Eleathean Life

Magic is spread over all of Eleath, but relatively thinly, being considered special and unusual (or just plain expensive) but not entirely out of reach.

Magic in Different Cultures

Arcane magic, based as it is on learning and study, is valued most highly in the Fireflow and Gelb cultures. Innate sorcery is given the greatest prestige among the Keesal, while magic dependent upon relationship with a supernatural patron is ascendant in the tribal lands. Divine or nature-based magics, especially when they bring healing or blessing, are generally welcomed everywhere, but attitudes to magic vary so widely in the fiefdoms that in some parts even these are treated with suspicion and hostility, sometimes to the point of violence.

A Wizarding Education

Spread thinly as it is, most learning of magic depends upon finding an individual adept or master from whom to learn, but there are a number of communities of arcane magical learning which one might also hope to join. Most notably the School of The Arcane Flame in the Fireflow city of Thelse Nalore (around two days journey north east of Drandomanat in The Grand Unity), Uvaxinor’s Congress in the Gelb city of Perifell (to the west of the tepui grouping west of Shermerion / Grand Unity border) and The Pillar of Udrusinor which effectively forms its own city state among the fiefdoms, centred around its headquarters in the eponymous tepui south of Gelb lands in the far south west.

Magical Society in the Keesal

Within the Keesal there are no academies, but a formal system a magical apprenticeship is maintained, reflecting the same structure and expectations as in the rest of the society, but somewhat parallel to it.

This is always a Mage Kes of the First Countenance who reports directly to the Kesai, and as this suggests there are Mage Kes II, III and IV ranks, with "ordinary" magic users who are licensed to practice known as Mage Adepts, and those who are still under supervision being Mage Apprentices. Adepts remain the sukufi of their old master by default, but moving between keesan is more common among magic users than in society at large as a great deal depends on magical aptitude.

Mage Kes succession is generally by nomination and confirmation, rather than inheritance.

The Mage Kes of the First Countenance is almost always a sorcerer, as sorcery is the most highly valued branch of magic in the Keesal, but there is no absolute rule that they must be.

Divine magic falls outside of this structure, being administered among the priesthood, and warlocks are outlawed in the Keesal, with being beholden to a supernatural patron being viewed as incompatible with an ordered society. Bards fall into something of a grey area, with some being a part of this formal structure seeking recognition and training of their magical powers, with others remaining outside it as more free-spirited "musicians with magic."

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