Typically the assumed subject if "Ekati" was mentioned, Magia Ekati was a gemstone which could hold and unleash magic. Magia Ekati crystals functioned like batteries, storing magical energy for a near-indefinite period of time if left undisturbed. The Ekati crystal's size would, under normal circumstances, be proportionate to the energy contained within.
Due to the immense power contained within the relatively small space of a crystal, Magia Ekati was a volatile element. If an ekati crystal were cracked, magic would start to leak out in the form of an almost unnoticeable silver mist called Majbreath. Any spell cast when in the presence of Majbreath becomes several times more powerful, usually when the caster does not want it to be. Even small spells like changing a book from tiny size to normal size in Majbreath can result in the book becoming massive.
Magic power could also be transferred between two ekati crystals. Usually, this ability was used in charging smaller Ekati-powered tools or weapons from a large storage battery, or refueling a larger container with smaller, recently mined crystals. Some magic creatures, such as the Fey found in Sky Pass, Teleios, and East Teleios in northern Eidyn, or the Magma Golems of Heznland and Mrigae, had an Ekati "core" as their central organ, which they could recharge by draining other Ekati crystals.
If too much energy was transferred into one crystal, overloading its capacity, the crystal's powers could vent out in unpredictable and frequently dangerous ways.
Magia Ekati was found naturally as a crystalline ore occurring in veins below Erudite's surface, and in its mountains. Ekati would sometimes bubble up from deep below the ground, usually underwater, and small but continuous seeps of it allowed some organic life to rely on its presence. The Arcanowar of Emsius was known to spray liquid ekati to defend itself from predators.
This type of Ekati had a neutralizing effect on gravity. Eneran Ekati was found in abundance on floating islands, the levitation of which the Ekati was responsible for. Eneran Ekati crystals were sometimes used by mortals to get their airships aloft.
Parean Ekati was the rarest of the Ekati variants. Instead of using magic, or creating it, it instead nullified magic, and destroyed Magia Ekati. Parean Ekati was deadly to many creatures that relied on magic to survive.
When Parean Ekati nullified magic, it disintegrated, either partially or in full depending on how much magic it absorbed. Parean Ekati's magic immunity made it difficult to locate for the mortal races of Erudite, driving up its rarity, value, and mystique.
- Main article: Deep Ekati
- Ekáti is Greek for Hecate, the ancient Greek goddess of magic.