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Schools of 8
|Abjurer – Abjuration||Beguiler – Enchantment/Charm|
|Necromancer – Necromancy||Transmuter – Transmutation/Alteration|
|Illusionist – Illusion/Phantasm||Summoner – Conjuration/Summoning|
|Invoker – Invocation/Evocation||Seer – Divination|
Arcane Philosophers adhere to the truths in the writings of the original members of the Guild of Thirteen. The thirteen stated, “all the powers of magic are derived from one of eight philosophies,” which they called schools. “Understanding their equations and learning to form their patterns gives a wizard access into the power of a philosophy.” The Guild of Thirteen first theorized the philosophies but they were expanded upon by the Schools of Eight guild. Most arcane philosophers are members of that guild.
Each of the 8 schools has its own philosophy and spell list which its students are taught to understand and control best. In all cases philosophers are capable of learning spells from any of the unopposed philosophy school lists. Dual-listed spells (spells appearing to more than one list) are not opposed to a philosophy if access is allowed to one of the schools. The eight philosophy schools are joined by a ninth acknowledged (but outlawed) school, the school of “Wild Magic.”
A Philosopher must adhere to the guidelines above. Depending on his choice of school, he will have one or two opposing schools. Each philosophy has different allowable races and ability score requirements reflecting the unique nature of each field of study.
Schools of Eight wizards (just a s wizards from any guild) have several additional benefits, restrictions and hindrances not typical of all rest.