Archive for February, 2010

We’re proud to offer a rare selection of hand made (by a local craftsman) leather sheats for storing and also carrying your Kymera Wand.

Made of soft brown and black leather with individual engravings and ornaments these are worthy keepers of your Kymera Wand.

These exclusive uniquely crafted sheats are available for 44 EUR each including free worldwide shipping. So be the first and grab yours.

If you’re intersted just drop me an email: info at kymera-wand.com.

If you were unlucky enough to get none, you can still protect your precious Kymera Wand in one of our beautiful wand pockets.

Pocket Your Wand

Envelope with pouch

Today the awesome website of the Wand Makers, thewandcompany.com launched its french version. Very impressive work by a friend of theirs of translating all the text and by Chris Barnardo of recreating all the artwork in French. Just click on the small flags on the index page or the langauge selection in the upper left corner to switch languages.

thewandcompany in french

thewandcompany in french

I never knew that “wand” in french is “baguette (magique)” the same as the famous bread, it certailny means “staff”.

Here is a short quote from the fabulous letter of Lord Byron:

Cher lecteur

Qui d’entre nous n’a jamais rêvé au moins une fois au fond de son cœur de posséder une baguette magique bien à lui et d’utiliser son pouvoir? Je ne parle pas des charlataneries et autres tours de passe-passe de pseudo magiciens de cabarets; non, je parle bien de vraie et grande magie permettant d’agir à distance. J’ai parcouru le monde à la recherche de puissants ingrédients et d’obscurs mécanismes qui, savamment combinés, pourraient doter le plus novice apprenti du pouvoir de contrôler tout objet dan sa maison.

Si vous devenez l’un des privilégiés à posséder un exemplaire des quelques baguettes Kymera venant à être conçues, vous me rejoindrez au sein des pionniers du nouvel âge de la magie et ensemble, nous nous exercerons mutuellement, dans la joie, à ne plus sombrer dans le morne et préhistorique réflexe de presser les touches d’une télécommande.

Votre humble serviteur et aventurier pour la vie,

Sir Richard Barons

The beautiful manual was translated some time ago and is also available from there.

french manual

french manual

Don’t forget to check out the other languages. We translated the German version and our friend Peter Neubauer the Swedish one.

Nach monatelanger Suche ist eine deutsche Abschrift des Kymera Zauberstab Handbuchs in den Ruinen eines alten Klosters entdeckt worden. Der Zauberstab-Macher Chris Barnardo hat sich dann daran gemacht, die alte Schriftrolle akribisch zu restaurieren.

Wir sind stolz die Replik dieser Restauration jetzt der Öffentlichkeit präsentieren zu können. Sie können eine hochauflösende Vorschau dieser Meisterleistung hier herunterladen.

Deutsches Zauberstab Handbuch

Deutsches Zauberstab Handbuch

Wenn Sie in den nächsten Monaten einen Kymera Zauberstab erwerben erhalten Sie eine Original-Replik dieses seltenen Schriftstückes zu Ihrem Schmuckstück dazu.

P.S. Nur eine Sache erscheint uns seltsam. Der Inhalt der uralten Schriftrolle stimmt fast genau mit unserer Übersetzung des Original-Manuskripts überein. Wer weiss…

Hier auch noch einmal die Verweise auf die englischen und französischen Handbücher.

Eine schwedische Variante ist gerade in Vorbereitung.

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Feb

Pocket Your Wand

   Posted by: admin    in Buying, Development, News, Workshop Insiders

We are proud and happy to announce the first accessory product for the Kymera Magic Wand.

Wand in the Pocket

Wand in the Pocket


Some time ago we published information about Wand Pouches in the making and now we’re able to offer them to you.

The Wand Makers were kind enough to offer us the chance to present the wand pouches to you first.

Pouches for the Kymera Wand

Pouches for the Kymera Wand

So here they are – available first in an amazing fine red Chinese silken fabric, embroidered with golden dragons. Your wand slides into the pouch easily and is hidden and protected by some powerful charms the Wandmakers put into the golden threads.

This pocket is not only for the lucky Kymera wand owner but for everyone who has a magic wand of his own. It is also the perfect gift for every aspiring or experienced wizard you happen to know.

The pockets are available for just EUR 9,95. When you order them with your wand they’re included in the free shipping offer, otherwise we ask for a flat 2 EUR worldwide shipping fee.

Only available in red.

So don’t hesitate and “Pocket Your Wand”

Sorry, the pockets are temporarily out of stock.

Envelope with pouch

Envelope with pouch

Please bear in mind:
That wand’s batteries should be isolated, i.e. turned round or taken out before
transporting the wand. As because it is a motion sensitive piece of
equipment, transport activates it, uses up the batteries and can put the
wand in to various modes including a sequence which completes a factory
reset.

Envelope for pouch

Envelope for pouch

All the information you need

All the information you need

Our January giveaway winner Paul posted an interesting topic in the Kymera Wand User Forums.

I’m guessing that not too many people are yet aware of the newest generation of life-like flickering LED candles that can be controlled by an IR remote. For the utmost in Harry Potter-esque control, this is the bees knees, as they say.

This is just two such examples, but if you google on “remote led candle” you’ll get a ton of hits from various manufacturers and distributors:

http://www.batteryoperatedcandles.net/G … ducts.html
http://www.batteryoperatedcandles.net/r … ducts.html


I still get an almost perverse blast out of controlling my triple candle set this way. It really looks like magic, folks. Anyone remember Dumbledore’s year opening speech in the Great Hall in “Prisoner of Azkaban”, where he waves his hand over the candles, and they extinguish, and waves his hand back, and they relight? Okay, so he didn’t use his wand there, but you get the idea. Thus I’ve set my wand’s right flick to turn the candles off, and the left flick to turn them on.

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Incidentally, There’s also a new generation of LED candles that can be operated simply by blowing on them, (actually, I can get mine to go on or off by simply snapping my fingers a few inches above it, which is also magical looking) but that’s another story.

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Accio Kymera!

Enjoy! He is obviously.

The Kymera Wand from Marc LaFountain on Vimeo.

I am happy to announce the winner of the January competition. Fortunately Fortuna drew the one that made me start this competition at all. Paul posted the original list of incantations that make your Kymera Wand magic spells much more impressive. Thanks for the idea.

Everyone else – thanks for participating. I hope you had fun devising your incantations and will take part in future drawings.

Accio Kymera!

Michael