"Magic is a faculty of wonderful virtue, full of most high mysteries, containing the most profound contemplation of most secret things, together with the nature, power, quality, substance and virtues thereof, as also the knowledge of whole Nature, and it doth instruct us concerning the differing and agreement of things amongst themselves, whence it produceth its wonderful effects, by uniting the virtues of things through the application of them one to the other."- HEINRICH CORNELIUS AGRIPPA There was a time not so long ago when the world was deaf to magic's song. As time progressed people began to hear the whispers of the trees on the wind, fell the gentle groan of the earth, see fire's true majesty, and taste the power in the water. Their power came as a gift from the gods. This gift passed from generation to generation, from father to son, mother to daughter. Generations later the planet itself had become soaked in raw magic, seeping into everything. It was discovered that this raw magic could itself be controlled by anyone willing to learn, magically gifted or not. As kingdoms formed with them came large institutes dedicated to the studies of magic. The newest discovery in magic is the art of runic. Runic has opened the door to some of the deepest secretes of magic. It was the human kingdom of Ba'ni that discovered the art of runic. Though they are not as gifted in intellect as the elves of Riversong's Woods it was their curiosity and lust for knowledge that drove the humans to this discovery. The elves live long lives in their Riversong's Forest. They and are a very intelligent race and deeply connected to the planet. Their forests live and breath, their cities not built but grown. Their dense and vast forests are known for feeling alive and hiding secretes. Their long lives allow them vasts amounts of time to deeply study magic and were the first race to detect the magical saturation of the world. They began to experiment and they began to understand this raw energy and how to manipulate it. They were first to develop the art of manipulating this energy. They shared this knowledge with the humans and dwarves. Since the discovery of runic relations between elves and humans have greatly improved and they have begun to work together. The human's capital of Syla lies south of the elvish territories of Riversong's Woods. The city sits upon a giant island in the middle of the largest cross roads of the continent. The continent is covered by a vast river system known as the Kator River. The river reaches north, south, east, and west but they all meet at a the Yuka Sea. In the middle of this sea is a large island which mankind has built their capitol and declared themselves protectors of the Sea. The humans guard the other kingdoms from the savage south, a place where the war raging orcs live. To the east and west of the Syla lies the dwarven kingdom. They live in the mountains, turning their insides into homes. They are known as some of the best engineers alive and have a deep connection to the earth. They dig deep and far, some even believe they have tunnels connecting the two sides of the dwarvis empire. Dwarves prefer the mountains than the forests and plains and as such don't travel much, even though they live long lives. Since the discovery of runic the elvish and human kingdoms have been experiencing a time of advancement, the Gold Age, as it has become known as. People born into magic are gifted with one element normally and not many have been born that have the power to learn more than one other art of magic. Those who learn how to manipulate the energy of the world can only learn runic, they were not gifted with the power of nature. Very few people have been born that could learn to manipulate the elements. Just the same very few people born with the god's gift have been known to master all the elements let alone master all the arts of magic.