Oooh, so it kind of goes something like this. You know how in Harry Potter, they use wands to channel magic instead of using only their hands (in general)? It’s a similar case here! Except instead of wands, they use rings, necklaces, bracelets, those things.
Actually I haven’t fully figured out how they came to use jewelry vs wands and how the first magical pieces of jewelry were made, but here’s what I have figured out: while the overwhelming majority of Mondénes have magical essence but too little of it to actually do magic, there’s a very tiny minority of them that have enough magical essence to use magic without external aids. One of them dropped a piece of jewelry in a cauldron brimming with potions, and found that his powers grew while wearing it. He launched a business selling magical jewelry and now it’s all over the realm!
They can actually use any magical jewelry they want! Unlike in Harry Potter, the Mondéne chooses the jewelry, not the other way around. There are some pieces of jewelry that may vibe with them better, but having a “wrong” piece of jewelry isn’t exactly a thing. Their magic is malleable, so depending on the jewelry they’re wearing, their powers change. For example, if they’re wearing a silver bracelet, they may gain the ability to fire lightning, but if they switch to a gold bracelet, they may gain superhuman strength instead. Some might have more powers depending on their jewelry, and how many pieces they’re wearing.
They mostly figured out it out by trial and error. Different materials and different symbols or patterns determine the superpowers one can gain from magical jewelry. Oh, and fun fact: precious stones don’t affect the powers at all, though it’s a common myth that’s used to make some pieces of jewelry way more expensive.
Oh, if the attack happened at night, she wouldn’t be weak. Just not at her peak ^-^ Artificial light doesn’t work, but fire light does. Natural light works.
As for the blood power, yes, they can just look at it from a distance and become stronger. They only need its presence and it does work for any blood, whether it be their own, someone else’s, or even non-human blood. The exception being when they’re bleeding and they drink their own blood—it doesn’t work that way because technically your system’s still losing blood but if you stored your own blood beforehand, then entered the battlefield days later while in full health, you can bring a bottle of it with you to drink from to give you that extra boost.
The type of blood also determines how powerful you can get. Blood from a human gives more strength than blood from an animal. Blood from a gifted—a person who was born with magic or superpowers—gives way more strength than blood from a regular human, A.K.A. an ordinary. And if you drink the blood of a very powerful gifted, then that’ll give you unreal power compared to blood from a weaker gifted.
So, if you ever come up in a battle against them, don’t bleed especially in front of Edin, his bloodlust curse means that he also enters a frenzy if he anyone bleeds on the battlefield.