There are a number of systems of magic in the world of Whitecliff. All magic is powered by Essence which comes in several flavours. The systems of magic are generally separated based on type of Essence:
- Divine Essence – Essence gifted by the gods.
- Elemental Essences – Essence that flows along ley lines, spilling into the world from the elemental planes. Elemental essences are one of the basic building blocks of reality.
- Life Essence – Essence created in living things.
- Primal Essences – The Primal essences are the other basic building blocks of reality. The Brilliant and the Dark Essences flow into reality and collide with one another creating Primal Essence.