The Mage's Association
A secret organization created sometime in the Middle Ages to preserve and pass down the arts of Magecraft. It provides great resources to practicioners of Magecraft and also imposes and enforces laws which all Mages are expected to obey. These laws mainly relate to the preservation and concealment of Magecraft, rather than more mundane laws against particular practices or styles. The Association has a history of conflict with The Holy Church due to acts which the latter often considers heretical, though presently they exist in a state of mutually agreed upon truce. There is usually at least one Master from the Association participating in each Holy Grail War ritual.