A Wizards Beginning: Part Two
After the War, Wizards needed recruits after their
tremendous losses. They then started to investigate "Neopets" and choose select
ones to become Wizards, who would receive the Manual and-
Ramek stopped reading, staring at the text in
front of him. Wizard? Him? No, that can't be possible. The same him who gets
beat up by bullies almost daily and is picked on in school for reading. No,
that couldn't be right. But...he had found the Manual and...was he a Wizard?
Now, he was interested. He felt something real. Something...some feeling that
was real. His eyes gazed down on the book and he started to read yet again,
now more intrigued than ever.
-be able to practice the Art and the Language. From their Manual, they learn
both practices and are usually greeted by a Counselor who would then let them
work on the Art in their home and guide them with any advice needed to further
When the "Standard Spells" are learned, the Wizard
trainee is sent on what is called an Initial Journey (also see Initial Quest
and Initial Step in Glossary). This Journey proves that they have the power
to further their practices. If they complete the Journey, they get to continue
learning the Art and Language. If they do not, they will forget all aspects
of Wizardry learned and return to their normal lives as if nothing had ever
Before these events take place, the owner of
the Manual has a choice. They can choose to ignore the book until it disappears
and they forget about it (which should occur in three months to one year) or
they can take the Statement. The Statement is a series of words that they must
say aloud to instate themselves and a practicing Wizard. From there, the other
steps go on. Below is a copy of the Statement in its entirety. The must say
it without stuttering, or the spell is broken and they must start over again
until they get it perfectly right. This Statement will not work if the readers
heart is not in it and they are just doing this to "see what happens". Make
the choice now.
The yellow Draik sat bat on his headboard to
his bed, thinking. Was it speaking to him personally? It didn't sound like the
rest of the text in the book. The majority of the history sounded official but...that.
The phrase seemed out of place. And Ramek was right for when he looked back
at the book, the sentence had disappeared. Make the choice now.
Ramek didn't know what to do. His brain screamed
for him to do it and, instinctively, he felt obligated to do it. But...another
part of him that he had never heard before spoke out in a deafening voice. DON'T
DO IT! The thoughts zoomed through his head, confusing him. Then, he looked
down from the book and read the next passage, hoping to clear him mind. It was
I swear from that this point on I will practice
the Art of Wizardry and learn the Language that goes with it. From the Initial
Journey to the End, I will protect the universe and many others for the greater
good. I understand that, if I give up this Art, I will not remember about the
Art and only die peacefully. I swear that I will not give up no matter what
case may come my way.
Ramek stared over the words over and over, the
Statement echoing in his mind. He had to admit, it sounded strange and awkward.
What would happen if he said it? Would he immediately change? Would he vanish
and be transported into his Initial Journey? No, the Manual said that he would
train and then start the Journey. What could it hurt? They may only be a few
senseless words that would do nothing more than waste a few breaths.
He read over the Statement a few times, pronouncing
words that he thought he may mess up on and reading it in sentence fragments
to get certain phrases down. And, after only a few minutes, he was ready to
begin. His fingers gripped the book as he began to speak. "I swear from that
this point on I will practice the Art of Wizardry and learn the Language that
goes with it," he paused to take a short breath before continuing on. "From
the Initial Journey to the End, I will protect the universe and many others
for the greater good. I understand that, if I give up this Art, I will not remember
about the Art and only..." his voice trailed off for a moment as he read the
next to words. Then he started up again after another deep breath. "...die peacefully.
I swear that I will not give up no matter what case may come my way."
He finished the Statement and sat there, still
staring at the words in front of him. Was that it? That was all too it? He didn't
feel any different...just...there was a feeling lingering inside of him. Power.
He felt powerful. That was different. Then, as he sat there he looked up at
the ceiling in wonder. And what he saw shocked him.
A swirl of colors appeared, dancing around the
ceiling and traveling to each corner. The colors expanded and even more shades
of the rainbow could be seen. Blue, green, yellow, black, white, indigo, and
many other colors fused together, creating a rainbow. And then, it slowly disappeared
and the rainbow was replaced with the dull white ceiling once again.
It was real. The Wizardry was real. And that
made Ramek even more intrigued. The Statement had worked and he was a Wizard.
He quickly looked back at the book and turned the next page and started off
on a new chapter and a new viewpoint. Standard Spells. Now, he was to practice...but
with what? He'd have to find out.
Spells are powerful forces that activate when
you say a series of words, usually in the Language (see chapter three). When
said, they activate an event or multiple events that end up finishing. This
finish is called the Cessation. In this chapter, you will learn and practice
various spells to improve your Wizardry and start the study of the Art.
And Ramek turned a page and saw his first spell,
boldly titled Retrieve Spell. Underneath the title name was the "Wizard term".
This one in particular was called Ursurpo Elementum. Rameks' eyes scrolled across
the page yet again, continuing to try to absorb any of this information.
URSURPO ELEMENTUM is a spell in which you point your finger at something, say
the incantation (called the Verse), and the item disappears from the first place
and reappears in your hand. Besides pointing at the item, your eyes must be focused
on it and your brain must think of it. In this spell, only things in sight will
be able to be retrieved but in more complicated variations (found later in this
book) you will be able to picture something in your mind and have it appear right
after saying the Verse.
The Verse to the Retrieve Spell is as follows:
"Exorior appear". The first word is part of the Language and means "to come
forth" and the last word simply states it again for the item may not understand
the first section of the Verse. This Verse is rather short but others go on
in which you could be speaking for over an our.
The Retrieve Spell has the ability to be a Stored
Spell (see below). You can do this spell as much as you would like and, thankfully,
no Magic Incantation effects take place except a slight dizziness in some occasions.
This spell is not tiring and can be repeated many times in a day before losing
it's desired effect. Please practice this spell with precaution as it does have
the power to rip whole walls out if need be.
Ramek looked at the words. Two simple words that
apparently would make something appear in his hands just by pointing, looking,
and thinking about it. This was his chance to prove to himself whether this
Wizardry was real or nonsense and made up words. He pointed his finger towards
a book laying on his wooden desk across from his bed. He looked down at the
two words again, making sure he could pronounce them. Then he stared at the
book and thought about it. Thought about it hard and formed a picture in his
mind as well as it reflecting in his eyes. "Exorior appear," came his muttering
Before his eyes, he saw the book disappear from
the table and a second later he felt something being jerked into his hand. His
claws touched the cool hard cover that bound the green book together. It was
real. Wizardry was real.
Ramek stared at the book that he had gotten from
the Retrieval Spell, studying it closely, making sure it was real and not just
a hallucination. But, no, it was definitely in his hand and the Verse had actually
worked. And he was now a Wizard.
To be continued...