Traditions

  • Ásatru: The Norse tradition, which include the usage of runes. While runes can be found and used in all forms of tradition, the the Norse were the ones to use it first. Or so they claim, anyway.
  • Astrology: Believe it or not, Astrology CAN be a form of magic under the right hand and circumstances. Astrological magic is extremely good about finding information about someone, provided one can have the proper information about the circumstances of his birth. To a lesser extent, it is fortune-based magic. A few are able to channel thematic aspects of their astrological signs.
  • Christian Magic: An oxymoron and for good reasons, as most would consider magic to be the work of the devil. And yet, devoutly christian mages do exist, channeling the powers of spirits which claim to be angels or saints. Some think magic is just a part of god’s creation (even the magic which claim a pagan origin) while others believe THEIR magic to be different, given to them by God. Either way, if they throw a fireball at you its all semantic if its god who allowed it or not.
  • Cybermancy: While virtually non-existent in the ‘main’ Worterburgh, this rather unique magic tradition is on the rise in all those shards where the internet has become omnipresent.
  • Emotion Magic: Emotions are a powerful force, able to inspire humans to greatness or make them slaves to its whims. Emotion Magic is a very ‘social’ form of magic (yet it has applications beyond simply that), relying on controlling the emotions of others. Some Emotional Mages prefer to focus on only one emotion, such as anger or fear.
  • Physical Magic: Magic centered entirely around the user’s body and manifesting likewise from it. Super strength, speed and the ability to become bulletproof are hallmarks of it as is walking on walls or phasing through them.
  • Post Modern: An eclectic and hard to define school of magic, its main feature is that its practitioners are pretentious blowhards who tend to dismiss reality, logic and reason. While they do have a point that magic certainly flies in the face of logic most are simply delusional brown-noser. Their magic primarily excel at reality-bending.
  • Street Magic: Not a formal school of magic, tradition or philosophy, ‘Street Magic’ refer to the messy hodge-podge many street mages affect, which follow no specific path or focus but is simply what they excel at mixed with whatever works. Street Magic practitioners are often associated with punk, new age or weird subcultures but they aren’t automatically disaffected malcontents. Knox Vickroy is nominally a Street Mage, for example.
  • Voodoun: Common in Worterburgh’s haitian population, Voodoo magic has a bit of a bad reputation due to being overly associated with curses and zombies. Still, there is truth to these tales, as true Voodoo magic excel at interacting with spirits, especially dead ones.
  • Warlock: When people talk about magic being ‘a tool of the Devil’, they are talking about Warlocks. These sorcerers and witches are addicted to power and derive their magic from incorporeal demons they make pacts with. Their magic is potent but dangerous and the price of such a power is steep.
  • Wu Xing: The magic of the Five Agents, Chi and spiritual enlightenment. Overlap greatly with elemental, physical and spiritual magic in terms of what it can do.

Traditions

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