Easily one of the darkest forms of magic is blood magic. As its name suggests this sorcery is fueled by blood. The more blood you sacrifice the more powerful the magic becomes. In order to truly master blood magic, you need blood from someone you love, blood from someone you hate, and blood from yourself. I will be featuring blood magic in my fantasy series and it will be used to perform unnatural and unholy feats.
Sorcery has always been a defining aspect of fantasy. It has been shown to perform magnificent deeds such as turning lead into gold. I had a fascinating idea for my fantasy book that involves a similar feat. What if there was a method to turn any metal or rock into a ore that could be stronger, lighter, and more durable than any other metal? Such a metal would probably be as valuable as gold if it could produce high quality armor and weapons. I will explore this further as my writing progresses.
One of the most famous usages of alchemy is the creation of a homunculus, which means “little man” in Latin. In general, a homunculus is an artificial human being. The most famous homunculus would be Frankenstein’s monster since he was a man-made sentient being that was not naturally born. One could argue that robots, androids, and clones are real life homunculus because they are sentient beings that are artificially made. I imagine an army of hundreds of thousands of homunculus marching through the lands, creating mayhem and destruction wherever they go. It is a chilling idea to consider and I look forward to experimenting with it further.