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  • Soul Binding

    This arcane background is primarily designed for NPCs. As will become evident in the description, the art is not for the faint of heart, and those who wish to gain true power must either be prepared to spend great lengths of time hunting down very …

  • AB Dervish

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]]|[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Dervish Magic Dervishes, sometimes called whirling dervishes, work their magic by spinning their bodies like a toy top. As the mage spins, his arms initially …

  • AB Jinn Mage

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]]|[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Jinn Magic When Suleiman grasped the knowledge that magic touched everything, he gained insight into how to defeat the jinn. In doing so, he also founded the art of …

  • AB Khem-Hekau

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]]|[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Khem-Hekau Hekau (which simply means “magic”) is the oldest form of sorcery known to humans. It dates back to the distant days of the [[Hekata|Hekatic Empire]], from …

  • AB Sand Mage

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]]|[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h3. Sand Magic Sand magic is the understanding of how to manipulate the magical energy flowing through the great deserts. Despite its name, it also covers ash and dust, …

  • AB Ushabti Mage

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]]|[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Ushabti Magic Ushabti mages are gifted with the ability to animate inanimate objects. They learn the secret names of every type of object and the charms necessary to …

  • AB Wizir

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]]|[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Wizir Magic To the unenlightened masses, wizirs are simply close advisors to nobles. That they can wield magic is common fact, and not treated as anything unusual. …

  • AB Mathemagic

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]]|[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h3. Mathemagic Mathematics began with the cakali. While humans lost much of their knowledge during the jinn occupation, the cakali never forgot.Following the War of …

  • AB Artificer

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]] |[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Artificer Artificers, as practitioners are known, do not cast spells themselves. Their skill comes in building fantastic technological devices that manipulate the …

  • AB Astrology

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]] |[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Astrology Magic Astrology has been practiced in Al-Shirkuh since before the days of [[Hekata]]’s great empire, both as a mundane and magical study. Through …

  • AB Word Magic

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]] |[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Word Magic It is said by those who dabble in such things that the mages of [[Mizdah]] developed many magical arts. Many of these are now lost, eradicated by the …

  • AB Divination

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]] |[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Divination While other mages view time as a river that flows in one direction, practitioners of divination understand that all time exists simultaneously—you just …

  • AB Shair

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]] |[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Sha’ir A sha’ir is a poet and storyteller whose words can enchant jinn into performing minor actions. In game terms, he speaks to jinn and charms them into action, …

  • AB Ship Magic

    [[Devoted|Back to Devoted]] |[[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Ship Magic A new and thus rare form of magic, ship magic was invented by Jaul the Sailor, a Brother of Sinbad who sought to make waterborne travel safer and faster. …

  • Siphoning

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] The Siphoning first occurred a little less than 30 years ago. At first mages mistook it for a natural glitch in the flow of the magical energy fields, a phenomenon perhaps on a long cycle, and thus …

  • Druidism

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. DRUIDISM Druids draw their power from the natural energy fields surrounding the earth, plants, and animals. Although they do manipulate the elemental energy fields, their skill is limited. …

  • Elementalism

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. ELEMENTALISM A hero who takes this form of magic must immediately decide whether or not he belongs to the [[Convocation of Elementalists | Convocation of Elementalists]]. Those who are gain the …

  • Heahwisardry

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. HEAHWISARDRY Heahwisardry is taught solely within the [[Magocracy]], and then only to the ruling class. There’s more information on cultureal aspects of heahwisardry below. To most, a staff is …

  • Hrimwisardry

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. HRIMWISARDRY Hrimwisards draw the very cold of the land through their bodies, converting it into mystical energy. Their constantly frigid skin gives them the benefit of a permanent …

  • Rune Magic

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. RUNE MAGIC Rune magic is used only by the [[Frost Dwarf |frost dwarves]], though it is recorded in dwarven texts that the ancient Saxa once knew the art, having discovered its form through …

  • Solar Magic

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Solar Magic Solar magic, the only magical art practiced by the [[Selari]] culture, died out during the [[Blizzard War]]. However, by studying the ruins of the [[Shattered Moor]], a hero might ( …

  • Finnar Wind Priest

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Finnar Wind Priest [[Finnar]] wind priests understand how to harness the power of the winds. They do not call upon spirits or elementals, but rather bind the heavenly winds of Father Air, …

  • Glamour

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] h2. Glamour Glamour, also known as [[Fey |fey]] magic, is the art of illusion, shape shifting, and trickery. They reach into the minds of others and pull forth their fears and aspirations, turning …

  • AB Sirens

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] The Concordance: Elemental Magic practiced by the Sirens of the [[Madinat Almuhit |Merfolk]] is something different than that performed by their land counterparts. While they know of spirit binding …

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