The Aelich Princes
A council of the world’s six most powerful wizards. The Aelich Princes serve as the bureaucratic head of Tirn Aill’s government, as well as the regulators of all arcane power in the realm. They are known to reside within the city of Wyrdrain but few people have ever reported actual sightings, and it is unknown where the heading council actually holds session.
Most people revere the Princes out of admiration or fear. Their powers are rumored to be limitless and a status of near omnipotence has been applied to them. The council is understood to always have maintained the same six members and, considering the centuries old rule of the princes, their mortality is no longer a topic of debate. Some groups (namely the Adepts of Dragonfire) maintain the belief that they are, in fact, living dieties.
The will of the Aelich Princes is carried out by Tomebound Couriers, the only known practitioners of arcane magics outside of their council. Each serves as a head of law enforcement and even novice couriers are seen with a deal of respect.