Though Overworld and the 'Real World' are very alike, in some ways they are totally alien to each other. In no way is this more obvious than the area of Sorcery. What advances that have been made by the Siblings has shown that the universe is a very ordered place, and that each action has an equal and opposite reaction. This opposite reaction is what is controlled as the Ebb, as the universe puts into motion energy to balance the ordered state of reality. On Overworld, this is not the case.
Instead of the Ebb, on Overworld, Magickal Adepts pull power from the flow- a mystical essence that literally flows through every living thing. Adepts can see and manipulate flow by entering a meditative trance known as MindView. As flow moves through all living things, it fills and envelops them in what is known as their Shell. In other worlds this phenomena may be referred to as an Aura, Chi, Ki or some other term, but for all intents and purposes, the Shell is a personal reservoir of Flow. Reading a being's shell can tell you much about them- their physical and mental health, their overriding emotion, and most importantly, whether or not they are pulling flow from the world around them.
Through force of will, these adepts can then alter and influence Reality's laws to produce a specific result or phenomena. Even though the results of these manipulations of Reality may appear paranormal in nature, they are actually based upon a complex science. This is the true essence of Magick.[More >>]
As explained above, Magick is defined by a set of laws that influence the way things interact on Overworld. However, many laws of Magick are the same as laws of physics, i.e. you don't need to fully understand them to utilize them. Power Words are a sort of 'hedge magick' that allows the user to create instantaneous, localized, magickal effects with just a word. These effects are very much more limited than Magickal spells, but they can be powerful in their own way. [More >>]
In between Sorcery and Power Words are a sort of Magick known as Charms. Charms are more of an internal expression of Magickal force. While they can create external forces in the world, these forces are powered by an internal well, rather than the forces of Magick. It is a different road to learn the use of Charms- they are more akin to the forces that have been attributed to the use of martial arts practitioners and other devotees of internal control, but under the right conditions, Charms can be even more flexible than magickal spells. [More >>]
An innate ability, Shifting is an ability expressed in only a few people- either you have the ability to shift, or you don't. Noone knows what makes a person more prevalent to have the ability to shift, but whatever the reason, it apparently carries over the threshold to the 'real world', as only a few actors can express this ability. It does not have to be taught, though it is certainly easier that way. What it allows, as the name implies, is the shifting and total control over the body. But this is only the tip of the iceberg, as advanced shifters can affect their psyche, auras, and even other people and things. [More >>]