The Blood Heresy
There are three basic types of magic in the world.
- Divine – Magic granted to mortals and items by the gods.
- Arcane – Magic that is granted by knowledge or heritage.
- Blood – Magic that is granted through blood sacrifice.
In most nations, tribes, and kingdoms blood magic is considered to be heresy for it requires the bloodletting of living creatures for low level magic, murder to perform middle level magic, and wholesale slaughter to perform higher spells. Hunting down blood mages is a common quest for Paladins and Inquisitors and a well paying endeavor for bounty hunters.