The art of changes
Arcana Mutatio, or Alchemy, is one of the few ritualistic genres of magic, consisting entirely of rituals. It is a universal genre, meaning it requires little to no Arcane knowledge to practice it apart from the knowledge of the genre itself. It requires no meditation nor does it require Attunement. Alchemy is the study of metaphysical subjects in a physical environment. It primarily focuses on the manipulation of these metaphysical subjects to alter their physical manifestation. In other words, It is the study of matter and all of the metaphysical qualities the matter can have. Those who study Alchemy understand the basic qualities of matter. You can take something such as lead and tap into its metaphysical qualities to change it to gold. They can take ingredients and capitalize on their fundamental qualities, creating potions with very specific effects. They can analyze the structure of an object and change the object's form rather than its substance. Alchemy is one of the oldest genres of magic there is. It has laid the groundwork for scientific pursuits across the world. Its ancient rules are consistently found to be true even after eons of testing, through careful study of the natural world, Alchemists always know what will happen if you combine certain ingredients together in specific ways. Alchemical recipes dating as far back as the beginning of civilization itself are still used to this day. Due to this complex history, the definition of alchemy has changed and broadened over the years. Regardless, it stands as one of the leading genres of study among all practitioners of the arcane.