The arcana, codified by the Elders of Fire and Sky, detail the methods and practice of the formidable wielder of the supernatural.
- Tiching Codex pg. 1:3.
The actual conjuration of magic is split into two categories, defined by their methods of conjuration: spells and incantations.
- Tiching Codex pg 5:13
A spell differs from an incantation in that it requires not only the spoken word, but a physical conduit to shape the powers drawn from fire and sky.
- Tiching Codex pg. 12:2
A conduit has the following properties: it must adhere to the shape of a rod, it must be longer than an arm length, and it must be made of or weave in magically attuned material.
- Tiching Codex pg. 12:17
Magically attuned material is material that lies partially within the ethereal fabric, such as saltwood, or the remains of a magical creature.
- Tiching Codex pg. 12:18
Channeling Fire and Sky through a physical conduit has one alarming side effect: elemental imbalance. Fire and Sky are like two sides of an intangible dimension, and attuning oneself too heavily in one direction or the other can be dangerous, even fatal.
- Tiching codex pg. 12:20
While trinkets and charms can reduce the effects of elemental imbalance, master mages actually embrace the dangerous effect, using it to amplify the power of their spells and incantations.
- Tiching Codex pg. 12:27
A one-handed conduit can be more difficult to master, but frees a hand of the wielder.
- Tiching Codex pg. 17:1
Of course, wielding one conduit in each hand could never work: a verbal spell command cannot be conjured through more than one conduit.
- Tiching Codex pg. 17:2
The skilled dual wielder uses blade and wand in combat, distracting foes with blade, to make vulnerable to elemental attack fro the dual wielder's conduit.
- Tiching codex pg 17:5
The challenge of dual wielding lies in the feat of the mind: the dual wielder must skillfully interact simultaneously with the physical and the ethereal.
- Tiching codex pg 17:9
An incantation requires only the spoken word to be conjured, provided the conjurer possesses the proper elemental link to the ethereal fabric of Fire and Sky.
- Tiching Codex pg. 20:3.
Incantations require complex focus of both mind and body: the fabric of Fire and Sky is more difficult to grasp with no conduit, but the highly attuned mage can feel its threads in all things.
- Tiching Codex pg. 20:5