I'm working on a magic system for a modern fantasy novel. I'm trying to obey Sanderson's Laws of Magic and Orson Scott Card's rules for magic. I need to know if this makes sense: Various "elements" (fire, water, death, chaos, etc.) bond with people. The deeper the bond the cooler the magic they can use. - At the most basic level, it increases strength, agility, etc. - At the intermediate level, the bond allows for more impressive abilities like control emotions of others, telekinesis, etc. - At the advanced level, the bond allows manipulation of that element (fire control, Necromancy, plant manipulation, animal shapeshifting, etc.) In order to use the magic, the wielder must use some of that same element and creates a Burnout (Weakens organs, dulls senses, physical pain, permanent damage to the heart and possible mental damage) And a specific side-effect for each element, that causes these. My question is, does this follow the rules? And more so, does this make sense?