Schools of Elemental Magic

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Of all kinds of magic on Aqualon, elemental is the most commonly practiced and the most easy to attain. Before the planet was formed during the Reshaping of the World, when the world still consisted of nine asteroid worlds, men already sought to attain the power of the Ur-Shamans, the first Keepers. Few would succeed until after the Titanic Wars when the Nine Realms were forged during the rise of the God Kings.   The most powerful of the Swartalben learned to manipulate earth and fire, the Jöten water and wind, and the Vannier water and lightning. The Albenmannen and Aesier turned to more arcane forms of magic whereas the Midgardians preferred to treat magic with caution, only allowing venerated shamans to practice the art.   When the planet was formed, much of the old arts was lost and elemental magic had to be discovered anew by all but the Angel Saxons, descendants of the Albenmannen.

  Elemental magic is easiest to attain because five ur-souls corresponding to one element each linger throughout the world, lubricating the connection between mages and the Great Clockwork when used. To connect to these incredibly powerful souls, a certain "attunement" is required, and, generally, this prevents mages from manipulating more than one element at a time.   Few have the aptitude to change their attunement at will, and the process usually takes months, if not years, of introspection and meditation. Though students of the Magus Academy of Ka Hale Akamai on Ainan are capable of changing aptitude between water and wind, and sometimes also lightning magic more freely, succeeding after merely several weeks of intense meditation, only masters of the Monastery of Five Paths have attained the incredible ability to change their attunement within the span of one day, having access to all five elements (see also: Graduation Feddey).  

Schools of Water Magic

 

Schools of Fire Magic

 

Schools of Lightning Magic

 

Schools of Earth Magic

 

Schools of Wind Magic


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