Anthony Tedjamulia anthony at netdocuments.com
Fri Jun 7 09:39:58 PDT 2002

You forgot about pre-empire sorcery. . . though that may be considered a
cousin to Dragaeran Sorcery.

My understanding (from the lastest, Issola) is that psionics is mind-to-mind
mental powers being manipulated, sorcery is mind-to-orb. . . And that the
psionic connection between Vlad and Loiosh is either nothing like psionics
at all, or is a very strong conglomeration of psionics and something else

As I see it, witchcraft is mind-to-matter instead of sorcery, which is
mind-to-orb-to-chaos-to-matter---which is ironically faster than simple
mind-to-matter manipulation.

Am I making any sense?

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to talk of other things."

Specifically, Dragaeran magic.  By this, I mean the Dragaeran world magic
(is that the "name" of the world?) in general and not Dragaeran sorcery
specifically (although we'll get to that).

As I see it, we have:

Eastern Witchcraft
Dragaeran Sorcery

We might also have:

Serioli Enchantment (aka binding spells into inanimate objects)

I'm not sure about the latter two.  Are they merely sub-systems within the
two above, or separate entities?  Meaning, could they exist without one of
the two former?

We've see witches use psionics, and sorcerers/wizards use psionics.  Could
someone who is neither use psionics?  (Jhereg do it, so perhaps all
creatures on Dragaera can do it?)

And what about enchantments?  I'm guessing that the Serioli were making
enchanted items and Morganti blades before the existence of the Orb (and
sorcery) but perhaps that is incorrect?  And Vlad also mentions using a
"generic" enchanted blade in his witchcraft spells - is that created by the
Serioli (I doubt it) or by someone else (in which case, who - sorcerer or