Islands of Yhb
Wizard is a catch-all term for those born with the talent to channel energies from old-world artifacts.
Wizards are incredibly rare, and often rise to positions of power on the islands. Scholars estimate about 1 in 500,000 are born with the talent, but it is believed that many more live their entire lives without ever discovering their ability.
In general, wizards are powerful, petty, and prone to power struggles. Powerful wizards manipulate world events in order to grow their power, both political and magical. They are also known to assassinate fledgling wizards in order to preserve their power.
Despite these facts, the general populace looks favorably upon wizards. They are known to bring prosperity to their islands, and the appearance of a new wizard is considered a herald of good fortune.