The World of Faith BlackDownArrow
Sub Faith system
Sub Beliefs
Sub Artifacts
Sub Creatures
Sub World
Sub History

Beliefs BlackDownArrow
Sub Abominationism
Sub Aer Manaism
Sub Animism
Sub Called Horrorism
Sub Contractual Manaism
Sub Corporate Manaism
Sub Elementitism
Sub Excitism
Sub Fetishism
Sub Horrorism
Sub Legislatism
Sub Legislative Manaism
Sub Magicitism
Sub Manaism
Sub Manacitism
Sub Mind Horrorism
Sub Monetary Manaism
Sub Natural Manaism
Sub Personal Manaism
Sub Possessive Manaism
Sub Shamanism
Sub Spirititism
Sub Spiritualism
Sub Thaumetic Corruptionism
Sub Thaumetic Dualism
Sub Violatitism
Sub Vitalism
Sub Vitalitism
Sub Vital Manaism
Sub Vivacitism


Thaumetic Dualism

                        Prerequisites are
Leads to                                    

Thaumetic dualism is the belief that each person’s ability to work spells has two halves, one half positive (which is used for working spells, altering reality) and one half negative (which is used for resisting spells, keeping the world as is). When a person works magic, then, the negative half of their ability is inert, so that at any one time they are only using half of their ability. Generally though a spellworker believes that they are simply using their power, without any thought to the negative half - and of course that means they cannot use their other half. Hence, belief in this idea can be considered a shift to an alternate faith paradigm, one superior to the default, though far less intuitive and thus far harder to believe.

One who truly believes in thaumetic dualism is then able to “tap into” the target spellworker’s unused, negative half, and use that to diametrically oppose their positive half, and thus prevent the working of any spell that spellworker would otherwise be able to work, regardless of the power differential between the two. Then, the believer can work his own spells, and when the target tries to resist it, the believer can activate the target’s positive half to counter his negative half, whilst his own spell succeeds. Therefore, this paradigm allows one to utterly dominate another spellworker.

Furthermore, when applied to any quantized system of spellworking, such as mana, this application essentially burns through that mana, as half of the mana is used to oppose the other half - and to do so without using any of the believer’s own mana.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.