Healing has a vast range of forms. The most skilled Healers are generally swept up by the Temple of Healing, where they become specialists in a particular approach, method, or series of techniques. However, many others work in other roles there, or as midwives, itinerant Healers and nurses, or in various care and recovery homes. Prior to the Great War, the most established of these is the Temple of Youth, where children who need sustained nursing care following serious illness can recover. During and after the War, a number of smaller care homes were established where people who needed ongoing care could live, but a number of people ended up in non-magical homes as well. (See Casting Nasturtiums)
ApplicationsMagical healing draws on the healer's own vitality or magical energy, meaning they can only do so much of that before collapse. Nurses - and during the War, VADs and others - are trained to help lend their vitality as well, allowing for that much more healing. Most intensive healing work is focused on acute care. Most Healers feel that non-magical surgical techniques work better for acute internal injuries or issues, but that magic works better for larger-scale systemic issues, and for supporting healing after an acute issue.
- Stabilising traumatic injuries (using stasis magics)
- Increasing healing speed (chronological magics)
- Focusing healing magic in the most useful location
- Anaesthetic effects (local and otherwise)
- Rhoe Belisama applies healing techniques in Sailor's Jewel as well as talking about her approach to healing.
- Rosemary Ditson uses some diagnostic techniques in Complementary.
- Carry On takes place at the Temple of Healing and includes nurses and Healers.