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Vliyaya (Modern Gelfling: Flame of the Blue Fire) was the name of the magic that flows throughout Thra.[1] Gelfling, along with Podlings are the only sentient races known to channel Vilyaya for their own personal uses, and have been known to use it since the Age of Innocence.[2]

Vilyaya comes from the word Vilya, meaning essence,[3] and was gifted to Gelfling and Podlings by the Crystal of Truth.[4]

The art of using Vilyaya has been used by Gelfling for thousands of years. It has been used in many different ways over the years, and is ever evolving.[5]

Animals were not able to harness Vilyaya, but Firelings are able to firefast with them.[6]

By the Age of Power, nearly all Vilyaya variations were forgotten.[7]

Vilyaya types[]

The only Vilyaya type used by Podlings was Animal Soul-Speaking, which gave them the power to commune with animals. [8] Unfortunately, Gelfling were unable to harness this power, but despite that, Kira had learned how to use it.

Gelfling Vilyaya types include, Dream-Etching[9], Far-Dreaming[10], Soothsaying[11], Drenchen Healing[12], Dreamfasting, and Firefasting by Firelings.[13]

References[]

  1. Lee, J.M (2016), Shadows of the Dark Crystal, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0448482897
  2. Froud, B., Holguin , B., Sheikman, A. & John, L. (2011). The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Vol. I. Archaia. ISBN 978-1-936393-80-0
  3. Lee, J.M (2016), Shadows of the Dark Crystal, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0448482897
  4. Froud, B., Holguin , B., Sheikman, A. & John, L. (2011). The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Vol. I. Archaia. ISBN 978-1-936393-80-0
  5. Lee, J.M (2016), Shadows of the Dark Crystal, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0448482897
  6. Spurrier, S., The Power of the Dark Crystal, #1, Archaia, USA, February 2017
  7. Spurrier, S., The Power of the Dark Crystal, #1, Archaia, USA, February 2017
  8. Froud, B., Dysart, J., Sheikman, A. & John, L. (2012). The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Vol. II. Archaia. ISBN 978-1-936393-80-0
  9. Lee, J.M (2016), Shadows of the Dark Crystal, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0448482897
  10. Lee, J.M (2018), Tides of the Dark Crystal, Penguin Workshop, ISBN 978-0399539848
  11. Lee, J.M (2018), Tides of the Dark Crystal, Penguin Workshop, ISBN 978-0399539848
  12. Lee, J.M (2016), Shadows of the Dark Crystal, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0448482897
  13. Spurrier, S., The Power of the Dark Crystal, #1, Archaia, USA, February 2017


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