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There are several great magicians on Midkemia whose powers do not fit this dual-path model; [[Macros the Black]], Pug conDoin (in his later years), [[Nakor]] the Isalani, [[Miranda]], and [[Magnus]], son of Pug and Miranda (and [[Robert De Lyse]] a student of Pug). Macros possessed abilities transcending the traditional Greater and Lesser Paths of magic; it is inconclusive whether this ability is a part of his gift upon becoming the avatar for [[Sarig]], God of Magic, or if Macros was simply born with the ability like Pug. Similarly, Macros's protegé Pug, his wife Miranda, and his grandson Magnus also possessed the ability to invoking Lesser or Greater path powers at will. Nakor also wielded magic not confined to the classical definition of Lesser and Greater paths, though he insists upon the idea that "there is no magic", but merely "tricks" in manipulating some elemental forces of the world. As the books progress, Pug comes to the realisation that Nakor is correct, and the limits of magic are merely a result of a lack of understanding among magicians. Other inhabitants on Sorcerer's Isle during Pug's stay also demonstrated unique forms of magic, most of them being natives of other worlds.
 
There are several great magicians on Midkemia whose powers do not fit this dual-path model; [[Macros the Black]], Pug conDoin (in his later years), [[Nakor]] the Isalani, [[Miranda]], and [[Magnus]], son of Pug and Miranda (and [[Robert De Lyse]] a student of Pug). Macros possessed abilities transcending the traditional Greater and Lesser Paths of magic; it is inconclusive whether this ability is a part of his gift upon becoming the avatar for [[Sarig]], God of Magic, or if Macros was simply born with the ability like Pug. Similarly, Macros's protegé Pug, his wife Miranda, and his grandson Magnus also possessed the ability to invoking Lesser or Greater path powers at will. Nakor also wielded magic not confined to the classical definition of Lesser and Greater paths, though he insists upon the idea that "there is no magic", but merely "tricks" in manipulating some elemental forces of the world. As the books progress, Pug comes to the realisation that Nakor is correct, and the limits of magic are merely a result of a lack of understanding among magicians. Other inhabitants on Sorcerer's Isle during Pug's stay also demonstrated unique forms of magic, most of them being natives of other worlds.
   
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===Rifts===
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These are instantaneous links between two places, often on entirely different planets or levels of reality. The [[Riftwar]] involved a rift between Midkemia and the world of the Tsurani. They can be created (with difficulty) by proficient users of the Greater Magic, but the Tsurani maintained one using a machine. They are sometimes created by accident and fluke. Most rifts are unstable, and so move about in space. The Tsurani's machine was one of the first known devices to stabilise a rift and to make it fixed in one position. Rifts, whilst a powerful device for travelling, are a risky device as they attract the attention of [[the Enemy]], an evil being of immense power.
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Throughout the rest of Midkemia's history various other rifts have appeared that are different from the norm. At the end of the [[Serpentwar]], Pug, Nakor, Tomas and Miranda encountered a rift that is connected to [[Nalar]]. They fight [[Zaltais]] who is a being from Nalar's thoughts and force him into the rift.
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During [[Kaspar]]'s exile on Novindus he encounters some strange creatures and also 'wrong' armour. After his visit to the [[Pavillion of the Gods]] he learns that these creatures are coming from magnet driven rifts. The magnets being the 'wrong' armour, which is known as [[Talnoy]] who come from a dark planet on a separate plane of reality known as [[Kosridi]].
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Nakor is also found to have the ability to create what are thought to be controllable rifts of a diminutive size which are undetectable to the Enemy (possibly due to their size).Though when questioned by Pug he is unsure if referring to them as rifts is adequate but he suggests that they are foldings in space but is quite sure they are not rifts but different. Much the same as anything else to do with Nakor his bag is a mystery still to be revealed. These "rifts" are placed in the lining of his travel bag allowing access to a cave, where Nakor stores items he may need, and a warehouse containing oranges (one of Nakor's most well-known traits is the seemingly never-ending supply of oranges he carries with him).
   
 
==Cosmology==
 
==Cosmology==
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