Their heritage is magic, their quest truth. Every culture has nurtured or condemned them. They lead humanity to the far horizon and beyond. They are mages, the inventors of sorcery, science and faith. For centuries they have battled to define existence and lead humanity to an enlightened age. Now, in an age when technology is humanity's magic, the magicians of yesteryears mystic Traditions fight for survival and the key to the cosmos itself Ascension.The heroes of Mage: The Ascension, revised in the tradition of Vampire: The Masquerade, have lost their war for reality but the struggle continues in this quintessential volume. All of the Traditions are updated and elaborated, along with the history of mages in the World of Darkness. Explore the revised rules of the Spheres, Resonance and Paradox. See the devastating changes that signal the end for the Ascension War.