Raw magic power often known as ‘vis’ can become instilled in some physical substance. Magi of all lineages covet ‘raw vis’ as a means to increasing their power and knowledge of their craft. Raw vis is always associated with a particular technique of form.
1 point of raw vis is a ‘pawn’
10 pawns of raw via are said to be a ‘rook’
10 rooks are said to be a ‘queen,’ an almost mythical amount.
Examples of raw vis:
The seed of the mythical elderwood apple tree – creo vis
The eyeball of a bloat fly – intellego vis
A silverspun caterpillar cocoon – muto vis
Fire opals from a dragons lair – Ignem vis
clay from a golem – Terram vis
a perfect stock from the whisper fern – Herbam vis
A finger from the arch mage Bonisagus – corpus vis