The Arcane Schools (Magic Skills)

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THE ARCANE SCHOOLS


CASTING MAGIC

Each round, any character can cast a verbal and somatic spell, though casting both in the same round reduces their overall strength: the caster should designate a 'primary' spell, which is reduced in magnitude by one tier, and a 'secondary' spell, which is reduced in magnitude by two. These reductions do not apply if only one spell is cast per round.

Verbal spells have spoken incantations (School of Castus, School of Aquila), while somatic spells have physical components (School of Bellator, School of Serpens, School of Occultus).

Spells are automatically amplified in magnitude by the use of a catalyst (see below), and are divided into basic and advanced classes; basic spells do not require terra regia (pulveris) to cast, but advanced ones do. Regardless, any spell is capable of being augmented by terra regia pulveris, and the effects this augmentation has varies from spell to spell.

Castus prayers require calling on the power with specific words, and stating the name or intent within the prayer, but may be customized to suit the caster's persona.

CATALYSTS

Catalysts may be used to channel greater energy into all spells cast. Each school of magic requires its own catalyst, but the nature and design of each is unique to the user or creator.

Each school has a particular type of focus required. The school of Castus requires a sparkling gem; Occultus requires translucent crystal or glass; students of the school of Bellator may use any type of metal; for Serpens, the focus must be made of wood or bone; and in Aquila, the focus must be of hard, opaque stone. Custom dictates that the individual focus chosen should be significant to the caster, but in truth any item meeting the requirements may work.

To turn the focus into a catalyst requires an enchanter and a small amount of Terra Regia. The type does not matter: for one person, a catalyst may be a gemstone set into a rod of dahlitium lateris; for another, it may be a crystal phial filled with bigatium volantis; still another could create a metal vessel filled with auritium pulveris.

A caster wielding a catalyst amplifies the magnitude of all spells in the relevant school by one tier per grade of Terra Regia used in the catalyst's creation.

THE MAGIC SCHOOLS

CASTUS, THE IMMACULATE
The School of Castus is the study of healing and restorative magic, purportedly bestowing the mercy of the Immaculate upon the recipients of the healing light. Those who master this school of knowledge are held in high regard, but also expected to utilize their talents for the benefit of others.

OCCULTUS, THE HIDDEN
The School of Occultus is the study of illusion and deception. It examines the nature of the Hidden and the unknown, treating it as a philosophy. It is founded more in ideas than applications, though its spells are quite capable of affecting the real world.

BELLATOR, THE DESTROYER
The School of Bellator is the study of destructive magic, dealing righteous punishment to the wicked as the Destroyer once did. This school of study is perhaps the most-studied, a fact which speaks poorly to the nature of the peoples of Araevis.

SERPENS, THE ARBITER
The School of Serpens is the study of debilitating magic, restricting or harming its victims. As did the Serpent in the histories, students of this school bring down their adversaries from within and bind them in place, leaving them to suffer the punishment of their own iniquities.

AQUILA, THE BULWARK
The School of Aquila is the study of supportive magic, empowering and protecting the blessed. The Eagle once shared the gift of flight and thus the students of this School honor that by bestowing gifts and protections upon others, as well as themselves.





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