SLO Dark Sun
The Way is an umbrella title for a variety of psionic practices most Athasians follow as an alternative to the arcane power source. Due to the persecution of unsanctioned defiler magic users (and, due to ignorance or politics, preserver magic users), Athasians have learned to depend on the more Athas-safe and legal practice of psionic powers.
The Way can be discovered by an individual in two different ways. If psychically gifted enough, one can develop their talents alone with no teaching, developing into a powerful “wilder” of the Way. However, since most Athasians are innately gifted at a milder level, one with enough political power or wealth can be taught some rudimentary skills to control their gifts, slowly learning to become an “adept” of the Way.