ThE SEVEN BROWNIE SCHOOLS OF MAGIC
institute of higher learning found in
the Brownie settlement in the Aeolian Void. Because reality on the edge of the
void is volatile, unstable, and dangerous, the high technology found among the
Vale Brownies is all but useless here, and the study of magic has taken on an
urgency that is not to be found in most other places. If there are not enough
adepts of magic among the Aeolian
Brownies, they all face the very real danger of being swallowed up by the
The University divides all magic, somewhat arbitrarily, into seven schools, with the choice of majors (or multiple majors) being left up to the aptitude, natural ability, and desire of the student. Exchange students are also accepted, with the criterion that they must somehow benefit the Aeolian community, by gifts or by service.
Magic. Fireballs, light on the end of a finger. Any type of fire can
be created, controlled, or doused with this school.
Earth Magic. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and other trembling and heavings of the Earth itself. Very powerful but difficult to precisely control.
Magic is weak inland, strongest in the middle of the ocean. It needs
but a drop to start with, then can be created or controlled in the same way as
the School of Fire, and used for any number of things.
Magic is generally used in the form of various types of storms, or
lack of them -- yet it can also take your breath away!
Wood Magic is sometimes also called Life Magic. It is the only School of Magic that does not cause a drain on the user, as energy is drained instead from a nearby plant or animal life. Anything affecting a living thing can be accomplished using this School, including healing, plant animation or control or growing or wilting or transforming, with the same being true for animals (except for control), plus spontaneous combustion. This School is the one usually specialized in by Brownies of the Vale and of Akdor.
Magic is confined to the magic of ores and the forge. Imbuing weapons
with special attributes, transmutation of brass into gold, detecting of ores
underground are among the things made possible to the adepts of this School.
Lightning Magic consists of anything having to do with lightning, shocks, and electricity. It also deals with the electricity of the mind, so mind control, telekinesis, and all other types of mind magic also fall under this category. Portals, summoning, and dimensional travelling also fall under this category.
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