The Gates Of Madness
Cyphermages are students of ancient history and runic lore. They are respected for their depth of knowledge about history, yet some people find them dangerously stubborn in their pursuit of secrets best left lost, or their borderline obsession with any scrap or fragment of carven rubble. Cyphermages are dogged in their pursuit of knowledge, often secretive not only with outsiders but with one another, as each strives to uncover a forgotten scrap of lore, or present a triumphant dissertation to his peers or to academics half a world away. Recently the newly promoted Cyphermage leader William Arclight, has been expanding his grasp on Varisia, setting up many new Cyphermage guilds in the outlying regions.