the arts of destruction

Magic

Originally posted by fantasysystem

The Arcane Arts, something deeply entwined with ARC and yet so different. There are many ways one can access this power, which one can use to rewrite the fundamental laws of reality. Every living being as a reserve of magicka in them, which serves as the spark and fuel for their spells. If that reserve depletes, then a spell will not even activate. There are several types of magic, and each type comes from a different source. This is like having different types of gunpowder in a gun. Then there are two factors on how effective a spell is. The caster’s connection the realm in which the magic is coming from. The caster’s attribute from which they use the spell. 

If an enlightened monk of Orion used his wisdom to create and control a small ball of light, that spell would be effective. If a Fayelin sorcerer is casting an illusion, using her willpower to bend the perceptions of her opponents, that spell would be effective. If they tried to do each other’s spells, they may not be effective.

As you continue to practice spellcraft, not only do your attributes improve, but your connection to the realm that you take magic from will strengthen.

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