World of Darkness - Alpha Network
“Never in my house.. Ye abide by m’rules ya see…”
You’re still thinking of the Arcana in terms of what they can accomplish. That’s not what “subtle/gross” is referring to. All Awakened magic is filtered through the Fallen World, remember, so in that sense, all spell effects are gross anyways. The subtle half is the pure expression of the realm. Fate is a purer expression of Arcadia than Time; Death is a purer expression of Stygia than Matter; Spirit is a purer expression of the Primal Wild than Life; etc.
Fate is the theme of a story. Time is the plot of a story. “Love conquers all” is Fate. “Boy meets girl” is Time etc.