After the Maker was finished with the Dissemination of Magic he was ridiculed by the Dark Lord. The Evil One accused him of being too generous with his gifts to his creations. The Maker countered that all of those he had made were given free will. Any additional gifts they were given would be used at the discretion of the recipient. The Dark Lord further insulted the Maker’s creations. He said that they were inherently evil and would show that he was right if magicians did not have the limits placed upon them for using their power.
The Maker knew the Dark One was trying to manipulate him into removing the restrictions and would not change his children. Instead he challenged the Dark Lord. From each end of the sapphire Prism he would dislodge one piece in the form of a magic gem. One he would let the Dark Lord give whatever mandate he wished to and the other he would inscribe with his desires for the world. Both would be sapphires of equal power. The unique part about them would be that the gems would choose the masters who could best carry out their mission.
The Maker took the stone from the red end of the prism. He gave me my mandate. The Dark Lord was given a Blue Sapphire. Into it he instilled his hatred of all life and desire for ultimate power. If the Dark Lord could not rule the Cosmos, he felt perhaps his influence could in part allow him to rule this world.
Linvin was stunned. Is there a Blue Sapphire with just as much power as you? he asked.
Its master has as much power as you, the gem corrected. Then it continued. The maker wanted to prove it was the individual who made the difference in victory or defeat. For that reason he chose two types of magic that were opposites of one another. Red and Blue Magic cancel one another out. Thus, if the two Gem Masters ever met in battle, it would be the superior person who would win the day. That is the reason the gems were allowed to choose their masters. We could pick the person who could best use our skills and also succeed without them.”
Both gems would be locked in a chest that could only be opened by one key. The chest was hidden away and the only clues to its whereabouts would come from two staffs created to harness our power. The first mission of the staff was to find its way to the person chosen to be its new master. Then the staff would lead the right person to the chest. That is one reason this staff is called ‘The Path of the Red Sapphire’. Using the staff to find the chest would prove your worthiness to be that sapphire’s master. The second reason is because it allows you to use my power.