Magic (Mystical Arts, Practices, and Edifices)

Magus – Anyone who is learned in the ways of magic and can Manifest it by their craft, art, class, etc. The presence of the mystical elements – magic – depends on the prevalence or saturation factor of the various aptitudes in any given place.

Magic Institutions

Institutions and groups offers avenues of training that are faster and safer than self discovery. Characters must possess some rank and standing within the group.

  • Trivial Presence: Theme members get basic services – a place to rest, meager fare, replenish mundane supplies – for their modest minimum or 5% tithe. Services like legal advice come at a reduced price.
  • Minor Presence: Minor members largely go unheard and are mostly in it for a little knowledge without having to commit to a major tithe (10% of their income generally) and support. Services like legal advice are generally free (without complications).
  • Major Presence: Major members of the guilds are active and pay a major tithe (25% of their income generally). They report on their whereabouts and adventures (without giving away secrets of the PC’s) and information they have gained in order to better inform their brothers and sisters. Services like legal advice are free. They officiate some ceremony and participate in group administration.
  • Preeminent Presence: As with Major Presence, but they are leaders and representatives within the community and are part of higher group administration. A certain amount of time each year must be allocated to maintaining their presence.

Institution Services

  • Training: Skill, Feat, Spell knowledge, Lore knowledge

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Principles of Magic

  • Magic uses the user
  • Magic cannot be destroyed or created, only transformed
  • Magic is in all things
  • Using Magic serves its purpose
  • All Magic requires Effort to evince Effect
  • Magic has both Form and Essence
  • To understand the nature of magic, is to be magic
  • Magic is sympathetic