The Arcane is the term we give to any matters of a magical nature. This in fact covers a wide array of subjects, from simple channeling, to incantations and spellcasting and of course to the mastery of ritual magic.
Magic is a tempermental subject and is very difficult to narrow down, often subject to change and variation in effect, but our librarians have done their best to collate the knowledge gathered over the years.
Types of Magic
Read More: Spellcasting
The ability to use the ambient magical energies (Also known as the Void) to cast magical effects upon others and the world around d them.
These are mostly based around enforcing the casters will upon others and the world and if used efficiently in combat can be devastating, even at its most basic level.
With training, Spellcasters can also be attuned to cast Enchanting and Shadow magic spells.
Read More: Incantation
This type of magic is similar in many ways to the Spellcaster, however the energy is granted to them by their Ancestor, a deity-like entity that watches over them and any other followers.
These magics primarily affect the body, in both its living and unliving states, but also grants the ability to pass power to others of the faith through a wedge, allowing an individuals strength to be bolstered through giving them the power to combat and dismiss summoned and unliving creatures far stronger than it could alone.
As well as the standard Incantation list, this type of magic can also be gifted by Dark and Light Ancestors.
Read More: Healing
This is a commonly known power, although is not technically magic.
Channelling grants the ability to draw power from an alternate plane, usually the Plane of Life, and to utilise those energies to either heal or harm on a pattern-level, giving the caster the ability over life and death; to save a mortally wounded patient or to waste the pattern and extinguish its life even faster.
Channelling can refer to both Healing and Corruption.
Read More: Ritual Magic
The most powerful, but limited, form of magic is that of the Ritualist.
Ritualists have the ability to weave the elements into complicated patterns and manipulate the very building blocks of life when within sacred sites known as Ritual Circles, and to perform magical Rites at other times to create other powerful effects.
This is by far the most complicated and dangerous form of magic, but is also by far the most rewarding and addictive.
Read More: Summoning
A newly discovered form of magic since the recent catalysm, and regarded by many as an extension of the above styles, Summoning allows dominion over a specialist type of planar entity though Daemonology, Elementalism, Necromancy or Theology and grants the ability of control and healing towards creatures related to that those planes.
Each type of summoning requires an affinity for a particular type of magic.