The Dying Days
Academy of Mystics
The study of arcane magic has a long and sordid history in The Golden Kingdom. Before the time of the Mind Flayers, it is said that the Races of Man were able to practice magic without fear or trepidation. In the modern era, however, magic is seen as a double-edged sword. Somehow, the Illithids corrupted the world (particularly their homeland) and tainted the flow of supernatural energy. While this has made the study of magic easier for some, it has also led to the downfall of many powerful magi.
The Academy of Mystics was created to study, test and attempt to remedy the evils wrought on their soil over two thousand years ago. The Academy students work as guardians of esoteric knowledge and protectors of those harmed by the unpredictable forces of the universe. Most Academic practitioners believe that their studies can serve to repair the damage that less educated magicians create.