A notorious group of assassins, the Illusionists are swords-for-hire. With a solid foundation all across Mastu, it is no wonder they haven't been uprooted. While some fanatics claim this organization has been around since the first border skirmishes, this is simply not true. It is actually relatively new, dating back to around 37 AG., not even 4 decades after the founding of the City of Grace. This is most likely because the entrepreneurial mercenary Drefta, who was the original head of the organization, saw the potential power that an all-inclusive faction could hold, and followed the city's example. While only those who were skilled were admitted into the Illusionists, it's actually quite diverse. It was the first of its kind to let any gender or race into its community, and for that it drew members from all walks of life. From the rich to the poor, anyone could be found here.
The organization, despite its name, has very few magic users. They prefer the more 'honorable' methods of killing, and consider those who rely on magic lower than themselves. However, they do realize that some jobs take a mage, so they are always certain to include one among their ranks.Text 149, on the Illusionists