Druidic Tree Magic
This tradition is particular to the Jarin of the north (Orbaal/Jara);
it is a part of Ilviran religious mysticism, and the Druids are the
priests of Ilvir. Their organization is much like the ancient Celtic
Druids of Terra, on which they are modelled; look at GURPS
Celtic Myth for details. Druids use the Tree Magic system
described in that book; however, even Jara is generally only a Normal-
Mana area, and the majority of Druids do not have Magery. This means
that they spend a lot of time and effort studying philosophical skills
(Vowel/Consonant/Mixed Tree Lore) and rituals (spells) which only work
in certain areas (Ilviran holy groves tend to be High-Mana areas).
There are perhaps as many as a hundred Druids who do have some degree
of Magery, however, and these are respected as being "touched" by the
god and given greater power than normal (I suspect this group will
include practically all PC Druids, for some strange reason).
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Last modified: Mon Mar 3 12:32:26 MET 1997