A Plane Scarred
A once secret organization founded by members of each of the four nations with the goal of preventing mutually assured destruction at the hands of one nation or the other. Aegis came into public light after the rise of Lady Eternia and her infernal invasion. Aegis played an important part in coordinating the international resistance efforts, and then the following evacuation of the mainland.
In the 100 years since Aegis has become the central power, the only authority in Arlane City higher than the factions. Though not concerned with day-to-day governance, the mission to defend the survivors of Shandaria against any threat that would doom them continues their major goal, and Aegis operatives can generally expect to be able to requisition assistance from all of the factions.
In order to maintain their pure mission, individuals cannot join Aegis – Aegis finds them. The methods by which individuals are recruited are matters of mystery, as if all who are invited accept or somehow forget that they even tried out. The one that is known is that those who Aegis expresses interest in receive a trinket that resembles a shield made of silver with blue paint on it.