Ranks: Ranks correspond to both the general capabilities of a player, their privileges and level of trust, and the amount of responsibility they have. Wiped: Someone who has egregiously broken the rules of the Magic system, via either Powergaming, Metagaming, or Other. They have been removed and the character no longer possesses any magical capability, along with any consequences from failed magic use. Wash-out: Someone who has failed their apprenticeship for reasons that did not result in character death. They cannot advance further in their magical capability on this character, but are allowed to continue to use whatever they were capable of learning. Apprentice: Someone new to magic that is still learning. They are restricted to certain skill levels and will generally be monitored to see if they are using what they are learning properly. If they flunk out due to being unable to complete requirements for advancement, they become a Wash-out. If they fail due to overpowered use of magic, overuse of magic, or any other gross RP violations, they've instead overused magic to the extent that it kills them, and all of their magical progress shall be erased. This death may or may not be permanent for the character based on the nature of their failure. Magician: Anyone who has successfully passed the apprenticeship stage. Considered a qualified user of magic, a responsible player, and unlikely to commit RP violations. Gets a few benefits and a few responsibilities. Magus: The foremost master in a given discipline. Fair benefits that come with a significant responsibility to uphold. There is also the Archwizard and Archmagus ranks that serve primarily as prestige roles, but also as an indicator to players that they can ask such a character a general question on any aspect of the magic lore and get a reasonable and correct answer, rather than just one relating to their discipline.