Artisanal magic is typically broken up across five different categories. These may be used separately or combined depending upon the materials utilized by the casting artisan. These magics are also complimentary to traditional crafting methods, and utilizing both magical and mundane methods will produce a higher quality product requiring less effort and time than relying on only magic or mundane processes.
ThreadmancyThreadmancy allows for the creation and manipulation of threads, allowing for intricate weaves or high strength fabrics. While typically applied to threads made of organic materials a highly trained threadmancer can also manipulate inorganic threads such as Tyrellium, provided the material has already been formed into threads.
ArbormancyArbormancy is the manipulation of plants, typically woods. This class of magic can add strength or flexibility to materials, and can even be applied to alter the material properties of growing plants.
MetalmancyMetalmancy allows for the alteration of material properties of metals as well as its chemical makeup. Metalmancers can purify ores or create precisely controlled alloys. They can also sense ores within materials, making them useful for Miners to locate new veins. Pottery is also included in this category, as its creation requires similar methods despite the typical lack of metal.
LeathermancyLeathermancy assists with leatherwork, allowing for more efficient preparation of the leather itself as well as alterations of the strength, flexibility, and shape of leather products. When the leather item is comprised of multiple scraps of leather Threadmancy is also used to stitch the pieces together.
ChromamancyChromamancy is the most difficult to master of all artisanal magics. While most professions learn the basics to allow for better color manipulations in their own items the full skill of chromamancy requires years of training combined with intense concentration. The most skilled of chromamancers can not only alter the colors of objects but also of living creatures and beings.
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- While mastery of the more difficult artisanal abilities typically requires years of training and practice the simplest of these spells are frequently intuitive to those gifted with a natural understanding of their respective class of artisanal magic. Those without a natural talent can still be trained quite effectively, and may even achieve the highest levels of skill in their craft. They will simply require more training to learn each skill and more concentration and Imperium to cast them.
- Most artisanal magics are relatively simple to cast once an individual understands the concepts behind their usage. As a result the caster can select their own desired motions or incantations for the spell as these are simply a tool to focus their mind on the spell. Most artisanal casters therefore use the motions of mundane crafting techniques to quiet their minds and focus their spells, to the point where most are not visibly utilizing magic at all. Chromamancy is a notable exception. While the basic chromatic shifting of chromamancy is easily accomplished using traditional artisanal magic methods the more advanced applications require intense concentration on the desired colors, patterns, and final hue placements on the target. As a result this class of magic requires years of study to master and the use of more advanced chromamancy spells is easy to spot.