Western wizards are most commonly found in Europe. Western wizards are direct descendants of the druids, and pass on their knowledge from master to wizardological apprentice. The druids had survived on as wizards and bards, along with their poetry and their love of all creatures. Often, however, European wizards eschew the true wizardological path and prefer to demonstrate their powers through tardy tricks, becoming petty conjurers. Some wizards spend to much time studying science, attracted by the glamour of scientific discoveries and leaving their masters in despair. Wizards who lack imagination may simply repeat spells they learned and never create their own.
Western wizards usually work with fairies and elves, along with other invisible spirits. They also take the following path: first, they spend several years finding a master. One they find a master, they spend a year laundering his or her robes, stirring his or her cauldrons and looking after his or her familiars. Unless they are lucky, a master will not teach his or her apprentice any magic at all. After a year, the master might allow the apprentice to perform the odd spell, though mainly to enjoy the apprentice's discomfort when things go wrong. If the apprentice survives without turning into a toad or growing donkey ears, the master will finally consider teaching the apprentice the secrets of wizardology (although he could have learned them from his owl familiar the whole time).