Bastion of Light
The Bastion of Light main function is the control of magic and the maintenance and understanding of the standing stones and ancient magic that protect settlements at night.
All towns have at least on Adept allocated to them, though larger settlements may have more than one.
Not much is known about the inner workings of the group, though they are the only major group that can harness magic. Each Adept is described by the Circle of Understanding they have reached. Most Adepts are of the First or Second Circle. There are some notable Third Circle Adepts and a handful of Fourth Circle Adepts. There are rumours of Fifth Circle Adepts though if they exist they remain quiet or in the Home of Light.
Each member of the Bastion of Light is adorned with facial tattoo, these tattoos signify the members Circle and also which arm of the Bastion they belong to. Members of the Bastion know on sight who is the superior and what their specialty is.
All magic is strictly controlled by the Bastion of Light and any unsanctioned magic user or unapproved spells are treated with extreme prejudice. Magic users are given the choice to join the Bastion of Light or die. Though often times this offer is only given to young magic users as older more experienced magic users are seen as too dangerous and are hunted by the Sword of Light, the arm of the Bastion of Light dedicated to stamping out illegal magic use.