The Death of Innocence
Techniques are the essential manipulations that are possible with magic. These are referred to using the first person conjugate of the appropriate Latin noun. These are combined with the Forms, which are the essential natural phenomena that magic can manipulate. the are referred to using the noun form of the appropriate phenomena.
For instance, if one were to cast a spell to create a firestorm in a building, Creo Ignem (or create fire), it would be the same base as one who creates a flame on top of a candle, also Creo Ignem. The only difference between the two examples above would be the magnitude of the spell, but that is best saved for another discussion.