A flame that burns with heat, but no light. There are several ways to start darkfire, including friction in specific woods grown in the land of The home of the Darkness. It doesn't have light in the sense we understand it, and without magic in the blood, one cannot see there at all...., but the easiest way is generally with a drop of blood from someone either of The Darkness include any magical beings with a primary drive to devour or collect. [themedy_alertbox icon="" colour="theme" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Note: this is a placeholder. There will be much more information in the future![/themedy_alertbox] World name: Umbra. The Darkness have a lifespan of three or four thousand years on average. As they grow older, they grow more powerful, but their control (and sanity) tends to... or of Kin, for the most part, refers to human wizards - that is, humans with something else in them allowing them to do magic. However, the Kin are really any magical beings with mixed blood. This can be human and Seelie fey, Shadow's Breath and Phoenix, Wulver and Rusalka - absolutely anything. Beings fall into this category if they do not clearly favor... with Darkness in their blood. The chemical qualities of that blood can, with certain incantations, alter the makeup of flammable goods, allowing it to catch with darkfire instead of ordinary flame.
This particular conflagration is especially useful when traveling at night. While it does not give off as much heat (most would say a “different” heat), it is sufficient to keep Treasure hunters in the world of The Sundered who make their living scavenging goods from the world ruined by the black water. [themedy_alertbox icon="info-circle" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Spoilers! This one has specific spoilers regarding the end of The Sundered, so only read on if you're familiar with the book. If you REALLY want to read them, then click the blurred part... warm, to cook meat, and to avoid detection. The flames are generally a deep indigo in color, rendering them nearly invisible at night.
Friction and specific woods grown in the land of Umbra are required to begin it; a drop of blood from many members of the Darkness (or Kin) can also cause this dark combustion in ordinary flammable goods.