|“||My father banned us from doing Traveler magic. He said it was the devil's work or something dramatic that terrified us.||”|
Traveler Magic is a form of witchcraft that is strictly used by a subculture of witches known as the Travelers. This form of magic specializes in spirit possession, a form of dark magic, as well as an emphasis on "collective" magic. Only by joining together, in large gatherings as "Passengers", are Travelers able to perform powerful feats of magic. Without access to the magic of other Travelers, their power is considerably weak. Such spells are cast in Czech, as opposed to Latin which is conventionally used when practicing traditional magic.
Traveler Magic was created after the great divide of conventional and unconventional witches as a result of the former cursing the latter. As a result of being cursed, they were incapable of using Traditional Magic nor gathering as a tribe.
Spells and Rituals
- Main article: Spells and Rituals
- Markos †
- Mr. Petrov † (Possibly)
- Katerina's Sister † (Possibly)
- Carl †
- Gregor †
- Ivan †
- Julian †
- Katerina Petrova †
- Kristoff †
- Maria †
- Mia †
- Rene †
- Sloan †
- Many unnamed Travelers †
- Silas and Qetsiyah did not use this form of magic as they were not affected by the Travelers' Curse. Silas became immortal and Qetsiyah was murdered prior to the curse being cast. Despite this, Silas himself had extensive knowledge of modern Traveler magic, presumably during his time on the Other Side, as he taught one of their most complex spells to Bonnie Bennett who taught it to Olivia Parker.
- Being unable to channel Nature, doppelgänger blood is valuable to them as a considerable source of power for their spells.
- Travelers have been known to dabble in the creation of dark objects, specifically the Blood Fountain, as shown in There's Always a Loophole.
- In a deleted scene of True Lies, Katherine reveals that Nadia's father taught her a lot about Traveler Magic, including the key trigger words to undoing "spirit possession", specifically of that of passengers. However, canonically, in Fifty Shades of Grayson, Katherine makes no mention of this and Nadia needs to find another Traveler to teach her the Passenger spell. Katherine also revealed that her father banned them from doing Traveler magic as he said it was the devil's work, indicating that her sister, too, was a Traveler.