In your magical studies, the pentagram pictured above represented the balance between the five elemental couplets. It’s these five elemental couplets that give you power.
a. Standard Foci
“Just” a pen, an apple, or a leather pouch to anyone else, perhaps; but in your hands, the source of incredible magic. Such an object is called a “focus.” Every object in the world comprises at least two of these. It’s the interaction of these elements within everyday objects and the deities you invoke that allows you to literally create your magic.
Since there are 10 basic elements, and since each Focus is composed of an interaction between two different elements, the base set includes a total of 90 Focus cards. (The following are sorted by initial element.)
At times, a sorcerer or Scholomancer will happen upon an item with a particularly-strong affinity to one single element–a foci that won’t be expended by use. These special items are known as “Talismans”:
Well-crafted equipment is a mainstay for any adventurer, and Scholomancers are no exception to this rule. While equipment can also have attunements and be channeled as a foci, but they only offer static bonuses, not activated bonuses. (I.e. Channeling them will only yield the triggered abilities from Character cards.)