The Fedi’Omana embrace mysticism and the magical arts without prejudice. There are many accepted disciplines among the religion, both light and dark, for the Fedi’Omana revere the power of balance. Within the Fedi’Omana is found the most diversity and versatility in magical disciplines. There are a number of vocations are specifically found within the Mana’Olai that rely heavily on magic and spiritualism. The following are just a few examples.
The Fauolo is a wiseman concerned with the health and spiritual wellness of the people in his community. He is trained from birth to serve his family as a general practitioner of many arts and secrets, with special attention paid to healing the sick. As a Focus, he uses an heirloom usually handed down from father to son – most often a staff, scepter, or prayer stick. This calling is open to all who have the aptitude, unlike the other magics practiced solely by families. The Fauolo will take between three and four apprentices to train in one sitting. These positions are often given in trade for services (food, clothing, etc.) to communities or families that lack the Fauolo’s skills.
The Ipa’Mifu is the female counterpart to the Fauolo. Where the Fauolo focuses on internal forces affecting the family, the Ipa’Mifu concentrates on external forces that attack the family. Her job is to break curses, battle and exorcise evil spirits, and act as the first line of defense for the clan when faced with supernatural dangers. An Ipa’Mifu uses flashy magics that tend to resemble martial arts. Ipa’Mifu knowledge is passed down from mother to daughter – a closely guarded secret that is not shared with other families or outsiders.
The Ha’Ha’Welo are powerful Fedi’Omana priests that have neither family nor clan. Their self-imposed exiles are due to the nature of their callings more than any true choice of their own; as demon hunters, they are blessed – or cursed – to draw the attention of evil and malignant spirits. They are the open flame of purity, and the demons are the moths that cannot resist the pull of their spirits. The Ha’Ha’Welo usually do not survive past the age of thirty due to their dangerous lifestyle. They tend to wander aimlessly, drawing the dark spirits out of the communities that they visit and battling them to the death. The people they encounter are usually very generous with their gifts and praise, going out of their way to care for the Ha’Ha’Welo in the hopes of supporting them through their lonely mission. These priests are highly skilled warriors that practice a highly sophisticated magical discipline. The Ha’Ha’Welo each have their own unique styles, much like the Ipa’Mifu, and they pass their styles on to apprentices that they take early on in their careers. While the Ha’Ha’Welo are most commonly male, there have been a few cases of female practitioners throughout the history of the Fedi’Omana.
Most commonly known as Magi and Sorceresses, these men and women are general practitioners of many arts. They are multi-purpose spellcasters honored for their ability to do just about anything. This art is practiced by entire families, and the children learn as much from practical experience as they do from their parents. While not as powerful as members of more focused disciplines, the Wa’Ha’Wae are extremely versatile and in high demand among communities that do not have access to Fauolo, Ipa’Mifu, and Pua. They are very nomadic, always on the move as they search out new tidbits of knowledge and magical lore.
The Pua are alchemists of the highest calibre. Male or female, these potion makers are prized additions to any community. Most of their work is centered on creating medicines and remedies for local families, but they often work closely with the other magic practitioners, supporting them with their craft. They are sometimes called on to imbue a weapon with magic for a Ha’Ha’Welo or to teach a Wa’Ha’Wae the intricacies of a particular incantation.
The Loa’Wei are summoners. They draw on the essence of the world (the Aiemer) and call to the spirits of the Dreaming Lands to aid them. Out of all the magical disciplines of the Fedi’Omana, the Loa’Wei are the rarest. It is said that the legendary Alaka’i Mei, the man who lead the Mana’Olai from their former captivity, was a Loa’Wei.