|QUOTE (Cormac @ August 22, 2011 04:09 pm)|
| Something that I don't understand about the swords, and which inclines me not to agree with the idea of the 5th sword, is why are there 4 elemental swords? I mean, the elements are magical, or at least that's the impression that I got from the books, but neither the archons or the Earthlords used magic, so regardless of who created them, why would they make them elemental? I can understand that maybe the swords are just advanced technology, not magical, but aren't they supposed to have auras (not sure about this, just building on what moviebuff said, up a bit) which again suggests magic. If they are not magical, simply based on the elements because that's what the creators decided on, then it wouldn't really make sense for there to be a sword of aether, as the idea that the four elements must be mastered before mastering aether is definitely magical. |
When Cernunnos visited Dee in a thoughtform, Dee believed that the Archon was using aura, but Cernunnos claimed it was technology. This lead me to believe that there are some elements that can be both magic and technology. The crystal skulls create some sort of scrying and they are Archon technology.
While for Elders and Humani the aura is something to make magic, maybe to the Archons, the Ancients and the Earthlords was just another from of energy that could be manipulated and harnessed.
And like it has been said, the elements are natural, not magical.