Name: Michael Raaflaub
My Dominance War IV entry for the CGSociety team.
Since the Norms were pushed back entirely to their cities, they reinitiated an old nature magic. It enables them to eliminate their foes already far in the heartland. Since this magic demands the sacrifice of a newborn human being, it was forbidden ages ago and disappeared into oblivion. Only the great despair that came with the beginning of the Fourth Dominance War gave reason to revive the disputed magic.
Right after birth, the newborn child must be poisoned with a cyclamen and left in a magical stone circle on a hill in the heartland. After some months, nature takes posession of the child and grants him tremendous power the power of nature and life. Part animal, part human, part plant, the cyclamen grows out of the soil. A single glance is enough to transform the life energy of the attacker into natures energy.