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People who work magic are called by many names in works of fantasy, and the terminology differs widely from one fantasy world to another. While derived from real world vocabulary, "wizard", "witch", "warlock", "enchanter/enchantress", "sorcerer/sorceress", "magician", "mage", or "magus" have within a work of fantasy the meaning the writer invests in them.The term archmage, with "arch" (originating in Greek) indicating "preeminent", may be used to indicate a powerful magician, or a leader of magicians.

When a writer uses more than one term for reasons other than gender-based titles, except in the rarest of cases, it is to sharply distinguish between two types of magic. The precise nature of what the distinction is differs from writer to writer, and the usage can flip-flop between works. In the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Patricia Wrede depicts wizards who use magic based on their staves, and magicians who practice many kinds of magic, including the wizards'; in the Regency fantasies she and Caroline Stevermer depict magicians as identical to wizards except for being inferior in skill and training.

Within a given work, such distinctions can be important, as the writer defined them. Steve Pemberton's The Times & Life of Lucifer Jones describes the distinction thus: "The difference between a wizard and a sorcerer is comparable to that between, say, a lion and a tiger, but wizards are acutely status-conscious, and to them, it's more like the difference between a lion and a dead kitten."

In role-playing games, the types of practitioners of magic are far more clearly delineated, and named, in order that players and game masters may know the rules by which they are played. In the original edition of Dungeons and Dragons, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson invented the term "magic-user" as a generic term for a practitioner of magic (in order to avoid cultural connotations of terms such as "wizard" or "warlock"); this lasted until the second edition of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, where it was replaced with "mage" (later to become "wizard"). The exact rules vary from game to game. In Dungeons and Dragons, a wizard or mage is a character class, distinguished by their ability to cast certain kinds of magic and their weak combat skills; subclasses are distinguished by their strength in some areas of magic and their weaknesses in others. Sorcerers are distinguished from wizards as having an innate gift with magic, as well as possessing dragon blood.[24] In GURPS, magic is a skill that can be combined with others, such as combat, though in most campaigns, the ability "magery" is required to cast spells.

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Hi my name is hatfi and i will be your teacher in mages' training nice to meet you all
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Fred: These training ground looks nice...
Mizuki: YEY! I get to train with Freddy-poo
Katty: Don't forget that I'm with you guys...
Mizuki: Oh yeah!
Katty: Your telling me you already forgot?
Mizuki: Being with Freddy-poo takes my breath away...
Katty: OH YEAH? *Grabs Mizuki's Hair*
Mizuki: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow...
Katty: Hehehe!
Mia: *Coming out Fred's t-shirt pocket* What going on? People are trying to sleep here...
Fred: Sorry bout that Mia...
Mia: Whats going on? *See's Mizuki and Katty struggling* OH!
Fred: Will both of you stop?
Mizuki and Katty: *Stops fighting*
Fred: *SIGH* I'll go train first... *Cast a fireball and plays with it*
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hatfi wrote:

Hi my name is hatfi and i will be your teacher in mages' training nice to meet you all :)


Reika: *peaks head on the door* Anooooo..... Is this the mage training room?
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*sits there and casts more water into the glass*
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*walks inside and sits on chair* this is mage class right??? *freezes the water in the glass* if so then i'm luigi14 and my element are ice and fire *burns a piece of paper* sooooo bored
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Fred: [ Combines Fire to his Sword ] There you go...
Mizuki: Ummm, Fred?
Fred: What?
Mizuki: Won't your sword melt? I mean it's on fire...
Fred: Neh! The sword is crafted by a scared material which makes it effective if you combine elements on it...
Mizuki: Cool...
Mia: Hey Dad...
Fred: Yeah?
Mia: How do you control fireballs change direction?
Fred: [ Makes Fireball ] Like these... [ Throws fireball and contorls it's coarse by waving his finger ] See...
Mia: Thats my Dad...
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deathnoterocks wrote:


hatfi wrote:

Hi my name is hatfi and i will be your teacher in mages' training nice to meet you all :)


Reika: *peaks head on the door* Anooooo..... Is this the mage training room?


yes this will be it
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*walks in* hihi :] nice to meet u too, ms.hatfi. ^^
Posted 8/3/08
*walks around the place*
Hello, Hatfi-Sensei. When will our training begin? and How do we know which elements we possess?
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AtomicLuv wrote:

*walks around the place*
Hello, Hatfi-Sensei. When will our training begin? and How do we know which elements we possess?


well i need to know what kinds of element do you want for your self i will only give out four elements<cause they're major>

earth
fire
air
water
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hatfi wrote:

well i need to know what kinds of element do you want for your self i will only give out four elements<cause they're major>

earth
fire
air
water


Reika: I want to learn water and wind/air! ^^
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deathnoterocks wrote:


hatfi wrote:

well i need to know what kinds of element do you want for your self i will only give out four elements<cause they're major>

earth
fire
air
water


Reika: I want to learn water and wind/air! ^^


sure no problem we'll just have to wait for the others to decide so we can officially start classes ok? ^^
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hatfi wrote:

sure no problem we'll just have to wait for the others to decide so we can officially start classes ok? ^^


Reika: Hai sensei!
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*walks in*
Faith:Ahh...So this is the mage class....hi teacher!
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