Obsidian Magic

Obsidian Magic is the second book in the Legacy Series by urban fantasy and magic fantasy author McKenzie Hunter. When used with the rest of the obsidian armour, it will increase your Magic accuracy by 10%, very similar to the Void Knight equipment and void mage helm. The Obsidian mage helm degrades after 4000 hits. Once it fully degrades it cannot be reused, and a new helmet must be smithed. Obsidian has a plethora of peculiar uses on the metaphysical plane, one being that this crystal hunts down negative energies and the magic of the dead. If you move into a home where you can feel the energy of past residents that are unable to move on to the afterlife, obsidian can get rid of everything that went wrong inside of those four walls.

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Obsidian Magic is for those who dare to see Black Obsidian has to be one of my most favourite stones when it comes to magic, and it’s not just because I like black. Known as the teacher stone, Black Obsidian is the most powerful of all the Obsidians. Its magic exposes the darkened areas of the subconscious and forces one to face their truth.

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Through the Obsidian Mirror

The peoples of ancient Mexico used polished obsidian mirrors, or tezcatl, as instruments of black magic. By gazing into a mirror's smoky depths, sorcerers traveled to the world of gods and ancestors. Obsidian mirrors are an apt metaphor for images of ancient Mexican sites and objects: they reflect the viewer as well as the object.

The obsidian mirror was the primary accessory of the supreme Aztec deity Tezcatlipoca, whose name means 'smoking mirror.' He is often depicted with an obsidian mirror on his chest, in his headdress, or replacing his right foot. Tezcatlipoca was the lord of the night and its creatures—above all, the jaguar, a powerful animal believed capable of crossing between the earthly realm and the underworld. Tezcatlipoca is sometimes represented as a jaguar, which was also a symbol of ancient Mexican rules. Jaguar pelts were reserved solely for their use.

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Yucatan Mirror Displacements

In 1969, American artist Robert Smithson retraced the travels of writer John Lloyd Stephens, visiting Maya ruins in Chiapas and Yucatán. Although Smithson was traveling through Maya country, he believed he was impersonating the Aztec deity Tezcatlipoca, who he claims spoke to him, urging him to discard his guidebook and to make art that would collapse the gulf of time between the modern day and ancient Maya worlds.

Yucatan Mirror Displacements, his resulting art piece, exists as three interrelated but discrete works: the physical placement of the mirrors in the landscape; photographs of the mirrors; and an article in Artforum whose was text modeled after Stephens's Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (1843).

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Smithson photographed mirrors near Maya ruins, in the jungle, and beside the sea. His images do not show tangible artifacts; rather, they capture the mirrors arranged in the natural elements and as they reflect their surroundings.

Smithson's term 'mirror-travel' describes how the reflective surfaces of the mirrors highlight the displacement of time and space. Yet, as Smithson reminds us, art does not truly reflect life. Yucatán is elsewhere.

Ancient Mexican Mirrors

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Auguste Génin, a Mexican collector of French descent, assembled a large collection of Pre-Columbian objects in Mexico City at the turn of the twentieth century.

Ancient Mexican mirrors, such as these from Génin's collection, survive today in many shapes and sizes. They were sometimes reused after the conquest—placed in Christian crucifixes or remounted as symbols of vanity, an aspect of the Catholic deadly sin of pride.

Miroirs en obsidienne et en pyrite de fer (Obsidian and Iron Pyrite Mirrors), photographer unknown, ca. 1910. Gelatin silver print in 'Collections mexicaines de Auguste Génin,' ca. 1910–20. The Getty Research Institute, 95.R.4.1

Banner image: Eastern Medicine, Einar de la Torre (Mexican, b. 1963) and Jamex de la Torre (Mexican, b. 1960), 2008. Blown glass and mixed media. Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City

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The only thing standing between me and death is my secret.

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I'm a Legacy-a secret I'd planned on taking to my grave. Gareth, the enigmatic leader of the Supernatural Guild, knows it, but can I trust him to keep it? When mysterious deaths occur as a result of magic that mimics my own, I no longer have to worry about Gareth exposing me - it will be one of my own that does. Another Legacy is causing the chaos, and I'm forced to hunt my own kind. It seems simple, but we've existed for as long as we have because we're better hunters than prey.

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I'm forced to work with Gareth to clear my name and find the Legacy responsible. Not only is my secret about to be revealed-so is his. Gareth is much more dangerous than I expected. Is he my friend or my enemy?