Color of Magic

According the unpublished theoretical work of Joshua Bestatter supernatural abilities all have a common source but each has a discriminator that can be perceived almost as hue. The value seems to be correlated with the morality or character of the use of power. Darker colors seem more destructive or insidious, while lighter colors seem to be more life affirming.

These are a few of what he has cataloged so

  • Orange – Alien Hybrid
  • Yellow – Psionics
  • Green – Magic
    • Light Green is associated with life magic and the Seelie Court
    • Dark Green is associated with death magic and the UnSeelie Court
    • Other shades of green are associated magic that is not life/death oriented, but either elemental (earth, air, fire, water) or academic (laws of contagion, similarity, etc.)
    • So dark that it is almost indistinguishable from black seems to be necromancy
    • Fey are creatures of magic and use magic
    • Dragons are creatures of magic and use magic
  • Blue – Mad Science
    • No discernment on shades, but would expect that it would have differences based on what the goal is (light to dark for life/death) and other hues for academics
  • Indigo – Possession (Demons and Loa, etc.)
  • Violet – True Faith
  • Teal – A tight combination of Mad Science and Magic that harnesses ritual and inherent energy (ley lines) to increase the reliability of mad science. In the case of the one known teal artifact (the Tesla Capacitor), the capacitor is linked to the generator via the Law of contagion and require the mad scientist and magician to be working in concert (or a single supernatural that has access to both colors)

Color of Magic

Gnosis: Steampunk psyphyr