Pyromancy has a, well, rather primitive aspect to it.
It meshes poorly with advanced culture,
and pyromancers are considered rather unsavoury.
Which is fine, as I never got along with anybody anyway.
So, for me, turning Undead didn’t change a thing!
Hah hah hah hah.
A pyromancer’s flame is a part of his own body.
The flame develops right along with his skill….
When I gave you that flame, I gave you a part of myself.
Please take good care of it.
My teacher, whom I imagine still resides in the Great Swamp,
had a funny way of putting it.
He said that “Pyromancy is the ultimate fantasy…”
“We are born into Dark, and warmed by Fire, but this Fire we cannot touch.”
“Those whose fascination with Fire persists, learn to hold it in their own hand.”
He rather had a way with words, the old withering frog!
In this land, pyromancers earn a certain respect.
The Witch of Izalith, one of the legendary Lords,
is the godmother of pyromancy.
So, the day I became Undead, I was ecstatic.
I felt as if I’d been chosen to attune myself to the ancient arts.
… Of course, it wasn’t all that romantic in the end…
Laurentius of the Great Swamp
I’m just feeling like a pyromancer in an illusionists’ world, yknow?
what if magic was real but it was treated the way music is now with different genres and shit like “oh youre still into conjuring? thats cool I guess. recently ive been getting into third-wave post-necromancy, it’s some pretty heavy stuff”
as a teenager I’d be all “I guess Alchemy and Shapeshifting are alright, but Pyromancy’s the only really rocking shit.” and then by the time I was 25 or so I’d be like “Fuck, why haven’t I been playing with Polymorphing all along?? Or Elemental Summoning? or EVERYTHING???”
DC never appreciated Doctor Fate enough, despite that awesome design. Anyone trashtalking the magic gold girdle gets cut.
especially in the last decade and change most magic (big exception being Zatanna) in the DCU seems to be handled as little more than “that thing that flumoxes Superman”