Much can be achieved without magic. There are those who devotes themselves to science or blacksmithing creating powerful weapons even without the use of magic. Valen Pulchure was once a great and powerful Knight of Swordhaven. He was undefeated in combat until he met someone with dark magic, Drethix according to the history of his past. Valen almost died but MS appeared Before him, he promises Valen to help him achieve his wish to resurrect Lynaria but that he in return obeys MS's orders. MS grants Valen the Power of a DoomKnight, creating Sepulchure out of Valen, and saving his Life, thus defeating Drethix. So you see, non-magical creatures cannot stand against beings with possession of magical Powers. That is why it is very dangerous that the Rose forbidds it because they cannot hope to stop others from using it.
My Point in all of this is that, no matter if with or without the magic, much can be achieved and the threats will remain at the same level because magic is not the ONLY thing that ensures victory for a side. As an existing being, wether it be living or dead, has several equalities and capabilities that can be used for survival and the endless process of evolution will transform a being into something greater and will keep increasing possibilities and equalities, so it's not as hopeless as many people may Think. Without magic, all creatures like the faeries, KaraSulema, Dragonlords, DoomKnights and elementals would become a myth and the secret Beauty of Life itself wouldn't be in sight. It's about to sustain the balance of Life itself, it contains great many secrets from which cannot be discovered without an open and Sharp mind.
With magic, the threat becomes of course greater but it still won't matter because both sides can achieve anything with it. They can both cause and prevent total destruction, so can you do without magic as well but not at the same level.
One could say that magic is a higher standard of living, it will take much more but not from other things or others... from yourself. Living with the magic is aquiring the inner Power of a being, turning it into something physical when it in fact isn't. You must accept the fact that Everything, absolutely Everything, has a risk more or less and you can't spend your thoughts of being cynical or paranoid.
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