless and dosen't make mistakes when creating something - something even the most atute and dedicated person can hardly achieve.
The groundlings, the non-magical people who live on the ground, became jealous of their magic and technology and began stealing the power sources of these devices. At first it was no big deal to the Highborns, but the groundlings figured out a way to harness their power. They developed a civilization MORE technologically advanced than the Highborns, the problem being that they required a constant source of their red stones for power, a source of power the Highborns were not willing to share...
. Elves are all together too pure to be corrupted by them and dwarfs have too little potential for magic for them to be worth-while for the demons to pursue, but humans are the perfect balance of corrupt and adaptable.
you might want to revise the reason for the elves, this is simply the most cliche thing in the world, and I can promise you that if they're written to act in that way, then they'll be the most boring race in existance.
dwarfs is a little meh. I guess it's hard for some people to imagine magic coming from someone half your height... sizists
The problem is probably not the height. I think these people would not have a problem with magic gnomes or fairies even smaller.dwarfs is a little meh. I guess it's hard for some people to imagine magic coming from someone half your height... sizists
The problem is probably not the height. I think these people would not have a problem with magic gnomes or fairies even smaller.
Dwarfs are just clicheed in phantasy settings to be not magic. Or maybe item-only magic.
That changes when you go into mythology. There dwarfs do not even necessarily need to be small.
In modern English, yes. When you look at the progenitors of dwarfs like swargalbs (or was it swerg? something like that.) were mountain ghosts. As such sometimes really huge.
I saw a movie where non-small dwarves worked out very well. It was a comedic reimagining of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves, or in this case, Schneewittchen und die 7 Zwerge, because the movie was in german. It was simply called '7 Zwerge'.