Arcane Magic vs. Divine Magic
In D&D, Magic is divided into two categories, Arcane and Divine. In Shadow Rain that division is not as easy to make. Because magic is so new, there are many theories as to its source. Those who practice Arcane magic tend to be those who had an interest in the burgeoning physical sciences before The Incursion. They see magic as a new force to be studied and controlled. Those who practice Divine magic see it as a miracle, sent by their gods to help them in their divine purposes. This has caused serious rifts in the churches of old. Many religious leaders feel that magic is a curse, an invasion of some evil force that should be avoided. The resulting disagreement has resulted in violent church schisms are even wars. For more on religion, read Religion in Elpoch.