Magic in Imperium Codex is a little different than in other fantasy settings. Primarily, magic is based more on principles physic and has to make some sense within reality. That’s not to say that magic is a slave to reality since clearly that’s absurd. Instead, the goal is to make magic feel weighted in reality while still creating a place of fantastic possibilities.
The second difference with magic in Imperium Codex is how it functions. While traditional, spontaneous magic is possible, it’s much easier to harness the power of ether by way of magical artifacts. This means it’s far more common for a mage to create a wand of fire instead of launching fireballs from his finger tips.