The Frozen City
Brides of Magic
The Brides of Magic is a very small, elite organization of female sorcerers. To join, a member must give up her normal life and devote herself solely to magic. She can have no romantic or familial ties.
The membership meets in secret once each month when Lunas is full. They have no permanent headquarters, so their meeting place changes each month. They gather to discuss arcane matters and, rarely, to work together to perform a ritual or create a magic item. The brides have no secrets from one another, but they keep each other’s confidences well.
The goal of the Brides of Magic seems extremely esoteric in the minds of nonmembers. Being sorcerers and not wizards, the brides see magic as a part of the natural order, it comes freely from within them, an innate energy intended to nurture and promote life. They seek a purity of balance in the flow of magic into the world, perhaps erring ever so slightly on the side of the good and positive. As such, they avoid aligned spells and items if possible and work against those who would gather a great deal of magical power focused to either end of the spectrum. They look upon Danar’s creation of the Banewarrens, a massing of good energies to contain all evil magic, as the greatest folly ever perpetrated by a mortal.
The Brides of Magic believe that, at some point in the future, something will drastically alter or perhaps permanently destroy all magic in the world. Their devotion to sorcery bids them to prepare for that eventual day and prevent it, if possible.
The group has no leader or hierarchy. The most powerful and prominent member of the Brides of Magic is Lady Rill of Castle Shard, but she holds no position of authority over the other brides.
The Brides of Magic rarely take overt action as a group. Most people do not even know the organization exists. Nevertheless, one cannot over- look their ability, as a network, to promote change over the long term.