Obscurati Minor Factions
While the five main factions held most of the attention at the Convocation, some smaller groups formed as well. None of these represent complete visions for the course of the world, but rather specific interests that can mesh with larger ideas. Think of them as special-interest groups; most officers belonged to more than one.
- Aegis. The current planes prevent invasion from other worlds, and it has worked well so far. Aegis insists that if the current planes of Space and Death—which are the source of that protection—are changed, other defenses must be put in their place. Represented by Dengar Kriegshaff, human wizard of Drakr.
- Bards. This faction wants people to have a more discerning taste when it comes to entertainment, and for performers to constantly seek to hone their craft. Represented by Praesidia de Vaca, dragonborn bard of Ber.
- Economists. This group wants people to have a stronger sense of the value of things and a more intuitive grasp of economics. They hope this will lead to more workers participating meaningfully in a new industrialized economy, rather than wasting money or time on things that are traditional but less utilitarian. Represented by Solace Petrov, human economist of the Drakran-controlled Elfaivaran colony, Otto.
- The Long Now. People live a long time, but typically plan only for the short term. This faction wishes to find a Plane of Time that will make people consider a longer timespan in their decisions. Represented by Zartan Arkel, human druid of Drakr.
- Mortal Mind. This faction opposes all religion as a distraction from the enlightenment of the mortal mind. They desire a world where people reject religion. Such mind control is not doable, so their plan is to eliminate people’s ability to feel religious awe, creating a much more rational existence. Represented by Von Hastenschrieft Willimarkanova, dwarf philosopher of Drakr.
- The Sky League. Make flight possible, preferably easy. If it is feasible, they would like to be able to fly constantly, without need of casting spells. Represented by Dame Constance Baden, human knight of Danor (deceased).
- Trekkers. Not content to limit mortal races to a single world, this faction wants to choose planes that are habitable, and leave open access to the rest of the multiverse, if possible. Represented by Cardinal Testamenta Suchdol, human inquisitor of Crisillyir.
- Weapon-Mongers. Believing that technological progress is of great value, this faction wants to ensure that whatever new world is created is not one of pathetic peace and harmony, where invention and innovation is stifled by the lack of war. Represented by Glaz du Sang Magie, human ice mage of Danor (deceased).