Before we begin: I've changed the term "universities" (where mages go to study) to "Orders." This will be reflected in subsequent chapters.
School: Earth. This is the control of earth-based processes. It goes beyond simply cultivating plants through magical means and can extend to shifting Taire’s tectonic plates themselves to create earthquakes (one must be a very powerful mage to accomplish this). Earth mages can restore a ravaged forest after a fire, grow a boreal forest in a tropical zone (though it will not last long after the mage withdraws his magic), and those who also dabble in the water-based magics can build entirely new ecosystems underwater if they so chose. The earth school takes its power from the natural magics that run through the ground, and the best earth-based mages come from Menniri.
Common professions for specialists: Earth magic is a fairly versatile specialization. Mages who are highly skilled in Earth magics can becom