"The essence of sorcery is blasphemy. Through will and power, every mage usurps dominion over the laws of Creation from the gods Above and Below.” – Extract from “The Most Noble Art of Magic”, by Dread Emperor Sorcerous – Chapter 5: Recognition
Overview[edit | edit source]
Magic in PGTE has many different forms, and interacts in many different, at times contradictory, ways. There are multiple forms of spellcasting which have developed in different parts of Calernia. Magic can be divided in many seperate styles, with all having different specialties, but generally sharing low level spells such as scrying. Magic is seperate from being able to wield Light . Mages are born with magic, and have to learn how to use it, compared to priests who are given the ability to wield Light by Angels and the Gods Above. Magic is seperate from having a Name, but mages can gain Names that amplify their abilities to wield magic in different ways.
Types[edit | edit source]
Trismegistan[edit | edit source]
Trismegistan sorcery is based on the teachings of the Dead King. It is noted to be very flexible, but also very exacting, with multiple years of study required to become comptent. Is mainly used in Praes and the Kingdom of the Dead. Notable users include Wekesa, Masego, Roland, and Neshamah.
Ligurian[edit | edit source]
Ligurian sorcery is based on the abilities of the Giants. It involves attuning the user to Creation and creating a second soul over the course of hundreds of years. Users are called spellsingers, and "sing" to Creation to cause magical effects. It is only used in the Gigantes. Notable users include Antigone and Roland.
Pelagian[edit | edit source]
Pelagian sorcery is a knock-off of Ligurian sorcery, focusing more on enchantment. Precise mechanics are unknown, other than a belief in term resonance. (Objects can be stabilized by giving them a name true to their nature) Used mostly in Procer and Levant. Notable users include Roland.
Jaquinite[edit | edit source]
Jaquinite sorcery is a sorcery designed to mimic miracles. It involves heavy prayer and the help of priests to function. It is the most widely used type of sorcery in Procer. Notable users include Tancred and Roland.
Sabrathan[edit | edit source]
Mavii Runes[edit | edit source]
Mavii Runes are an extinct type of sorcery focused on contacting Fae. It involves finding or creating weakpoints in Creation to summon Fae. It was used mainly by ancient Alamans. Notable users include Roland.
Petronian[edit | edit source]
Petronian sorcery was the precursor to Trismegistan sorcery. It had a large focus on human sacrifices and was noted to be able to work on very large scales. It was used mainly by ancient Miezans and ancient Praes. Notable users include Roland.
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