The Mages are respected for their wisdom and loathed for their greed. Most Mages are master alchemists and can cure almost any common disease given the right resources and many have powers that allow them to see into the future, predicting storms, births, and even deaths. Of course to enlist any aid from a Mage will see you emptying your pockets. Mages have long been used in war, but more often than not it’s as expensive specialists rather than common warriors. Wrapped in robes of fine cloth that have been treated against most dangerous elements they often blend in as much as they stand out. Their long staffs appear to be made of some unknowable material and spark and crackle with power.