Runic diagrams and their runes are an essential but often disregarded branch of magic. For those unafraid of the maths, memorisation, and efforts involved, runic magic allows for a level of complexity and a lifespan unmatched by any other field.
Alchemy and enchantments are two of the three pillar techniques of artefact crafting. They work without anchor, with the magic of the artefacts directly embued in its final form into their materials themselves.
Rituals use symbolism and environmental magic and they are a primitive form of magic tightly associated with religion and cultural events. Ritual magic is wild, difficult to control, and incredibly dangerous, which is why they are now outlawed.
Runaway ritual magic is extremely dangerous and has already previously destroyed half of the capital. Learn to spot the signs and be on the lookout for evil Dark mages so that you can participate in our protection and immediately warn the army!
Runes are well known symbols used in runic magic in combination with geometrical pattern tracings so as to manipulate the flows of magic and give them certain properties. Their number is endless, so you better not slouch in your study!
Astral movements influence magic flows. This & the symbolic magic associated with them can be garnered to power impressing rituals. But be careful of potential catastrophes that will destroy all life in a 10km radius...