Originally created by the University of Magic for the purpose of communicating between mägo over vast distances, allowing for precise and immediate coordination during times of conflict, the monintä [mon-EEN-tah] became a poweful tool in the fight against Mahan.   Initially the device was designed as a small box, crafted of Andle wood, containing a combination of crystals, enchanted to respond to other rare crystals of the same frequency.   When Mahan discovered the monintä was able to thwart his designs through response time, a campaign was waged to weed out and destroy the rare devices at every turn. This, coupled with the utter distruction of the Andle Forest by Vebränmiekkä (Brann) left the mägo in the dark, forcing them to use other, more crude forms of communication to organize against their enemy.  

Techno-Mägo

This was not the end of the monintä. For when the Gentre fled Humär, those still engaging in magical practices, the Techno-Mägo, 'acquired' one of the broken devices and fled with it to Pävärios hoping one day to converse with their magical brothers from afar.   Generations were spent on the device, placed at the center of tinkering inquiries, magical guilds, and those seeking to prove their superiority in magical knowledge.   Using a combination of magic and the 'dark' arts of the gnomes, a new (yet far cruder) form of the monintä was crafted--which included small slivers of andle wood pieced together and glued into the folds of the red cedar casing. These new devices--nicknamed "poppers"--were able to convey sound over long distances, though vocal vibrations 'crackled and popped' to a minor degree.   Since distance was preferred over clarity, this popping sound during communications was considered an acceptable 'feature' by the guild.   Celebrating their triumph, the techno-mägo tested these devices, extending the distance between them. Ships were sent out to sea, until the Poppers proved equal in communicate power to the original monintä devices. Regardless of the distance between the boxes, conversations were clear (enough) and instantaneous.   The guilds intent was to send a convoy to the University of Magic, bearing the Poppers as a gift to the magical council in the hopes of reestablishing dialogue between gnomes and the larger races.   That,...and being invited back into the exclusive magical society.   The guild celebrated their brilliance deep into the night with food and drink.   And drink.   ...and more drink.  

Always Lock The Door

When the members of the guild awoke the following morning, the monintä devices were gone.   No traces of forced entry were found. Yet stranger still, none of the other priceless artifacts were missing from the laboratory.   The only trace of the theft was a simple note, hand written and placed upon the pedistal of the devices.   It read:   "Thanks so much. I need these more than you do."   To this day, the thief has not been found.   To cover their sheer embrassment, the techno-mägo reported the experiments as a failure to the Government Faction, the devices lost to an accidental fire.

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Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
24 Apr, 2021 05:19

Oooh, the mystery. Who is the thief? Wonderful work as always Jaime. I hope you don't mind me pointing out a few typos and such. Bare in mind, English is not my native language. But these stood out to me.   The first sentence reads weird for me at the end: ... the monintä [mon-EEN-tah] because a poweful tool in the fight against Mahan. I think because has to be was. And poweful has to be powerful.   In the second paragraph it reads: ... crafted of Andle Forest. With Andle Forest being a link. Did you know that you can change the text between the [ ] in a link? So you can change the word forest to wood, and the link will still work. Also in that same sentence the first enchanted misses and n.   Third paragraph, second sentence has the word distruction instead of destruction.   Under techno-mägo, last sentence: theiur instead of their.   Under Always lock the door, first sentence: awaoke instead of awoke.   I hope you don't mind me pointing these out. I know myself how hard it is to spot typos in a text you have written and worked on for a while. So I only mean to help. :)

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25 Apr, 2021 02:41

Wendy!   ....I never, EVER mind having my faults being pointed out (I'm secure in my maleness, HAHAHA)...so I'm grateful you take the time to tell me, so I can look less the fool =)   I'll make those changes right now.   If you listen to Höbin's new podcast series, you'll learn who the thief was...   (nod, nod, wink, wink)

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Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
25 Apr, 2021 05:41

I'll have a look, or rather listen, for this new podcast then!

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
24 Apr, 2021 17:07

Ooo interesting. It's like a mixture between a telephone and a radio, I guess. And I like that there's some mystery surrounding the disappearance.

25 Apr, 2021 02:46

This is one of my favorite devices =)   You might want to check out the upcoming podcast by Höbin Luckyfeller

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Luca Poddighe
29 Apr, 2021 15:36

Nice fantasy mobiles... I still remind when sound used to be all crackly :) The mystery at the end is a powerful cliffhanger!

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30 Apr, 2021 00:40

Looking forward to publishing our new podcast and to USE the 'Popper'...   I'll make sure to put a link to the show here when we start going live =)

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Luca Poddighe
30 Apr, 2021 09:18

Cool! I will look forward to it!

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