I'm writing a fantasy set in our world but an alternate timeline where a magical force has 'leaked' into our world from an alien one. The magic is based on science in that the magic is simply energy that can be harnessed to effect known forces that exist.
Certain humans are able to harness the magic by 'conducting' it through their bodies (as long as their feet are on the ground). Rather than being tedious about the detailed types of magic I've built, I'll get on to the crux of my problem. In my original outline, I imagined a type of mage more exponentially powerful than other mages who is able to create black holes (usually resulting in suicide) and destroy cities and armies. I have called this magic deathlight and it can be countered by something I call starlight. As I've written it, the deathlight looks like a void that can expand until it reaches its pinnacle, pulling all nearby matter into its heart before disintegrating. The starlight 'feeds off' the deathlight, pulling its energy away. When these two energies clash, the more powerful mage prevails.
Obviously this is magic so I can do what I want. But I would prefer my magic to at least resemble known universal phenomena.
I have a scene where the beloved Sultan is meeting with some emissaries from a foreign Empire. One of the foreigners is a traitor with bad intentions. The Sultan knows this for (plot reasons) and confronts him. However, it turns out the traitor is actually an assassin ready to take out the Sultan then and there. MC is the Sultan's guard and when the cornered villain casts the deathlight she attempts to counter it with starlight but she doesn't have sufficient knowledge to cast a large enough counter, she only manages to hold the deathlight off long enough for (other characters) to shield her and themselves before the deathlight explodes, taking dear old Sultan and mr. baddy with it. When's all over they are surrounded by a crater, except for the tiles and rugs where they were standing under the shield.
Can this make any sense using our world physics, assuming there are no limits of energy or mass as we know them? What would make this scenario more realistic without simple ignoring the issue of radiation?
Do you have a better idea? :) Thanks for reading.
I originally tagged this as science-based because my magic does have limitations based on the natural laws of our world (up until I get to the black hole goes boom scene). I really want my world to be consistent and grounded. I'm ready to throw the black hole out but I just haven't thought of anything better. To anyone interested here's a brief summary of my magic system: Worcraft- of manipulating plant life Orecraft- of combining molecules and elements Shapecraft- of transfiguring the form of object (without changing their material) Bindcraft- tethering or severing the consciousness's connection to an object Ligtcraft- of manipulating or creating light Leechcraft- cleansing or staunching blood flow Soughcraft- of the augmentation or reduction of sound Toolcraft- the manipulation of gravity Ondyng- the manipulation of scent