A long time ago magic was common in humans. Our ancestors used that power to hunt mammoths using the most humble magic, Super strength.
The key to magic was the True love between two sentient beings of the opposite sex. Through the ages magic was honed to build or destroy kingdoms and diversified its disciplines. Technology turned humans into selfish beings incapable of experience true love. Finally magic vanished together with the key of its power, True love.
Lets say a Nation (can be any) got the ancient scrolls showing the process and they want to train mages for science or war. Oh wait! This wont work without the key ingredient!
How can you train enough mages for an army?
The magic : This type of magic is something like reality bending energy. It can be used on everything but here are some basic examples:
- Healing superficial wounds (as well as deep wounds if you are a surgeon).
- Control 1 element. Depends on the personality of the user (Possible elements: fire, gravity, water, wind and lighting).
- Limited psychic link. Basically like a walkie-talkie in a radious of 5 kilometers.
- Necromancy. (That can be used to absorb souls and refill magical energy).
- Limited teleportation. Only works if your partner ¨summons you¨
First note : All humans have magic but only awakens at its full potential once you meet that special soul. The training in magic depends on talents. For example if you are a bodybuilder the basic super strength is boosted by your body mass. If you are good at drawing using elements in any shape is an easy job. If you are doctor you can be a healer or necromancer etc. Meditation with your parthner at extreme weather is the first step in the training for the development of the psychic link.
Second note: Magic fatigue is equal to physical fatigue. If a mage uses a powerful spell, like casting a giant fireball, when at the limit of his powers the user may suffer serious brain damage and die. If your soul-mate dies you still have magic as long the emotional pain lasts. The limit of age difference is 5 years for soul-mating. I need an army of 500 mages.
By True love I mean real feelings between humans. Money or status are not involded. A.k.a Selfless love in monogamous relationships.
High IQ and creativity boost the power of spells.