Water magic has been used since the early days of the Elven Migrations when the Aina
Elves crossed the Everir Mountains. Many among them already had the ability to cast water magic from birth. The discovery of Sea Falls in that area only solidified the use of water magic among the Aina Elves.
During the early days of water magic there was already some use of ice abilities. In order to better defend themselves the Aina only improved their skills and over time they managed to master it. They were able to defend their lands with avalanches, severe ice storm and rains of sharp icicles.
But they also used their mastery of ice for beauty as they started to use their magic to create wonderful ice sculptures. Even today the creation of these works of art remains an important part of Aina culture.
In eastern Oneraga water magic was also used to a degree but still less common. As these regions were also a bit warmer the same ice based culture never emerged there.
To the Sea
Sadly many of the Aina Elves were driven from their homelands when large amounts of Daski
emerged from underground. A large amount of the Aina Elves migrated to the Belidor Isles and beyond where they became a more seafaring society.
With their new needs arose new uses for water magic. As they were frequently travelling on ships the Aina sought ways to improve their speed. Water magic proved to be a great solution for this as it allowed ships to move at great speeds even without wind. The Aina Elves who moved further north to Idravil took things even one step further. They are known to use large icebergs as ships themselves and use these to travel to the northern regions of the other continents. Alas this is often done to raid them.
The largest amount of Sea Falls in the world can be found along the western Isles of Farlis, the Deldirom coast and the Oneragan East coast. But the Sea Falls can also be found in some mountain ranges. Many among the Aina
are lucky that they don't need the Sea Falls to cast water magic. This is especially a benefit because in general Sea Falls are quite hard to get as many are found underwater.
Some of them are luckily along the coastlines and can be more easily mined there. Several of the eastern Oneragan nations make quite a profit from selling these to other nations who are not so lucky to have them.