Middle Magic is the Mental, Magic of Divination practiced by some
Wizards and Enchanters, but also by the lower-ranking Telepaths (the
most famous of these being Lucy Flathead). This magic includes Magical
Foresight, or Vision Quest, without even the aid of a Seer Stone; the
Divination of Missings, Hiddens, and Invisibles; and the Memory of
Although Divination includes the Listening (to sounds unheard by
human/creature ear-clairaudio) and the Seeing (of human/creature
minds-clairvoyance) generally, it does not include the minds of animals
and less-intelligent creatures, which just tend to come across as a
great deal of static and chirping. Even reading the mind of a brogmoid
becomes difficult after a while; the laborious mental recitation “Step
together and step together and step” can drown out any other productive
thought he might (or might not) be having. Higher Mental Magic is
naturally associated with a whole category of spells involving Mind
Control and the manipulation of other persons and creatures.
Only those Diviners most trained in Mental Magic are capable of Seeing
their own futures. Ultimately, Divination and Middle Magic is the Magic
of Mortal Life, associated with the Middle World of the Overland, the
above world of the Great Underground Empire.
harnessing this magic prefer to know the mind of their enemy, relying
on forseeing what might next befall them. They specialized in revealing
that which was hidden and using it to their advantage.