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Today’s Lesson: Talismans
Image from Tian Xing Yi Shi
As you can see from the image above, talismans are normally made from paper and have runes or characters written on them. Making them is an art and not just any person can create talismans. People who have been trained in the talisman-making skill can make them, give them away, or sell them since once a talisman is made, other people can use it.
They have different effects like: sealing, freezing, burning, exploding, etc. Think of it as an instant spell that a person can cast by using the talisman. They are pretty convenient since a cultivator can just pull out a talisman and use it immediately.
If you recall from a previous chapters, Lu Qingan gave Chu Yu a bunch of pills and talismans. I’m guessing they aren’t cheap.
That is the type of talismans that are used in Xianxia.
Of course, there are other types of talismans that are used even in real life. For example, have you ever seen this type (image below)?
Image by Alborz Fallah at English Wikipedia
That is a talisman/amulet that is believed to protect a person from the “evil eye.” In other words, it’s a protective charm. I think it looks very decorative. 🙂
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