Calling all wizards!


#1

Or anyone who wants a connection with one. :smiley:

Alicia Nolan. Been in town for a few years. Freelance writer for radio drama, supplements her income by dabbling in wizardry-for-hire. Particularly adept at finding lost things- Misplaced valuables, runaway pets- Even people, if you can’t (or won’t) go to the police, for some reason.

How many of us are there in Chicago?


#2

I’d like a working connection with a wizard - Clarence Knight, Special Agent FBI, currently on more-or-less permanent assignment to Chicago. Is aware of the supernatural and the Nevernever and gets called in on (or gets hoisted with, depending on your perspective) weird cases.


#3

Finding ‘lost things’ you say? how are you with unfinding things. Some of my working connections had to be severed for reasons I’d rather not go into. The names Dirk- I mean Walker Day. courier for various benefactors. Want something or need something to be somewhere else I’m your scion. Just don’t get me involved with Lycans, I swear half of them want me dead.


#4

Still working out a character concept, but I am planning to be a wizard (although given gender politics and likely conservative origins for the character, I’m considering pushing for the term ‘wizardess’) operating in Chicago. Open to working relationships, recurring opponents, and I need someone to have been my teacher so they could feasibly be a PC. Character’s likely going to be a lawful upholder of the Laws of Magic, possibly struggling to be taken seriously by older hands at the game - but everything’s up in the air at this stage!


#5

Thought regarding “Wizardess” although i’m all for Gender Equality - I assumed that “Wizard” was a gender neutral term. Alternatively, a Female Wizard is a witch. Although Biased opinions or otherwise might consider a Witch to be inferior to a Wizard? Although that’s all based on personal reading of various fantasy novels from various different authors. Although I’ve not read Dry Spell books yet, is there not already a term for Female wizard? If it really is Wizardess, then by all means, roll with it :slight_smile:


#6

I’m reading Fool Moon (book 2), and it does mention Wizardess as a thing, but then then the first book fleetingly mentioned Witches as well - but when I asked Ellen about witches she thought that the universe didn’t include them. Maybe witches are something else entirely.


#7

My understanding is that in the books, ‘wizard’ is a standard term across genders, as it indicates a specific kind of practitioner - of a certain level of power, and generally (not sure if it’s a requirement) associated with the White Council. I just wondered if that level of equal usage might be a bit newer, as I imagine female wizards would have been less common for a long time given the Council’s Latin/medieval roots - seems like women would have been less likely to get full training and recognition. If I use ‘wizardess’ it will be to highlight that this is a lady wizard and we still feel the need to label that as a novelty, a la ‘girl gamer’ etc.

I am extrapolating away from the books and into headcanon, though, so don’t take this as law by any means!


#8

Cool info there Prema & Liz. Good to know.