This is a world ruled by superstition, faith and mystery. Magic is real and its practitioners are powerful. It is a time before the Age of Reason when the fair folk were a real threat and disease was caused by wicked spirits or an imbalance of the body's humours. It is the world of myth, legend and fantasy, but also of history and revelation.
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Order of Hermes
The Order of Hermes is an organization of Magi that spans Mythic Europe and beyond. It is made up (in 1220) of roughly 1200 members, who reside in thirteen Tribunals dividing up the continent along roughly geopolitical lines. The Order was created so that Magi could coexist mostly in peace, with one consistent theory of magic allowing them to share information and learning in a common frame of reference. The Order also offered Magi protection from each other with the discovery of the Parma Magica, a defense against hostile magic, with which they could meet to share information without the ever present paranoia that had sabotaged previous attempts to unite gifted individuals.
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Latin Quote of the Day
"Coniecturalem artem esse medicinam."
"Medicine is the art of guessing."
―Aulus Cornelius Celsus
What's New in Mythic Europe
- The Forums have been set up and are ready for use. Hopefully as the Mythic Europe community grows it will give everyone an effective way to communicate. — Cereth
- The Mythic Europe Wiki is now host to many tomes of Hermetic and mundane lore! Use them or add your own! In other news, we continue to build infrastructure and add content, so check around.— Praetorius
- It has come to our attention that Atlas Games, the publishers of Ars Magica, have linked to our wiki from their main site!
- This is pretty cool and we hope it encourages more people to contribute to our wiki! - Cereth
- Much more content has been added. Please excuse the dust as we continue to flesh out this resource! - Praetorius