Lore:Levitation Act

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The Levitation Act is an act that was legislated in 3E 421, restricting the use of levitation magic.[1] Despite the act, levitation magic was still prevalent in Morrowind up until at least the late Third Era—most notably by Telvanni wizards, whose towers required the knowledge of levitation magic in order to reach the upper levels.[2] Levitation spells were still being sold by members of the Mages Guild after the passing of the act, and were even sold by vendors serving the Imperial Legion in Castle Ebonheart.[3] Levitation was nevertheless banned in the capital city of Mournhold by the will of Almalexia.[4]

The knowledge of levitation magic was largely lost by 4E 40, and almost unheard of for many years prior. Some individuals retained what knowledge there was, including a Synod mage named Lazarum, who apparently knew of a levitation spell.[5] A potion brewed with the ichor of a Winged Twilight was supposedly used by two individuals to travel to the floating city of Umbriel. The Imperial Legion also briefly used levitation magic in their battle with Umbriel.[6]

Some Fourth Era Telvanni towers, such as Tel Mithryn on Solstheim, had magical runes fitted at the base of the stem which granted anyone access,[7] however it is unknown if this was related to the Levitation Act as these levitation pads were used by the Telvanni as far back as the Second Era.[8]

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  1. ^ Overheard conversations regarding Dovyn Aren in Oblivion
  2. ^ Telvanni Towers in Morrowind
  3. ^ Levitation spells being sold by Mages Guild and Imperial Legion vendors in Morrowind
  4. ^ Dialogue in Tribunal
  5. ^ The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes, p.39
  6. ^ The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes, p.41, p.220
  7. ^ Tel Mithryn in Dragonborn
  8. ^ Tel Galen in ESO