@Greyor I know about the ley lines, but they GET their mana directly from the mana core. Saying that the mages don't draw in mana from the mana core is like saying someone who buys something in a shop doesn't buy a product of the factory that made the thing in question. They can't draw mana from the core itself no, just like average people can't buy everything a factory produces, even if they need it. So mages draw in mana indirectly from the mana core.
And yes, the mana core DOES have a limited capacity. It has the potential to produce an infinite amount of mana, but that would take literally an INFINITY, as it can't produce infinite amounts of mana in a second. As long as it can only produce a finite amount of mana in a finite time period, it has limited capacity. It can't exhaust it's mana, because it produces it from nothing, that's what I said too, but it can only produce X mana points/second.
And we actually don't know how Warlic's magic works. You can compare it to a car, that produces fuel when you drive, instead of burning it. But then you would still be able to open the fuel tank and pour out the fuel, so you could use it for something else. I've always thought Warlic exhausted his mana by sending it out into the mana system, and that happens automatically, so Warlic doesn't know how it works, and thus can't find a way to do it more effectively. I don't think mana can just BURN AWAY, because I believe that mana, like energy, can never truly be lost, only turned into magic.
@Shiny_Underpants I see two legitimate reasons for that, maybe it's a combination of both:
1. Transferring mana directly to another person is probably complicated magic, and Alina, Reens, Elysia, Nythera and perhaps Cysero may have been the only people present who knew how to do it, and they were not enough to match Warlic's mana production, not even Cysero, as he usually uses his magic to create magical items, rather than using large scale elemental spells, so his direct mana exhaust is probably not that big. Besides, his magic is kinda... unpredictable.
2. It requires a lot of concentration, so they can't do it while maintaining the mana shield at the same time, meaning it would cause them to overload, as their mana capacity is probably not as big as Warlic's.
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