I’m writing a homebrew class for 3.x, based on empowering items with magic powers (think an OGL-friendly riff on the concept of the artificer), so I’ve decided on using “imbue” for a verb for those powers, but what to call the actual magic put on the items?
The requirement here is that I do not want any name conflicts with either 3.5 or Pathfinder. Thus, I don’t want to use “enchantments” (used by the school of magic), “enhancements” (used by regular magic items), “infusions” (used by the official artificer), or anything else already used.
Can anyone think of anything for this? It’s acceptable to suggest alternate verbs if it works better, just so long as there is no name conflict.