The Dragonspire Campaign Setting
Codexis Ordius Adeptus
“The Codexis Ordius Adeptus is an ancient text, yet to be fully translated and understood, that many believe holds the key to civilization’s mastery of the arcane. It is said to detail all of the elements of the Prime-Materium and how they can be manipulated. …The Prime-Materium is the very substance of existence… the clay from which Saroheim and Nerguhl built the heavens and the hells… It is the most basic form of life energy yet it is the most powerful… by combining it’s many facets in slightly different formulaic ways you can create anything… ANYTHING! Arcane and Divine energies they are the adhesives that hold the elemental, ethereal, shadow, fey and materium together. All living material is held in place by those 2 components. Now if one could learn to manipulate those components much like we can manipulate the other aspects of the materium.. then… then we are on to a new chapter in the evolution of magic and a brighter dawn will wash over all of us. " *-Lord Magus Elrin Kandaver of the Broken Magi during a fiery oratory concerning the Tomekeepers refusal to allow the students of Arcana see the ancient and powerful tome.