Magic is the ability to tap into the various forces and manipulate them to your will. This is a great power, but it takes a lot of intelligence and knowledge to utilize it effectively. No magician was created overnight. It takes a long time and a lot of patience to become a mage. Magic isn’t at all like science. A mage cannot use the method of scientific discovery made famous by Thomas Edison. Failure leads to death not to the solution. Magic is manipulating the natural forces. A magician studies the Language of Creation and uses the language of the creator to alter reality as they see fit. The better one understands this Language, the better they are at wielding magic. Look at magic like this, God created the Code and the Code governs how the universe works. When you learn God's code, you can alter the code to suite your whim. Magic is, in a nutshell, the cheat code to the Cosmos.
The word Warlock is an example of this. The word literally means, "Word Breaker". The Warlock literally breaks the word of god and replaces it with his own.
There are 3 Focuses of Magic. They are characterized using the colors White, Gray, and Black.
White Magic is focused with establishing balance, maintaining order, and promoting Harmony. Times during history when White Magic is dominant has been Pax Romana and Pax America.
Black Magic is focused on encouraging chaos, brining change, and disruptive growth. Times during history when Black Magic was dominant has been World War I and World War II.
Gray Magic is focused on preventing stagnant order or senseless chaos. Times during history when Gray Magic was dominant has been the USA/USSR Cold War and the European Renaissance.
Each Magic Focus has its own Mage (Champion) as well as famous organizations.
Champion: White Mage Magus Luna
Famous Organizations: Infinite Circle, Lifelight Freehold, and The Holy
Champion: Black Mage Morto Void
Famous Organizations: The Crescent Family, Masque of the Unforgiven, The Night Masters, and The Coven of Sargatanas
Champion: Gray Mage Gravedigger
Famous Organizations: The Devil Dogs, The Fiasco Family, and The O.Z.A.,
Over all three Magical Focuses there is a Sorcerer and Supreme Governing Council
Sorcerer Supreme: Dr. Apocalypse
Council: The Council of Elders
The Mage Champions hold their position by continuing to defeat challengers in magical combat. It is One on One combat. No team of Magicians can join together to defeat the Mage Champion to install one of their own. If this was done the Council of Elders would step in, nullify the new Mage Champion and banish the team after properly punishing them.
Only the Mage Champions of each Magic Focus can challenge the Sorcerer Supreme in magical combat. The winner of the combat holds the position of Sorcerer Supreme.