Arcane magic has always been a force to be reckoned with. The power of raw magical energies channeled through force of will and intellect has been the backbone of the offensive line of many an adventuring party. Beyond that, the powers of the arcane can also had a wide variety of supportive capabilities, allowing Wizards and Sorcerers the ability to create masterful works of art and design with just raw materials and a few moments.
There is a price for this power though, and some consider it a steep price. To wield this massively destructive power, many arcane spellcasters have to toil for years just to learn the initial ability to weave power into spells. Some are natural savants, and these talented magicians can elevate their power to unimaginable heights, bending reality and time to their will! The rest conclude their study when they reach a particular point, typically when they can utilize particular spells to make a living, or make the lives of those around them easier.
At the end of the day, the arcane magic user is a powerful spell caster that answers to no higher power, just his own ability to learn the intricacies and subtle nuances of utilizing raw power for a greater purpose.
Title: Arcane Addendum
Author: Joseph Davis
Artist: Adam Schmidt
System: Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons