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Craft is a term used by mages to describe any group of willworkers who do not belong to one of the four great factions: Traditions, the Technocracy, Nephandi or Marauders.

OverviewEdit

Crafts are usually smaller than Traditions or Conventions in numbers, but there are great many Crafts in existence. At least twenty Crafts are described in White Wolf canon, and there are probably even more.

In Revised edition of Mage: the Ascension, many Crafts were subsumed into Traditions, and some were destroyed, but a few stood independent.

In 20th Anniversary edition, many Crafts has formed their own Disparate Alliance as a fifth major faction in the Ascension War.

Known CraftsEdit

Crafts that stayed fully or partially independent:


Crafts that became parts of Traditions:


Crafts that no longer exist in Revised Editions:


Ancient crafts:

  • Ngoma: African craft. Falled into obscurity and was thought to died out before 20th century, but recently its traditions were resurrected in Order of Hermes, and House Ngoma was created. Independent Ngoma are founding group in the Disparate Alliance. Sphere: Mind.
  • Madzimbabwe: African craft. Became a part of Euthanatos Tradition. Sphere: Entropy.
  • the circle of red: a medieval sect of demonologists. mostly wiped out by the baali. the rest were enslaved by them

Crafts of unknown fate:


Crafts introduced in M20 (all considered prospective recruits to the Dispatate Alliance):

  • Thunder Society: a confederation of mystics from North American Native nations that want little or nothing to do with the Dreamspeaker Tradition.
  • Navalon:technocratic idealists halfway towards leaving the technocracy.
  • Mirainohmen: or simply Nohmen, a sect of young Japanese technomystical tricksters who use psychic bonds with technological spirits in order to rearrange identities and undermine social preconceptions
  • Red Thorn Dedicants: a sect of Lilithian mages whosepractices make the Verbena and Cult of Ecstasy looktame.
  • Itz’at: Itz’at, a long-hidden sect of Mayan time-seers who mysteriously escaped notice for over 500 years.

Borderline between crafts and sorcerers societies:

  • Balamob: a group of Mayan jaguar-priests. Prospective recruits to the Disparate Alliance.
  • The Uzoma: Yoruban intercessors with the sacred spirits, whose Arts inspired the Bata’a. Prospective recruits to the Disparate Alliance.

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