first post ever here. I've read the guidelines, but please do let me know if I'm breaking any rule or doing something wrong.
So, I am creating a magic system based on the energy of a star. More specifically, on certain wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum emitted by this star. It was relatively straightforward to come up with most of the things that are part of this, through some research and speculation. But I have two questions that I can't answer in any way yet.
To give some more context, if this sun's energy's the source of magic, then plants are the main takers as they naturally take sunlight in to perform photosynthesis. Only certain beings (that is, certain vegetal and animal species) can channel this energy to achieve the extraordinary. And I'd assume these "talented" plants would be fairly dominant.
Animals would obtain some trace magic from direct sun exposure, in a similar way in which us humans do use some of that energy (vitamin D, correct?), but most of it from eating plants or other animals that eat those plants. Non-magic users will still be able to benefit from using parts of these magical plants and animals.
My question then is: how does the mineral realm (to name it some way) relates with all of this? More specifically, (1) where does the sun's energy which is not reflected back to space or used by plants go? And if it does indeed accummulate somehow in the planet, (2) where would that be? The oceans, the atmosphere, rocks?
Thanks in advance and please ask if additional details are required!