'Mediatius ar Adjucatius'
'Mediation and Adjucation'
- First Axiom of the Ark
Before the formation of the Achelandage and its associated merchant and craft guilds there was only the Civic Guild.
Sitting in a gloom lit by a single candle, the masked and robed figures shuffle into the room. Some are tall. Some are short. Some are round. Some are thin. They are all different, yet they are the same… those that organize and run the city from behind the scenes.
Believable magic, like ordinary physicis, operates according to some invariable laws that always result in some kind of cost or "bounce back". The grater the magic, the more it should cost the character physically, emotionally, and spiritually.