- See also: Order of Hermes Tradition Book (first edition)
- 1 Summary
- 2 Contents
- 3 Background Information
- 4 Memorable Quotes
- 5 Characters
- 6 Terminology
Summary[edit | edit source]
From the White Wolf catalog:
- By Mine Will it is Done
- Since the fall of Rome, the wizards of the Order of Hermes have imposed their potent will on the Tapestry of reality – discovering, shaping and ordering the secret forces of the cosmos. Much of the modern world's very conception of magic comes from the Order's lore, as filtered through sensationalist media. But the truth is even more sensational, for Hermetics don't merely cast spells and summon demons. Their Art bends the universe itself to their will.
- As Above, So Below
- With the rise of the Avatar Storm and the fall of its Horizon chantries, the Order faces the greatest challenge in its history – adapt to the modern world or relinquish all power to a monolithic science that denies the Art of Magic. Now more than ever, the Order needs the creativity and audacity of the Founders.
Contents[edit | edit source]
Prologue: Renegade[edit | edit source]
A fiction piece about a renegade member of the Order.
Introduction: Phoenix from the Flames[edit | edit source]
A brief introduction/summary of the Order, as well as the mood and theme of the book.
Chapter I: Lightning and Serpents[edit | edit source]
Provides a history of the Order, from its beginning to it's situation at this point in the Ascension War.
Chapter II: The Will and the Word[edit | edit source]
Goes into detail on the organisation, houses, and philosophy of the way the Order approaches magic.
Chapter III: The Way of Pymander[edit | edit source]
Gives examples of Hermetics themselves. Includes eight character templates, a sample cabal, as well as biographies on pre-existing characters.
Epilogue: Dance with the Devil[edit | edit source]
A conclusion to the fiction piece.
Background Information[edit | edit source]
Memorable Quotes[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
Terminology[edit | edit source]
Mage: The Ascension books