Table of Contents
This is a snapshot of all types of magical classes, known covens and witch families in the Mercyverse.
How to Read the Format:
Name: Alphabetical by type.
IA: Initial Appearance or Mention (Book or Short Fiction) - Link will lead to series or short fiction summaries and snapshot.
Characters Affiliated as this Magical Class - Link will lead to individual character pages with expanded details.
Known Characteristics & Information
- Broken Down by Series/Short Fiction with page notation
GENERAL SORCERER FACTS
a sorcerer, someone who controls the demon by means of a bargain, is far more deadly; they may live undetected by the human population for yearsBB-134 sorcerers sell themselves to demons for knowledge and powerBB-199 eventually, the sorcerer will lose control, and the demon takes overBB-134
GENERAL WITCHBLOOD FACTS GENERAL WITCHCRAFT FACTS
History clans of witchesCW-213 a bad time for all in Europe; the Inquisition had taken a terrible toll a couple of centuries before - and when it was over, the witches started fighting for power; only Napoleon kept them from exterminating each other entirelyCW-213 the only Western European bloodline to survive the power struggle was the Torvalis line, which was interbred with the GypsiesCW-213 the few witchblood families left in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars had quit killing each other, forced instead to protect themselves from the ravages of more mundane fightingCW-121 witches were still born here and there into mundane families, but seldom had a tenth of the power of the old familiesCW-214 the Eastern European and Oriental witches had never established the kind of dynasties the Western European witches hadCW-214 they guarded their spells from each other; so each family tended to specializeCW-214 witches are so jealous of each otherCW-219
From Chat Transcripts: a witch is born to use magicChat 2007-11-03 they are trained in spell usageChat 2007-11-03 and they are usually born to different families who are witchesChat 2007-11-03 some of the things witches can do to increase their power, is as corrupting as sorceryChat 2007-11-03 witches do things with mind and body. Wizards have power over the physical – and both do magic. The ends are sometimes the same, but the means are different. It's far easier to be a powerful wizard and still be a good person then it is to be a powerful witch.Chat 2008-07-27
From Cry Wolf: witches and dead things went together; there were witches that didn't kill but they were far less powerful than their darker sistersCW-234 witches often hired themselves outCW-181 there were witches who regularly worked for the various law-enforcement agenciesCW-181 most witches are human and not immortalCW-191 magic and fire have an odd, synergistic effect sometimesCW-237 likely the witches didn't know why it was forbidden for them to try to take a werewolf for a pet or familiar–not that most of them had the power to do itCW-239
they used the mind and body; anyone's mind and body; they toyed with things that were alive - or had been aliveCW-233 a black witch/something evilCW-179 a dark witch gains power from others' pain and sufferingCW-235 black witches gained power by killing or torturing things: from flies to humansCW-233 most witches of any power are black witchesSB-302 they smell of it, some more than othersSB-302 there are black witches who skirt the doing of actual evil; skirting evil is difficult, time-consuming, and requires a lot more from a practitioner than true black magic doesSB-302
most white witches weren't powerful enough to be usefulCW-229 it's hard to be a good witchCW-235 white witches weren't so badCW-233 people born to the witch families who have chosen to do no harmSB-301 not very powerful because witch magic gets its power from death, pain, and sacrifice, and white witches have chosen to eschew thatSB-302
Covens and Witch Families
raise the deadCW-171
imprisoning spells are pretty basicCW-189 illusions were among the very basic tenets of witchcraftCW-174 a strong enough witch can control any werewolf who doesn't have a pack to protect him; it is forbidden by witch law, but it is possibleCW-218 it usually took witches a while to gain a hold on a lone wolfCW-232 power circles: some witches used them to set guard spells to keep things they valued safe, and others used them to store power for drawing upon laterCW-234 changing what the senses of other perceived was one of the major powers of the witchCW-234 most of witchcraft is potions and spellsCW-236 witches could hide in plain sight if they had some sort of hold on you; hide-me spellsCW-238 a witch's creations did not survive their makerCW-280 self-sacrifice–as when the witch uses her own blood to fuel a spell – has some power, but it's difficult to work withHG-120 power circles; some witches used them to set guard spells to keep things they valued safe, and others used to them to store power for drawing upon laterCW-234 changing what the senses of others perceived was one of the major powers of the witchCW-234
GENERAL WIZARD FACTS
Wizards aren’t exactly commonSd- Sometimes I can fix things as well as move themSd- they played with nonliving thingsCW-233 Wizards have power over the physical – and both do magic. The ends are sometimes the same, but the means are different. It is far easier to be a powerful wizard and still be a good person than it is to be a powerful witch. Wizards aren’t exactly commonSd- A witch’s power centers on bodies and minds, flesh and blood. A wizard has power over the physicalSd- Most wizards have at least a little Gypsy bloodSd-