au in which carver is a mage instead of bethany, growing up hating mages and magic because he doesn’t want this. carver hating malcolm’s lessons, only paying attention because garrett once goaded him saying “you’d make such an ugly abomination, little brother.”
older carver deliberately avoiding using magic, opting for his faithful broadsword instead. living life as best he can. until the blight happens and the ogre kills bethany and then, then he sets the world on fire.