Throughout history practitioners of magic have been known as witches, wizards, priests, witch-doctors, shamans, god-blessed, and demon-worshipers– and that’s just in English. The current name in vogue amongst active practitioners is sorcerer or sorceress, and some actually blame the current nomenclature on trying to get away from the Harry Potter mania. Some still call themselves and others by other names, but sorcerer is the most common. Thankfully, most of the persecution has stopped, but it still can be difficult openly being a sorcerer, so most keep their abilities secret, like other supernaturals.
Anyone can try to be a sorcerer with enough belief, study, and effort, but a mere human trying to mix herbs and follow the steps to spells has, at best, a fifty percent chance of success, and that only after years of study and extra-careful preparation. Most people don’t move beyond a one in four chance of success their whole lives. If a human has magic of any kind in their history, however, fifty percent becomes the average rather than the cap, with seventy-five percent at the height of their power late in life. Most accomplished sorcerers are human with shifter, psychic, elemental, or magi in their blood, too far back for the actual gene to manifest but enough to give them a connection to the magic of the world. The second-largest group among sorcerers are the direct children and grandchildren of magi, who have magic strongly in their blood and a seventy to ninety-five chance of magical success, depending on their dedication and experience.
Many supernaturals can practice magic, with a slightly lower rate of success than the magi-born– sixty percent unpracticed, and eighty percent after years of study– but most find the mix in powers uncomfortable and prefer to focus on their own abilities. Those who are exceptions are werecreatures, angels, demons, and vampires. Werecreatures are at a step removed from the magic of the world by nature of their curse, and angels, demons, and vampires are all technically dead. Angels’ and demons’ connection to the magical world is tuned to only angelic and demonic abilities with their rebirth, and a vampire’s connection to magic entirely taken up with giving it a semblance of life.Mod Note: We will not make people actually roll for their results unless they want to, but if you play a character succeeding at magic more often than we think is reasonable given their class and tier, we will ask for an explanation.( Base Info )( Since the Rift )Character Class FAQSorcerer FAQ