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  • Sellspell

    A sellspell is any wizard or sorcerer who sells their services independently from the traditional colleges and schools. They are looked down upon by the older schools as mercenaries without love for scholarship or discipline, and regarded with contempt by …

  • Magebreeding

    Magebreeding is a magical technique that alters the form of creatures by transferring strings of soulknots from one species to another during gestation. The most prevalent result of magebreeding in Ruengoethe are the [[Slavebred]], who are a combination …

  • Hedge Wizard

    A Hedge wizard is a practitioner of magic who has no or very little formal training, but rather practice anagogic or gnostic magic without allegiance to a college. Many hedge wizards were taught by their parents, though some rural areas make a point of …

  • Tekne

    Tekne was the old magic of the Nonmen, using the energy of unraveled souls to power their alteration of the world. Practitioners of Tekne draw this power into themselves not through expression of pure thought like anagogic sorcerers or through …

  • Strings

    Strings are the vital components of [[The Loom]], energetic connections between living things that are manipulated via [[Tuning]] to alter the material world. The Strings exist in a space that is interacted with through sentient thought and emotion, as …

  • Gnostic Magic

    Gnostic Magic is magic that relies on a learned craft, especially the study of language, image, and symbol, to function. The first magic known to men and fae was that granted by the Walking Gods, which required little of the practitioner to access the …

  • Aetherskriver

    Aetherskrivers are devices that allow for the transmission of letters over vast (potentially infinite) distances. They are made using a piece of the coral [[Syanthazoa]] that is imbued with a single [[Wisp]], then split in two or more pieces. The …

  • Fellwright

    Fellwright is the strange, ambient energy that is present in areas near either starfall. It warps the knots and bodies of creatures born in the Glassed Lands or the Char. It of creates animals and people with extra or elongated limbs, bony protrusions, …

  • Anagogic Magic

    Anagogic sorcery is a form of magic dependent on the user to possess [[Strings | Strings]] all of the same type in his or her [[Knot | Knot]]. It was one of the earliest forms of magic used by humans, requiring no outside source of energy and, unlike …

  • The Loom

    The Loom is the world-behind-the-world, the realm of energies that bind life and matter together. It appears to those who can see it as a vast web of one-dimensional strings that occasional bind together into knots to create life. There are occasional …

  • Revenant

    Revenants, alternatively called draugr, zombies, ghouls, or the undead, are corpses reanimated through [[Maleficarum]]. The practice is regarded by almost all cultures across Ruengoethe as utterly unholy, a severe violation of religious beliefs and often …

  • The Grave Robber

    _"Evil is born when a man treats people as things."_ -from _Gravelight_ by [[Brother Donhuldur]] The Grave Robber is an anathem who, during his life, was a powerful necromancer who led a horde of undead against what is now the duchy of [[Ehrenfried …

  • Spagyrist

    A spagyrist is a practitioner of of [[Warp]] and sometimes [[Elizadry]] that specializes in medicine, and almost entirely from from the Bardic schools. The term is used to distinguish the magical healing performed by those who use the [[Weft]], who often …

  • Phylactery

    [[File:323858 | class=media-item-align-center | Phylactery.jpg]] A phylactery is a small, enchanted box made from [[Syanthazoa | syanthazoa]] that is used be [[Venerable | Venerable]] to preserve their [[Knot | knots]] upon their demise. Every …

  • Adept

    An Adept is someone who is born with strings of uniform color, a necessary factor in the practice of [[Anagogic Magic | Anagogic Magic]]. ...page in progress... [[File:324821 | class=media-item-align-center | Witchlight.jpg]]

  • Astromancy

    Astromancy was the magical and mathematical craft of calling down vast objects from the sky,. It was used twice, once against [[Esgalgrath]] during the [[Rebellion of Man]], and once against [[Ackenzal]] during the [[Empires War]]. The first starfall …

  • Heddleway

    Heddleways are remnants of powerful Nonman magic, freestanding, doorsized "horns" of pinkish-bronze [[Orichalcum]] that, when activated, project a liquid sheen in the space between them, through which one can see a faraway place. They are essentially …

  • Bloodloam

    Bloodloam is an astringent smelling paste created with [[Tekne]]. It is a powerful healing agent, able to knit itself to wounded flesh and completely staunch bleeding and regrow muscle instantaneously. Of course, since the creation of bloodloam requires …

  • Culling Song

    A culling song is a powerful piece of gnostic magic within the Bardic school of Tuning. Tribes of Littlefolk practice it to perform euthanasia on the old and wounded, or to kill infants when there is a time of famine. The song directly removes a knot from …

  • The Subtle Body

    "The Subtle Body" is the theoretical framework for the transitional space between the Loom and the physical world, mapped on the body of living beings. Attempts to map out channels of connection between the body and the Loom are in the realm of the …

  • Worldpain

    _"The world is a jail, our eyes its bars."_ -from _The Trials of Young Gallant_ by Jon Lakrimy "Worldpain" is a psychological condition among those connected to the Loom, in which they find that their interactions with the physical world are no longer …