The War Born Saga
In the past, a great war between two factions of ancient evils led to the Sundering. Continents fractured and broken, the water levels raised, the world became one of thousands of islands. The most concentrated group of islands formed a mutually beneficial alliance and government, founding The Taayn. The Council of the Taayn rules from their seat of power on the largest island, Doma, but they share this authority with two non-political bodies, the Rahyr and the Nosotros Aedificaire.
The Nosotros Aedificaire is the largest guild in the world and is responsible for all production and construction within the Taayn, from buildings to food. They construct and sell magical equipment, maintain cities, produce food, harvest lumber and minerals and generally control most other aspects of day to day survival. Their workforce is made up primarily of warforged and almost all ranking members are artificers.
The Rahyr are a philosophy-based order that pursue the spirit of goodness and justice, free of political, racial or national influence. In many cases, they act as the militia and police in the Taayn, although larger settlements and cities have their own personal militia. They have the full support of the Nosotros (and therefore the Council of the Taayn) and their word is considered law. All Rahyr wield special weapons, called Ariame, that contain a fraction of their soul and most are proficient psychics.