Magic Tools were artificially made devices imbued with magical power. Originally used by gods, humans later created a large variety of magic tools for their personal purposes, each with their own unique abilities. While quite common in earlier eras, magic tools waned in use during the Third Period in the wake of the Levianta Catastrophe.
Since time immemorial, gods created numerous magic tools for their personal use. When the First Period collapsed, the gods and their kin fled their destroyed paradise on the ark Sin. When the Second Period faced similar destruction a thousand years later, the surviving 72 gods and kin fled once again and worked to create a third world. After the completion of the Third Period sometime around BT 528, the sun god dropped the ark in Evillious' northern region to seal the rampaging Levia-Behemo and their fellow six kin along with numerous other tools and devices.
Later on, the Magic Kingdom Levianta began excavating the buried "relics", using them to create a variety of advanced magic tools for themselves; eventually, Levianta became the most magically and technology advanced nation in the world. In EC 013, Sin went out of control while being used by Kiril Clockworker, freeing Levia-Behemo. Following the Levianta Catastrophe, the Magic Kingdom was destroyed, leaving nearly all its technology also be destroyed or buried and wiping out much of its creators.
In EC 014, Hänsel and Gretel created the vessels of sin from the remains of their adoptive mother, Eve Moonlit and her Original Sin. As the centuries progressed, the use of magic tools declined with the lessening of magic users. While the vessels of sin continued to cause calamity and misfortune, their connection to historical events remained largely ignored. By the 6th century EC, magic was regarded as little more than myth. On January 30, EC 611, the Zorach family shut down its Freezis facility beneath Castle Hedgehog, leaving the room to sink into the lava below and be destroyed along with its trove of Leviantan relics.
As devices possessing magical power, magic tools employed that energy for the tools' intended application, allowing the user to tap into its magical abilities. The abilities of magic tools varied depending on the type and complexity of the device. Due to their nature, these magical devices could typically only be used by persons trained in the magical arts. Also, magic tools generally required some direct interaction between the device and its owner to utilize its power.
Despite their ability, magic tools could still be damaged or destroyed; in some cases, the tools could even decay over time. As a result, particularly complex magic tools required occasional maintenance by "clockworker" artisans that specialized in their mechanics. These kinds of advanced tools likewise could only be created by persons incredibly knowledgeable about their creation, such as the gods and clockworkers. However, simple magic tools could be created by the standard mage.