Magician (Sanctuary's Lot Supplement)
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Magician (Sanctuary's Lot)
this campaign uses only one type of spellcaster, called the Magician, using the characteristics of the warlock and several unique pacts to represent different approaches to magic. These new pacts include: Servants of the Moon, The Wheel, and The Starry Night. Additionally, the "Great Old One" pact would be appropriate for this campaign, representing a magician tapping into the symbolic power over the mind that is inherent to The Dream. These are referred to as Borderlands Magicians, or (more rarely) Oneiromancers.
Setting specific magical details
- a listing of magical spells unique to the Sanctuary's Lot setting
- new invocations created for Sanctuary's Lot
- a list of spells whose function, use, or effects work differently in the Sanactuary's Lot setting versus the standard 5e ruleset
A few words on Magician titles
In the Ezers Rhaime, individuals who harness magic are given a number of appellations (and denunciating invectives)
There are, perhaps two main classifications (somewhat colloquial, but certainly useful to note)
"Vulgar magicians", representing amateurish, informal training in magic, and "Aesthetic magicians", formally trained in small colleges or through a mentor/pupil environment.
In game mechanics, a "vulgar magician" is any character whose use of magic is granted through a a feat (often ritual magic and/or Magic Initiate) or a archetype class feature. Where the expensive formal training to become an "Aethetic Magican" necessarily requires a dedicated class (Warlock, in this setting).
Broken down further: A Ritual Magician refers to an expert of ritual magic. An Erudite Magician might simply be someone proficient with Arcana, Religion, and a "magical" tool (like alchemists tools, for example), Conceivably, an Erudite Magician might not actually be able to cast spells at all. Though more than likely, an Erudite magician will likely be a Ritual Magician as well, and counted as a Vulgar Magician either way.
Aesthetic Magicians are further broken down by their power and capabilities.
For example, a third level Warlock is a Titled Magician. (scholarly trained and formally recognized as an official, expert of all things magical)
This is opposed to a Sacerdotal Magician (sometimes called an Ecclesiastic Magician) is character (at least a third level warlock) trained and formally recognized but a church. Though (slightly) more often than not, most church orders drop the "Magician" title, referring to them only as a Sacerdote, an Ecclesiast, or simply an Invested Priest. Though that last term is sometimes used by the uninitiated to describe any member of a religious order who can do magic, specifically because it is considered at least in very poor taste, if not blatantly blasphemous, to refer to a priest as a "Vulgar Magician". Though, technically, such a person would not fall under the broader category of Aesthetic Magician.
As far as ranking beyond that, different regions, countries, cities, (and particularly) different magical societies are going to have different names for different ranks. ("Least, Lesser, Greater, Grand" or "Initiate, Disciple, Master" or "Scholar of the First Circle, Scholar of the Second Circle, etc." and so on)