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Traveling is a form of magic involving the transportation of either the mind or body of a Magician to another location. This includes the minds of other Magicians and Interdimensional Travel- the ability to travel between worlds. Due to this a great emphasis on protecting a Traveler's own mind is taught through the use of meditation.
Travelers are often regarded as the most powerful and knowledgeable of all magicians.
While Travelers have the opportunity to see things few will ever experience, those who do not learn to hone their aim can end up making deadly jumps off-target, landing deep underwater, or on the peek of Everest, or outside the Earth's atmosphere. There are some sigils and tattoos that help focusing the Traveler's power, but even so rigorous practice and training are required to build precision.
However, Brakebills has never had more than one Traveler student at any given time, so the faculty group Travelers with the Psychics because of their shared ability to read minds. Most often the only training available is limited to the theoretical, leaving young Travelers with no option but to learn via trial and error. For this reason, the general life expectancy of Travelers is typically rather short.
Some see Traveling as a curse, and opt to magically tether themselves to Earth, practicing Astral Projection instead of actual physical Travel.
Other Travelers embrace their high-risk ability with a devil-may-care attitude, even taking others along for a ride, acting as a human bridge to the multiverse. Whether they like it or not, Travelers alone holds the key to things the earthbound individuals cannot even fathom.
Interdimensional Travel is also possible through the use of objects enchanted for travel such as the Magical buttons.