The Mage Clans
The mage clans
The few souls who choose to study the arcane are often seek guidance and refuge in the few ancient mage clans that still exist, hidden from the prying eyes of the church and Tribunal. Originating from the distant lands of Barahn, their ancient order is older than the church of light, believing the arcane is something humans have the right to know about and understand.
Downfall and disappearance
Once the great order was home to the most skilled and experienced practitioners of the arcane. They even had significant political power in their homeland of Barahn, serving as a wise council. However those times are long gone.
Old disputes and rivalries caused the order to split apart in separate clans, each with their own beliefs and customs. Later, The rise of the Church of light and with it the spread of their teneths proved to be the end of the once great order. After that, the clans seemed to have disappeared, not ever being seen again in many lands. Not much else is known about these mages since they are as secretive as they are mysterious.