The Ossayim are a very scholarly culture, practically worshipping the practice of research (and usually denying any belief in deities, but with a healthy respect for the supernatural
races). Most human mages are either natives of Ossa or have studied in their Academies, effectively immigrating and assimilating to Ossayim culture. Students of magic are cloistered and wear coats and caps that indicate their level of accomplishment in the magical arts. All elements of Ossayim society are governed and impacted by magic. Non-‐spellcasting peasantry are protected by the mages, but their destinies are also highly influenced by magical manipulation, including divination, charm, and enchantment.
Most Ossayim speak a dialect of Sabirian for day to day interaction (scattered with fragments of other languages that may confuse native Sabirians), but any student of wizardry will be able to speak, read, and write Sabirian, Varfic, Alacran, Fenic, or any of several other languages. Ossayim legend holds that all schools of magic were first mastered by 12 “enlightened” mages who, after achieving enlightenment, shed their physical forms and became the “Lumina,” or avatars of magic.
A thirteenth Luminous is hinted at in ancient tomes, but his name is obliterated in most texts, and he is spoken of only in whispers.