Magic in Avendar
Varied sources of mystical power exist throughout the world. Druids commune with and draw power from natural surroundings, and bards sing and play magical music that sways the heart and mind. But it is the scholars of magic who delve deepest into the arcane arts in Avendar.
The forces of magic in Avendar were long ago sundered by a great elemental catastrophe, which resulted in the aether being split into its elemental components. Likewise, scholars (as well as templars, warriors whose traditions combine skill at arms with magic) must now focus their attention on the elements to gain magical power. To do this, scholars choose a major and minor school of influence in a given element. Scholars may choose the major and minor school to coincide, and thereby gain access to greater spells.
Remnants of ancient magic are said to still reside in the realms, but such matters are seldom discussed by orthodox scholars and remain by and large a study given over to less official forms of magical inquiry.
Minor, Major, and Greater Scholar Spells
Dual Sphere Scholar Spells
|Major Air||Major Earth||Major Fire||Major Spirit||Major Water|
|Minor Air||(receives greater air spells)||pillar of sparks, channel wind, dispatch lodestone, meteor strike||burning wisp, heatwave, pyrokinetic mirror||aurora, diffraction, bilocation||storm mastery, brume, fog elemental summon, monsoon|
|Minor Earth||sandstorm, hovering shield, channel wind, chargestone||(receives greater earth spells)||geothermics, molten shield, summon lava elemental, harrudim fire||stone loupe, holy ground, crystal soul, earthen vessel||hoarfrost, ordain sanctum, corrosion|
|Minor Fire||chaoscast, pyrokinetic mirror, incendiary spark, heatwave||scorched earth, lava forge, forgemaster, forge weapon||(receives greater fire spells)||manaburn, soulfire shield, soulbrand||thermal mastery, boil seas, steam|
|Minor Spirit||soul of the wind, aurora, bewilderment, mirror of souls||durable magics, crystal soul, abode of the spirit, mind of steel||holy flame, soulfire shield, oriflamme||(receives greater spirit spells)||clarify mind, stone of salyra, annointed one, resurrection|
|Minor Void||miasma of waning, drainbolt, cloudkill||clockwork soul, heart of stone, clockwork golem, kaagn's plaguestone||chillfire shield, nightflame lash, ashes of logor||dream mastery, parasitic bond, drowse, dreamstalk||malefic insight, darkchill burst, boon of the leech, contaminate|
|Minor Water||mists of arcing, breath of life, mantle of rain||clayshard, caustic blast, construct waterwheel, corrosion||thermal mastery, martyr's fire, sauna, boil blood||anointed one, balm of the spirit, martyr's shield, distill magic||(receives greater water spells)|