Master Coumi: The Mages' Guild is based on shared information, resources and goals ... and if someone tries to violate that philosophy, we have to take actions. We have no one else to rely on.
Katharina: Of course, of course ... Gods, I hope you're wrong, Master.
Master Coumi: And you really have no idea why he requested you specifically?
Katharina: No I ... No I don't. I mean I don't want to brag but ... well I DID make myself a name in the field, but ... I'm far away from being the best of the guild!
Master Coumi: Well, just be careful around him, hm? And please excuse the whole mess, I'm sorry you got dragged into it.
Katharina: Well, it's not your fault, I guess, hm ... ?
Katharina: Did, eh ... did Master Peck act strange before ... ?
Master Coumi: Nothing really suspicious, no. But as I explained, there isn't a lot of contact between our cities ...
<Katharina stands up to shake his hand>
Katharina: Hmh, well ... thanks for the warning, Master Coumi. I guess I should prepare for the next voyage.
Master Coumi: A good idea. And don't forget to get a good guide, the jungle can be quite vicious for unexperienced visitors.
Master Coumi: I can name you a tavern where a lot of experienced travellers and adventurers reside, if you want.
Katharina: <sighs> Great, thanks.
Katharina: <thinks> Lhûn, what have I gotten myself into ...



Alt-text: "I admit 'what have I gotten myself into' might be an unofficiall motto for this comic."

The Mages' Guild is currently the only faction in Yra with any real political weight that is independent from any of the big governments. It started out as a small group of magicians pooling their knowledge, but grew over time, having it's main residence in Goldhaven, the big central city that is constantly fought over by different factions ...

Several years ago the Guild there managed to gain a lot of power in a political coup, which involved getting support from the Human and Byzarian governments in exchange for controlling the organized crime which had taken over in Goldhaven. Now the mages have the largest part in the council that rules Goldhaven, and their rise to power there has inspired several other cities to try to become independent ... of course not all successful.

But several cities, such as Backstown, where Katharina comes from, Blackshire or Serpent's End succeeded and factually joined together with Goldhaven under the control of the Mages' Guild. Of course, several other empires and kingdoms don't really like that kind of development ...

Updated on 2017-12-02

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