There are seven schools of magic available to all mortals:

These schools can be learned by anyone and are taught at the University of Arcana in the city of Kalmyr.

The guilds may also offer unique spells of their own.

Use CAST <Spell Name> to ready a spell, then TARGET <Target Name> to complete the spell or TARGET alone if there is no target to specify.

The caster will usually be unbalanced for a moment before being able to TARGET and complete the spell, while some spells may take effect instantly upon using CAST.

Some spells have additional requirements for casting such as:

  • Somatic - one empty hand must be available to perform a necessary magical gesture
  • Verbal - requires incantation, so the caster cannot be silenced or have their mouth restrained
  • Component - a magical item of some kind is required to aid in the casting of the spell

Some spells require a specified target, while Area-of-Effect (AOE) or "room spells" affect all monsters and/or players in the caster's current room. Earthquake is an example of this spell type.

Point Blank Area-of-Effect (PBAOE) spells will affect all targets you are currently engaging. Acid Blast is an example of this spell type. Molten Strength is an example of a single target melee spell which affects one target you're engaging.