Introduction Edit

Mages whose magical ability diffuse magic either from people or things.

Books Appears in / Mentioned In Edit

About Edit

Nulls produce a dampening field on magic around them. For stronger Nulls, it could be up to a city block in size—for the weaker Nulls, it could be much smaller. Even low-level Nulls will interfere with magic and spells. [1]

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

  • Ability diffuse magic
  • The younger a Null, the stronger their power.
  • Not all nulls are equal—some are stronger, some are weaker.
  • Nulls could redirect magic a long time ago.

Other DetailsEdit

  • Nulls aren't automatically incarcerated like non-functioning mages are—they're not considered a threat.
  • Late teens are optimal for Harvesters

Null History Edit

A null's ability to redirect magic as well as dispersing it, was considered a weapon, a long time ago. Nulls used to serve as bodyguards to anybody worried about a magical assault. They brought down the wards guarding their enemies' lands, and some of the strongest stopped entire battles just by walking onto the field. But that was before the Harvesters almost wiped them out."[2]

History of Null Bombs Edit

Around the year 900, a mage figured out how to siphon away our energy, and thereby our lives, to make Null Bombs ombs capable of bringing all magic in an area to a standstill. How far and how long the effect extends depends on the strength of the null being sacrificed—the younger and more powerful they are, the more energy they have to give. After the process was discovered, it became fashionable to hunt us, especially in the vampire community, although some mages did it, too. Null harvesting, as it's politely called, was outlawed shortly after the practice began, but the law had less to do with stopping the hunts than the meager quality of the nulls remaining by the Renaissance. Harvesters ran themselves out of business by being too good at their job, not that there weren't a few enterprising types still trying.[3]

Known Nulls Edit

Events in the Series Edit

This section may have spoilers. Think of the book title as a "Spoiler Warning" if you haven’t read it yet.

3. Embrace the NightEdit

Astrid, one of the Misfits, is a Null and pregnant. If the Circle knew she was pregnant, they would have forced her to terminate the pregnancy to not produce any defective mages.

1.1–DB"Buying Trouble" Edit

Claire, the main protagonist is a Null. Her sleazy boss, Matt Gerald at Gerald & Company magical auction house, decides to sell her in the auction. Her evil cousin, Seb, wants to sell her to Harvesters.[4]

When attacked by Svarestri upon first entering Faerie, Claire pulls power from one who attacked her. He collapsed and his power entered her in an avalanche which she sent into the pavement hoping to ground it—the power instead traveled under the ground churning up the cobblestones and scattering the Svarestri attackers before blowing up a house. She and Heidar escaped.[5]

6. Tempt the StarsEdit

Associated Groups, Places, etc. Edit

Quotes Edit

"Yeah. In the eyes of most of the supernatural community, I'm not a person, I'm a weapon. And the sooner they drain me into one of their bombs the better." — Claire[6]

Book References Edit

  1. Embrace the Night, ch. 6, p. 74
  2. "Buying Trouble" in On the Prowl, ch. 6, p. 255
  3. "Buying Trouble", in On the Prowl, ch. 1
  4. "Buying Trouble" in On the Prowl, ch. 1 & 2
  5. "Buying Trouble" in On the Prowl, ch. 2, p. 214
  6. "Buying Trouble" in On the Prowl, ch. 6, p. 255

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