The only magic not taught at the school is Black magic. That requires further study at The Black Tower, Tralfangar in Thorngrove where the Sorcerer, Melafinner teaches it.
Each branch / color of magic is bestowed by and dedicated to a particular god or goddess. These nine gods and goddesses were sent to Octisafell to watch over and assist the people of Octisafell. The gods and goddesses are not only tasked with oversight of the magic, but also all facets of life. Each of Octisafell's gods or goddess has their own set of domains to oversee.
At this time in Octisafell's history, there is a group of seven young mages who are embarking on their education together. They have the potential to be not just fine, but exceptional. These seven come from all parts of the realm and became a force to be reconned with in Octisafell. This is their story.
In Octiragrin, children are tested for magic between the ages of 13 and 14 1/2. This gives the family time to say goodbye and make all necessary arrangement for sending the child off to school in the capital.