"We are the destroyers, yet
we are also the peacekeepers. We face any threat with
both sword and spell, and the enemies of the people
know this and cower in fear."-
guild leader Karazhil
both blade and arcane evocation, Warrior Mages are masters
of combat wizardry whose origins are shrouded in the
mists of an ancient past. The "Guild of Elemental
Mages" traces its roots to the Age of Myths.
"First comes Power, then Duty,
then Death. Power brings Duty, and Duty leads to Death.
To live the cycle is to be a Warrior Mage." -
Taken from an excerpt from the diary
kept by the Elven Bard Seluran eth'Riel, original source
Despite the severe temperament often attributed to
practitioners of elemental magic, down through the ages
Warrior Mages have stood guard over Elanthia, protecting
her towns and cities from the scourge of invaders and
the forces of darkness. From this noble tradition rose
perhaps the greatest hero of these realms: Lanival
the Redeemer, whose roguish youth was marked by
apparent impertinence that ultimately gave way to a
grave and selfless sense of duty.
The largest of the Warrior Mage Guild halls is presided
by the stern Guildleader Gauthus, who oversees
the training of young mages as they take the first steps
along the Path of Duty. (You can type DIR WARRIOR
MAGE for directions.)
In this historic trading town stands another of the
Guild's halls, where Guildmistress Karazhil keeps
From atop the battlements of Stormwill Tower, Guildmistress
Melear holds at bay the unceasing tempest conjured
long ago by the nefarious Mage of Storms.
This long-abandoned fortress in the Dragon Spine Mountains,
the seat of an early predecessor of the Guild, has been
recently reoccupied and its secrets mined by Guildmaster
Ratha Guildmaster Tyrsan leads the Reshalia Guild contingent
with an iron grip, overseeing its contributions to defense
of the island.
Requirements to Advance
Magic skills are
the cornerstone of a Warrior Mage's career. Competence
in at least one weapon
skill is also essential.
Lore skills are necessary,
and though the standard is not high, First
Aid skill is required even at higher levels in case
As Warrior Mages grow in skill and prowess, they learn
to construct artifices which can be employed to summon
beings from beyond the Plane of Abiding. Such magical
familiars most commonly appear in the forms of lesser
animals. Through concentration and persistent manipulation,
an elemental mage can spy upon remote locations, seek
out acquaintances whose names are known, and speak through
his or her familiar.