Wizards of Mivon
For all their magical power the Wizards of Mivon still know the value of fine warriors. Long before he came to Mivon, Osprak formed the Company of Blades to complement and guard his Wizards. Known as Bladesmen, they are far more than simple mercenaries; they are guides, scouts and bodyguards with unparalleled access to sorcerous weapons and armour. In spite of their name, these warriors fight with all manner of weapons from bare fists to lances.
All Bladesmen must prove themselves through feats of arms, cunning or endurance before they become full members of the company. Those that do so are known as Blade-sworn and have the same rights as a Wizard of Mivon. Unproven Bladesmen often accompany apprentices on their travels and many long-standing partnerships have evolved in this way. King Osprak himself chooses a Blade Master from the finest warriors of the Company as his own companion. The current Blade Master is an Elf named Danak, a superb rider and swordsman, and like his predecessors, one of the most influential men in the Mivon.