Today’s BSF page (page 176) introduces a second written language, the first being the one that initially appeared in Chapter 2. That one is a simple 1-to-1 cypher with English. This one is a little more arbitrary; it still directly correlates to English but there are characters for two letter sounds along with the ones for single letters. It is kind of arbitrary and not really meant to be easy to read; it’s the sort of language you need to sit down and learn. That’s because it’s a programming language. It’s how magic spells work in BSF.
Most magic users can’t actually write this code; they are adept at using the ‘programs’ (spells) but don’t necessarily understand how they work. The actual amount of spellcrafters is dwarfed by the sheer number of spellcasters, as you might expect. If you think about it, actually mastering what amounts to a literal Physics API is probably not something a lot of people can do.
This isn’t even code; it’s just the informational output. In case you were wondering, the Earth Core on today’s page says ‘EARTH SEAL READY. STRIKE HERE TO BEGIN.’
The code is more complex, and is recorded and stored elsewhere. Grrg’s golems run on the same sort of programming, of course, and that might be even more complex than it seems at the face of things.
Whoever wrote the Earth Seal spell was definitely talented!