Gifts are the magical abilities a skilled person can do with the appropriate knowledge. Gifts depend on the person and their condition, some people are less likely to be able to use gifts, such as the Siyee.
Strong gifts are usually granted to followers of the gods, and those people usually go on to being Priests or Priestesses. The White and the Voices have enhanced abilities, and immortality, which are given by their gods.
Those who have unusually strong gifts but aren't Circlian or Pentadrian, and follow themselves are called Wilds. The White are instructed by their gods to kill them because of their threat to people after Mirar meddled in people's dreams, before he was killed by Juran. Most were found and killed, however there are a few unaccounted for.