Lords of Creation in the Playground
The runic language exists not as an Alphabet only, each rune is a word or a letter either or, in and of themselves. One may use multiple runes to spell a word grammatically, or draw a single rune representing an idea.
A combination of runes drawn as one is called a ‘symbol’. The Symbols have power. Any mortal or uneducated being attempting the use of The Symbols is burnt out mentally, left a mindless husk.