Crystallomancy is the general term to describe the use of crystals to perform magic. Crystallomancy can be used to conduct and amplify the casting of spells but the term is also used to describe the practice of crystal infusion, which binds magical effects into a crystal or gemstone. Some gemstones and crystals of the world hold innate magic, whilst others can be enchanted or inscribed with runes to function.
Ancient as the World Itself
The exact origins of crystallomancy are unknown, several cultures claim to have invented it but it is hard to find the first instance of this type of magic. Crystallomancy is primarily a magic that is strongly connected to the elemental Plane of Earth
, and as such scholars have theorized that the first Crystallomancers were the primeval earth elementals native to that plane.
Crystal Clear Potential
A lot of arcane practicioners have a little experience or at least a minor understanding of Crystallomancy commonly through their use of crystals in rituals and as an arcane focus for casting spells. The more advanced crafting and utilization of crystals has been studied and perfected in Azuno
mostly by the Dragonborn
wizards and scholars of New Ankoya
. The New Ankoyans
have been able to combine Infused crystals and gems
, and use them in arrays and arrangements that create more diverse and complex effects.