The Powers enjoined every one of the Kindred to discipline themselves to maximize their potential and capabilities. Besides the mundane activities (farmer, merchant, cook, etc.) some of which have more or less informal structures for their teaching and dissemination (e.g. guilds), there are the Great Disciplines, which allowed an individual to access to some truly remarkable skills and capabilities. The most celebrated (or reviled) mortals are known by their excellence in one or more of these —
- Disciplines grounded in the physical, the world as it is:
- Disciplines grounded in the Divine gifts from the Powers, the world as it should be:
- Disciplines grounded in the Arcane, the world as it might be:
- Most mysteriously, there is The Way.