Hedge Magic is self-taught magic or any magic that was not officially learned in a magical school. It is usually learned in safehouses. Practitioners of this are called Hedge Witches or Hedge Magicians.
Hedge Witches are out in the real world, piercing together scraps of spells gleaned from hours spent scouring the internet, stealing from each other, or doing unmentionable favors for unscrupulous Magicians. They operate out of so-called Safehouses and focus on collecting spells and gaining a higher star level.
Hedge Witches are competitive, which hinders their growth; two safehouses 5 miles apart don't share spells. Becoming an actual functioning Magician in the seedy world of DIY magic is highly unlikely, and genuinely skilled Hedge-witches are few and far between.
Some Hedge Witches learn magic together in safehouses. Knowledge of magic is ranked with small blue seven-pointed stars, some with numbers inside them. The more stars, or higher the numbers, the higher the rank.
Entering safehouses requires showing your stars or passing the test if you do not have stars yet. You only get 3 tries to pass the test and must wait a month before you can retake it.
- 1st level - Creating a flash of light
- 250th Level - The highest level one can obtain.