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Ollie Luna

"Dont let my appearance fool you. I am quite strong!"

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by LookingAtPerks

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People who are often involved in Origin, generally living there, doing business there, or such.
Students, Staff, Alumni, all involved past or present are listed here in the records.

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This counts as an ID, pamphlet, map, passport, notebook, and all around useful item. Some people also put in research ntoes for plasma energy, summoning rituals, and robot designs in here. They are enchanted to be invincible.

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Name: Oliver "Ollie" Luna

Age: 10

Nicknames: Birdkeeper, Techno-mage, Ollie, Master of the Wing, Ollie of the Wing

Abilities: Ollie possesses an extremely high aptitude for summoning magic involving birds, and also for wind and storm based magic. Not only that, but he is extremely skilled at using magic with technology to the point of being called a genius, and has programmed and sold multiple Magi-Apps that are keeping him funded and fed.

Notable traits: Aside from the way he dresses, he is also known because he rarely if ever wears shoes and is always barefoot. He also happens to keep his left eye sealed, although he seems to be capable of seeing from that side perfectly, through bandages. Additionally, he is an orphan. However, instead of using his dorm room like a normal person, he has taken over The Roost, a tower that houses various birds used for communication when people want to do that instead of using email or phones, which can be intercepted with magic and technology.

Bio: No one is quite sure where Ollie came from. They know he is from Origin, but supposedly four years ago he appeared on the back of a bird and asked the headmaster for admission. Since then, he has been the center of a lot of action and trouble, but is also known as someone who can help people with their problems. He can often be seen traveling around campus barefoot, or on top of a giant bird.

Despite his nature, he is currently learning and studying diligently, and is actually the source of many popular apps including Magi-Burst, Mana-Lock, and Aura-Sense. The first one is a game, the second one is a security app that protects your phone from magical intrusion, and the third gives you a vague idea of the emotions people are feeling around you.

However, it seems this is still not enough and is working towards a goal. Notably, he often has a bird with him. He also is currently residing in the Roost, where various birds have made their home instead of the Dorms, and has personalized it as he sees fit. Some people question his sanity though.

So begins...

Ollie Luna's Story

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As classes were starting and young voices filled the air as they all went to their various classes, there was one boy in particular who tended to draw a lot of attention. Of course, it was normal for him too, especially with a bright yellow canary perched on his shoulder and they both seemed to humm and sing in unison.

Yes, that boy was Oliver Luna, or as he prefered it, Ollie Luna as that is what he wrote on his transcrip papers, all of his tests, and every official document about him. Ollie Luna, an odd boy who had occupied the bird tower known as "The Roost" and turned it into his quarters. Normally, they might not allow this and demand he used the dorms like everyone else, but Ollie took care of all the birds for them, and did all the jobs, so they decided to allow it since he was so stubborn about it.

Ollie might seem young, and if anyone investigated with magic or keen senses, they would probably realize he was not human, but it was not really something people brought up, and when they did, he just shrugged his shoulders and said "Its a secret even from me!~"

He is one of the School's Seven Mysteries, and there have been countless teachers, teams, and groups formed to investigate him. There is even an entire club devoted to finding out who he really is

That boy right now walked barefoot into a class, as usual, and sat down. It was an advanced class normally, very few students his age would be able to get into it. He had a childish and playful demeanour, but any teacher who had him even once would have caught on by now he was actually quite diligent in his studies, despite how he acted.

"Gunna learn some fun stuff, fun stuff. Going to make a new app, new app. Gonna be the magic king, magic king. Yay!"

There was also a theory that Ollie was just outright insane too.

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Ollie had finally finished his latest masterpiece of his Bird related magic, specifically the summoning and binding of a new Bird Familiar. He was sure he had perfected it this time, the lost masterpiece of the great Bird Mage of the Caikora Continent, the legendary spell that would summon a Champion or even Hero class bird!

Ollie woould use this spell to surely gain a new friend for sure! He was positive it would work! And then, he could soar the skies on the back of one of the greatest birds of the universe! It was brilliant, brilliant! With this, he was now sure it would work. Of course, the initial summoning ritual had to be done before he could summon him freely.

And so, Ollie put a drop of his own blood into the center of the Magic Array, and began chanting in early Okan. "Asmoria! Dessero, Dessero, Dessero! Magaris, fil thennem dei! Rozullen morus vei! Cillio! Cillio! Cillio! Astora yumagis dei!"

He said that as he did a series of arm and hand movements, before slamming his hands together and shouting the final line in the common language.

"Now come forth, great bird of the skies! Come forth, Champion Wing!"

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The golden flash of light that had pulled Cal away from his lunch placed him down now in some unknown part of the school he had never been before.

He looked around and by the look of the pointed roof, it seemed clear they were in one of the towers of the school, judging by the birds he assumed it was the roost that he had heard about for all the birds that assisted students.

"What the hell am I doing..." He cut himself off, seeing the young boy in front of him. There was something off about him. Cal's scythe appeared in his hand out of nowhere and it had a glowing dark purple aura. His eyes began to glow as well.


"Why am I here, did you bring me here?" He questioned as he pointed the scythe at him. It didn't look like he was going to attack him, but rather like he was accusing him of something.

It might have seemed a little bit scary given the size and age difference as well as the huge black wings. Oddly, though the boy seemed to be smiling

"Why are you looking at me like that?"

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"Woo hoo! It worked!" were the first words to leave Ollie's mouth the moment that Cal arrived, as he jumped forward with the intention to hug what appeared...that was, before a scythe was placed in front of him with a purplish aura. Meanwhile, the tool he had used to cast this magic, a feather that looked perfect and majestic and attracted the eyes just by being out, seemed to glow a golden and white aura and repelled the aura caused by the scythe.

"Ah! Ah! Right! My name is Ollie, and I summoned you here using this Magic Array on the ground! It is specifically designed to summon and bind a new Bird Familiar to me! You see, its power will let me summon a legendary Bird Champion, and it is extremely advanced! Oh, to think I finally replicated it perfectly and got it to work! Hurray!"

Suddenly, it dawned on Ollie...he had no introduced himself.

"Ah, my name is Ollie Luna, a student at Astrius Academy! Have you heard of it? Oh oh, I promise you will have a lot of fun here!"

As he said that, almost as if it was specifically set up to happen that way, several birds flew out from behind Cal and past him, as they flew all around the room. One of them was even the incredibly rare rainbow bird.

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"A bird familiar? I think you made a mistake, I'm not a bird." Cal said a bit more calm now that he was getting a grip on the situation. The feather that was glowing and repelling the aura from the scythe got his attention, he knew it must be some sort of artifact like his scythe.

He forced the scythe to disappear and the glowing stopped.

"I think there must have been a mistake of some kind, I am a student at the academy. I'm not a bird of any kind, regardless of what my wings may suggest. I think it may have been that feather there that brought me here, not the spell you cast. Anyway, my name is Calvance, but you can call me Cal if you like. I'm a new student here from Gialpha originally."

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Andolen stepped into the classroom through a gateway leading to the Plaza. With a snap of his fingers he closed it behind him, and turned to see the as yet singular occupant of the room.

"Ollie Luna, good to see your present and on time." His voice purred slightly, a strange sound to hear the man make. "We'll be beginning shortly, as some of the other students seem to be having complications with their commute."

In the meantime, Andolen went about the class, gesturing and waving his hands, sending papers, pencils, books, and markers flying about to settle in the various seats and locations across the classroom. The offhanded, almost distracted way he did this spoke very clearly of his experience and comfort in using his power.

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As Cal spoke, Ollie slipped the feather back into his sleeve as Cal spoke. However, the aura itself did not disappear until after the scythe did as well, indicating some sort of reaction or connection. Ollie knew what it likely was, but decided not to go into it if Cal didn't. It was not something he often used, at least in front of others.

"No no. You have bird wings right? And this spell was very exact! It was definently to summon the ultimate Bird Familiar, something or someone known as the Bird Champion....perhaps, it is a different word on your world then? Languages, translations, they can be tricky if you are not careful".

As he said that, it appeared Ollie was still not convinced at what Cal said. Ollie's bare feet went across the floor as he went over to a desk and took a large notebook from it, turning around to show him it. Notably, the formula...the magic array...on the ground was identical to the one in the notebook, though it appeared parts had been missing and were then calculated. If Cal were to look over the calculations though, it was clear there were no mistakes...so there was no reason yet understood as to why he would be called. At least, until he brought up the feather.

"Ah yes! This definently confirms it also! I can't really go into detail....but this feather was given to me by someone I admire, before they told me to come here...and you are already a student? Perfect! Clearly this is fate working on us! Yes, it all adds up! Oh, you say you are new? Maybe you have some of the same classes as me! This would make everything even better! Then you could be with me more and the teachers wont make a fuss about having a familiar in the classroom!"

It seemed that Ollie had not percieved Cal's words, at least not the important parts Cal wanted to convey, at all.

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Something that Ollie mentioned stuck with Cal.

"Wait did you say Bird Champion? Shit, I'm a member of a group from my planet known as the Reapers. It's a group of warriors that's only comprised of Avians, winged angel-like people like myself." He spoke as he checked the magic formula written on the notebook and the one on the floor.

"I don't understand though, your work seems to be powered by wind and air magic. While Avians on my world have innate wind power, I myself have almost never used such magic. I primarily use shadow and darkness based magic so it shouldn't have brought me here." He said trying to figure out what went wrong, not considering that it was possible that nothing did.

He looked at how excited this kid was getting about having him around. He gave him a genuine smile.

"Look, Ollie, I don't know about being a familiar, but it kinda sounds like a pet type of situation, so I'll make this as clear as I can. I'm not going to be a pet in any way, I have my own classes to take here so I can't be following you around all day, I will however be your friend and if you need someone to be your champion as you called it, it is my sworn duty to help those in need if called upon to do so." He put out his hand to shake.

"Sound fair?"

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"Nope nope! Thats not just it you see!" he said as Cal spoke about his people, about the Reapers and the Avians, and about how they are just winged angel-like people. As he said that, he quickly went around Cal and pointed at his wings, and even tried to pat and touch parts of his back so Cal would understand where he was referring to as he spoke. "You see, flight is not so easy, and neither are wings. To fly, birds have a very specific set up of bones that allow their wings to connect to them. Although maybe, there is a small chance it works differently on an alien world, I do believe it would be the same. Therefore, to say you are just winged angel-like is almost certainly completely incorrect. After all, those wings are a normal part of you. They are connected to your skeletal structure, and you have a different muscle and bone formation then that of humans".

As he said that, a bird flew over and Ollie raised his hand to let it sit on in. Birds normally would not behave that way around people, and due to their sensitivity even Cal's people probably could not do it normally. Although Ollie might seem a bit insane and crazy, he was able to manipulate his body and mana which let birds feel comfortable enough to land on him.

"You see, in addition, birds tend to be crazy sensitive because they have to be aware of their wingspan and such. Oh, I mean sensitive in a sensory way, not an emotional way. Your species can fly, so I am sure you experienced that feeling of being able to tell when you would and would not be able to fit through a space, and a natural sense to avoid having your wings collide into stuff? That is actually alos relevant. In order to fly properly, birds also need a lighter bone structure. Otherwise it would be impossible for their wings to carry them even for short distances, except maybe a few. Since you made no mention of being unable to fly, this clearly means you are capable of, and also I kind of just instinctively understand this stuff".

As Ollie explained all that, he gave off a delightful smile as he gave the bird a bit of birdfeed, before letting it fly off.

"As for the mana aspect of it, creatures with wings tend to have very high affinity with the Wind Attribute, though in some places it might be known as the Storm Attribute, of magic. That is why even if someone or something with wings might lack the ability to actually use it, some affinity is still there. This is considered to be likely to involve influence from the Bird God Avos, God of Wings, Wind, and Birds....ah, well, of course this is only a theory since the Gods themselves dont frequently come down and interfere with the mortal realms, especially in today's time".

Ollie seemed like he had remembered something in the middle and sort of stammered when he talked about Avos, but it wasn't too significant when one thought about it....or maybe, if one thought about it, he said something which couldn't be confirmed which therefore meant it should be information almost impossible to find. Either way though, he kept talking.

"Friends are good! I like having friends! I mean, according to the ancient texts I found, its normally very hard to find a Bird Champion so I went through all this so I could meet one, become friends with them, and have fun adventurers together, but since you apparently already live at the Academy, this is great! Oh, this is fantastic! By the way, have you gotten a dorm room then yet? Is the roommate anyone bothersome? Me, I live here. Its not usually allowed, but I take care of all the birds and the entire Roost itself singlehandedly so they let it slide. If you want to stay here, there are plenty of rooms that are not really being used right now! I am sure we can convince them! Ah, we might have the same classes anyways. I might seem young, but I am taking a lot of advanced classes".

He got so excited in waiting on the answer, he actually stood on the tips of his toes in anticipation.

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This was a lot to take in all at once. The things he was saying made a lot of sense, maybe he was closer to a bird than an angel. Even the name of his race, Avians, seemed to be derived from the god Avos that he spoke of. Maybe he was a bird champion, and if he was being summoned like this, maybe it was fate.


He looked around the area. It seemed like a nice place, away from everyone and a good amount of personal space. Plus the fact that it was harder to access without the ability of flight made it feel safer.

"Well as long as it's okay if Eddy stays here with me, he doesn't eat birds so you don't have to worry about that. Come on out Eddy." He said and Eddy crawled out onto his shoulder.

"He's a rare Gialphian snow ferret. They look cute and cuddly when they're calm, but they can grow to the size of a horse and turn fierce when they feel threatened or they're protecting someone they love. But most the time he's just a fuzzy little sweetheart."

Eddy squeaked a few sounds.

"Awe am I embarrassing you?" He smiled at the ferret. He turned back to Ollie. "So, sure living up here seems like a great idea, but I'd prefer you didn't introduce me as a familiar, it gives off a pet vibe, just tell people I'm your friend."

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Halitrax was growing bared of the other places he had been and had returned to the school. In this particular classroom a swirling vortex opened up and Halitrax walked out. He looked around to see there was only one other student and the teacher in the room. The teacher was going about setting things up in a display of flashy magic. This specific course caught his attention, just as a way of seeing how advanced the magic was in this school. He had seen some impressive things here so far, so a lecture on magical theory and mechanics seemed like a rather informative venture.

"Seems I'm a bit early." He said as he walked to one of the empty desks and took a seat.

Shortly after, Cal stepped out of one of the shadows.

"Oh hey Ollie, looks like we share this class too." He smiled as he took a seat.

Halitrax was able to recognize Cal as an Avian Reaper, adept in shadow magic and he wasn't exactly comfortable being in the same room as a Gialphian hero. He kept his mouth shut so as not to alert him to who he really was.

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At that moment the objects and materials in the classroom settled, and Andolen began the class.

The classroom in which Andolen teaches is strangely antiquated compared to some of the others. Andolen insisted on having, among other things, Wooden pews with no magical or technological enhancement and an actual chalk blackboard of all things. The cost of these things was not cheap in this day and age.

In a swift and graceful motion, Andolen crosses the room, grabs a piece of chalk and writes a single word on the blackboard, Magic, And then he underlines it. He turns then to the class and says "What is Magic."

He stands there silently waiting for a response, his hands clasped behind his back.

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"Sure sure! Friend it is! Besides, friends are better then servants or familiars or such! Friends are willing to go beyond the normal limits to help the people they know, and often the power of friendship! Besides, there is the magical theory of Soul Resonance that comes with friend....well, I can explain that later! Oh oh! I should show you around a bit! And also, Eddy should be fine. He looks cute! And he should be safe, I don't think any of the birds here would eat a Ferret".

After that, Ollie who had been on his tippy toes grabbed Cal's hand and began to show him around. It appeared that there were several other rooms setup, aside from his very casual and cozy looking bedroom and magic room. First off, he showed Cal to the main kitchen he had set up. It was actually formerly the club room of someone else, but he had it moved back up. Along the way, he pulled Cal through the core room of the tower, which had a staircase that while did not quite spiral in a round fashion, did border around the square walls and allowed someone to get up and down from the very top roof to the lowest part of the Roost. In addition, it appeared there was a dumbwaiter system in place that would help with moving cargo.

He also showed Cal to the shower and bath that was set up. Perhaps as one might expect, the bath was a giant bird bath, but the shower was also simple. It was in the center of one of the platforms that made up the core room as well, and one would pull a rope to allow the water to start falling onto them through a filter to make it a shower, although a somewhat thick one. It was more like...bathing in a waterfall.

"Ah yes, you don't really have to worry about privacy here, since other then the birds we are the only ones here. And you dont need to mind them, while they are quite the gossips only I can understand what they say so its fine".

Incidentally, Cal might have noticed this but Ollie seemed to have perfect sight, even though one of his eyes were covered by heavy bandages. Furthermore, it appeared he had no intention to put on shoes of any kind. But what might be more remarkable was his mind. Ollie had discussed advanced knowledge and theories off the top of his head like it was nothing, designed a lot of the stuff Cal saw from scratch, and could manage all of this solo. One had to wonder just how he managed all that knowledge so cleanly.

But also, Ollie mentioned being able to communicate with Birds even though he used no magic to do so, which might just be the most incredible thing he said.

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"Indeedio! I am really good at making it on time since I can just fly over buildings and people with ease! I hear its going to be a good one today!"

As Ollie watched the others who came in, he waved to Cal in a rather energetic and friendly way as he invited Cal to sit next to him. As he did that, he noticed the other person, who he did not really know or remember the name of, but thought maybe it was something cool and on the tip of his tongue...but, he put that matter aside for now.

And then, it appeared to be that the class was in session. It was rather an archaic system, if Ollie said so himself, but then again he was used to better and more advanced layouts. Still, he didn't complain, show contempt or dissatisfaction. He just noted it appeared Archaic.

And then, the teacher wrote the word "Magic" on the wall and asked what it was. And that caused Ollie to stir into full throttle.

"Magic! The exact definition changes depending on which version, or which lore, goes by, as there are various different types of magic systems out there in the world. But to put it simply, magic is the ability to create, manipulate, and alter natural and supernatural forces to your will, and enforce your will upon reality. It is the use of mana, although some use prauna or Soul Energy to do theirs. Actually, according to Jassir's Study of Souls, the 'Power of Friendship' that people have referred to often that seems to be capable of changing odds and turning over fate might just be an enhancement of mana and power in response to their emotions linking up and the Souls Resonating, which causes their abilities to spike beyond normal limits".

Ollie said all of this, but then finally took a breath as he drank some water.

"Anyways, magic can be specified into various types, and so it could have a meaning different for people. People could use magic for art, to save lives, to take lives. It can even be used simply to play. So to bring this all back to what you asked before, isn't magic determined by the eye of the beholder?"

Leave it to Ollie to give such an answer. Even if he was insane, he certainly wasn't an idiot as his answer had clearly been thoughtful, based on intelligence and what he had learned as well as experience, flexibility, and insight.

He certainly showed his ability to think already, even if he normally seemed too insane to be thought of as someone who could give academic answers like this.

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Andolen chuckled at ollies Exuberence. "Very well thought, but no... I'm afraid you are incorrect.
What you are describing are techniques and methods of USING magic, but not the essence of magic itself." He responds, turning and beginning to pace the front of the classroom. "The answer to the question is both needlessly complicated and overly simple."

He pauses, turning to the class and says "Magic. Is. Madness."

Andolen smiled at their reactions and shakes his head. "Magic is Madness. It is madness in that it is impossible to fathom, incomprehensible to believe. Magic is the impossible becoming real, through the will of those who use it." He turns and raises a single hand, in which a flame flickers and flares to life. "Whether you are conjuring flame that burns no fuel" he then raises the other hand and a magical sigil begins shifting and turning above it "or preparing a formula to focus and direct the energies of existence, You are essentially making what would otherwise be impossible, possible."

He lowers his hands, yet the magic continues to function in the postion he left it. "In a time long since forgotten, magic was used through the sheerest of willpower, requiring nothing more than strong determination and a keen mind to use. Those who dedicated themselves to their studies were able to focus their will to make such powers manifest. Nowadays, the focus of such abilities is lacking in most any race you find."

"It is for this reason that, regardless of whether you have the 'talent' for magic or not, you are not yet incapable of using magic. That is a falsehood perpetrated by those who do not understand the nature of magic itself. Always remember, Your ability to use the powers you will learn here are reliant on nothing more than your determination and will to learn."

"Most individuals most spend long years studying both theory and practice of magic itself, as well as reaching deep within themselves to find the key that unlocks their power. There are some beings who use magic instinctively, And most of these we note follow a way of thinking that the so called civilized populations of the universe would call either primitive or insane." Andolen chuckles and from a drawer on his desk a small carved wooden totem floats to the fore of the class. "These primitive species use objects such as this to draw upon, focus, and channel the raw forces of existence in our world. In truth their powers are no difference than our own, only the method in which they are brought forward. These symbols, effigies, and totems all function not because they have power, but because their wielders believe them to have power."

"Once again, Magic is madness, in that it is the belief of something impossible being real."

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Cal listened intently to the lecture on what magic was.

"So what you're saying, then, is that anyone can learn any kind of magic as long as they believe and have the willpower to do so? The only reason certain people specialize in certain types or aspects of magic is because they believe that's all they can learn?" Cal asked.


"Also by your logic it would seem that magic is not inherently good or evil, but rather the person who uses the magic determines the alignment of the power, or in some cases the way others perceive they way one uses magic is what determines the alignment?" Halitrax gave another question.

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Andolen nodded in response to both questions. "you are both correct. Magic in and of itself is but a tool, and just as one may use a scalpel to kill as to heal, one may use magic both to create, and to destroy."

Andolen then raised a palm and opened a portal, from which fell a pile of bones. Where they came from was unclear, but they were bleached white and painstakingly clean.

"As an example, Necromancy, long considered a terrible and evil magic, is yet itself not so. The methods for reanimating a corpse are various, and while I whole heartedly agree that forcibly binding and imprisoning the spirit of the deceased into a rotting cage, forcing them into slavery, is a terrible sin, it is not necessary for the raising of a corpse."

As he speaks, Andolen gestures over the bones, which then begin to shift and animate, forming back together to stand tall in the class, as they must have in life. He supplies a small sphere of magic, which he then projects into the skull of the construct, lighting the eyes of it from within.

"If one sees the animation of a corpse the same as you do the animation of a golem or similiar artificial construct, the process and acts are themselves the same, with only a difference in the medium of the construct."

He gestures, and the skeleton proceeds to the chalk board, grabbing an eraser and going about clearing the board.

"Other forms of magic, such as the summoning of demons and the like, is not evil in and of itself. Rather the fault lies with the user who summons creatures of evil without the proper knowledge or foresight to restrain them. Never forget that knowledge is in truth, power, and without it you are but a leaf blown upon far greater and more terrible winds."

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Cal was quite impressed by all of the stuff that Ollie had managed to set up all on his own in the tower here.

"Wow, you did all this yourself, that's amazing." He said in awe.

He could tell that there was something that most people would consider crazy about Ollie. He was clearly hyper and a fast talker for sure, but Cal could tell there was nothing crazy about him. If anything he had reached the point of hyper-sanity that causes a skewed view on reality that comes across as insanity. He also seemed a bit manic.

"Oh, you can understand birds? That's awesome. I never tried to understand bird before, but I seem to be able to understand Eddy here, so I might be able to pick it up if I stay here long enough." Cal grinned.

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Ollie noted a lot of what the teacher said as he scribled down notes haphazardly. It might look like some crazy person's journal, but if one knew what to look for they would be able to see the lines of thoughts and organization method unique to Ollie showed up on it. Additionally, he took note that while indeed part of what he said did not match, other parts that Ollie did say also matched up with what the teacher said, so he was at least on the right track.

And then as he answered more questions, Ollie continued to take notes on the lecture while happily humming to himself and swinging his legs happily. He also recognized another part of where this was going.

"So you are agreeing with the old text by Nuri Ozwin then? Ah, it hasn't really been translated much from the ancient texts, but in the Ancient Origin Language it roughly says [For those who view magic as dark as the night, they do not understand that magic's will is defined either by the will of it's caster, or as a wild essence that flows free and undesigned], which roughly translates into 'For those who view magic as dark as the night, they do not understand that magic's will is defined either by the will of it's caster, or as a wild essence that flows free and undesigned', likely refering to occasional Wild Magic Surges?"

As Ollie says that, what he was refering to in the latter part was natural magic phenomenon not caused by anyone specific but caused naturally in the world.

"What happens when magic is given its own life though, though such methods? Would it still be considered madness, or a form of control, when one uses it like this? Also, is this easier to apply in modern times, now that its revealed not all Demons are bad while not all Angels are good? And, is this related to how some Gods can be influenced by the mental image their followers have for them?"

Ollie was keeping things on topic still, and focused on the perspective aspect of things. He was a curious boy who was known to bombard teachers with questions when he did not know something or got something wrong, all for the reason of pulling in more information and knowledge. This was likely behavior Thatcher had seen before, Ollie's overwhelming thirst, and could be seen in his eyes. It seemed that despite his seeming madness, he was quite the dedicated student.

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"Haha! This is only the basic stuff! Come on, I have not even showed you the real remarkable thing about where we are right now!"

Ollie shouted that as he grabbed Cal's hands and pulled him along again, dragging him upwards and upwards until they finally reached the top of the tower. Additionally, this was something of note, but there didn't seem to be a single birdcage there. In other words, all of the birds here never flew away it seemed, and as they had complete trust in Ollie, Ollie had complete trust in them. Clearly, he was not called the Bird Mage as a slander, but because it honestly fit him.

And then, when they finally reached the top, at the very top of this tower, they could see the entire campus. The Academy was massive, over a mile in radius and was full of buildings and people. Any normal view, and it would be impossible to see the whole thing. But with this view, provided they had exceptional eyesight, they could see it all...maybe not too well, but they could.

"And yeah, I can understand them. Its a rare gift that those of us that have h...that those of us that have studied specifics like birds a lot can potentially learn, though I have been told its probably more of an inborn gift".

After that, he sat down on a ledge and began kicking his feet back and forth energetically from off the side.

"You know, I have been here since Pre-School, and this really is a great place to learn and have fun in. In fact, I was able to develop several Magic Apps while I have been here. Perhaps you heard of some?"

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"Hmm that's cool, maybe you can teach me some bird talk since I'm gonna be living with so many." He chuckled. He followed him all the way to the top of the tower and admired the view. It was breath-taking and his vision was exceptional so he could see as much as Ollie, but he wondered what it was like to see things the way Ollie did.

"Magic Apps? Oh cool did you design the one that can summon an elemental wraith with the touch of a button? You know I had an idea where you could add a bit that works with your phone's fingerprint scanner to give a manna reading so you know just how much manna you have." He suggested. He was starting to feel a genuine connection with this kid, like maybe he was meant to be summoned and protect and befriend Ollie.

"I think I'm gonna like it here." He smiled looking out over the school. He sat down next to him and put an arm around his shoulder.

"So, have you ever actually flown before? I could give you a ride if you want."

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Andolen smiled at Ollie as those ancient texts were mentioned, though his was more of a knowing smirk than anything else. Those texts had been a joke at the time Andolen had first seen them being written, though old Ozwin did try his hardest. In response to Ollies question Andolen leaned back against his desk and shrugged.

"Would you consider a hurricane a controlled force? How about the eruption of a volcano? The Detonation of a neutron star? These events are natural, wild surges of power and force that no mortal could ever hope to match. They are forces of nature, and nature only reaches such powerful displays through it's sheer unbridledness, it's wild fury and personality."

"Magic in and of itself, from time to time, manages to come to life on it's own, and when it does it is terribly potent and destructive. This does, in fact, reinforce the idea that magic is madness, for while they are rare, such instances of living magic are almost always insane, by our perspectives."

"One such example that is easily studied is the Fae. The Fae are ancient creatures born more of magic than of the mundane, and as such they have a greater degree of madness in them than the rest of us. But then, to the fae, madness is not a sign of instability, but of nobility." Andolen chuckles then and says "Most people in our world we call insane would be considered kings and queens by the Fae, or at least they would be see as more interesting than the rest of us."

"On the subject of Demons, Angels, and Gods, I'm afraid we'll have to save that for another time. That is an entirely new can of worms that would take more time than we have to discuss."

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"Maybe. It all depends on if you have a good knack for it, though it should help that you are part bird. Oh, that reminds me...will need to get a bed brought up for you. Well, you can use mine till then. It shouldn't take too long, but its not like I can just get something here immediately....ah, do you want a bigger bed or a smaller bed?"

He asked that as he then admired the view in silence for a good bit, soaking in the entire view and letting it sink into their eyes. It was a remarkable and spectacular view. Something that people might even pay for. And it was something that Ollie could enjoy daily.

After awhile, as they sat down together and had that connection, he finally responded to the rest.

"Yeah, I have developed several including Magi-Burst, Mana-Lock, and Aura-Sense. The first one is a game, the second one is a security app that protects your phone from magical intrusion, and the third gives you a vague idea of the emotions people are feeling around you. Actually, that idea you had, Mana-Lock is based on programming like that. I am doing the finishing touches now, and should be on sale soon".

And then, he looked at him with an energetic and happy smile.

"I would love to! I have flown before, but it differs depends on the method and who you ride in! So I would love it if you gave me a ride!"

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Cal had been taking notes and looked up for a second.

"But insanity, madness and chaos are all subjective. To quote an old movie: What's normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. So shouldn't the attempt be made to understand this purest most simplistic magic from a non-subjective, unbiased point of view if we are to truly understand the practice and theory of magic?" Cal asked and did his best not to take offense at the comment about angels.


Halitrax also decided to give his opinion on the subject.

"You mention the forces of nature as being great sources of power. Is it the build up of magic that triggers the event such as the volcano eruption, the tornado, or the tidal wave or is it the power from the event that unleashes magic into the world? It seems like a chicken or the egg scenario."

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With that, Cal stood up and picked up Ollie, pretty easy since he was only ten, and threw him onto his back like a back pack.

"Just wrap your arms around my neck." He said. He spread his wings out to their full glory, bent his knees and was about to launch himself into the air.

"Wait a minute, where do you want to go, or should I just surprise you?" He asked smiling. He had taken a flight around the area a few days ago when he had gotten here and he saw a few sights that were breath-taking. Particularly the view above the ocean at the edge of the city was amazing, then there was a forest a little farther out that he wanted to explore and all kinds of other locations he saw from afar that looked interesting