Magic

In the world of CROSSBOW, magic is a reality that anyone can wield, although not everyone knows why. Even practitioners have a wide array of ideas about what really empowers their arts.

There are three kinds of magic that humans can use:

  • Ritual Magic is the use of invocations and symbolic representations to effect the world via the principles of sympathy and contagion. It is a slow process, but flexible, its only limitations being the will and imagination of the practitioner.
  • Talismans are magical devices, fashioned by some unknown means. Many scholars speculate that talismans are just something that happens when an object is subjected to unearthly forces. Each Talisman has a single, specific effect.
  • Theurgy is the art of summoning and binding demons and angels, or some unearthly force at any rate. It is a high-risk process, but the power that can be gained by it is great.

Magic

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