Verbena

In Mage: The Ascension, these guys are some of the closest you'll get to stereotypical Druids... With some bloodier attachments. The Verbena (like the herb they named themselves after) are the best at healing, divination, and other lovely Druidic stuff. They also frequently use Blood Sacrifce, carve shit into their skin, perform depraved acts of self sacrifice, and generally oppose the modern world with all the vehemity of a White Wolf game in the 90's. Their mastery over Life Magic allows them to do all sorts of OP things, like causing all the implants in a Technocrat's body to explode out of them. Verbena mages are not quite as tuned to the spiritual (being mired with Life) as the Dreamspeakers but are still strong advocates for the Fae and the return of "natural magic." Despite their herb-witch schtick, they care more for results and intent than ancient techniques, unlike some of the more hidebound traditions.

For each of the portions of the Metaphysic Trinity there is a faction within the Verbena:

  • Lifeweavers (Dynamicism, Dynamic Avatars)
  • Gardeners of the Tree (Stasis, Pattern Avatars)
  • Twisters of Fate (Entropy, Primordial Avatars)
  • Moonseekers (middleground, Questing Avatars). The Moonseekers are the largest faction.
Members of the Council of Nine Mystic Traditions
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Akashic Brotherhood
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Celestial Chorus
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Cult of Ecstasy
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Dreamspeakers
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Euthanatos
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Order of Hermes
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Sons of Ether
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Verbena
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Virtual Adepts