In the earliest days of the world as we know it, long before the history known to normal, magic was at its most basic.
Today, we call the most ancient magics the primal magics.
They are called crude, unrefined, even simplistic.
They are most of those things, to those who do not understand them. They are also ancient and powerful in their own ways. The power inherent in blood and the procreative acts is exceptional.
Most magicians who deign to study the old magics never look beyond the raw power they can gain from either practice. They never learn or explore the true extent of blood magic, or sex magic. The primal magics offer so much more than pure power for those willing, and able, to take the time and expend the effort to learn.
Experienced blood mages, building upon ancient rituals found around the world, are capable to healing, crafting magical weapons, and theoretically altering their own blood in exotic ways. There are stories of a 15th century Nepali who made his blood poisonous to beast and abaa’ya. It is also said that a Romanian mage often used the blood of sacrificial victims to cover himself in blood-red armor. Obviously, this practice, if possible, would be forbidden today, for clear ethical reasons.
Practiced sex mages routinely use their powers to find both objects and people. Many also learn to charm others, a useful skill in dealing with normal. Stories still circulate of masters of the art who could change their own appearance. And the best of the ancient sex mages were known to be gifted oracles.
Due to the nature of the primal magics, all potential students must be at least eighteen years of age and will be screened by a panel of instructors, for safety.
-Gwen Bailey, Headmagister of Students, Hollyoake College