@dragon_monster I actually don't know whether Warlic's still working for AE or not, but he's still Artix's friend, and Warlic (the NPC) is one of the VERY FIRST NPC's from AQ Classic. They have NEVER killed off any NPC that appears in Aq Classic. And Warlic is so important for the plot, that killing him off would be a horrible waste IMO (Take a look at my profile picture, I KNOW that I'm a bit biased ). And killing off Xan and Jaania along with him would be even worse.
But I do like that idea of him merging with tha mana core, and and becoming one with the mana system of Lore, while remaining in contact with us through some kind of manifestation (I.E. The Avatar of Mana). The Rose could perhaps cause the mana core to destabilize, by tinkering with the Fissure. Then the planet would be in danger, and Warlic would have to stabilize the core. Then magic on Lore might actually become STRONGER than ever, which could lead to some interesting events. I don't think the mana core could be DESTROYED, like how you can't destroy energy in real life.
As for the thing with Warlic being able to recreate/stabilize the core, without merging with it, I'd say that he can't. Try seeing it like this:
The core constantly produces mana, that mages on Lore can tap into, in order to refill their own mana, that can be used up, so they have to draw in more. Mana potions are perhaps used to accelerate that process. But the mana core itself doesn't exhaust it's mana by sending it out into the mana system. It creates more mana from itself, and remains stable, but it DOES have a limited capacity.
Warlic, on the othre hand, uses magic, and creates an amount of mana that is equivalent to the scale of his magic, like 1 mana point = 1 kilojoule of manipulation if the surroundings (not sure if that number fits, but I'm gonna go with it). So if Warlic uses one 100,000 KJ of magic, he generates 100,000 mana points.
If Warlic learned to add the mana he generates to the magic he uses, his magic could become twice as powerful, and he will never overload on mana. That way, if the magic he used was in the form of pure mana, he could become similar to the mana core, in that he creates mana from himself, while remaining stable himself.
So Warlic might actually have about the same level of power as the mana core, just in a less convenient way, only baing able to use half the power he has (his magic), and the other half (his mana) threatening to overload him.
Umm, I'm not sure anyone but me would understand exactly what I mean... So please ask me if there's anything you don't understand.
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