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Archetypes (Scholar)

Table: Scholar Archetypes

ArchmageMagic is often seen as a somewhat one-way road, its practitioners often of the determined and single minded focus. Black mages learning the elements and occasional darker sorceries, master of destruction and the raw elements, feared rightfully for the power they possess…yet respected for its potential for heroic use. White mages learning the holy and divine, masters of healing and the bringers of life, beloved by the people for the salvation they can bring…yet hated when their mercy falls unto the undeserving and malicious. An archmage stands above all, the apex practitioners of the art, being capable of more magic than any mere mage can ever hope to hold in their merger hands. Not so mediocre as to be satisfied with merely mastering black and white Magic, an archmage devotes time and energy into learning the stranger magic’s of land, time, space, mind, or death.
ArithmeticianIt is said that no amount of scholars can pinpoint what pushes magic to flow. Arithmeticians believe that it can be broken down to simple mathematical equations. With them, they are able to manipulate magic to the situation that it is needed. Only after years of study is it easy enough to break down and figure it out on the fly. Being this way makes a person very precise and articulate in everything they do. These calculating strategists employ the principles of arithmetic law to pinpoint targets for their attacks.
ConjurerNot all scholars peer inward to discern the deepest secrets of magic. Some look outward, connecting with extraplanar creatures and bartering for secrets, power, and favor.
Green MageThe green mage lends support on the battlefield, shielding allies and crippling foes.
MemoristThe memorist is a dedicated student of the past, and knows that what has happened is the greatest determinator of what will happen. By turning his attention more fully not only to formal history but to the theory of memory, he gains insight into how best to approach present happenings. In any meaningful sense of the word, a memorist never forgets.
SageIn an age long past, when mankind flourished under the radiance of arcane mastery, the island of Vylbrand was home to a city-state called Nym. Though the history of that age tells of countless wars waged with earth-shattering incantations, it was the brilliant strategic maneuvering of Nym’s sages that allowed their mundane army of mariners to throw back would-be conquerors time and again. These learned men and women defended the freedom of their tiny nation with their unique command over spell-weaving faeries, utilizing the creatures’ magicks to heal the wounded and bolster the strength of their allies.
Witch of the CovenSome gain power through study, some through devotion, others through blood, but the witch gains power from her communion with the unknown. Generally feared and misunderstood, the witch draws her magic from a pact made with an otherworldly power. Communing with that source, using her familiar as a conduit, the witch gains not only a host of spells, but a number of strange abilities known as hexes. As a witch grows in power, she might learn about the source of her magic, but some remain blissfully unaware. Some are even afraid of that source, fearful of what it might be or where its true purposes lie.