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27th Mar '16 8:43:43 AM mlsmithca
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** A ''Wizard'' is a magical heavyweight and refers specifically to being a Wizard of the White Council and is mostly like having a PhD in magic. To make the grade one has to be capable of many types of magic as well as having substantial raw magical power then endure some formal Trial.

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** A ''Wizard'' is a magical heavyweight and refers specifically to being a Wizard of the White Council and is mostly like having a PhD [=PhD=] in magic. To make the grade one has to be capable of many types of magic as well as having substantial raw magical power then endure some formal Trial.
17th Mar '16 1:59:51 PM margdean56
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* '"Literatrue/TheHeirChronicles'' the weir (magic-users) come in 5 types, wizards use [[MagicalIncantation magical incantations]] in latin, soothsayers have visions, sorcerers make magical objects, warriors have superhuman physical capabilities and shoot fire from their swords, and enchanters have a CompellingVoice. And then there's the Old Religion, a kind of Old-meaning blood ritual-magic that predates the Hereditary Inherent Gift-using weir. And that's all we know about it. It is presumably usable by [[{{Muggle}} Anaweir]], which would make it a kind of Hedge magic(magic available to all weir guilds and anaweir) like tarot cards.

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* '"Literatrue/TheHeirChronicles'' ''Literature/TheHeirChronicles'' the weir (magic-users) come in 5 types, types: wizards use [[MagicalIncantation magical incantations]] in latin, Latin, soothsayers have visions, sorcerers make magical objects, warriors have superhuman physical capabilities and shoot fire from their swords, and enchanters have a CompellingVoice. And then there's the Old Religion, a kind of Old-meaning Old--meaning blood ritual-magic ritual--magic that predates the Hereditary Inherent Gift-using weir. And that's all we know about it. It is presumably usable by [[{{Muggle}} Anaweir]], which would make it a kind of Hedge magic(magic magic (magic available to all weir guilds and anaweir) like tarot cards.
9th Mar '16 1:14:01 PM TheWanderer
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** As a general rule, most casters seem to consider Croakamancy to be distasteful and unnatural. Carnymancy is also disliked, considered cheating by many. There are hints that Hippiemancy is considered useless, which makes sense for a magic centered around peace in a world almost literally made for eternal war. Dirtamancers occupy a strange niche: They're often considered creeps, but they're also so fantastically useful in the Magic Kingdom that they easily end up filthy rich and high in status anyway.

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** As a general rule, most casters seem to consider Croakamancy to be distasteful and unnatural. Carnymancy is also disliked, considered cheating by many. There are hints that Hippiemancy is considered useless, which makes sense for a magic centered around peace in a world almost literally made for eternal war. (Although the experiences Wanda and Jillian had with Olive Branch proved that theory wrong in some of the most horrific ways possible.) Dirtamancers occupy a strange niche: They're often considered creeps, but they're also so fantastically useful in the Magic Kingdom that they easily end up filthy rich and high in status anyway.
9th Mar '16 10:37:45 AM Arha
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* In ''WebComic/ErfWorld'', there is rivalry between the eight schools of magic, based on combinations of the elements Life, Matter, and Motion. Notably, Dame Olive Branch looked down on any caster whose magic did not include Life in its make-up and caused other casters on her side to waste away via "Heroine bud" addiction to prove the superiority of her [[{{Whatevermancy}} Hippiemancy]].
** Olive is shown having an argument with Wanda, a Croakamancer, in which some interesting points are made.

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* In ''WebComic/ErfWorld'', there is rivalry between the various disciplines and eight schools of magic, based on combinations of the elements Life, Matter, and Motion. Many Casters view the world only through the lens of their discipline, such as believing that the world is largely Foolamancy (a position not necessarily advanced by Foolamancers themselves) to believing that the world is all Numbers to numerous other variations.
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Notably, Dame Olive Branch looked down on any caster whose magic did not include Life in its make-up and caused other casters on her side to waste away via "Heroine bud" addiction to prove the superiority of her [[{{Whatevermancy}} Hippiemancy]].
** Olive is shown having an argument
make-up. She argues with Wanda, a Croakamancer, [[{{Necromancer}} Croakamancer]], in which some interesting points are made.made. Despite being much older and stronger than Wanda, she ends up coming off as the ''loser'' of an argument about the value of life. Olive's narcissism, poor arguing skills and [[spoiler:her actual low regard for life]] presumably all teamed up [[spoiler:and had her poison her side's casters with Heroine buds, despite them being her side's greatest strength.]]



** As a general rule, most casters seem to consider Croakamancy to be distasteful and unnatural. Carnymancy is also disliked, considered cheating by many. There are hints that Hippiemancy is considered useless, which makes sense for a magic centered around peace in a world almost literally made for eternal war.

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** As a general rule, most casters seem to consider Croakamancy to be distasteful and unnatural. Carnymancy is also disliked, considered cheating by many. There are hints that Hippiemancy is considered useless, which makes sense for a magic centered around peace in a world almost literally made for eternal war. Dirtamancers occupy a strange niche: They're often considered creeps, but they're also so fantastically useful in the Magic Kingdom that they easily end up filthy rich and high in status anyway.
27th Feb '16 10:59:55 AM MsChibi
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* In the first movie to ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', it is revealed that Clow Reed had a rival in the form of a water-diviner known only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Madoushi.]] She was always trying to outdo him, but he always prevailed, mainly because ''her'' power was used mainly for personal gain (thus limiting its potential), and Clow Reed used it for other (benevolent) purposes too. The rivalry is complicated because she had feelings for him, which ''may'' have been reciprocated...but she became a threat and had to be sealed away in an alternate dimension by Clow. (In the English dubbed version, she is a former student of his who actually became his girlfriend...and then turned to TheDarkSide, whereupon Clow broke up with her and then sealed her away.)

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* In the first movie to ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', it is revealed that Clow Reed had a rival in the form of a water-diviner known only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Madoushi.]] She was always trying to outdo him, but he always prevailed, mainly because ''her'' power was used mainly for personal gain (thus limiting its potential), and Clow Reed used it for other (benevolent) purposes too. The rivalry is complicated because she had feelings for him, which ''may'' have been reciprocated...reciprocated [[note]] [[AllThereInTheManual The databooks]] actually call her his former lover, which would imply that he at least slept with her once. [[/note]]...but she became a threat and had to be sealed away in an alternate dimension by Clow. (In the English dubbed version, she is a former student of his who actually became his girlfriend...and then turned to TheDarkSide, whereupon Clow broke up with her and then sealed her away.)
18th Feb '16 1:59:03 AM M84
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* In ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'', animancy (a branch of magical study focused on souls) is regarded with a degree of suspicion and hostility. It's not unfounded -- animancy is extremely potent and potentially dangerous. The bad reputation is also justified because [[spoiler:the BigBad and his organization the Leaden Key have spent thousands of years trying to suppress it and keep it from advancing to the same level as the original Engwithian civilization. The original Engwithians were masters of animancy and even used it to ''create the gods''. The Leaden Key fears that everyone discovering their gods are artificial soul constructs would doom civilization.]]

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* In ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'', animancy (a branch of magical study focused on souls) is regarded with a degree of suspicion and hostility. It's not unfounded -- animancy is extremely potent and potentially dangerous. The bad reputation is also justified because [[spoiler:the BigBad and his organization the Leaden Key have spent thousands of years trying to suppress it and keep it from advancing to the same level as the original Engwithian civilization. The original Engwithians were masters of animancy and even used it to ''create the gods''. The Leaden Key fears that everyone discovering their gods are artificial soul constructs would doom civilization.]] The Wizard companion Aloth is particularly hostile to animancy, considering it dangerous and foolish. [[spoiler:This is a hint that he was a member of the Leaden Key.]]
18th Feb '16 1:56:47 AM M84
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* In ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'', animancy (a branch of magical study focused on souls) is regarded with a degree of suspicion and hostility. It's not unfounded -- animancy is extremely potent and potentially dangerous. The bad reputation is also justified because [[spoiler:the BigBad and his organization the Leaden Key have spent thousands of years trying suppress it and keep it from advancing to the same level as the original Engwithian civilization. The original Engwithians were masters of animancy and even used it to ''create the gods''. The Leaden Key fears that everyone discovering their gods are artificial soul constructs would doom civilization.]]

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* In ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'', animancy (a branch of magical study focused on souls) is regarded with a degree of suspicion and hostility. It's not unfounded -- animancy is extremely potent and potentially dangerous. The bad reputation is also justified because [[spoiler:the BigBad and his organization the Leaden Key have spent thousands of years trying to suppress it and keep it from advancing to the same level as the original Engwithian civilization. The original Engwithians were masters of animancy and even used it to ''create the gods''. The Leaden Key fears that everyone discovering their gods are artificial soul constructs would doom civilization.]]
18th Feb '16 1:56:12 AM M84
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* In ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'', animancy (a branch of magical study focused on souls) is regarded with a degree of suspicion and hostility. It's not unfounded -- animancy is extremely potent and potentially dangerous. The bad reputation is also justified because [[spoiler:the BigBad and his organization the Leaden Key have spent thousands of years trying suppress it and keep it from advancing to the same level as the original Engwithian civilization. The original Engwithians were masters of animancy and even used it to ''create the gods''. The Leaden Key fears that everyone discovering their gods are artificial soul constructs would doom civilization.]]
8th Feb '16 2:31:12 PM Koveras
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', other spellcasters look down on pyromancy, considering it a "primitive" art, which the player's initial teacher in the subject admits is true, to a point. In fact, said teacher came to the Undead-infested kingdom of Lordran in part because it is literally the only place in the world where pyromancers are respected to some extent. In the second game, the situation has changed: pyromancy is studied alongside sorcery, while miracles were frowned on in Drangleic. In another kingdom, sorcery was the art looked down on, since the kingdom was highly religious and therefore tended to focus on miracles. Hexers, meanwhile, seem to consider their art superior to either sorcery or miracles... not without reason, as Hexes ''are'' more difficult to use than any other spellcasting art.

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'', other spellcasters look down on pyromancy, considering it a "primitive" art, which the player's initial teacher in the subject admits is true, to a point. In fact, said teacher came to the Undead-infested kingdom of Lordran in part because it is literally the only place in the world where pyromancers are respected to some extent. In the [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII second game, game]], the situation has changed: pyromancy is studied alongside sorcery, while miracles were frowned on in Drangleic. In another kingdom, sorcery was the art looked down on, since the kingdom was highly religious and therefore tended to focus on miracles. Hexers, meanwhile, seem to consider their art superior to either sorcery or miracles... not without reason, as Hexes ''are'' more difficult to use than any other spellcasting art.
22nd Jan '16 9:50:29 PM billybobfred
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** Vaarsuvius also, just before [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] confrontation with Xykon, expresses disdain for clerics' magic.

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** Vaarsuvius also, just before [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] their confrontation with Xykon, expresses disdain for clerics' magic.
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