The ways of practicing magic can be split in a variety of ways, ranging from its cultural and religious roots (Ásatru and Voodoun) to its philosophy (Chaos Magic) to what it manipulate or derive its powers from (Fire Magic or Necromancy). In fact, most practitioners tend to learn a thing or two from other forms of magic in this modern age, where information is more and more easily accessible. That said, most mages are bound to a single style as it reflect them and their understanding of the universe.
Who can use magic?
- All sentient being can use Rituals. Supernatural beings find them, on average, easier to grasp.
- Humans who become Mages or a supernatural being via a form of arcane ritual, either at the same time (Witchbreed) or later (Lich)
- Other supernatural beings generally do not learn magic strictly speaking but they can learn to replicate the effects and function of spells as long as long as its aspect ties into their own nature.