The Metal Muses
Magic in the world of Metaase is broken. The Shet’zen have drastically altered how individuals can practice and even access magic. Though wizards and sorcerers are not unknown, the safer routes involve less-overt magical training. The Shet’zen could not utterly crush the use of magic, even if they had wanted. Magic permeates everything in existence and terminating it would require nothing short of the unraveling of existence. In fact, this understanding of the world has driven magic back to its primordial roots. While magic practiced among the Shet’zen remains much like the typically recognized arcane academies, the magic of the slave races has developed into a folk magic of sorts. Alchemy and natural materials long ignored have been rediscovered among the people. Pacts, Rituals, and Runes. A number of methods exist for scribing magic without an internal pool of arcane power. Although the magic of the world is largely broken, it is still accessible if one knows where to look. .