Magic is perhaps the most powerful force in Cosmos. Every civilization has relied upon it throughout history. Although the study of the Arcane Realms is the most common form of magic, there are other schools of study, as well as powers granted by the gods themselves. The four branches of magic are Arcane, Divine, Enchanting, and Alchemy. Regardless of their field, praticioners of magic may by known as mage, magus, or magician. Both arcane and divine practitioners are called channelers, because they channel the mystical energies of either the Metarealms or the Dieties. Other, more specific names, are applied based on specific practices.