The Blue Road encompasses the elements of air and water, the mind and the spirit, travel, movement and communication, depths and heights, freedom, music, fluidity and change, wonder and mysteries. Of all the Roads it is perhaps the broadest, and therefore also the most likely to overlap other Roads, even its seeming opposite the Red Road with which it shares a love of freedom and magic of lightning and movement.
Blue magic has wide and various powers, ranging from attacks based on lightning and cold, air and water, spells of movement and communication, techniques of fluid transformation, mind-reading, telekinetic manipulation and shielding, and some powers of healing. A Blue wizard can “wash away” unwanted enchantments, especially those that restrict freedom, influence and manipulate the magic of others, implant thoughts in their minds and even influence the actions of those weaker-willed. Blue lets its adepts send their minds to other places and allows the intuitive uncovering of information and understanding about the world, delving into mysteries and affecting the very essence of magic itself. Although bards and mages of all Roads sometimes express their magic through music, it’s most commonplace among those who walk the Blue Road.
The philosophies and concepts of the Blue Road, like all of its aspects, are many and broad, including wonder and reverence for all things, freedom tempered by respect for the freedom of others, the belief that interaction and intuition are the greatest sources of the truest knowledge, the belief that spirit and matter are two sides of the same coin, compassion, self-awareness and self-exploration, wanderlust and a belief in the transcendent truths of the depths and the heights are among the more positive aspects of Blue. On it’s darker side, the Blue Road contains philosophies of cold intellectualism, a belief that the mind is superior to the heart or the spirit, the idea that the frozen depths of indifference is the true nature of sentient beings and even the world itself, and the belief that glacial suspension and reserve is preferable to the free-flowing ways of the winds. A strong belief in both the importance, and the subjectivity of beauty, and that the appreciation and understanding of mysteries is central to the purpose of existence is also a strong current of the Blue Road.
Blue wizards a diverse lot, from esoteriscists obsessed with unlocking the mysteries of magic to free-spirited wandering bards spreading song, understanding and hope wherever they go. Some are skilled mentalists, mastering spells of telepathy, telekinesis and psychic influence, weather-workers, elementalists, scholars of the world, or crusaders for freedom. Those of a less pleasant bent might work as interrogators, pulling secrets from their victims minds, or seek to quell the fires of passion and emotion, driving the world and those around them into a cold and rational state of stasis, or preach the indifference of the terrible and mysterious beings lurking in the deepest seas or beyond the skies.
Things associated with Blue magic include sapphires, lapis lazuli, water, poplar trees, forget-me-nots, weeping willows and bluebirds.