Q: I witnessed a magical incident or magic-related crime. Who should I report it to?
A: Here are some links to contact details for the appropriate authorities in Azama, Bhier, Gidran, Tenzhan, and Parabi. If you see your country's name, click on it; if not, you'll have to do your own research. Let me know what you find and I'll add it to the list.
Q: Are you going to make a version of this website in my language?
A: I'm working on translating it into Bhiran. For resources in other languages, see this page.
Q: Who are you anyway?/How do you know so much about magic?/Why are you qualified to tell me about this?
A: My name is Radha. I've had magic for the last seven years, and I've spent that time finding out as much as I can about magic and magical people. My unique powers are telekinesis and time manipulation, and I'm a member of Sideways, a magical problem-solving team operating out of Corali, Azama.
Q: I think I might have magic, but I'm not sure. How do I tell?
A: If you had magic, you'd know, because it would tell you. It's not possible to have magic and be unaware of it.
Q: Why do some people get magic and not others?/I really want magic! Is there something I can do to increase my chances of getting it?
A: No-one knows. A lot of studies have been done on this subject, so we know magic doesn't choose people based on genetics, ethnicity, sexuality, morality, religion, diet, location, or a whole list of other qualities. Studies have found that magical people are about twice as likely as the average person to be transgender, but that's not something you can change about yourself and trying doesn't tend to result in magic.
Q: I heard that magic makes you gay/trans/kinky/polygamous. Is that true?
A: No, there's no evidence for any of that.
Q: I heard that magical people are immortal. Is that true?
A: Not really. Our magiforms can be whatever physical age we want, so if someone managed to build up enough charge to stay in magiform forever, they wouldn't die of old age. They could still die in other ways, though, unless their powers protected them.
Q: Can animals be magical, or is it just people? What about centaurs?
A: Wildlife researchers haven't noticed any animals transforming, and centaurs say they don't have any magical people.
Q: But isn't magic eeevil?
A: Evil is hard to quantify, but statistical analysis shows that magical people aren't significantly more likely to commit crimes than before they got magic, correcting for age and other factors. Also, they're not significantly more crime-prone than the rest of the population.
Q: That's not what I meant! I meant that magical people are godless heathens!
A: Magical people show the same distribution of religious beliefs as the rest of the population, with the exception that some magical people who were previously atheists or agnostic have converted to the Fellowship of Enlightenment, a religion which essentially worships magic. People with existing religious beliefs tend to attribute magic to their own gods.
Q: Why doesn't your website acknowledge that magic is clearly the work of my deity/deities?
A: I have received questions along these lines from every religion with a significant Makazo-speaking population, and a few others with varying levels of fluency and coherence. At the time of writing and to the best of my knowledge, no divine entities have yet come forward to claim credit for introducing magic to the world.
Q: Why doesn't magic work like in my favourite fantasy series/this better version I made up/exactly the same except for my pet peeve?
A: I don't know. All I can tell you is how magic works, not why. All I will say is that it would be very surprising if the author of a fantasy series, writing before the first magical people existed, had managed to correctly predict how magic would work.