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Spirit artists use their own life force as a tool to interpret and influence the fabric of spirit power. Some call this process ''meditation'' or ''prayer'', while others call it ''qigong'' or ''kiko''. The concept of spirit power is present in every culture that exists, so it goes by many names, for instance: ''qi'', ''ki'', ''manitou'', ''orenda'',  ''prana'', or ''pneuma''.
 
Spirit artists use their own life force as a tool to interpret and influence the fabric of spirit power. Some call this process ''meditation'' or ''prayer'', while others call it ''qigong'' or ''kiko''. The concept of spirit power is present in every culture that exists, so it goes by many names, for instance: ''qi'', ''ki'', ''manitou'', ''orenda'',  ''prana'', or ''pneuma''.
  
Some believe that spirit artists are [[Called]] and gifted the ability, while others believe that any willing creature can learn the secrets of qi. Some don't see a difference between the two — why would mortals desire to hone their spirits unless higher powers had willed it? Regardless of the source of their power, spirit artists rely on patience, faith, willpower, and restraint to focus their energies and perform ''spirit arts''.
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Some believe that spirit artists are [[Called]] and gifted the ability, while others believe that any willing creature can learn the secrets of qi. Some don't see a difference between the two — why would mortals desire to hone their spirits unless higher powers had willed it? Regardless of the source of their power, spirit artists rely on patience, faith, willpower, and discipline to focus their energies and perform ''spirit arts''.

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Life cannot exist without spirit. It is the breath inherent in all things. Spirit permeates and surrounds the world of Immortal Legacy and all who dwell there. Those who have opened their eyes to the world of the spirit recognize solitude as an illusion — all life is woven together by threads of fate into the fabric of reality. We are all cut from the same cloth as the mountains, trees, stones, beasts… even the Immortals themselves.

Spirit Users

The strong-willed can utilize the spirit power within to channel, infuse, divest, or block the spirit around themselves and in other creatures. These spirit wielders come from all walks of life and go by many titles. Among their ranks are found spiritual caretakers like shamans, priests, and monks. There are also those who serve as champions, such as paladins, samurai, or kensei. Further still, martial artists may serve no higher power, but harness their spirits to lethal effect.

In this game, those who tap into the power of life itself are known as spirit artists. They recognize the precious balance of the positive and negative sides of spirit power. Spirit artists have gained special insight into channeling it, controlling it, and using it to their benefit.

In The Story

The Game Master holds the final say on the availability and use of spirit power in the game. One GM might tell a story in which all characters touch the forces of spirit, while another GM could assemble a world where spirit power is distant or nonexistent.

Most folks don't know exactly how spirit power works… if they're aware of it at all. Some might say that good and evil are tangible forces in the universe and they manifest as positive and negative energy — one can serve either side or fight to maintain the balance. Some might believe all of nature has an intrinsic spiritual essence; every mountain, river, and living thing possesses an eternal spirit.

Spirit artists use their own life force as a tool to interpret and influence the fabric of spirit power. Some call this process meditation or prayer, while others call it qigong or kiko. The concept of spirit power is present in every culture that exists, so it goes by many names, for instance: qi, ki, manitou, orenda, prana, or pneuma.

Some believe that spirit artists are Called and gifted the ability, while others believe that any willing creature can learn the secrets of qi. Some don't see a difference between the two — why would mortals desire to hone their spirits unless higher powers had willed it? Regardless of the source of their power, spirit artists rely on patience, faith, willpower, and discipline to focus their energies and perform spirit arts.