The Empire have developed a class of spells linked by their destructiveness, but these spells have their limitations. The magician must know the language of the region, binding the magic to its target, adopting writing characteristics dictated by the spell's effects. For Kodai, the mission against the Spiders is going to take the ultimate sacrifice: focusing a spell on them without losing literacy in Imperial, a terrible thing to ask of a magician, trained as they are in the nuances of writing and literature.
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