The barrier created by Oshen's ability divides the two worlds.

Special abilities are unique powers tied to a person's existence, and awakened in moments of need. Each ability has specific restrictions to it, and the only way to learn about them is to use it and experiment with it more. An example would be illusory types, who have an ability to resist illusions, and all kinds of illusions made themselves will disappear if the perceiver is aware that the illusion is an illusion. It seems that there are different categories of abilities, tied to bloodline, from healing-type to illusory-type. All abilities have their uses, you just need to get creative.

Awakening[edit | edit source]

An awakening is the event that triggers the manifestation of a person's ability. It is a moment of strong emotion that determines what the nature of the ability will be. In moments of trouble, the ability is likely to be one that saves the person, as shown with Aria awakening an ability that allowed her to escape harm from monsters.

It seems that it is possible be unable to awaken an ability, according to Five. It can happen to everyone, but they don't all suffer from it to the same degrees. In general it causes them a lot of problems to be born unable to awaken an ability, but some races are more affected than others.

In Humans[edit | edit source]

Humans cannot awaken more than one ability. For this, they are much weaker than the other races, and they are forced to make up for it with man-made weaponry. Known human abilities include a way to detect when others are using abilities, healing touch, illusory disguise, imbuing food with healing energy, and barrier creation.

A group of humans, called the Umbra, have abilities unique to their bloodline that are not present in other humans and races.

In Monsters[edit | edit source]

Monsters, like humans, cannot awaken more than one ability, but they are able to push it to further lengths and recover faster than any races afterwards. Known monster abilities include healing flora, control over fire, and possibly manipulating a person's lifespan.

In Winged[edit | edit source]

The winged's abilities tend to be more abstract in nature than the other races, allowing them to technically harbor more than one ability. Known winged abilities include good fortune, as seen in Meimona.

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