Trollans are love.
Originally Posted by j-bird
I like this approach more than the other, because I prefer the idea of distinct individuals, each handling matters of their own specialty, to identical copies with nothing to show that they're different people. I had enough of cookiecutter Trollans from the original show! (Is red the only fabric dye they ever inventrd?)
That's very close to the approach I've been using in my series. I had to find some way to explain why "Orko the Great" was always screwing up on Eternia:
By contrast, the magical energy of Eternia is wild and barbaric. This is why it is so difficult for Trollan mages to operate on Eternia. The use of a focus-object (such as a wand, staff, amulet, etc.) is what helps magic users on Eternia to more readily wield that energy.
It was as he had suspected. The magic here was as choppy as the surface of a stormy sea. It didn't actually fight being used, but it sure felt that way. It was hard to control the strength of the spell, the way the power here came in waves, with empty spaces in between. Lumpy magic indeed!
The difference is that the magic is tamed by the millions of creatures that use magic in their metabolism, slowing the flow. It's like a wind blowing through a forest - at ground level you'll just get gentle breezes. In deserts and other areas without trees, you often get sudden, dangerous winds scouring the surface.