Alteration is not as harmless as it seems.
Tel Ur, Azura’s Coast, Vvardenfell
12th of Sun’s Height, E3 429
To all the young, aspiring magicians that come to me searching for alteration tutelage:
Alteration is not a harmless school of magic, and you often underestimate it as a school whose only spells are ironflesh and waterwalking, with no possible offensive use (if you think this, you're probably too uncreative, but I'm not getting into details regarding all the wicked things you can do to others with alteration in this note). Basic alteration is sometimes cheating life for an advantage, like levitation, and playing around with reality, but to master alteration… one must learn again how to live, in a deconstructed, weakened and unstable reality you created for yourself.
If compared to destruction, let’s say that you learn how to summon fire under all circumstances, you become a master of the flame and you don’t even need to make a casting motion to make it appear, or you can sear enemies in