Magic, or use of the Arcane Arts, is and has been powered by the Human Soul. Not all Humans can actively manifest their soul's power into magic, but those that can have limitless possibilities in how to use it. Like how one would train themselves to get better in academics or sports, the Arcane Arts takes learning and practice, and thus limits a person to what they strive for. For this reason, along with personal choice, magic doesn't manifest into a specific type, I.e. Fire unless you train into that aspect. There are other means for the Arcane arts to manifest itself, specifically if one is blessed by a greater being (legacy) or the magical abilities are there by default due to Bloodline. These 2 cases are the only times Magic is manifested specifically.
For as long as man has written legends of magic and heroes, the arcane arts have been around to be a true aspect of these stories. Around the world there have been those who used these soul powered abilities, making a name for themselves in either the history books or in the legends passed down about heroes of old. Some of the oldest examples of these are Merlin, from the legends of King Arthur, Paracelus the Alchemist, and Moses who parted the Red Sea. Despite the tales we've been told of magic and theories of historical figures using magic, the true Arcane never truly surfaced itself and became known to the world as a real thing.
However this all changed around the year 1942, the arcane arts began to gradually show itself to the world. At first it was small groups of mages who didn't want magic to be lost to literature amongst rising oddities in the world. Eventually larger societies as well as official families began to make their name known, and after several decades, the Arcane arts were recognized as something natural and normal to the world. In the current day society, the Arcane Arts quite normal, and much like the other two parts of the Triad, have nestled themselves into people's daily lives. There are whole companies who use magic economically and as a business, as well as those who created public schools and societies for those wanting to learn and grow themselves in the realm of the arcane. There are even controversies amongst the arcane societies, such as recreating life and the idea of working with the other two parts of the triad.
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How most Arcane users communicate with each other, and with what spells and systems.
The methods Arcane users use to move, and its current level.