Zima is a binding, metaphysical, and ubiquitous power in the fictional universe of The Akasha Records. The supernatural flow of energy originated from the concept of Prana, or chi, “the omnipresent vital energy of the universe”.
Zi is a quantum force (magic energy) that can be used to over-ride the laws of nature, but needs to be focused via an object (amulet, ring, wand, staff, etc.), ritual, gesture, symbol, or language. If un-focused then it’s greatly weakened, not as effective and more dispersed (un-aimed) and could completely miss the target.
Five forces govern the physics of the Akasha Universe: electromagnetic force, gravitational force, weak nuclear force, strong nuclear force and quantum Zi force.
The radiation of Zi use can make a magic user very sick over time. Zi pulls energy from the user to focus it’s effect into something else. This is why spells and potions that use ingredients are preferred over straight magic use because then the Zi force pulls energy from the ingredients before it pulls from the Zi user. Matter & Energy are never created or destroyed, only transformed.
Zi radiates heat & light as it’s used, so people and or objects will glow and be warm/hot as Zi is radiated from them. If a Zi user uses too strong of a spell for their tolerance level, they will literally burst into flames. Tolerance levels are built up over time of Zi use and with practice on evolving skill levels.
Zi users initial, natural skill level and tolerance vary by user but are based on genetics and inheritance. Augments imbued with Zi can greatly alter the skill and tolerance levels of any user that uses them.
Zi beings are imbued with natural skill and tolerance levels also … so Zi beings that are also Zi users tend to be the most powerful beings in the Akasha Universe.