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Archetypes (Blue Mage)

Table: Blue Mage Archetypes

Cerulean LancerThe ronso tribes are known for learning the monster’s ways of fighting. While most take to fighting with natural weapons, some ronsos wield lances to hunt down the monsters themselves and jump on them before they can react. Available only to ronso blue mages.
Gun MageThe blue mage uses his magic to imbue his firearms with spells. The practice needed to learn and perfect the art of guns and magic means they have less time to hone their blue magic to perfection, and never learn to mimic the fighting styles of monsters. But combining this emerging technology with their considerable arcane skills, they transform firearms into a powerful focus.
ImmortalSpecial forces of Aht Urhgan, these units obey and fight for only the queen almost zealously. Usually, adventurers who are deemed worthy to possibly become an immortal are created and tested on, then thrown out as an empty vessel for them learn and fight on their own, crawling back as a beast to serve the queen. These formidable fighter-mages employ elegantly curved blades for close combat, while decimating their enemies from afar with fell magic mastered from their opponents.
Masked PerformerTaking on the traditions of the people from the New World and adding a bit of flair of their own, a masked performer uses the spells they have learned from monsters to put on a performance for the adoring public.
MimeFor every action within the world, it leaves an echo in the shadow plane. The results of the action, indeed the action itself, continues to persist for a moment after its passing. Mimes go beyond simple mimicry, and are able to duplicate the exact conditions of what they see, adapt them to their purposes, and have them repeat events which just occurred without any training or ability to otherwise pull them off. In a part of powerful people, the mime multiplies their power exponentially.
Monstrous ShifterRather than focusing on higher learning of blue magic, these shifters focus on becoming a monster themselves, forming natural weapons from their bodies and rending creatures asunder.
MorpherA morpher has no shape that she calls her own. Instead, she occupies whatever body is most expedient for her at the time. While others base their identities largely on their external forms, a morpher actually comes closer to her true self through her morphs. Of necessity, her sense of self is based not on her outward form, but on her soul, which is truly the only constant about her. It is the inner strength of that soul that enables her to take on any shape and remain herself within.
Mystic SavantThere are many paths taken by spellcasters. Some devote their lives to studying esoteric tomes and rituals, others beseech or are chosen by greater powers, and still others are born with magic in their very being, and need only let it out. There are, however, some very few for whom magic is not a task to be studied, nor a gift to be channeled. For them, magic is something palpable and intuitive, something to simply be grasped and shaped. These intuitive molders of arcana, are called mystic savants. This unique perspective on the magical arts can act as both boon and bane for these gifted few. While boundaries between the arcane and the divine do not exist for these practitioners, the living, breathing nature of spells in their eyes results in a tremendous difficulty in pinning down and retaining them. Instead, they find their niche taking hold of the spells of others, to redirect, or consume.
Primal MageIt is said that the earliest blue mages were beings of a most primal nature, more like the monsters they dined upon than the men they claimed to be. As the times moved forward, the old ways of the blue magi changed with them. Where once power was taken by flesh, blood, and bone, now it could be simply experienced; learned by a different kind of absorption…less gruesome and terrifying to modern viewers. Yet no matter how much time has passed, man cannot ever fully remove their more primal and primitive impulses. It should then come to no one’s surprise that the most ancient order of magi still exists today. Though less common than they once were these most primal of mages still roam the world, feasting upon monsters of all sorts with teeth capable of shearing steel or scale, learning the magic of monster and machines. Available only to qu blue mages.
SavantWhile typically the study of monsters is associated with the blue mage, there are those who learn magic instead, watching other mages and copying them.