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Thesis: The Effects of Chaos on Magic Resistant Races

Sam Story

Below is an excerpt from one of the early thesis papers of the famed adventurer and scholar, Methfannar Seamist.
 
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Thesis: The Effects of Chaos on Magic Resistant Races
By Methfannar SeaMist
 
Introduction:
 
Much research is available about the detrimental effects on those races that are capable of using magic in some form or fashion. This includes Elves & humans, as well as lower races such as orcs & goblins. But not much research has been done on those few races that have shown a resistance to magic (dwarves and halflings notably). The presumption being that they are just affected by chaos to a lesser degree, if not outright immune in some instances.
 
But based on field observations I have made in the last few weeks, I believe that these races are just as susceptible to the effects of chaos. For example, it was only a couple weeks ago that I observed a pair of dwarves, who I know to have ample amounts of the famed courage of their race, panic and run in the face of a witch casting a spell. Albeit, given that she was summoning a daemon of vengeance, one can hardly blame them.
 
Nowhere is this susceptibility more evident than in halflings. Case in point, I’ve recently observed a chaos exposed halfling dive into neck high sewage to fight a ghoul with nothing but a dagger. This single act alone would be enough to convince most that he has been driven mad by chaos. However this was only his most recent act. So brazen and bizarre has been his antics, that the church of Sigmar had once saw fit to put him to the question (the fact that he survived the ordeal brings up concerns about the possible chaos cloaking effects of magic resistance, which will be discussed later in this paper).
 
It is therefore my goal with this paper, to show evidence that magic resistance does not provide any sort of defense against chaos taint. And that every race is susceptible to it.

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