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Old 03-25-2020, 10:44 AM   #11
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If you're worried about corralling Ancient Greek and Latin separately (but, I mean, we all say "television" instead of "teletheatron" or "longevision"....) then a Plant mage would be a "phytomancer" rather than an "herbomancer." (Yes, I'm correcting myself.)
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:13 AM   #12
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Light and Darkness: Photomancer?
Tenebrist if you specialized in Darkness.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:21 AM   #13
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"wright" can be a useful term, as can "werker". Both are preferably combined with German roots rather than Latin.


An illusionist could be a "litwerker". Someone who works with sound could be a soundwright, or a noisewerker. Food magic could be called "Vittilwerk", and its practitioners vittilwerkers.
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Body Control: ?
Honestly, a lot of these spells could be considered in the realm of a mesmerist. Maybe the name could do double duty.

But the Greek root for body is soma-, and there is the word somatomancy, meaning body divination. You might also have somaturgy, somaturge, somaturgist.

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Gate: Gatekeeper?
Maybe an apportist?

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Illusion and Creation: Illusionist works for illusions, but not creation
No, use illusionist for the whole college. Spells from this college that actually create things simply create illusions that are so good not even reality can tell them apart from original creations.
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:34 PM   #15
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Body Control: Somaticist? Corpurgist?
Illusion and Creation: Maker?
Light and Darkness: Shadowcaster?
Sound: Sonomancer? Soundwright? Earwyrm?
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:25 PM   #16
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Dunkeldore- water college
Mouldevort - food college
Soaron- air college
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:09 PM   #17
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Body Control: Vitalomancer
Enchantment or Meta-Spells: Magewright
Healing: Chiurgeon
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:05 PM   #18
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Animal: Faunimancer or Zourge (pronounced “Zo-urge”)
Body Control: Physiomancer
Food: Nutrimancer
Gate: Telemancer or Teleurge
Healing: Vitamancer (but I also like Chiurge)
Illusion & Creation: Conjurer
Light & Darkness: Luminurge
Making & Breaking: Sacred Artisan
Meta-Spells: Thaumaturge
Plant: Florimancer or Botanurge
Sound: Sonimancer or Sonurge or Phonomancer or Phonurge

For Plants and Animals, I took inspiration from Flora and Fauna. Body Control involves messing with physiology; Food involves nutrition; and Healing deals with vitality. “Tele” means “far”. Where Photo is Light, Phono is Sound. Alternately, Sound might be Sonic while Light & Darkness would be Lumin-.

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Old 03-25-2020, 11:45 PM   #19
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Also, Technology isn't a College; it's four Colleges: Machines, Energy, Radiation, and Metal & Plastic. Treating them all as a single college would be like treating Air, Earth, Fire, and Water as a single College; or Animals, Plants, and Weather; or Body Control, Food, and Healing.
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Dunkeldore- water college
Mouldevort - food college
Soaron- air college
Got a chuckle out of those. Thanks.
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