Nature magic is one of the oldest types of magic around. Casters of other types of magic existed in the early years after magicfall, but controlling the other types such as the elemental and mind magic proved to be much more difficult. In that regard nature magic was far easier to use without causing unwanted accidents. During this time it was still mainly being used for healing and proved vital for the early communities of Niorath.
When the Avaronian Empire
became larger the use of nature magic became less important among the Avar
Elves. They saw much more value in the offensive powers of the elemental magics and started to especially favor magical bloodlines linked to those.
This was different among the Mofae
Elves who still saw it as the most important kind of magic. They developed it further and over the centuries their knowledge found its way to the other Elves and the other species of Farlis. During this time they discovered the abilties to change physical form or properties and to control of nature.
In the Mizarin region the use of nature magic has been important throughout history. The beastfolk of this region and especially the Nekorians
steadily evolved it at their own pace. The best casters of the beastfolk, however, were the ones settling in northern Oneraga from where their knowledge spread to the rest of the continent.
Nature magic never really took off in Pavanor due to the limited amount of Leaf Falls there. The same occured in Avak'am although to a lesser degree as the northern jungles there did have a substantial amount.
Nature Magic can either be gained at birth or by the use of Leaf Falls
. Among the various Elves, and especially among the Mofae
, there are quite a lot of individuals born with the ability to cast this type of magic. The other species of Niorath do not have the same amount of people born with this ability.
Leaf Falls can mostly be found deep within forests with jungles having the largest amount of these kinds of Falls. For the Elven communities many of these Falls come from either the Izim Woods or the Baidan Jungle. Some can be found on the surface but many still need to be mined.