Unlike the other archdaemons, the Muses do not have a "standard" physical form; each person who sees them sees what they want to see. Nearly all who have encountered these Muses agree that they are female--but each describes them as being the epitome of their own race. The only other common attribute from all accounts is the color of each Muse's robes.
ArithmeticaFavored Class(es): Fighter, Wizard
Arithmetica is a being of pure numbers. She exists to calculate sums and products, differences and fractions. She is the eldest daughter of Logica. She embodies the idea that the simplest, most direct solution to any problem is the most accurate. Arithmetica commonly wears black robes.
As a muse, she favors warlocks who view the world analyticcally, and are interested in breaking down any possible knowledge to its most basic information.
Astrologia keeps her sights on the heavens and their movement--the cycles of the sun, the moon, and the stars; and the changes of the seasons. It was she who inspired the various calendars of the world. For her, the most important participles of magic are synchronicity and polarity. Astrologia commonly wears purple robes.
Her daughter is Alchemia, and her grand-daughter is Biologia.As a muse, she favors warlocks who will help to expand knowledge of the heavens (the sun, moon, and stars) as well as the structures of the Planes themselves.
GeometriaFavored Class(es): Artificer, Wizard
Geometria is a close comanion of her sister Arithmetica. She embraces the logic of points, lines, shapes, and solids. Hers is the logic of comparison. For her, the magical laws of similarity, contagion, and synthesis are paramount. Geometria commonly wears yellow robes.
She favors warlocks who seek out patterns in the world--who endeavor to see the "big picture" instead of focusing on the minute details.
MusicaFavored Class(es): Bard, Monk, Rogue
Musica is the youngest of her sisters, the daughters of Logica. For her, number, patterns, and cycles are realized as vibrations of sound (pitch) and light (color). She is the muse of passion and expression--embodying the product of art, as opposed to her cousin Poeia (who embodies the ideas). She commonly wears green robes.
Each form of art and performance is said to have its own muse; these are called the Daughters of Musica. Her suspected daughters (& grand-daughters) include Cantia, Oratia, Pantomimia, Pictura, Sculptura, Thespia, Tripudia, etc.Musica favors warlocks who are interested in the fine and performing arts; those who seek to share their knowledge through personal expression.
PhilosophiaFavored Class(es): Cleric, Monk, Mystic
The daughters of Rhetorica are often at odds with one another. Philosophia is concerned primarily with empirical evidence--that which can be sensed--while her sister Theologia concerns herself instead with theory. Philosophia's way is one of pure reason, driven by a need to understand reality. She commonly wears blue robes.
Philosophia favors warlocks who seek to understand why; those who question motives not out of skepticism, but out of a need to understand.
Each genre of poetry is said to have its own muse; these are called the Daughters of Poeia. These are not divided by the forms poems take, but by the themes of writing in general. The suspected daughters (& grand-daughters) of Poieia inlude: Historia, Lyricia, Pastoria, Romanoria, the sisters Comoedia and Tragoedia, etc.