It wasn’t until we lost the greatest among us, that we stretched beyond ourselves and truly accomplished the impossible. ~ Calip of Downing, External Professor of the University of MagicOf all the fashions worn throughout this vast world, all eyes turn hungrily to the University of Magic when a heavy coin purse seeks an outfit to rival its neighbor, surpassing the curious workmanship of mind and hand. Lighter than the jewel-crested gowns of the Evolu, and more flamboyant and luxurious than the regal robes of any king or queen, Mägoweave surpasses them all. This exceedingly rare, magically-imbued garment is crafted by the most disciplined of practitioners. It’s uses are limited only to the imagination of the wearer.
The DesignMägoweave is ‘forged’, not sewn. Using a special cloth crafted from the virgin threads of Cynder Spiders, the thread is collected from the smaller arachnids before mating occurs. The threads are then immersed in a carefully guarded alchemy solution—known only by key members the University of Magic and its most trusted students. This old and complicated solution allows for the material to absorb complex incantations and enchantments more readily.
The threads are then woven into cloth, using specific paterns--which varies according to the intendd purposes of the final garment. At first glance, mägoweave often looks dull and unflattering—usually a simple robe, fitting over most body types—but this is only a deception. For once the garment is placed upon a body, it can be shaped to the will and desires of any host. A single suit of mägoweave can shift from casual wear to the most exquisite gown or suit, including hats, gloves, and footwear to match any outfit. In truth, mägoweave can and often does rival the finest clothing society has to offer.
Depending upon its enchantments mägoweave can self-repair, self-clean, and even shift it's density. The strength of the weave itself--which can be hardened to imitate reinforced leather, chainmail and in rare cases even plate armor--are all possible, while still keeping the cloth itself pliable, soft and comfortable to wear...oftentimes mimicking satin.
Unique PropertiesThe unique properties of Mägoweave lay within its magical potential. One of the advantages of mägoweave is the pliability itself. The cloth can be imbued with the ability to shift and shape itself into virtually any fashion, taking on the outer appearance of common thread. Such a feat means mägoweave can adapt to any tastes, matching the skill of any tailor, customizing the garment to fit any clients' custom, social standards, or particular tastes. Very few magical tailors can correctly imbue the cloth which enables the interweaving of magic. This makes such cloth costly to forge and even more so to purchase. The lengthy process takes months to carefully weave the fine threads into cloth to make each garment, and longer still to seal specific enchantments into the outfit itself.
Such skills have ever been in high demand and sought after by the University of Magic, both to be fostered...and controlled. Unlike those who practice some form of the Seven Disciplines, the creation of mägoweave is a highly specialized field, and there are few who ever develop such skill to a level of acceptable proficiency. Some of the most famous suits of mägoweave include those of the great wizard Chuck, as well as the boy-hero Wendell P. Dipmier
Applied EnchantmentsCommonly applied enchantments include:
- Self-repairing (rips/tears)
- Extended wear (immune to wear and tear)
- Armor enhancements (to protect the wearer)
- Enhanced senses (sight, strength, etc)
- Dimensional pockets (able to hold large quantities of goods/money without weight)
- Healing (accelerates the natural healing process of a wearer, including fatigue)
- Weapon Creation (knives, swords, whips, garotes, even spears/javilins)
- Gateways (see below...)