Hello! I’m preparing for my first ever LARP experience at Winter Solstice, and I’m writing a character who’s been sent to Anvil by her remote steading to seek training as a vate, as there were no vates in the steading who could take care of her and show her the ropes. I want to portray her as initially alarmed by/reluctant to accept her magic abilities (maybe torn between sense of duty to the Navarr and her own fear of magic/the unknown) and over time becoming more confident and self-accepting as she finds her place in the Dance. I think this will give me a good excuse to be all “I’m new here, please teach me stuff”, while also adding a whole load of pathos to her journey.
So my question is… what might that initial surge of unharnessed magic have looked like? I don’t want to portray her as massively overpowered, but I’d like there to have been some “incidents” that have made apparent her affinity for magic (Summer lore, I guess, as Im planning on being Changeling) and led her to be a little wary of using it. I’ve read up on spellcasting and ritual magic a little bit, but I’m wondering if there’s a baseline “magicness” that’s obvious even if you’ve never learned a spell? Maybe some routine hearth magic that was more powerful than anticipated?