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Children's abilities?

Orion_89
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Are children in TES universe able to use magic spells or power abilities or transformations? Is there any lore information about it?
I'm trying to reasoning logically and my guess is they can not use any of it fully until adolescence when their physical and mental characteristics complete their formation...

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  • Tyrvarion
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    According to this piece of text the answer is yes - Children can cast spells. That is, of course if they do receive appropriate magical training. https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Fahamal,_Trader
    Edited by Tyrvarion on July 4, 2021 1:55PM
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  • Elsonso
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    Lugaldu wrote: »
    Children? What kind of creatures are they?

    A Daedric creature that plagued Tamriel during the 3rd Era. :smile:

    Magic is a skill, so it is reasonable to assume that some children can learn to use it.
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  • Vevvev
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    I imagine like all living thing in TES a child has the potential to use magic, but it's something they'll have to bump in to so to speak. They'll also have to develop their skills over time to get greater and greater things so in the beginning I don't expect more than a couple of sparks at best.
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  • NordSwordnBoard
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    Of course they are! They made themselves disappear from ESO Tamriel like the Dwemer by summoning "Deus Ex Machina"
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  • ealdwin
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    Yes. Or at the least, they are able to begin learning how to use it. Keep in mind that in the TES universe, Magicka is Aetherial energy that pours in through the holes in the sky that are the stars. Anyone has the potential to learn to tap into and use that energy; it isn’t a matter of being or not being able to use it. There’s nothing to say that someone couldn’t start their training at a young age. I’d even imagine schools in the scholarly-oriented Breton societies of High Rock introduce some fundamentals as part of their curriculum. Furthermore, two children can be met in TES V who are beginning their training in magic: Agni in Morthal and Sissel in Rorikstead.
  • Orion_89
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    ealdwin wrote: »
    Yes. Or at the least, they are able to begin learning how to use it. Keep in mind that in the TES universe, Magicka is Aetherial energy that pours in through the holes in the sky that are the stars. Anyone has the potential to learn to tap into and use that energy; it isn’t a matter of being or not being able to use it. There’s nothing to say that someone couldn’t start their training at a young age. I’d even imagine schools in the scholarly-oriented Breton societies of High Rock introduce some fundamentals as part of their curriculum. Furthermore, two children can be met in TES V who are beginning their training in magic: Agni in Morthal and Sissel in Rorikstead.

    I suppose you may be right about schools and stuff. What makes me question about the details are
    socially unequal conditions: kids are often cruel to each other, and while the bulling is a normal thing among them, I wonder how much it may get worse when someone is able to use even simple destruction spells and another has neither magic nor fighting skills?
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    Nobody in Tamriel seems to reproduce. There are bear cubs and young wasps, but no human children. Some hopeful couples have cribs, though.
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    Nobody in Tamriel seems to reproduce. There are bear cubs and young wasps, but no human children. Some hopeful couples have cribs, though.

    I am going to stick with my Daedric creature theory. I mean, is there anyone who doesn't think that Braith in Whiterun is anything but a small Daedra? The cribs are offerings to some Daedric Prince, who seems to be disinclined to produce any Daedric Children right now.

    (Edit: Daedra that look and act like children are perfect spies for the ever curious Hermaeus Mora)
    Edited by Elsonso on June 17, 2021 11:48AM
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  • Konstant_Tel_Necris
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    There were children afflicted with lycanthropy in Daggerfall and there also teenage werewolf in ESO Dark Brotherhood
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Cure_for_Lycanthropy
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Hildegard
    Edited by Konstant_Tel_Necris on July 22, 2021 3:57AM
  • Vevvev
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    The new meet the character news post talks about the Battle Spire, and the character in question has been an apprentice since the age of 6.


    https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/60537
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    In Skyrim, the conjurer Falion in Morthal is training a child, Agni, as his apprentice.

    She says: "Do you like magic? Falion says I'm good at learning. I like learning about magic." In other conversations, Fallon and she discuss how learning to focus and concentrate is necessary when dealing with magical forces.

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Agni

    Likewise, Sissel from Rorikstead is also learning magic from Jouane. He avoids teaching her fire magic, but suggests she learn a waterbreathing spell. Again, he emphasizes the importance of concentration.

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Sissel


    So yes, a child with sufficient concentration and focus can learn magic from a teacher.
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    Vevvev wrote: »
    The new meet the character news post talks about the Battle Spire, and the character in question has been an apprentice since the age of 6.


    https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/60537

    Despite the useful information, that Lucilla Caprenia seems like another the bestest evaaar female character. Anyway, other students start education in Battlespire at 12, wich is logical I guess. Thanks for the link!
    In Skyrim, the conjurer Falion in Morthal is training a child, Agni, as his apprentice.

    She says: "Do you like magic? Falion says I'm good at learning. I like learning about magic." In other conversations, Fallon and she discuss how learning to focus and concentrate is necessary when dealing with magical forces.

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Agni

    Likewise, Sissel from Rorikstead is also learning magic from Jouane. He avoids teaching her fire magic, but suggests she learn a waterbreathing spell. Again, he emphasizes the importance of concentration.

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Sissel


    So yes, a child with sufficient concentration and focus can learn magic from a teacher.

    Thanks!
  • Vevvev
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    Orion_89 wrote: »
    Despite the useful information, that Lucilla Caprenia seems like another the bestest evaaar female character. Anyway, other students start education in Battlespire at 12, wich is logical I guess. Thanks for the link!

    I didn't like that super duper gifted and talented story telling either as it's beginning to rub on me the wrong way, but it's something to go off of. Imagine the more magically inclined races would have that kind of talent at a similar age.
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