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1% or fewer are theoretically possible to be spell casters. Those that have that possibility nurtured can actually achieve it, so the real number of casters is significantly smaller than the theoretically capable population. Roughly 1 in 1000 people are actually taught to become spell casters.

Arcane Casters[]

There are four types of Arcane Casters known to exist:

  • Wizard - Power comes from tapping into the fabric of the universe. Those with focus, will, and commitment to study and research.
  • Sorcerer - Power comes from within. Those born with fires burning inside them.
  • Witch - Power comes from the world around them. Those who are servants of magic instead of masters.
  • Warlock - Powers are granted/gifted by ultra powerful beings. Those who surrender their soul to another creature

The Wizard Rebuild uses a Mana System. Using the Mana system isn't tried to any of the four archetype listed above, and can be used, or not used, per the Player & Dungeon Master's choice.

Bard Magic is linked with the Arcane, likely similar to Sorcerers, however this hasn't been confirmed in any piece of lore yet.

In the Western Kingdoms of Solum, Wizards are largely governed by the Three Orders of Magic.

Divine Casters[]

Clerics and Paladins are considered Divine Casters as they obtain their spells & blessings from the gods. If a Divine Caster acts against the wishes of their chosen deity they could be stripped of their capacity to cast divine spells and lose their status.

The source of the power of druids & rangers is theorized to originate from Goddess Nadinis, so their spells could also be considered Divine. However this hasn't been confirmed in any piece of lore yet.


Necromancers obtain their powers from manipulating lifeforce of themselves and others.

Far fewer people are born with the power of necromancy than those born with Arcane or Divine Casters.


"Monks make careful study of a magical energy that most monastic traditions call ki. This energy is an element of the magic that suffuses the multiverse—specifically, the element that flows through living bodies. Monks harness this power within themselves to create magical effects and exceed their bodies’ physical capabilities, and some of their special attacks can hinder the flow of ki in their opponents. Using this energy, monks channel uncanny speed and strength into their unarmed strikes. As they gain experience, their martial training and their mastery of ki gives them more power over their bodies and the bodies of their foes." - 5th Edition Player's Handbook

Monks are not Divine or Arcane casters, nor do they manipulating lifeforce in the way necromancers do.

Monks have no official lore in the Arcadia Setting. 2nd Edition Monks do not use ki mechanically while 5e monks do.