Enchanting is a difficult process that involves imbuing an item with a spell or several spells. You can only enchant items with spells you have comprehensive knowledge of since you have to manipulate it to "fit" on the item, often decreasing the spell's potency to avoid breaking the item or compromising its integrity.
The more complex an item is the stronger the spells it can contain. Certain items take to being enchanted better than others; items that have been hand-made are often easier to enchant than things which had very little if any handling. For example, clothes are much easier to enchant than a branch broken from a tree.
Item quality can also affect the kinds of spells it can contain. A pure gold ring with no engravings will be able to hold a better enchantment than an ornately decorated but cheaper ring of the same mass.
Certain items and metals are more susceptible to being imbued with magic. These materials are called "perceptive", and can generally hold stronger or more numerous spells. Some perceptive materials are listed below from most to least receptive, but even the least of these is better than most any other substance for enchanting.
- Jeremejevite, or "Rana"
- In Magience, Jeremejevite is one of the three gems people mean when they speak of "crystals", not quartz!
- Grandidierite, or "Sagara"
- The second of three gems people are referring to when they speak of "crystals".
- Black Opal, or "Raduha"
- The third of three gems people are referring to when they speak of "crystals".