I am still jazzed about the fantastic entries in the Create-a-Coven contest. You can see them on my new fan creations page. With the holidays drawing nigh, I figured the time was right to give fans a second chance to win a FORTRESS FRONTIER Advanced Read Copy (ARC).
Since folks seemed to really like the opportunity to stake their own claim to a corner of the SHADOW OPS universe, I figured I’d hit it from another angle. In the first contest, you got to create a Coven. Now, I’m asking you to create a magical school.
One of the epigraphs in CONTROL POINT gives readers a glimpse at a Magical School
Reference Wallet Card published by the Supernatural Operations Corps. It reads:
Sentient Elemental Conjuration
Prohibited Practices: (please see applicable Geneva Convention Amendments):
Terramantic Animal Control (Whispering)
Offensive Physiomancy (Rending)
In FORTRESS FRONTIER, another epigraph reads:
We’ve impressed ourselves upon magic, tried to shoehorn it into human limitations. We’ve given it taxonomy, ontology, category. But it’s the nature of magic to ignore all that. It’s not interested in making us comfortable. It doesn’t care what we think is a “school” or which element we think it controls. Magic is wild and new and free. The idea of “schools” is an inadequate way to get our heads around a force that we’re only beginning to understand. Magic can do many things that we can only dream of. We’re chipping at the tip of an iceberg that runs very deep and very, very wide below the surface.
—Professor Andre Sinnawa
“The Magic Behind the Magic” article in Journal of Modern Arcana
Clearly there are other schools out there, not yet classified by the SOC, in the SHADOW OPS universe.
My question to you is: What are they? What are they called? What do they do?
Your answer can be humorous, serious, whatever you like. Write me a page long description or a single sentence. Email me your answers at myke (at) mykecole (dot) com, or post them in the comments section of this blog post.
The winner will get my last ARC of FORTRESS FRONTIER, signed and shipped anywhere in the world you reside.
SPECIAL BONUS EXTRA CREDIT: SOC Sorcerers all wear lapel pins of their respective magical schools. If you come up with and send me an image of the pin for your school, I will definitely look at your entry much more favorably.
I’ll announce the winner around Christmas time, and they’ll receive a FORTRESS FRONTIER ARC as a late present!
Really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Happy holidays to all!